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DropshipRadio

I figure a “realistic” freeze gun would either consist of a liquid nitrogen thrower (a la a flamethrower) or - if you wanted to get crazy - a shotgun loaded with the liquid nitrogen equivalent of Dragonfire shells. I think the violent impact of a shotgun mixed with searing instantaneous freezing of skin and flesh would fit in quite well with how utterly brutal and grounded in reality The Batman seems to be, compared to previous representations of the characters. Would also fit in well with the repurposed GCPD gear he’s got.


Inspiredbyneave

That is an incredible concept wow Honestly the props and gear specifically aren’t really my area of expertise, I just do overall character design but you really know what you are doing. The gun was made in line with your first idea of the liquid nitrogen but the second idea is gold and does really fit with the GCPD aspects to his design. Really really good idea mate!


joshombroso

Obviously we're dealing with comics and fantasy here, but a liquid nitrogen thrower wouldn't do much damage at all unless someone was fully immersed for some time. If you just shot a stream of LN at someone, it would sublimate off for quite a while due to the Leidenfrost effect.


DaMuffinPirate

I wonder if there is some type of gelling agent or similarly adhesive material that retains its semi-solid properties when chilled to extremely low temperatures, but also be thermally conductive. It would be analogous to the sticky napalm in a real flamethrower. Sounds kind of horrifying actually lol.


joshombroso

Oh my God yeah, that would be terrifying


ask_why_im_angry

so cold napalm


S31-Syntax

[this stuff allegedly remains flexible at -80c](https://cen.acs.org/materials/polymers/Hydrogel-stays-strong-flexible-even/97/web/2019/06) so it's not too terribly much of a stretch to imagine a grounded but still supercooled viscous sticky hydrogel type thing. Apply some handwavium that it solidifies shortly after exposure to air when leaving the gun and whubam, you can glue people in place with sub zero instant concrete.


Famixofpower

I like the idea of liquid nitrogen because instead of freezing in a block of ice, it'll freeze them to death and shatter their bodies. Quite disturbing.


BillMcCrearysStache

Jason X has a kill like that, he freezes a girls face in liquid nitrogen and then smashes it on a table


Melk-boy

One of 2 great moments in that terrible film forever burned in my memory from childhood


wagswag

Don't talk bad on Jason X. It's one of the better entries save from II, IV and VI.


Melk-boy

Haha i should be clear and say I’m a fan of even the worst Jason movies. The worst slashers are still a fun time


jandros_quandry

Please tell me the second one is the sleeping bag scene?


Melk-boy

Of course it is. I’m a man of culture


jandros_quandry

Honestly its cinema at its finest, even without the nudity


PhantomThiefApollo

I’ve actually worked with liquid nitrogen. It doesn’t freeze you but gives intense frostbite. And the idea that a Mr. Freeze that burns people to death is so cool!


arunabharocks123456

Why, "or"? Why not *B O T H* ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ


Emergency-Spite-8330

Liquid nitrogen thrower with attached Masterkey?


PowerMetalPizza

I dig it. Maybe for dramatic effect, he could have the police patch scratched out or something.


Inspiredbyneave

Thats a good idea, it’d make it feel even more spontaneously put together


PowerMetalPizza

Perhaps even just crossed out with an icy blue colored spray paint or something?


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah I like that too exactly


Pharazlyg

Or just have the "POL" part falling off. So you're left with "ICE"


PowerMetalPizza

Okay that's way better than my idea


YungWhale

Bane would be terrified


Studio2770

Maybe have "Frozen" written on it like Leto Joker's "Damaged". /s


dirtymcgrit

When Batman meets him and finds out he had his wife frozen and it's looking for a cure he will never find, he tells him..."You can't live in the past... You have to... Let it go...Let it go"


Inspiredbyneave

If you are interested in seeing the process I’ve got a yt channel in my links


bigfatcarp93

I'm on old reddit, could you post the link here?


Inspiredbyneave

No problem at all, enjoy! [Mr. Freeze Concept Video](https://youtu.be/0mBxMJPs7Uo)


GhertFryins

Bruh is that the dude from Kingsman?


