WRITTEN BY CHASE BRIDGES
With the highly anticipated ‘The Batman’ movie resuming filming we have been spoiled with tons of set pictures that fans are taking. Everything from pictures of Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, to videos of Batman perched on top of a building. If you want to keep up with these set photos you can follow us on instagram here, where we try to post all of the set photos that we can.
The latest batch of set photos included tons of posters which gave us some major easter eggs regarding other DC heroes and villains. Not to mention the pictures of two extras dressed as Superman and Wonder Woman, for a halloween party scene in the movie. (pictured above)
The picture has broken the internet, because it confirms that Superman and Wonder Woman both exist in Matt Reeves’ DC Universe. Something that was continuted to be proven after this set picture of a newspaper clipping made its way around twitter.
“One such voter who was elated with the result commented to us – We need to get harder on crime. The bus was like a hive of innocent little faces looking up to the skies, fingers pointed everywhere looking for you know who. Then the bus would stop and we’d all bounce out and then would come the eyes. We weren’t from Metropolis, we were from Gotham.”
The clipping goes on, but it becomes more and more difficult to read. From what we can easily read however, is someone talking about Superman saving a bus full of people. This is a super fun easter egg, and it really shows how much detail Matt Reeves is putting into this movie.
Another popular DC hero has an easter egg of his own after this set picture showed a poster with a lightning bolt on it. Very similar to the one that The Flash wears on his chest.
That is not the only easter egg to be found in this picture, if you notice the poster talking about “GothCorp” which is where famous Batman villain Dr. Victor Fries worked before he became Mr. Freeze.
Could Mr. Freeze make an appearance in this version of Batman? The last time we saw Freeze on the big screen was when he was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman and Robin.(1997)
The posters don’t end there, giving us hints at other giant villains that could potentially show up. A poster for Ace Chemicals was photographed on the set, the famous chemical plant that created The Joker himself.
There has been a lot of debate in the Batman community, on if Joker should even show up or not. Some fans make the argument that we have seen four different versions of the clown prince since 2008, and the character has become over saturated.
Others argue that you can’t have Batman without The Joker. This easter egg could very well hint at the Reeves’ version of Joker and how he could be involved.
Tons of the set photos are talking about toxin, or “drops” all of it pointing at some sort of drug that is sweeping Gotham. This poster in partiular talks about “fear.” Any Batman fan knows that if fear and toxin is involved, The Scarecrow is not far away.
A villain that was seen in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy starring Christian Bale as Batman. This isn’t the only easter egg we have pointing towards a villain that showed up in that trilogy.
A poster that says “The Demon’s Quest” was seen on set, which is the title of a famous Batman The Animated Series episode that introduced R’as Al Ghoul. R’as Al Ghoul was intended by the comic book writers to be the Moriarty to Batman’s Sherlock Holmes.
In current pop culture, everyone see’s The Joker to be Batman’s greatest rival, but that was not always the case. Getting to see a version of R’as in Reeves’ The Batman Universe is something that I would love to see.
Having all of these easter eggs in the movie, is wonderful world building. It is helping to flesh out the entire universe that we are about to walk into. Thanks to these posters and pictures, we are learning that this young Batman has a ton on his plate.
We can start to understand how overwhelming it must be for Bruce Wayne to be taking on the Batman mantle and start chipping away at all of these different super villains. Instead of dealing with one villain at a time and pretending the others don’t exist, he is having to deal with all of this realistically.
I think this is all super awesome, and even if we never get to see any of these villains or heroes actually in the films, just the idea that all of them are out there really helps sell the world. Plus the idea that any one of them could show up at any moment has got be extremely excited.