The first image of Ben Affleck as Batman for the 2016 ‘Batman vs. Superman’ film has been unveiled. As we expected, the internet lost its shit but the image presents a Batman that isn’t too different to the Nolan creation we’re used to. BatBen seems to be just as dark and serious and a whole lot veiny-er. It almost looks like it’s painted on to his skin. How much tighter can the Batsuits get? ’60’s Adam West’ Batman’s suit looks a million times more comfier, almost like a onesie more than a Batsuit but then again, all he needed was his Batbelt and a snazzy,punny one-liner.
I actually like Ben Affleck and think he’s a decent actor that may do justice to the roll of Bruce Wayne but Christian Bale made such an impression on us all that it’s going to be a tough job to make us forget that Bruce and accept this one,without drawing comparisons.
We are also greeted by a new Batmobile model,looking as badass as ever. I don’t think this image of BatBen is as disastrous as we all had expected but we’ll just wait until there’s a trailer before we judge even further. He may have huge muscles,bulging veins and a new toy to drive around Gotham but he will always be Daredevil to me, and that is an image I can’t shake.
by Jen Gore