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah Mark Strong lol


BlackArbiter

Ooh I really dig the red goggles and the blue color of the hazmat suit


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you!


tcs0

This looks like something the SWAT would wear if thing were to go nuclear in Gotham.


Inspiredbyneave

Yes, I went with a extreme conditions hazmat suit. Something he would put together himself and topped with a stolen police vest.


MonkeMayne

I like the Hazmat suit repurposed into his suit idea. Definitely not a fan of the GCPD vest though. Way too “grounded”. I’d rather he creates his own freeze resistant armor to reinforce the Hazmat suit instead of a normal kevlar vest


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah fair enough, I can see what you mean and his own armour could definitely work nicely, good plan man


Dirkdiggler69nice

His expertise isn’t building armour; he’s a scientist/cryogeneticist. I think it’d make most sense if his hazmat suit (which is built and supplied by Waynetech Industries) was already insanely over engineered for protection, including armour (because the experiments are super dangerous?). Present design only protects torso from bullets.


Inspiredbyneave

Hmm that’s also good. Next design will be more comic accurate.


Dirkdiggler69nice

Also just because Riddler’s costume was gritty and slapped together doesn’t mean they *all* need to be. Would be more interesting if villains arrive at their circumstances from different pathways, including levels of funding and professional background. Freeze hazmat suit also poses unique challenge for Batman: Waynetech Industries will have supplied everything necessary to construct both Freeze *and* Batman suits, so Batman could be matched or beaten by his own tech (I wonder if Freeze will have utility belt with tricky accessory gadgets?). What you’ve got does look good. Brrr!


kngadwhmy

Agreed, this is kind of a bland design. A scientist like freeze would have some interesting mods going on and if it's meant to create it's own freezing environment it should be more akin to a space suit than hazmat.


MonkeMayne

Oh I like the space suit idea.


SandwichLess6154

That looks like Giancarlo underneath the mask....


Inspiredbyneave

Actually at the time I made this Mark Strong was the top choice for Freeze and the design is of his face but you can put whoever you want in there


SandwichLess6154

Either 1 of them would be brilliant tbh.


mariovspino5

Mark strong could probably play every comic book supervillain lol


Alternative_Bake_277

I love this, I imagine that the noise of the suit would sound something like one of those bouncy castles they’d have at birthday parties, hence the air filter and other equipment


Inspiredbyneave

Oh yeah that’d be cool, I can imagine they’d make some pretty eerie scenes with something like that and thank you!


DaleDenton08

Damn, someone get Matt Reeves on the phone!


Inspiredbyneave

Yes, hit me up Mr. Reeves!


blazetrail77

Oh man I really do like it. But in my heart I only hope for something close to his classic design and story as they can get. A proper Freeze story finally, but I will say Arnold was super cool.


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks and I agree, I’m making a more comic accurate suit next too so hopefully that works out well.


blazetrail77

You know though I kinda think this would've worked better than Freezs's suit in Gotham. Has a better look.


verynerdythings

Ppl kept saying they wanted Mr. Freeze but I had no idea how they could make his goofy-ass outfit gritty enough for The Batman and you went ahead and did it


Inspiredbyneave

Ay thanks man, I appreciate it greatly


verynerdythings

Yeah, I heard someone mention ice dragon’s-breath rounds in a shot gun and that would be dope


ohimnotstaying

How does this keep his body at freezing temperatures? The mask covers his face but how does the rest of his body survive?


Inspiredbyneave

It’s like a body suit, the air can flow throughout the body from the mask portion. If I were to redo it I’d make some tubes possible connect from the back canisters to possibly his waist too.


AffectionateBed6

I love this! Maybe add a grenade strap around his leg? Maybe like a strap that holds freeze grenades? I think that would look cool. Maybe make the freeze grenades repurposed smoke grenades that emit a coolant of some sort? Otherwise, this is so cool!


Inspiredbyneave

Ooo yeah that sounds good, I’m writing that down good idea mate. And thanks!


