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An image from writer/director Matt Reeves  'The Batman.' Courtesy Reeves/Warner Bros.

The Batman Writer/Director Matt Reeves Reveals the Batmobile

It’s clear that writer/director Matt Reeves meant it when he said that The Batman would be much closer to a noir detective story than your more usual, bombastic superhero film. With our first glimpse at Robert Pattinson in the cape and cowl, and now this look at the Batmobile, Reeves is delivering on his promise to give us a more down-to-earth Caped Crusader. This new iteration, which is a far cry from the tank-like Batmobile we got to know in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, likes like a souped-up classic car, with some classic Batman aesthetics. You could even argue it looks a bit closer to the totally rad spinner, the flying car in Blade Runner: 2049, tank Nolan’s version of the Batmobile. But can this Batmobile fly? Who knows. What we do know is it looks fairly awesome and totally classic.

Check out Reeves’ photos via Twitter below:

If you’re a big Batman fan, you probably feel like it could be impossible to top Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Yet by now you should know that Reeves is nothing if not an audacious filmmaker, as he proved with his objectively fantastic Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War of the Planet of the Apes.  Pattinson certainly looks right for the part, and this look at the Batmobile has us enthused. Then there’s the assembled talent involved. There’s just no reason to think Reeves isn’t going to deliver something new and exciting to Gotham.

About that cast. Pattinson is surrounded by the likes of Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner GordonZoe Kravitz as CatwomanPaul Dano as the RiddlerAndy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot (better known as the Penguin). Let’s not also forget Peter Sarsgaard in the mysterious, potentially new role as Gil Colson.

The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021.

Featured image: An image from writer/director Matt Reeves ‘The Batman.’ Courtesy Reeves/Warner Bros.

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Bryan Abrams

Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.

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