With all the crazy internet rumors flying around regarding Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s refreshing to finally see something concrete. DC Entertainment has seen fit to unveil the cape and cowl of Ben Affleck’s new Batsuit at Comic-Con, teasing fans with a dark and somewhat intimidating take on the Caped Crusader’s iconic get-up.
In the pictures, which you can check out below, we see that the cape and cowl are both extremely black, in keeping with the gritty first image we got of the Dark Knight from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to /Film’s Angie Han, who snapped the shots:
“The photographs also don’t do justice to the cape. It was made of leather (or leather-like material at least), with a rough texture that made it look both elegant and tough. In short, it was just the kind of material a billionaire vigilante might pick out for himself.”
Han added that “angry eyebrows” are included in this iteration of the costume, making me wonder whether the Batman we’ll see in Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero blockbuster will actually be an opponent for Henry Cavill’s destruction-happy Superman. We don’t know much about the actual plot of the Man of Steel follow-up just yet, but it features such exciting characters as Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Jason Momoa has also been announced and rumored for the role of Aquaman.
My prediction? Batman takes it upon himself to build defenses against Superman after observing the massive devastation following Superman’s climactic battle against General Zod (Michael Shannon) in Man of Steel. This leads to a confrontation, though both are forced to unite against a common threat.
We’ll find out what Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has in store closer to its May 6th, 2016 release date.