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The DARK KNIGHT has upgraded his duds!

Published at: June 14, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We got this forwarded in today. It's apparently a scan from the newest Entertainment Weekly where they premiere the first shot of Batman from THE DARK KNIGHT. Not much different... the utility belt stands out to me a little more than it did before. Credit goes to THEIRONGIANT for the heads up and C.Zejr for the scan!


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  • June 14, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    first?

    by Thugsnarf3000

    really?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    That's pretty badass

    by Garbageman33

    Yes it is.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Same

    by Daremo

    Looks the same to me

  • June 14, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    TRON!!

    by Drath

    Greeting Programs! And here I thought I couldn't get nerdier....

  • June 14, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    HA!

    by Thugsnarf3000

    And this is my first day as a poster. Am i just 2-kool-4-skool or what!?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    What? No nipples?!?

    by abulafia24

    Man, what's the world coming to.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    NO to swivel noggin!!!!

    by livrule

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I hope this doesn't get convoluted

    by Garbageman33

    Spiderman 3 has already shown us how not to juggle multiple villains and storylines. Hopefully, this won't make the same mistakes. Or have any queer dancing, for that matter.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Cooli-oolio

    by Pr_Frink

    Finally The Bat will be able to turn his head. I think it looks pretty kick-ass.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    i really wouldn't have noticed anything different

    by Thugsnarf3000

    if they hadn't said anything.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    They've only JUST thought of that for the Cowl?

    by Scorecard

    God, makes you wonder who's designing these costumes... Looks like something out of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras... Raw Material? Sounds porno... hilarious!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Barth Datman

    by Henry Fool

    I wonder if there's a scene where his quadriceps open up and he pulls out a big, automatic hand gun and plugs one into the dad on 'That 70's Show' while laying crushed under a demolished car... Hmmmmmm, I smell another Criterion Collection Edition that's going to rack up more on e-bay than 'Salo', which (by the way) is the Joker's favorite movie of all time.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    WAAAHHHH...WHAT A LETDOWN.

    by TotoroSan

    No nipples.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    soooooo frikkin badass

    by Gwai Lo

    YES YES YES

  • June 14, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    The seperate helmet is a little Bibleman, but hey

    by modlight

    I trust these guys. They're trying to stay realistic so Bats has to be practical... I'm down with it.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Looks OK

    by AlwaysThere

    I'm mean, there are a lot of lines in the design that add definition to it. Nothing really crazy I guess.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    New batman suit FTW

    by MojoRider

    AWESOME!!!!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    weird

    by theCheshireCat

    is Tronesque a word? It is now!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    DAMN>..this movie is just gonna frickin ROCK!

    by jojo-pimp

    I dunno about everyone else, i know some have reservations about the new style Joker and all...I for one though think its a cool modern take on that character...and now seeing this new suit....he freakin looks like robocop with horns and a cape...totally badass!!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    nice but too tron-esque

    by pipergates

    looks like a robot

  • June 14, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    "a little Bibleman"

    by frankenfickle

    now that's funny.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    It looks like he's on stage at a strip club.

    by Thugsnarf3000

    Or maybe Joel Schumacher is back? More black lights please!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Looks less bulky than before.

    by Batutta

    Just watched BB on HD DVD. Damn it looks good! Way better than HD cable.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    robocop

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    looks cool,like robocop

  • June 14, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Love the new design

    by Magpye

    Even the cowl itself looks better...I hated how the last one made the opening around his mouth look 'round' instead of 'v-shaped'.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Thought the old one was fine, but separate bathelm good

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    July, 2008 FTW...yet soooooo far away...[cries inconsolably]

  • June 14, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    t.piper.gates... no such thing as too Tron-esque

    by modlight

    tell me one thing in this world that wouldn't be cooler if it was tronized.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I like it...

    by Robots In Das Guys

    Even though it looks a bit too robot-sy for me. I'll have to get a better look at this, preferrably in action.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Nice suit

    by mr dark

    Who's your tailor?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    stupid it shouldnt look like one a weird version of

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    of the toy line you know that stupid ass line that always has a dumn batman figure like lava suit batman or ski suit batman

  • June 14, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    much better.

    by PATMAN37

    For those who think theres not alot different need to lay off the crack. The Batman Begins one just looked like it didnt fit him right.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Joker's Car here

    by Silverglade

    http://www.latinoreview.com/news.php?id=2196

  • June 14, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Knee nipples!!!

    by bentmywookie

    Good golly, there messin' with the fanboys again!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Differences

    by MRJONZ72

    I definetly noticed the cowl looked differnt, looks more sleeker and less bulky especially around the neck and the ears looks differnt...I cant tell for sure, but the clasps look to be gone as well YAY!!!! I definetly see like a new design scheme on like the legs and arms, looks. I personally wanted to see a more humanoid look to the bodysuit, so that criminial might not think, or at least immediatly that he is wearing armour, but I really like the cowl here and hopefully if I'm seeing this correctly the clasps from the BB suit are gone,

  • June 14, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN A'

    by THE KNIGHT

    BALE IS LOOKS BITCHIN BABY!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    go go gadget head swivel!

    by luckylindy

    looks fine to me

  • June 14, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I WANT NIPPLES, DAMMIT!

    by gotta eat

    Jeez...

  • June 14, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Henry Fool ...."Dick Jones! Dick Jones! His name is ...

    by kinghenryVIII

    Dick Jones!"<p>Priceless refference.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    WHERE'S THE JOKER???!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    I already know what the bats looks like. I want a full image of the badman.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    the head turn ruined the back of the costume

    by Thugsnarf3000

    It totally looks like a separate piece now. I thought it was much more intimidating to have a single piece coming from the back of the cape instead of the new Bibleman look. And i do agree, it is much more Bibleman. the rest of it i have no problem with, but the cowel just ain't right.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Yes, I agree.... Transformers is very QUEER!

    by nelwack

    Batman Begins: Again Should be as good as the first I think. I think they'll go with the theme they established at the end of the last one. Escalation. The mob types are begining to fade while the age of Super Villains is picking up speed. No more Falcones, no more Thornes.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    frikkin awesome

    by Fineus Fog

    that is THE best batsuit ever let the man juice flow

  • June 14, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    TOO FLEXIBLE! TOO MUCH MOBILITY! NIPPLES!

    by kinghenryVIII

  • June 14, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    how does he poop?

    by bentmywookie

    did they put in a bat-colostomy bag?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    FF4: Rise of Sliver Surfer

    by lost.rules

    It's got a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 25%.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    THAT IS FUCKING COOL and here we are actually somewhat excited to see f4 2 but i just remembered how bb made f4 look like total shit, espically since i saw them both in the same day in the same theater.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    But, but?!

    by fractureJonze

    But I thought it was gonna be FABRIC finally!! Bummer!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    31 percent

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 14, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    At least there are no flames.

    by Thugsnarf3000

    Maybe they are waiting for Robin before they add the flames and nipples.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    IRONBATMAN

    by Anino

    does whatever and iron bat can.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    FF4 on rotten tomatoes? it hasnt even come out!

    by jojo-pimp

    Sorry "lost rules"...but i cant go off of rotten tomatoes before the damn movie has even come out!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Batsuit

    by MrDuke118

    Hello everyone. Hope ur having a gooooood time. This Batsuit looks great. I just want to see the fucking film. So i propose we invent a time machine using a De-Lorean and a flux capacitor and go one year forward to 2008 to see this film. Anyone with me

  • June 14, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    But I wonder how the bat-lips will move?

    by Thugsnarf3000

    will they look realistic?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Joker's clown car?

    by landster

    Hot off the press and care of latino review!! http://tinyurl.com/2djoae

  • June 14, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Harvey.....noooooo

    by nelwack

    I wonder if Harvery Dent will actually turn into Two Face or if it'll be like Scarecrow in the first one... I'm betting that he wont turn until the end of the flick, all animated series style.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Is he at a strip club?

    by Kirbymanly

    where's the pole?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I don't like it

    by Aqua-Mega-Cock-Man

    Mainly because it makes me think of all the shitty Batman-related toy armors they've come out with. I don't hate the suit and I know it has a practical look, but Batman, to me, has always had a more simplistic look that 18,000 lines going zig-zag across his armor.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Kirbymanly

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    That was my initial snarky thought too. Looks cool to me, but my old man says it's too jazzy.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I heard the cast sheet calls for "T. Welling"

    by Thugsnarf3000

    hehehe. Remember that hype? Smallville sucks somethin' terrible.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    than NOT that

    by Aqua-Mega-Cock-Man

    Fucking piece of shit fingers...

  • June 14, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Flames On Batmanus

    by AxeBox

    At least there's no flames.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS SUPERMAN RETURNS' SUIT UPGRADE!

    by Err

    Actually, it looks awesome.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Don't Like It.

    by spidermanfreak20

    It's to much like Forever's. I understand he makes modifications but he is starting to look more like Robo Cop than Batman.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Coolio.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the reasons behind the new suit and Batmobile.<P>Moviemack - wherever you are, now is your time to shine!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    THUMBS UP!!!!

    by Dark Knight Lite

    2008 come save me from 2007!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Knight

    by Saluki

    Now the Begins suit, in retrospect, looks bulky and odd compared to this finely tuned suit. It's like Solid Snake meets Bats. July 2008, hurry the hell up!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    i agree, i would like to see

    by adzigjo

    Fabric suit, oh well. It looks good

  • June 14, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gauis

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    New Batmobile. Did they dump the Tumbler? Damn that was an awesome, awesome, awesome ride.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Turn your head and cough

    by kafka07

    I know the 'turns his head' thing seems like it should have been done a long time ago, but it's a process that has involved years of evolution since the first Batman in '89. I'm glad the rumors about a partly fabric suit were true, seems like a good idea, and probably more cool for the actor and stuntmen when worn, easier to move over all. Looks a bit strange but I dig it.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by Defrost

    I really like it myself. Also think it is bad ass he is standing on top of a cop car.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by Dannychico

    Looks too different.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    ok "Tronized",should be FABRICY no damn robot mucles

    by pipergates

    designed after the Transformers or what? anyway the head looks nice, better somehow, more slender neck looking good. he already turned his head plenty last time and they went for the thick animal neck on purpose. but maybe it was a bit too thick and clumsy-looking. i like that Jokermobile!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    or robot muscles

    by pipergates

    ehem

  • June 14, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    RE: THUGSNARF3000

    by jojo-pimp

    I do remember that shit....that was yet again, another case of some bad reporting on the side of AICN. But, have to disagree with you on Smallville sucking...at least people watch it enough to keep it on the air..unlike that Veronica Mars shit!

  • June 14, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    phoenixmagi -- good point about the eyes

    by Thugsnarf3000

    They should be white.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    don't cover the eyes

    by justin s

    cause then, like Spidey, he'd have to have a billion reasons to remove his mask so you could see the actor's eyes. I'd rather have him in a mask and see his eyes and have effective acting, than fighting often with no mask for the sake of good acting.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I do like it, but still wish they had just used fabric.

    by jojo-pimp

    I mean, seriously..we finally have someone who has some big ass muscles playing Batman, and they still feel the need to bulk him up with Latex. Why not just use the same material they used for Spiderman or Superman's suits and make it look more like Batman is such a badass that he doesnt need armor? Anyway...now that i have vented, i do have to admit though, armor or not, that suit still looks totally badass

  • June 14, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Robocop lives!

    by Logan_1973

    I dig the cowl movement. But way too much detail on the suit. I thought the suit in Begins was the best I've seen in all incarnations. Why mess with a good thing? Let's hope this new film franchise take the same turns the old one did.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Smallville

    by Thugsnarf3000

    I used to watch it every week, but i'm just too sick of the "freak of the week" same old story. Let me guess what happens next season . . .they find more people that have been mutated by kryptonite. Big suprise. I used to love that show. Make him fly and cut out the freak of the week and i'll start watching again.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Most people completely missed the point of look & function of the Batmobile in Begins. The Tumbler was incredible and it's essentially the chassis (if you will) for the Batmobile(s) to come.<P>Since I'm one who tends to shy away from spoilers, I don't know the specifics. But I've heard that the Joker makes it necessary for Bats "modify" his car. Heh.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, here we go......

    by Jak0lantern01

    Reader the designer's comments is starting to remind me of when Schumacher took over and his design team was discossing their design changes to the series, and it only went downhill from there. And those lights he's standing on, very Schumacheresque. I know, it will probably all kick ass in the end, and I 'm looking forward to it. I never did like the cape pulled past the shoulder look, though. That look is just a cape, not the menacing cloak. I know, I bitching. I was expecting nipples. Bale does, overall, look pretty badass in the outfit. How long before he's driving Adam West's Batmobile?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    FFFFUUUUUCKKKK!!

    by Bryan

    Man, this has been my most anticipated movie since Batman Begins ended. That was such a nice beginning to a saga, and the mention of the Joker at the end had the entire audience cheering like mad. And all that Joker stuff had me worked up. I didn't think they would have to reinterpret such a classic icon like that, but what they've shown us so far is intriguing.<p> But geez, what the fuck is THIS? I know, I know, it's not all on the surface. I'm sure it will be a good movie. But FOR GOD'S SAKE why do they have to do this kind of preposterous shit every time? If it doesn't matter that the suit looks like a toy then why don't we just have him wear a pink gorilla costume? Maybe bring back the nipples? Would that be okay, as long as the story was strong? <p> Come on, man. Why can't upgrading mean IT LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING BATMAN COSTUME? I had faith in Chris Nolan, especially after the first one, and didn't think he was the kind of chump who wanted to use a fucking Batman and Robin style robot suit. Way to break our hearts, Nolan.<p>

  • June 14, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    My apologies for...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...the grammatical errors in my previous post. Apparently, I've forgotten how to type. Geez.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    What happened to FRANK MILLER'S design?

    by aceattorney

    Thought they were going to go with his design?

