DC Universe To Be Rebooted; How Will It Affect the Justice League Film?

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Today marks the biggest development for DC Comics since 1985 and Crisis On Infinite Earths. It may, in fact, be the company’s biggest development ever.

At the end of August – following the current comic book crossover Flashpoint – DC’s entire line of books will be rebooted with 52 number one issues, starting with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s newer, younger, redesigned Justice League.

How will this reboot (and the redesigns) affect the upcoming DCU feature films – especially Justice League? Keep on reading.

Here’s the press release, courtesy of the DCU Source Blog:

“On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will launch a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 first issues, including the release of Justice League by New York Times bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The publication of Justice League issue 1 will launch day-and-date digital publishing for all these ongoing titles, making DC Comics the first of the two major American publishers to release all of its superhero comic book titles digitally the same day as in print.

“DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summer’s comic book mini-series Flashpoint and the first issue of Justice League by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team.”

Soon after the initial release, DCE Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne sent out a letter on the matter. Below are the more interesting sections (via Bleeding Cool), underlined for emphasis:

“[T]he new #1s will introduce readers to a more modern, diverse DC Universe, with some character variations in appearance, origin and age. All stories will be grounded in each character’s legend – but will relate to real world situations, interactions, tragedy and triumph.

“We think our current fans will be excited by this evolution, and that it will make jumping into the story extremely accessible to first-time readers – giving them a chance to discover DC’s characters and stories.

“We have taken great care in maintaining continuity where most important, but fans will see a new approach to our storytelling.

“Some of the characters will have new origins, while others will undergo minor changes. Our characters are always being updated; however, this is the first time all of our characters will be presented in a new way all at once.

“Dan DiDio, Bob Harras and Eddie Berganza have been working diligently to pull together some of the best creative teams in the industry. Over 50 new costumes will debut in September, many updated and designed by artist Jim Lee, ensuring that the updated images appeal to the current generation of readers.”

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Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s version of the JLA

Additionally, USA Today talked to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee about the announcement. Again, here are the more interesting sections:

Justice League will begin its first year with an updated secret origin reflecting DC’s new initiative, giving the group a reason for coming together that it lacked when the league first appeared in 1960. And while it will ultimately boast 14 members, at its core will be DC’s A-list do-gooders: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman.

The characters also are getting a makeover. While most of the specifics are still top secret, Lee says he worked with both staff and freelance artists to redesign costumes in a contemporary way as well as alter the physicality of many heroes and villains to modernize the DC Universe.

The recent emphasis on diverse characters such as lesbian superheroine Batwoman, Hispanic hero Blue Beetle and African-American adventurer Cyborg (who will be a core member of Johns and Lee’s new Justice League) also will continue.

Regardless of what you think of the various announcements today, “haters” and “fanboys” alike (of which there are many on both sides) can agree that it’s a pretty damn bold move. Though some are calling this DC’s version of a canonical Ultimate Universe, it’s more akin to the original plan for Crisis On Infinite Earths – which was to enact a full, in-continuity reboot.

It seems, at the outset, that this change was done for a few major reasons:

  1. To gain new readers by offering comics, characters, and stories unburdened by a massive amount of continuity and backlog (I call this the “Ultimate Universe” approach)
  2. To dive head-first with fresh content into the digital arena – a much-needed move in an increasingly digital world, where comic books are losing money and print is dying fast (you can pretty much guarantee Marvel will announce a similar digital move in the next few weeks and pretend like DC’s announcement had nothing to do with it)
  3. To streamline all their characters/properties across all media so fans of, say, a Justice League film won’t be confused when they then pick up a Justice League comic book (I call this the “Business first, artistic merit second” approach)

That’s right, if you want an idea of what the Justice League film might entail, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League #1 – like Johns’ Green Lantern: Secret Origin and Superman: Secret Origin influenced Green Lantern and Man of Steel movies before it – is probably the best place to start.

Check out the first image for Johns and Lee’s Justice League #1 below:

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Note: Flash’s baby-sized head looks strange atop his massive and muscular frame.

As you can see, the main Justice League roster is: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, and Teen Titans‘ Cyborg (one of the stars of Flashpoint), all of whom have movies in development, save for Cyborg. (I guess if this comes off without a hitch, we can assume a Cyborg movie’s on the way, as well?)

