Where’s Vicki Vale When You Need Her?

A couple of Dark Knight items have recently made the news.  First, Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming Batman/Superman film, revealed the new Batman suit, along with his wheels.


Look guys, I love riding the cynic train with the rest of you, but I gotta get off on this one stop.  I think it looks great.  I love the subtle insignia, and how the top of his skull isn’t out of proportion with the rest of his head.  Though, I think I do see veins.  Do you guys see them?  This monitor kind of blows.  If those are veins, I might have to take back some of my praise.

In other Bat-news, the Jim Gordon-based show Gotham was greenlit for next season, and will premier Monday nights on the Fox.  See, Batman, life’s not so bad!

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23 Responses to Where’s Vicki Vale When You Need Her?

  1. I see something that could be veins or could just be seams/the texture of the fabric. I do like that the ears aren’t so pointy.

  2. catweazle says:

    Is he shirtless or does his suit offer the illusion of shirtlessness? If it’s the former, that seems impractical. If it’s the latter, I wish they had gone this direction instead: http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/me5Ooye4PTf3ez93PniOwaA.jpg

    • Sota says:

      Nothing really says “I can eliminate crime in Gotham” like that shirt.

    • hotspur says:

      Perhaps someone will design a Death Star shirt that actually functions as a Death Star (in addition to functioning as a shirt). You could wipe out whole planets of crime.

  3. flanny says:

    I’m pretty excited for Gotham, not only for the return of Ryan Atwood, but also because finally, FINALLY, I don’t have to be embarrassed to have a crush on the Riddler. Damn you, Jim Carey, for ruining him for me for so long.

  4. old man fatima says:

    I can’t tell if those are veins or a pattern… I want a grandma’s couch patterned batsuit, pls. I have to say, muscles on armour really throw me off. I can’t imagine it would be in any way useful or practical to sculpt musculature into your batsuit, although it beats the hell out of nipples. I mean, I get that the point is so 16 yr old boys will think it looks really cool, but the fact that it’s obviously so 16 yr old boys will think it looks really cool just pulls me right out of the movie.

    • FRQ says:

      That’s a fair point. Kind of like how I wasn’t a fan of ScarJo’s hair in Winter Soldier. It seems too impractical to have hair that long when you’re engaged in hand-to-hand combat (also it’s unflattering but that could just be me).

      • Yeah, I hated Black Widow’s hair for some reason. It just looked super weird.

      • flanny says:

        I’m so glad a man noticed that sort of thing. It always drives me crazy when ladies in tv/movies have their hair down when they’re working out or fighting or whatever. Takes me right of out the experience.

    • Especially since Batman is pretty much the only movie superhero that’s regularly given a suit like that, as far as I can recall. It’s probably partly because it’s so plain compared to most others, but it looks silly.

      • old man fatima says:

        To me, he’s one of the very few realistic ones (like, no magic or “science” to give super powers, just tech), so to be like “this billionaire spent an extra 80k to give his armor abs”… I mean, maybe. But I wouldn’t really root for such a man.

        • Simon Spidermonk says:

          *gazes wistfully at his Mr. Tumnus body suit with the sculpted abs, then feeds it to the garbage disposal*

          *calls plumber*

  5. I hate the vein look, it’s gross. I am someone who loves most things batman, but I’m kind of getting tired of the character. The New 52 stuff is ok (though I haven’t read Zero Year so I can’t judge that), but DC is seriously just messing up things. Also, it’s Snyder, he will fuck this up.

    I’m just going to go watch The Brave and The Bold on Netflix.

  6. artdorkgirl says:

    He looks so downtrodden, like he’s going to go for a long walk and kick some rocks and think about what went wrong…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHwpw4jscQ8

  7. Even thinking about a movie whose pitch is “The Dark Knight Rises meets Man of Steel” fills me with a dread that our language has not yet produced a word for.

  8. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I shot this with my $8000 camera. #Batman #Showoff

  9. Casey says:

    I appreciate that his look is going to be more comic book-y in this upcoming movie. I’m pretty sick of all the “tech”/body armor designs that filmmakers use to try to “grow up” the characters for the screen or whatever. Guess what? He wears a cape and calls himself “Batman”! The concept is a inherently a *little* childlike!

  10. FRQ says:

    Oops, sorry guys, “Gotham” will be on Fox, not the CW.

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