Rumor: Will Ben Affleck’s Batman Costume for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Be Inspired by BATMAN: NOEL?

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We nearly made it four months after the announcement of Batman vs. Superman before the rumor mill started kicking up in earnest, but it appears that the time has come for weekly murmurs and rumblings.  As director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer continue to fine tune the script and prep for an early 2014 shoot on Batman vs. Superman, various departments are starting to make arrangements for filming to begin.  That means sets, vehicles, and costumes are being designed as we speak, and a new report has surfaced that claims to have details regarding the new Batsuit that Ben Affleck will be donning.  Hit the jump for more, including rumors of a less military-looking Batmobile.

batman-noel-coverAs a wholly new Batman will be onscreen in Batman vs. Superman, a brand new costume will need to be designed.  Not only will this ensure there is no in-universe confusion with regards to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, but it also easily distinguishes the Ben Affleck Batman merchandise from all the other iterations.  CBM (admittedly not the most trustworthy of sites) claims to have exclusive intel on the new Batsuit—specifically the cowl—which they say will be inspired by the 2011 graphic novel Batman: Noel.

While not wildly different from recent iterations, the Noel suit is grey instead of black and looks a bit weathered, which would be in keeping with the “seasoned, tired, and weary” Batman that Affleck will be playing opposite Henry Cavill’s fresh-faced Superman.  But again, this rumor is wholly unconfirmed and CBM doesn’t exactly have a strong track record with scoops, so take this with a grain of salt for now.

In other Batman vs. Superman news, Batman on Film (which has a more solid reputation) reports that the new Batmobile will be a significant deviation from Nolan’s Tumbler designs and will have a markedly less military look.  This isn’t a massive surprise, as Snyder’s DC Universe is entirely separate from The Dark Knight Trilogy so it will inherently look different—and it should.  The team behind the new Batmobile is General Motors, the same folks who built the vehicles for Transformers 4, so I’m guessing we’ll be in for a more car-like look.

Expect plenty more rumors over the next few months as filming ramps up, sprinkled in with the occasional official announcement or confirmation every now and then.  Batman vs. Superman opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.

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  • Ned

    Is Batman vs. Superman the actual name of the movie? I hope not.

    • Nomis1700

      Nothing has been confirmed as the official title of the film. Batman vs Superman is a working name. Personally I prefer they go with World’s Finest.

      • Lance

        World’s Finest means a lot to fans, but it’s a terrible title for the general public.

        We’re going to wind up with something like “Apocalypse: Batman Vs Superman.”

      • Doug_101

        That’s a fair point, but I also think we need to all remember that this is a sequel to Man of Steel, so calling it Man of Steel: World’s Finest might take the edge off.

      • Nomis1700

        Why should it be terrible for the general public? Shouldn’t The Dark Knight have been called The Dark Knight but something more simple so that the general public would understand?

      • Lance

        The Dark Knight or even Man of Steel still convey who those characters are. World’s Finest could refer to chocolates or caviar, it doesn’t convey any sense of drama.

      • bombinUSA

        people are inundated with advertisements, trailers, posters every day while driving, logging on to facebook, etc. 2 to 3 years of ‘world’s finest’ being hammered into their heads as the title for the batman/superman movie will probably stick. quit thinking people are idiots. if people like batman, they’ll watch the movie. they don’t need a title for dummies that explicity tells them that batman is gonna be in it for them to have a desire to watch it.

      • alk

        you obviously don’t work in marketing or else you would know people are generally treated like idiots. that’s why they “inundate” people like a hammer to the head every day…

      • Lance

        You obviously don’t know a thing about marketing if you think there’s going to be billboards and a major ad campaign two years before the movie comes out. No one’s got that kind of marketing budget, and a two year campaign wouldn’t even be productive.

      • Lance

        The Dark Knight or even Man of Steel still convey who those characters are. World’s Finest could refer to chocolates or caviar, it doesn’t convey any sense of drama.

      • skinny81

        I would like to chime in for “general public.” I knew of Batman as the Dark Knight, and that the two titles were synonymous. I have no clue what “World’s Finest” means. Agreed, that it would be a weird title route, for a Man of Steel movie.

