‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: There Will Be Two Batman Costumes

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 26th, 2014 at 6:16 am,

Jim Lee Batman Black and Gray Costume Batman vs. Superman Rumor: There Will Be Two Batman Costumes

Batman vs. Superman has been delayed until 2016, which means we’ve got two more years of hearing rumor, hearsay, and assumption leak onto the internet before “fans” and mainstream moviegoers finally get to experience Zack Snyder’s vision of the most epic superhero team up of all time.

The latest rumor concerns what may (or may not ) be the new costumes (plural) that Ben Affleck’s Batman will wear in Batman vs. Superman - along with our own speculation about what Snyder and co. could be going for.

If RUMORS are not your thing – if speculating and discussing comic book movies is not something you enjoy – then read no further. If you ARE interested, then by clicking through you acknowledge that your here to play in the land of hearsay and talk shop with other invested fans down in our comments section. None of the following has been CONFIRMED.


Jim Lee Super Alloy Batman Batman vs. Superman Rumor: There Will Be Two Batman Costumes

The multiple Batman costume(s) rumor comes by way of Latino-Review, which reports the following:

The more interesting thing I’ve heard is that Batman will actually wear 2 batsuits in the film, but where as Grey-and-Blue has already been designed and Affleck has worn it, the second Batsuit is more armored like the one in the Dark Knight Returns and Kingdom Come comics.

According to the source, the plating is silver/white. The plates are attached to a black undercloth. The plates doesn’t cover his entire body. We see the black undercloth at the joints. Supposedly, it looks incredible. Equally, or maybe even better-looking than the other suit and it’s leagues above and beyond Bale’s suit from what I’m told… I’m told you’ll see it in February/Early march.

This report puts yet another brush stroke on what is quickly becoming a pretty clear picture. First came Kevin Smith’s hints that Snyder had gone with a costume that’s never been done on film yet, but that comic books would love (suggesting a more classical comic book look instead of black body armor, like the movies). Next, came rumor that artist Alex Ross’s designs would be incorporated into the film (designs echoed by artist Jim Lee, who helped launch the contemporary New 52 Batman costume). Even Ben Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner’s claims that the new suit is hard to peel off lent certain credit to us seeing a gray spandex version of the Dark Knight.

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Batman by Jim Lee

However, so far the talk has been of gray-on-black classic design; Latino-Review‘s report points to a blue-and-gray classic design. So that’s a discrepancy to keep an eye on. As for the armor claim: it makes sense, and here’s why:

From the start Snyder and David S. Goyer (whose script is being re-written by Argo’s Chris Terrio, by the way) insisted they were drawing inspiration from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, which climaxed in one of the most famous Batman vs. Superman battles, ever. In that battle, Batman had to armor himself up for specialized Superman combat, and logic follows he’d have to do the same in Batman vs. Superman.

There’s also the factor of Jim Lee. Right now, overwhelming evidence points to Jim Lee (either the man himself or his designs) being the basis for this new onscreen interpretation of Batman. If that’s true (remember, we’re only speculating here), then Lee has already sketched the classic costume (with both black and blue cowls) and a Batman alloy armor that sounds very much in line with Latino-Review‘s description:

It would make sense to have Lee – one of the main architects of DC Entertainment’s synergy-minded New 52 reboot – being the creative basis for the new Batman costume. Again: not saying that’s what’s DEFINITELY happening, just saying it would make sense and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that Lee’s designs – or some variation of them – are where we could indeed be headed.

Armor, I think we can all agree, is a must. If BatAffleck is truly going to start out running around in something like the classic spandex costume, then part of the movie is likely going to involve Batman coming to terms that he’s on a whole new playing field with a guy like Superman around.

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“I am the Batman now!”

An earlier rumor stated that at the start of the film we find Bruce Wayne semi-retired and enforcing order through a squadron of drones – which would establish the precedent for the Caped Crusader to have the sort of advanced tech array that could include armor and other anti-Superman weaponry. Just like in Dark Knight Returns. (See how I brought it all back around?)

