The Dark Knight is returning.
One day after teasing the unveiling of the new Batmobile on his official Twitter account, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder went one step further by revealing Batman's new ride along with our first look of co-star Ben Affleck as Batman.
I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham http://t.co/WPHKLxgBLM pic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJAs you can see by the picture Snyder posted, Affleck's Batman costume borrows heavily from the look of Frank Miller's design from his classic 1986 limited series Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 13, 2014
The shorter cowl ears and larger, thicker bat chest emblem certainly indicate Miller's series will be a major influence in terms of tone. In July 2013, during the official announcement of the film at San Diego Comic-Con International, Snyder stated that the movie would take inspiration from The Dark Knight Returns, but later clarified that his film will not be based on the graphic novel. "If you were going to do that," said Snyder, "you would need a different Superman. We’re bringing Batman into the universe that now this Superman lives in."
The still untitled Batman vs. Superman film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 6, 2016.