A Closer Look At Ben Affleck's BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Bat-Suit

A super hi-res version of the image posted by director Zack Snyder earlier on today offers a much a more detailed look at the new Batman costume worn by Ben Affleck, and also allows for a more in depth analysis. Click on as I break down the Bat-suit section by section.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/13/2014
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the day I'm sure you've already seen our first official pic of the new Bat-suit that'll be worn by Ben Affleck in Zack Snyder's still untitled sequel to Man Of Steel. But here we have a much higher resolution version of the snap which allows us to zoom in and examine the little details -- and as any CBMer knows, that's where the devil is.

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First up we have the cowl. I think any fan of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns will immediately notice the overall similarities here (and indeed, in the suit as a whole), particularly in the smaller ears..which some fans have taken issue with. Since he's looking down it's difficult to make out the eyes, but it would appear that we're in for more of the 'ol black makeup under the cowl -- though to be fair, short of whiting out the eyes completely it's hard to imagine any other way to go about this. The cape and cowl are connected, and look to be more flexible than the Christian Bale suit. Could we be looking at a return to the rubbery material sported by Michael Keaton in the Tim Burton films?

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Well, Bale wasn't exactly malnourished but I think it's fair to say Affleck is a BEAST in this new outfit. It's hard to tell if the actor actually bulked up to this point (though he probably has by now anyway) or there's some additional padding provided by the suit, but either way it seems we're looking at our buffest Batman yet. The enlarged chest symbol, again, recalls Miller's TDKR, and -- as is customary with superhero costumes these days -- we have a raised, textured pattern on the suit. Obviously we can't make out the colors, but I'd be surprised if they didn't follow the dark blue/black cape 'n cowl with a grey suit from, you guessed it, The Dark Knight Returns.

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On to the lower section of the image now, and we can see that the standard gauntlet blades are present, and we also have our largest utility belt yet. Any chance Bats is storing some shark repellent in there? Below you can see an entire pic of Batman, and I've messed with the levels a bit for maximum visibility. Plus, we have an excellent fan made color rendering of the full image. There seems to be an overall positive response to this new costume, and I'd say that it's without a doubt our most comic-accurate one so far anyway -- but is there anything you'd change if you could? Sound off below.



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batz11 - 5/13/2014, 11:13 AM
DCFresh's article had a high res version if you clicked on the image...like the texture, I'm saying it's Kevlar or similar...
McNyagano - 5/13/2014, 11:40 AM
That's just perfection right there. Ears are too short though:/
LEEE777 - 5/13/2014, 12:59 PM
Perfect... lets hope Affleck is!
Joementum - 5/13/2014, 1:20 PM
Marvel now has competition.


Finally.
charlie2094 - 5/13/2014, 1:20 PM
So so perfect!

Couldn't have hoped for better!

Wanted Returns mixed with New 52 and Arkham..pretty much got it!
batmanvsuperman - 5/13/2014, 1:20 PM
[frick]ing awesome I had faith from day three
BlindJustice - 5/13/2014, 1:20 PM
Suit looks decent, but how about the actor? Oh yeah...we forgot about that tiny important part.
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/13/2014, 1:21 PM
I was one of the few people that were really wanting short ears, but now that I actually see them, I don't like them as much. I love the belt, but I don't really like the logo. Gloves, great. Cape, great. Torso, great. Overall, decent costume. I love the colored version.
LeroyJenkins - 5/13/2014, 1:21 PM
Last pic almost looks blue o_O
SuperiorMrGod - 5/13/2014, 1:22 PM
Boooooo
Joementum - 5/13/2014, 1:22 PM
The is the style I want to see in the next CBMs, Netflix, and TV adaptations.
SuperiorMrGod - 5/13/2014, 1:22 PM
Looks like shit. All that hype for nothing.
DylansMyDog - 5/13/2014, 1:22 PM
Looks amazing!
blackandyellow - 5/13/2014, 1:23 PM
The suit is great. Affleck is gonna kill it as John Blake.
DylansMyDog - 5/13/2014, 1:23 PM
I think the bat mobile is what I'm most excited about though.
sintzu - 5/13/2014, 1:23 PM
i hope in future movies we get a symble close to arkham city's suite and a bit longer ears but other then that the suite looks epic especially in colour
ScorpioRisin - 5/13/2014, 1:23 PM
Beautiful
huckfinnisher - 5/13/2014, 1:23 PM
@blind justice I only wish i could forget :-(
KidGoku - 5/13/2014, 1:23 PM
That colored version though!!
Joeyfxx - 5/13/2014, 1:24 PM
This is [frick]ing incredible
chrispunk28 - 5/13/2014, 1:24 PM
so we got fat batman
Johnwalker641 - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
I fricking love it! Bring on BatFleck!
themidnightking - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
NOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BlacktinAmerica - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
Me and the MCU Fans be like...
Hawksblueyes - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
Cape and the cowl actually look like leather. I like it.
Venom18 - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
If the final picture is what the color pattern will look like for the suit then that would be awesome! I prefer a the dark blue over all black cowl and cap. Can't wait.
Superior - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
chrispunk28 - 5/13/2014, 1:25 PM
RaleighAntrobus - 5/13/2014, 1:26 PM
@Joementum -

That's so it will sell toys.

But the suit and cowl? Daaaaaammmmmmmmnnnnnnn.
blacknumber13 - 5/13/2014, 1:26 PM
Love the short ears and the fat Bat symbol. The belt looks a little too big but its a small gripe. Looks good.
GodzillaKart - 5/13/2014, 1:26 PM
Nice. It's clearly armor of some kind.
Batmaniac - 5/13/2014, 1:26 PM
The Batsuit is absolutely perfect.
Action - 5/13/2014, 1:27 PM
WOW, back to the drawing , please. Whats up with all that fake muscle? Looks like a suit from a cheesy early 90s comic book film.

@SuperiorMrGod-Dude, I feel your pain.
Neonzel - 5/13/2014, 1:27 PM
michaeljames - 5/13/2014, 1:27 PM
What's with all the negativity it looks insane! Look at the size of him he can easily go toe-to-toe with Cavill.
McGee - 5/13/2014, 1:28 PM
Scarilian - 5/13/2014, 1:28 PM
Love the fact so many guys are just jerking off over this and I'm just sitting here knowing full well that MoS2 will have the same audience reaction as the last one and that the Justice League film will be delayed again in favour of another reboot.
tomasocelot - 5/13/2014, 1:28 PM
I think it maybe is made of some kind of kryptoian material. If they basis this a few years after the man of steel then that gives bruce the time to search the world and see look for alien tech or he could have access to zod suit and made it out of that.
Vanquisher - 5/13/2014, 1:29 PM
It's the 1960's Batman tv serious all over again. Affleck in the suit makes Batman look like he is a beer drinker.

Still, I can't believe WB casted the worst and most politically polarizing actor to be the next Batman for the next few movies.
WinterSoldier33 - 5/13/2014, 1:29 PM
it looks awesome up close but the dark knight costume is better
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