r/movies Jan 26 '22 Silver 15 Helpful 20 Wholesome 11 Masterpiece 1

New Poster for ‘The Batman’ Poster

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u/NJ247 Jan 26 '22 Silver Wholesome

See Bruce Wayne can't be Batman because they are in the same poster.

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u/sibooku Jan 26 '22

Oh, come on, that billionaire playboy? He's too busy socializing at cocktail parties and managing the affairs of the Wayne foundation

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u/RechargedFrenchman Jan 26 '22

Sleeping through board meetings for the Wayne Foundation*

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u/KingMario05 Jan 26 '22

God, I loved the little flashes of humor Nolan snuck into the Trilogy here or there. Made it feel more real than if everyone was a gloomy perfectionist all the time, ya know?

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u/sibooku Jan 26 '22

Batman: He must have friends.

Maroni: Friends? Have you met this guy?

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u/KingMario05 Jan 26 '22

"Will you be taking the Batpod, sir?"

"In the middle of the day, Alfred? Not very subtle."

"The Lamborghini, then."

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"Much more subtle..."

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u/johnnymook88 Jan 26 '22

My absolute favorite is: - "Any psychotic boyfriends I should know about?" - "Oh, you have no idea!"

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u/parrmorgan Jan 26 '22

Personally my favorite banter between the two is:

Alfred Pennyworth : [as they leave the underground bat cave] I suppose they'll lock me up as well. As your accomplice...

Bruce Wayne : [jokingly] Accomplice? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea.

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u/Fraun_Pollen Jan 26 '22

Of all the iterations of the superhero, I felt that Nolan’s uncle-to-son relationship between the two was great and really helped emphasize the compassion Bruce held towards Alfred passed him being an employee

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u/Tefloncon Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

The man raised him, we are a long way from Alfred being seen by Bruce as the butler. It’s exactly what I’d expect their relationship to be and I hate when he’s portrayed as the help. He’s known and lived with him his entire life, for long periods both are the only people each other sees and he’s the only person on earth he trusts with his identity. Their relationship would be every bit as deep as Nolan portrayed it.

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u/guyiscomming Jan 26 '22

For all of its faults, I do feel like Batman and Robin showed Bruce's love for Alfred in a really good way.

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u/karlverkade Jan 27 '22

“But I did bloody well tell you.”

Also, “Tell them that joke you know.”

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u/JosephFinn Jan 26 '22

“Now, let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp... and your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck.”

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u/Hexhand Jan 26 '22

I've always thought that this was one of the best, most logical lines of ANY Batman movie. Most criminals would think that if they reveal who Batman is, then the no-killing thing would end. The gloves would come off and super-villains and villains alike would start falling from tall buildings like raindrops.

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u/SuperEagle1 Jan 26 '22

Tangentially related, but I love the theory that he actually didn’t realize that Bruce was Batman until that scene, he just thought Wayne Enterprises was funding Batman and was trying to blackmail Fox, but he gets a lot more uncomfortable when Fox tells him what’s actually going on.

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u/JosephFinn Jan 26 '22

Ooooooooh now that is an interesting take on the scene!

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u/monster_bunny Jan 26 '22

That’s how I always interpreted it. After reading all these comments I definitely want to rewatch it and see it through the lens that it’s a straight up gotcha moment right then and there. Man, what a great film.

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u/geoffbowman Jan 26 '22

"...you can borrow the rolls if you like master wayne. Just make sure you bring it back with a full tank."

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u/rilsaur Jan 26 '22

Michael Cain was pure gold as Alfred

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u/CaiserZero Jan 26 '22

Michael Cain is my favorite Alfred

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u/FlashpointJ24 Jan 26 '22

"I suppose they'll lock me up as well, sir. As your accomplice..."

"Accomplice, Alfred? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea."

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u/GrandMoffTallCan Jan 26 '22

My all time favorite:

“What’s the diferrence between you and me?”

“I’m not wearing hockey pads!”.

Maybe not the funniest line necessarily, but it’s always killed me.

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u/mentekid Jan 26 '22

In the same scene:

Fake batman: We want to help you!

