Thanks to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that arrived online earlier this month, we already got a sneak peek at the special armor that the Dark Knight wears to prepare for his showdown with the Man of Steel, but now new concept art has delivered our best look at the full outfit yet:
Posted on the Instagram account of regular scooper Umberto Gonzalez, what we're looking at is obviously concept art instead of photography, but the picture does give us our best look yet at the special Batman armor worn by Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it will be interesting to see just how well Bruce Wayne can actually move around inside of that thing, it definitely looks like it could be capable of taking a punch from a yellow sun-enriched Kryptonian.
Much like the main Batsuit design that will be featured in the Zack Snyder-directed 2016 blockbuster, the design of this metallic suit looks like it was pulled right out of the pages of Frank Miller's famed The Dark Knight Returns, which also featured a rather epic showdown between the Caped Crusader and Kal-El:
In the Miller-written story, Batman has essentially turned Gotham City into the safest city in the country by basically running the pace. Superman is sent in to the city by the U.S. government to take Batman down, but the billionaire uses his inventive mind to create a suit that will allow him to survive the fight. At this stage it doesn't look like Zack Snyder is creating a direct adaptation of this story in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he also hasn't been hiding the immense influence that the legendary comic has had on the approach.
At this point, we've now seen many different and awesome angles on Ben Affleck's Batman, but hopefully we won't have to wait until 2016 before we actually get to see some new looks at the other major players in the growing DC Cinematic Universe. I'm not even necessarily talking about Ray Fisher's Cyborg or Ezra Miller's Flash, as I would really just love to see a new angle on Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman or even Henry Cavill's Superman (has he changed at all since the events of Man of Steel?)
There's still a long road to go as we wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to hit theaters, with the film now deep in the process of post-production, and Warner Bros. set to unleash the finished beast in theaters on March 25, 2016.