Batman turns 75 this month, so it's altogether appropriate that director Zack Snyder should rock the internet with his new take on the Caped Crusader and the iconic Batmobile. Ben Affleck looks every bit the brooding superhero in the new photo, released yesterday, and the Batmobile already promises to be the beast of a machine fans have been trained to expect since at least 1989.
The costume continues the trend of shrinking costume ears that began with "Batman Begins." In some respects, though, it’s a bit more old-fashioned than the outfits worn by Christian Bale. Whereas the Nolanized Batman preferred functional kevlar-mesh body armor, this new outfit looks more reminiscent of the skintight-rubber preferred by the Tim Burton films. Also, Affleck appears to have stolen Bane’s biceps. Snyder still refuses to offer an official title for the upcoming movie.