Batman: I don't need help!

Scarecrow (already bound and on the floor): not my diagnosis...

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u/Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi Jan 26 '22

Scarecrow was amazing in those films. Different take on the character but legitimately chilling

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u/MauiWowieOwie Jan 26 '22

"Argh BAThS!"

"Ah yes, see because you're scared of bats!"

"NO! BATHS!"

"....What?"

"They use 3 times the amount of water as a shower and don't get you as clean!"

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u/Key-Service-2694 Jan 26 '22

Personally my favorite was when I was drunk with a bunch of women. One of them got lost.

Girl 1: what happened to Rach? Girl 2, immediately in deep Batman voice: WHERE'S RACHEL?!

Man that girl was awesome

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u/LOLSteelBullet Jan 26 '22

I always wondered if Bruce is actually supposed to be sleeping in that scene, or if Bruce is pretending to sleep while being fully aware of everything being said because that's what a pampered billionaire playboy who let's everyone else do the hard stuff would be expected to do

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u/DazedAndTrippy Jan 26 '22

But also considering he’s out being Batman all night half the time he’s probably tired as fuck. This man be getting four hours of sleep a night and then he has to be a billionaire business man? How?

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u/Hellknightx Jan 26 '22

On the billionaire side, he doesn't really have a lot of responsibilities, at least. Once he takes over Wayne Enterprises, he makes Lucius run the company. So it's really Lucius who gets the long hours, making Batman gadgets on the side while running a major company.

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u/SupaBloo Jan 26 '22

Yeah, I’m not sure why this isn’t such a simple thing to comprehend for everyone. He’s Batman for most of the night, so of course he’s going to be tired during the day. Regardless of his training, his body still has a circadian rhythm it’s going to get used to.

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u/JamesCDiamond Jan 26 '22

Meditation and/or training to reduce the need to sleep is probably the comic book answer.

Batnapping for a few hours after dawn and again in the late afternoon may be effective, too.

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u/Obi-wan_Jabroni Jan 26 '22

What is the point of all those push ups if you cant even lift a bloody log?

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u/JosephFinn Jan 26 '22

Bale almost DRAPED over some chairs was so wonderful.

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u/DrNopeMD Jan 26 '22

I always hate it when people describe the Nolan films as grim or dark. They're grounded, but they also aren't bleak or hopeless either. And like you mentioned there's humor scattered throughout all the films as well.

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u/Maddie-Moo Jan 26 '22

The few bits we got of Bruce pretending to be a himbo were great - I wish we had gotten more of them.

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u/Wasabi_Guacamole Jan 26 '22

Should I go to the hospital?

You don't watch the news, do you Mr. Wayne

(not word for word haha)

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u/Halvus_I Jan 26 '22

That guy is the literal face of the word denouement for me.

"Let me get this straight, you think that your client, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante, who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands, and your plan is to blackmail this person? Good Luck!

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u/stomach Jan 26 '22

and their jawline and mouths look nothing alike! plus there are tons of billionaire playboys who are 220lbs of pure rippling muscle..

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u/TheCrazedTank Jan 26 '22

Well, in all fairness if anyone could afford a personal trainer it would be a multi-billionaire playboy.

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u/Kryten_2X4B-523P Jan 26 '22

See pre-Amazon Jeff Bazos vs post-Amazon Jeff Bazos.

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u/Dionysusigma Jan 26 '22

Jeff Bezos is Lex Luthor, though

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u/cyclinator Jan 26 '22

This one looks like he leads a grunge/emo band in his spare time.

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u/Cerebral_Discharge Jan 26 '22

I mean I can't think of a more apt genre for a young Bruce to be into.

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u/ih8dolphins Jan 26 '22

DARKNESS

NO PARENTS

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u/JohnnyTurbine Jan 26 '22

Batman voice MY PARENTS ARE DEAAAAAAD

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u/B_Fee Jan 26 '22

I AM THE NIIIIIIIIGHT

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u/portableawesome Jan 26 '22

I AM VENGEAAAAANCE

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u/TheBirminghamBear Jan 26 '22 Wholesome

Bruce and the Bats

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u/kvazarsky Jan 26 '22

Harvey Dent is a Batman, he said it himself!

