Comic-Con 2014: Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman v Superman’ Cowl & Cape Revealed [Updated]

Published 9 months ago by , Updated July 24th, 2014 at 7:17 pm,

Ben Affleck Batman v Superman Cap and Cowl SDCC 2014 Comic Con 2014: Ben Afflecks Batman v Superman Cowl & Cape Revealed [Updated]

[UPDATE: Zack Snyder has revealed a new pic of Affleck in his Bat cowl & cape.]

It’s that time of year again when San Diego Comic-Con takes over every corner of the Internet. In the next few days, there’s going to be a huge number of announcements regarding TV shows and major movie blockbusters. And one of the biggest projects – Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – is expected to make some sort of appearance in Hall H on Saturday night.

While we’ve already seen Ben Affleck in his Batman costume – which looks quite a bit like the Frank Miller designed Dark Knight Returns Bat-suit – we’ve yet to see it up close. Now, that’s about to change.

As many Batman fans already know, 2014 is the 75th Anniversary of the Caped Crusader’s creation in Detective Comics #27. One way in which Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are celebrating the event is by putting Batman costumes, capes, and cowls on display at the Con, including the cowl and cape from the upcoming Batman v Superman. Dan Didio, co-publisher at DC Comics, recently tweeted a photo and a confirmation that these are indeed from the Batfleck suit.

Check out the photo below:


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(Don’t worry – the new suit will probably have pants in the movie.)

UPDATE: Here’s an image posted on Twitter by Zack Snyder, showing Affleck’s Batman profile:

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman Mask Comic Con 2014 570x856 Comic Con 2014: Ben Afflecks Batman v Superman Cowl & Cape Revealed [Updated]

A few things stand out here. First, the cowl has much more of a comic book feel to it than previous cinematic costumes, particularly the sculpt of the eyebrows and the cheekbones. In fact, the Batfleck costume generally looks quite a bit more like it comes from a comic book than, say, the hyper-realistic costume from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. This isn’t too surprising, considering the design of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen costumes, which were also very comic book-esque.

Second, the neck of the cowl; also unlike the Dark Knight costume, it doesn’t seem to allow for a lot of movement for the head. Every movie version of the Batman costume – except for the ones from Batman ’66, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – has utilized a cowl that more or less made the head immobile. Every time Michael Keaton wanted to turn and look at someone in Batman ’89 or Batman Returns, he had to turn his entire body all at once. It looked kind of awkward.

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Now, this could just be a misunderstanding of how this new cowl works, and maybe the head will have more mobility than it seems. Or maybe a lack of head movement in Batman v Superman will just look less awkward than it has previously. We’ll have to wait to see Ben Affleck’s suit in action to know for sure.

Finally, the above photo seems to confirm that the new Bat-suit isn’t blue and gray, as some fans had hoped. Of course, that doesn’t mean the full suit won’t be dark gray and light gray, which would still be quite faithful to the comics. Again, we’ll have to wait to see the rest of the suit – in color – to know more.

What say you, Screen Ranters? Do you like the look of the new Batman cowl and cape? Are you disappointed that there’s no blue? Drop us a line in the comments.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters May 6th, 2016.

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Source: Dan Didio

Update Source: Zack Snyder

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  1. Lets get an image of Jason Mamoa as Aquaman!!

    • AquaMamoa!!!

  2. they have the others batsuits there I saw bales from the dark knight.

  3. What’s going on with that lower right hand corner? It looks like something (or someone) was cropped from the photo. Could we possibly see the long awaited trinity picture in days to come?

  4. He kinda looks like Bale in Batman Begins when he turns and says, “back up” haha

  5. OMG, does he have the white lenses over his eyes? I can’t tell.

  6. I don’t care what any of the haters say…

    At least in the “looks like the comics” department, Affleck is already the best film Batman yet.
    Without question or debate.

  7. I know what zack is doing he is also releasing parts of bigger poster like marvel..i think i see someting else on the edge of the poster. So at last we will get to see the trio pic. (B/S/W).

  8. I like the shorter ears on the cowl, looks good!

  9. IMHO, the ears should be longer. This isn’t Black Panther with a cape. This is Batman. :/

    • Read the comics. The Dark Knight Returns has him with short ears on the cowl and that is the book that they are taking this design from. It is also the greatest Batman story written.

  10. Costume looks too comic booky imo.

  11. Firstly: look at the hanging bat suit
    Look at the neck line crease.. it gives the same amount if mobility (if not more than) than bales biker helmet cowl

    Secondly this is the final colour they do not show promos then radically it “subtly” change colour scheme before the movie
    The final mechanised suit will possibly have a more gun metal grey finish
    But THIS what we see now is the finished look
    Get used to it
    It’s not comic-booky
    It’s not “too short eared”
    Its efficient sturdy &milleresque
    It is infact the QUINTISSENTIAL batsuit/cowl
    Get used to it

    Oh and “aquaman” if he does even previewed (doubtful) will not be referred to as such
    He’ll simply eventually be addressed as Orin (or King Orin) to keep in line with the more grounded tone

  12. What’s going on with the silver?/black suit in the background with the long ears??????

  13. Batman vs Superman does not make any sense at all. think bout it, superman is a science fiction superhero while batman is just human. how is it possible to collaborate these two. it will be another dumb waste of time movie.

    • Have you ever read a comic book?

      I mean, it’s not like they’re putting Nelson Mandela in a zombie movie. Batman and Superman are both fictional characters that already exist together in the comic books and they’re are the source material for these movies.

      And they’ve already answered all your questions about how it’s possible.

      But hey, nobody is forcing you to waste your time. Just don’t watch it. I for example never watched Titanic. It is possible to not watch a movie.

    • HOw does it not make sense? Batman and superman collaborate all the time O-e? Hello?

  14. Genius
    I keep telling people not to ask such questions. It’s all up to the director’s imagination & interpretation. The only way to know for sure something isn’t possible is to wait until the movie comes out.

  15. So, why is Daredevil in a Batman costume?

    • And why is the Human Torch in a Captain America costume? What you just said was so obviously biased.

      • Biased against what? It was a compliment – I thought Daredevil was a really good comic book movie – much better than it’s given credit for – and if you’ve ever seen it, Affleck was fantastic in it! Plus if you look closely, the shape of the cowls between Daredevil and Batman are remarkably similar, enhanced by the fact that the same guy is in both…

        Speaking of biased, I guess you see what you want to see in a comment, eh?