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What the new Batsuit tells us about Ben Affleck’s Batman

A-list socialite Bruce Wayne is opting for his trademark minimalist black look once again.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Posted on Apr 21, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 12:43 am CDT

Following the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, director Zack Snyder has given us a closer look at the new batsuit.

Bruce Wayne is opting for another chic and minimalist matte-black ensemble, unlike Superman who appears to be sticking with his Man of Steel costume. (To be fair, Clark Kent probably can’t afford regular wardrobe upgrades on a reporter’s salary.) Based on the full-length photo posted by Snyder, we’ve garnered some new clues about Ben Affleck’s Batman.

  1. This is a man who carefully sculpts individual thigh muscles onto his tactical body armor.
  2. Someone, somewhere, had to craft a frowny-face bat cowl for Bruce Wayne. We’re guessing he either molded it himself, or hired a fetishwear expert to do it for him, no questions asked.
  3. Like Thor and Superman, Batman is still ignoring the life-saving advice of Edna Mode from The Incredibles: No capes!

Otherwise, our main takeaway here is that Affleck’s Batman ears are not quite as adorable as they looked in the first publicity photo. We’ll miss you, cute lil’ kitty ears.

Snyder also shared a couple of posters for Monday’s Batman v Superman IMAX trailer “event” (i.e. a slightly elongated version of the new trailer), which inform us that this movie contains both Batman and Superman and comes out in 2016.

Photo via Zack Snyder/Twitter

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*First Published: Apr 21, 2015, 2:54 pm CDT