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u/Bat-manuel Jan 26 '22

No more dead cops!

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u/Allendude51 Jan 26 '22

Harvey Dent, can we trust him?

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u/KingMario05 Jan 26 '22

I believed in Harvey Dent...

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u/Heavy_breasts Jan 26 '22

Bruce Wayne wears glasses. Batman does not. It makes no sense, he wouldn’t be able to see.

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u/_DiscoNinja_ Jan 26 '22

Did they model the Riddler after the Zodiac Killer?

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u/MisterBovineJoni Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22 Silver Helpful

Director said Zodiac was definitely an inspiration for the look.

Edit: For those curious: One of the people (u/doranchak) that solved the z340 cipher has a great YouTube channel and his most recent video shows the similarities

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u/Sidesicle Jan 26 '22 hehehehe Table Slap

It's nice to see Ted Cruz still getting the respect he deserves

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u/fellatio-del-toro Jan 26 '22

All definitely humans deserve respect.

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u/Sidesicle Jan 26 '22

HAHA THAT IS A GOOD JOKE, FELLOW HUMAN

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u/usingastupidiphone Jan 26 '22

YES I TOTALLY AGREE THAT TED CRUZ IS HUMAN

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u/querius Jan 26 '22

Yeah. They even took inspiration from the gimp mask Ted Cruz wears in private.

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u/slowro Jan 26 '22

I wonder much debate went in to the glasses?

Under the mask? Over the mask? Contacts?

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u/mythologue Jan 26 '22

No see, he doesn't wear glasses in real life. The glasses are there to protect his secret identity.

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22

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u/I_saw_that_coming Jan 26 '22

Do you think Inflatable Elvis will make an appearance?

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u/ScorchedSynapses Jan 26 '22

Jacob the Twiggy Alien Bastard

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u/slater_san Jan 26 '22

With skin stretched over bones and ligaments

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u/ATinyTinyMan Jan 26 '22

Is that who the Gimp is supposed to be?!

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u/Thatguy3145296535 Jan 26 '22

Gimple me this Batman.

What did the five fingers say to my ass?

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u/3-DMan Jan 26 '22

"Harley, be a dear and go wake up the Gimp.."

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u/Zonyxe Jan 26 '22

The Gimppler

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22 edited Apr 21 '22

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u/Whitealroker1 Jan 26 '22

Everytime I see the gimp mentioned I think of the music from that scene. So perfect.

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u/HumptyDrumpy Jan 26 '22

The Gimp is moving up in the world. No longer a sex toy he took the limitless pill and is now trying to screw the Batman.

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u/martinpatk Jan 26 '22

The Gimp’s sleepin

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u/thatchcumberstone Jan 26 '22

Looks like a rejected Slipknot member

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u/LaserCondiment Jan 26 '22

Definitely looks like it

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u/alexdallas_ Jan 26 '22

Why does he have to be wearing glasses over his mask thing :((((((

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u/emorbius Jan 26 '22

The Zodiac killer famously wore clip-on sunglasses over his hand-sewn hood when he attacked Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard at Lake Berryessa on September 27, 1969. Bryan survived the attack and gave a detailed description.

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u/IrvinIrvingIII Jan 26 '22

So you can tell he’s a nerd.

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u/Problems-Solved Jan 26 '22

Only nerds have bad eyesight

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u/diosexual Jan 26 '22

Can confirm.

Source: am nerd with glasses.

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u/Technomnom Jan 26 '22

Get lasik if you can, it's amazing. But now I have to turn up my faux neurodivergence so people can really tell I'm a nerd.

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u/ScionoicS Jan 26 '22

It kills the profile of the face better and makes it harder to regonize someone when they're not wearing a mask. If he's trying to stay hidden from even the bat computer, that'd be my justifications. Biometric fingerprint prevention.

the actual zodiak killer was thought to use them in his disguise for a similar reason.

