The Batman director Matt Reeves may have just revealed the film’s official logo, in a post celebrating the Caped Crusader’s birthday.
Perhaps guessing that Batman fans are desperate for any news about the upcoming movie, Reeves took to Twitter with what at first seems like an innocuous happy birthday to Batman. Detective Comics Issue #27, the first canonical appearance of Batman, was published 80 years, and Reeves’ photo shows his own personal copy of the comic that started it all. However, look in the background and you’ll see something much more intriguing: what appears to be a copy of the script for The Batman, with a logo that – though out of focus – looks exactly like the original version of the Batman comics logo.
Story details remain under wraps, but Reeves said he’s interested in telling “a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham.”
“I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis,” Reeves said. “There’s no continuation of the [Christopher] Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool.”
The role will be filled by a new actor set to play a younger Bruce Wayne who is a “more starting-out version” in lieu of Ben Affleck’s veteran crimefighter.
Warner Bros. has dated The Batman for June 25, 2021.