Batman is not just one of the most important figures for DC, he is also one of the most recognized superheroes in the world and an indispensable character for pop culture. The genius of the hooded man has to do with his origin totally remote from chemical accidents or extraterrestrial races; being his intelligence, his physical force and his resources his true powers. Over the years we have seen various adaptations in film and television, with Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck as some of the biggest names. Soon we will be able to know the version of Robert Pattinson in The Batman that promises to be quite close to the first installments where the character was closer to a detective than to a classic hero.
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The fame of Batman, originally created by Bob kane and Bill finger, has spawned a series of copies that simply never fell short. The idea of a millionaire who decides to become a vigilante is something we have seen in various ways, but deep down we always seek to return to Bruce wayne and his trauma from the cruel murder of his parents. This last aspect also separates this character from others, since psychology was always an indispensable part of his stories and of the villains that accompanied him. Although Joker is the best known enemy of Batman, there are others just as complex and obscure, such as Scarecrow, Hugo Strange or The Riddler, which in the next version directed by Matt Reeves will be played by Paul Dano.
In 2014, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, it was announced Batman day, which was very well received by the fans and is now celebrated every year on the third Sunday of September. This event serves to promote comics, movies, series and video games of the hero, but also to establish his importance in popular culture with lectures and interviews on how the character has evolved and how different artists change him.
DC (via ComicBook.com) just announced what we can expect for him Batman Day 2021, to be held on September 18. On this occasion, priority will be given to the association of DC / Warner Bros. with HBO Max and during the event the exclusive podcast of the platform called Batman: The Audio Adventures. This is not a podcast about the character, but about an original story that will be told over 10 episodes and that, if successful, could have a second season. In this project, the person in charge of giving voice to Batman will be Jeffrey Wright, who will work with Rosario Dawson (Catwoman) and John Leguizamo (The Riddler). It is known that this podcast will take inspiration from the famous animated series, whose noir atmosphere is still highly praised and loved by the audience.
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To accompany Batman: The Audio Adventures, DC will publish an exclusive 80-page comic that will be released for the first time at this event and will be published officially in October. This comic will be a prequel to establish the context and style that the podcast will follow. Continuing with the comics, during the Batman day will also be presented Batman: the World anthology, a tribute book of more than 180 pages that will include stories from different illustrators and writers around the world. Although this book will be available from September 14, the event edition is expected to include some extras.
An app called DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition where the user can join the detective team led by Batman called Knightwatch. Focused on a more childlike audience, this application hopes to attract a new generation to introduce the hero, his villains and Gotham itself. Similarly, DC will premiere Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, comic created for his alliance with Webtoon that today premiered the first chapter. cartoon Network will join the celebration with a special program that will include an episode of Teen Titans GO! called “Batman’s Birthday Gift,” where the heroes will do their best to deliver a special gift to the hooded man.
Although the hero films attract a lot of attention, the truth is that DC It puts out tons of other products that only loyal fans know about. The Batman day It is not just to present some advance of The batman or to discuss whether Affleck is better than Bale, it is about getting to know the character in other media and how he adapts for various ages, from the little ones who know him best from action figures to the veterans who grew up with the series and franchises cinematographic.
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