Batman v Superman: New Movie, New Batman Logo

The next time we’ll be seeing the Caped Crusader swoop across our movie screens won’t be until 2017. But last month, director Zach Snyder nearly crashed the internet with a teasing glimpse of what we have to look forward to in three year’s time.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the newest installment in a legacy of Batman films going way back to the original Batman movie released in 1966 starring Adam West and Burt Ward.

In addition to releasing the upcoming film’s official title, Snyder piqued the interest of Batman fans around the globe when he tweeted the first official images of Ben Affleck donning the famous cowl and the latest model of the Batmobile.

Also unveiled, the latest in a long line of iconic Batman logos.

First appearing in comics back in 1939, Batman and his iconic bat silhouette have undergone numerous changes over the 70-plus years of comics, TV and movies since. While much will be made of the modifications Snyder has made to the Caped Crusader’s infamous cowl and costume, no aspect in the Batman universe has undergone as many changes as the Bat symbol.

The new Batman symbol, featuring a bulkier bat silhouette than Christopher Nolan’s more avantgarde Dark Knight symbol, looks a modern update of the classic Bat symbols going back to the 40s and 50s. It’s sans the full face Batman of the original comics but its large bat is a departure from sleeker logos of the past.

But the most striking feature of the upcoming movie’s bat symbol is the inclusion of another iconic character’s logo.

As the movie’s title gives away, this is not solely a Batman movie - although so far, most of the talk has revolved around the Dark Knight’s theatrical return. By including Superman in Bruce Wayne’s upcoming adventure, DC Comics are taking a crack at the multi-superhero feature while setting up the possibility of a full blown Justice League film in the future.

Of course Snyder is very familiar with Superman, having overseen 2013’s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill. After updating the Man of Steel’s “S” emblem for that movie, Snyder appears content to keep the logo the same in the hero’s next film.

So let’s official start the countdown to 2017. With three years until the Batman v Superman’s release, Snyder will undoubtedly excite/torment Dark Knight fans with more teaser frames from the movie and the internet will be brimming with possible spoilers, not to mention tons of marketing and apparel opportunities for Batman rings, t-shirts, posters and more featuring the iconic logos of both characters.

But for now, we’ll just have to be satisfied with the over 70 years worth of famous Batman symbols, comics, TV and movies.

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