Newly released concept art for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has revealed a completely different design for Ben Affleck’s Batsuit.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as we all know, released back in 2015 to something of a mixed reception. The film earned mixed reviews and, while not a flop by any means, was not the massive moneymaker that Warner Bros had hoped for which lead to last-second changes to the direction of the DCEU that still affect it to this very day. One area that everyone seemed to agree on, however, was that Ben Affleck’s performance in Batman v Superman was one of the best aspects of the film.
Ben Affleck’s Batman was notably more muscular than previous actors who had taken on the role and decidedly more darker in nature, owing to inspiration from the Frank Miller Batman comic, The Dark Knight Returns. This also included a costume for Ben Affleck’s Batman that was arguably better than any other that had been put into live-action. Once upon a time, however, Ben Affleck’s suit for Batman was going to look entirely different.
In a recent post, Batman v Superman concept artist Jerad Marantz revealed an early design for Ben Affleck’s Batman suit. It showed a decidedly more lean version of the character with more mechanisms in his suit and is not unlike the designs from the Batman: Arkham games. According to the description below the image, this was due to the fact that they did not know what the outfit was going to be cloth. You can see the full images below:
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More early Batman concepts for Batman v Superman dawn of justice. This was done within my first week on the show. We didn’t get the note yet about it being a fabric suit based on the Dark Knight Returns at this point. I got to explore a couple of different options and this was one of them. Some of these shapes actually made their way into the Justice League tactical Batman suit. #batman #thedarknight #brucewayne #bats #dcmovies #justiceleague #conceptart #costume #zbrush
What do you make of this early design for Ben Affleck’s outfit? Is it better than the one that they went with for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe