When Matt Reeves revealed the first look at Robert Pattinson from The Batman, there was a lot of dicussion about the Bat symbol. It seems there may be a story reason for it.
We’re going to give this the spoiler treatment to be on the safe side. Jump below the reveal video to read the story.
According to KC Walsh of Geeks WorldWide, the Bat symbol is made from the pieces of the gun that killed his parents.
Pieces of the gun that killed his parents, that’s Metal AF pic.twitter.com/4rbnA5hM3D
— KC Walsh (@TheComixKid) February 13, 2020
This is a fairly new development in the comics and appeared in a story by Kevin Smith and Jim Lee in Detective Comics #1000 entitled “Manufacture For Use.” In the story, Bruce Wayne melts down the gun Joe Chill used to kill his parents and turned it into armor that went beneath his Bat symbol so that it would “protect his heart.”
If this is indeed what is happening with Pattinson’s suit, it appears it is more about symbolism than armor, but it will be quite the statement if it is discussed on screen.
For now, we recommend taking this with the usual serving of salt, but we have to say, it would explain some of the peculiar aspects of the symbol.
The Batman is due for release on June 25, 2021.