Let us know what you think about these possible new Batman Costumes in the comments below.


Batman vs. Superman will be in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Latino-Review

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  1. I have two costumes. A bad-ass one and pajamas.

  2. Cool concept

  3. “if speculating and discussing comic book movies is not something you enjoy”

    Ah, but Kofi, if that were the case – those in question would have no place at this site!

    With respect, Kryptonic.

  4. The more toys the better.

  5. Isn’t it odd that the movie we’re all talking about IS the sequel to “MAN OF STEEL” and yet, ALL the talk, the rumors, the speculation has been about everything EXCEPT Superman?

    • I know but there was an Article a few months ago about “Superman`s New costume” for MOS2 I guess that was another stupid rumor

      • Right, but even if we figure that very small tidbit about an upgraded suit for Superman, that’s all there’s been about Kal El.

        Fractional compared to everything else.

    • Considering how poorly Man of Steel depicted Superman and how unsatisfying the film was as a result, it’s no surprise DC wants to focus everyone’s attention on anything BUT Superman for this second installment.

      • Speak for yourself.

        Don’t come off with statements as if everyone’s in agreement with you. That is YOUR opinion. You’re entitled to it.

      • Your personal opinion and conjecture of course.

      • Poorly depicted and unsatisfying for who? You and and all the other closed minded fanboys? Whatever… Listen, I get that you and others may not have liked the movie. But because you and the rest didn’t like it doesn’t mean the film was no good. There were many who found the film very satisfying and Superman’s depiction to be a breath of fresh air. Why wouldn’t all the attention be going to Batman and Wonder Woman? We’ve seen this new Superman in Man Of Steel. People are anxious to see what this new Batman will be like and we’re getting Wonder Woman for the first time ever on the big screen. Your theory is rather ridiculous and quite shortsighted. It’s where the people’s interests and anticipations lay. Try again, buddy. Got any other cute conspiracy theories?

        • very well said

      • Im completely disagree with you, I think you need to go sit down and watch Man of Steel again bro.

    • This is because the MOS incarnation of Supes is a known entity. We know what Henry looks like in the suit and what he is capable of in the role. Everything else is unknown cause we have yet to see it. Thus, most of the confirmations, rumor and speculation will obviously be focused on what is unknown.

    • Because we already know what Superman is like in Man of Steel. We’re getting a new Batman and we don’t know how he’s portrayed in this universe, same goes for Wonder Woman. And what is there to talk about Superman?

      • I wanna see Superman do more little things, things that really don’t emphasize his Super-human abilities per se but more little things where he takes time out of his day to cheer up people here and there. Like these:


        Can’t find the image but Superman stops to pose for a photo with a security guard for the guard’s kid. The guard poses taking a punch at Superman and Superman goes along with it with this ouch face, but it’s more of a fun picture. It was great.

        Think those little, albeit cheesy, things would go a long way on screen.

        • I would like to see something like that as well. Superman represents hope and that is something Man of Steel didn’t approach to that idea.

        • I think you should go back and watch Batman & Robin with George Clooney all your ideas are in that movie and come back to tell us if that didn’t ruin the flick.

    • Like I’ve said before, we know all about Superman from MoS articles. We can imagine how Cavil’s Sups will look & act in BvS. Batman & WW are the one we’re clueless about.

    • I think thats because Henry Cavill/Clark Kent/Superman are already established and well known. I think that the unknown(Ben Affleck/Batman, Gal Gadot/WonderWoman) is exciting for everyone

  6. Of course there’s two costumes. His standard outfit and a spruced up armor to help him withstand Superman. If you haven’t read Frank Miller’s Dark Knight stories then get the animated Dark Knight Returns Part I & II. Everything you need to know about Batman vs Superman can be found there.

    • Isn’t Batman vs Superman on Netflix?

      • “Batman/Superman: Public Enemies” is on Netflix. Different story.

