Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Comic Book Movie Ramblings: The New Batman Costume is Awesome!

The New Batmobile
On May 12, 2014 the director of the upcoming untitled MAN OF STEEL sequel, Zack Snyder tweeted on his Twitter account, ''Could be the time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?'', where he posted a picture of the new Batmobile half cover up. This peaked people's interest in what the uncovered Batmobile would look like the following day.

Everyone was pleasantly surprised when they not only saw the new Batmobile, but actor Ben Affleck dressed in the new BATMAN costume !

Ben Affleck is The BATMAN
Snyder's tweeted the following caption ''I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom''.

Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns
& he costume has a definite FRANK MILLER 'S DARK KNIGHTRETURNS feel to it as writer-director Kevin Smith talk bout it on his podcast after Snyder show he a picture of the suit after a MAN OF STEEL blueray event Smith was hosting.                                                                                        

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith said '' I saw THE BATMAN costume ...More than that, I saw a picture of  Ben Affleck in the costume...Now, I don't want to give anything away 'cause that's up to 'Them' & stuff...but I am going to say this, I instantly bear-hugged Snyder. You havn't seen this costume in a movie on film before and for a comic book fan, it was mind-bending. I was like, 'Get the fuck out of here. Only you have enough power pull this off, Man!' Because everyone always like does this fucking Matrixy kind of X-Men black armor thing...there wasn't a single nipple on this fucking suit, man. It was fantastic. I'm telling everyone is gonna be like 'Holy Shit!' It's its own thing, man. It's like we haven't been down this path at all''.                                                                                                                                                              
Affleck is just huge in the costume. The Batcowl has noticeable shorter ears & Batsymbol on his chest is much large than any others filmed.
Ben Affleck is just huge in the costume, the working out is paying off. He looks like a BATMAN you don't want to fuck with in a dark alley. The Batcowl has noticeable shorter ears that was found in Frank Miller's graphic novel, as well as the much larger Bat symbol which I like. Reminds me of the SUPERMAN shield symbol. On his waste a much larger utility belt aswell. It looks like you can actually hold stuff in there.

Batmobile 1989

The Batmobile appears to be across between the Tumbler from Nolan's Batman triology & Tim Burton's 1989 version.

Since it was announced that Warner Bros. had cast Ben Affleck as Batman in August 2013, the ''SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN'' movie (the unofficial name) has been surround by some controversial casting choices.

Gal Gadot
In January 2014 Warner Bros. revealed that former Israeli fashion model turned actress Gal Gadot (who played Gisele Harabs in the popular THE FAST & THE FURIOUS series) beat out French actresses Elodie Yung (who appeared as the female ninja Jinx in 2013's GI JOE: RETALIATION)

Jinx vs Snake Eyes in GI Joe Retaliation 

Elodie Yung
Olga Kurylenko
& Olga Kurylenko (who played a Bondgirl in 2008's QUANTUM OF SOLACE) for the role of WONDER WOMAN !

Gina Carano
Many fans had hope that Gadot's THE FAST & THE FURIOUS 6 co-star MMA fighter turned actress Gina Carano would have gotten the part.

Alast it was not to be, but as a consolation prize Carano is in talks to play another superheroine, Rob Liefeld's AVENGELINE, a fallen angel who is sent to Earth to find & protect 'the One', a person who holds the key to saving Mankind from Demons & Monsters.

Cathy Christian as Avengeline
The character was originally model after former VAMPIRELLA model Cathy Christian in 1995, as apart of the big 'Bad Girl' craze that was popular in thw 1990s.

Snyder & company were looking for an actress with an exotic look & voice for the Amazon Warrior Princess & feel that Gadot fits their image of what they are looking for. Many fans feel that Gadot is just to skinny to play the role of an ass-kicking superheroine.

Gadot Training
But Gadot promises that she will train hard to create that superhero image fans except. Godot did serve in the Israeli Army, so kicking ass isn't new to her. For me it's her acting ability I worry about. Her past roles didn't give her any real challenge to show her acting range, coming off as 'wooden'. She must of really knock out of the park at the audition for Snyder, cause Yung & Kurylenko are pretty good actresses with more credits to their names.  

It will be interesting to see how Zack Snyder & Warner Bros. decide to reveal Gal Gadot as the new WONDER WOMAN? How will the costume look?

Joss Wedon's designs
Maybe they'll take a page out of director Joss Wedon's playbook, who once was attached to a WONDER WOMAN film.
Joss Wedon's designs
Kimberly Kane as Wonder Woman
Or maybe from VIVID ENTERTAINMENT's 2013's MAN OF STEEL XXX porn parody starring Adult Movie Actress Kimberly Kane as WONDER WOMAN. 

Adrianne Palacki as Wonder Woman
I didn't care for the outfit they created for the failed 2011 NBC pilot by producer David E. Kelley starring actress Adrianne Palacki.

I found this fan made picture of Gina Carano as WONDER WOMAN that looked real cool.

Wonder Woman Costume concept 
Here's an interesting costume concept I found. Adds alittle of the Greek Mythology background Wonder Woman had in her creation.

Jesse Eisenberg
But there were other oddball choices Warner Bros. made like the casting of actor Jesse Eisenberg as LEX LUTHOR. I must admit I loved him in 2010's SOCIAL NETWORK, but I don't see him as a menacing threat to SUPERMAN.

Bryan Cranston
I Perfered AMC's BREAKING BAD actor Bryan Cranston in the role instead like many others. Now he's Meancing. But like Gadot, I'm willing to give him a chance until I see the 1st trailer to get an idea how the charcter will be.

Jeremy Irons
While the casting of British actor Jeremy Irons as BATMAN's butler ALFRED PENNYWORTH I was happy about. He gives that type of class only a British actor can give.

Can't wait of more SUPERMAN VS BATMAN news.

- Rajadevilma74

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