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First Look: Ben Affleck In Costume As Batman From 'Batman Vs. Superman'

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 13, 2014 12:39 PM
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Yesterday, director Zack Snyder teased a first look at the new Batmobile, and today he gave fans something even better. Here's your first look at Ben Affleck as Batman in "Batman Vs. Superman." 

It's a canny move on behalf of Warner Bros. to beat the set picture paparazzi by unveiling their new post-Christian Bale Batman before nerds freak out over set pictures taken out of context from blocks and blocks away. And frankly, it doesn't seem too far removed from Christopher Nolan's approach. The Batmobile looks military grade and Bruce Wayne looks broody, though the suit seems to have received a different treatment—something a bit more textured and with a giant-ass logo on it. Frankly, it's a nice tease and not much to complain about here, but we're sure super dorks will find something to cause them consternation.

Thoughts? Let us know below. "Batman Vs. Superman" arrives on May 6, 2016.

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  • Rich | June 20, 2014 6:01 AMReply

    Ben Affleck is fine. Leave him be. This film will be directed by Zack Snyder, and THATS the problem

  • AssassinBat | May 19, 2014 10:51 AMReply

    It looks pretty cool, just keep an open mind people and just hope for the best 😉

  • mel | May 16, 2014 12:44 AMReply looks OK....BUT...ben affleck is not batman and never will be..any one notice spiderman 2 release? did not get near as much box office action in first weekend release as captin america 2 did..and was pulverized in second weekend by an obscure comedy staring seth rogen annd zac effron...because although andrew garfield is a superb actor ..he is NOT spiderman.....thats what will happen with this movie....

  • jjbz | May 14, 2014 5:27 AMReply

    To all the people thinking the face in the smoke is jokers. It actually the rim and tire of the batmobile

  • Lou Gualario | May 13, 2014 10:14 PMReply

    It makes sense in the Bale movies Batman was moving towards a more mobile action friendly suit ,I'm sure they will say this is a Lighter Kevilar Material. The new Batmoblie looks like an evolution of the Tumbler ,Still Armored,but probably more tech

  • jaaaaake | May 13, 2014 10:09 PMReply

    they release a first look of new batman, on my birthday haha. His acting better not suck, I hope this batman will be more of a badass than christian bales batman I mean guys this is just the costume and car after all, we have yet to see batflecks acting..

  • Aaron | May 13, 2014 8:03 PMReply

    Freaking love it they shortened batmans ears but with afflecks size it will make for a more menacing profile by far and the batmobile while keeping the key military aspects with made the tumbler so iconic also incorporates a very burton esc visage love it was worried at first but am keeping an open mind now thank you zack Snyder

  • Stan | May 13, 2014 6:40 PMReply

    The suit clearly draws inspiration from the Dark Knight Returns guys

  • Xavier | May 13, 2014 11:25 PM

    Thank you! At least someone noticed! I think it's pretty smart though because he is suppose to be an older version. So why not bring on the older looking version from the Dark Knight Returns right?

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  • cirkusfolk | May 13, 2014 4:41 PMReply

    I wonder if Affleck bulked up for this role. He was pretty ripped in The Town, but he could probably get even bigger if he tried. Especially considering he's over 6'3. Tallest Batman yet!

  • Emperor Zerg Rush | May 13, 2014 2:44 PMReply

    Chest emblem modeled around the size of the one featured in The Dark Knight Returns.

    I... don't have a valid opinion about this. Or at least one that makes any sense right now. That shot makes the Batmobile look like a spacecraft. If the wheel weren't there at the bottom right, I'd be wondering if it was some strange pod that chauffeured Superman around after Batman slipped him a Kryptonite roofie or something.

  • BIF! BAM! BOOM! | May 13, 2014 2:17 PMReply

    Is that supposed to be an armour or his muscles? Is that a stupid question?

    Doesn't look bad though.

  • alex | May 13, 2014 2:14 PMReply

    The real test will be seeing him in motion, especially when he speaks. Will he do the growl like Christian Bale? He looks badass though.

  • Shashi | May 13, 2014 1:49 PMReply

    Costume draws heavy inspiration from "Batman Arkham Knight", the game sparing the smaller ears.
    Smaller ears shows a costume transition from Daredevil to Batman. :D

  • Ducati | May 13, 2014 1:42 PMReply

    How can a human being manage to put on that suit without some kind of help? Is that a sort of Vanom/alien technology?

  • alex | May 13, 2014 1:41 PMReply

    Anyone notice behind batman there's this impressionistic looking face in the reflection/smoke? Looks like the Joker.. i'm not a fanboy conspiracy theorist, just wondered

  • Gonzalaz | May 13, 2014 2:36 PM

    I actually thought the same thing. Glad to know I wasn't losing my mind.

  • T | May 13, 2014 1:29 PMReply

    I like it. Very Year One, which I prefer to the overly techy versions they tend to use in films.

    The film, however, is likely to be awful with Snyder at the helm.

  • Zinjo | May 13, 2014 3:48 PM

    Snyder is a decent director, but a shitty writer! So if he is given a script and not allowed to tamper with it too much, he does a good job.

  • skywater | May 13, 2014 1:12 PMReply

    the image is black n white. But they may have gone with the grey n black colour scheme. Shorter ears i see. Back the the more sporty looking batmobile, from the more humvee-esque one of the dark knight trilogy.

  • thislalife | May 13, 2014 12:59 PMReply

    Tha shit is Batman so sad about?

  • Alfred | May 13, 2014 2:32 PM

    Er, his parents died?

  • Fong | May 13, 2014 12:58 PMReply

    Batman veins are the new Batman nips.

  • Rick | May 13, 2014 1:22 PM

    It's stitching, not veins

  • cirkusfolk | May 13, 2014 1:13 PM

    I was wondering if I was seeing those correctly. It's one thing to mold musculature into a suit, but now veins? What's the point? In comics, all the muscles seen are the characters natural muscles just seen through the skin tight costumes. Also, I guess he's gone back to not turning his head? And what's with the short bat ears or whatever their called?

  • Rod | May 13, 2014 12:58 PMReply

    dark knight returns influence on both the suit and batmobile. sadly, probably the closest we'll ever get to a live-action adaptation.

  • rotch | May 13, 2014 12:53 PMReply

    I'm a Snyder hater, but that suit looks amazing.

  • That Kid | May 13, 2014 12:52 PMReply

    Looks like the "Arkham" games

  • Adam Scott Thompson | May 13, 2014 12:48 PMReply

    So far, so good...

  • Phil | May 13, 2014 12:46 PMReply

    awesome. something completely different and yet just like DKR. I'm sold, even more than I was.

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