Ben Affleck’s Batman Costume: Fan Reactions & Internet Memes

Published 12 months ago by , Updated August 7th, 2014 at 11:50 am,

Ben Affleck Batman Costume Ben Afflecks Batman Costume: Fan Reactions & Internet Memes

Movie fans and online commenters had a field day when director Zack Snyder revealed the very first look at Ben Affleck’s Batman costume, officially kicking off the marketing of Batman vs. Superman like only a new superhero suit can. And fans (and critics) wasted no time in making their opinions known. However, a select few took the opportunity to show their devotion in a more… creative way.

Just as they did with the announcement of Ben Affleck’s casting, and more recently with the official cast announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII, fans took to the Internet to prove that genre film enthusiasts are more committed than most (or maybe, just maybe, have some free time on their hands for their favorite character).

In this case, while opinion on how perfect or groundbreaking the Frank Miller/Jim Lee styled costume may be varied, most seem to agree that the suit is worth closer inspection. Especially since the first photo (like the teaser image of the Batmobile before it) is delivered without color. So: first things first.


Let’s Add Some Color

It took little time for fans to start taking artistic liberties, and showing what possible color schemes Snyder might be after, drawing on a number of different comic book and TV variations. We’ve picked out a few of the best (or most memorable) for fans to inspect:

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The above image didn’t take long to begin circulating on reddit, applying a subtle color, in keeping with Zack Snyder’s muted style seen in Man of Steel. We would wager that this is likely the closest fans will get to the finished suit until it’s officially revealed in color, but it certainly isn’t the only version fans have crafted in the time since the image appeared online.


Frank Miller

Staying true to the comic book roots of Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” is Twitter user JJ Stubbs, sticking to the simple grey and black color scheme that, all things considered, is probably the safest bet of what to expect in the finished film. The ‘less is more’ style is as comic book-ish as colorized versions get, but others chose to go even farther outside the box.


Jim Lee

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No comic book artist has shown a better ability to capture the iconic look and feel of Batman better than Jim Lee – which led writer/director Kevin Smith to embrace Zack Snyder when he saw this first image of Affleck in a suit that was very Jim Lee influenced.” With that in mind, i09 user ‘Mandara’ concocted the above image, adopting the grey and blue color scheme that has become Lee’s trademark. Needless to say, the finished result would do just fine onscreen.


New 52

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Those who believe that a Batsuit isn’t a Batsuit without a yellow utility belt will be pleased with the above design, modeled by i09 user ‘Name Classified’ after DC’s ‘New 52′ color scheme. If the suit revealed by Snyder is the official finished design, then the yellow belt seems to be a thing of the past. But hopefully this selection shows that even a shift in color palette can deliver a wide range of Batmen, so there’s always hope for the future.

And just in case these were a little too… tame for a new age of Batman, the next image should prove that black and grey may not be the worst options:


Or the following image, which came about as a result of comic writer Gail Simone noting just how much the bulky new Batsuit resembled DC Comics villain-turned-hero and Batman rival Catman:



Once fans got over the shock of seeing a Batman costume shaped by cloth, not plate armor or rubber, viewers noticed something else about the image: Ben Affleck is one downcast Dark Knight. Obviously, the hero has a reason to be sad – beyond the death of his parents in front of his eyes – as Zack Snyder has promised an older, more seasoned and world-weary Batman in the upcoming sequel.

But regardless of the reasons, online Photoshoppers wasted no time in turning Affleck into one truly heartbreaking meme.


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  1. I personally don’t really like those bat suits, the entire suit is disproportionate, for example the bat symbol in the middle is to big and his belly seems to be sticking out, also the mask looks not fit for the costume or to be taken seriously.

    • The chest symbol is almost exactly like Frank Miller’s from The Dark Knight Returns. It might not be to your liking but it’s certainly not “to” (Dumb and Dumber much?) big since it’s in the books. Understand there are dozens of comic book versions of Batman’s costume and none of them is “wrong.” I personally hate the yellow oval symbol from the early comics, but I love the movie it was used in. Like someone said, you don’t judge a book by its cover. As for the belly, it might just be a matter of perspective. And you’d be pretty damn foolish not to take this mask seriously. I mean look at that neck, Bats has never seemed so massive!

      • “And none of them is wrong.”…really? If you’re going to start correcting other people you may want to make sure you sound credible.

