What would Bruce Wayne wear if the Bat-suit or a tuxedo wasn’t appropriate for the occasion? We may never know for sure, but fans have been taking a stab at answering that question. Filmmakers, in partnership with t-shirt producers Design By Humans have been hosting a contest to design a t-shirt inspired by the hotly-anticipated upcoming movie, The Dark Knight Rises, which is supposedly the last film in which Christian Bale will portray the iconic character.
Fans, of course, have been passionate about Bale and director Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman mythology, as can be seen in the contest. You can see for yourself, too, as the first submissions are now available for viewing and voting on Design By Humans’ website. At first glance, most of the submissions are inspired by the comics, featuring dark and gritty images and designs. As you might guess, most are pictures of Batman himself, although there are designs featuring Catwoman and Bane, who will feature in the upcoming movie.
Unlike most superhero tale, the Batman is extraordinarily dark, and although w, as the audience, root for Batman, his success is never guaranteed in the forbidding world of Gotham City. This is clearly reflected in the design submissions, which show the Dark Knight himself, squaring off in a battle he might not win. The work already submitted has been generated by true fans and consummate artists. If you’d like to submit a design, act fast. The contest is open until April 11.