        • oh yeah. thanks

  7. This rumor makes sense from everything we’ve heard so far. Batman will definitely need armor to battle Supes. Can’t wait to see Snyder’s take on the Classic blue and gray Batsuit he’s definitely one of the best (if not the best) visual Directors we have today

  8. Exactly what everybody including me had in mind the Armor suit to fight Superman, good news

  9. I do think the armor is a must for the big fight against superman. Maybe its like the kryptonians….a basic suit…and then the armor goes on top of it..

    • And WHAT IF…the second suit is made with Kryptonian tech Bats grabbed from the remains of the MoS battle? That would put him more on par for a fight with the blue boy.

      • Will certainly give him a shot…

      • Woohoo! Great idea. Hope they use it.

  10. Only two? :)

  11. Armor this and “armor” that, who freakin’ cares??

    You think SUPERMAN is gonna be slowed down because of mere mortal – Batman – is going to be slowed down by armor??

    The armor might as well be made out of X mas wrapping paper and be given to Supes as a gift because armor and paper are the same thing to him.

    UNLESS, Bats is using a form of Kryptonite against Superman. And if he does, is there really a need for the armor in the first place?

    • ROTFL. Have you even read the Dark Knight Returns?

      • Yes, yes I know… this is where all this talk comes from… and I’ve read it.. the fight between Supes and Bats… The Green Arrow….. Kryptonite AND armor…

        never the less… if you weaken Superman with Kryptonite… something that brings him nearest to death itself…

  12. Frankly, I think the original gray bat suit batman in wearing in the pic above would be the best choice and definitely would translate well to film. It just has not been used in film yet.

  13. Ey ey,. That grey toy suit looks kinda bad ass though lol

    • I agree. It has never been used in any batman movie and should be.

  14. So… When Batman fights Superman, he’ll be dressed like a Storm Trooper. Sweet!!

  15. Grey suit and kryptonite ring maybe?? http://casscain.wikia.com/wiki/Kryptonite_Ring?file=Kryptring2.jpg

    • Love the Kryptonite ring idea!
      But perhaps too close looking to GL’s power ring maybe?

  16. I just had an idea…what if the new GL has been hired by the government…and their ring…is…kryptonite…yes…it would disturb many…but I have a feeling that they might do this…it came from nowhere…well I clicked on Rui’s link, then it hit me! Also they might show a great grey and blue suit, then halfway through the film, coverr it all up with black armor.

    BTW, the title of this movie should be, Man of Steel: Fear of Hope

    Like it!?

    • Makes Sense!!!

      • No, it doesn’t.
        If the government has Kryptonite, why would they deploy it by putting it that way? Why not a bullet, or in particle form in the air, or one of a dozen other ways?
        “Behold! Our ultimate weapon! BLING!!!!”

  17. I don’t think I’d like a grey and BLUE suit. I think it’d look a little too cartoon-y. I’d much prefer a grey and BLACK suit.

    • Fully agreed.

    • I agree too.

  18. I’m probably going to get lynched for this, but I’ve never been a fan of the Miller/Jansen armored look. Miller’s a brilliant writer, but he can do artwork worth a damn. If it’s true that they’re drawing form Jim Lee’s work, then I think they’ve got something great in mind.

    • Jim lee… All the way… But either way ill be happy .. Long as they add some grey this time round lol

  19. now i need some rumours about his ride…is he sitting on 22′s or what

    i would like a nod to the 90′s one

  20. I honestly hated that fight in The Dark Knight Returns, but maybe that’s just me.

  21. I love how Kofi purposely made this article 2 pages because he’s apparently got sick of all you whining about spoilers, etc.
    And YET, Bunch of You are still giving him s*** for it.

    Ahhhh, the internet.

  22. You know what I would like more than anything else, to load up Screen Rant for one day without another unfounded Batman/Superman rumor. Why don’t we just wait until things are official, you know like we used to have to do in the old days. :)

    • LMAO! I’d love a little piece of official news.

