Why Batman’s New Costume Could Be Made From A Gun

Why Batman’s New Costume Could Be Made From A Gun


Damn, Bruce…that’s metal. Footage from a camera test for The Batman
featuring Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit has officially been unveiled, and fans are
already picking it apart. Among their more fascinating discoveries:
Batman’s chest plate appears to have been made from repurposed materials. Although the footage is bathed in red light,
it does reveal a pretty sweet-looking Batsuit with a solemn Robert Pattinson demonstrating
that, at the very least, he has the right jaw for the part. The chest plate really turned heads, though;
at first glance, it simply appears to be mechanical, possibly made from a pair of Batarangs or
some other gadgets of the type that the Dark Knight is inclined to utilize. At second glance, though, it looks like something
much more hardcore: pieces of a gun. “Bob? Gun.” Now, we know what you may be thinking: Batman
doesn’t use guns. Heck, he hates guns. Why on Earth would he have pieces of one embedded
in his costume? Fans think they know the answer, and if you
haven’t guessed it yet, prepare for a big ol’ explosion inside your cranium. The theory is that it isn’t just any gun that
Batman may have used to construct his chest plate. Fans believe that the possible gun in question
will serve to remind Bruce Wayne, every single time he goes to put on that suit, why he’s
putting himself in danger to protect the citizens of Gotham. The gun that can prod him to think of the
innocent lives that might be lost if he should lose his focus the gun that set him on the
path to becoming the Batman in the first place. That’s right: the idea goes that protecting
Batman’s heart in the new Batsuit could be the gun that was used to kill his parents. Fans weren’t the only ones to jump on this
possibility. Filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith
was among the first to notice that the insignia on the new Batman costume could be made from
a gun because if it’s indeed true, he’s likely the one that gave the film’s team the idea. Smith was among the many writers to participate
in the creation of Detective Comics #1000, a 2019 tome that featured a plethora of intriguing
Batman tales. In Smith’s story, Bruce Wayne melted down
the firearm that was used in his parents’ murder, fashioning it into a plate that was
hidden under the logo on his chest. If this is true, it could be a very savvy
move. The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne is a
well-known and oft-depicted element of Batman’s story, and it’d be easy to make the case that
The Batman would do well to avoid revisiting that particular plot point. Using their murder weapon as an element of
Batman’s costume could serve as a compelling visual signifier of the Dark Knight’s origin
a way to ensure that even if they’re never even seen onscreen, the Waynes’ presence will
loom large over The Batman’s narrative. The gun that killed Batman’s parents also
appears in an arguably even more significant way in the pages of the wondrously loony Batman:
Year Two. At a tense point in the first issue’s narrative,
Bruce Wayne decides that the proper way to avenge his parents’ deaths is to take the
gun involved in their murder and fire it at someone else. Circling back to the new Batman costume, fans
have pointed out that it seems to be something of an amalgam of a number of Batsuits past. Among its more prominent features is a popped
collar, which calls to mind the design of the cowl in Gotham by Gaslight, the 1989 comic
and later animated film that posited an alternate version of Batman operating in the Victorian
era. “I need your files on the Ripper.” The shoulder pieces and overall aesthetic
of the new Batsuit also seem to owe a lot to Batman’s design in the Arkham video game
series particularly 2015’s Arkham Knight while the mask is reminiscent of nothing so much
as the classic design from Tim Burton’s original 1989 flick Batman. If the Batman team was going for a best-of-all-worlds
kind of feel with the new Batsuit, then so far, it’s looking like they pretty much nailed
it. The Batman is scheduled for release on June
25, 2021. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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95 Comments
  1. Noah Kilborn

    Nice 👍

  2. Alpha Male Relationship and Business Coaching

    I thought it was made in China

  3. Salty Teas

    How About No

  4. YardBlock

    A gun from the man who killed his parents🤔

  5. Svetlana Lana The Fam Tisaj

    This Batman I'm not sure I would watch! Robert is too skinny for Batman!

  6. Bigblur

    The cowl acctualy looks like a mix of daredevils mask and the old Batman movie

  7. Ƶiv

    "Designed in California. Assembled in China."

  8. antonio boo

    There was a comic where he purchase the gun that killed his parents, the melts it down to a pice of armor that protects is heart in an ultimate act of justice

  9. Proud Pakistani Boy

    This looks dark and i loved it 😍

  10. Dank's Delightful Gaming

    Those are knives in his chest that grate-looking part with the holes is the part of the blade that Clips to your pocket if you wear it that way LOL

  11. Stalwart Shinobi

    The reveal suprised me, never liked any robert pattinson in anything but he looks great in that suit, as long as it doesnt make him look as lanky as he really is

  12. Mohammed Alshiekh

    Ok .. the Suite isn't bad .. but Pattinson jaw is too weak to be batman .. maybe I'm being biased here because I can't really shake his image from that Twilight movie ..

