Sunday, May 18, 2014
Well, the first official image of Ben Affleck as Batman, along with his Batmobile, has been released, and it seems to have been met with generally favorable reviews. I still would like to see a more straight on full color shot, but I like what I see so far. The bulk, bat-symbol and short ears are definitely inspired by Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns design, and I think will help to set this movie incarnation of Batman apart from the others. Looking closely, it seems that the eyes are the traditional holes in the mask w/eye makeup underneath look that we are used to by now, I was hoping for lenses to give the "white eyes" look from the comics and cartoons. Perhaps he will still have both, I hope so. The Batmobile looks pretty cool as well, can't wait to see it in action. It does strike me as a little crazy to have the studio releasing promotional material for a movie 2 years away, but I guess they would prefer Affleck's appearance to come out on their own terms rather than some badly lit paparazzi snapshot from the filming.