I knew it! Zack Snyder really does read my articles. How else would a highly paid A-list director get his comic book-related news? After yesterday’s tease of the new Batmobile, Zack Snyder, today, revealed more than just the iconic vehicle. He also revealed the Bat-suit! On Twitter, Zack Snyder wrote: “I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom.” And included this image:
Let’s take this in for a moment. Okay, this thing rocks! The most famous of comic book experts, Kevin Smith, had already seen the Bat-suit. He reacted by bear-hugging Snyder. At this point, I would too. Past reports also indicated that the suit would be inspired from Batman: Noël. They didn’t lie.
Other than the cape and insignia not being one connected unit, everything else looks very similar. Short ears on the cowl. Aggressive angular spikes on his gauntlets. Snyder’s picture doesn’t reveal the boots, so it’s still a speculation if Batman will have the same angular spikes on his footwear. If you get a close-up of the black-and-white photo, you can discern different shades in the suit. For the first time on the modern silver screen, we’re not getting a monochromatic Batman! We’re getting a dark grey bodysuit to contrast with the rest of his accessories that are black. The belt isn’t very well lit, but it seems to have strayed away from the iconic yellow of past Batmans. I also love the texturing of the suit — very kevlar-like with exposed seams. It also reminds me of his attire in the Batman: Arkham video game series. I also see some battle damage and scratches on his insignia. Is this post-face-off with Supes? Or another wild night in Gotham city? Speaking of his insignia, I think they also got inspiration from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
I need more. I’m hungry! I’m hungry like Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. Feed me! Feed me Snyder!
I will admit that I was one of the first people to be skeptical about the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, but these pictures are gaining my confidence more and more. Well done!