AffectionateBed6

Of course! Great work! Keep it up


Arne_L

This is why I love Reddit. Brilliant work! Edit for spelling.


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks!!


10MillionCakes

Looks really cool. Though i don't think he would have his weak spot exposed on his chest.


Inspiredbyneave

Always room for a suit upgrade 🤷‍♂️ fair point though and thanks


SpeCt3r1995

I personally love the design. Everything in "the Batman"'s universe is gritty and grounded, and this fits the bill super well. The concept is sound and the art itself is amazing. Also, compliments to you too, OP. I was scrolling through the comment section and you take criticism and suggestions like an absolute champ, which is not an easy thing to do when you're putting your creation out there. So good on you for being a good artist and a good sport.


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you it’s definitely what I was going for my friend. Hey thanks man, I don’t mind the criticism, some people of different opinions and some have great suggestions either way we all like Batman, right? Thanks again!


Just_Some_guy1594

Oh my god, I hope reeves gets off the "realism" bandwagon and goes full nuts and give a Mr Freeze just like in the comics and the arkham games. The universe of batman is so much more than just a bunch of serial killers with a gimmick.


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah we will see how it goes in the second movie but I can get behind that. There are way too many characters that need that space to be themselves and in a world that’s too grounded they’ll lose their charm.


Just_Some_guy1594

losing their charm is an understatement. How do you make a "realistic" Mr Freeze even possible at all? Or Poison Ivy? Or Court of Owls for that matter? (the actors have been talking about the Court of owls story in one interview and how great it is and that's why I'm bringing them up as well)


Inspiredbyneave

Mate I have no clue but all I know is I’m with you in wanting the more comic accurate movies.


Mcclane88

“The universe of batman is so much more than just a bunch of serial killers with a gimmick.” Exactly


Thablaqkgoat

You've done great work here for sure, very original and an interesting take. Clever to have him using a repurposed GCPD suit. And your art looks really well done too, top notch 👏👏 Though I'm gonna be honest, I don't want him to be this realistic. I'm so tired of realistic Batman, the character is really not this grounded and I feel like he loses some of his magic when this happens. Like Ra's not having his defining trait in Begins, or Bane being shorter than Batman in TDKR. I feel like the Arkham games are the gold standard, practical but still comic book-esque.


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you very much! I actually 100% agree, the Arkham games were the perfect balance between the comics and something terrifyingly real in my eyes. Id love it if we could get something to watch like that. I’m going to make a more “fantastically” Mr. Freeze next so we will see how it goes


Thablaqkgoat

That fight in City was so well executed, would love to see something like that at some point. But I'm so down to see your take on that, you're super talented!


Inspiredbyneave

Aw definitely, that’d be good. Thanks again!


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Inspiredbyneave

Thats good too, it’s a creepy approach and I like it. I just didn’t want to make him a serial killer too you know.


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Inspiredbyneave

No worries, thanks!


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Inspiredbyneave

I see it yeah, thanks again!


Ghostofslickville

That is awesome man. I'd love to see a TV series with a more grounded approach to DC's villians, similar to your design. Don't get me wrong, I love the colourful and whacky designs. But I appreciate/like this style more, when it comes to live action. Good work.


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you! I completely agree, it’s exciting to see these characters with a more serious tone. I’d also love to see a show done in a grounded way too, good idea.


InsidiousZombie

They should hire you for concept design. This is fucking perfect in my opinion.


Inspiredbyneave

Wow thank you so much my friend, I’d love to work for them


stingingnettlesmcgee

How did you make this?! What did you make it on!! It's crazy good


Inspiredbyneave

I made it with Procreate on a IPad, it’s a bit tricky since I cant use as many layers without messing up the quality but it works well. And thank you!!


elacmch

BIG fan of this. I love seeing ideas of how more fantastical villains like Mr Freeze could work in the grounded world of Reeves' Bat-verse. I don't have that level of creativity, so stuff like that really scratches that itch.