        • Yes, really. It’s all a matter of taste and no taste is wrong. If you’re going to start doubting other people’s credibility you may want to make sure you make sense.

          • He was correcting your grammar. It should have been, “…and none of them *are* ‘wrong’ “

            • No, it’s none of them ‘is’ wrong. None is singular.

            • No, it shouldn’t have. The subject is “none”, which is singular, not “them”. Dudes, I am french and I’m teaching you how to speak english… Don’t you think there’s something amiss here?

              • Just to break it. “None” is not singular (just an ice breaker). It’s not single because it is none. Get it zero. But yeah it’s right, If you say 2 of them.. should be are. It’s just like saying 1 of them is “wrong”.

            • Dude “none” means “not one”. Saying “none are…” is equivalent to saying “not one are…” Jason is correct. The correct english grammar (and yes english is my first language and I’m college educated) is “none is…” and not “none are…”

        • Hey readmuch33 – “none” means “not one”. Saying “none are…” is equivalent to saying “not one are…” bfg666 is correct. The correct english grammar (and yes english is my first language and I’m college educated) is “none is…” and not “none are…”.

          BFG666 pwnd you twice!

    • Thank you. The second I saw this picture my first thought was “Is Batman getting fat?”. Glad I’m not the only one that noticed.

      • And did you also notice that since he’s wearing a suit instead of an armor, he might just need this extra layer for protection? Or did it elude you? Also, like I said in the comment above that you should have read before barging in, his apparent fatness might only be a matter of perspective.

      • Choose a fat bad actor and you get a fat lame acting Batman.

        • Wow the trolls are getting lazy

  2. No matter what color the batsuit is or what color the batmobile is it’s not going to change the fact that it’s still Ben Affleck inside both and that make for a horrible combination. But since he’s going into the movie of Superman it seems fitting for him. I’m very happy that Christian Bale didn’t sign on to do Batman in this movie. Was so disappointed in the Superman movie I wouldn’t want Bale to lower his standards that way. For me there will be no other Batman only Christian Bale. He’s the best.

    • I don’t understand why some people got disappointed by Man of Steel. It’s without question the best Superman movie to date and the only one to realistically show the sheer level of power such a being would wield.

      • I have to respectfully disagree, to me Superman 2 will always be the best.

        • It was good for the times and certainly not better than the first one (I mean, the Bee Gees as villains? Come on!). Nowadays, it just looks very cheesy.

      • The thing is, just showing “the sheer level of power such a being would wield” isn’t necessarily interesting or entertaining. It certainly wasn’t in MoS anyway. In the same way that showing how a person would react in a real-life romantic situation doesn’t necessarily make a good romcom. That’s why there are scriptwriters and directors, to direct the action and hone it, so us ordinary people find it entertaining too, at the cinema or at home.

        Ultimately, whatever a film sets out to do, people either like it or they don’t. Whatever a filmmaker set out to do, it doesn’t matter, the people that saw it either liked it or they didn’t. With Man of Steel, it doesn’t seem to me that people HATED it, it certainly could have been worse, but they were no doubt bored. There was no tension, just these invincible cartoon characters hitting each other again and again for what seemed like hours. It had all the panache of something I leave in the toilet bowl. Whereas the Christopher Reeve films, the first two anyway, had that special quality. They engaged people and they were dramatically interesting. They trump Man of Steel, quite easily, not because they had more punches or longer action sequences or more CGI (they didn’t), but because they follow the rules of drama. Create dramatic tension and play that tension in every single moment.

        Ultimately, you need people that understand this intrinsically. You need talent, in charge of the film, that instinctively know how to tap into people’s spirit and dreams. That’s not Zach Snyder, that much his clear. Whatever his talents, and I think they’re many, he’s no Director.

        • Just because you failed to be entertained doesn’t mean that it wasn’t entertaining. Or maybe you consider yourself the be-all-end-all of cinematic taste? Such a huge fight was something that I’ve been waiting for, like, forever. I for one got a total blast out of it and when the credits rolled, I thought to myself “At last! Someone finally got it right!”

          The old Donner flicks I highly enjoyed as a KID but rewatching them today is somewhat painful: they just feel downright cheesy on all levels from FX to costumes to the script (spinning the Earth counter-clockwise to turn back time? Come on!) to the actors’ playing style. Way to defuse drama! And if you didn’t feel the dramatic tension in Snyder’s epic fight and its emotionally crushing conclusion, maybe you should ask yourself whether you might have watched the movie a little too casually.

