Batman is a counterpoint to the powers and luminosity that characterized the prodigal son of Krypton, Superman. It was time to get into the underworld and beat up criminals of the worst kind.
Bob Kane and Bill Finger created a character for the moment they were living when big cities like Chicago or New York had the crime rate sky-high, and mafia families were the scene’s bosses.
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Batman did not fight against great politicians or the corrupt upper classes like his friend Clark Kent, but he faced the dangers that the lower classes found in his way.
Until well into the 1950s, Batman’s comics were more of a crime novel than a superhero comic. They didn’t hesitate to introduce weapons, violence, and sex to create the perfect environment for the bat to enter the scene.
If anything characterized him, it was his unique ability to imitate. So, following the pattern of success set by Superman and inspired by a Flash Gordon cartoon, he began by drawing a man hanging from a vine. He dressed him in red.
He put black underpants, black boots, and rigid wings, also black, on his back. Finally, he added a dark mask to slightly cover his face. Next to this sketch, he wrote three names: Eagle-Man, Bird-Man, and Bat-Man.
Inspired by the costumes of La Sombra, a famous comic book character in the ’30s, he took off the mask and covered the superhero’s head with a hood that left his mouth uncovered.
The eyes became two disturbing white dots cut into the hood. This superhero would have something of a detective, so, in his hands, he put some black gloves not to leave any prints.
The rigid wings became a layer with vertices on the bottom. Finally, on the torso, he had to wear a logo, like Superman.
The new character is entirely black, and his cape resembles the wings of a bat. Therefore, on the chest, he could only wear one figure: the silhouette of a bat.
From the moment Bob entered his apartment, Bill had chosen one of the three names next to the character, and, based on this, he transformed it. The newborn superhero could have no other name but Batman.
The Batman is scheduled to arrive next year with a whole new group of villains. Robert Pattinson will be the new Dark Knight and has a new Bat-suit design that reveals much about the film’s history.
Matt Reeves’ next restart is scheduled for release in 2021 and is said to focus on a younger Batman in the early stages of his career in fighting crime.
The black-inspired film has already managed to generate significant buzz before its release, even with minimal official information available.
Still, there has been a steady stream of revelations about The Batman in recent months. One of the most important came in February when director Matt Reeves tweeted a camera test so fans could see Pattinson’s suit.
The video revealed a more refined and less technological version of the Dark Knight’s iconic outfit, avoiding the flexible design of previous Batman films and hinting at the bold new version of The Batman about the character.