The Batman Fan Art Gives Robert Pattinson Riddler: Year One Costume
Warner Bros. has been going through a transitional period since their consolidation with Discovery went through. The studio has appointed David Zaslav as the President of the new organization and he’s been making waves for the past couple of months. Zaslav has dropped multiple DC Comics films like Batgirl and The Wonder Twins leaving the fate of the DC Extended Universe up in the air. One franchise that seems pretty safe is the Robert Pattinson-drove The Batman universe. The studio seems that they’re all in on director Matt Reeves as they have just signed him to an overall arrangement. Reeves has multiple projects inside of the Batman universe that he made like a HBO Max series focusing on the Penguin (Colin Farrell), a series set inside of Arkham Asylum and is helping Paul Dano out with his upcoming comic Riddler: Year One. Riddler: Year One will focus on Edward Nashton, the first year Batman was active as a vigilante. In the comic, Batman sports a totally different costume and one digital artist has made a design that shows Pattinson in the costume.
An artist on Instagram that goes by the handle of @Clements.Ink made a cool piece of fan art that imagines how Pattinson could search in the costume from the upcoming Riddler: Year One comic book. The new design is quite similar to the costume that Batman wears in the film, yet it’s like a prototype version that features some red, and even the mask looks like the first version at any point made. You can check out the fan art beneath!
The Batman director previously reported a spinoff comic book based on the film’s version of Riddler – a comic that will be written by actor Paul Dano himself! The series is titled “Riddler: Year One” and Reeves made the official declaration on social media, with the following tweets: “Paul Dano’s incredible excursion with The Riddler isn’t finished at this point… Unmask his new @DCComics comic book: “Riddler: Year One,” this October and see @TheBatman #OnlyInTheaters now.” When a fan followed by asking if that statement indicated Dano was actually writing the book, Reeves confirmed as much by saying “Yes. Paul Dano composed it.”
From the initial sound of it, Riddler: Year One will bounce back further, to show how forensic bookkeeper Edward Nashton solved the dull riddle of Gotham City’s bad political and elitist hierarchy while also going totally frantic in the process. It could be a wonderfully profound and complex person study that also helps flesh out the universe of Gotham that Matt Reeves built, with the same Noir tone and themes The Batman went with. Reeves has always been upfront at how much profundity Dano added to his job as Riddler – presently fans will see for themselves.
Directed by Reves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot. The film is streaming on HBO Max now.