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After months of speculation and waiting, the look of Ben Affleck in the new Batman suit, and his new Batmobile, were officially revealed today by director Zack Snyder, for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, known as Batman vs. Superman. Yesterday, Snyder teased all of us with this tweet:
Could be time to pull the tarp…Tomorrow? http://t.co/Nmm0QqWYYH pic.twitter.com/E6iKluZNDj
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 12, 2014
And today, he followed it up with this full reveal:
I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham http://t.co/WPHKLxgBLM pic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJ
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 13, 2014
It’s a really beautiful and striking picture, and it definitely harkens back to the earlier Burton films, while being fairly reminiscent of Nolan’s Batsuit as well. But what it most resembles, to me, is the look of Kevin Conroy’s Batman in the 1990’s animated series. This suit looks fantastic, as does his new Batmobile. Snyder has nailed the look of Batman and the Batmobile, now we just have to wait and see what he does with him on screen, but the wait for that is going to be much longer.
Batman vs. Superman, which also stars Henry Cavill, who returns as Clark Kent, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and many more, is currently set for release on May 6, 2016, against Marvel’s Captain America 3. Whether it stays on the date for now is anyone’s guess, but no matter what, it’ll be exciting to see the two most iconic superheroes finally on the big screen together.
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