Recently, Warner Bros. invited a team of bloggers and journalists to the London set of Justice League, where director Zack Snyder and his team were hard at work trying to right the ship in the wake of the lukewarm response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Those visits resulted in a steady stream of positive buzz, including details on the first encounter between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), who may have stolen some technology from Wayne Enterprises to create his costume.
But The Flash isn’t the only character to don some high-tech threads in Justice League: we’ve heard multiple accounts of two new suits that Batman will wear during the film, and now Cinema Blend has some additional details. The first will be an augmented version of the same costume Batman wore in the previous film, with “the addition of armor plates found under the grey carbon-fiber mesh weave of the suit. It’s pronounced in the stomach and the chest of Batman’s suit, and it exists to give him more protection in the heat of battle.”
The suit is said to look very similar to the existing version, but the upgrades will be noticeable, including another new feature that costume designer Michael Wilkinson spoke about:
“One new detail is that Zack wanted a little more sense of armor and deflection on his gauntlets when he is shot at, and so I designed these [gloves] that are kind of based on the samurai. We know from Bruce Wayne’s history that he studied martial arts in Japan, so I thought that could be appropriate. But we sort of modernized it with a Wayne Tech aesthetic here. It’s a little more aggressive.”
The second costume, which Wilkinson refers to as the “Tactical Batsuit,” will be featured in the third act of Justice League when Batman realizes he needs to “step up his game” to take on Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. It will feature additional armor plating, as well as a set of goggles that Batman will use when piloting a new vehicle, and that will also serve as a slight homage to the comics:
“We loved the way, in the comic books, that Batman’s always drawn with these white flashes for eyes. So we played around with ways of doing that, and realized that they would sort of catch the light, to call to mind that classic age from the comic books.”
With well over a year to before the theatrical release of Justice League, it might be awhile before we get to see either of these new costumes in action, but rest assured that we’ll continue to bring you more details on the film as soon as we have them.
Justice League is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017.
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