Holy pectorals, Batman!
Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder tweeted a first look at Ben Affleck as Batman on Tuesday, a day after teasing with another black-and-white photo of the Batmobile. Though he promised then to pull the veil off Bruce Wayne's supercar today, the emergence of Affleck was a surprise.
First impressions: Though he's a bit obscured, Affleck looks every bit the aging, world-weary Caped Crusader we were promised when the project was announced.
The suit itself departs from the militaristic/tactical armor that Christian Bale wore in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy; instead, Snyder returns to the natural pects-and-abs look that Tim Burton went with for Michael Keaton in '89 (yet steers clear of the infamous "bat nipples" for which George Clooney still makes fun of himself).
As for the Batmobile itself, the closed canopy pod and swooping front end also looks more like Burton's '89 Batmobile hotrod than any of the other iterations.
The internet was quick to seize on every last pixel Tuesday. Movies website Badass Digest — which speculates that the suit is inspired by Frank Miller's 1986 comic book miniseries The Dark Knight Returns — blew up the photos and played with the contrast to reveal the utility belt and other details, while Twitter user @fcoo, who identifies as a comic-book colorist, added some hues for a different look:
It's all well and good until an alien from Krypton starts punching on May 6, 2016. We'll see how that goes.
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