We have already talked about it in the past, but it is fair to reiterate that The Batman – before arriving in the hands of Matt Reeves – was a very different project.


It was in fact part of the DC Extended Universe , and had Ben Affleck ‘s Batman as protagonist . The latter was also co-author of the script, and was supposed to direct it. When the actor took a step back, Warner turned to Reeves to make the film, proposing that he direct the Affleck script . However, the Cloverfield director preferred to start from scratch, with a new script and a new oneBruce Wayne , untied from the DCEU . Last January, Reeves explained that that script was very Bondian and action-oriented, while he wanted to bring Bat-Man back to his detective roots.

Fans will likely never know what that film would have been like, but now illustrator Keith Christensen has released two concept art he had made for the project, giving us a taste of the new costume. The uniform is in fact different from those we have seen in Batman V Superman and Justice League : entirely black, it has a more “tactical” aspect, and the symbol on the chest is much slimmer. The armor is also clearly visible, giving it the appearance of real armor.

We keep in mind that Batman was supposed to face Deathstroke in the film, so the uniform would have been useful in resisting the attacks from the supermarket. Matt Reeves opted for armor anyway, but much coarser, to look like it was handcrafted by Bruce Wayne .

The Batman is currently in theaters. You can see the concept art below.

The synopsis

THE BATMAN is a tense, action-packed thriller that shows Batman in his early years, struggling to balance anger and righteousness as he investigates a haunting mystery that has terrified Gotham. Robert Pattinson offers a raw and intense portrayal of Batman as a desperate and disillusioned vigilante, aware that the anger that consumes him does not make him any better than the ruthless serial killer he is chasing.

The cast

Robert Pattinson plays Bruce Wayne / Batman , while Andy Serkis is Alfred and Jeffrey Wright lends his face to James Gordon . Zöe Kravitz plays Catwoman ; Paul Dano is the Riddler ; Colin Farrell plays the Penguin ; John Turturro is Carmine Falcone . Also starring are Peter Sarsgaard (District Attorney Gil Colson ), Jayme Lawson (Mayor Candidate Bella Reál ) andBarry Keoghan .

The screenplay

The script is the work of director Matt Reeves and Peter Craig , the latter known for The Town , the two parts of The Hunger Games: The Song of Revolt and The Unforgivable . The production is handled by himself together with Dylan Clark , his partner in the Planet of the Apes films .

The director of photography is Greig Fraser . The music is by Michael Giacchino .