Rumor Patrol: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Costume & Batmobile Details

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Batman Noel Rumor Patrol: Batman vs. Superman Costume & Batmobile Details

First, the facts: director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer’s Man of Steel sequel – currently known as Batman Vs. Superman will feature Ben Affleck as the next big-screen incarnation of the Dark Knight. This Batman will be “tired, weary and seasoned,” and given Goyer’s assertion that Man of Steel‘s controversial ending was a direct setup for the sequel, Batman is presumably positioned as an adversary for the returning Henry Cavill’s Superman – in case the working title didn’t spell that out.

While Warner Brothers and DC allowed the public to believe they were waiting on Man of Steel‘s box-office performance and reception before announcing any follow-ups, it turns out that plans for the sequel were always further along than anyone knew at the time. In hindsight, it makes sense, given that production is due to begin in early 2014 (not to mention past hints dropped by MoS star Henry Cavill). With this in mind, it was only a matter of time before talk shifted towards what Affleck’s Batman would look like, and what overall tone this version would have.

Batman vs. Superman starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill Rumor Patrol: Batman vs. Superman Costume & Batmobile Details

A slew of rumors have popped up over the past few days, with a few different unnamed sources providing information on what the new Batman’s cowl, costume and Batmobile might look like – as well as the possible comic book inspirations for these new outfits and accessories. We need to stress that these are all RUMORS, with nothing in the way of official confirmation from Batman Vs. Superman‘s studio or filmmakers… but let’s speculate wildly, shall we?

We know perfectly well going in that the look and feel of Affleck’s Batman and all his wonderful toys will be significantly different from what came before – in this case, the highly-functional Batsuit design of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale, as well as the tank-like Batmobile of that continuity. Batman’s costume and cowl are among the most iconic and easily recognizable superhero accessories, and every film version of the Dark Knight features a new look and feel of his symbolic outfit.

CBM brings us some unconfirmed information on the look of Batman’s cowl:

My source tells me that current cowl designs resemble the Caped Crusader’s look in ‘Batman: Noël.’ Which is a 2011 graphic novel written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. They also explored concepts that looked like ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ designs, but ultimately passed on those because they were too similar to Nolan’s costume. 

Christian Bale Batman Batman Noel 1 Rumor Patrol: Batman vs. Superman Costume & Batmobile Details

Batman: Noël, like many Batman graphic novels, is a self-contained story featuring the Joker as the primary antagonist and includes a visit from Superman. At first glance, the Bat-costume design in the artwork is similar to that of Nolan’s costume, but offers some sharper angles on the cowl and what appears to be a looser fit on Batman’s frame.

Also, the graphic novel’s costume adheres to the comic book’s relatively traditional gray-and-black color scheme, while Bale’s Batman was always clad in black, save for the yellow accent of the utility belt. Given Man of Steel‘s makeover of Superman’s costume, there’s a good chance that whatever the final Bat-suit design, it will reference its comic book origins while bringing a new, unique look to the table.

New 52 and Earth 2 Batman Rumor Patrol: Batman vs. Superman Costume & Batmobile Details

New 52 and Earth-2 Batman

It also wouldn’t be surprising if the film incorporated some of Batman’s “New 52″ outfit design – a source Snyder tapped for the look of Superman’s Man of Steel costume. The “Earth-2″ version of the New 52 Batman also incorporates similar elements as the Noël version of the character, so that’s on the table as well.

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  1. I think they should make batman uniform similar Amazing Spider Man costume material able move easier and faster and it would look a lot better…. more like the comic book look

  2. It should be grey and black. Also it will be Supes vs. Bats and Lex at first. Possibly Bruce Wayne and Luthor know each other from being rich, And Bruce not really knowing that Lex is a villan because he is mainly Supes arch enemy. Lex of course will be telling Bruce how the man of steel is a killer and needs to go away. Thus batman agreeing due to the fall out of Superman and Zods battle and how many people died. Bats and Supes will battle a while eventually realizing Lex is the villan (his plan to destroy whatever will have been made clear at this point) and we will have these 2 heroes teamed up for the greater good to thwart Luthors devious plan.

  3. I also think it should be the black/gray combo with the pointier ears its bat man I can’t wait.

  4. I want the Alex Ross concept for a batman outfit, let alone seeing similar to the standard black and grey.

  5. I just have to point out a slight error in your article. Snyder did not use New 52 as a source for his Superman in any way. The script was already done in 2008 while the costume was finished in 2009 which is when filming began. The New 52 wasn’t even thought of until a year later, a few months before it launched. New 52 didn’t exist in any way until well after the film was in development.

  6. This Batman will be “ tired,
    weary and seasoned,” … No no no please don’t do like this … Nolan has already ruined batman .. Please don’t make bat booring … Batman should be the same age of sups and full of action 😛 not like nolan’s booring version

  7. I hope this movie is never released.

  8. July 17,2015
    What happened to
    May 6, 2016?

    • 2016 is the second delay. At the time this post was written, the release date was 2015.

  9. Sad. It’s the first time that I’ve ever wanted Batman to get defeated.

    Oh well, maybe we’ll all get lucky and Ben Affleck will die because he was picking his nose on set and accidentally walked into some of the pyrotechnics.

    Oh and by extension, the movie would be improved too.

    If they didn’t have the budget to hire a new actor, they could use a mannequin or an old mop or perhaps hire a bum and get him really, really drunk, put the cowl on backwards, light his cape on fire and have him run around screaming…

    Still be a better Batman than Ben Affleck. A better person overall as well of course.

    • Really? Die just because u don’t want him in a movie? Thats beyond stupid