Zack Snyder Reveals Batmobile and Ben Affleck as the New Batman

May 13, 2014
Source: Twitter

Batman vs. Superman

Following yesterday's tease of the new Batmobile for Batman vs. Superman, we understood that today would bring a full reveal of Bruce Wayne's signature Dark Knight vehicle. However, director Zack Snyder decided to sneak attack us with not only a better look at the Batmobile, but with the first image of Ben Affleck suited up as The Caped Crusader. It's a suit design that we haven't seen on the big screen before, and Affleck certainly looks pretty bulky in it. Is that all his own muscle or is that just the suit adding that definition? Anyway, Snyder shot this on set with his Leica M Monochrom camera. See the first look photo!

Here's the first look at Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman from Twitter:

Batman vs. Superman

Batman vs. Superman is directed by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, 300) and written by Chris Terrio (Argo) with a story from David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). Production is beginning soon in Detroit, Michigan and the sequel will be shot back-to-back with Justice League. Henry Cavill is returning as Superman along with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from Man of Steel and Jesse Eisenberg playing iconic villain Lex Luthor. In addition, Ben Affleck is joining the film as the new Batman, along with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Warner Bros. releases the film on May 6th, 2016. Stay tuned.

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  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Looks great. So looking forward to this.
  • capitandelespacio
    It has the vibe of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns all over it. I don't like Afflec in the role. Sorry.
    • shane willett
      Should have gotten Tracy Morgan or Tim Allen, possible short guy from Game of Thrones, anyone would be better. If Matt Damon enters the project I would get a tattoo that says " I whooped Batmans Ass"
      • capitandelespacio
        It's just me, I only see Afflec wearing a Batman suit, I can't see the Batman there. And he looks like his sad, or miserable, not angry in particular. Maybe Jason just stoled the Batmobile's wheel and he'sl looking at it.
        • Cocaino Weaver
          I agree, Kellan Lutz would have been a better Batman. His role as Hercules in that movie this year was beyond incredible.
          • Rock n Rollllll
            Dude, STFU! You think Kellan Lutz would be great as everybody. First Wolverine, now Batman, who's next, The Noid? Get off the guys nuts already!
          • DAVIDPD
            LOL! Don't take Weaver seriously. He is a friendly troll.
    • ProjectionistHP
      Looks so different than the past film-batmans, in a fresh way. If that is mostly Afflec, I would like to know what it is that they have been feeding to him
    • R3last
      My thoughts about the suit exactly. Nubby ears, extra large symbol, has the Dark Knight returns all over it.
    • Gshift
    • Rock n Rollllll
      He's matured a lot in the past decade. Give the guy a chance before you judge his future onscreen embodiment of Bats.
  • ProjectionistHP
    Holy shit that Batman looks like he's goingto deliver serious mauling...
  • shane willett
    I want to see Marvel vs DC film cross over... or better yet, Grey Anatomy crossed with hit tv series M.A.S.H crossed with Charles In Charge Crossed with Flash
  • Brian Sleider
    Was hoping for a full reveal not another tease image. Suit looks Meh to the max
  • Cocaino Weaver
    The suit is missing some bat nips on it.
  • backwardsprogress
    What?! No bat nipples! Damnit! What kind of suit is that?
  • redskulllives
    They should have just gone with the original batman ADAM WEST 😀
    • Cocaino Weaver
      Bane wouldn't even have to break his back.
      • redskulllives
  • Cocaino Weaver
    And I thought this was gonna be a Superman sequel....silly me.
    • Jon Odishaw
      We know what superman looks like already.
      • Cocaino Weaver
        Uh Superman has a new costume in the movie, hello?
  • Cocaino Weaver
    HOLY CRAP! I just noticed a major Easter Egg in the photo! If you look at the bottom left of the photo at the end behind Batfleck you will see a clown or scarecrow face! It has eyes, mouth, and a hat! OMG!
    • toddimus144
      That's the rims budy. lol
      • Cocaino Weaver
        Wow I must really be trippin, I swear it coulda looked like face.
    • The Joker
      It's Me, !!! HAHAHAHAHA
  • Steven
    Can he turn his head in that or are we taking a step back ?
    • Rock n Rollllll