      • Howie

        This should be taken note here. In that the next logical step for a man of steel franchise, sticking in that vein, would/should be man of tomorrow. Man of Tomorrow: could allude to supes and his kryptonian tech being futuristic, it could be about bats/bruce being the man of tomorrow in his aspirations, or even luthor being the man of tomorrow. Lots of option for that title intro’ing the three main’s for this movie. However, productions’ calling it batman vs superman so that’s what we’ve got to go by.

      • remraf

        I hope they call it “Breakin’ 2: Ultra-Mega-Fan-Boy- Disappointer”

        They can’t cast him right, they can’t script it right, they can’t write it right, they can’t design the set right, they can’t name the movie right, and heck – there’s not much more support for the suit than “I don’t mind that.” Actually, comparatively that’s a glowing f-ing endorsement right there.

        I should buy stock in GlaxoSmithKline given all of the Tums they are going to sell for all of the belly achin’ going on surrounding this movie. That is all that fanboys have done since the casting of Affleck. Ye, who the name is befitting, are salivating and drunk with lust at the thought of this movie failing so you can tweet, post, gripe, and bitch during and after the movie about how you were so right that this movie would suck.

        Honestly, it’s not casting, it’s not the hiring of a designer, or anything else that will cause this movie to fail. It is the predisposition of over-the-top, hollier-than-thou, told-you-so fanboys who won’t give the movie a fair shake to succeed. If I were WB, I would pull the plug on the entire thing and issue a press release saying “Dear fans – we hope the bed sleeps well.”

      • remraf

        I hope they call it “Breakin’ 2: Ultra-Mega-Fan-Boy- Disappointer”

        They can’t cast him right, they can’t script it right, they can’t write it right, they can’t design the set right, they can’t name the movie right, and heck – there’s not much more support for the suit than “I don’t mind that.” Actually, comparatively that’s a glowing f-ing endorsement right there.

        I should buy stock in GlaxoSmithKline given all of the Tums they are going to sell for all of the belly achin’ going on surrounding this movie. That is all that fanboys have done since the casting of Affleck. Ye, who the name is befitting, are salivating and drunk with lust at the thought of this movie failing so you can tweet, post, gripe, and bitch during and after the movie about how you were so right that this movie would suck.

        Honestly, it’s not casting, it’s not the hiring of a designer, or anything else that will cause this movie to fail. It is the predisposition of over-the-top, hollier-than-thou, told-you-so fanboys who won’t give the movie a fair shake to succeed. If I were WB, I would pull the plug on the entire thing and issue a press release saying “Dear fans – we hope the bed sleeps well.”

      • Rick

        I know a lot of people who had no idea what “Man of Steel” meant, and were surprised to learn that it was a Superman movie.

        Nobody is going to know what “World’s Finest” is.

      • Nomis1700

        And that’s just because you happen to know ‘a lot’ of people who had no idea that Man of Steel was another name for Superman? That’s not really a strong argument. However, hereby I’m not saying that everybody is going to know what World’s Finest means, just to make that clear.

      • Rick

        I’m simply saying that not everyone is a comic fan, shocking, I know.

        You really think that people are going to hear about a movie called “World’s Finest” and know that it’s a Superman/Batman movie? Come on.

      • Pk

        They will once the poster and trailer featuring both batman and superman comes out…

      • bombinUSA

        there’s a poster with batman and superman on it, and the title is ‘worlds finest’…you’re saying people aren’t going to know what the damn movie is about? seriously. its the same idiots that blamed the name change of john carter of mars to john carter as the reason why it didn’t do well. for the love of god.

      • Nomis1700

        I didn’t said any of that.

      • bombinUSA

        well those people are complete idiots. What did they think man of steel was? the sequel to the shaquille o’neal movie? “geeee, im watching a trailer with a man that flies with a big S on his chest, its called man of steel…i wonder what its about?” are you saying people are that fn stupid?

      • SUPER-DC

        I agree. They should go with the title “World’s Finest”, instead of Batman vs Superman.

      • drxt

        I’d go for Man of Steel: Rise of Justice

    • Bob

      If it is, it’s honestly one of the worst movie titles I have ever read or seen in a long, long time.

    • LEM

      We all hope not.

    • The Flobbit

      I like it. It’s campy, even exploitative, but it tells you exactly what you’re going to get.