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22

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u/griffmeister Jan 26 '22

His whole costume is made to keep any trace of DNA from his crime scenes. His head is wrapped in plastic (or duct tape?) under the mask, his gloves are taped shut at the wrist, every square inch of his body is sealed. The glasses I imagine are for his eye lashes, of course he could use goggles but glasses are more faithful to the Riddler character.

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u/Chiaf Jan 26 '22

So he can see things

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u/LongSummerNight Jan 26 '22

Is that Harvey Weinstein?

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u/daemonelectricity Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

And MF DOOM? 😢

Seriously... the thumbnail looked like the metalface mask AND the glasses on top.

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u/GonzoRouge Jan 26 '22

I'm still in denial, he's gonna come back like a comic book supervillain

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u/OPs_Friend Jan 26 '22

The Peguin

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u/brockisampson Jan 26 '22

Harvey Weinstein, played by The Penguin.

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u/TheisNamaar Jan 26 '22

Bruce Wayne looks like penguin from the show Gotham

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u/KamakaziDemiGod Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

Or Johnathan Crane/The Scarecrow from the Dark Knight trilogy.

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u/Mikealoped Jan 26 '22

Cillian Murphy. That's who I thought it was, too.

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u/AirForceWeirdo Jan 26 '22

He initially auditioned for the batman/Bruce Wayne role in TDK trilogy, even though he didn't get it, they were so impressed they made him scarecrow.

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u/Justin_Cruz19 Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

My guy needs a different barber then.

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u/ShitItsReverseFlash Jan 26 '22

Robin Lord Taylor played that part masterfully

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u/Fyourchickenstrips7 Jan 26 '22

yes definitely one of my tops

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u/jshah500 Jan 26 '22

THERE IT IS, FOLKS! THE DREADED FLOATING HEAD POSTER. Not even Batman could escape it.

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u/Moanguspickard Jan 26 '22

Because it sells the most tickets. Your granny aint gonna know what antman is, but might watch the movie because Michael Douglas is in it. Same with anyone that isnt aware of IP. Maybe some girl watched spiderman far from home purely becausejake gylenhaal is in it

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u/Moontorc Jan 26 '22

This is true. My girlfriend will watch something just for seeing Alexander Skarsgård or Jamie Dornan on the poster/preview.

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u/taylororo Jan 26 '22

Usually the floating head posters have the attractive faces of famous people though. This one has Paul Dano as trash guy, Robert Pattinson in his sex gear, and Evil Richard Kind.

Only Zoe Kravtiz looks like she belongs on floating head poster. Why do a floating head poster without actually including the stuff that attracts people?

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u/Crystal_Pesci Xenu take the wheel! Jan 26 '22

Evil Richard Kind got me

Look out... behind you... it's Richard Unkind!

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u/rotospoon Jan 26 '22

Richard Mean

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22

His friends call him Dick Angry

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u/TheConqueror74 Jan 26 '22

Robert Pattinson in his sex gear sounds like it’ll get a lot of butts in seats TBH

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u/nicetrylaocheREALLY Jan 26 '22

Speak for yourself, I'm all in on that nerdy guy who's dressed like a hefty bag dumped behind the Salvation Army.

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u/snoozieboi Jan 26 '22

Oh, so it isn't The Gimp from Pulp Fiction?

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u/Betteis Jan 26 '22

Robert Pattinson in his sex gear isn't attractive. Oh okay

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22

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u/pickle_pouch Jan 26 '22

But even my granny knows who Batman is. And she ain't gonna know who the three heads that she can see are.

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u/MonsterJuiced Jan 26 '22

Wish they sticked with the red and simplistic theme

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u/blaarfengaar Jan 26 '22

*stuck, but I agree

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u/RDeschain1 Jan 26 '22

I think the marketing for The Batman was great. And I can forgive this marketing campaign a floating head poster, which is probably just being made to diversify the strategie to reach as many people as possible.

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u/Quantentheorie Jan 26 '22

It's probably an industry obligatory at this point. But I'm glad they've also explored other options.

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u/SonicTheBubonic Jan 26 '22

Is Catwoman's head from a different photo to the rest of her body?