      I dig this look soooo much better. Although i understand Bruce Wayne is constantly upgrading his suit, I didnt like the modification upgrades between Nolan's 2 and 3 too much. Batman Begins was IMO the best batsuit.
      • Steven
        I understand where you coming from, it's just that I felt the ability to move his head added to the realistic approach to the character.
        • Rock n Rollllll
          Indeed it does. Get what you're saying. As long as his movement doesnt look like Robocop, then im good.
  • oct8pus
    Definitely not real muscles...
    • Rock n Rollllll
      Its not fucking spandex! Its an armored suit. You think Bales suit was painted on? The suit is always physically defined, its their body mass that fills the suit. And besides, Ben is in great shape as well.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Enough fucking complaining. I believe Affleck is going to pull it off and doubters are sweating after seeing this badassary.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      Once again, you and I are on the same page!
  • Josef Saltpeppaketchup Woods
    Frank Miller's Dark Knight is my favorite Batman. Dark. Brooding. And Bat Shit crazy. Its a very realistic look at what Bruce's life has done to him mentally. Plus it shows us why he-holy shit i made a bat joke earlier and just noticed it-continues to be batman. Ben Affleck looks great. I could care less if its padding or not. He looks like the Bad Ass Batman. Like he's supposed to. If he can turn his head in that thing then they did what i thought they should have done with the first cowl.
  • Zade_92
    Still not sure what to think about it, but I do welcome this more brutal looking batman.
  • Xerxexx
    Oooh I like it.
  • CoosCoos
    He looks a bit swollen.
  • Ahsoka Cole
    I think this is looking good so far but I'm not really worried about the look. Snyder has look and feel down pat in his movies. It's the plot and script I'm worried about. Did you see Man of Steel!?! You could fit a speeding locomotive through all of the plot gaps. Goyer, I'm talking to you buddy. Tighten it up. Have other quality writers (better than last time then) proof read before shooting begins… please.
    • Chris Groves
      Chris Terrio(who wrote Argo) is working on the script. I don't know if he is writing it based on Goyer's story, revising Goyer's first draft, or is full-on co-writing with Goyer...but Terrio is definitely involved and that could definitely be a good thing.
      • Rock n Rollllll
        I agree.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I gotta say, I'm certainly digging the batsuit having both a retro and a modern feel! I'm stoked! The batmobile looks great too!
  • Six Three
    I am thoroughly unimpressed to be completely honest. I expected more of a reveal. But I guess it doesn't really matter cuz I'm not planning is seeing it anyway.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      But still care enough to comment right? Get outta here
      • Timothy Rueda
        lmfao! seriously
    • Coulson, how was Elvis?
      oh dear, ive seen fields with less bullshit in them
  • avconsumer2
    This is the big batmobile reveal he was teasing?! lol - well... ok... great, or something, I guess.
  • Chris Groves
    I think it looks awesome. Worth noting this is a black and white photo, I'm interested in seeing what the color scheme is. Black and Grey? Blue and Grey? But naturally, as with every Snyder film, the design is all sorts of 'cool'
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      I think Affleck said at one point it was black and grey. But blue and grey? I'm tempted to say that sounds even cooler.
      • Chris Groves
        Either one would work for me, honestly. Maybe there will be variants, and at one point, to combat Supes, he'll have a specially made, enhanced suit that he uses.
  • DavideCoppola
    I had no doubts about this looking great. It's a Zack Snyder film. He's a visual genius. If you haven't caught up with that at this point, what have you been doing?
  • Ben Affleck might be my dad. I'm not sure.
  • JBrotsis
    More like an image of Affleck in the suit. But with him standing in front of the vehicle and there being fog/mist/whatever towards the rear of the vehicle, it's kinda hard to get a full viewing of the new batmobile.
  • Ben Ragland
    What is the picture of in the background in the smoke? Joker?
    • I'm Batman
      I know, the thing covering the wheel? I'm sure its just a part of the car, but it looks like some mask or something (almost like Casey from Ninja Turtles). Are the Ninja Turtles getting mixed into this cluster?
  • Ed Blount