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks! Yeah a lot of thinking was needed to find a balance of a grounded and fantastical, glad you like it!


elacmch

For sure! I saw a video speculating on how a fantastical villain like Clayface would work, and it was essentially just a return to his first appearance as a master of disguise - a la Spider-Man's Chameleon - rather than a shapeshifting monster. I don't find that very compelling, myself. If we're going to have more fantastical villains in this universe, I want them to be grounded but not *completely* neutered, you know? Anyway, definitely think you found that right balance here. Well done.


Inspiredbyneave

Im with you on that, it would be way more interesting to have those fantastical elements rather than keeping everything too real, it takes away from the characters we love. Thanks again mate it means a lot!


vihuba26

Love it!


jH0Ni

I love this! Mr freeze is one of the tougher villains to make semi realistic, and I think this interpretation succeeds in spades! I've always figured he'd have some sort of hazmat suit. Maybe some smaller, realistic exo-skeleton outside of it, sort of like the brace in this image. Love it! Would love to see more.


Memeorise

This would be amazing if the ‘POL’ from Police was scratched or covered by another piece of the costume revealing just the ‘ICE’ part haha


Cycleofmadness

The concept is unique & different but i just dont think freeze is a workable villain to the reality of the batman (or even nolanverse). Im not a doctor but i cant think of any medical condition where the body needs to actually stay very cold to survive. If you're healthy or not, cold harms the human body. Maybe making freeze Russian, Finnish, Norwegian, or maybe Inuit.. originally from somewhere near or above the arctic circle he's a criminal thats always preferred the cold. Mundane & boring, but translatable from the comics to the screen.


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah but then that’s no fun. We can have some fantastical elements, like I’m pretty sure Batman hitting a bridge while paragliding would kill him instantly you know. But I do see what you are saying, to ground it even further and have him just like the cold is a good concept.


mi_esposa_me_espia

These movies that try to change the characters so much to make them "realistic" really bother me. Why are you making a movie based on something that you dislike so much you need to change it. Or that you think is so embarrassing that you want to make it "realistic"? This is why the Nolan Batman hasn't aged well for me, it feels like a superhero movie made by someone who dislikes and is embarrassed by superhero movies.


Inspiredbyneave

That’s a really good point and honestly I too would like it if they used there source material more strictly.


[deleted]

Love this!


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks!


stay-puft-mallow-man

This is so cool. How would you explain the red goggles? Love the creativity in the design.


Inspiredbyneave

I like to think of it as how he can see through the cloudy glass, it emits enough heat to clear it up you know. If not it’d realistically be impossible to see through it. Also thank you!


stay-puft-mallow-man

Man, so cool. You have any more ideas for the Rouge Gallery? I always wondered what someone could come up with for some of the more “magical” villains like Clayface or Killer Croc.


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks! I was going to do one more of Mr. Freeze (a little more comic accurate) and then start on another character but idk who that would be yet. I do really like those two though, the bigger characters sound fun to try so I might have to do it!


EdgarFrogandSam

It fits with the Riddler vibe.


Inspiredbyneave

Good good


etbiludecalcinha

I loved this concept, it looks so good, though i have some conflicted feelings about the GCPD vest, it doesn't look bad, but i think if it was a darkish blue it would look a bit better


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you and ok yeah good idea, I like it.


jenkind1

Nice art, I like this concept but it might be a little too far in the Nolan-realism direction. I think part of the appeal of Batman is where the noir elements are contrasted against pulp science. Batman is a gritty detective, but he is going up against something more garish and outlandish than himself.


Inspiredbyneave

Hmm okay, I see what you are saying. Good point.


DampfGecko

The Police uniform made me think of Lockup actually But otherwise, it definitely fits.


WHAMMYPAN

Cool…I’m guessing this is the first or second suit.


kingkron52

This is awesome OP nice work!


LiffeyDodge

are they planing on changing his origin story? I kind of like the "creating havoc to save his wife" story line. It give him some humanity.


ASHWILLIAMS01

Bro this looks sick. Can you do HUSH next please?