Essentially, it’s “the big seven” Justice League minus Martian Manhunter.

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Alex Ross’ version of “the big seven” JLA

It’s worth noting a few things about the new costume designs:

  • First, with the exception of Batman, The Flash, and Cyborg, they all have a vague uniformity with regard to the collars. (This is very important!)
  • Second, Batman’s comic book costume now resembles his cinematic counterpart’s more than it ever has before. Compare the above design to that of the bat-suit in The Dark Knight. The similarity is no accident.
  • Third, Jim Lee obviously isn’t a huge fan of the Green Lantern film’s character design either, as the new one looks just like the old one.
  • Fourth, Wonder Woman’s widely-mocked new design from last year has been replaced by the one above — though similar, it looks about five times better.

Recently, our very own Rob Keyes discussed the (at the time) upcoming “big announcement” by Johns and Lee and wondered what it meant for Warner Bros.’ tent-pole Justice League film. Rob said it seemed strange that a Justice League film would utilize different actors for characters that will already have their own movies – i.e. Ryan Reynolds/Green Lantern and Henry Cavill/Man of Steel.

Now, today’s move doesn’t really explain why it would be necessary to use all new actors (after all, this Justice League will incorporate younger, twenty-early thirty somethings just like the forthcoming Green Lantern and Man of Steel films will). However, it does explain what Johns and Lee meant when they referred to a “bombshell announcement about the future of Superman and the entire DC Universe.”

The most interesting thing that will come of this – besides how it will affect the future of superhero cinema – is how Marvel will respond. Because rest assured, they will respond. The last time DC made a big announcement (circa New York Comic Con 2010, regarding comic book pricing), Marvel scrambled to announce something similar but less impactful as if they had planned to do so all along.

Expect more information about this line-wide reboot and how it will affect the future of DC superhero movies to come out in the next few days, weeks, and months, but especially at the Hero Complex Film Festival next month (via @LATherocomplex):

“Yes you will be hearing (and seeing) a LOT more about that DC news at the Hero Complex Film Festival”

Can’t wait.

Green Lantern hits theaters June 17th, Man of Steel hits theaters December 2012, and Justice League hits theaters 2013.

Sources: DCU Source Blog, Bleeding Cool, USA Today, Hero Complex Twitter

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  1. How about this? instead of rebooting and possibly losing the fanbase, WRITE/PENCIL A GREAT STORY!!! AND MARKET THE HECK OUT OF IT!!!!

    what’s so wrong with having issue 700, or even 1000 for that matter. This whole move cries of desperation. And weren’t there rumors of DC doing this years ago?

    It’s a business move, and an old (but crappy) idea. I bet the guys at DC are still watching VHS, still have dial-up and wear acid-wash jeans.

    And no Martian Manhunter? fail. Theys ridin’ Marvel’s coattails sure enough!

  2. this sounds interesting and it gives me an excuse to get into DC more. however, at the same time I’m worried about what will happen to some of the better DC developements in recent years like Damian Wayne, Jaime Reyes, Connor Kent, Cassie Sandsmark, etc. If those characters are completely dropped then I don’t know how I’m going to react. One thing that will definitely tick me off though is if they decide to make Dick Grayson into Robin agian. I don’t care if he goes back to being Nightwing, I’d actually like that, but he just can’t be Robin anymore.

  3. I feel like this is a great move. The DC universe has such a rich character base but the continuity was just way too jumbled for an incoming reader. Just my opinion. I think this will be a good thing.

  4. So am I the only one who thinks that these “new” versions are oddly reminiscent of the late Michael Turner’s style?

    The more I look, the more I see it.

    • Now that you mention it, I totally see it now. Pretty sure that is a Jim Lee but he is certainly channeling Michael Turner. Just not quite as skinny as Turner drew his characters.

      • Glad I’m not the only one… Damn I miss his stuff!

  5. That sounds like something they should have done like, a decade ago.

  6. DC sucks anyway. I think their approach to more realism is a good move though. Marvel was way ahead of the curve on this one. X-Men, Spiderman, The Hulk, were all in ways human tragedies enacted by superheroes.