  • June 14, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gauis

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Nice. I hate to see it go, but as they say, if you're not changing you're dying. Thanks bro. I hope all is well in your world. Be well.

  • June 14, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Bryan

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Relax. All in good time.

  • June 14, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    Why can't they just do it like the Spidey costume?

    by HenryJonesJr

    Tobey seems to be able to turn his head and cough just fine. Whatever fabric they used for Spidey would make a great Batman costume and allow them to get away from the damn rubber look already.

  • June 14, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    No nipples?

    by wadi77

  • June 14, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE TERM 'DEEP FISTING"

    by Pound Sand

    Well, not new meaning, but just another example really.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Me typos too

    by Jak0lantern01

    heheheh

  • June 14, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    or Armored or Bodysock/real muscles,not armormuscled!

    by pipergates

    those armored abdominals looks SILLY!

  • June 14, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    NO YELLOW AROUND THE EMBLEM???

    by Err

    Thank God.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And to you as well, sir. I appreciate it.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    agree with the "menacing cloak" remark...

    by pipergates

    loved bb but the cape looked pretty lame. but the cape seems to be a bit different, better, in this design.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I need to see more of it. I like the hi-tech look but

    by Bronx Cheer

    I was looking forward to the promise of a more fabric outfit. Put all the armor under a simple suit. I like the utility belt even less this time. I don't get the shape. BB was terrific though, and I expect this to be better since they've got Batman down.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Fits perfectly within the world Nolan has created

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Quit yer crying. Oh, I forgot, that's all some of you do. My bad. Continue whining...

  • June 14, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    A little too much going on

    by jimmy_009

    I call it Transformer syndrome. Rather than having a nice clean design, you pile on the crap hoping no one will notice. Oh well, I'm sure the movie will still be good.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    imagine...

    by Andillformthehead

    you are a crime fighter in Gotham City (or New York for that matter). You've got a homicidal clown with god knows how many henchmen shooting, stabbing, throwing acid, etc all at the same time. Basically they are trying to fuck you up. Also the cops are not exactly your friends. Later on you'll have to deal with a psycho ex-DA, and maybe a Cuban roid freak who basically wants to prove he's the better man. Are you going to fight these people in spandex? They'd find you dead in an alley shot, stabbed with the business end of a 9mm rammed up your ass. He needs something "substantial". And this is so far away from Shumacher's suits it's not even funny.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    aceattorney

    by blindambition238

    What Frank Miller designs? I'm curious, got any pics or sketches? Or do u mean something from allstar BR

  • June 14, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    codpiece is too small

    by pipergates

    he's not gonna strike fear into anybody with that little thingy

  • June 14, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    You want Joker? How's this?

    by Zip Chickenhead

    http://tinyurl.com/268ok6 Don't everyone thank me at once.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    he colored lights...really?

    by Bouncy X

    people are picking this apart for those? i mean they're red and blue, maybe just maybe...he's standing on top of a police car? but even if its not....its ONE photo taken out of context. man, people here really do look for something to bitch over. me, i look for people bitching to bitch over but i rarely comment so i'm special. :)

  • June 14, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Knee nipples? Looks more like knee TAINTS!

    by CherryValance

    Just when you thought it was safe. ;) </p> It doesn't look too bad. Maybe it's a little busy but if this movie is as dark as the first we'll hardly see any detail anyway.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Invisibilty cloak?

    by jimmy_009

    I wonder if that's what they were hinting at. Seeing as how they are doing real life tests and having breakthroughs with materials that bend light. Maybe they are planning on using that notion for the film.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    the suit

    by sledgehammer5050

    i'll admit i wasn't too excited about the suit before Batman Begins came out (I kinda liked that grey suit from the web-video where batman fought the predator and aliens). However, when I saw BB, it's my favorite superhero movie to date, and I'm a 100% Superman guy all the way. They did a great job explaining how the costume came to be...so, i'm sure they'll do the just as good again in this movie.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    The Armored Look

    by TheIronGiant

    I'm hoping that what we're seeing here is a matter of things getting worse before they get any better, meaning Wayne has to make the suit even more protective as he's fighting more menacing villains and criminals. The whole "escalation" idea. Perhaps by the third film, he'll be so good at his job that he won't need the armor, and will finally break out the cloth suit now that he's perfected his methods and tools.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    The new batsuit looks tough.

    by Crestfallen

    The new batsuit looks tough. I'm not entirely sure what I think about it. It's the rubber strips on the legs that bother me the most. I'm kind of worried about the hyper-armor look that was the "proto-type" suit in Batman Forever. I'd prefer a more organic look. Yet, I'm couldn't be more excited about the next summer.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    What do they say about fixing shit that isn't broke?

    by Heckles

    Oh yeah, don't.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    invisible batman potter cloak?

    by pipergates

    if they could make it look real...but even in james bond it looked stoopid

  • June 14, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Helmet

    by Incompetent Ninja

    It makes sense the mask is different because they said the one he wore in Begins was temporary when they were testing it ("In the mean time sir, try not to land on your head").

  • June 14, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    yeah I was hoping

    by jimmy_009

    that the suit would become more streamlined as the series went on, not more convoluted. It only makes sense. The one in the first film was a 'prototype' of sorts. The second version should look sleeker. Then again, I also like the idea of escalation, the idea that he has to keep upping his protection because the bad guys are getting more vicious. I guess either way works.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    ZIP, that's a fake trailer.

    by Err

    It's been found many times before and it's been proven fake. Sorry.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    thanx anyway irongiant

    by pipergates

    can you make the movie come out sooner too?

  • June 14, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    ZIP Chickenhead

    by MRJONZ72

    That was debunked like 2 or 3 weeks ago. I was one of the ones the debunked it like instanteously.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    t.piper.gates.

    by jimmy_009

    Yeah they'd walk a really fine line on an invisibility cloak. It would have to be a very rough thing, something that only fools the eye for a second or so, just enough time for Batman to get the jump on someone. If they did it Harry Potter style, all believability would be out the window.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Wow, I'm really looking forward to Batman's head moving

    by Rightcouch

    This will add a whole new dynamic to these movies...

  • June 14, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    nice fake trailer

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    how long does it take these guys to do these things? All for the sake of fun....

  • June 14, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I like that he can finally move his neck but....

    by WONKABAR

    TOO BULKY!

  • June 14, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I really don't get

    by Defrost

    wanting a fabric suit. It works for Spiderman and Superman because they have superpowers. Batman is an orphan with too much money and time on his hands. As for the lights it is not a Batman and Robin type thing. Look closer. He is standing on top of a cop car.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Batman with invisibility

    by Thugsnarf3000

    Batman shouldn't need invisibility. He's perfected the art of sneaking up on people in the dark. He was trained by ninja-types, people! Although, i bet Remo Williams can walk quiter than Batman . . .

  • June 14, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    No Nipples On Batman =

    by WaylandSmith

    Nipples On Batman

  • June 14, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    The Joker's Clown Car

    by wadi77

    http://tinyurl.com/2djoae

  • June 14, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    You pobably won't even see the suit with the lighting

    by Doc_Strange

    Shit, I didn't even get a good look at the first batsuit clearly but from what I see here, I like the cowl a bit more than the old one. The mouth area looks a lot more like Batman should but the whole armor and details stuff on the suit is superfluous at best but hey, you probably won't see it anyway because he'll be shrouded in darkness the whole time.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe its just me but fabric is the stupidest thing

    by Lovecraftfan

    I've ever heard. Seriously Batman has no superpowers except he can sneak, he has gadgets, and he can kickass. So why would he deliberately wear a costume with less protection. In a "realistic" world having less protection so you can look "bad-ass" makes no sense.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I am thinking Kev O'Neill

    by Rebus

    Abs & pecs...organic/robotic suit equals...?

  • June 14, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    BINO!!!

    by wadi77

    Sorry..

  • June 14, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Awsome!

    by LoneGun

    This costume looks great, and I'm sure it will look even better in action. I am just dying to see this movie!

  • June 14, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    For everyone that wants a cloth costume

    by Colonel Activity

    Do you really think a guy that has billions of dollars would fight criminals that WANT TO KILL HIM in a 75% cotton 25% spandex unitard? Fuck no; he'd be armored to the gills with the best shit on the planet. Think about it.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    And also

    by Colonel Activity

    the suit is way less bulky than the one from Begins. It looks like he'll actually be able to do things that require flexablity.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Batman has chosen HD-DVD...here's why...

    by Atticus Finch

    So he can pay for the upgrades for his new suit from all the payola from TOSHIBA

  • June 14, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Iffy

    by david19

    I LOVE the fact that it looks a lot more mobile, been waiting for that forever. Buuuut now it just looks like too much. Its too decorated, too flashy. Its a huge step in the right direction, but it looks like an unfinished costume.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale kills younglings.

    by CopOnTheEdge

    straight up.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Looks fucking cool.

    by PUSSY ON OPTIMUS

    Makes sense that Bruce would upgrade his suit, since he's not a rookie anymore, and he has the entirety of Wayne Enterprises at his disposal this time around.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Neone Genesis Batmaneon

    by LHombreSiniestro

    But I guess it does look pretty cool.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Atticus Finch

    by bluemcpoo

    Is by far my favorite talkbacker.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    It's nice...

    by BL Chick

    But I really don't care. I just hope Dark Knight is as good as Batman Begins. Then again, more Christian Bale is never a bad thing. Yumm!

  • June 14, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    does it have...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    a Schumaucher butt-crack?

  • June 14, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    when batman moves his head

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    whos gonna cum?

  • June 14, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    How funny is it....

    by david19

    that we are so excited by the prospect of a man moving his head? Its probably cause maybe we will get to see Bats actually kicking some ass like the mother-fukkin bad ass martial artist he is.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    theres gonna be a thor movie

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    should be horrible.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    C'mon

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    Batsignal, Joker's car and a shitty looking Batbike are already out there... say something, AICN, even if its to say that they're fake. Most people already forgot the "Absolutely Positively Real Deal Joker Pic" from a couple weeks back, you can go back to posting pics of doubtful authenticity once again, as long as you take those from what they are.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    you seriously thought that teaser was real?

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    LOL FUCKING L

  • June 14, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Batman? BATMAN, you say??

    by zillabeast

    Ohhh yeah baby. Can't fuggin wait!

  • June 14, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Atticus Finch has chosen a quite book here's why:

    by gride9000

    Cause we keepin it in the past son! Why they gotta be changin shit adding flames and nipples and shit. That shit ignorant. Seriously; designers gotta eat.

  • June 14, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    i meant LO FUCKING L

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    JOKE RUINED

  • June 14, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    where are the nipples?

    by ominus

    where are the nipples?

  • June 14, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to the batcycle?

    by Johnno

    The talkback just disappeared... was it taken down? Was it fake?

  • June 14, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Want Bat*MAN* not ROBOBAT!

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Guy with billions might buy all the armor in the world, or he might figure out that all that stuff limits his mobility and he should use his brain and evasion to avoid getting hit. I say tights worn over chest armor. Why can Spider-Man and Superman (Reeve version) look like their true selves on screen but Batman gets more armor every movie? At least the Keaton rubber suit was shaped like muscles.

  • June 14, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    your move creep

    by angrykirby.tk

    its robocop with a batman mask

  • June 14, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    where are the nipples?

    by ominus

    where are the nipples?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    where are the nipples?

    by ominus

    where are the nipples?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    where are the nipples?

    by ominus

    where are the nipples?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    THE BATCYCLE IS FAKE

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    THATS WHY THE OLD BATMAN SYMBOL IS ON IT.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    It's OK, but. . .

    by Big Dick

    Waaaaaa! They raped my childhood!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    I didn't know Batman was even going to be in this...

    by Pagliacci

    I've been too focused on certain PSYCHOTIC CLOWNS!!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    phoenixmagi...

    by Pagliacci

    That's all well and good, but then it would only take a well-placed bullet to stop Batman. Again, Nolan's going for pseudo-realism. And you're not going to take on The Joker in a fabric suit.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by MRJONZ72

    I dont believe anyone, well at least I hope thier not, when we say cloth, is not just some type of fabric and that's it. I mean even in the comics, Batman just doesnt wear "spandex" he has armor and other proctive material under his clothing.. Me person ally just wanted something more organic looking, with protection underneath.. I kind of like the notion that to the criminals it doesnt appear he is wearing armour underneath, they see this man or whatever with this humanoid appearance but yet he is barely slowed if at all to thier attacks making him seem almost non human. This way they can clearly see its a man in armour.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    In defense of fabric

    by Bryan

    You're going to think I'm joking, but there is fabric that is bullet proof. It was developed by a Canadian company in conjunction with the US Army and weighs a little more than cotton but is 4 times as strong as kevlar. Scientists implant spider DNA in a fertilized goat egg to create a goat that is 1/70,000 spider. The milk of these goats is used to create a sort of silk that utilizes the strength of spider webs. <p> Silk Bio Steel, as it is called, is exactly the kind of technology that Bruce Wayne would be up on. It would allow him to move more freely, using his martial arts and acrobatics training. More importantly, it would make his bat suit portable, like the traditional comic book portrayal of Batman where he can quickly change into the costume when he's out in the city somewhere. It always makes me cringe to remember that scene in Batman Forever where he was at the circus and Two Face attacked, and he tried to reveal himself because changing into the costume would require driving back to the bat cave.<p> Some day, just once, I would like to see a traditional Batman costume on film. Burton's rubber armor conceit made sense, because he was trying to show how a guy like Michael Keaton would bulk himself up to look scary. Christian Bale doesn't need that, because he's Christian Bale. I wish they would do something more like what was done with Spider-man, where it is some sort of padded material but looks like his real body. The suit was the biggest drawback of Batman Begins. The explanation of it was great, but it still should've looked better. It's sad that in the best Batman movie to date I was happier to see him as Bruce Wayne so he wouldn't have to be wearing the costume. This time around I knew they wouldn't entirely re-invent it, but I did hope it would be sleeker, and certainly did not think they would make it worse by adding a bunch of Robocop machinery to it. It's too bad. (Everyone else seems to like it though.)

