Two years after Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced at Comic-Con 2013, the Dark Knight and Man of Steel are set for a return to Hall H. Last year, fans were treated to a sneak peek at comic book movie history's most iconic stare-downs. The Batman V Superman footage later leaked online, only to reappear (in a truncated form) as part of the film's teaser trailer, winning over a significant portion of skeptics in the process.
While fans continue to debate exactly how Batman will be able to stand-up to the god-like Kryptonian in Dawn of Justice, there's no doubt that Zack Snyder's next film has graduated from a cool concept, in theory, to one of the most-anticipated films of 2016 (a year that also includes Star Wars: Rogue One and Captain America: Civil War). We already know that this version of Batman will take a page from the tech-savvy genius depicted in modern DC Comics - with a slick new Batmobile and metal plated Batsuit. Now, thanks to Comic-Con 2015, we're getting our first look at the armored Batsuit in person.
As part of the Warner Bros. show floor booth, the studio is displaying a number of props from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, including signature Bat-tools and, as mentioned, Batman's Superman-buster Batsuit.
Check out images of The Dark Knight's armored Batsuit below:
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Previously, Warner Bros had displayed Ben Affleck's cowl and cape at Comic-Con 2014 as well as New York Comic-Con 2014 - then unveiled a functional Batmobile at Licensing Expo 2015. However, Comic-Con 2015 marks the first public display of Batman's battle suit and his array of tech. Fans who are unable to attend the show will be relieved to know the armored suit holds-up under face-to-face viewing - a convincing (and intimidating) piece of crime-fighting tech.
In addition to Batman, DC has (once again) brought out the new Superman suit (with slightly lighter tones and tweaked chest design) as well as Wonder Woman's armor. Both present eye-catching real-world interpretations of classic comic book designs.
UPDATE: Also on display were Batman's wide variety of gadgets, from batarangs to the grappling gun to a "tech cowl" to a grenade launcher and more. Check them out below:
No doubt, the costumes and gadgets look great - and should be even more impressive in action on the big screen. However, this year, it'll be hard to beat the armored Batsuit for most-filmed Comic-Con display. Photos and video shot through glass cases rarely capture the detail and quality of the real life thing; however, now that we know Warner Bros. is going to be featuring the armor in public (and touring it around the Comic-Con circuit), expect a more official image of the suit in future marketing materials - in addition to new collector statues, sold on the SDCC show floor, that also offer a closer glimpse at the armor.
As for what fans can expect to see in Hall H this Saturday morning at the Warner Bros. panel, we've already listed 5 things that DC needs to show - in order to win-over skeptics. Yet, with no Marvel to steal the spotlight this year at Comic-Con, expect DC to try and steal as much thunder as possible - with other exciting surprises for attendees (as well as those looking on from afar).
After all, a real life armored Batsuit isn't a bad way to kick things off.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman – June 23rd, 2017; Justice League – November 17th, 2017; The Flash – March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman – July 27th, 2018; Shazam – April 5th, 2019; Justice League 2 – June 14th, 2019; Cyborg – April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern – June 19th, 2020.The Batman May Be Set in the '90s
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