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Earlier this month, Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming Man of Steel sequel [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870), dropped this image of Ben Affleck wearing the Batsuit for the said movie.

Why so sad Batfleck?
Why so sad Batfleck?

The suit worn by Affleck in the image, looks to be based on Frank Millers epic graphic novel 'The Dark Knight Returns' with the bulkier size of Batman, the massive Bat Symbol and the small ears. With Affleck set to portray a "retired" and older Batman, reminiscent of Miller's story, the suit seems to fit perfectly, but it isn't the suit we were expecting.

The Dark Knight Returns suit as seen in Arkham City
The Dark Knight Returns suit as seen in Arkham City

The following comes by way of Latino Report which states

The more interesting thing I've heard is that Batman will actually wear 2 batsuits in the film, but where as Grey-and-Blue has already been designed and Affleck has worn it, the second Batsuit is more armoured like the one in the Dark Knight Returns and Kingdom Come comics.

Yes, you may be wondering "This is just rumour", but this just adds to another piece of a puzzle that is quickly being pieced together. The first hint came from Kevin Smith who said that the new Batsuit has never been shown on the big screen before (Referencing the Batsuit revealed earlier this month). Next, came rumor that artist Alex Ross’s designs would be incorporated into the film.

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Even Batflecks wife Jennifer Garner has stated

The suit is unbelievably cool. It’s a total reinvention. It looks great.

She has also stated

I have seen photos of Ben as Batman. I haven't seen the real thing yet, but I have a feeling the cape will take up too much room in our closet and shove all my things out of the way.

Now... she has said before that she has seen the suit, and then a couple of months later she has said that she hasn't seen the real thing yet?

Another reason for believing that there will be another Batsuit, is the fact that he will be taking on Superman. The title of the film even states that there will be a fight between the two eponymous heroes, and my guess is that the first Batsuit will get damaged, and he will have to get a new one, possibly one that he had prepared to wear, but didn't get the chance to since he retired?

Question is, what will it look like? Well, here are my 3 guess to what the Batsuit will be.

The New 52 Batsuit

One of the best incarnation of the Batsuit in recent years, the New 52 mixes the old suit with Nolans Dark Knight trilogy armoured suit. Since it looks like the [Justice League](movie:401267) line-up will be the New 52 roster, I wouldn't bet against seeing this suit pop-up in the DCU.

Batman Incorporated

Live action Batman movies have always featured body armour type Batsuits, but one feature that was highlighted in The Dark Knight Trilogy is mobility and fabric is more advanced than ever now-a-days. If Snyder want's to incorporate the fabric look of comics, but also maintain the armour type look of TDK, then Batman Incorporated is the suit for him.

It is a suit that mixes past and present, with the traditional grey suit with yellow utility belt and bat logo, but with the addition of body armour.

The suit also resembles the suit we will see in Batman vs Superman, and can be added into the story as a sort of upgrade for Batman so to say.

Batman: Noel

Concept art went viral that showed Affleck in a Batsuit that bared a striking resemblance to the Noel suit.

The Noel suit keeps the traditional grey and black look, but is unique in it's own way. The suit has a leather armour.

This suit also looks similar to the suit worn by Affleck, with the short ears and grey colouring, and would fit in perfectly to the statements of Smith and Garner that the suit has never been attempted on screen, ie The leather armour, and that it would put comic lovers into a frenzy.

If you have any ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them in the comments section below,


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