Zack Snyder told us yesterday that he might pull the tarp off of the new Batmobile, and that’s exactly what he did today… kinda. The director of the “Man of Steel” sequel revealed Batman’s new ride for his upcoming clash with the last son of Krypton… and the official first look at Ben Affleck as Batman!!!!
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 13, 2014
The first thing that fans will notice is the significantly shorter ears on Batman’s cowl, along a simplified design on the actual suit.
The all-new Batmobile, designed specifically for Affleck’s all-new Batman, mixes familiar design aspects from previous iterations.
The latest model obviously borrows the Tumbler wheels from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” but it gets its length from the comic books, which more heavily influenced the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher films.
And it doesn’t take that much reading into Gal Gadot’s recent Facebook post to think that Batman and the Batmobile might be the first of a few big reveals from the movie this week. Filming begins soon, so Warner Bros. will definitely want to beat the set spies to the punch.
The as-yet-untitled “Man of Steel” sequel opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.