We Get Our First Look at Ben Affleck as Batman (UPDATED)

Just yesterday I wrote about a photo sent out via Twitter by Batman vs Superman director Zack Snyder showing a tarped Batmobile. The tweet accompanying the photo read, “Could be time to pull the tarp…Tomorrow?” Well, friends, tomorrow is here, and it seems like we got a little more than a peak at the new Batmobile. We’ve been treated with a first look at the new Batman himself, Ben Affleck.

Keeping true to the book that actor Harry Lennix (Man of Steel’s General Swanwickquoted at the San Diego Comic Con last year, Affleck looks like the Batman from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, which is sure to delight most hardcore Batman fanatics.  As the writer / director Kevin Smith said in a podcast last year, this costume is definitely not one that we’ve seen on film yet. And, Smith was also right when he said, “There wasn’t a single nipple on this fuckin’ suit, man.” 

Below I attached a piece of The Dark Knight Returns fan art to give you a comparison between Affleck and Miller’s Batman. To me, the comparisons are uncanny, and I am very pleased with Affleck’s look.

Art by AldgerRelpa on Deviantart.

Art by AldgerRelpa on Deviantart.

(UPDATE) At 1:59 pm on Tuesday, costume designer Michael Wilkinson tweeted an enhanced and close up view of the Affleck Batman suit. With the lightened image, you can really see the details in the suit, and how awesome Affleck looks in it, too.  

What do you think about Affleck’s new Batman? Does it make you more excited for the upcoming film?


4 thoughts on “We Get Our First Look at Ben Affleck as Batman (UPDATED)

  1. I’ve been talking a lot of trash about Snyder over the last year, but I have to admit, this is pretty awesome. I’m not sold on the movie (I was already sold on Affleck), but I’m not ready to trash it. Though I am a little disappointed the cape and cowl don’t appear to be blue. I long for the gray and blue Batman. But this, is good enough…for now.

    • You know, I’m not sure if we’ll ever see the blue and gray costume again. But, I will admit that Affleck looks more badass than I had originally thought. I’ll definitely be there on opening day to see it, but I still may see Captain America first. I’m still not sold on the fact that this movie will flow well with all the characters they are trying to throw into the mix.

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