    So far I like this but its still early days. It will be interesting to see how this will develop over time, the suits, the “look” of the film etc.
  • mooreworthy
    Looks impressive and hope for the best; The Batman and Superman on screen for the first time on IMAX better be epic, and I plan on waiting to see that on screen and not by watching any previews.
  • I'm Batman
    Yup, that's me. Looking all dapper and a little depressed.
    Look at the big HD picture! The suit has veins and shit all over it!!!~ So badass, I am happy they really went for something of an amalgamation of the previous Batman suits. The new Batmobile looks great too. I can't wait to see the top split open and Bats jump in~! // Also, no one has mentioned this, but what's going on with that ghost face thing on the left of Batman? It's freaking me out.
    • I'm Batman
      I think that's just some piece of the car covering the back tire.
    • Chiroptera Exsanguination
      Can someone link high quality photo?
      • Josef Saltpeppaketchup Woods
        Here you go. And thosw veins are not in the costume. Thats actual muscle.
        • Rock n Rollllll
          Those veins are costume; however Ben is still in really great shape.
          • Angry Lonnie
            Is this Matt Damon??
    • TitoG
      Almost looks like maybe it could be an allusion to a new take on The Joker?
    • Blake
      I saw that image at first when I looked at the picture on my phone, but once I got to a computer and looked at it on the Imgur link Snyder put up I could see that it's just part of the batmobile. No joker or ghostly figures.
  • Certainly encouraging first look at The Batman.
  • Buttass
    Looks awesome. But there was never any doubt in my mind that it was gonna LOOK awesome. I'm more worried about the story. Hopefully, Chris Terrio is giving us a really awesome, simple, Batman/Superman movie. No need for all that bullshit we had to squint through in Man of Steel. And hopefully Superman cracks a smile like once or twice.
    • Angry Lonnie
      Enough Man of Steel bashing! For crying out loud, probably one of the best movies ever made, especially for a super hero movie and all you people do is bitch because it's not some cheesy comic book like or Christopher Reeves like lame ass movie.
  • TK
    Looks awesome. Can't wait. I liked Man of Steel so I am really looking forward to this one.
  • grimjob
    Looks cool. I just don't know why they would make the suit look vascular. Its as pointless as the nipples.
    • ProjectionistHP
      Unless its done that way that it looks like he is really that big, and there is no armour in the suit, pretty intimitating sight.
    • Josef Saltpeppaketchup Woods
      This is being directed by the same man who made 300 and Man of Steel. I highly doubt this costume is adding any muscular effect. Thats all Ben Affleck. Look closer and you can actually see the material is about the same thickness of the man of steel costume if not thinner.
      • grimjob
        It isn't spandex. That's not all Affleck.
  • Marcus
    Not too bad for a teaser pic. Affleck looks pretty cool in the suit. I think people are still holding afflecks portrayal of daredevil against him. I feel that's the reason people are skeptical. But that movie came out 11 years ago. Affleck has improved as an actor and film maker so I have a feeling he will pull this off. I doubt Snyder would make a mistake in casting such an important character.
  • ali3000
    Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na... FAT MAAAAN!
  • SteadyEddieTX
    I wonder if that Southie loser is wearing Daredevil Underoos under that cool Batman suit? Go back to card counting in Vegas putz and let someone else do this.
  • Angry Lonnie
    not much of a picture. plus I thought they had some new never been done before bat suit or something. doesn't look like much. either way, ben sucks.
  • Vish Gos
    This is a total rip-off of the TDKReturns suit, which looked better in the comics and in the anime on a square-jawed Bruce Wayne (Josh Brolin, for instance). On Affleck, it makes him somewhat look like the Batman from Year One.
    • Xerxexx
      Rip off?
  • Vish Gos
    The Batmobile is a total wuss. I'm not surprised a loud-shirt like Zack Snyder would evoke the silly rear-finned dragster looked that died with Schumacher. He should have based the car on the late 2000's muscle car concept, like the Dodge Viper.
    • Xerxexx
      Loud shirt?
  • shane willett
    I hope this film is as good as the hit tv show Arrow... hahahahaha
  • shane willett
    Im Batman and I eat 4,000 calories a day, all protein...




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