    Wonder Woman is an absolutely awful character. Period. The whole mythology around her is bad.

    Their best products are clearly Superman and Batman. Green Lantern and the Flash are OK when done right. I am not buying “aquaman”.

    Black Adam was the BEST anti-hero in any comic I have ever seen in the series 52 series. Awesome.

    Anyway, I wish them luck, it is a bold move.

    The one thing I would encourage them to do is that if they do add “diversity” they add the consequences of diversity too. AKA if their is a lesbian character that is main stage they should have a fair approach to those who don’t support that lifestyle as a super hero too.

    They should have the team reflect the fact that Americans are a minority in the world, and that Asians have the largest population base. Therefore it is most likely that superheroes would be of Asian decent.

    They should grapple with the grey areas of morality and heroism to a greater detail. In reference back to Black Adam, he had a damn good argument against the Justice League about them imposing imperialism on him in a sovereign country.

    Focusing on the fact that heroism is based upon once reference points makes stories more rich, complex, and if done right way better.

    I doubt they will go that far, because like I said, DC sucks and this seems like a hail mary.

    • Wow, just…wow.

      d@d.com…You are off-base on SO MANY things that I cannot even fathom where to start.

      One point, however, I WILL ask you about is:

      “AKA if their is a lesbian character that is main stage they should have a fair approach to those who don’t support that lifestyle as a super hero too.”

      So…your idea for a superHERO would be what? Closed-Minder? Limiting Lass? Biblical Truth Boy? Really?

      I’m not saying everyone should agree 100% with every decision someone else makes or think that all other groups of people are just peachy and perfect, BUT don’t starting creating superheroes that are directly opposed to specific groups or beliefs or practices, etc.

      Fine, have black, white, Asian, and Hispanic heroes. Have Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist, and agnostic heroes. Have heterosexual and homosexual heroes. Have older and younger heroes. Have centered and scattered heroes. Have human, bestial, and alien heroes. Have heroes with any combination of these traits (or others not mentioned). That’s great and to be commended…but DON’T start with, “Oh, we have THIS kind of hero; we’d better have THAT kind to satisfy the other side/perspective.

      That’s just silly.

      • Yeah, you’re right. I just think his concern is that they start having what I call the “Glee syndrome”. Where you try to represent to many minorities and outcasts that it seems as if your world only consists of these types of characters and ignores the fact that most people are straight, white, altogether boring people haha. But this isn’t something I see DC doing wrong.

        • It also ignores the fact that most people are not “superheroes.” So?

          • What!? No they don’t. Why do you say that? When I watch sports on TV it seems like just a bunch of physically fit powerhouses rampaging on each other, but I don’t forget the fact that they are there to entertain/make money off of me and the crowd that is watching them… if you get my drift lol.

            • Sorry, I didn’t see that you had said “but this isn’t something I see DC doing wrong.” My response was directed to the part of your statement where you were concerned about over-representation of “minorities/outcasts” because it didn’t reflect the real world. My point being: The DCU has never attempted to be “realistic.” Anyway, disregard my point. As I said, I missed the end of your comment.

  7. So they will be more “modern” and “hip?” This sounds like a disaster. If I see a young batman listening to rap music while posting on his twitter account I think DC is going under…

  8. so everything that happened in Green lantern in the past 4 years is null and void? interesting. I personally think Marvel should just keep on keeping on to follow this move would be a mistake

  9. Sounds like they are preplanning Superman for the outcome of the court case. I wish the lawsuit would just settle, because i dont want the characters we know to change. And yes it is EPIC FAIL without the Martian Manhunter.

    • Good point, I thought about that too.

  10. gotta say Alex’s JLA picture is about a billion times better then the “new”JLA

  11. I like Lee’s pencils but the coloring job looks amatuer-ish to me. Very flat.

  12. …and, this is why I love Marvel Comics.

    It is kind of weird. When I was collecting comic books in the 80s and 90s, I always wondered about discrepancies in pricing guides. I didn’t quite understand how one title could have two number one issues, but both carry different release dates. Now I understand.

    Does this mean my comics are worth more?

