NeoBaggins Gives His Take On The BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Bat-Suit

NeoBaggins Gives His Take On The BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Bat-Suit

While the world anticipated the look of the latest version of the Legendary Batmobile, Director Zack Snyder gave us more than what we expected. After the jump you can find out what I thought of the first official image of Ben Affleck as Batman.

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By NeoBaggins - 5/15/2014
























As people became more vocal about the reveal of the Batsuit in the wake of the Batmobile teaser, I felt compelled to tell everyone to chill and be thankful. The film is two years away depending on how optimistic you are with your math, and If you get the suit now, then what? But before I could form a complete thought on getting the suit too early and the boredom and demystification it might cause the suit.... it was already here. Not only was it here, but the Batmobile itself, which seemed to be the focal point of the tease, still remains some what of a mystery as we can't see it on a whole.

Am I upset about the Batsuit being dropped on us? Hell no! Let's review.



The Cowl appears to be smooth, uncomplicated and right to the point. Its texture would suggest a leathery material and other than what appears to be some neck and Trap muscle embellishments, I don't discern much skull molding or feel of armor- although the forehead could indeed house a protective frame underneath.

Then, there's the ears. I'm a fan of the longer ears but was never opposed to the shorter ones. At first glance they're a little jarring but Affleck under the hood is undoubtedly channeling a look consisitent with the comics. Probably more so than his predessessors who have taken to screen in the mask. It is quite astonishing and reminiscent of Frank Miller's 'THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS' which is more than likely the intent given that the film was announced with that story being an inspiration. As of now, Affleck looks fierce in the cowl and he is very much the Batman, and without a full color version to appraise, I'm giving it a 7.5 until further notice.

7.5

 

Basically attached to the cowl, the cape appears to be made in the same leathery material as the mask. I prefer this over a more cloth or rubbery look tho it does lean towards the rubber family. Whether CGI will play a part is unknown at this point. The capes connection to the upper torso of the suit is new, and while I can't discern how its connected or comes off, it is sleek in its style. If you look at the cape over his shoulder you'll notice that the cape can fall over his arms in classic Batman fashion. As if now, 7.5

7.5 



Batman's gloves are quite exceptional here. They are sleek, tactical and consistent with the cape and cowl texture. But I do believe the gloves are too far up his arm for my taste which is a very small gripe if any. Batman has been drawn with his gloves meeting the bend of his arm, but I think a more common look has the gloves wrapping the bulk of the forearm at the middle mark, a quarter before the bend in the arm. The lines and partitions give the gloves a new52 feel which make them even more appealing.

8.0



The belt is yet another nice touch to bringing a comicbook Batman to live action. This time, it would appear that the usually golden or military brown belt is now black- a color that is some times drawn in the newer comics depending on the artist. I like the black belt but wouldn't mind if it was the colored version. But the black belt and the grey suit accents the contrasts between the colorful Man of Steel and brooding Dark Knight. Very good call. Also the design for the belt is excellent.

8.0



The Bat symbol was a tricky one for me to evaluate. I'm excited about because, like the ears, it seems to be a nod to Miller's Dark Knight. But in simple terms, I like a more stylized and sleek symbol. But the raised, metal-shield-like design gives us a defined symbol which was missing in Nolan's Bat suits. It doesn't appear to be black tho, but the same shade of grey as the rest of the suit. People have made some pretty nice photoshop coloring of the suit, but the Bat doesn't seem to match the cape, cowl, belt and gloves. But I'm hoping those scratch marks are from knife attacks.

7.0

THE SUIT


For the first time since Tim Burton applied the unwritten rule, we have a Batman that is not covered in black rubber. For the first time on the big-screen, we're getting a comicbook version of the character wearing a grey suit. This suit however seems to have a pattern on it. Its hard to tell if its a pattern or the material itself, but the look is too similar to Superman's suit which is covered in a pattern. You can tell it was rolled out from the same production. I don't think it would have hurt to go with a more smooth and less busy pattern. Superman's suit was unique in that regard because even tho we've never seen Superman in a suit like that, its wild texture and pattern was consistent with something alien.

But overall, when judging the suit and Ben in it, we have the biggest Batman and most definitely the most visually comicbook Batman to date. I think this will only improve with color reveals of the suit and at different angles.

8.5

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MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 4:05 PM
It's damn near perfect to me!
NeoBaggins - 5/15/2014, 4:09 PM
@MrBlackJack

I think that will be my final appraisal as well when we get full color.
Brainiac13 - 5/15/2014, 4:15 PM
Nice review Neo........remember supes symbol had different colours in different pics......I bet the symbol will be a different shade of grey than the suit. :)
Brainiac13 - 5/15/2014, 4:16 PM
To me it's perfect.
NeoBaggins - 5/15/2014, 4:38 PM
@Brainiac13

Affleck is definitely BATMAN here. And now that you mention the shades of the symbol, could it actually be a golden color? Just a crazy thought. I'm hoping its darker than than the suit but either way its prominent.

MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 4:49 PM
I've been behind Affleck since day one. I'm just shocked they gave him such a badass suit!
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 4:49 PM
It looks like it'll be dark grey and black, maybe dark grey and dark blue. I'm fine with either combination.
MrBlackjack - 5/15/2014, 4:54 PM
Nice write-up FYI!
DaVinci31 - 5/15/2014, 5:03 PM
What excites me the most is that I find Snyder to be the type of Director who could finally give The Caped Crusader more than one suit, while keeping it cohesive.

