So, after teasing us mercilessly with a tarp-on sneak peek at the Batmobile on Twitter yesterday, cheeky rapscallion Zack Snyder only goes and drops our first look at Ben Affleck as his Batman in the still-untitled cinematic dust-up between the Dark Knight and the Last Son of Krypton.
Early nerd word is pointing to the close resemblance to the Jim Lee take on the character – which I can see. I’m also getting a bit of Frank Miller‘s two-fisted battler from the costume and from Affleck’s physical heft. This is one Gotham Knight who looks like he can wipe the floor with the reimagined Superman.
Well, for a few seconds at least, until Supes drop kicks him all the way to Star City.
Zack Snyder’s next exercise in filmic shock and awe is still scheduled for 29 April 2016 – the same weekend, currently, as Marvel’s yet-to-lens “Captain America 3”.
According to Warner’s official PR blurb, Henry Cavill and his “MoS” cast mates Diane Lane will return – no actor has yet been cast in the Batman role. Snyder and Warner will have to get a move on, though – this out-of-left-field franchise flick is due in the summer of 2015. Alongside, lest we forget, such small scale fare as J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars – Episode Seven” and Joss Whedon’s newly christened “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron”.
Start saving money now, fellow fan-girls and fan-boys – 2015’s going to be a busy summer…