  • June 14, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Schumacher Batman

    by Andillformthehead

    Okay, so people are saying that the new DKR suit looks like this: http://www.markiza.sk/markiza/data/47345/__extra_3801-Batman-Forever4.jpg WTF?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Boz haircut....awesome.

    by Colonel Activity

    And I'm guessing that this is mobile. Do you think that maybe he'd rather be slightly less mobile and armored or fully mobile and not armored at all? Christ, it's not like he looked like he couldn't move in Begins; I'm guessing Bats is going to look even more fluid in this movie. The idea of a cloth costume is fucking ridiculous and anyone that thinks a billionaire with access to all that military hardware would wear one is a fucking moron. Go fuck a cat like Shia.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    let me clarify my previous statement

    by MRJONZ72

    what I am saying is, that with this suit they have here the villians can clearly see that it is mearly a man in a suit. I think the other way give him an more emotional edge. Think about it, lol..but I also like to add I do find the new suit too busy...but I do like the cowl and as I said earlier this evening, the clasps on the cape look to be a whole lot better.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    They're saving the flashing LED nipples for the next one

    by Darth_Inedible

    Flash-blinding tech-nipples. It's a perfectly reasonable addition, you'll see.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    It's a lot different, article author

    by jfp2007

    It's more fabric-like and is lighter in color. You can't tell from that shot because of the lighting, but it's closer to a medium gray.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    basically

    by Andillformthehead

    like Begins you only really saw the suit in closeups and at night. And even then he "cloaked" himself with the cape so you very rarely saw details anyway. I think it will be the same. <br> And I think in the Dead End Movie the grey suit looked good in long shots but up close not so much. <br> I think some people are more concerned about how the suit will look in a poster on their wall more than in the movie.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Daremo

    by jfp2007

    It's obvious a different suit. There's a lot more detail in it, plus it isn't supposed to be as rubbery and it's a different color.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I can understand the complaints....

    by avs28785

    Fabric suit would be awesome however i trust Nolan. I like the look of this... and remember when the begins suit came out. The way it was lit made it look silver. he will be in the dark most of the film i am sure. He will look bad ass. I am one motherfucking excited batman fan right now. And the invisibilty thing i am sure its more of him being able to cover himself in the cape easier or some shit.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Again, Nolan's going the "non-shitty comic movie" route

    by Pagliacci

    If you want to see your favorite comic heroes in skin-tight spandex, taking on villains that could be one-man army substitutes, go see one of the "shitty comic movies." Namely... anything that's not Batman Begins. Pseudo-realism: that would be NOT going up against a mutilated, deranged, murderous clown in a material less protective than your average bathrobe.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Wearing a fabric suit to fight crime

    by Colonel Activity

    Okay, so he's got a little armor underneath his spandex. Great. Now he's as armored as the average ATF agent. He has all this money and he fights crime with all the equipment of Rico Tubbs. Awesome.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's a black rubber suit.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I think I already saw one in 1989. And everything in that film was incomparably better than in Nolan's.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    hey MRJONZ72

    by Andillformthehead

    Don't you think the psychology of Batman is "Holy Shit! He's dressed like a bat! And he can fight! There are twenty of us and he is just fucking us up". Maybe more of a 2007 assessment than a 1939 assessment?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Armor first, then fabric....

    by blindambition238

    This is wishful thinking obviously... but I could see Batman wear armoured gear when hes first starting out, like in Begins, because his skills aren't totally honed yet, so he relies on his tech more. Then as he gets older and wiser in the series, as he can become more confident and tech becomes better, he can change to a fabric suit. Cause after all, the Batman in the comics, which we rarely ever saw in the movies if ever, is not only super muscular and buff, but also extremely agile and acrobatic to a gymnast's level so he can do backflips and such. Hence he doesnt need armor since he pretty much dodges bullets, or at least outmanuevers most gunmen.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    It looks cool, but

    by Freakemovie

    ...upgrades to the batsuit just give me bad memories of the Schumacher Batmans. Seems kind of unnecessary, although the silver lining is that the head-swivel is pretty sweet.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Psychology

    by Colonel Activity

    As long as he picks off people for a bit and then thrashes a group of people, the crooks will stay scared. Think about: This kick ass fighter goes around brutally beating the shit out of people and he disappears at will. Any criminal would be scared of that. I just hope he stays in the shadows...

  • June 14, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    suffers from BayFormeritis

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    you know...too much stuff goin on at the same time?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    It's not black or rubber.

    by jfp2007

    Read the article, people. The head is a helmet, the suit is grey and is chain mail.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Schumacher Batsuit had a more defined ass

    by WONKABAR

    When it comes to ass you can't beat Schumacher!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    If you look closely

    by Colonel Activity

    the fabric chain mail stuff is there. Look by the elbow; he going to be fucking mobile. Like a, um, bat. An agile bat.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by jfp2007

    Yes, you're right and it has been that way for decades you ignorant mass spec within the ignorant masses.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Pretty Spiffy,...

    by GaiustheBrave

    but I'm reserving judgement until I see it in action. Fingers crossed, though. Oh, and can we all agree to stop mentioning Batman and Robin. It was a horrible time in Batman history. I knew it was going to be bad when I listened to Joel Schumacher say he wanted Batman to be less moody. "Sure, his parents died. But, get over it!" That's a close approximation to what he said, anyway. Isn't the fun of Batman that he's a hero who's kinda fucked in the head because he was traumatized as a kid? I'm glad they decided to make it serious again, without the fantasy of Tim Burton (not that I don't like his Batman movies.) But, it's more interesting with that "realism" in Nolan's take, so that at some points you forget logic and start to think it might be possible. Well, minus the car driving on roof. Suggestion: lose the 65 yr. old smoker's voice, though. Everytime I hear Batman talk, I'm waiting for him to clear his throat and spit out a ball of mucus.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    jfp2007

    by Colonel Activity

    has sand in his vagina. Also, he fucks cats.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    The Dark knight = Aliens

    by jro123

    Nolan has given Batman his balls back and number two looks like its gonna be the "Aliens" of this franchise.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Grey Suit and bulletproof

    by Andillformthehead

    I was always under the assumption that batman wore bulletproof vests under the suit depending on the situation not all the time. <br> <br> Actually there probably wouldn't have been a "Knighfall" if bruce had some of this shit.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    squirt

    by 1ProudMonkey

    time to clean the keyboard... i really have to wait 13 months for this?!?!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Nice shootin', son. What's your name?

    by cornponious

    I'm BATMAN! I'm not arresting you any more.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    looks pretty awesome

    by Zorak5

    Took me about five seconds to overcome my shock and realize its greatness.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    cop car

    by 1ProudMonkey

    this may have been brought up earlier, but for all of you people that are saying it looks like batman is on stage at a strip club, i'm pretty sure he's actually standing on top of a cop car.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    batman needs stretchy pants.

    by jingle_balls

    you know it. i know it. hell even the joker knows it. something sinister is aloof, what the hell could happen to his cape??

  • June 14, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Should take one cue from daredevil...

    by blindambition238

    The one thing that would make the suit, this and all the others before ten times better, as many mentioned would be the inclusion of white eyes. I know that the whole acting part is the main reason its not there, but I think in the Daredevil movie he had lenses that could retract over the eyeholes if he turned this tiny thing on his mask (might not be DD actually but i swear i saw it somewhere). I think that would of made a great addition. When Batman isnt kicking ass and is talking to Gordon or what not, lens up. When hes about to jump some SOB or is staring down the joker, lens down!

  • June 14, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    But why?

    by Gozu

    They kind of struck a pretty good balance with "Batman Begins." This is kind of goofy looking.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Robocop and Tron Had A Baby And Named It "Batman 2"

    by The Brewhammer

    Seriously - What the Fuck? First that retarded Dead Presidents with lipstick joker, now OCP's new version of Batman? Jesus this thing looks worse and worse each time a new item rolls out. Such a shame - the first one was so good. How quickly we've devolved back into Schumacher.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I would prefer not having to suspend my...

    by stereochad

    ...disbelief so much (this does eventually tie into the suit topic). As much as I appreciated the fact that they saved the franchise by re-inventing(?) it, I felt that they should have taken things back to an even more simplistic level in the first film. Raced by, were things that have always defined the bat as much more than muscles, gadgets, and a cool suit (although those can be cool things too). For an example, what about the fact that the Batman is supposed to become the "World's Greatest Detective"? Are they planning on showing how he eventually becomes so adept at medical triage (for himself and others)? Are they planning on showing him to be a superior intellect with a voracious appetite for knowledge? This was completely skipped in BB, and would have been useful in fleshing out his character (as opposed to using Katie Holmes for that). I was (am still) hoping that Nolan (meh) ups his game by taking the bat to a whole new adult (and badass) level. By showing why his formidability(???) comes not from a kevlar/nomex/composite (rubber)suit, but rather from the fact that not only is he learning to become the best hand-to-hand combatant in the world, and that he is (almost) always one step ahead of the enemy on the strategic end of things as well, is the direction this fanboy hopes they take the franchise. I would prefer a realistic (workmanlike) version of the suit. Or, failing that, a stylized version (think Darwin Cooke) would be welcome. This new suit looks to be a step in the wrong direction.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    HE'S AT HOME, WASHING HIS....

    by WONKABAR

    uh...fiberglass/metallic-mesh?

  • June 14, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I AM LEGEND

    by Frogurt

    Come on... no talk back for this trailer yet? Or am I too retarded to see where it is?

  • June 14, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Emblem or no emblem?

    by blindambition238

    The only thing I didnt like was the fact that in BB Batmans emblem wasnt very visible, and it seems to be the case here. Instead the belt seems more like the centerpiece to the outfit. I reckon they could try putting some polish on it, or minimalizing the other parts of the suit in the future. I mean even the uniforms in the X-Men movies had farly well defined emblems. Maybe Nolan didnt feel that was realistic thing to have on battle armor but theres the most armored target excuse they push in the comics.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    I just wish the batsymbol was darker than the body

    by Sci_Fi_Wasabe

    Simple request. No gold oval or anything. I thought the Batman Begins suit was the only real weak part of the first film (well that and microwave water vapor). I love the movie, but every time I watch it, I still hate the suit. New one looks better than the original (at least from this one photo). I'm more worried about the JW Gacy/Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson Joker makeup.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I don't dig it.

    by themanwhojaped

    Head in a box had it right above when he said it looks like a backward progression. I like the cowl, and I like that it's sleeker, but the batsuit shouldn't look like a BMX bandit tracksuit, shouldn't highlight the armour... it makes Bats look too human and frail, as opposed to organic/monsterish and terrifying. Also it looks like a speciality suit, like one he would wear when riding the batcycle or something? I was hoping for a sleeker version of the one from BB with clasps removed and the cowl they have on this model, basically.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I walked away and came back to the computer...

    by MCVamp

    And the second time I looked at it, my eyes were able to deal with it better. It's fine. Not great, but it's fine.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Looks like crap to me

    by Bass Bastardson

    I agree with the people who say it looks way too much like robocop/iron man/tron/crappy batman toy etc. But then again, I thought Batman Begins was way overrated. (Not bad, just overrated.) Of course, I will probably still be in the theater watching this thing opening weekend regardless of whether the Batsuit looks like the one I've been hoping for or not.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    "Realism" without losing character

    by kevred

    I like it. All the fiddly textures seemed a bit silly at first glance, but then I realized how trim it looks, how mobile it looks, how lean, and that's great. The big, bulky, molded look was always pretty stupid and made the acrobatic stuff implausible.<P>It also beats molded muscles, which always looked ridiculous. These shapes seem more plausible by vaguely suggesting muscle shapes, but still looking like they have another main purpose and the muscle similarity is incidental.<P>The result is something that looks more "realistic"--that is, more like how it would most likely be done in 'our' reality--but which also preserves the spirit and character of the classic Batman design. (Unlike, say, the generic, bland, lookalike X-Men jumpsuits--like leather versions of the Star Trek: TMP suits.)<P>So, good show! I like the sort of fantasy/realism look that this and Iron Man are showing so far. Hopefully it will start trickling down to the second-rate crap like FF.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Too early for speculation

    by jc0503132

    It does look a bit too much like armor, but I don't hate it. I would have to see it in action.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ckone

    FINALLY!!! YES!!! THANKYOU FOR FINALLY FIXING THE BATSUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Here we go...

    by Mooly

    Because the constant changing suit worked so well in the past.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I never said it looked the Scumacher Batman

    by Jak0lantern01

    I was just commenting on how the designer feels the need to add these 'touches' in his description that reminded me of the whole Schumacher designer's comments for Batman Forever. These little touches all add up to two things: nipples on the batsuit. I have full faith that Nolan is going to make another great Batman movie, nipples or no nipples.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Looks like a cool cyber tech ninja suit.

    by Warcraft

    Fucking awesome.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    The shoulders look like nightslayer shoulders from wow.

    by Warcraft

    World of Warcraft rogue nightslayer set shoulders right there. That means Batman is decked out in epics. Awesome!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I COME BACK AND ITS STILL FUCKIN TITE

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    it is

  • June 14, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    blindambition238 - I mean from his graphic novels

    by aceattorney

    Dark Knight Returns

  • June 14, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Yikes!! Batstormtrooper. Please God no!!!!!

    by picardsucks

    Fucking Terrible!!!! Looks like a bad Lucasfilm 2nd Trilogy design!!! Bale is (or was in the last film) muscular enough to not need to be buried in texturized padded latex. Please put him back on the steriods he was on to bulk up for the first film and get him in something more understaded.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Okay okay, I like it

    by Bagheera

    I've given up hoping for a grey cloth suit, so I'll take this one.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Err & MRJONZ72

    by Zip Chickenhead

    Sorry fellas about the trailer. It looked real to me. I was wondering why it wasn't up here anywhere. The Joker footage was pretty amazing, whoever did it was pretty good at there job.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Too busy!

    by Raymar

    I'm glad they fixed the head /neck problem but the body looks the Guyver or something!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Love it

    by Zulithe

    Looking good! If you keep in mind that the way Batman is depicted in Nolan's films is that his suit is based on cutting-edge technology it makes sense that it would look something not so unfamiliar to this. Definitely better than just spandex. It doesn't look overly bulky which is good. Very modern, and the new cowl sounds like it'll be a huge improvement.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    In the film...

    by Andillformthehead

    Moving in the shadows this suit will look badass. Also the Begins suit was sculpted as well. As a matter of fact the torso part looks pretty close to the begins one BEFORE he paints it. Imagine fighting Bane in this?

