Matt Reeves’ Batman is a brand new approach to Caped Crusader. Even if that is the case, fans should still expect to see some familiar faces in the new universe that the filmmaker is establishing. Earlier in the week, fans were treated to posting photos of Halloween visitors wearing costumes of Superman and Wonder Woman, which essentially confirmed the existence of these heroes in this universe. Now another set of photos has emerged that includes the logo for DC’s The Flash, which also suggests that the fan-favorite speedster exists in some form, way or form in the universe Batman is set to.
Shared to Twitter by FOX32’s Jake Hamilton, a grungy poster can be seen hanging on a bar that reads “Stab Out The Eye”
Wait – is the FLASH logo on the Chicago set by THE BATMAN ?! pic.twitter.com/p2pRpBv6kn
– Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) October 17, 2020
Interestingly, GothCorp was a device first introduced in Batman: The animated series and was responsible for the accident that made Dr. Victor Fries to Mr. Freeze in the series.
Main photography has recently shifted from Liverpool to Chicago, where the new set shots are being taken. According to a performance by Reeves in the DC FanDome earlier this year, he wanted to film in Liverpool to give the film audience in the US a sense of separation from reality when it came to the architecture involved in Gotham City.
“[That] if I wanted to present it in a way that was really elaborated, I would make it feel like an American city you had never been to. I mean other iterations … Burton had very, very, theatrical, beautiful sets – and Nolan had the version he created in Batman Begins, and it was … parts of Chicago and parts of Pittsburgh, ”he added. “And what we’re trying to do is create a version of it that you’ve not seen before.”
“So some of the locations that we’ve chosen … let’s say it’s like we’ve like a Gotham square, so it’s like Times Square right now, if we shot it in Times Square, you would be as I guess at Gotham is New York. But in our case, it will actually be Liverpool, “Reeves continued. “And the idea is to go to Liverpool, where there is all sorts of foundations for Gothic architecture, and then add all the more modern structures in through CG … Now that I’m out of course, I’ve told you what it is. … so that aspect of Gotham and realizing it has been for me, one of the great pleasures of getting the film made. “
Batman is set for release on March 4, 2022.
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