    • It would just be a new volume of a title that had the same name. When X-Men came out it was just a separate title from Uncanny X-Men. Over the last few years though they have done so many restarts and 0 issues and picking up series numbers years later it’s all a mess.

      As for the value of older comics allot of that has to due with how available they are. From what I remember when they started printing more copies of issues in the 80′s and 90′s some stores I shopped at complained because they had to eat whatever they didn’t sell and at a point they were having to sit on allot of merchandise.

      • THEY ATE COMICS THAT THEY DIDNT SELL?!?!?! Weird… :D

        • Way those guys talked it was more like not eating. These guys were living the dream as far as my friend and I were concerned when we were kids and in High School. By the I hit my early twenties they told us to make them an offer for the store, I think they were only half joking.

          It wasn’t DC and Marvel so much as the distributor Diamond or Star something that was screwing stores royally. They would make them buy a certain amount of things that didn’t sell to fill out orders (thus having loads of unsold books)just to get the bare minimum of the titles that would sell out.

          I went to one of the last big stores left in New York years ago and they had copies of X-Men #1. I thought they were reprints until I opened it and they were second print runs from back in the 90′s. Allot of the vendors at the conventions now just keep stuff in storage and rent tables to sell stuff because they say the overhead of having a store just doesn’t make sense when the sales aren’t what they used to be.

  13. This isn’t the most a Batman suit in the comics has looked like the movies. Check out the ones from the late 90′s. They went all black much like the film counter parts and it had more of an armor look to it.

    This looks closer to the Batman game than it does the film.

    Superman loooks way to young. He looks possibly younger than everyone else and more like a teen than a man. I understand they were going for young, but would it be that bad to make him look like he was at least his mid 20′s not his late teens. Would of been nice to have a Superman that looked old enough to be Batman’s equal.

    I think the complete reboot is bold for sure. I don’t know how I feel about it. On one hand it will make things easier to follow dropping the convoluted history of pre 80′s. It will also help to have modern day writers tackling early stories and making them GOOD for a chance. However, it really sucks to see great stories of past become useless. Great stories like Knighfall or Identity Crisis are void now and worthless. So I don’t know how to feel.

    • You’re talking about the Troika costume. I’d agree with you except that it lasted for exactly one arc, had fins on the legs, and totally changed depending on who drew it. The original idea was for it to be all black like the Burton costume. It almost immediately became a dark gray body suit with blue gloves, boots, cape, and cowl.

      http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/Kfcriss/BatmanTROIKA.jpg

      Re: The Arkham Asylum costume was intended to sit between the movies and the comics, design-wise, so there’s definitely a similarity — because they both resemble the movies. In my opinion, this looks more like The Dark Knight’s costume than Asylum. Asylum’s design utilized dark blue boots, gloves, cowl, cape, and a light gray body suit; this utilizes a dark gray body suit and darker gray boots, gloves, cape, and cowl. Also, the belt on this is almost exactly like the belt in the movies.

      The rigid-esque nature of the armor is also very similar.

      • Close Ben, but that’s not actually the one I was refering to.

        The one I’m talking about was mostly used in the JLA books the early re intro. When Grant Morrison sort of rebooted the book in the late 90′s. The only real stand out was that his gloves were oddly long and tipped. However other than that it looked much more like the film counter part than the one above. I actually don’t see much resemblance in the above pick. It’s very grey unlike the movie counter parts and the cowl doesn’t look awful like the odd egg shaped cowl in TDK. Also his armor looks like actual body armor like in Arkham asylum and doesn’t like like 500 tiny pieces of armor glued together. It looks like far fewer pieces. To me the costume looks essentially the same as it has for the last 6 or so years in comics. Over the last 6 or 7 years including that above design the only things that have changed are the color of the cape and cowl. Some go for black others go for a little more blue. Just my opinion though and it really honestly doesn’t matter.

        • The one used in Grant Morrison’s JLA is actually pictured above — that’s the No Man’s Land costume. No trunks, navy blue gloves, boots, cowl, cape, bat over yellow oval. Though I believe it changed throughout the series, I don’t recall any version of the costume resembling any of the movies, really.

    • Cool story, bro. Can you tell it again?

      • What is up with you ? You are replying to almost all of my comments with exact same comment. It’s annoying what is the point?

