Empire’s February Issue Features Three Alternate The Batman Covers

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The Batman is a few months from smashing into theatres. So far, we’ve seen a bunch of LEGO sets, Hotwheels cars, and the revelation that the new Bruce Wayne was inspired by a Nirvana song. Now the Dark Knight and Catwoman will be gracing the cover of the February issue of Empire.
Had I not been given the context of who was on the second cover, I’d never guessed that it was Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman. Unfortunately, aside from the whip, there’s not much else that reminds me of Batman’s love interest.
Subscription holders will get the exclusive variant by Jock. Everyone else can either pick up an issue at newsstands or pre-order them here. This issue will be out in three days on December 23rd.

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The Batman will be in theatres on March 4th, 2022. Directed by Matt Reeves, this version of the Dark Knight takes a much deeper turn. Rather than being a playboy millionaire, Bruce Wayne is a recluse who has been hard at work manufacturing the tools he needs for his war against Gotham’s seedy underbelly.
Catwoman appears to be more or less untouched as she seems to be an amalgamation of a few variants of the character, but the Riddler has undergone a drastic overhaul. Rather than being an eccentric, riddle-themed villain, Edward Nigma’s new interpretation has him acting more like the Zodiac Killer than Frank Gorshin.
Batman’s gadgets and vehicles appear to be much more DIY than Apple this time around. For example, the Batmobile looks like something you’d find in Fast and the Furious, bulky and functional without a bunch of bat symbols or sleek lines.
We’ve come a long way from the over-engineered arsenal we saw in Batman & Robin, for better or for worse. So could this gritty restart of the Batman franchise breath new life into a hero who has seen so many ups and downs over nearly one hundred years? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Source: Empire]
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