  • June 14, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I'm a real fan

    by Saluki

    And I'm not really looking forward to spandex. Ever. In any context.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Yellow Moon

    by Andillformthehead

    No Yellow moon = nipples on Robin

  • June 14, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    ign f4 review 3.5/5

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    "the most irksome cast-related qualm remains Dr. Doom. McMahon again spends most of the movie in his normal form, and although Dr. Doom looks and behaves cooler than he did in the last film, he is still but a shadow of his comic book self. It doesn't help that the filmmakers have inexplicably opted not to alter McMahon's soft-spoken voice when he is in his Dr. Doom guise. His voice simply doesn't instill dread in either the characters or the audience. A voice that does work well here is Fishburne as the Silver Surfer, even if it is impossible not to think of The Matrix every time he speaks."

  • June 14, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Sexiest Tomboy Beanpole on the Planet

    by Bob of the Shire

    Anyone remember the reaction to the new Batmobile way back when? Everyone, literally everyone, was crying foul, wailing "zomg it's an SUV Nolan am doomed". We get one screenshot of the suit in weird lighting and this film is down the gutter. Some of the people on this site are just unbelievable.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' A, Bubba!

    by uss cygnus

    I like where this is headed...

  • June 14, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Uh, oh. Better show that thing in motion.

    by superninja

    He looks like he visited Tron.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah, kind of Tron crossed with an Imperial

    by superninja

    Stormtrooper crossed with Batman's cape and cowl.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Doesn't have to be spandex but I got to say

    by superninja

    I liked the first suit much better than this. This looks like it was designed to sell toys. Man, I really wanted to like it.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I'm usually a videogame movie purist....

    by Bootskin

    ...but I'm actually digging this. I'm not usually as sever as the "you raped my childhood" crowd, but I like my comic characters to look pretty much like they do on paper when they appear on celluloid. Besides, at least they didn't turn him into a cloud....

  • June 14, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Adam West ....

    by Andillformthehead

    ...has just donated his old suit to Chris Nolan to help save the franchise. <br> <br> Please...

  • June 14, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I meant severe....

    by Bootskin

    Sever makes no sense...

  • June 14, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Nice, but I was hoping they would go nearly all cloth..

    by Negative Man

    ...this time around. Always thought those fan made films pulled off the look pretty well.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    too "Batty"

    by bamboogrove

    sorry

  • June 14, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Dead End

    by Andillformthehead

    Rocked. It did. For a $30000 film it was incredible and I can't even fathom being talented enough to pull it off. However some things that look cool in a 5 min (don't quote me on time) film don't work. There's a long shot with a huge Tim McFarlane-ese cape that shrinks when he fighting joker then Alien then Predator. Also close up the suit just didn't look "great". I know, "with $180m instead of $30K who knows". Grey at night in the shadows would be a hindrance regardless of "canon". One talkbacker was more concerned about batman's development as a detective instead of "grey suit", "yellow Moon", "ears too long/short", etc. That's the meat instead of the potatoes.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Hmmm a little TOO boxey looking for me.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    But that won't take away how awesome this movie will hopefully be. Not diggin the new digs though. Eh. I've seen worse but really it's just to square?

  • June 14, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I just checked with my 7,000 Myspace....

    by Gandalf the redwhiteandblue

    friends and we all agree that this new suit rocks!

  • June 14, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Did I mention how much I'm looking forward to this?

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    My only concern is Ledger--hope to my heathen gods that he steps up his game hardcore and fills those Joker shoes.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Off Topic

    by Andillformthehead

    Did anyone see Angelina Jolie on The Daily Show and think she too skinny now? That's not Tomb Raider or the chick from Mr & Mrs. Smith. She's too busy stealing third-world babies. <br> <br> Angie Jolie GOTTA EAT! <br> <br> heh,heh first fucked catchphrase!

  • June 14, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Feh... he looks like a SWAT team member

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Where's his collapsible Bat-Shield?

  • June 14, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Oh he had kevlar last time. This kind of looks

    by superninja

    extreme sports, I hope he doesn't have a bat board or a bat chute in this one.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    He looks like Frank Miller's dick Batman.

    by superninja

    How I hate that Batman! Hopefully they're not already going that route with the character.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I like this outfit

    by moondoggy2u

    In fact, of all the films, this is the best batsuit I've ever seen. For those complaining of fabric, do you not see that he is endeed wearing a fabric suit with rubber pieces on top. <p>Whoever said it above is correct <br>........................<br>This is the first time Batman Has ever looked like The Dark Knight.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    SPURS WIN

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    FUCK THE SPURS

  • June 14, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    More Ninja, less Robocop. Ninjas don't need armor.

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • June 14, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Funny thing is...

    by Andillformthehead

    This suit is less bulky than the previous.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    What's The Deal With The Cape?

    by PapaKin

    BOF reported a while back that there was a major costume change half-way through the movie. This insert makes me believe he changes the cape somehow. You don't think Nolan would dare rid Batman of the cape do you?

  • June 14, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's tryin out for the BMX team...

    by fractureJonze

    Too much detail!

  • June 14, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I agree with you Negative Man.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    That's always been my peeve with all the suits. It's not a movie killer for me as Batman is much much more then a suit and Bale nails him and Wayne pretty fucking good. Because of the quality of the Nolan movie I can look past the irritation with the look of the suit. This is hopefully going to be just as good or better then Batman Begins.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    The costume from the first movie was fine they

    by superninja

    just needed to light it better. More shadows. Not showing him crouching in the suit in full light. It needs more pulp.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Spandex?

    by torgosPizza

    I don't think so, guys... I actually really like this direction. It just looks meaner. I get the feeling that with each new movie, as Bruce Wayne becomes more confident with his new persona, that he will continue to shave away things - perhaps eventually getting to be in just a chain-mail type stretchy material (possibly reinforced with Kevlar or something). That would be cool in my book.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    superman returns=best superman movie ever

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    however fantastic four 29 percent=garbage

  • June 14, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    From the standpoint of it going with the Knight

    by superninja

    theme, it's not bad.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    The bottom line is: Action heroes don't need armor.

    by Flim Springfield

    John McClane doesn't need armor. Indiana Jones doesn't need armor. James Bond doesn't need armor. Why is Batman treated like the pussiest action hero?

  • June 14, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    The Guyver 3: The Bat Years

    by FilmFanatik

    Sorry, had to.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Me likey...

    by UltimaRex

    Uuuhhhh.... Uuummmm... that's it. Back to it. Peter Jackson for JLA!

  • June 14, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    batman's suit towards the middle of the film...

    by Andillformthehead

    is a wife beater and jeans.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Are there going to be princessess and fairies in it?

    by superninja

    <>

  • June 14, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    DEAD-END SUCKED

    by Dokkalvar

    No, it's not subjective. They took a samples, tested the results in a lab by various independent scientists and have all come to the same conclusion that Batman: Dead-end did in fact suck shit. Sorry guys, but numbers don't lie. I mean, you can keep preaching the world is flat but heh - it's not. End of discussion. So in conclusion anyone who brings up that ridiculous fan-boy jerk off masterpiece is automatically striped of any credibility. <P> The Dark Knight suit looks good.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Superninja

    by Colonel Activity

    If you look closely by the elbow, you'll see the mesh. This is going to be flexible; in other words, we should see the most accurate depiction of Batman kicking ass like he does in the comics.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    re: Dokkalar

    by Andillformthehead

    Dead End didn't suck. It's cool in a look what I can do with $30k and look how Warner's fucked the franchise with millions. It's enjoyable and shows great potential. Would I like to see that for 160 mins? no.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I have to admit, Dead End has one good

    by superninja

    scene and that is when he is emerging from a crouch with his cape. The rest is just okay - good for a fan made effort but I think those guys worked for Stan Winston.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Col, I see what you are getting at. It will be

    by superninja

    fine if they don't light it up like Christmas like they did with the last film.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead

    by david19

    Wow, it's a black rubber suit. by JackPumpkinhead Jun 14th, 2007 08:34:49 PM I think I already saw one in 1989. And everything in that film was incomparably better than in Nolan's. ------------------------ Dude shut the fuck up. Seriously, SHUT...THE....FUCK...UP.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    The neck looks waaay better.

    by superninja

    <>

  • June 14, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Ohhhh

    by Colonel Activity

    Bloc Party on Leno. Oh, and a cloth costume would be fucking ridiculous. Would you rather have Batman wear something like Adam West or something that a billionaire who fights crime and runs a high risk of getting maimed and shot would wear? I could afford a cloth costume; if Bruce Wayne wore something I could afford to fight crime, then he would simply be too fucking stupid to even be Batman.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    BB suit

    by Colonel Activity

    too bulky. And The Joker's car looks funny; it's like he sees Batman has this motif and he's trying to keep up with him with his shitty 1930s hand-painted purple pickup. Awesome.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    BB was too bulky, especially the neck, but

    by superninja

    I like how it had less detail on the surface. And it actually made him look like a big guy.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    DEAD-END

    by Dokkalvar

    Dead-end only got one thing right which was atmosphere via high key lighting and it employed one of the cheapest special effects, rain. The Batman costume looked terrible though. Fine, nice visual work for $30,000 (although they could have saved money on those stupid predators that made me redden my forehead with an mighty slap) but why do people feel the need to use this as an example?

  • June 14, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Where are the nipples???

    by kidicarus

    He just isn't Batman without them...

  • June 15, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    A Dark Knight in Armor

    by Napoleon Park

    makes sense to someone not familiat with the character. <p> All this talk calling it "fabric suit", "spandex suit", "chainmail armor suit" - Just call it what it is: Batman costume. We want a Batman movie with a Batman wearing the Batman costume. Just find a comic book from anywhere between 1939 and 1964 or so, whenever the "new look" was instituted. Grey tights, dark blue-black boots, gloves, trunks, cape and cowl, black chest emblem. And for some inexplicable reason, bright yellow utility belt. Just buy a comic and take it to the studio design department and say "Oh look, here's what we've been doing wrong: THIS is what Batman's costume looks like. What were we thinking?" <p> Seriously, if Dc eeds to counter program against "Iron Man" with a knight in armor movi, just go ahead and make the Metal men movie. heck, make "Steel 2" for all I care, just put Batman in a Batman costume.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Dokkalvar

    by Andillformthehead

    I think to many people Dead End is the Batman they want to see despite the obvious flaws. Grey suit + Live action = holy grail. Anyway I've got BMTAS for may comic fix. I trust Nolan and thanks Warners for realizing the franchise needed not only a reboot, but a rest and a storyteller to helm the ship. <br> <br> And to all a good night.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Hey, you know who's really ugly?

    by Colonel Activity

    Bill O'Reilly. He should play the "monster" form of Clayface in the third film.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    interesting...

    by ewokstew

    but... reminds me a bit too much of certain types of new style hockey padding. Still, it could work. I trust these guys. Shutting up now.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    You know how I get my Grey Suit fix?

    by Colonel Activity

    "Batman" 1964-1966. Yup, he's wearing a grey suit and it (not the cape, gloves, trunks, cowl, or boots, THE SUIT) looks fucking stupid. Idiots.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    JLU Batman wears the grey suit well.

    by superninja

    <>

  • June 15, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    WDF? THAT'S...AWESOME!

    by m4st4

    He's so...Dark ; ) ->pure beauty, and the beast also... Nolan, I love you man! (Like a fan, you know) Cheers from Croatia!

  • June 15, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Good Watchmen News:

    by Forestal

    No Keanu in Watchmen: http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5861

  • June 15, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    someone might have said this

    by SlickyVonBoner

    but tis a tit bit robo-copish. Liked the suit from the last flick better.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    The JLU Batman

    by Colonel Activity

    is also a fucking cartoon.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Good shit!

    by viranth

    Now all I want is to see him make it, see why he does chooses the solution that he does.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Yes, but he is the hotness, is he not?

    by superninja

    <>

  • June 15, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Chicks love him, and men want to be him.

    by superninja

    <>

  • June 15, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Too second cousin of phartegod-y

    by david19

    ...

