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Warner Bros. promotes comics shops in new ‘The Batman’ trailer credits

Warner Bros. adds comics shop promo to ‘The Batman’ trailer.

Warner Bros. has added a promo at the end of the Bat and Cat trailer originally released December 27th. The promo features three graphic novels including Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One, Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Batman: The Long Halloween, and Darwyn Cooke’s Batman: Ego.

It can’t be a coincidence these three graphic novels were revealed, in part because The Batman director Matt Reeves revealed Batman Ego was a huge influence on the upcoming movie. At the DC FanDome event in 2020, Reeves said “I wanted to get into the mindset of the character and I wanted to think of the psychology — for me, I think one of the cool deep dive ones was Darwyn Cooke’s Ego,” and that’s about “confronting the beast that is Batman. There’s a kind of duality.”

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“There’s a lot in what I was trying to do in the story about him confronting the shadow side of himself. The degree to which you have self-knowledge, you’re able to understand your motivations, but he’s broken, Batman. So while he’s doing all of these things for the reasons that he thinks is right and that has a heroic sort of grounding in them, there’s also many things that are driven by the parts of himself, he doesn’t yet know. So I would say that that psychological union shadow side, that sort of version of it, is very much connected to that vision from Darwin Cooke, from Ego.”

Batman: Year One is the obvious connection to The Batman as well since it’s his first-year crime-fighting while Batman: Long Halloween might be thrown into the mix due to the variety of villains that pop up. Penguin, Catwoman, and Riddler are all confirmed to appear in the film.

Check out the promo for the comics, and the full trailer below. The Batman will premiere on March 4, 2022.

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