The Batman director Matt Reeves confirmed off the primary take a look at the brand new Batsuit—and, to a lesser extent, the brand new Batman—earlier this afternoon, reassuring anybody who was nervous about it that Robert Pattinson does, certainly, possess a chin. The swimsuit itself got here underneath considerably extra scrutiny, because it sometimes does, with followers noting its similarities each to the one favored by the Darkish Knight within the well-received Arkham collection of video video games, in addition to to Daredevil—though that was largely simply due to the ominous red-and-black lighting scheme in Reeves’ video, we expect.
Now, although, web detectives have begun to focus on one other side of the costume design: The bizarre supplies that appear to make up the Bat-Symbol on its chest. Eschewing any brilliant yellows or different symbols of a extra cheerfully styled vigilante, the image seems to be made up of not simply be steel, however steel with some very explicit designs laid out on it. That is all blatant hypothesis, clearly, however should you take a look at them lengthy sufficient, they even begin to look a bit just like the components of a gun—the factor that Batman hates probably the most!
Kudos to Twitter person @UpToTask, who not solely identified the brand new image’s resemblance to some sort of pistol—simpler to see within the color-corrected picture above—however who additionally famous a canonical motive for why it would look that manner. Particularly, they drew a parallel to Kevin Smith’s story in Detective Comics #1000, revealed final 12 months, during which Bruce Wayne tracks down the gun that was used to homicide Thomas and Martha Wayne, melts it down—or, to make use of Smith’s phrasing “I’m going to burn the steel that killed my mother and father”—after which makes use of it because the bulletproof steel that makes up the image. If that is a gun on R-Bats’ chest—once more, we’re all simply speculating right here—it appears to be like like he didn’t go for the total meltdown course of. However the potential symbolism continues to be there, particularly, “I hate weapons a lot that I don’t even allow them to die; as a substitute, I seize them and make them work for me.” That’s a complete energy play, Bats. We’ll presumably get a greater take a look at it (and potential affirmation for the idea) when The Batman arrives in theaters subsequent 12 months, on June 25.