  14. and going with what was said about batman being a mirror of nolans batman, even though they didnt use the movie design for GL, they still have his machine-gun-things… something tells me theyre tying in EVERYTHING into this, from smallville (which had cyborg in the JLA) to the new movies. interesting thing, though- if they are rebooting batman for the JLA movie, then why use the nolan design? i thought they were separate?

    • The “word” is they’re separate; who knows what will come to pass, though. My assumption is, even if they’re separate, there will probably be a similar costume design.

      • or maybe theyll just ignore nolans continuity, but still use the exact same batman. like how the spiderman reboot isnt contradicting the old one completely, its just sort of ignoring it.

  15. AND this superman being so young fits with smallville’s superman being like 24 when he actually becomes superman. and so they probably will have martian manhunter, because hes such a staple and he was in smallville’s justice league.

  16. What ever happend to Aquamans only having one hand? At one point he had hook instead…

    • Hmm…you do know this is a “reboot,” right? Also, he hasn’t had a hook since the early 90s.

    • That was a more recent “re-imagining” of the character. In a lot of ways I like it better though simply because Aquaman’s powers really don’t lend themselves to land based (or space based for that matter) missions. He should be allied with but separate from the JL imho.

  17. I’m really not sure what to think if all this other than it is a real gutsy move. By doing this they are hoping to gain new readers but at the same time are risking everything by potentially alienating all of their loyal followers.

  18. Ben, I appreciate this article. Very informative and you seem to be uptodate on the DCU, which I appreciate. Question, what will this do for recent characters who were just rebooted 3-5 years ago? I’m thinking mainly about the rebirth of the Barry Allen Flash and the Hal Jordan Green Lantern. I guess those were cleaned up with the Blackest Night story arc and probably cleared up even more with the Brightest Day arc (which I haven’t gotten to yet).

    Also, does this bring Bruce Wayne back as Batman (if he hasn’t already come back, I’m behind on that story as well) or will this reboot include Dick Grayson as Batman?

    I’m asking this because I figure you have all the answers ;)

    • Thanks, Joe! Appreciate your comment.

      There’s no word yet on what this means for Green Lantern, Flash, and so forth. I find it hard to believe that they’re going to remove most of the Green Lantern continuity, as it’s been a huge success and word on the street is there will be a “multi-colored” Green Lantern team book in September (featuring members with red, blue, violet, indigo, green, yellow, orange, and black rings). Since Flash is the only character that remembers the original continuity in Flashpoint, I’m assuming that will have some bearing on Flash #1 in September. He’ll probably be the same character, only younger. Bruce Wayne IS back as the main Batman (there are many Batmen now, including Dick) and has been for a little while. Batman Inc. is a great book, so check it out when you get the chance. No clue on how recent continuity in the Bat-verse will be incorporated into the reboot. I’ll be a bit disappointed if all that Grant Morrison has done with the character is reset, but it seems less likely that Dick Grayson will be Batman anymore.

      • I heard about the Batman Inc story arc and sounds really interesting. DC gets me confused with all the crossovers. I will check it out.

        The multi-colored lantern corps sounds interesting. Especially with who would be a part of that corps (with all the history there).

      • a better question would be, is if they are rebooting where is the starting point , does Bruce have a side kick, is Dick Grayson going to be a child again, I mean how can you devolve Supes but not the rest of the people in the Dc universe. what also is interesting is that they are starting with Justice League as the first new issue of the new age. That we are going to see the forming of that team and that there will be some major threat that will bring them together sort of like the Avengers. So we will be losing characters and rebooting everything else, so for us guys that have been collecting for the last 30 years are going to relive all the same stories again but updated, hmmm. I think its great for new readers but horrible for longtime fans. So besides seeing dated costumes we are go to see the new first meeting between the Joker and Bats and so on and so forth.

        • Apparently, there’s a Nightwing #1 coming in September, for what it’s worth.

