Remember when George Clooney’s nippled Batsuit was thought by many fans to be the worst Batsuit and would be forever? And remember when Christian Bale’s tumbler was thought to be the most badass Batmobile we had ever seen and would ever see? Well, Clooney’s suit still holds its title, however, Bale’s Batmobile has some stiff competition in the muscle car we all saw in the trailer for The Batman.
Actor Robert Pattinson’s Batsuit, while it’s unusual, is pretty freaking cool if you ask me. It certainly sets his version apart from the rest. And it turns out director Matt Reeves and the crew went to great lengths with practicality and detail. Reeves explained this during The Batman panel at DC FanDome. You can check out what he had to say below.
“Rob [Pattinson] had a very important part in designing the suit in that he had to be able to wear it, he had to be able to fight in it. One of the things about this Batsuit is that it is very practical. The whole idea is that he’s made it himself. And so, we needed to be able to see how it would fit on him and all the ways he could move but also make it look like something that was still evolving. Even the idea of the story, he’s in year two so he’s been wearing it and so every night, he goes out looking for trouble. You look at his cowl and actually see there are gashes in it. All of that detail was an incredibly exciting dialogue between me and the costume designers and then having Rob involved.”
More from Reeves:
“I mean, Glyn [Dillon] came on quite early and we worked in the designing of it, again, as I was writing and the idea of him being able to fight in it. So they started illustrating and I’d say we spent easily a year to do the Batsuit and then to get into the Batmobile, and that, of course, that part’s a dream. The idea of getting to do your own version of the Batmobile, you’re just kind of like, ‘Uh, what?’ That’s the incredible candy, right?”
I never really doubted Reeves, I always felt confident that what he would bring to the screen would be great, but I really had no idea. I would be on board with pretty much every aspect of this new version of the Dark Knight. The man took his time, and would not let anyone rush this project, and I must commend him for that. Oh, and how about the Nirvana cover? What a perfect song to set the mood, absolutely haunting. This new, younger Batman, the dude is brutal, just brutal, and I think it’s awesome.
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