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks! That’s a good idea, I should try it


mariovspino5

HVAC man


Randonhead

Very cool man, i loved it


lr031099

Love the addition of the GCPD vest


CrooklynKnight

This is so dope. Good work.


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you


Will12123

Pretty nice, would be cool as a suit in Arkham World


PapuaOldGuinea

If Freeze ended up working for a steady pay with the cops, could you imagine that?


apineda11

Dude you have great talent. This is awesome


Numerous-Jelly-5297

This looks amazing


No_Bluebird8475

I really like it


nintendontryit

This actually is so fire


cookiemonster247

He ain’t gonna be seeing too well


cookiemonster247

How’s about instead of him freezing people, he murders them, then freezes them, then quarters them, and that’s his calling card. Like that one murderer from dexter


ThatpersonKyle

Why does he have to be hyper realistic? Reeves universe is less grounded than Nolan’s


Admirable_Elk_965

He looks kind of like the Helghast police officers from Killzone Mercenary. I like it!


Mr_freeze___

Definitely see him in the same universe as the batman pretty sweet


Inspiredbyneave

Perfect, thank you!


Mr_freeze___

Got any back story to go with the suit?


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah kinda, the idea is he still has his accident which hurts his leg and give him the subzero body. From there he puts together his suit to survive and realizing he’ll need armour for his new schemes, kills a guard and uses his vest. Something quick, I’m not the writer you know 😅


SmoodleBob

The GCPD vest is too low on the torso. It should be a bit higher up to protect more of the vital organs.


an_ill_way

Dude, he totally needs to be a member of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Seeing that big "ICE" on his back would be the *ice-ing* on the cake.


floworcrash

If there’s a god…


No_Assumption_6028

Why is he wearing a police vest?


Inspiredbyneave

I thought it’d be cool if he’d take it off a cop or something to use as makeshift protection as his suit was designed quickly without many resources.


anfal857

I really like this and am hoping we get something similar for the film. Though I will say I think he could do without the leg brace. A regular, non-labeled bulletproof vest would also suffice. I have done some research into how the gun would actually function, and I am thinking you could do one of two things: 1) Liquid Helium. I know you wrote “Liquid Nitrogen” on the image, but liquid nitrogen actually isn’t that hazardous to touch (for short periods of time, anyway). It would take prolonged exposure for liquid nitrogen to actually freeze human skin. Liquid helium has a much more immediate effect and can cause frostbite almost immediately. 2) Laser Cooling. This is a much more likely explanation for how the gun manages to freeze people. Laser cooling is the process of slowing down the atoms of a substance with a laser beam, drastically reducing the substance‘s temperature. In real-life, this process only works on several atoms at a time, though theoretically it could be made to work on larger targets (i.e. a human body)


Psychological_Fun426

Wow this is great!


ninetailsage

This is so cool. Well done OP


Sequelsuck

This looks dope


Strict-Dog-889

I dig it, I don’t think he can see outta that but I love the design


SarahnatorX

This is really cool. I often have a hard time trying to think of how Mr. Freeze could be realistic and this answers that pretty well.


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you, I’m glad you like it.


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Due to the realism and grittiness that the producers want to maintain throughout the films, if mr freeze were to be in the next one, this is the only concept I would be happy with. Great job!


Inspiredbyneave

Wow! Thank you!


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No worries, would love to see some concepts of urs for other characters.


Inspiredbyneave

I definitely have some others in mind which I’m excited to start, thanks again.


pastelbutcherknife

This is great - very gritty and dystopian and not silly


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you, I tried my best


PossumLord123

Ooooh! Me like~!


Oxeezy10

I would imagine the inside of his helmet be blue like if it was freezing no?


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah but the goggles give off some heat to clear the glass a tiny bit, not enough to warm the suit. At least that’s how I intended it haha


joepaulyg

I love it


BevansDesign

That's quite good, but I really hope they don't go in this direction. I'm not into the overly realistic style they're using for this latest round of movies. All they have to do is respect the source material. But Hollywood seems to think that things need to be either dark/gritty realism or ridiculous goofiness.


