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For those of you who don't know, today happens to be a very special day in nerd culture. Every September 17th is known as Batman Day, where fans of the Dark Knight and his adventures in Gotham City and beyond celebrate their mutual admiration, and usually watch a movie or two. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder seems to understand the holiday all too well, and has been sharing a few cool images from the set of Justice League. The latest of these is sure to inspire squeals of joy for Batman fans, as it features the very first image of J.K. Simmons' Commissioner Gordon. Check it out below.
I mean, come on. This is the best Batman Day present I could have asked for. Let's break down exactly what we're seeing in the goosebump inducing image from Zack Snyder's Twitter account.
To start, it looks like the Bat-Signal is being used for the proper reason, contrary to what we saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Bat-Signal is typically used as a form of communication between Batman and Commissioner Gordon. When the Gotham City hero is needed or the two crime fighters need to have a little chat, Gordon will light the signal and sure enough Bats would show up out of nowhere. But in Dawn of Justice Batman used it himself to signal the final battle between himself the Man of Steel. Rather than a source of good, Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne used it out of hatred and bloodlust, so it's nice to see it back in the hands of Gordon.
Speaking of Gordon, he's looking pretty damn cool in this image. J.K. Simmons is rocking his signature mustache with style, and the costuming is pretty faithful to what Commissioner Gordon wears throughout his comic book appearances. He's got the glasses, trench coat, and fancy ass hat we all want from the character. All he was missing was a visible side arm, and he'd be perfect. And with Simmons looking to physically fit, I'm sure he's going to eventually kick some ass in the DCEU.
Zack Snyder's image also reveals a set surrounded by blue screens, which should be no surprise to fans of the director's work. Say what you want about Snyder's films, but they're always visually stunning and featuring impressive innovations in the world of visual effects. It should be interesting to see how Justice League differs from Batman v Superman visually. Will it remain muted, or will the use of vibrant colors be used? The trailer certainly looked pretty colorful, but we'll just have to wait and see.
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