          Snyder may not always be a great director but he certainly has his moments – he managed to make a very decent film out of Watchmen without losing the spirit of the book despite all the material that was cut. The Zod fight was most definitely one of these moments and perhaps his finest ever. I’m sorry for you that you didn’t get it.

          • Dude bfg666, I’ve started to realize these people are just crazies. They dont even understand how making comments like “certainly wasn’t in MoS anyway” and “With Man of Steel, it doesn’t seem to me that people HATED it, it certainly could have been worse, but they were no doubt bored.” is their opinion and only opinion and not anything “certain” and actually is largely disagreed with if they actually looked at or cared about facts like sales and opinions here other than their own.

            “That’s why there are scriptwriters and directors, to direct the action and hone it, so us ordinary people find it entertaining too, at the cinema or at home.” They also make what should be reasonable assertions, only if you read the rest of their comment you see they are assuming their opinion is that of all the “ordinary” people and since they did not like it that that is the general consensus when it is in fact not and sometimes far far from it, as is here.

            “There was no tension, just these invincible cartoon characters hitting each other again and again for what seemed like hours. It had all the panache of something I leave in the toilet bowl.”
            = more Crazy talk, as most people found it to be too dramatic and not light hearted according to what I have read. “all the panache of something I leave in the toilet bowl” Just more hate speech from a bitter hater.

            He continues “Whereas the Christopher Reeve films, the first two anyway, had that special quality.”
            = Hyperbole. Not quantifiable in ANY way. What is this “special quality” that only this person knows and can see since so many of us here are wrong about what are good movies, since we enjoyed the movie? Other than being the first Superman movies and a few good actors what was special?

            He continues “They engaged people and they were dramatically interesting.”
            = What was dramatic or interesting and, as you suggest, more dramatic or interesting than the drama that was MOS? This is not rhetorical question. What about Superman 1 or 2 was in anyways dramatic?

            He continues, “They trump Man of Steel, quite easily, not because they had more punches or longer action sequences or more CGI (they didn’t), but because they follow the rules of drama. Create dramatic tension and play that tension in every single moment.”
            WTF!. First it begins with more inflated ego. His opinion is that they “trumped MOS quite easily”..I ask in what way and by whose standards besides yours. Certainly not in sales. Certainly not in adult drama about adult issues of isolation, loss, xenophobia, and much more. Certainly not in garnering opinions and critiques the world over, love it or hate it. I can say certainly about these things because they are provable. The commentors real motives show in them stating their nonsense this way. Its the same thing Fox “News” correspondents do…it’s manipulation in reaching a conclusion. He spoke very colorful and with much theatrical rhetoric about dramatic tension…but overlooks dramatic tension in the new movie while not giving anything as evidence there was any in the old ones. He actually didnt provide any proof that there was not any in the new movie. But he sure tried to convince otherwise. He is discounting action and cgi as if they are taking away from movies. These are simply tools, to be used for good or not. Superman movie without cgi in these days is impossible and simply trying to push a low tech feel in what is probably nostalgic delusion.

            He finishes “Ultimately, you need people that understand this intrinsically. You need talent, in charge of the film, that instinctively know how to tap into people’s spirit and dreams. That’s not Zach Snyder, that much his clear. Whatever his talents, and I think they’re many, he’s no Director.”
            = and there you have what his whole rant was about. He tried to conceal it in a backhanded compliment but it is just pure vitriol disguised as an educated opinion. He basically, because he did not like Man of Steel and is so sad that he has to haunt it’s sequels updates on screenrant, is calling Zack Snyder and the (very dramatic) direction they are heading with these characters as being talentless via Zack Snyder.

            I believe he also said something about his toilet and that is totally where his opinion belongs. It’s just crazy talk and no s*** complain all you want(dstudie I know Thomas Rakewell is another of your screen names.) I will continue to try to balance out this bs with logic so that uninformed readers dont take it as actual educated and honest fan opinions.

            • Amen, brother.