  13. the ARK

    The whole aesthetic of this clip looks very Watchmen-esque.
    I love it!!

  14. Tom Anderson

    Guys it’s a power rangers costume

  15. Hybrid Mix

    Oh yes, because everyone wants a sequel to that "twilight franchise". Now the sparkly homosexual vampire sees himself in a heavily armored leather jumpsuit.

  16. Puddin127

    Doesnt look like a gun to me? Hahaha

  17. XXJaycamXX

    I personally am disappointed with the teaser.

  18. Tobi Kayode

    Not really feeling the cowl, but the rest of the suit is looking good

  19. parodysam

    Dex the lad is back

  20. J Mac

    what a stupid ass title

  21. ZombieBite'sAgain

    hey guess what im batman 😂 lol

  22. Asta Staria

    Right on time 😂

  23. Point3MC

    Joe Chills revolvers?

  24. Hitesh gomey

    If this kid is going to play Batman
    I m leaving earth

  25. Lively Rook

    it ends up being the grapple gun

  26. packerpf

    Quit saying fans..say crack addicts because there's no credibility to the idea of his chest plate being made from a gun.

  27. dragomxsoldier

    A glowing fairy playing Batman well thank you millennials you have ruined once again a good thing

  28. Looper

    What are your theories about the new Batman suit?

  29. Its13reezy

    I going be honest batman, superman n especially spiderman dont need no more reboots. how many times we going rewatch these reboots

  30. Shadow blue Gamer

    Really excited the new Batman movie

  31. Jose Barton

    I think it's a Batarang

  32. SHELLBACKS CLUB 🐢

    WHO CARES?!

  33. Giovanni Amador Rosales

    If the info on Batman's chess pieces Billy the gun that killed his parents is legit then I think this is going to be one of the best bad suits ever. Really creative idea.

  34. Khan821000

    It look like the costume from the Arkham Games

  35. The Randomator

    Gun

  36. Reina Arana!

    Robert looks hot as Batman

  37. Jose Villa

    It could be the gun he was going to use on the guy that killed his parents when the guy was released from jail, but Bruce ultimately didn't go for it. It could be a reminder of what hate/rage almost drove him to do.

  38. Frank Bags

    Batman used to use guns

  39. Sum Ting Wong

    The whole movie is about him taking away everyone's guns and making them into batarangs.

  40. cody silva

    With leather stitching on the mask??

  41. Ricky Ward

    Y'know the more I think about it the more it seems like a good idea. The bat symbol on his chest has always been just that: a symbol. Why not give it more meaning, more depth, more function? His parents are the reason he is who he is. So why not honor their deaths and take them with him when he goes out into the night to stop evil by wearing the instrument of their deaths on his chest? It not only says I'm Batman, but it also says THIS IS WHY I AM BATMAN.

  42. Patrick

    this title sucks

  43. Cade .V

    Looks like Billy Joe

  44. B1G_ben-

    Now i haven't seen previews just that batman in red light with Robert he kinda looks like Robin he should be Robin not Batman i can inly imagine how the the new Batman movie will be full of Lbgt guaranteed im just goin to continue SMFH

  45. Trevor Trujillo

    Whack

  46. Makhumu

    How massive is this gun if it can be used to make a whole batman suit

  47. no life

    Apakah BCU terinspirasi dari ini?

  48. Jordin Ward

    I still don't see Bruce Wayne

  49. Paul Figueroa

    That's dumb

  50. The Grammar Police

    One thing I find a bit unsettling about the mask is the widely exposed jaw…most batman masks have a diagonal cover from the point below the ear to the thinner section of the jaw.

  51. Beserker Viking

    If anything the suits masks really well that he is still very thin. Batman needs to bulk up more.

  52. Brandon Wallace

    Someone better tell Ben Aflac that batman don't like guns then cause I'm pretty sure I seen him with some guns killin some people lol

  53. einat1622

    Nice touch if that's the case.
    When I saw it I didn't 'firearm' – even though I got to handle a few. The swigs/textures would be separate pieces in a real one. But yes, that's a firearm look.

  54. Monte Davis

    Piss, I owe someone from the bat suit video five bucks, he betted that looper would make this same video.

