The concept art for a rejected sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight has surfaced online, showcasing a drastically different version of Bruce Wayne.
The photos, which were shared to concept designer Goran Bukvic’s ArtStation account, portray an old Bruce Wayne, who was allegedly intended to appear in a scrapped game known simply as Project Sabbath. As he slouches forward in the Batsuit, his height appears frailer. The most noticeable aspect is the massive grey beard that protrudes from behind the hood. Early reports about the existence of the Arkham Knight sequel stated that it would feature an older Batman, one who was more shattered as a result of years of combating Gotham’s villains. The concept image appears to validate this notion, with visible leg braces integrated into the outfit, most likely to give extra support for the elder hero.
“Please keep in mind that this is NOT concept art for the next Batman film; rather, it was created for a long-since-canceled video game. I had a lot of fun doing them “Bukvic, who worked for Warner Bros. Games in 2016, writes They don’t directly indicate that the photos were created for Project Sabbath, but considering the publication of Arkham Knight in 2015 and earlier graphics, the link seems plausible.
A set of concept photos for Project Sabbath were released online in 2019. These images unveiled the designs of numerous well-known villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face, Gorilla Grodd, and Black Mask. According to reports, Project Sabbath will take place after the events of Arkham Knight and will star Damian Wayne as he adopted the mantle of Batman under the guidance of his father, Bruce Wayne.
While Project Sabbath may never see the light of day, many think that components of the project were eventually altered and incorporated into the upcoming open-world action game Gotham Knights. Players will take on the role of the Bat-Family as they struggle to retake Gotham City from an uprising of villains in the aftermath of Batman’s untimely death. The game’s playable characters will be Nightwing, Red Hood, Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl, and Tim Drake’s Robin, each with their own combat tactics and traversal skills. Gotham Knights will be released in 2022 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.