  • June 15, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    will look better on film

    by The Only Woj

    the BB suit looked awkward under this kind of lighting. it was very very black in the film. I don't expect this to look nearly as harsh. the abs on the BB suit were hardly noticeable in the film. this one looks busy now, but it's difficult to pass judgement until seeing it in action.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Is this the suit before the dramatic incident ...

    by chrisd

    that makes him change his suit, or after? My guess for the dramatic event is Joker spraying acid on Harvey Dent and Batman blocking, say, half of Harvey's face. The acid burns the suit resulting in a forced change. Suit looks OK. I'm hoping the exposed face area is a little squarer than in BB,it looks like it might be but it's hard to tell. Looks better than Joker. >;>}

  • June 15, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Might not be the only suit...

    by andrew coleman

    There might be more than one suit. Still the Guyver comments are funny but I dig this suit. I like the fact it kind of looks alien and if I was a robber or a super baddie and I saw a guy wearing that drop into the alley or warehouse I'm in, I'm freaking the fuck out. For two reasons; he looks like he can beat my ass and if I shoot him he probably won't go down. I can't believe I'm looking forward to this movie and it's a year away. FF2 and Transformers don't even closely match up to this film.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    It looks really good.

    by FuzzyWhisper

    Now I just wish they'd release more promo picks of Joker.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Superman returns was great

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    loved it. fantastic 4 falls to 23 percent. holy fucking shit.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Christopher Nolan

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    He said he wished he was making Iron Man.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:27 a.m. CST

    poeticwarriorII

    by Defrost

    I hated Superman Returns and love this Batsuit. What does that mean?

  • June 15, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    So

    by BrightEyes

    Fucking cool I love you batman

  • June 15, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Regarding John from Cincinatti...

    by RedJester

    Apparently when Milch had originally pitched the idea to HBO it was a completly different show than it is now. Anyways here the excerpt for you guys: "A couple of years ago HBO executives approached David Milch (the show's executive producer, head writer and creative visionary) with the idea of changing key elements in a series he'd pitched to them some time earlier. Milch's original idea involved a New York City junkie and street scammer whose life takes an upswing when he befriends a gentle stranger with mysterious powers. The network asked Milch to shift the story from NYC to a California surf town, and to make it about a family of legendary surfers." There it is. HBO forced Milch to morph his gritty NYC drug addict show into a anything but gritty Cali Surfing show. Fucking HBO!

  • June 15, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Tim Burton

    by WONKABAR

    He said he wants to re-imagine Condorman.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Leslie H. Martinson

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    He says he pissed that no one remembers he directed the 1966 Batman film!

  • June 15, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by My Ass Smells

    Why does Batman have a different batsuit in every single goddamn Batman movie? What the fuck is wrong with you hollywood directors?

  • June 15, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    He's not really a knight you know...

    by Darksider

    Jesus. I thought he was bulky before. Imagine trying to climb a building or chase down some asshole wearing that outfit. Why not just go for some fucking platemail? Bats would pass out in about an hour. I wonder if seeing him turn his head will look right after not doing it for 5 movies.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    I like it...

    by VinnyMac666

    I'm really into this idea that the suit will continue to evolve. It really makes sense seeing as this is the beginning of Batman's career as a superhero. And shit... he can look around!!!

  • June 15, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    At fucking LAST - he can turn his head!!!

    by Steve Rogers

    Been waiting nearly 20 years for Batman to be able to do that!! Fucking awesome!! Still wish it was a bit more "fabric-y" but this is a big improvement over the Begins suit, with it's silly rounded mouth space in the cowl and fucking RIDICULOUS massive neck. Kudos, guys.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    redesigns

    by BRIT

    do you think any designers worth their salt would go anywhere near these projects if they did not get the opportunity to put their own stamp on it. What would be the point - "I'd like you to work with someone elses old concept, keep your ideas to yourself and have no passion for the project, thanks....." Idiots.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Suit is just right for The Bats evolution into myth.

    by wowsah156

    All the clowns asking for a fabric suit need to phuck off right now.They dont get The Bat.The suit possibly looks dark grey, which is in check with the eventual change and development of the costume.The suit makes sense when we see that The Joker blows up his Tumbler and attempts to fuck him up bad. The suit is an act of neccesity through the crap going on around him. Also if he has to go without the car he going to feel vulnerable in the open being shot at.So it makes sense to have the best battle armour that Wayne Industries can buy. 10/10. Anyone who bitches about this cant call themself a true Batman fan. Get it in your head Nolan take is the closet we have had to the genuine comic continuity. If you dont like it go and watch some Fantastic Four and leave the Batman to the grown ups.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Crap.

    by stones_throw

    Batman Begins was okay but the stuff I've seen from The Dark Knight so far ain't encouraging. My complaint about Begins was that it was a good movie but it never really felt like the comic book Batman. Nolan's taking the material into a silly degree of realism with the Joker looking more like a pervert with scars and overly chunky Batsuits. Whatta we gotta do to see an Alex Ross style grey and leather suit, actually designed by Bruce Wayne? Give him back some mystique.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    THIS IS WHAT THE DARK KNIGHT'S SUIT SHOULD LOOK LIKE!!!

    by rohitiyer

    http://tinyurl.com/3abdnm 'Nuff said.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Wow! First AICN news that I like in a month!

    by SantiagoAtez

    I like the suit! This almost makes up for the fact that AICN is now a fanboy horror/comicbook website! Wait...this is a comicbook. Yes! I'm a hypocrite....but I do still hate horror movies....and every comicbook movie except for Batman Begins.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    "leave the Batman to the grown ups"

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Zing!<p>Do you like Hulk by any chance?

  • June 15, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Mixed emotions.

    by leavittj1982

    Part of me wishes that they had gone with a more organic theme to enhance the mythic nature of the Batman among the tales told by his eyewitnesses. Even so, this new suit almost sort of works for me. For some reason, it reminds me of the Punisher, complete with weapons strapped all over him. The cowl being detatched from the neck is not new. It was in BB, but I will agree that it looks more natural this time around. The color scheme seems appropriate for the character, with its clash of grays and blacks, but overrall it reminds me of Robocop. Someday, I hope that they remove the jaw opening and the eye holes, and give us a true dark knight.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Now, with regard to cape fear...

    by leavittj1982

    In BB, it was firmly established that the cape can instantly take any shape its manufacturer wants it to. Therefore, I would suspect that its secret is that it can instantly become a bullet-resistent pair of bat-like wings that spout out of nowhere and unfurl in front of Batman in the face of an oncoming storm of bullets.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    As it was brought up above....

    by Steve Rogers

    Yeah, Superman Returns was a major league turd. Boring, depressing, shit costume, bad casting, James Fucking Marsden being the real hero, Supes an absentee father, etc etc. Plane sequence aside that movie sucked massive amounts of cock.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    by CuervoJones

    I hate that armor crap.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    That's not BATMAN that's ROBOCOP...

    by Spacesheik

    What a pity.

  • June 15, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    I'm going to be completely honest.

    by DDeRosia82

    Years ago, when I was a teenager, I longed for a life of adventure and heroism. Long, long, long story short, I began to build my own super-suit. No joke. Seriously. You'd be surprised what you can order off the Web: bullet-proof vests, smoke pellets, black, full-length male leotards; handcuffs, mace, tazers, night-vision goggles, wall-scaling equipment, and NFL armor. Although I never actually was able to use it in real-world crime-fighting because the city that I lived in had no high skyscrapers or dark alleys, I ended up shelling out several hundred dollars. And what I had started to piece together looked a lot like the stuff we're now seeing in these new Bat films. So don't knock the armor: I was a real-life, would-be crime-fighter once, and there was no way that I would have done anything without having been as armored as possible.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    DDeRosia82, thanks for sharing.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Wow.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    What?! No Bat-nipples??! I am deeply disapointed!

    by Yeti

    Seriously the suit looks cool. Looking forward to the film next summer.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Teh suit

    by jeffrex007

    kinda looks like the more robotic-looking one from "Batman Returns."

  • June 15, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    DDeRosia82 - no fuck?

    by just pillow talk

    I, uh, second Bronx Cheer. I'm sort of speechless. Should you go beat up DevilCat now? <p>Regarding the pic of the suit, it looks like the batsuit. Nothing outrageously different, and does not change my anticipation (still very high) of this movie one bit.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Said it before and I'll say it again -

    by Laserbrain

    Ninjas don't need body armour and THAT is why they are so badass. Batman is a pussy for wearing this suit. It's kind of overdesigned IMHO. The movie may be okay but both movies' suits suck.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    It was a piece of cake, really.

    by DDeRosia82

    It just took a whole lot of money and a lot of boredom. Anybody could do it if they wanted to. That's not to say there weren't a few really big snags that I ran into. For one, while you order bullet proof material for your torso, I never found any for the limbs or head. Actually, for the head, I ended up going with a paint ball mask strapped over a thin bicycle helmet. Then there were the football player's shoulder pads. They were to go on top of the bulletproof vest. The best that I could find for my limbs were xtreme sports armor. Making a utility belt proved to be a lot simpler than you would have thought. I basically just bought a bunch of variously sized camera pouches at Walmart and slid them onto a belt. The most frustrating thing I realized was how hard it is to find a decent pair of gloves that both protect you but still allow you to be able to tie a little knot in a rope. You might be wondering about guns. I did, too, but ultimately decided against them, just like Batman. I just wanted to have an adventure, not kill anybody. If anything, I wanted to save and rescue.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    DDeRosia82 - I salute you, sir!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Back when I was a kid, many was the night I imagined myself getting kitted out in some kind of urban ninja outfit and fighting crime and whatnot, but I never took it as far as you did. I have nothing but respect for you.<p>What happened to the suit? Do you still have it?

  • June 15, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Pawned it, actually.

    by DDeRosia82

    Except for the forearms and the paint ball mask, which I ended up selling at a yard sale.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    perhaps...but it's one thing to say...

    by just pillow talk

    "I want to be Batman. That would be cool." It's another thing to actually go out and build your own suit with the full intention of actually going out and using it. <p>I still don't see the correlation to wearing a Batsuit and being a pussy. I call it being smart to protect yourself so that you can keep yourself alive and take down more badguys. Plus, ninjas always die in movies. They're always pussies. They are like the red shirts in Star Trek. They can't even beat up mutated turtles.

  • June 15, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    I see, DDeRosia82

    by moondoggy2u

    I hope you didnt forget the sniper rifle, a bag of cheese doodles, a six pack of bear, and a high office tower.

  • June 15, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST

    BATMAN IN SPACE

    by Darkcityuk

    yeah its good but is he supposed to be a stormtrooper?

  • June 15, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Saw this suit-design a few months ago

    by kafka07

    on an artist's website. It was announced on BOF that a certain comic artist was involved for the artwork in Dark Knight. I went to the artist's website, looked in his gallery, and there was an image of Batman with a suit exactly like this one, with fabric underneath, etc. But damn I can't remember the artist's name though. Someone involved in 'The Batman Strikes!', if I remember right.

  • June 15, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    See, if it was me

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    My Batman-style vigilante suit would have been made out of toilet roll tubes, an old towel, many safety pins, and the cool as hell space helmet I had for Christmas when I was nine.<p>Criminals would have trembled before me... with hilarity!

  • June 15, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    as long as your vigilante suit didn't

    by just pillow talk

    make you a puffy cheek masked vigilante, I think you'd be okay...

  • June 15, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Fans will nit pick at anything

    by emeraldboy

    but as I look through the talkback I can read the sardonic wit. people complaining about the lack bat of nipples. funny.

  • June 15, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    BATMAN IS MY JESUS

    by garofellatio

    I'm GLAD they went with a more angular jawline, the Begins mask looked too much like Mego's Magnetic Batman head but in black. BTW, I used to joke online about Hasbro making a "neon camo Batman" and then they actually DID-- for the Batman Beyond line if I recall correctly. I don't mind all those surface details on the suit. As long as the outline looks "Batman" to me. I just with the bodysuit was grey-ish so the chest emblem stood out more. Oh well, we're getting closer and closer to Batman onscreen the way I want to see him.

  • June 15, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    JESUS IS MY BATMAN

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I read about him in comics, then I go to films like Last Temptation and The Passion and complain that they didn't get the colour of his sandals right.<p>Those Hollywood assholes! Will they ever make a Jesus film that captures the true spirit of the comic book!

  • June 15, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    That reminds me...

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    "Jesus was a black man,<p>no Jesus was Batman,<p>no no no... that was Bruce Wayne!"<p>Black Grape? Anybody? Black Grape?

  • June 15, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    better than the last piece of shit costume

    by WolfmanNards

    but its still not that eye catching

  • June 15, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Looks like the Iron Man movie

    by Rupee88

    Batman doesn't wear battle armor...just stupid. Why don't they just give him a red and gold outfit while they are at it?

  • June 15, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    superman returns was great and so is this suit

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    anyone planning to bring napkins for when batman turns his head?

  • June 15, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    I WANT BLUE AND GRAY!!!!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    Damnit!

  • June 15, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    the mask covers more of his face...

    by Reynard Muldrake

    ...that's the first thing i noticed...when he talks: chipmunk cheeks! seriously though - i bet this movie rules...now get the joker pic (for real) out! not that secret site hidden crap. though that was cool. seriously though.

  • June 15, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Always wondered about that cowl...

    by C00L DUD3

    and why in Batman Returns Keaton rips it off and the bat suit turns into some kind of rubber mock-turtleneck???

  • June 15, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Bale is ALREADY jacked ...

    by cowboyone

    Take advantage of the guys physique, he doesn't need the addl. musculature. It's redundant and makes the character too bulky looking. And fuck all the techy looking nerd shit.

