Ever since it was announced that Ben Affleck will play the role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman in the Batman vs. Superman movie, there has been plenty of talk about the role and what fans expect from it. Putting aside what people think of the cast of Ben Affleck as Batman, one of the things that we have most been looking forward to seeing is the new look Batsuit, which was finally revealed this week. So, how does the new Ben Affleck Batsuit compare to the previous designs.
Back in 1989 we got the Tim Burton directed movie Batman, which saw actor Michael Keaton in the lead role. While this is arguably one of the best Batman movies to date, the Batsuit did leave a lot to be desired. While it did look good, there were issues with mobility and Michael had to robotically march his Batman through many of the scenes.
In 1995 we saw a change of Batman, with Val Kilmer taking on the role of the Caped Crusader, with Joel Schumacher in the directors chair. There were a few changes to the Batsuit for Batman Forever, with a darker suit being brought in, with the removal of the yellow, and a bigger bat across the chest. Unfortunately though those huge bat ears still remained.
1997 saw Joel Schumacher return for the awful Batman & Robin movie, this time with George Clooney in the role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman. While the new look Batsuit did have a few changes, including a smaller bat on the chest, this movie will forever be remembered for the addition of nipples to the Batsuit. How very ridiculous that was.
The Dark Knight trilogy saw Christopher Nolan directing his Batman in Christian Bale and the Batsuit did change from film to film. The good thing about all three of these Batsuits though, is the fact that they seemed to take all of the best things from the previous tries and bring them all together. They also showed how the Batsuit relied a lot on gadgets and weaponry.
Now we have the Ben Affleck Batsuit for the Zack Snyder directed Batman vs. Superman movie and in all fairness it stands up well against its predecessors. The bat across the chest has been inspired by the Frank Miller artwork, with the ears being much smaller than in the past. We look forward to seeing this new Batsuit in action and cannot wait for Batman vs. Superman to hit the big screen.
What do you think is the best Batsuit to date?