    • SUPER-DC

      I agree with you, Ned. Batman vs. Superman is a bad title. They should retitle World’s Finest. Batman & Superman will be known as world’s finest at the end of the movie.

  • jackjack

    I hope they will be inspired by “The Invisible Man”, although here the protagonist should also be mute…

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    And again, we get an obvious false rumor reported…

  • Ozweego

    Does Noel’s Batman have Bat-Nips???

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  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Not a bad idea for a suit design just hope they keep the ears longer. They just need to stay away from the overly bulky look that has been done in the previous trilogy. I’m glad they are going back to a car design over the tank from the Dark Knight Trilogy. It’s also great they are bringing in a little bit of fantasy elements in the new Batman film because it was a shame that Bane’s character never grew to a larger size with the Venom syrome and really show Batman facing a real physical threat that was much larger than him. I love when film’s have a real feel to them but can also have fantasy elements outside of them -LOTR, The Avengers, etc.

    • Dexter the Alien

      He was only a little bulky in Batman Begins, but they never really perfected a bulky look (like how he looks in Arkham Asylum). He was mostly slender in the Dark Knight trilogy. Also, I think longer ears might be a mistake. This Batman is supposed to be brutish and so a more stubby look will compliment Affleck’s large round head. Shorter ears will also set him apart from Nolan’s Batman.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        I just don’t want him looking like Nite Owl from the Watchmen.

  • Kevin

    As long as they don’t have a big GMC logo on the front of The Batmobile, but after Man of Steel, I’m expecting them to.

    • zoxx

      Gotham Motor Company with the same symbol would be hilarious.

    • zoxx

      Gotham Motor Company with the same symbol would be hilarious.

  • LEM

    I still don’t get if they will be using the history of the Nolan films since he’s supposed to be older and wiser (even though he is 2 years older than Bale) or is this a reboot for the character?

    • sense11

      Get over it

      • LEM

        There has to be a back story for Batman if he’s an older wiser Batman so I’m just wondering what they’re basing it on. I don’t care who plays the character but if it isn’t a reboot of the character what are they basing his history on?

      • pouya

        Its not a reboot and they will keep the origin story from TDK trilogy….Because people now whats happened to Bruce

      • Andre T

        Lol ur a fucki g moron and so done told yOu wrong it’s a complete reboot that has Absolutley Nothi g to do with Nolan’s shit Affleck has said it himself get iced it moon Nolan eras dead and gone lol

      • LEM

        So he has no back story in this movie? or are they fine knowing the audience knows the gist of it.

      • Musikonica

        you’re* or “you are”
        *fucking*
        …someone told you…* (So done told you?)
        absolutely*
        nothing*
        …Nolan’s shit. Affleck…*
        …it himself. Get…*
        …get over it…*
        …over it, moon…*
        “Moon” should be “man”, to make sense.*
        …it, man. Nolan…*
        (Holy fuck…)
        Nolan’s era*
        [is] dead and gone*
        And to be a dick, “Laughing out loud”.

        The guy asked a question because he was unsure. He’s not a moron. A “fucking moron” would completely ignore his auto-correct and post something nearly incoherent without proof-reading.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        That’s awesome!

      • bombinUSA

        everyone knows the history of batman.he’s a billionaire, his parents were murdered in front of him, he fights crime…why rehash this again? this isn’t a reboot its a re-imagining of what happened to batman after years of fighting crime. dark knight trilogy presented the idea in the third movie that bruce wayne became a broken down hermit…this version will take a slightly different direction.

      • http://www.twitter.com/dsilinski Darren

        I would like to see it connected to Nolan’s series, but not obviously so. Maybe they can make a reference to it or something, but there’s no need to dwell on it. I think it would give the audience knowledge on what exactly Batman went through when he was younger. I thought that making an “older” Batman would be perfect, they could vaguely connect it to the Nolan-universe so audiences understand but still have an almost-fresh reboot as well.

  • LEM

    I still don’t get if they will be using the history of the Nolan films since he’s supposed to be older and wiser (even though he is 2 years older than Bale) or is this a reboot for the character?

