Howdy ladies and gents, again I return to my blog about some news in the world of media that has just broke. Now every once in a while something of some degree of importance drops on the internet that blows the whole thing up and it seems like Zack Snyder has done it again as we have a our first look at not only the new Batmobile but also the new Batsuit.
So what are my initially impressions? Well it kind of went like this: “Erm, I don’t know how I feel about this… Though one thing is clear, the ears on the cowl are too small!
I hate to go all fan boy on one single image, but like many other fans across the world I have my idea of what Batman should look like in a live-action film, but obviously I’m not a filmmaker and since everything is constantly being changed and modified for live-action superhero films, it should come as no surprise that there are some changes along the way. Anyways, let me talk about the Batmobile first and then talk about the suit.
The Look of The Batmobile
In terms of the car, I like it. That little teaser image that got dropped online a few days ago gave us a rough I idea of what to expect and I think everyone’s thoughts were correct; that Batman’s new ride is gonna be a fusion of the Batmobile looks from the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan films. I think it has a nice, sleek design with an armoured look which is still practical. Stylish and practical is what I’m getting from this image. Now obviously the whole car isn’t shown here but from what I can see it looks pretty nice.
The Look of The Batsuit
Now let’s talk about the bigger aspect of the image, the new look of Batman. Now I love Batman’s costume in general, its cool, badass and unique. In live-action the suit’s only ever looked like the comics once and then was in the fist two Tim Burton films (which the exception of the colour grey). The Dark Knight Trilogy did a decent job with their versions of Batman’s suit but they never did connect with me like other superheroes. So now we have then latest live-action suit and to be honest I’m in two minds about. While it does look cool with the cape and nicely shaped cowl, I’m not keen on the look of the suit and the fact that it doesn’t have that classic look to it. Plus the ears on Batman’s cowl are small, I hate for such a tiny, insignificant and stupid thing to bother me, but it has bothered me since I kid. Batman’s ears just need to be a certain height or I get a bit grumpy. My guess for the look of the suit is that they are adapting it from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns in which Batman was a bit older, chunkier and sported a new suit and Batmobile. I guess if the filmmakers are going that route with the film and are actually going adapt that story for the sake of this upcoming film then this image makes a lot more sense and if it is their intention then I’m down.
In conclusion while I’m not over the moon like some fans are on several of the sites I’ve checked today, I’m definitely intrigued by this new imagery and am interested to see what comes next. So what do you make of this image of Batman’s new suit and vehicle? Are you down with it or do you have something to complaint about? Whatever tour thoughts are leave them in the comments below! :D