Director Zach Snyder has finally revealed a picture of what the new Batsuit and Batmobile will look like for his upcoming mega-block buster, tentatively titled "Batman vs. Superman," and the picture says a lot more than a thousands words about the film's approach to the caped crusader.
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The photo is a a dark of shade of dark, with absolutely no color whatsoever (whether that's because Snyder, who claims to have taken the picture himself, shot the photo in black and white or is just giving us a taste of whatever extreme filter he plans on using in the film is yet to be known), which makes it hard to actually get a good look at the details of the suit.
But the few details that are possible to make out are rather telling.
First off, the new Batsuit has strayed from the more naturalistic "survival suit for advanced infantry" approach, which defined the look and functionality of all three Christopher Nolan films.
While the suit of the Nolan/Bale films avoided the typical muscle suit look of previous Batman films, Snyder and his team have not only harkened back to the days of sculpted physique, they seem to have taken it to the next level; the muscles are so defined it's hard to believe there's a Ben Affleck under there.
Another important element of the costume is the new cowl. For years Batman was plagued in his cinematic portrayals with the inability to turn his head. But as the picture shows, The World's Greatest Detective will, at the very least, be able to look down.
The most controversial aspect of the new design is, of course, the ears. While some fans have expressed deep concern over the minuteness of the bat-ears, it has been long rumored that the Batfleck would be sporting a costume inspired by acclaimed comic book artist Jim Lee's rendition of the hero, which does indeed sport less prominent ears.