  • June 15, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    DDeRosia82, that's the dorkiest thing I've ever heard.

    by rev_skarekroe

    At the same time, I'm also incredibly jealous. Weird.

  • June 15, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I'll say it again...

    by Colonel Activity

    if a billionaire ended up wearing the same shit an average guy like me could afford (a cloth suit with a bullet proof vest underneath) instead of the military-type armor he can actually afford (this suit), he'd be fucking retarded.

  • June 15, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    As long as ice skates don't pop out of the feet

    by isispop

    I like it. It's a little drastci & is startin to get away from the original, but at least it still looks functional. One of the things that bugged me so much about the old one was that he couldn't turn his head. Remember the scene in Burton's where Vickie Vale's shoe falls in front of him on the steps & he looks up? I hate that. This at least still looks like it would be functional enough for a real wold Batman to get th ejob done. I have faith in cast & crew too, and I'm hopin those lights @ his feeet will be the only neon in the whole movie.

  • June 15, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    C00L DUD3 YES!

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    how fuckin stupid was that! and the fact that his eye makeup shit dissappers right when he takes it off to! that movie sucks dick!

  • June 15, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    That's awfully busy

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I mean, really busy. Too many lines. He might as well have the nipples, since the design is such a friggin latticework you woulnd't even notice. The headpiece thing works, though. Does the ass have a thong?

  • June 15, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    The suit looks good to me.

    by PwnedByStallone

    You guys bitching about it are just plain sad.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    "Batmans"?

    by Stalin vs Predator

    BATMANS?!?!?

  • June 15, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    He looks like a Transformer with a cape.

    by Snookeroo

    Just sayin'.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    No, he needs a black unitard

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Like the one Ace Hunter wore in Megaforce. You know, there's never been a superhero like ACE HUNTER! <p> http://www.surfindead.com/megaforce.html

  • June 15, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    The Keaton '89 suit is still the best one

    by Crimson Dynamo

    This one looks over-textured, like the Schumaker suits from Batman and Robin. I'd like to see something simpler and sleeker like the Alex Ross suits http://www.louanders.com/uploaded_images/Batman-706327.JPG

  • June 15, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Terrible.

    by riskebiz

    Nothing was wrong with the last one (other than it was another DAMN RUBBER SUIT). This one is much worse looking like a mix of Batman Returns rubber suit and some sort of X-Games meets Tron costume. What is wrong with the idea of Wayne-Tech coming up with bullet-proof cloth that isn't a freakin' version of a rubber suit? I'm sorry, outside of the ears, it doesn't look like Batman. Why are they trying to make it look less like Batman? Oh, I know, a stupid costume designer would rather do his own thing than think about what an ideal Batman costume would look like. This version is several steps backward. Rest assured, they'll ignore any negative feedback because we're just "fans". I hate this costume designer. I'm sick of people like him who just do what they want and don't give a rats ass about anything other than their opportunity to put their individuality on something classic.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Cloth Armor...

    by Abin Sur

    DevilCat's got a good point...I understand why they bulked the suit up so much during the Burton/Schumacher era, because they never cast leads that had what you would expect to be a "Bat"-physique, but Bale is a lot more on par with how I'd expect Bats to look physically in real life - he's bulked up enough to easily pull of a cloth version. This suit - eh, I don't hate it, but I'd love to see a Frank Miller version one day.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    military fabric

    by kafka07

    Like it or not I guess it fits into the world Nolan has created. At least they're consistent. As for the fabric, the military has invented a snug fitting fabric that is bullet proof. They could have just used that, and maybe just a little bit of armor (if any). Although, all that extra armor would also help him in falls, crashes, burns, etc.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    WOW

    by liljuniorbrown

    This is one fucking great talkback. Nitpicking haters, real life crime fighters with camera pouch utility belts and several nipple refferences.All in a days work. Joking aside I really want to see this movie.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Credibly Miller, but. . .

    by Mutant Leader

    Credibly Miller, but still not huge and bulky and still doesn't resemble Brian Dennehy. That's all I have to say.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Upgrade.

    by xHarleyQuinn

    The new suit looks great and the fact that he can finally turn his head is even better. The cowl definitely looks sleeker. Can't wait for this movie!

  • June 15, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    For all those concerned about the absence of nipples

    by GaiustheBrave

    I've been told by an insider that the chest plating comes off to reveal nipples and rubber-simulated haird (so, we know he's a man's man.) Also, the cup comes off to reveal a rubber dildo connected to his penis to allow him to urinate while fighting crime.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I really wanted a cloth-based costume

    by Nerdboy1423

    Seriously, Warner Bros and concept Artists everywhere need to stop this kind of shite. I can see the need for all of the armor plating, I really can. But that's all under the actual cloth suit in the comics and the cartoon. The filmed Batman's from the '90's to today have always been way too much fetishware, and not traditional enough. I like the idea that he can move his head around now. That's cool. Save this costume for "The Dark Night Returns" Frank Miller Film. And even then, only save it for the last fight with Superman. I always imagined the perfect Batman costume to be a mix of this material, with the body armour look, and a bit of the material they used with Spider-Man or Superman.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    If you want cloth

    by Jak0lantern01

    go watch ther Adman West/Burt Ward TV show. I'm sure Bale will love to wear a girdle in a couple of years to look good in gray spandex. Geh. Bring on the body armor!

  • June 15, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    * Great functional design! He can MOVE! Now PROVE it!

    by JDanielP

    I like it. It's a huge improvement over the BATMAN BEGINS suit. Sure, it may not be a grand slam...but it's still over the fence for a home run. I have to say that I REALLY LOVE the functionality. There's enough visual information there (besides the added text) that tells you that, YES, he really CAN fight in that...and he can kick your a$$ 'cause he's a tough S.O.B. Now, given that, I'm going to be really disappointed if Bale doesn't get an opportunity to showcase what he can do within some creative choreography (with just as creative cinematography). I'm curious how this design looks from the front, with the line of the silhouette from head to shoulders (as that's the tricky part). I figure that the neck piece just needs to be thicker (as it may already be) to better blend with the head...but as an artist, it's something that I'd have to figure out while going through the paces of design, in a more "hands on" position. But my congrats to the costume design team. It could be far worse (as has been proven), while it appears to be the most functional Bat-suit design yet. I hope that in future Batman films, they can build on the knowledge of all the Bat-suit costume interpretations...because no matter which direction you take the costume in terms of the design itself, it's good to know what does and doesn't work, both artistically and in functionality. With my own personal knowledge, I am curious what artistic touches could be added to this design...in the form of "subtle" (hardly shows) tattoo-like shapes on the protective pieces (even on the head-piece, like lines/shapes running from the back of the head to the forehead). That's a design element that would be lots of fun to play around with. --With this Bat-suit and with Bruce Wayne being in prime physical condition, I hope to see Batman in action like never before.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    HR Gieger called he wants his design back

    by picardsucks

    Yet another HR Gieger inspiration/ripoff that he will get no credit for

  • June 15, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Fuck that suit, they should have gotten Vera Wang...

    by rbatty024

    to design the new Batsuit.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    the new suit make sense to the character and ...

    by ludmir88

    to the story so i don't bother at all with the new design. I want one for christmas please. oh and no nipples thats good.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    oh yes .. and looks a bit like a...

    by ludmir88

    saint seiya design... just saying

  • June 15, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    YES!!! NO MORE BAT-TURN!!!

    by yesiamaplant

    But the one disadvantage of Nolan's films is that he feels he needs to show us everything. He's shining a spotlight on Bruce Wayne's past, so he seems to feel the need to visually shine a spotlight on The Batman. I can count on one hand the number of times Burton showed Bats in full gear not cloaked in shadow. The first Nolan film alone requires the removal of both shoes. I don't want to see all the gadgetry and muscle-sculpting. We all know its there, we don't need to see it. That silhouette is the dog's bollocks.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    holy motocross

    by fried samurai

    Dont know if anybody here rides bikes but they sell gear that looks just like that(minus the cape&belt)And they say the headpiece is based on a moto helmut.Just give Bats a motorcycle.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, it said "upgraded"

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I initially thought it was 'upgay-ded'

  • June 15, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Now he can turn his head

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and look down and be appalled at the over-texturing of his costume. "Lucius! What the f@ck!"

  • June 15, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    And maybe the new helmet

    by Abominable Snowcone

    will allow him to do the Bat Dance like Adam West, with the fingers across the eyes.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    O.K. THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID!

    by Automaton Overlord

    O.K. THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID! Haven't we all heard that half way through this movie Batman changes his suit? here is a theory no one has addressed so far; COULDN'T THIS BE THE SUIT HE STARTS THE MOVIE WITH? Here are some examples of what I'm thinking. 1. This movie doesn't come out for a whole year. I do not think, if changing the suit is a major plot point, we would be seeing the "final product version" so soon. also, It may appear so in a publicity photo, but this is not all that different than the one that is in Batman Begins. at least when compared to what we actualy see on screen. 2. Christian Bale can obviously make his body look like whatever he wants viz; The Machinist, American Psycho, Batman Begins. In an interview on NPR Terry Gross commended Bale on his body looking bulky and muscular in a practical way, as opposed to in a vanity driven ultra-toned way. Bale said that he was glad it came through that way and that it was his intention. Keep in mind that the theme of Batman Begins was Begining, and the theme of this one is escalation. I assume Bale's body will reflect this, and therefore be even more suited to a "clothy-er" costume. 3. The Batsuit featured above (while realisticly more practical) looks more armorish. This is exactly what would be nessesary to highlight the change to a clothy suit, if my theory proves true. 4. A lot of talk-backers have mentioned that armor is exactly what you would want to wear fighting criminals on the streets of Gotham, but check it out. Many of the villians in Batman represent aspects of Bruce Wayne's personality; Two-Face:his multiple personae--Penguin:his aristocratic background--Riddler:him as a detective(By the way, Nolan has already expressed an interest in this dynamic of the story with his Scarecrow/scary side of Batman stuff)and finaly, Joker:his insanity. seriously. Escalation being the new movie's theme, it seems more than appropriate that Batman would make the irrational choice, in the intrest of appearance, to adopt a more cloth-like suit. 5. This one is not really a factual point but, I believe in Nolan. I think every choice he made in "begins" is meant to be the "realistic" choice, which Batman slowly moves away from as he eventually changes from practical vigilante,full of revenge, into a sybol of justice.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Pretty Jazzy.

    by LucienPierce

    I think it works. I like the mix of functionality and comic book design. It's perhaps a little too busy but I'd rather have that and a neck that can move than vice versa. Also I understand that this suit only comes in halfway through the film and will probably be motivated by Batman getting his ass handed to him. The lighting will probably mask some of the suit as well. Can't wait for this movie!

  • June 15, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    A cloth based batsuit?

    by PwnedByStallone

    Are you guys on crack? You want him showing up in an Adam West leotard? Give me a fucking break. The whole point of this news series is to add REALISM to the fucking franchise. Cloth based armor? Tha tis the dumbest thing I've ever heard. EVER.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    oops forgot one..

    by Automaton Overlord

    6. Batman can finaly watch a tennis match without "rocking" his abs!

  • June 15, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    7 of 9 called, she wants her suit back

    by Vinz Glortho

    Here comes BatBorg to save the day

  • June 15, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Bruce Wayne's down-syndrome

    by Colonel Activity

    if a billionaire ended up wearing the same shit an average guy like me could afford (a cloth suit with a bullet proof vest underneath) instead of the military-type armor he can actually afford (this suit), he'd be fucking retarded.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Nolan, you dumbass!...

    by Kid Z

    ... Even MORE rubber? Enough already... what is it with the rubber, already? Does the CEO of Warner's have some kind of twisted fetish?

  • June 15, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    DevilCat

    by Johnno

    Maybe it's because Superman and spider man have super powers that give them super strength and invulnerability... Bullets bounce of superman's chest because his skin is pretty much armor, and apprently so is his costume when he wears it. Spidey isn't as strong but he's got spidey sense and his gymnastics don't allow for armor... though I believe he has worn armor in some escapades of his... Batman is just a human being, albeit the so called perfection of it in terms of body. So I suppose the mission dictates what he wears... and quite honestly, even if you're the strongest normal man in the world, you'd wear something to protect yourself from bullets, swords etc. not to forget he is a trained samurai/ninja and so lightweight armor for protection and hand to hand combat ability can be balanced efficiently. Batman can't dodge bullets in my opinion, he's got nothing on spiderman... that said, it'd be awesome if someone could make a movie on that batman/spidey crossover that featured the Joker and Carnage.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I write-in vote...

    by C00L DUD3

    Automaton Overlord for Mayor of Gotham City... I thought I liked Batman, but DAY-UM!!?!

  • June 15, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Anyone else notice that batman can't punch?

    by vanfan

    Christian or whoever is in that suit's father never taught him to properly clinch his fists. Punching like that will break his thumbs at the least and at worst shatter his first metacarpal.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see it look closer to this

    by HenryJonesJr

    Just some minor modification and you get this: http://tinyurl.com/2m7bcs Yes? No?

  • June 15, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Henry, how much time did you spend

    by vanfan

    airbrushing on batmans package?

  • June 15, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    So...

    by metaluna

    ...what? It's a suit. Will that make the story shine? I don't think so. Looks like every other Batsuit since Burton helmed. In fact, I prefer the Burton suit, it was less fussy and more classy looking. Whatever. Who cares. Will it make the story shine? I don't think so. Someone slap me, I'm going round in circles here!