Time_String3870

Please do Anarchy!


DearthOFdata

Couple spelling errors in there OP. The most notable is decive instead of device in the breathing apparatus description.


AdNeither2429

This is a really good concept


x_RikoTakashi_x

Honestly I love this! I loved the fact that the Police bullet proof vest is over his body and I also like how the freeze gun is modeld after the double barrel mosberg (idk) shot gun but I think having a massive thing of ice from the tip to halfway on the gun and I don't find the useage of the knee brace


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks! Yeah I see what you mean, always room for improvements but I’m glad you like it.


x_RikoTakashi_x

No problem


bladestorm1745

Maybe have him remove the first 3 letters via scratching it or covering it so it just says ice


KevinEleven111

Does his knee brace allow him to kick through solid concrete like Bales? 🤔


Inspiredbyneave

I mean I just made it to help with an injury because I thought it’d be interesting but it could if you’d like 🤷‍♂️😅


KevinEleven111

Me thinks it should kick through solid concrete 🤔


Inspiredbyneave

Then it shall


Eamon71

I think it just looks cool


avenuenights

Schway! What's the story behind him being part of the GCPD?


OllieBlazin

The plot should be Hugo Strange doing his experiments on the mentally disabled inmates in Arkham Asylum. Cameo/Side Villains could be Man-Bat, Clayface, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc. But the main muscle is Freeze who is trying to take revenge on Strange for crossing him and not helping out his wife. Maybe in the end Batman helps him out and potentially help out the other villains.


RareD3liverur

Could he remove the police symbol. Just looks a bit jarring on him sorry


Inspiredbyneave

Yeah, it definitely could be removed, some don’t like it either and I get it.


RareD3liverur

I do like how you took risks and didn't take him too grounded tho. He's still got the cold containment suit, still got some form of cryo gun\~


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you!


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This is bad enough that Reeves might use it


sagr0tan

I believe I'm somehow related to him. My brain stops working correctly above 30°C, and I'm completely useless above 36°C. Seriously, that did cost me jobs in the past. Several. Today I have my own business and just don't go there on hot days. My employees and our customers know me & I love them for their understanding. As long as I'm near any AC, I'm capable of making phone calls, at least.


Traveytravis-69

Love it


Inspiredbyneave

Much appreciated man


Mahkari

this looks fucking sick , i love it


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you!


Wrangel_5989

I like it but I feel like it would fit the Dark Knight trilogy more. The Batman, while being more realistic than the 80s and 90s movies, is still stylized much more than the Dark Knight films or even the DCEU films.


Inspiredbyneave

I see what you are saying and thanks for the take, Im writing it down.


Mcclane88

It depresses me that this is probably exactly what he would look like in the Reeves-verse. Just wish Reeves had the balls to go all out with Batman rather than tying a hand behind his back by being grounded.


Inspiredbyneave

I feel that but the next concept I do will be more comic accurate, no worries


Mcclane88

No shade on your concept though. I think you made something in line with Paul Dano’s Riddler.


Inspiredbyneave

You’re good mate and thank you, its what I was going for


BigJman123

Pretty awesome tbh


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you


Dry-Ad-2922

Dude this is so sick, great idea


Inspiredbyneave

Thanks!


Fenderboy771

This looks like a cool design, but I just cannot get myself fired up for "grounded" and "realistic" takes on Batman stuff anymore. I really enjoyed The Batman, but I need the fantasy to find its way back to Batman movies


Inspiredbyneave

Thank you and I agree. My next concept will be more comic accurate so hopefully it’ll turn out well.


badgamesghost

I mean for freeze we have a pretty grounded story , the most out there thing is the fact he has to live in subzero tempatures


kingbankai

Too grounded in reality for my liking. Would like an mechanical exoskeleton over hazmat suit.


TropicalBatman

I hope we eventually get a Batman that isn't 100% grounded in reality. How are we going to have characters like clay face or ras al ghul and his Lazarus pits if everything is so focused on making things 100% plausible.


Spartacus120

Looks Kinda Sus.