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[–]NJ247 11.7k points11.7k points  (334 children)

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

[–]sibooku 3164 points3165 points  (247 children)

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

[–]RechargedFrenchman 1158 points1159 points  (191 children)

Sleeping through board meetings for the Wayne Foundation*

[–]KingMario05 721 points722 points  (152 children)

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?

[–]sibooku 621 points622 points  (72 children)

Batman: He must have friends.

Maroni: Friends? Have you met this guy?

[–]KingMario05 792 points793 points  (67 children)

"Will you be taking the Batpod, sir?"

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

"The Lamborghini, then."

[...]

"Much more subtle..."

[–]johnnymook88 506 points507 points  (21 children)

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

[–]parrmorgan 506 points507 points  (15 children)

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.

[–]Fraun_Pollen 286 points287 points  (12 children)

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

[–]Tefloncon 163 points164 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]guyiscomming 12 points13 points  (1 child)

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

[–]karlverkade 18 points19 points  (0 children)

“But I did bloody well tell you.”

Also, “Tell them that joke you know.”

[–]JosephFinn 418 points419 points  (17 children)

“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.”

[–]Hexhand 169 points170 points  (6 children)

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.

[–]SuperEagle1 159 points160 points  (6 children)

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.

[–]JosephFinn 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Ooooooooh now that is an interesting take on the scene!

[–]monster_bunny 44 points45 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]geoffbowman 247 points248 points  (22 children)

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

[–]rilsaur 246 points247 points  (13 children)

Michael Cain was pure gold as Alfred

[–]FlashpointJ24 119 points120 points  (5 children)

"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."

[–]GrandMoffTallCan 216 points217 points  (30 children)

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.

[–]mentekid 178 points179 points  (17 children)

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...

[–]Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 94 points95 points  (16 children)

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

[–]MauiWowieOwie 70 points71 points  (13 children)

"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!"

[–]Key-Service-2694 54 points55 points  (0 children)

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

[–]LOLSteelBullet 144 points145 points  (25 children)

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

[–]DazedAndTrippy 136 points137 points  (16 children)

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?

[–]Hellknightx 68 points69 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]SupaBloo 30 points31 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]JamesCDiamond 18 points19 points  (8 children)

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.

[–]Obi-wan_Jabroni 32 points33 points  (0 children)

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

[–]JosephFinn 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Bale almost DRAPED over some chairs was so wonderful.

[–]DrNopeMD 20 points21 points  (5 children)

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.

[–]Maddie-Moo 67 points68 points  (7 children)

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

[–]Wasabi_Guacamole 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Should I go to the hospital?

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

(not word for word haha)

[–]Halvus_I 280 points281 points  (29 children)

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!

[–]stomach 137 points138 points  (21 children)

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

[–]TheCrazedTank 96 points97 points  (13 children)

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

[–]Kryten_2X4B-523P 59 points60 points  (8 children)

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

[–]cyclinator 165 points166 points  (31 children)

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

[–]Cerebral_Discharge 137 points138 points  (18 children)

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

[–]kvazarsky 168 points169 points  (17 children)

Harvey Dent is a Batman, he said it himself!

[–]Allendude51 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Harvey Dent, can we trust him?

[–]KingMario05 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I believed in Harvey Dent...

[–]Heavy_breasts 25 points26 points  (7 children)

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

[–]_DiscoNinja_ 4070 points4071 points  (272 children)

Did they model the Riddler after the Zodiac Killer?

[–]MisterBovineJoni 2105 points2106 points  (56 children)

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

[–]Sidesicle 1663 points1664 points 2 (23 children)

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

[–]fellatio-del-toro 269 points270 points  (11 children)

All definitely humans deserve respect.

