The LEGO Batman Movie will reportedly acknowledge every era of the Caped Crusader on-screen—but before we take that stroll down memory lane in 2017, let’s turn our eyes to the Batmen that could have existed. 3D character artist Caleb Nefzen dreamed up what Batman would look like as a fearsome Viking warrior (above); on deviantART, DenisM79 reimagines the Dark Knight as a greaser punk; and even more artists have envisioned Batman in every era.
Meet Rockabilly Batman, with bonus hot rod Batmobile! (by DenisM79):
Batman of the Ottoman Empire (by Eren Arik):
The Iron Bat (by Boss Logic):
Underworld Batman (by fear-sAs):
“I AM THE NIGHT. I AM EVERY NIGHT. I AM LITERALLY EVERY ERA YOU CAN THINK OF.”
Check out more illustrations, including Revolutionary Batman (what’s up with that sword?), Steampunk Batman, and Nuclear War Batman.
This article was originally published December 8, 2014.