              • We really need to stop holding onto our nostalgic pride for past versions of superhero movies. This is exactly why the viewers have such an unrealistic expectation towards newer versions. I honestly believe MOS was the best, most accurate, and most believable Superman ever. If you’re Superman and you’re in a fight with another being just as you, don’t you think you’d be serious as well considering the fate of all man kind is in your hands? I would be. I honestly think it’d be stupid if he were cracking jokes and acting very sure of himself – like Reeve’s version, don’t get me wrong, I loved those movies and grew up to them, but I just could not take them seriously. As great those films were, we all knew we wanted something more serious and more realistic (well, at least I did), so I just find it weird that everyone would be bashing this film and comparing it to Reeve’s version. You really can’t! Different times, different storyline, and different approach – but again, take a step back and you’ll see Cavil’s Superman is by far the CLOSEST we’ve gotten to who Superman really is.

                Of coarse, that was just my opinion and as much as I’d like to add so more, I’m sure it won’t really matter b/c we, as the viewers, have different taste. What I’m saying is, we shouldn’t really compare this MOS version to the Reeve’s version – it just doesnt do anything for us. I asked for a serious Superman and I am VERY glad that I finally saw it.

                • That’s what I keep saying to all those haters who persistently cry “betrayal!” at MoS.

                  • Completely agree. Most of my non comic-book reading friends, and a few avid readers hated this film. I left the cinema feeling like the kid who picked up comic books for the first time in 1984 when I was at the launderette with my mum. I
                    n MoS, Superman for me was spot on. People who nitpick comic book films should try to leave the cynical adult at home, and try to watch them with child like eyes, it’s so much more fun.

                • Can you explain me how this is more realistic? Both man have superpower, yet the final battle looks like a game of ping pong.. Could he at least block one punch? All he does is flying around destroying as much bulding as he can… Superman would have confront him somewhere else to protect the people around…

      • Ha ha this movie sucked so bad!!!! Even superman return was better, At least it had the old theme song.. I hate the lords of the ring style new suit and deformed logo… The ending battle is like a game of ping pong… His faters hologram is going everywhere and interact as if he whas alive… The death of kevin costner… Lol… Ill get the dog loooolll worst superman movie ever… Even supermAn 4 is more entertaining… You wanna know why they brought batman in? Because no one would pay to see man of steel 2… And now they bring ben affleck as batman… Ha ha warner brothers suck!! Long live marvel!!!

    • Christian Bale had the worst Batman voice ever, and to me, Bale was the worst most unnatural Batman to date, his Batman always sounded like he had a frog in his throat and was forced out rather than natural.

      Kevin Conroy whom does the voices for most of the animated Batman movies, animated TV series and video games is most recognizable by his fans as ‘the voice’ of Batman.

      As for Ben Affleck stepping into the Bats role, I think he’ll do we’ll if his character is more in-tune with himself and not the lost and confused still trying to deal with life version that Bale portrait. The Dark Knight movies should’ve been better than they are and may have been if they related his character more to the comic books as the crime detective he was and not the vigilante he’s portrait in the movies, I’m sure Ben will nail the role more as a crime buster Batman using his wit and detective skills like Keaton rather than relying on his tech like the others did.

      Michael Keaton was and still is the best movie Batman ever, the rest of the franchise was a disappointment.

      • Seriously did you even research why before you decided to hate on it.. Like yeah it was a little over the top but still, not at bad as you think

        • agreeing with Bootstrap that is

      • I agree. The Bale Batman were good movies but just weren’t really much Batman characteristics. I actually thing Ben Affleck will do fine as long as the movie is written well

        • Its warner brothers… Don’t expect to much…they are making all the wrong move…

      • Playing Batman is fairly easy, it’s playing Bruce Wayne that kills the character. Batman is mostly action but Wayne requires emotion and skill, something Affleck doesn’t have. Keaton was definitely the best Bruce Wayne. Bale was the best Batman. If you could combine the two, you’d really have something. Unfortunately, Affleck can’t even play himself. He’s too robotic.

