Ben Affleck's Batman Looks Pretty Damn Sad In His First Close-Up
Hey, remember when the fine folks over at DC and Warner Bros were generous enough to give us a look at Batmanís mask yesterday on the floor of Comic-Con? Well, consider that nice little tease officially blown out of the water by the embed director Zack Snyder dropped above!
In case you canít tell, thatís Ben Affleck outfitted in the actual mask a hundred thousand people have stared at on the convention floor over the last day. To state the obvious, it looks a lot better with a real, live human face inside of it. In fact, itís a pretty striking take on The Dark Knight. That being said, it will do absolutely nothing to stop the jokes and pithy little comments about how over-the-top serious Ben Affleckís Batman looked in his only other stillÖ
Seriously, who murdered that guyís parents? Am I right? Oh yeah. Nevermind. Maybe he does have a reason to walk around sulking and perpetually staring at his feet.
Fortunately for hardcore Batman fans, this almost certainly will not be the last exciting thing we get from the Caped Crusader. DC Comics and Warner Bros are coming together for an entire panel of movie-related goodness, and while much of that time will likely be devoted to the larger universe executives are planning, Batman vs Superman, excuse me, Batman V Superman is the entry with the most monetary potential and will not be ignored. That has to be the film to generate the momentum needed to propel everything after it.
Maybe that means weíll get a sizzle reel. Maybe that means a full announcement related to what other superheroes will actually be in it. We donít know, but for the sake of everyone involved, I hope it allows Batman to smile at least once or twice.
This article was first published on July 24, 2014 and was last updated on September 6, 2014.
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