‘Batman vs Superman’ Features Batman in One Seriously Threatening Batsuit
Batman is a character who comes with multiple vehicles, accessories, and suits -- as a billionaire superhero, it's part of his appeal. And if the latest report is true, we know that one of the Batsuits worn by Ben Affleck in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be rather serious business. For fans of Frank Miller's Batman stories -- from which director Zack Snyder is said to have taken some inspiration -- elements of this new suit should excite you.
The report comes from Batman-News.com, which can confirm elements of their source's tip, including that Batman will have more than one vehicle and that he wears two suits -- one which is armored, and one which is more traditional. You know, like casual crime fighting Batman and then there's business time Batman. We'll warn you of spoilers ahead.
The big revelation is that the armored suit is covered in Kryptonite and has the ability to shoot missiles. It's the part about the Kryptonite that should be most interesting to fans. In Frank Miller's 'The Dark Knight Strikes Again,' Batman uses Kryptonite gauntlets to beat the snot out of Superman, and from what we've learned already about 'Batman v Superman,' we know that Batman breaks into Lexcorp to steal some Kryptonite. If his armored suit is covered in the stuff, it seems like we know why needs so much of it.
It was also recently rumored that Jena Malone is playing a female Robin, which is in line with the Carrie Kelley character from Frank Miller's 'The Dark Knight Returns.' Between that rumor, the aged-up Batman, and this report about the Kryptonite armored suit, we're getting a little excited about the possibility that director Zack Snyder has taken more than a few pages from Miller's Batman stories.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' opens on May 6, 2016.