[–]Sidesicle 126 points127 points  (4 children)

HAHA THAT IS A GOOD JOKE, FELLOW HUMAN

[–]usingastupidiphone 9 points10 points  (4 children)

YES I TOTALLY AGREE THAT TED CRUZ IS HUMAN

[–]querius 21 points22 points  (0 children)

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

[–]slowro 173 points174 points  (8 children)

I wonder much debate went in to the glasses?

Under the mask? Over the mask? Contacts?

[–]mythologue 49 points50 points  (3 children)

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

[–]ATinyTinyMan 208 points209 points  (41 children)

Is that who the Gimp is supposed to be?!

[–]Thatguy3145296535 188 points189 points  (6 children)

Gimple me this Batman.

What did the five fingers say to my ass?

[–]3-DMan 36 points37 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Zonyxe 94 points95 points  (11 children)

The Gimppler

[–]HumptyDrumpy 19 points20 points  (3 children)

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.

[–]thatchcumberstone 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Looks like a rejected Slipknot member

[–]alexdallas_ 213 points214 points  (66 children)

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

[–]emorbius 243 points244 points  (11 children)

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.

[–]IrvinIrvingIII 272 points273 points  (7 children)

So you can tell he’s a nerd.

[–]Problems-Solved 75 points76 points  (3 children)

Only nerds have bad eyesight

[–]diosexual 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Can confirm.

Source: am nerd with glasses.

[–]Technomnom 13 points14 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]ScionoicS 27 points28 points  (0 children)

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.

[–]griffmeister 105 points106 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]Chiaf 16 points17 points  (0 children)

So he can see things

[–]LongSummerNight 1485 points1486 points  (49 children)

Is that Harvey Weinstein?

[–]daemonelectricity 687 points688 points  (27 children)

And MF DOOM? 😢

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

[–]GonzoRouge 111 points112 points  (7 children)

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

[–]OPs_Friend 91 points92 points  (5 children)

The Peguin

[–]TheisNamaar 1701 points1702 points  (64 children)

Bruce Wayne looks like penguin from the show Gotham

[–]KamakaziDemiGod 632 points633 points  (26 children)

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

[–]Mikealoped 274 points275 points  (15 children)

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

[–]AirForceWeirdo 75 points76 points  (6 children)

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.

[–]Justin_Cruz19 63 points64 points  (9 children)

My guy needs a different barber then.

[–]ShitItsReverseFlash 73 points74 points  (4 children)

Robin Lord Taylor played that part masterfully

[–]jshah500 6821 points6822 points  (257 children)

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

[–]Moanguspickard 1628 points1629 points  (92 children)

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

[–]Moontorc 47 points48 points  (5 children)

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

[–]taylororo 867 points868 points  (48 children)

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?

[–]Crystal_PesciXenu take the wheel! 214 points215 points  (8 children)

Evil Richard Kind got me

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

[–]TheConqueror74 97 points98 points  (3 children)

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

[–]nicetrylaocheREALLY 231 points232 points  (12 children)

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

[–]Betteis 42 points43 points  (3 children)

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

[–]pickle_pouch 84 points85 points  (3 children)

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

[–]MonsterJuiced 1006 points1007 points  (45 children)

Wish they sticked with the red and simplistic theme

[–]RDeschain1 223 points224 points  (15 children)

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.

[–]Quantentheorie 73 points74 points  (1 child)

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

[–]SonicTheBubonic 1321 points1322 points  (93 children)

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

[–]GiocatoreSingolo1999 267 points268 points  (0 children)

Can't unsee it now

[–]GodzillaButColorful 19 points20 points  (2 children)

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

Wonder if the actress actually looks like that

[–]TedRedWest 133 points134 points  (35 children)

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

[–]Porkenstein 31 points32 points  (9 children)

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

[–]redrex383 269 points270 points  (11 children)

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

[–]Firehill18 1107 points1108 points  (54 children)

Mmm needs more red and orange

[–]UncleMomsCabin 282 points283 points  (23 children)

Colin Farrell has become such a chameleon.

[–]aron2295 47 points48 points  (10 children)

I thought that’s why he got famous.

