What Do You Think of Ben Affleck's Batman Cowl & Costume? | Fanboys Anonymous

What Do You Think of Ben Affleck's Batman Cowl & Costume?

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, July 24, 2014
short ears Batman cowl Affleck face pictureSan Diego Comic-Con has started and we have our second and clearer look at Ben Affleck's Batman, with pictures of his full costume and a nice closeup of his cowl.

Some may say that it is rather underwhelming, as it is simply a standard picture of a good looking guy's chin in a Batman cowl. The end, right?

I, on the other hand, disagree. I think there is more to this to talk about than just saying "cool".

For a while, people have speculated that the suit would be the classic gray and blue, rather than black or dark gray. That rumor has been put to rest, which makes me incredibly happy. I'm not the type of person that thinks "classic" automatically translates to "the best." Would you ever really buy the idea of a blue Batman being intimidating?

gray Batman suit Ben Affleck Comic-Con 2014This photo also keeps the somber tone of the first look of Affleck in the costume, which birthed the Sad Batman meme. While I'm sure this new picture is going to be put to use in the same method, it's still good to see that The Dark Knight is staying dark. You never quite know when the producers will get the itch again to go into the campy route, and although Zack Snyder didn't hint at that in any way, it's always something to keep in the back of your mind.

The full-body shot of the suit shows off the material that it is made up of, which appears to be more of a fabric than any kind of armored plating or rubberized armor as we've seen in the previous seven films. This is more in line with the comic books, which should please those that are looking for the traditionalist in them to be pleased.

My primary gripe is not the material of the suit, but merely one aspect of it: the logo. It looks less like a bat to me and more like a big stain on the chest, which is disappointing, considering how there are dozens of designs of that logo that looks fantastic and any of them could have easily been incorporated into the design.

All in all, I'm extremely pleased with what we've been given. While I'm still incredibly nervous about the movie, after Man of Steel was a letdown and things like Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor are making me doubt that it is headed in the right direction, at least the Batman side of things has been a home run so far.

What do YOU think of the newest Bat-suit? Does it help ease your anxiety about Ben Affleck taking on the role? Are those ears just too damn short for your liking? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.