Director Zack Snyder has revealed a new look at Batman's tactical Batsuit, the first time we've seen it on Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne.
The image, which we've also brightened up in the gallery below for a better look, shows Affleck in the new suit, standing next to a Batmobile that is being showered in sparks. It looks like he's in a facility - (maybe just the Batcave?) that has a lever he's pulling with the Waynetech logo on it. The Batmobile has several small missiles armed and primed on the side of it, so while this Batman might pull back a little from his murdery ways in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it looks like he'll still use brute force when he needs to.
The costume itself is a slightly more armored version of the base suit, without being the full "Dark Knight" armor. The comparisons between this and the Night Owl costume from Zack Snyder's Watchmen, thanks to his darkened goggles and shortened ears, are inevitable.
"So in the final chapter of our film, Batman realizes he has to step up his game a little bit and he and Alfred have been working on developing a suit that's even more protective and offers more deflection than the classic suit,"costume designer Michael Wilkinson told ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis on the set of Justice League about this new tactical suit. "So in a sense, it's piece of armor.
"So you can see the classic suit underneath, but on top are straps and layers of the carbon fiber, strengthening armor plates, he's got sort of a leather layer upon here that he is strapping all over his plates onto the wrapping around his body and offering just a little more protection than the old. He's also going to get a new cowl with some new tech details and that gives him even more protection. We're going to do some goggles for him, a new tech cape made out of our carbon fiber weave."
Wilkinson also said the goggles are for a specific purpose: for Batman to wear for a special occasion.0comments
"We liked the way that they catch the light and give that classic image from the comic books. But he'll also be piloting a new vehicle that he will need these goggles for," Wilkinson revealed.
Justice League is filming now, for a November 16, 2017 release date.