When Ben Affleck was first announced to play Batman in 2013, almost everyone scoffed at the idea of the actor playing the Dark Knight. And yet, when we finally got a look at what he could do in the critically panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, almost every critic said that Affleck was one of the best parts of the film. In fact, it was pretty much the same thing with Suicide Squad. So going into Justice League, we really shouldn’t expect to see anything different from the character, aside from the occasional light humor.
But character traits aren’t the only upgrades we will see from Batman. In fact, he will be getting a brand new suit that kind of mirrors another superhero suit we have seen before. Posted on Zack Snyder‘s official Twitter account, the director revealed Bruce Wayne’s new Tactical Batsuit. See what it looks like below.
It’s definitely sleeker than the first one we saw, and less like something that looks like armor covered in duct tape, and less bulky than the heavy-duty armor that was used to fight Superman, which was inspired by Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” But one of the most notable changes is the addition of goggles, which resembles Nite Owl’s look from Watchmen. But the one thing that remains the same is the size of the Batman insignia.
Another thing that should be pointed out is that Batman looks to be in some sort of hangar, and is releasing a lever so he can drive that Batmobile out like any superhero would. Or maybe the lever is just supercharging the Batmobile. Guess we’ll find out sooner or later.
Word of a tactical Batman suit started to spread when WB invited a group of journalists to visit the set of Justice League earlier this year. And he isn’t the only hero to go through some costume changes as there is also a rumor that Superman will be wearing the Black Superman suit. Of course, all heroes are bound to get some sort of new suits or armor that would protect themselves from the villains and also give a reason for studios to sell more toys.
Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, J.K. Simmons, and Willem Dafoe also star.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
[Source: Zack Snyder Twitter]