Excluding this



since that is not Batman.
MantiniuMan - 5/15/2014, 5:35 PM
Nice Article.....


Its really hard to score because its better then the Nolan suit and all other Bat-suits,so It automatically gets a high score...

I would give the Nolan suits 8.5 and this is better so I would give this a 9.5 just out of the principal and concept of the suit...

And TDKR is my favourite cinematic trilogy....


A 10/10 Batsiut would be this but cape just flowing forever and one with the night........
SuperCat - 5/15/2014, 6:06 PM
Good stuff, Neo! I agree with your ratings.
Desrow - 5/15/2014, 6:20 PM
Pretty nice, gj Neo.
MrReese - 5/15/2014, 7:10 PM
The suit n Batmobile look ace 2 me.Bats never worried me though or Supes 4 that matter.I'm more curious about WW.

Awesome review btw @Neo
sups92 - 5/15/2014, 7:45 PM
Everybody listen to this radio program someone calls in explaining what the suit is made of and the tone of the movie!!! Fast forward it to 10:47 or 13:21 if you don't want to hear their opinion on the suit.

http://www.wmms.com/media/podcast-the-alan-cox-show-TheAlanCoxShow/pop-rocks-fat-jokes-24764548/
Marxman12 - 5/15/2014, 9:07 PM
Great breakdown on the components of the new batsuit. It's definitely the best batsuit thus far in my opinion. The only question I have is what will he sound like? I really like Val Kilmer's and Christian Bale's (in Batman Begins) which is to use two different voices.
Marxman12 - 5/15/2014, 9:08 PM
Whoa. Grif doesn't hate it.
Batmaniac - 5/16/2014, 3:39 AM
Nice write-up NeoBaggins.
Klone - 5/16/2014, 3:41 AM
I give the suit a 10.
Kryptoniano - 5/16/2014, 4:16 AM
SOLID 10.
jp688 - 5/16/2014, 4:24 AM
Great ears, like Miller's or "Hush". Practical, too.
Gmoney84 - 5/16/2014, 4:27 AM
10.
MightOfMagneto - 5/16/2014, 4:27 AM
I wish the they made the suit more "armor-ish" similar to Nite Owl's suit.



I like the overall design though.

The bat symbol on the chest should be the same color as the cowl and gloves.
MightOfMagneto - 5/16/2014, 4:30 AM
I give this suit 7.5 / 10
HorrorPilot - 5/16/2014, 4:44 AM
Baggins me boy...that was a damned fine review!
McGee - 5/16/2014, 4:56 AM
Neo...I'm proud to have you part of the Red Hat gang.
Guerillas - 5/16/2014, 5:02 AM
would like a black bat-symbol..
6of13 - 5/16/2014, 5:08 AM
Nice article!

I love the suit. It does seem a lot more practical than the previous suits.

I know a lot of people would like to see the whites of the eyes of the cowl, but if it were up to me, I would put dark lenses instead. And then inside the cowl the lenses would be have night vision technology that could adapt to any level of light. That way he can see perfectly out the dark lenses.
6of13 - 5/16/2014, 5:10 AM
Make that "knight" vision technology.
RedSon - 5/16/2014, 5:10 AM
Well done Neo. Well done.
grifdeadpoolteabag - 5/16/2014, 5:12 AM
I stopped reading after "dropped" was used instead of "released to the public" or other more appropriate, grown-up, non-lonser phrase to denote what was actually done with this image.
Nubase - 5/16/2014, 5:17 AM
we will know from next week onwards as shooting in the movie is supposed to be this weekend, it all depends when scenes for batman are done and if the scenes they shoot first are outdoor scenes then we will know if its the classic black and grey but it most def is, cause of the dark tome of the cowl and cape and light tone of the the suit
Mothchild - 5/16/2014, 5:27 AM
I'd prefer a yellowish belt but can live with black.
DLM2013 - 5/16/2014, 5:35 AM
I agree. I don't like it having the same pattern as supes costume. I want each to be unique. Overall, it looks fantastic. Can't wait for the official photos!
MightyZeus - 5/16/2014, 5:49 AM
Interesting take on the suit. For me the suit is near perfect and i love the way it looks. The only small problem i have is that the ears for me personally are too short but it still doesnt detract the fact that the suit is basically awesome.

You get a thumbs up from me.
DeathAdder - 5/16/2014, 5:55 AM
Review sounds like it was written by a 12 year old.
brilaneb - 5/16/2014, 6:23 AM
Question, would it be possible for Wayne Enterprises to have gotten it's hands on Zod's suit so this Batman could create a suit to go up agains the Man of Steel? hmmmmm.......
Vanquisher - 5/16/2014, 6:27 AM
This movie is hilarious. With one of the world's worst and politically polarizing actors under the cowl, this movie (and future ones) have become "Beware the Batman", the live action film.

Speaking about "polarizing" actors,....(LOL) ever wonder why Johnny Depp has a long streak of flop movies? The difference between Depp and Affleck is that, Depp can actually act. Affleck can't. LOL...give him a suit that only comicbook nerds can get an "O" from and the batfranchise is gonna be big trouble again.
Steelers4190 - 5/16/2014, 7:02 AM
Suit is perfect to me. Absolutely love it
GETjiggy - 5/16/2014, 7:05 AM
I'm more excited about this movie ... Just wish Snyder would cast Kevin conroy as the batman voice... I don't want to hear afflac's quackin voice
MantiniuMan - 5/16/2014, 7:13 AM
Kevin Conroys Voice in a fully live film.....


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