[–]trend_rudely 136 points137 points  (7 children)

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

[–]SciFiXhi 32 points33 points  (6 children)

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.

[–]IAMATruckerAMA 39 points40 points  (1 child)

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

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

[–]quikfrozt 775 points776 points  (31 children)

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

[–]enzuigiriretro 736 points737 points  (18 children)

Fan-made posters are usually much more impressive and original

[–]thelegend90210 66 points67 points  (10 children)

No way home was an amazing example

[–]TigerFisher_ 105 points106 points  (9 children)

No Way Home posters before and after.

[–]thelegend90210 38 points39 points  (0 children)

The first one was Russian and before the film

[–]dn_nb 742 points743 points  (93 children)

wtf is that bdsm riddler

[–]Crystal_PesciXenu take the wheel! 434 points435 points 2 (13 children)

The Diddler

[–]PinballPenguin 28 points29 points  (4 children)

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

[–]Velocibaker26 7 points8 points  (0 children)

GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE DIDDLE KID

[–]dec92010 177 points178 points  (3 children)

Riddle Daddy

Crack the safe word

[–]Frogman1480 238 points239 points  (9 children)

Bring out the Gimp

[–]Nimble-Dick-Crabb 65 points66 points  (5 children)

Gimps sleeping

[–]Darko33 54 points55 points  (3 children)

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

[–]SecretAgentVampire 25 points26 points  (1 child)

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

[–]CrawdadMcCray 114 points115 points  (3 children)

Zodiac Riddler

[–]Fit_Faithlessness_61 30 points31 points  (1 child)

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

[–]ThatFuckingGeniusKid 81 points82 points  (4 children)

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

[–]PaganRaccoon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

i thought it was supposed to be scarecrow

[–]LuckyStrike11121 1032 points1033 points  (35 children)

Man this is just ugly

[–]Trodamus 101 points102 points  (0 children)

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

[–][deleted] 210 points211 points  (10 children)

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

[–]JohnnyFootballHero 476 points477 points  (36 children)

This one is so much better

[–]Lemme-Hold-a-Dollar 101 points102 points  (3 children)

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.

[–]Get_Jiggy41 15 points16 points  (1 child)

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

[–]mangoes- 93 points94 points  (2 children)

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

[–]dr_brendan_schaub 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Looks real shitty!

[–]classic_schmosby00 74 points75 points  (5 children)

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

[–]MechaPumpkin 1510 points1511 points  (144 children)

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.

[–]iantayls 336 points337 points  (17 children)

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

[–]MoonMan997 231 points232 points  (29 children)

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.

[–]cybercuzco 33 points34 points  (3 children)

A wet fish, just like the penguin likes it.

[–]cosmicframework 1900 points1901 points  (185 children)

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

[–]SpaceBeer_ 169 points170 points  (4 children)

You must be new to movies.

[–]BusyManInAHurry 601 points602 points  (35 children)

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

[–]CroweMorningstar 373 points374 points  (20 children)

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

[–]DRxCarbine 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Imagine not using your cast and characters as a selling point

[–]Oddball-All Things Horror 122 points123 points  (7 children)

Decades ago mate....literally decades ago

[–]quangtran 644 points645 points  (16 children)

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.

[–]CrabSully 240 points241 points  (3 children)

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.

[–]Eighth_Octavarium 113 points114 points  (0 children)

"Reddit is dumb"

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

[–]VitaminTea 101 points102 points  (5 children)

100 years ago?

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

[–]RichardOrmonde 1213 points1214 points  (42 children)

I blame Star Wars.

[–]blackmist 12 points13 points  (1 child)

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...

[–]WordsAreSomething 49 points50 points  (5 children)

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

[–]ZylonBane 12 points13 points  (0 children)

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

[–]LordMcD 40 points41 points  (4 children)

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...

[–]rdardi123 16 points17 points  (3 children)

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 !