52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Batsuit Details

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice marks the first time since Batman (1966) that a movie has had a faithful reproduction of the Batsuit.  With its familiar grey-colored bodysuit made of cloth, and dramatic batwing-shaped cape and cowl, the Dark Knight looks like he jumped straight out of the comic books.  There are no bat-nipples here.  Sorry, had to throw that in there.  True Bat-fans know what I mean.

Did You Know?

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the first time since the 1966 film Batman, starring Adam West, that a live-action film incarnation of the Batsuit will be made of cloth.  All other Batsuits on film — Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) — have been a form of body armor.
  • The Batsuit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was heavily influenced by the design of Frank Miller’s Batman in The Dark Knight Returns.
  • The Batsuit was designed purposely to show wear-and-tear — bullet holes, shredding, distressing — from Batman’s many years of fighting crime on the streets of Gotham City.
  • Batman’s cowl is the first one-piece cowl that allows the actor to turn his head.  The Burton/Schumacher era of Batsuit cowls had no flexibility and actors had to invent what was known as the Bat-turn — turning one’s whole body in order to look to the side.  Even Batman Begins (2005) required Christian Bale to turn his whole body.  It wasn’t until The Dark Knight (2008) that Bale was able to have neck mobility when wearing the cowl, but the cowl’s head and neck parts were separate pieces.

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