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u/SimonCharles Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22 Wholesome

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u/LosSensuel Jan 26 '22

Thanks for fixing Penguin’s head too. It was bugging me.

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u/GiocatoreSingolo1999 Jan 26 '22

Can't unsee it now

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u/GodzillaButColorful Jan 26 '22

It also looks like her tits are twice the size they are supposed to be

Wonder if the actress actually looks like that

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u/TedRedWest Jan 26 '22

Common enough for movie and TV posters. I don't even think this is a bad example of it to be honest. The Sopranos Season One poster has one of the worst cases of this

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u/Porkenstein Jan 26 '22

The 2018 tomb raider film poster is worst of those for me for some reason

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u/redrex383 Jan 26 '22

I’m so excited to see the new Crow movie!

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u/AReverieofEnvisage Jan 26 '22

Halloween aint until manana.

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u/Firehill18 Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

Mmm needs more red and orange

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u/kid-karma Jan 26 '22

Corn dog with orange sauce lovely

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u/UncleMomsCabin Jan 26 '22

Colin Farrell has become such a chameleon.

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u/aron2295 Jan 26 '22

I thought that’s why he got famous.

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u/trend_rudely Jan 26 '22

No he played Bullseye. Chameleon is a Spider-Man villain.

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u/SciFiXhi Jan 26 '22

I'm honestly surprised we haven't seen Chameleon on screen yet. Considering the fact that such disguise technology clearly exists in the MCU, it'd be reasonable for him to slip in there (maybe as a former S.H.I.E.L.D. liaison turned infiltrator-for-hire). Then again, maybe that's exactly the reason he hasn't shown up: his gimmick would hardly be impressive at this stage.

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u/IAMATruckerAMA Jan 26 '22

I'm honestly surprised we haven't seen Chameleon on screen yet

How do you know we haven't? /taps temple knowingly

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u/quikfrozt Jan 26 '22 Lawyer Up

You sure this isn't fanmade? It doesn't look like an official poster.

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u/enzuigiriretro Jan 26 '22 I'll Drink to That

Fan-made posters are usually much more impressive and original

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u/thelegend90210 Jan 26 '22

No way home was an amazing example

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u/TigerFisher_ Jan 26 '22

No Way Home posters before and after.

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u/thelegend90210 Jan 26 '22

The first one was Russian and before the film

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22 edited Feb 02 '22

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u/dn_nb Jan 26 '22

wtf is that bdsm riddler

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u/Crystal_Pesci Xenu take the wheel! Jan 26 '22 Silver Wholesome Got the W

The Diddler

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u/PinballPenguin Jan 26 '22

Diddle Kid is here to save the day! Batman may be a pretty penny but Diddle Kid is cheap as hell!

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u/Velocibaker26 Jan 26 '22

GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE DIDDLE KID

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u/dec92010 Jan 26 '22

Riddle Daddy

Crack the safe word

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u/Frogman1480 Jan 26 '22

Bring out the Gimp

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u/Nimble-Dick-Crabb Jan 26 '22

Gimps sleeping

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u/Darko33 Jan 26 '22

Well I guess you'll just have to go wake him up then, won't you?

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u/SecretAgentVampire Jan 26 '22

It's Bane's brother, "Banal"!

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u/CrawdadMcCray Jan 26 '22

Zodiac Riddler

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u/Fit_Faithlessness_61 Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

“I’m not the Riddler… And if I was, I certainly wouldn’t tell you.”

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u/ThatFuckingGeniusKid Jan 26 '22

Bruh, Batman and Catwoman are wearing tight latex suits and she is holding a whip, they're all into bdsm and this is just their roleplay

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u/PaganRaccoon Jan 26 '22

i thought it was supposed to be scarecrow

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u/LuckyStrike11121 Jan 26 '22

Man this is just ugly

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u/Trodamus Jan 26 '22

All this poster is missing is "Coming to the WB this fall...an epic multiverse crossover event"

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u/[deleted] Jan 26 '22

it sure is a movie poster alright. those are definitely actors and that is definitely some entry-level graphic design.

