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Cities Have Projected The Bat-Signal To Celebrate Batman's 80th Anniversary

Cities Have Projected The Bat-Signal To Celebrate Batman's 80th Anniversary

When you think of a superhero, there are a few that spring to mind immediately, and Batman is certainly one of them.

The Caped Crusader is one of the most iconic characters of all time and to celebrate his 80th anniversary cities across the world have been illuminating buildings with the famous Bat-Signal.

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Batman Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of September in honor of the Dark Knight.

To mark the special occasion, the emblem has been shone in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Barcelona and Paris, with thousands coming out to witness the spectacle.


As well as the Bat-Signal, other events include a signing and panel discussion by Batman writers in New York as well as a Batman 5km night run through Los Angeles.

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Despite being around for 80 years, fans are still as excited as ever to see where Bruce Wayne's story goes and work is well under way on the next chapter with Robert Pattinson taking on the role.

News of his involvement had been circulating for quite a while by the time he was actually confirmed by Warner Bros. on 31 May.

The actor had been keen on it for a while after hearing that the script focused on a younger version of Bruce Wayne.

He explained: "I'd had Batman in my mind for a while. It's such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I'd been prodding Matt [Reeves, who's down to direct the movie]. He didn't accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him."

Maybe this was a role he'd been aspiring to take on for much longer than we initially thought, as Pattinson told Variety: "When I was a kid, it was the only outfit that I had."

According to Variety, the script has been finished and shooting will begin in winter with an expected debut in June 2021.

Robert Pattinson is the latest actor to play the Caped Crusader. Credit: PA
Robert Pattinson is the latest actor to play the Caped Crusader. Credit: PA

Pattinson will follow in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.

Pattinson agreed to meet with the movie bosses when the script was finished, however it was a tough meeting to have.

He said: "I had to kind of try to imagine what he'd written, and I hadn't even read the script.

"I'd come with this pad full of notes."

And while not much is known about the new movie, here's to 80 more years of the Caped Crusader.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Robert Pattinson, Batman

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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