Even with all the costume changes Batman has had in his 75-plus year history both on the printed page, the small screen and on the silver screen, there are a few batsuit details that remain constant: his cape and cowl. While he may add in shades of blue or gray to his costume and change the size of his chest emblem, the pointy ears and cape have been featured throughout pretty much every Bat-look ever. That’s of course going to stay the same for this year’s “Justice League,” the next feature film to feature Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader in a significant role.
Now, fans are getting a new look at Batman’s modified “Justice League” suit — at least one from behind. Director Zack Snyder shared a photo of the new bat-suit taken by Clay Enos on the social media platform Vero.
It may just be because this shot is from behind, but this costume looks a bit less bulky than the Frank Miller-inspired one Affleck wore in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The neck in particular seems less boxy. The cape itself has a leather-y, almost batwing-like texture to it, unlike the texture that’s been seen in all of the previous batman films.
Batman’s cape and cowl won’t be the only thing that’s different about the upcoming DC team-up movie. Affleck recently spoke about the tone of “Justice League,” saying that it’ll feel different from the films that came before it. “‘Justice League,’ you probably saw the teaser that came out of Comic-Con; I thought it is nicely emblematic of the kind of minor tone shift and segue in storytelling,” said Affleck. “It’s a little bit lighter, the characters are a little bit more comfortable in themselves, so they can express a wider array of emotions. And there are just more people in it, so it’s more fun. It’s all of these different characters bumping up against each other and the team dynamic offers a lot of dramatic possibility.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Raymond Fisher, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J.K. Simmons. The film opens Nov. 17.
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