  19. Could be a smart move on their part, but I can see a lot of ways where this could go south.

  20. Hope the move works for them, cause if it doesn’t then this could be the beginning of the end. I personally hated when I was younger and into comics, when they would reboot or retell the origins or certain stories to improve on them. I thought it just did the opposite and drove the loyal fans away. Why the need for updates? Just pass the torch on to the next guy, keep the superhero name, but a different person. That was always my favorite approach. It let the writers open whole new doors. I’m sure from a business standpoint that it was needed to coincide with their other media forms. AKA – who wants to see a movie or play a video game about an old out dated hero that no-one cares about any more? Once again, good luck DC!

  21. You know what…..after my first initial reaction of “this is freaking insane” the more I think about it, the more I like it. I have stopped reading new books for a few years now because I thought everything had become pretty crappy (I know, some of the recent stuff is good, I have been told over and over). This may give me the motivation to go and start buying some books again. Superman, Batman, JLA, Green Arrow, Green Lantern and Flash will all be books I will more than likely pick up. I will have to wait and see what else is released to decide on others. I am going to assume the #1′s will be heavily ordered by stores, so I think I wont have an issue getting them a week or two later if those I mentioned are spectacular.

  22. It seems like a Jim Lee impersonator drew that pic.

  23. And THIS is why I no longer read comics, because of dumb ideas like this. That looks more like SuperBOY in the pic, not SuperMAN.

  24. Nice update to Superman’s costume. They’ve needed to get rid of the red briefs for a very long time. Wonder if they’ll go this route in the “Man of Steel?” Mainstream audiences might not understand the costume change…

    • Are you sure they removed the red briefs, or it just hard to tell in this pic (partly because of the Lantern’s glow)?

      • Yeah, they’re gone.

        • Wow. That might actually be the boldest move of this whole enterprise, haha.

  25. I have to say, after all the outcry from fans about the updated Wonder Woman costume in the recent (and failed) TV pilot, I’m surprised that they didn’t decide to stick with a more classic look for WW. I was under the impression that most fans hated her recent comic book look even more than the costume in the TV pilot. I personally don’t like it.

  26. Ben, can you say why the collar design is so significant?

    • It’s not, I was only kidding.

      • Oh, ok. :) It is sort of interesting, though, that they even went out of their way to put a “collar” on WW that is the same shape as the collars of the other 3. I’m not really sure why they would do that.

        And while the high collar works on Aquaman and GL, I don’t think it really looks good on Superman.

  27. Batman’s new suite is reflective of one they used in the 90s.

    • Uhm — which one is that? The Neal Adams one? The Azrael Batman one? The Troika one? The No Man’s Land one?

      Because, in my opinion, none of those costumes look as much like this one as the Nolan costume.

      • Its funny, I see almost no resemblence to the Nolanverse costume. Nowhere does the Nolan costume have grey on it. The neck on this one is much shorter. The cape comes more over the shoulders here than on Nolan’s and there is no kevlar look like Nolan’s has. The only thing even like it is the logo on the chest…..kinda, and the gloves are somewhat similar but still a different color.

        • Actually, it does have a sort of “kevlar look” to it, especially the arms and gloves. At least, that’s what I took Ben to be saying when he made the comparison. This bat suit actually looks like armor, as opposed to grey/black spandex.

          • Other than that similarity in the gloves like I had mentioned, I dont get a kevlar feel from it at all. It reminds me a lot of the one in this picture from 2002……

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman#.22New_Look.22_Batman_and_camp

            Just the logo is the new one.

            • Shoot, have to scroll up to the top after clicking this link. Sorry.

          • Thanks, Dave –

            Yeah, both this suit and the Nolan suit have a rigid armor-esque look to them. The design of the bat symbols and belts for both are very similar. Nolan’s suit IS dark gray. Compare it to the old Tim Burton suit, which was black as night, and you’ll see the discernable difference. This one has a dark gray bodysuit and darker gray gloves, boots, cowl, cape, compared to previous comic book versions that incroporated a light gray bodysuit and dark blue gloves et al.

            I’m not saying they are exact replicas of one another. They’re not. But they’re very similar.

            • eh, I dont really see any of it. I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

  28. I just noticed this……does anyone else get a Rob Liefeld feel from Flash in that picture?

    • If he has huge quads and little, tiny feet then it’s a Liefeld. Oh and lots of utility pouches…

  29. I really like the segmented armor Batman now has…this was also what I liked about his suit in the Arkam Asylum game.

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