THE BATMAN: Taking A Closer Look At The Batmobile And Robert Pattinson's Batsuit

Earlier today, director Matt Reeves gave fans a first official glimpse of the sleek, stripped-down Batmobile that'll feature in The Batman, along with a full body shot of Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit...

We'd all been clamoring for a glimpse of the Batmobile ever since Matt Reeves unveiled that test footage of Robert Pattinson as The Batman last month, and the director has now made Bat-fans' day with some stunning official shots of The Dark Knight and his iconic ride.

It's immediately clear from even a brief glance that this is going to be a far less stylized take on The Caped Crusader's vehicle than we've seen in previous big-screen outings, and actually has more in common with the modified 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura from the '60s TV series with Adam West than, say, the militarized tank from Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

The photos also gave us a our first full look at Pattinson in his Batsuit, and while he's not featured as prominently as the car, we can make out a few new details.

Have a scroll through the slideshow below as we take a closer look.

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The Batmobile #1

Yes, this version of the Batmobile is definitely... a car!

Some fans were a little put off by this more realistic design because the past few iterations of the vehicle were so souped-up and borderline cartoonish, but, as Batman purists will no doubt be aware, The Caped Crusader has driven similarly minimalist Batmobiles in the comics many times. This particular take is reminiscent of Neal Adams' design from the '70s and '80s.

The Batmobile #2

This next pic gives us a better look at Bats (Robert Pattison) standing beside the car.

The test footage did provide a detailed look at certain parts of the armor and we have seen those set photos of the stunt double, but this is the first time we've seen a full shot of Pattinson in the costume.

The reaction to this has been mostly positive, although some fans were hoping that this incarnation of the Batsuit would differentiate itself a little more from previous movie versions. It might have been cool to see those angular ears from the hero's earliest appearances, at least.

The Batmobile #3

A closer look at what will likely turn out to be a homemade engine.

This is further evidence that Pattison's take on the character will favor function over fashion, as it appears as if Bruce Wayne has basically just added a few bells and whistles to a standard muscle car. This is the Batmobile, though, so don't be surprised if it's hiding a few surprises for the bad guys somewhere.

What did you guys make of this first look at the Batmobile? Were you hoping for something different? Let us know in the comments.
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