  23. I just want the intimidation and scariness of whatever suit they choose to come out right.

    Batman is scouring for information among the local thug hangouts in Metropolis. He’s attacking the thugs of some mobster. They’re getting taken out one by one. The mobster shoots randomly here and there. He puffs himself up and says, “I’ve heard of you. Always hiding in the shadows, too scared to show yourself, you rat freak. Only coming out at night.”

    Batman flies down above him cape spread out like wings, covering the mobster’s entire field of vision with darkness and says, “I am the night…I’m Batman.”

    Kind of like this, around 1:15 mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe_Y5bX61D8

    • HAHAHA. Ya know what? I was just about to say, before I hit the link you left, that “AS LONG AS IT IS NOT WORLD’S FINEST.” And it is. It’s cool. Finest was pretty good, but if they use this for a big screen film it has to be tightened up otherwise it will be too qwerky for the big screen.

      • Couldn’t think of one off the top of my head from the Animated Series. Just sort of want his cape to have that intimidation aspect. His fight awareness is pretty cool too. Around 1:01 mark, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onf2A5lksVA

        • Bats is definitely one of the best.

          • THE BEST*

            • He is definitely in the top 3.

  24. Now what i would, like to know is will his new armoured suit have a power source to increase his natural fighting ability and to help him endure supermans blows if it comes to fisticuffs

  25. “….get to experience Zack Snyder’s vision of the most epic superhero team up of all time.”

    First of all Kofi, go watch The Avengers if you want to see “the most epic superhero team up of all time”.

    Those are your own words Mr. Outlaw.

    Secondly, I think we all need to stop worrying about the new costumes and start REALLY hoping that this movie has some substance to it, unlike MoS.

    Forget the costumes, just write a good movie and direct a good movie and worry about the fluff later.

    Geeez, you guys would probably buy a dumpy house in a bad neighborhood because it had great landscaping. DUMB!


    • Right back at ya dude, those are YOUR own words too :)

    • lol

      Yeah, because all my life I have been hearing from people how much they wanted to see Iron Man and Captain America on the same screen. People had been waiting over 30 years for that one.


    • Man Of steel didnt have any substance? Are you a victim of substance abuse? because youre definetly smoking something if you think Man of steel was lacking

  26. I seriously hope and pray that the new costumes have the white eyes! Considering Zack Snyder’s dedication to the source material I strongly feel we may finally be getting THE Batman with the white eyes we all know and love, from everything except the live action incarnations (and maybe the Arkham games, although they have them in the detective mode). The importance of the hidden eyes seems to go over the heads of most directors who have made Batman films, but since Ben Affleck has already shown that he could pull off such a look in Daredevil, hopefully Snyder and Co will remember that little but massive detail which is one of the many things that makes Bats who he is and makes him more creature of the night than man.

    Who else is with me on this??

    • For sure either its integrated into his helmet (the more mechanized one perhaps) otherwise at least have him wear contacts that are white and just explain that they offer him basically google glasses type enchanced reality, face recognition etc and naturally prevent any possible eye scans for identity issues. Always felt that was something missing in the movies, criminals have to question if he’s even human, or supernatural etc. Batman is all about spychological warfare on criminal, intimidation and such. The white eyes are a must.

      • Yes totally agree on the psychological point! And good point about the Google glasses, I mean we can such technology in a few years but Batman is still left using his naked eyes, lol! They should just have an integrated lenses with a HUD connected to the bat computer like in the New 52, which i think is their inspiration anyway.

  27. All hail the Ironbat

    • Batman had been wearing armor when Tony Stark was nothing more than a B-list Marvel character who looked like an Oscar with a little red mixed in.

      Everybody can get lost with this “Batman is just copying Iron Man” revisionist history BS.

  28. I’m loving the sound of this although i dont get the hate for the Nolan batsuit it worked perfectly for his Batman in my opinion, anyway I trust snyder with the look of Bats and Wonder Woman with out a doubt he is a Fan just like us.

  29. One of the more interesting ideas I see in new 52 batman is the intergration of the batcomputer in contacts. I’m hoping something similar is used and we have the white eyes.

    I hope they usethe armor in the fight. I love it. I will be happy no matter what we see.