Detective Comics #1000 Shows How Robert Pattinson’s Batman Might Create The Bat Symbol

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DC’s Detective Comics #1000 provides fans insight into how Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader might create the bat symbol in The Batman.

Yesterday, director Matt Reeves revealed the first official look at Robert Pattinson in costume as Batman through camera test footage. It wasn’t long before fans began suspecting the Batman symbol, which appeared to be made up of scraps of metal for Robert Pattinson’s costume, was repurposed from the gun that killed Bruce Wayne’s parents.

While it may seem like an odd decision, Detective Comics #1000 features a story titled “Manufacture For Use” by writer Kevin Smith and illustrator Jim Lee in which Batman does exactly that. In the comic, Batman visits an illegal pawns shop while disguised as “Matches Malone” and finds the gun Joe Chill used to murder his parents.

While Alfred is initially perplexed as to why Bruce Wayne would want to add the gun to his collection, Bruce Wayne explains that he intends to ensure the weapon will never hurt anyone again. After smelting the gun and forging it into the bat symbol on his Batman costume, Bruce Wayne tells Alfred, “So the metal that broke my heart as a child? That same metal will protect my heart as a man. And that is justice.”

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Do you think Robert Pattinson’s Batman will use the gun that killed his parents to create the bat symbol? What did you think of Robert Pattinson’s Batman suit? Let us know in the comments section below!

Full plot details on The Batman are currently under wraps, though the Robert Pattinson film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy from Warner Bros. with Robert Pattinson as Batman.

Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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