'Batman vs. Superman' Batsuit Update: Fans React To Ben Affleck's New 'Man of Steel 2' Costume (PHOTOS)
May 13, 2014 09:12 PM EDT
The first photo of Ben Affleck as Batman hasn't even been out for 24 hours and fans have already manipulated the Batsuit image.
Fans are chiming in on Twitter, giving their thoughts of the new "Batman vs. Superman" costume, which was released by film director Zack Snyder. Despite the casting backlash Affleck faced early on, the response to the image has been overwhelmingly positive.
Some eager Batman fans have already edited color into the image based off of rumors the Batsuit was grey and blue. Check out some of the edited images in the slideshow above.
However, there are fans that remain unimpressed by Affleck and his new suit. Check out the range of reactions from Twitter users below.
— Dan Anderson Designs (@DADesigntweets) May 14, 2014
Just saw the pics of Ben Affleck as Batman, man made me want to throw up, actually think he's going to be worse at that then Daredevil — Paul Bruni (@Wolverine54935) May 14, 2014
Ben affleck as batman will be lame no matter how many cool batmobiles Snyder makes him stand next too. Looks like a fat guy in a muscle suit — SP (@sellemhigh) May 14, 2014
Ben Affleck as batman yeah I think he will do better than Christian bale — xela (@xelajedi) May 14, 2014
I always knew that batman needed more of a Boston accent. Ben affleck as batman just seems right.
— Andrew LeBlanc (@andrewleblanc14) May 14, 2014
Ben Affleck as Batman looks like a fat constipated Batman. It might as well be a fat donut loving cop playing Batman. This movie is a joke. — D Santana (@daizetweets) May 14, 2014
Sadly, Snyder has yet to release images of Gal Gadot in her new Wonder Woman armor and Henry Cavill's redesigned Superman costume. However, the director has been teasing fans about the costumes for a while. Most recently, Snyder talked to Forbes film Mark Hughes about his reaction to seeing all three costumes together for screen tests.
"The thing also that's really fascinating for me is that, even just in the tests we've been doing, the costumes, right? You basically have Batman and Superman - and this is without Ben [Affleck] and Henry [Cavill] in the costumes, but just like the stand-ins, just testing to see what the costumes look like," Snyder told Forbes. "And you have them standing there and they're standing in the same shot - and then we have Wonder Woman, you know, all three of them in the same shot. Even just for a test, you really have to go, 'Wow, that's crazy!'"
"Not only is it the first time that I'm seeing them, it's the first time they've ever existed together on screen in a movie," he added. "And that's kind of a huge deal. Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other... [I]t's kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you're standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman. It's crazy. But it's fun. I mean, I have the first photo, I've got it in my archive because I was like, 'Okay, I better keep this, it's gonna be worth something."
"Batman vs. Superman" will be released to theaters on May 6, 2016.