        • I watch a lot of movies. Tons of them, old and new. There are actors I like and actors I don’t like. Just because your standards are so low is no reason for me to lower my standards. Affleck can’t act. That is my opinion. He is so robotic in his delivery. I don’t find him entertaining at all. There are several other guys who can’t act either. Seth Rogan comes to mind. Chris Cline is another non-actor. These guys all play the same character no matter what movie you put them in. It’s very boring. I like versatility in my actors. There are actors I thoroughly enjoy no matter what movie they are in. I like Michael Caine and Sean Connery as well as Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. I love the old film noir genre. Humphrey Bogart, Orson Wells, George Raft, and Edward G. Robinson were awesome. They had style and charisma. The best actors know their limitations and their strengths and they play to their strengths. Affleck just tries to be too many things he isn’t. I don’t expect much from him as Batman and I’m sure he won’t deliver. If you want to call that hate, you are more stupid than I thought. I don’t make stuff up as you put it. I judge the performance based on the character and how the actor plays it. I don’t have to make Affleck look bad. He does that all by himself. I’ve seen The Town, didn’t really like the movie. Good Will Hunting was ok, except for Affleck who was stiff. I don’t know him personally, so all I can do is critique the characters he plays. Unfortunately, they aren’t strong.

        • As I’ve told you before Point, I don’t give a rats what you think or what lies you tell. Affleck can’t act period. He’ll screw up Batman just like he did Daredevil. That is just a fact. Clearly, you are the one here spreading hate and lies. You don’t know me, but you continually spread lies about me. I’m 60, have a good job, have travelled the world, am well educated, have actually been in a movie for fun while I was in the Army, met and had beers with Ben Gazzara and David Janssen, had nice conversations with Terrence Young, James Callahan and Laurence Olivier on acting, shook hands and shared a couple of jokes with Rex Reed. See if you can guess the movie. I helped process the paperwork to get Man of Steel, Transformers and Iron Man made and was on the set of each one. See if you can guess where I work. My question is, “What have you ever done Point?”

          • Done tons and dont need to brag or lie about it on the net. Active Marine serving my country, nuff said. Your 60 year old silliness makes you even more laughable. The guy can act. That’s why he gets acting jobs. What you provide is called hyperbole

            • Affleck is a no talent Hack!I honestly thought that Affleck as Batman was a joke, I couldnt believe my ears. Cardboard actor to the max!Im not hating on him, I just plain hate him as an actor!! The ending of Man of Steel I couldnt stand because Superman doesnt kill. Doomsday was a different story sure, but killing one of the last remaining kryptonians is just not believable to me. As if he didnt have a choice in killing Zod…Literally could have flown straight up through the roof Zod in tow…back to the phantom zone for zod. When the movie bombs I just cant wait to be one of the people in line to say I told you so.

              “The guy can act. That’s why he gets acting jobs.” Get off his nuts bro. You’ve got Affleck all over your chin.

              • Wow the trolls are getting lazy

                • Troll bashers too… Didn’t you post the exact same comment somewhere above?

              • Your opinion is completely ridiculous and unsubstantiated by anything. When people say “I’m not being a hater” that’s exactly what they are doing. Enjoy eating d*ck, “bro”. Thanks for stopping by

        • Almost agrre with you, to me bale was the best bruce wayne… And keaton the best batman..I think bale was overplaying batman.. I liked is deranged version of bruce wayne… Kind of explain why he wears a batsuit at night. And he as the sexy quality required to play wayne.. Keaton on the other hand is not much if a playboy but is eyes in the batsuit… Best batsuit ever with some yellow… Dc is so afriaid to put some color on their superhero…But liked both… Affleck will be as bad as cloney in batman and robin looll

      • Everyone who thinks Christian Bale did not nail the batman role can go eat a “D” go look back into your comics, and have a good look at the way Bale acted as not only the bat, but Bruce Wayne as well, compared to the ridiculous older movies. I think affleck will do fine, but Bale definitely did set standard.

      • Agreed. The Nolan movies were ok for the first couple but were never really the detective/genius/win at all cost/”I am Batman” guy. Hell he complained all 3 moives about being Batman and tried to leave it at the end of each. He wasnt very smart. He got his ass kicked by everyone. They were ok action movies but were not Batman really.

    • Michael Keaton was the best batman, nuff said ;)

  3. Personally, I’d rather see Mr. Potatohead as Batman than that no talent assclown Affleck. I’ll wait to order it from Netflix instead of wasting my hard earned money to see this in a theater.

    • But you will be watching it then… okay

    • Well, Affleck it’s well known for his talent. I dont know if you had the chance to watch gone baby gone or the town,please do this and come to talk to me.

  4. like a metallic snowflake lighting color instead of dull kevlar grey and not armor texture it makes it too much. did u like the Batman Bike and his tank Baticar, well i am thinkin of inventin another thing or two more awsome. producers need to link more with us and show appreaciation to fans like this forum does.

