Zack Snyder released the first picture of Ben Affleck in his Batman costume. Here it is:
I’ve shared the original, with a lightened version below to show detail in the suit.
You see that? That is Batman. Not any Batman, mind you, but MY Batman. That costume clearly has a few things going for it. Not only do you have the short ears, but also a large, bulbous Batsymbol on his chest. It looks like Jim Lee (the artist who draws my favorite version of Batman–“my” Batman) and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. I can’t help but see a bit of Justice League 3000 in the symbol as well. The suit is right out of the New 52, but the key features that I have mentioned are seemingly cherry-picked for optimum fangasms. The internet exploded when that picture was shared. With good read, too. That picture is used to vindicate the supporters and silence the baseless hatred. You know what else? The Batmobile looks damn-near perfect as well. It is like they fully realized the car from the highly-anticipate Arkham Knight. It is clearly a one-seating cockpit style Batmobile, and I think that is perfect. In fact, everything about this is perfect. Why? Well, not only does it combine everything I wanted from a previous post into an almost perfect Batsuit, but it also confirms that Affleck is a fantastic match for what Batman is supposed to look like. The jawline is the thing that strikes me. If you think about it, all of the actors who have worn the cowl in the past have done so in a ill-fitting manner. Keaton’s was too loose, The sides of Kilmer’s looked stange (his lips were too big as well), Clooney’s costume had MANY problems, and Bale’s face was too “fat”– making it look like the cowl was two sizes too small. Affleck’s chin looks great and the entire suit looks like it came out of an Arkham game. The New 52 piping is fantastic and the “always flexed” look of the muscles and veins plays well to intimidate criminals. This is the costume of a man that has been fighting crime for ten years. He knows what will work, what is comfortable, and what is perfectly armored. The costume designers should be proud. Very proud. Now, if only the writing is as good as this costume. I think we are in for something fantastic.
Oh! I also think that they are going to introduce Wonder Woman as an ambassador from Themyscera. She shows up to reveal their existence to the world to let Earth know that they are here to help defend it in the wake of Zod’s attack. I would also bet that, like my Metallo prediction, Cyborg will have been injured in Metropolis and his father was forced to build him a body in S.T.A.R. Labs there using Kryptonian tech. Think of the New 52 origin for his character, but with Krypton instead of Apokolips.