  • June 15, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I don't like the cowl...

    by lynxpro

    At least from that shot and the lighting, I don't like the cowl. Reminds me of that "Batman 100" or whatever that series was called with the old Batman in the future (no, not *Batman Beyond*). The chest armor also looks too robotic, kinda like from *Batman Returns* as another talkbacker said earlier. Yes, the spider-goat-better-than-kevlar threads would work, but even though that has been out in the public news since 2002, it is probably still unbelievable for a lot of the general public to accept. It would be cool to have fabric like that used in combination with a little bit of obvious body armor. I'd say this is a little too much armor. I would like to see a better view of the cape combined with the cowl, and there better be some bad-azz gauntlets on the arms. Perhaps that will better make up for the lameness in casting Heath Ledger over Christopher Eccleston for the role of The Joker...maybe.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    weak

    by TheyCallMeBruce

    lame

  • June 15, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmmmmmm....

    by Pawprint

    Not sure actually... If I was an irrational Michael Bay's Transformers 'hater', I might use the phrase 'too busy'.. at the moment, I feel that perhaps the suit is looking a bit too much like the 'Crysis' nano-suit, but not in a good way. Also a bit apprehensive about the 'Bat-helmet'. From what I remember of Batman Begins, Bale had pretty much a full range of head/neck movement in that. I'll reserve judgement 'til I see the suit in action.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Vanfan

    by HenryJonesJr

    Enough to make you jealous

  • June 15, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Lil too hi-tech...

    by RobertoInfiniteTHEMoonLander

    Batman should be a freakish nightmare come to life to prey on the superstition of criminals...And is he in a strip club???

  • June 15, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    More Joker Please

    by Surround Sound

    Borrrring...this batsuit reminds me of Batman and Robin. Unnecessarily complex. Looks like a Starship troopers combat suit. Bring me more Joker pics. Anything. Please.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Anchorite...

    by Pawprint

    I'll address this one without being as abusive, if I may. If, in all reality, a man dressed like that dropped into a gang of rough fellows in an alley, he's either gonna be hard enough to take them all out; so no-one would be laughing for long. Either that, or he's a mentalist and deserves the kicking he would undoubtedly get. If it was ME on my own and THAT dropped in on me with a view to slapping me about, I'd be shitting myself - NOT laughing. Despite my misgivings, he DOES look like he means business; of an ARSE-KICKING kind.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Test...

    by Pawprint

    Para <p> graph <p> test.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    In Begins

    by Colonel Activity

    the crooks never really get a good look at Bats. So this guy is sneaking around end beating the shit out of their friends...then he drops into the middle of them and thrashes them. That would be pretty scary.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Exactly Colonel...

    by Pawprint

    He makes sure they fear him before they've even SEEN him... and fear casues the mind to work in strange ways.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Anchorite...

    by Pawprint

    I think the fear and terror of THIS Batman mainly comes from the criminals themselves; the rumours about Batman that circulate, the fear of being caught by him, the fear of what he can do. Also the way he operates generates the fear - as previously discussed.<p? Also, think back to 'Begins' - criminals don't really get too good a look at him as he operates in the shadows, and by the time they DO get a glimpse, it's generally already over for them.<p> That said, your point about a 5 year old's action figure is difficult to dispute at this stage.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    DDerosia, post some photos.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    I'm not yanking any chains, I'm genuinely curious about seeing that... hmm, I guess "prototype suit" was what it was?

  • June 15, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Rubber Nipple Salesmen

    by Dr Gregory House

    Somebody call Ren & Stimpy.....double STAT!

  • June 15, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    If we're talking REAL...

    by Pawprint

    How WOULD the criminals know he's not going to kill them? He doesn't exactly advertise a 'No Killing' policy on Gotham news..<p> As mentioned before, the fear him because ultimately they fear having the shit kicked out of them and/or ending up in Jail. The rest of the fear is generated by rumours and the fact that if you see him, it's already too late...

  • June 15, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by Jak0lantern01

    that upon initial glance, it does come off as a much sleeker outfit. Sure, you can stare at it and over-analyze (gee, that's something new in a TB), but it's not TERRIBLE like some people are proclaiming. Yes, it's is a bit reminiscent of the Batman Returns suit, but maybe there's a reason why they keep reverting back to that design (functionality and the actors' movements, perhaps?). Besides, as long as the movie and characters are treated seriously and with respect, keep one thing in mind: IT'S BASED ON A COMIC BOOK. 'Nuff said.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    *THEY* fear him...

    by Pawprint

    ....idiot...

  • June 15, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Teh Suck

    by vanfan

    You failed to factor in the facts that, in this photo, the way his fists are clinched, he would receive multiple fractures to both hands, leaving him crippled for life if he used his full force for the blow. Also, I'm not fat. Matter of fact, I carry a stunning resemblance to Cristian Bale(In the Machinist).

  • June 15, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    anchorite seems to think he should be getting

    by Jak0lantern01

    that horror movie vibe and be afraid of Batman. It's the criminals, you fool, not the audience, that should fear him. He IS the hero, you know......

  • June 15, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Teh Suk

    by PwnedByStallone

    So Detroit sucks because it's poor and black? And they fight with "black wannabes." Dude. hate to tell you this but you're a racist. Ban this fucker AICN.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    You are part of the Joker Alliance and a Traitor!!!!

    by picardsucks

    Take them away!!!!!

  • June 15, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Vanfan...

    by Pawprint

    I'm not quite sure what you're getting at... it's a still photo of Batman on his own - at what point does he look like he's actually going to punch ANYONE?<p> I can't believe I'm actually getting into this, but do you not think he'd maybe change how he was holding his fists to actually hit someone. Plus, those gauntlets look like they have some SERIOUS knuckle protection...

  • June 15, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Stop with the racist accusations

    by Jak0lantern01

    Really, it's getting outta hand with the over-sensitivities around here. Start acting like real men and suck it up. Oh, and while you're at it, get over yourself and be a good person.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Don't frighten us with your sorcerers ways Lord Batman

    by picardsucks

    I find your lack of faith disturbing Killer Croc

  • June 15, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    NO NIPPLES ON BATMAN=THE END OF TEH INTARWEBS

    by polyh3dron

    NEVAR FORGET

  • June 15, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Pawprint....

    by vanfan

    How you are used to clinching your fists is force of habit. Why would he hold his hands like that? He was trying to look violent. Knuckle protection is irrelavent. If the gloves are flexible enough to open and close, fractures would be imminent. Try holding your fists like that. Does it seem like a good idea to punch something? Try it if you like, but don't sue me.

  • June 15, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Unless he likes to protect his thumbs from debris flyin

    by vanfan

    g

  • June 15, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Vanfan...

    by Pawprint

    Sorry, but who really gives a shit?! He's posing for a photo. Will this ruin your enjoyment of the film?

  • June 15, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    All I'm sayin...

    by fractureJonze

    ...is that they kept hinting at a more fabric based look, and when they finally show it, it's just another rubber suit! BIG letdown in that respect, but I like the neck in this one way better. I just hop they don't have clasps holding up the cape like they did in the last one. Really didn't like those...

  • June 15, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I hate to say it,

    by Turd Furgusen

    but really don't like it that much. I know it supposed to be an evolution in the suit, but something about it bugs me.<p> I do like the fact the he can finally move his head and neck. That always bugged me in the other films.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    best suit ever

    by Evil Hobbit

    best film ever

  • June 15, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I can't believe someone is

    by Spiders and Zombies

    I can't believe someone is complaining that a movie that features a guy dressed as a bat is going to get hand fractures while fighting a clown. I know these movies are supposed to be a more realistic telling of the Batman stories, but honestly, none of this shit will happen. Ever. Sorry.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    1989 Redux

    by ChicagoRonin

    Man, I feel like it's when those first publicity stills of Michael Keaton appeared in Newsweek in 1989 for Burton's Batman. Everyone - friends at school, guys at the comic book store - was ranting and raving about how cheesy and awful the rubber chest and stiff neckpiece looked. And you know what, when the film came out and we saw how everything looked when properly lit and filmed, it wasn't half bad. Not perfect, but not too bad. Despite all the added lines and stuff visible in the Entertainment Weekly pic, I'm betting the suit is going to look just fine onscreen. When I think about it, you barely got a look at all the suit detail in Batman Begins once the action got going, so I don't think these modifications will matter much.

  • June 15, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers and design

    by Lobanhaki

    It never fails. Harry and friends post a trailer link to an effects film, no matter how sophisticated or photoreal, and somebody has to talk about bad CGI. Then they show the new designs for some film adaptation, and people are not only dumping on creative design work, they're making dire predictions for the whole film. Here's a massive clue for those in need of it: there is no such thing as a perfect film, a perfect design, a perfect special effect. At least, folks, we should compare things in context. For example, will somebody please consider that the Transformers in the cartoon benefit from the fact that the whole thing is animated, with nothing real to compare things to? Can't we look at things in a more sophisticated way, rather than insist dogmatically that material be translated with complete adherence from other media and artforms?

  • June 15, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    NO NO NO this is all wrong!

    by jonboy83

    first off, i want nipples and not just little perky ones, i want some frickin pepperoni sized bad boys. second, the cape should grant him the ability to fly and no gliding from place to place doesnt count. he has to be able to fly upwards. the problem with batman and robin was that there wasnt enough upwards flying. and lastly, the suit should look exactly like spidermans.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I dunno.....

    by ManosTHOF

    Simpler is better. Too many details here. Another thing that I never see in the live action films much is Batman shrouding himself in his cape. A very gargoyle-like pose, especially in Mask of the Phantasm, works. I don't know if I like this idea of him having shrukens in his gauntlets, either. Less toys. Why not write action scenes where he uses his wits?

  • June 16, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Lobanhaki obviously you have never seen Superfriends.

    by superninja

    Look, man, there is iconic, and then there is busy. This is busy.

  • June 16, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Has Batman been borrowing Doom's Details

    by superninja

    stash for fashion tips?

  • June 16, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Um, the audience already knows Batman is a hero.

    by superninja

    If they want to give it more of a fantasy edge and portray him as an urban legend by showing it from the criminal's perspectived (which they did briefly in BB), I say go for it - it adds an air of atmosphere, something severly lacking in the last film.

  • June 16, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    This is the shizbot

    by Colonel Activity

    The Colonel has spoken...all must obey, for I am amazingly good-looking. Shazbot!

  • June 16, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    It never ceases to amaze me

    by vintagecrow

    Just how many nay sayers about this movie there are. It also surprises me how many are trashing the suit off of one pic. Personally I like it and agree that it really isn't that much of a change from the original. I love the cowl and think it will work simply because it will be Bale inside the suit. Some scream for the classic blue and grey, guess what, the classic blue and grey is crap, that is why you see it rarely in the titles most artist depict it as being more black and grey which makes more sense since there are no blue bats maybe? It also never ceases to amaze me how many come to these boards thinking that they are elite board trolls but really offer nothing to the discussion or society as a whole for that matter. Carry on, I am looking forward to this one...I got faith in Nolan.

  • June 16, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Yaagh! I just accidentally read Entertainment Weekly

    by Sepulchrave

    MY EYES! The unbelievable horror of staring into the bottomless pit of suburban banality that is their target market.

  • June 16, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Oh and your fisr thought is always 'Tron'

    by Sepulchrave

    ...wake up in the morning; 'TRON', yeah; there it is.

  • June 16, 2007, 5:19 a.m. CST

    you guys still have a few more years to make fun of...

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    nipples on the batsuit. nipples werent added til the third of the first 4 batman movies. this is the second so... there ya go.

  • June 16, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    He's supposed to be a bat?

    by DDeRosia82

    Y'know, I've heard that over and over again, but not once have I ever looked at a picture of Batman and thought, "What a neat-o bat!" I think that most people would agree that Batman more or less looks like a demonic knight of some sort unless he's gliding and seen from far away. By the way, are any of you familiar with the legend of Spring-heel Jack? He is, or was, one of the only gimick-driven villains in real history. In fact, just like Batman, he became a larger-than-life sensation, and rumors began to circulate around whether or not he was even human. As far as I'm aware, the last time that he or something like him was sighted was several years ago in New Delhi, India, during the "Monkey Man" craze, in which dozens and dozens of victims accused a phantasmic, robotic monkey with huge talons of attacking them in the night.

  • June 16, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Outstanding!

    by TurdFerguson67

    This may very well be the only costume change, since the Tim Burton flicks, that's worth a damn. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Batman Begins costume. But since it was supposed to be formed from various sources, it stands to reason that improvements would be made. I hope this is the "mid-flick change" costume, stemming from Bale having to tear away parts of his original uniform that's being eaten away by some "Joker Acid". Yeah, I know that's totally stolen from Predator...but it would be a nod towards "The Killing Joke." Can't wait for this one to come out, especially since it's sans-Robin. Granted, I wouldn't mind seeing a scene at the very end of TDK that hints something about the circus coming to town.

  • June 16, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Dammit!

    by TurdFerguson67

    Sorry, I was typing too quickly...too much coffee. I was actually referring to Aliens vs Predator.

  • June 16, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Elseworlds Batman

    by MrJJonz

    This is all it is. Nothing to do with the normal comic book Batman . . just another elseworlds Batman. <p>Would be damn nice to see the fabric suit on screen. And yes I am sick if the argument of "he has no powers so he needs the armour". Well he has managed for years in the comics without it.

  • June 16, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Maybe if Bats went to a more traditional cloth suit

    by Timmy Chicago

    there would be more emphasis on the detective work and less on the batty batty shaky cam scenes. More brains, less brawn. But get the biggest dude with the squarest jaw you can find, and let him defeat the villains using cunning. Because is Batman was all about beating the shit out of everyone, he'd just get a big gun and become Charles Bronson. Otherwise, let him be smart and powerful. And let him prove his manliness by wearing tights.