  5. A more serious batman. The older wiser frank miller batman. The dark knight whom has to be one step ahead of the best rouges gallery in comics. (By the way it would be nice for the caped crusader to be a detective again in movies.) Ben affleck. He does look like batman with the costume on. But he will fail as bruce wayne. There is a certain something he is missing there. His voice does not have the tenor to convey as batman. You might cringe. I havent seen his recent movies. I could be wrong.

    • Oh you hit the question on perfect. It easy for people to be Batman in the costume but actually being Bruce Wayne will be more difficult.

    • I love how you can read the future and make such predictions about the movie and how Afleck is so bad. What are the lotto numbers for today?

  6. I haven’t watched Ben affleck in a movie for a while. The batman costume seems to be well sticking out, creating somewhat a second fat man costume on Ben, the symbol is way too big for as it is. I believe that a alteration should be sorted out on it but far as best suits go, it better then hard leather nipple costumes I saw on Batman and Robin but for acting as Batman I can see Ben going well with it but Bruce Wayne that part is what has me wondering how well he can play him.

  7. The Dark Knight’s cape has to be black. Blue doesn’t make any practical sense. It looks nice. But the Batman character is like a ninja using shadows to boost the element of surprise and attack. He’s also in mourning – it’s in the remembrance of the death of his loved ones that motivated him to fight crime.

  8. The costume looks too bulky, and it appears they are trying to make a muscle structure with strategic padding and stitching. Makes him look fat. Affleck is too stocky to make this work–they need to create something sleeker.

  9. Whose the fat guy in the gray suit?

  10. What??? No nipples? How could they missed such important detail?

    • Well WoW added nipples to the toons there now maybe take up playing and old staple game to get your nipple fix =D You know I am teasin! ;)

  11. Sorry but the whole dark colors is sexy and mysterious. Get rid of the yellow belt lol. If you want to watch Batman in the 60′s then do so.

  12. Personally I would of rather seen the limited technology of christian bale’s batman fight Superman not Ben as the batman its turning in to the mid 90′s again with outlandish costumes as apposed to real life tech and practical functionality. batman and robin you know the movie I speak of with the Riddler and Twoface. this is my own opinion.

  13. If I have not read a Batman story before, I really can’t differentiate him as Batman or “Catman” from the new costume debut. I just hope it can be better through some modification.

  14. Affleck proves he can do a Bruce Wayne in Runner, Runner.

  15. The exaggerated musculature of the suit may be accurate to the comic books, but if the producers wanted a muscular Batman they should have cast a different actor.

    • You sound like you haven’t seen a picture of Ben Affleck in a long while: the guy’s massive nowadays. And Cavill was very muscular in the first film, yet his suit ALSO had padded muscles. Last but not least, the padding in Affleck’s suit is obviously more designed to act as extra protection rather than enhanced muscles.

  16. oh great another meatball movie. His body looks gross and athletically incompetent unless the sport is lifting weights. The movie looks duchy already. The only thing missing from this picture is him holding a big fat elephant cock. The next photos we can hope to see are of catwoman half naked and slinking around doing nothing but stealing and seducing men. Gotta love DC misogynistic story lines and over masculinized duche bags

    • Gotta love how imbeciles think they figured everything about a movie two years prior to its release. If you don’t want to see it, fine, you don’t deserve it anyway.

  17. He’s sad because deep down he knows he’ll never he half the bat Michael Keaton was. Hilarious pics. Although I thought there would be one of him in a towel holding a box of condoms.

  18. No color scheme can make Ben Affleck a decent actor.

  19. Jim Lee’s Batman is the most iconic and the best one in the comic book history of all Batman…but in the movie, i’d still prefer the costume used in Batman Returns (Michael Keaton) and Batman Forever (Val Kilmer) which is definitely the best Batman movie for me. All the casts in Batman Forever did a very good portrayal in the characters as based in the comic books.

