Wednesday, May 14, 2014
As promised via his official Twitter account and after teasing a whopper yesterday, Zack Snyder has pulled the tarp and revealed the surprise... Which does not only include a new looking Batmobile to be used in his upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel "Batman Vs Superman", but also the very first look of Ben Affleck as Batman.
As reported by Snyder's Tweet and seen in Comic Book.com, the new costume is clearly a nod to The Dark Knight Returns, which of course is the classic Frank Miller storyline that features an older Batman coming out of retirement and fighting crime once more.
This Batsuit is similar to the second suit Bruce Wayne dons in that alternate futuristic story, and Mr. Affleck here is wearing sports a shorter cowl, and has a body suit that almost looks more comic accurate and greyish in nature with the "classic retro The Dark Knight Returns" logo mounted on his chest.
On related news and also from Comic Book.com, Blue Realm Studios via Twitter has also revealed the look of the Batmobile itself, via a prototype sculpture that minus the wheels has the body. Put two and two together, and you have your smooth new Bat-ride, which is clearly inspired the Arkham games and Burton films versions of the iconic ride of the Caped Crusader.
Batman Vs Superman is currently in production and will be released on May 6, 2014.