  • June 16, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with john landis...

    by The Mighty Molecule

    He wants to direct the next batman movie. He said he's got a great idea involving batman running through a swamp with two child actors under his arms, then this helicopter flies over them, real low- perfectly legal and safe mind you...

  • June 16, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man basically demonstrated it's possible to do

    by superninja

    a fitted suit without looking stupid. Tobey is not some hulking guy but he looks adequately heroic in the suit, Bale is taller and more built than Tobey. It really would not be a problem. It's a choice by the filmmakers due to their realistic portrayal, that's all. <p> I like Batman Begins primarily for one reason - it was a great character study of Bruce Wayne. Bale is great fun to watch. The rest of the film could've used a fantasy injection, though. It had some great set pieces, but the villains needed to be more comic bookish, and I don't mean in a cheezy way, just in a wilder way.

  • June 16, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Apparently superninja

    by MrJJonz

    It would seem that a fabric suit would equate to Adam West if a number of TBers would have you believe. Imagine their reaction to your suggestion of a bit more fantasy. I'm sure you'd get quotes regarding "shark repellant spray". I just think the whole film needs to be more like the comic books

  • June 16, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    MrJJonz, I'm afraid imagination is nearly non-existent

    by superninja

    in Hollywood. Faux-realism is in. A real cheat if you ask me. I don't want a fabric suit, I accept Bats would wear kevlar, but not all over his body, just enough to protect the vital areas. Then he would want maximum freedom to be able to use his body as a weapon. He relies on his skill that no one would be able to tag him. I also don't like the Joker being a cutter and not a dapper clown. It comes across as sadistic and not dangerous fun.

  • June 16, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    uh...

    by tango fett

    I love it. It's kind of scary how much the suit looks like a Frank Miller drawing (but that's popular in Hollywood circles nowadays, isn't it?), and I think that's pretty swell. And this is why I love/hate being a nerd. The new Batsuit is revealed, and people are arguing about Batman breaking his fists on somebody's face. Oh the intricacies of it all...

  • June 16, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I thought Ra's

    by Colonel Activity

    was comic-bookish. I mean, it's not look Ra's runs around raving like a guy that eats his own shit in the comics, is it? He's more of a aristocratic villain, yes yes?

  • June 16, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Col let me clarify. I had no problem with the

    by superninja

    overall concept, just the delivery. It was an interesting approach more nuianced than "eco terrorist". But I would've liked Ra's to be Ra's The Demon's Head and not Ducard, which is yet another Batman character. I wanted the Laz pit (obsession with immortality), the crazy/sexy daughter, Ubu, all of that business. Neeson was way too low key to play a villain for a Batman movie, he's a classic hero type. If they wanted to make Ducard the Ubu character, that would've been fine. Also, the swordfight on the ice lake would've been cooler if they were shirtless. :)

  • June 16, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    superninja

    by MrJJonz

    your sex drive demands all fight scenes are done topless!

  • June 16, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    fight scenes in Begins...

    by Andillformthehead

    I guess the whole quick cut thing didn't work (I think Nolan was putting us in the shoes of those who would actually confront the DK being disoriented and all) but it didn't kill it for me. Also the whole "detective" thing I figure that develops over time seeing as this is basically a "Year One" story. <br> <br> Also anyone having problems with the suit (and the psychology) perhaps we can say 1939 batman was a 20th century antihero with early 20th century influences (the shadow, El Zorro, etc.). Nolan's batman is current if not slightly futuristic (DKR future backward?) and he has an entirely different mindset, approach, arsenal, etc. <br> <br> And please stop comparing this in anyway to Returns, B&R, etc. Please?

  • June 16, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Why are you pretending to be 3 different talkbackers?

    by DDeRosia82

    Just wondering.</p> <p>Anyway, yes, most people equate Spandex Batman with Adam West. And for good reason. But the fact of the matter is that not even the Batman in the comic books wears spandex; he wears a bullet proof fabric. And there are things in-between spandex and armor that later films could use, such as the material worn in the old Flash movie. </p> <p>Also, with regard to the suit change midway through DK -- it is unlikely that getting sprayed with Joker acid will force him to make a new and more improved Batsuit, let alone one with less armor. (Wow! Acid! KEEN! Well, might as well lose the armor. Ah, yep! That did the trick! M'boys gotta breathe! BREATHE, m'boys, BREATHE!)</p> <p>Moreover, he does not have just one suit; he has many, many, many of them. Do you have any idea how smelly he would be if he had to wear the same one, night after night? Let's be practical here.

  • June 16, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Robin

    by DDeRosia82

    For the sake of everything that is good and decent about this new Batman franchise, let's keep the kid out of this for the forseeable future, okay? And, when Robin is introduced, let it be Stephanie, Robin IV. (I'm still bitter about how she was handled by the DC writers...) And get rid of his lame-arss costume! I mean, YEAH, OKAY, let's have the least experienced half of the duo dress in the brightest colors and attract the most gunfire. On top of that, let's strip them of their sleeves and helmet! Can you say, "DEAD BIRD HOPPING?" I knew you could.

  • June 16, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Nolan cant handle action for shit

    by Spacesheik

    I wasnt impressed with the shaky cam stuff in the BEGINS. At least Tim Burton's BATMAN you could see a few scenes where Bat was kicking arse, not quick cuts and shit.

  • June 16, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Flash on CBS

    by Andillformthehead

    We've officially added velvet to the superhero fabric swatch collection. <br> <br> The burton fight scenes were robotic to say the least. Those scenes made Bats look like he was struggling to move. So either it a suit or directorial limitation but a limitation none the less. <br> <br> BTW the DVD set of The Flash is pretty decent.

  • June 16, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    While off topic...

    by BohemianMac

    Stop bitching about The Dark Knight, and cry yourself to sleep about all these shitty Avi Arad produced films coming out: Captain America (2009) (announced) (executive producer) Spider-Man 4 (2009) (announced) (producer) Magneto (2009) (announced) (producer) The Avengers (2009) (announced) (executive producer) Ant-Man (2008) (announced) (executive producer) Wolverine (2008) (announced) (executive producer) Luke Cage (2008) (announced) (executive producer) Deathlok (2008) (announced) (producer) Iron Fist (2008) (announced) (executive producer) Nick Fury (2008) (announced) (producer) Sub-Mariner (2008) (announced) (executive producer) The Hands of Shang-Chi (2007) (announced) (producer) Thor (2009) (pre-production) (producer) The Incredible Hulk (2008) (pre-production) (producer) The Punisher 2 (2008) (pre-production) (producer) "Wolverine & the X-Men" (2007) TV Series (pre-production) (executive producer) Iron Man (2008) (filming) (producer) Bratz: The Movie (2007) (post-production) (producer) Doctor Strange (2007) (V) (completed) (producer) [From IMDB]

  • June 16, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    It was velvet?

    by DDeRosia82

    I never knew that. Anyway, I found a pic. IMHO, this is the closest material to what the diehard Batman-must-wear-tights crowd will ever see on film: ww w.monitorduty. com/mdarchives/flashTV.j pg

  • June 16, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    cbs flash suit

    by Andillformthehead

    That picture doesn't display the suit in all it crushed velvet goodness. I watched the show in college and bought the DVD set when it came out. I chuckle at the trickster hearing the BTAMS joker's voice. Cool stuff. The suit was good for a early 90's CBS show and 100 times better than the JLA Infamous live action pilot but this suites (or show) really doesn't age well. It's cool but not what we want to see in 2007 (or '08).

  • June 16, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I agree.

    by DDeRosia82

    I was just pointing out that the CBS Flash suit, in terms of material and appearance, comes closer to the canonical Batman costume than any other live-action costume yet known.</p><p>That having been said, I agree that the flexible armor look works better on film.

  • June 16, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    DDeRosia82

    by Andillformthehead

    yeah... <br> <br> I liked BB and realize it was not perfect (as this film probably won't) but they are "good" films. FF4 2 must be horrible unless every reviewer, human being is a comic geeks because evertbody agrees it shit. Geek and non-geek. They are just "bad" films. The only person I could see doing a better Batman film is John Milius.

  • June 16, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Y'know, to be honest, I'd

    by DDeRosia82

    Y'know, to be honest, I'd always wanted to see Batman brought to the big screen as a horror movie, with villains as the victims. As for F42, Harry apparently liked it. But that might just be due to his expectations having been so low.

  • June 16, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Just get a director that can do

    by MrJJonz

    drama and action. And for god sake get a writer of some sort of quality and not just a hack like Goyer. Oh and stop Batman killing or allowing people to be killed. I could forgive a rubber suit if it had all the rest in place. But I think I want for too much from a comic book film . . .still I can dream

  • June 16, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Arkham Asylum

    by Andillformthehead

    DDrRosia82, Kinda like the McKean Graphic Novel. Imagine that live action.

  • June 16, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Lots of Critics...

    by Damer1

    Am I the only guy that thought Batman Begins was the greatest Superhero film ever made? Maybe I should go though a quick list and see who agrees : 5 Stars total Superman Orig.-4 Superman II-4.5 Superman III-2 Superman Returns-2 Batman-4 Batman Returns-3 Batman Forever-3.5(I don't know why but I really like Val Kilmer) Batman and Robin-2 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm-3 Catwoman-1 TMNT Orig-2.5 Swamp Thing-3 The Hulk-3.5 The Incredibles-5 Blade-3 Blade 2-2.5 Blade 3-2 Darkman-3.5 Hellboy-3.5 Unbreakable-4 Spiderman-3.5 Spiderman 2-4 Spiderman 3-3 Xmen-3.5 Xmen II-4.5 Xmen III-1.5 The Punisher-2.5 Fantastic Four-2.5 Daredevil-3 Elektra-2 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-2.5

  • June 16, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Damer1

    by Andillformthehead

    I almost agree that Superman Returns was just as good (bad) as Superman III but probably closer to Quest for Peace.

  • June 16, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Hey if you don't like the new suit stay home.

    by Deus Vult

    how 'bout that idea? I think it looks like the guy is itching for a fight. can't wait. first one w/bale was fun. oh and please please please tell me katie holmes won't be back. she is worse than any new suit.

  • June 16, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Suit is OVERDESIGNED, too flashy, its a mistake, Nolan!

    by pipergates

    Armored protection is fair enough, but this design is unrealistic, those abs and legs look like the fetishist rubber-muscle mistakes of the older batmovies. The designer got carried away and made something more appropriate for a futuristic scifi movie. PLEASE DONT USE IT.

  • June 17, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Please do use it...

    by vintagecrow

    Love it...let the nay sayers stay home...it is going to be a good flick. I trust Nolan. Begins was the best comic book adaption since Sin City.

  • June 17, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    some dark knight set photos for you guys

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    lol i posted this in like every talkback but here like a hour ago lmao http://www.flickr.com/photos/y unatron/sets/72157600351095408/

  • June 17, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    t.piper.gates

    by DDeRosia82

    I think it's a bit too late for that, Piper.

  • June 17, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    By the way

    by DDeRosia82

    I probably won't be posting much anymore, as plot points and turns from the movie are starting to stream onto the Web. I ruined SM3 for myself by reading the spoilerific Talkbacks here on AICN. But I won't allow that to happen again.

  • June 17, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    i hope its a test and that they listen to our opinions

    by pipergates

    and that its not too late to fix it.

  • June 17, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Hi, hope you all had a nice weekend

    by pjdon

    OOh look, new Batsuit!<p>I to think the armour looks a bit too complex, but it'll mostly be in shadow so I can live with it.<p>As for the cowl...<p>...That is exactly what I have been waiting for since 1989...<p>...a BATMAN who can actualy pose and look menacing, a BATMAN who couldn't be beaten by someone running really quickly behind him before he had a chance to awkwardly turn his whole body.<p>I thought the worst bit in BB was when the Scarecrow set Bats on fire, he was supposed to be flailing around as you would on fire but instead he just wobbled about.<p>This really does look like he could move like BATMAN should...<p>...LIKE A FUCKING NINJA!

  • June 17, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    the worst thing was the five story drop in flames

    by pipergates

    it would have broken both his legs at least.i loved BB but it did have some ugly flaws... back at the "internet social circle", pjdon? wheres youer friend supermarch these days?

  • June 17, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    t.piper.gates - not sure

    by pjdon

    where supermarch is, I think he got so much hatred he gave up the ghost for good.<p>I seem to remember me and BSB giving him a lot of shit on a TB he hadn't even posted on just in the assumption he would appear at some point, see people slagging him before he even got there and not bother posting at all.<p>The thing I love most about BB is the fact that there is such a long list of faults but it still remains brilliant and well loved by most people. As I keep saying, imagine how good the second one will be if Nolan addresses all the flaws (many of which could be put down to inexperiance)

  • June 17, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Pawprint....

    by vintagecrow

    By the way, look closer, I took it into Adobe and played with the constrast, Bale is holding his thumbs right...come on, get wise will ya? Bale did a large part of his own fight stunts in BB, I think he knows how to throw a punch...geeshh..

  • June 17, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    HenryJonesJr

    by vintagecrow

    Nice work HenryJonesJr and I agree that has more of a classic look...but I think Nolan is headed in the right direction. I really don't think the new suit is that bad and I do think it is an improvement over the first one and the ones before it. Shrug...I like it. I also like what you did... But I think we can agree the pose is right =)

  • June 28, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    t.piper.gates.

    by Shadow Warrior

    when bats fell while on fire he tried to make his cape rigid but only half of his cape did go rigid. Read this somewhere.