    • Let me start by saying that I am a big Batman fan, without a doubt probably my favorite DC comic hero. When I first heard that Ben would be taking on the new Batman role I was not happy given his past roles in previous movies. I’m not saying that Ben is a bad actor I just didn’t think that he would make a great Wayne/Batman character. That being said given the direction Snyder is taking Batman Ben does have the potential to pull off the new role with a good script if given proper direction. Yes I did like Bale as Batman because he brought something different to the table in which no other actor before him has, he brought a darker/serious/vicious Batman character to the screen. This was the first Batman movie to really focus on the pain that Wayne went through and how he had to channel his anger into something good. I remember as a kid I always thought one of the coolest things about Batman was the fact that he could just whisper something in your ear and it would make you completely terrified to the point that you would tell him anything. No other Batman movie showed that darker side we all have our favorite actors who played Wayne/Batman just remember that there are many sided to the Dark Knight and finding one person who can really play them all well is very difficult. Just look at the Joker as crazy as he is Jack did a good job playing him and I don’t care what anyone says Heath did an awesome job and took it up to a whole new level. Yes I agree that he neglected the detective skills and wit in which Batman uses to solve crimes (which kept him one step above the villains at times)in the last of the three movies. Non the less all in all I think that the films were pretty good with Batman and Dark Knight being my fav of the last three. As for the costume guys come on like I said earlier Snyder is doing something on the big screen with Batman that hasn’t really been done so yea the symbol is big but it is taken from an older version of Batman and he is not fat you guys really need to thing about it if Ben is going to be buffed up and in a cloth suit he is going to need padded protection because he is in a CLOTH SUIT. Yeah it may look better if they slimed him down and put him in armored or plated type gear but this is something different we wont really know the out come until the product is finished please remember that he is playing an older Batman, photo does not look all bad when u consider the direction. I’m not an Ben fan but I do think (or at least hope) that he takes this role seriously especially since all of the initial controversy about fans not wanting him being casted as Batman took place. Any way guess what folks at the end of the day everyone who posted on this forum or visited this site will watch the film whether if its in the theater of if they decide to wait till it hits cable so it is what it is Ben is playing Batman, da suit is da suit so suck it up get over it watch the film with an open mind and you will either like it or not.

      • Where just affraid because man of steel sucked so much.. Probably the worst superhero movie of the last decade and ben affleck also suck and we all love those heros… To me they are bringing batman to save the superman franchise because they where affraid that people would not go see mos 2… Anyway we will see…

  20. I will NEVER watch this movie. Ben as Batman makes ME sad!

  21. como creen, es un actor con nada de capacidades, si lo escogen será un actor mediocre, no le llega ni a los talones a Batman, otro actor que tenga la capacidad de desenvolvimiento,: mejor acójanme a mi

  22. Alright alright. Can the grammar police take it down a notch? This is supposed to be about BATMAN! Get a teacher certification and ah devoir Mon Ami. Merci beaucoup.

  23. Tim Burton’s Vision and Michael Keaton performance will always be my favorite Batman. I’m not a fan of the Nolan films, but Christian Bale did a fantastic job with the Batman character. As for this new Superman Batman installment with Ben Aflack, I will have to pass on this mess.

    • Shawn you are the mess here.

  24. Adam West will always be forever more Batman to me. All the others are just posers.


      • Well if that isn’t the most stupidest costume i have ever seen. If this is the way holly woods new version is, it will differently be a flop just as the decision to use ben afflect. I won’t wast my money on it,,,

        • Good. You should probably learn to speak the English language rather than watch this movie. It’s too good for you

      • And it shows you know nothing about how movies are made either. The fact is, you dismiss people for having an opinion. Like your opinion means anything to anyone else. There are a lot of people who think Affleck can’t act. Live with it. If mediocre actors are your forte, so be it. Just don’t try to tell anyone else they are wrong when your head is up your rectal cavity.

        • Wow dstudie You’re still trolling around here to hate on Ben Affleck. You are a pathetic troll. Just get a life already you proved long ago to not say anything based on sound reason and have no purpose other than hatred

          • I know you want to sleep with Affleck. You are so far up his a$$. I’m sick of people like you telling me what I have to think and what I have to like. Take your stupid uninformed opinions and shove them where the sun don’t shine. Yes, I hate that a$$clown Affleck. He’s a lousy actor. He’s stupid and his slapdown on Maher shows it. He’ll suck as Batman and drag this movie into the B category.

        • It shows you know nothing about the industry, I bet you do watch but love to b**** and whine about actors and directors who don’t give a s*** what you think of them.
          Stop Trolling for hell sakes
          No one cares what you think

          • And no one gives a sh*t what you think either. Have you ever been in a movie? I have so F-off. Who are you to tell anyone anything? This is a comment thread. People are allowed to make comments.