  55. Daniel Crocker

    Let Bruce rest ….it’s Terry’s time ..

  56. DT Morris

    Loopers: 1000 things you missed about batman teaser.

  57. Giannis MP96

    Dope!! This is great!! 😁

  58. Giannis MP96

    Man I love this Batsuit!! It might be my favorite yet and I haven’t even see it in full. 😭😍

  59. 19 Dragons

    This will a highly flop

  60. Serenity Valley

    I think these studios need to start paying Kevin Smith and Marc Bernard some money. Some of the things they've been doing are suggested on Fatman Beyond. The 3rd Thor Movie being the biggest example.

  61. MrToss ForTheBIn

    Looper can you zip it for a few days. Here comes 15 videos about the movie once it comes out. Legitimately no one asked. Leave the suspense for the release.

  62. BevelBoyJack

    The title made me think his entire suit would be made of gun chain mail

  63. TH3 F4LC0N

    "Batman doesn't use guns." Ask Darkseid whether Batman uses guns.

  64. Dean Summers

    Um no… If anything his suit looks like it's made from the same material as Netflix Daredevil suit…

  65. FanDiErba

    Suit reveal should be in blue light

  66. Ajeet Jieroun

    You spit more winds than words!

  67. GD

    I hope the cowl ears are not short

  68. MrGonzale09

    i thought it was a rumor that the chest plate was made from the gun who killed batman's parents.

  69. Dana Mccoy

    I hear were your coming from on the gun , but to me it looks like some type of either slashing hand to hand weapon , or batterangs that are folded. It’s not for decoration or memorabilia. It’s one of his many gadgets or weapons he cares. I guarantee he will get into a bind in the movie and use it to save the day… you wait I’m calling it 1 or 2 years out.

  70. Peter Joshuva

    The suit looks like a robotic skeleton to mr Robert with lot of moving parts the shoulder plate resembleIs to knights body armour still it had sowed the seed of curiosity but what I'm really skeptic about is mr Robert really up to it..

  71. Joe Black

    A gun?? That's a big ass gun…

  72. justanother Joker

    Batman is a tank not a Hollywood soyboy

  73. justanother Joker

    So lame

  74. Phantom Video

    He does not have the right jaw. Plus he has sparkly skin.

  75. Carson James IV

    I'm "ON THE FENCE" bout this Footage!😯

  76. Sidharth

    I am getting Arkham Knight vibes

  77. Dinny PD

    Anyone else despise Robert as Batman?

  78. Deangelo Dease

    Doesn’t have the nose for the part or the muscle mass.. smdh

  79. Amit Bhandari

    I hope we get to listen legendry "i'm batman" line

  80. Shaady K

    Please tell me How You Came up with this theory 😂😂

  81. Luis Alvarado

    Looper: Damn Bruce… that's metal.
    Me: Now that is how you should open a video.

  82. Steven Quinn

    Grappler?

  83. Shen Terrell

    The suit is ugly.

  84. Zack Poulos

    We already know why. It's not hard to piece together from the suit 🤣

  85. jda8176

    I'm not sure it's from a gun, I can't think of what gun would have the exact same layout on each side to look like that. I could be wrong though, usually a gun has the slide lock, safety, and clip release on a single side but not duplicated on each side.

  86. Terrance Mahoney

    Pattinson will be the gayest Batman ever. Only way he could be gayer would be if Andrew Garfield played Batman

  87. Bitting Nails

    Anything more

  88. Shivanand Bal

    The bat symbol on his chest is made wit the metal pieces frm the gun which killed his parents

  89. topher mccain

    WTF man, why does DC take so long to make their movies when they aren't even that good? The TV shows are way better. Maybe they'll do this movie Justice… But as it comes to Batman thus far only Christian bale has had the good movies as the batman

  90. thenightowl416

    Wow are you guys just making things up to make a video

  91. Brandon

    Pieces of a gun? Get your eyes checked no model gun has any part that looks like this. Have people really never seen a gun? “Made from” could be melted down at most but there are no solid pieces of any firearm on the suit.

  92. Fantasy World Radio

    I NEVER use GUNS except the one on my chest …I am GUNMAN…lol kl suit tho

  93. SavageChewBaka

    Is that Dexter Manning?

  94. John Castle

    "he has the right jaw for the part."
    I don't know about that.
    His jaw looks too clunky like if he received Robocops surgical implants of the bottom lower Helmet

  95. XtraToxic

    Nice suit. reminds me of the Batman suit from Arkham knight

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