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u/JohnnyFootballHero Jan 26 '22

This one is so much better

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u/Lemme-Hold-a-Dollar Jan 26 '22

I don't know the right name for it, but there's the teaser poster and the "poster" poster. Yours is more like a teasing one.

You get good examples of that in old disney movies.

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u/Get_Jiggy41 Jan 26 '22

This one gets me so much more hyped than this new one. The new one is honestly depressing to look at.

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u/mangoes- Jan 26 '22

This looks like the cover of a direct-to-DVD movie you'd see at Blockbuster back in the day

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u/dr_brendan_schaub Jan 26 '22

Looks real shitty!

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u/classic_schmosby00 Jan 26 '22

That's a fucking terrible poster for the general mood/theme of this movie.

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u/MechaPumpkin Jan 26 '22

I won't prejudge the movie, but this poster brings me zero joy. No excitement, no intrigue, no hope...not even any fear. It's just kind of like a dreary coloured wet fish.

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u/iantayls Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

Personally I think that’s an issue with all the big blockbuster movies. Every poster is more interested in showing you what famous people are in the movie, than being an extension of the movie itself

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u/MoonMan997 Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

It’s a blunt marketing tool designed to make people at bus stops go “oh yeah new Batman, might check that out”.

I get wanting better posters but they’re not intended to elicit joy.

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u/cybercuzco Jan 26 '22

A wet fish, just like the penguin likes it.

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u/mrjobby Jan 26 '22

Give it to us raw

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u/cosmicframework Jan 26 '22

Why and when did it become the norm for every major poster to be a montage/collage of all the characters?

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u/SpaceBeer_ Jan 26 '22

You must be new to movies.

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u/BusyManInAHurry Jan 26 '22

Seriously? Since the beginning of movies. Like a large majority.

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u/CroweMorningstar Jan 26 '22

Seriously. Casablanca had floating head posters back in the 40s. People that think it’s a new thing just haven’t been paying attention.

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u/pedroktp Jan 26 '22

Or maybe they just like complaining

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u/DRxCarbine Jan 26 '22

Imagine not using your cast and characters as a selling point

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u/Oddball- All Things Horror Jan 26 '22

Decades ago mate....literally decades ago

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u/quangtran Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

This isn't the new norm. Every major film has different posters that serve different purposes.
1. They make one teaser poster with more abstract art. Reddit usually likes these the most.
2. Character posters to sell the main cast.
3. A floating head poster for the general audience.

Remember that all 3 LOTR movies had these montage posters. Reddit always seems to treat every poster thread as if it is supposed to be individual works of art and not an all encompassing marketing tool.

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u/CrabSully Jan 26 '22

Yeah reddit is dumb when it comes to this stuff.

With this poster, I wouldn't hang it in my room, but it does an effective job selling the movie.

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u/Eighth_Octavarium Jan 26 '22

"Reddit is dumb"

You can end the sentence there and it will be accurate in almost all contexts.

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u/VitaminTea Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

100 years ago?

People want to know who's in the movie. It's not that complicated.

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u/RichardOrmonde Jan 26 '22

I blame Star Wars.

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u/blackmist Jan 26 '22

Weren't they a flashback to the posters from when George Lucas was a kid in the 40s and 50s, or is that the joke?

Used to love the hand painted covers and posters. Even videogames used to have drawn and painted box art. Some of which was somewhat variable in quality...

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u/WordsAreSomething Jan 26 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

I think that has pretty much always been a thing for movie posters. You want to generally show off the people that are in a movie or just the characters.

There have been plenty of other posters for this movie that are more vague and less collage-y

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u/ZylonBane Jan 26 '22

Since forever. Just look at the original Casablanca movie poster.

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u/LordMcD Jan 26 '22

Wait, so is Harvey Weinstein the bad guy alongside the Riddler? Can't wait to see him hanging from a building by a Bat-rope...

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u/rdardi123 Jan 26 '22

im sure youre kidding about not knowing who that villain is, but on the off chance you dont know, its Collin Farrell playing the Penguin !

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