            • +1 t, you are more than right.

              -1 million Dstudie, what is your malfunction? You really suck. you made some comments way above in the thread about being involved in movie industry when arguing with Your Point. You can’t even keep your lies straight. Your opinion is completely ridiculous and unsubstantiated by anything other than your delusion. You really are pathetic. You probably never have enjoyed anything in life.

              This movie is going to be awesome as will the DC movie-verse

              • So you prove you can’t read. Yes, I have been in a movie. I have never lied here but you have just now. So I guess you are the one who sucks.

                • You’re a pathetic liar. Deal with it. Blasting the internet with yoru BS doesnt make it true and doesn’t help your case. Take your meds retard

                • What a sad little insecure person you are. If you dont have anything good to say don’t say anything creep

                  • I have a lot of good things to say. I like peanut butter, Rootbeer is awesome. I love Sandra Bullock movies, NCIS is great, Charles Bronson rocks, Mel Brooks movies are hilarious, The Big Bang Theory is terrific, but none of that will make Ben Affleck an actor.

                • You claim to be in a film, did you act or were you an extra?And what film was it?

                  • It was a little Film called Inchon. While an extra, I was introduced to Laurence Olivier, James Callahan (we partied and I listened to all the stories), Ben Gazzara, David Janssen, Terrence Young the director, and a host of other actors, didn’t like Richard Roundtree too much, he was stuck up and only hung out with Young. I got to see first hand the ins and outs of the Special Effects, the stunt men and women, the script changes, the sets, the makeup, it was great. I was in the Army in Korea at the time. I got to be a Korean era Marine, a newspaperman and several other background characters.

                    • That was made in 1981 which came out in 1982. I was an extra for American Girls which came out earlier this year and been on Saving Hope. I keep busy with other talents.

                    • Yes, it was 1891. I spent a lot of time in Inchon, and various other locations they were filming in. It was fun to see how the crew transformed a normal village into a bombed out village. I got to pitch in and do some set work too. Ste stunt people showed me how they do some of the stunts. It was great. At the time, Olivier couldn’t walk so all of the scenes with him walking were done by his stunt double, who looked just like him btw. I felt sorry for him because the makeup people made him look ridiculous. Janssen and Gazzara spent most of the time drinking beer and blowing lines. It was really fun to see how movies are made. I haven’t seen American Girls or Saving Hope yet. I’ll have to check them out.

            • right dstudie and we all have the right to ask you to stop trolling the thread looking to b*tch and whine about how much you hate Ben Affleck. Get lost already you SOB. No one asked you to change your mind or told you who to like, they just provide sound reason for why Affleck is a fine actor and director…and you retort with childish nonsense and insults. How old are you, 12?

              • Mike T you are the SOB here. You’ve been attacking my opinion and comments since I first made them like yours are the only ones that count. Stick it up your a$$. You opinion is not my opinion. Live with it.

                • You are insane. I have literally never made one comment about your BS until today. Wow what a wack job. People like you are everything that is wrong with the world f*cking borderline personality disorder

                  • I just love to come here and pi$$ you little puissants off. You have nothing to do but come here and keep your BS up. Man what a bunch of losers. It’s actually fun to watch your heads explode that someone else might actually disagree with your stupidity. What a bunch of wankers and retards.

                    • “You have nothing to do but come here and keep your BS up.” Funny how that sentence also seems to apply to your own little self.

                      I love how a troll like you gets his kicks by laughing at others yet dares to call them losers. That’s just priceless. If these guys are wankers and retards, then what does it make you? Ever reflected on that? When will your ilk realize that they actually are the butt of the joke, not the other way around?

                    • bfg666 God forbid anyone should have a different opinion from yours. Who cares. You are nothing to me. You keep trolling me here. If you disagree with me that is fine. I still say Affleck sux monkey d*cks as an actor. Why do you keep answering me? You know what I’m going to do. You sure are a stupid twit. I have plenty to do besides answer brain dead loonie tunes like you. But you make me waste my time making comments on your stupidity. It’s your fault you know. You get what you ask for. When you grow up and get out into the real world you’ll find that out in a hurry.

    • fans are lousy at knowing whats a good idea or how to make a good movie. Your comments prove it true