  • sense11

    That’s a really great suite, I wouldn’t mind that at all, check out this bust of it

    http://roccosculptor.deviantart.com/art/Batman-Noel-1-6th-scale-figure-by-Rocco-333688886

  • The Flobbit

    Well, it looks like an interesting suit. Obviously they can’t go full cloth and yellow…

  • Howie

    Batman vs Superman is the title production is going w/, confirmed by the instructor leading the crowds at the football game filming.

    Unfortunately the possibilities for this film being sh!t are stacking up:
    1.Goyer scripting
    2.transformer morphing vehicles/batsuit/weapons whatever bs. They did some of this w/ the kryptonian suits in MOS, they had huge masks that folded in on itself tucking in behind chest pieces -illogical, retarded, and just plain easy route- in other words lazy.
    3.Nick Tatopoulos leading set production. frosty needs to apologize for saying his set design for total recall was amazing, cause it wasn’t; and it’s going to be just as bad seeing how the 300 sequel’s gonna suck some ballz in set design.

    The reason any batman film has failed is because it was dumb, you take these lazy ways out in presenting a character it’s going to fall flat and just be a big steamy pile no one cares about.

    • Sweet Pea

      Hope you’re wrong, but I gotta agree that things are pointing towards this being underwhelming.. Which is exactly what I felt MoS was, and I was really looking forward to that/wanted to like it.

      • Howie

        In what way do you hope I’m wrong? Here’s the facts: The woman leading the crowd at the football game said batman vs superman. Goyer is writing the script and his dialogue is lame. The special effects and batmobile are being constructed by the same guys who worked on the transformers movies. And (sry)Patrick Tatopoulos, who blew-it as lead set designer on total recall, is leading the set design on Gotham(!) in batman vs superman.

        Oh yeah I also forgot to mention: Amy Adams is still cast a lois lane, who’s lousy at relaying horrible dialogue(sic Goyer). Batman’s going to be old and grisly(?) no one looking for a new franchise wants that. And they’re casting a new female lead, 25-33, must look strong, a possible love interest of an old batman again something no one’s looking for, and meanwhile the agencies are telling talent it’s wonder woman!

      • Sweet Pea

        I hope you’re wrong because I would prefer that this film is amazing and does the source material justice. In that way, I hope you’re wrong.

        You seem to have taken that phrase in completely the wrong way, I was agreeing with your points brah, just saying I hope they turn out to be wrong and that this film actually does deliver the goods. I’d expect you to also hope to be proven wrong, unless you would rather watch a shit batman/superman film just so you can sit there and say “I told ya so”?!?!

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      I disagree with your #3. Nick Tatopoulos is great at set production. Total Recall, which was an unnecessary remake, did look amazing. Even the cheap Underworld films had a great look that made you think they were working with 100M budgets. The guy is great with working with small budgets to give films a “grand scale look”.
      But I agree with your #1 as Goyer is better at writing the actual stories and letting others handle the dialogue/screenplay. WB would be smart to get a script doctor on it like James Bond did w Paul Haggis.
      Also, the title has not been confirmed as Batman vs Superman as it is a working title. Plenty of films have changed their titles before they are released.

      • Howie

        Patrick Tatopoulos was the lead creature designer on the first two underworld films not the sets. So all the stupid looking lycans that could barely move their heads, totally taking the audiences out of the movie experience yeah he did that, and you’re lying if you’re telling me that looked good. On total recall he did the sets and not the cg plates you’re talking about. The parts up close where they’re running from apt to apt and the buildings look like cardboard w/ cardboard roofs and spray-painted cardboard a/c units tatopoulos did that.
        Ben Affleck would be the perfect script doctor he won an oscar(!), if he took the same approach he did w/ thetown, gonebabygone, argo; add some sense to it, it’d be heads above anything goyer’s done.
        You’re right about the title, but that’s what production’s calling it.

      • Howie

        Feel retarded rereading the reply i wrote, grammatical beyond repair, em bare a$$ deh.. And just to comment on the article. There’s no way in hell the suit from noel’s going to be in BvS. If they did, they’d have to pay royalties to the artist/author who designed it(or get sued), and it’s cheaper to’ve the already contracted workers do it for scale -noless. So, no chance that’s the batsuit. They’re more likely to pull inspiration from frank miller’s the dark knight returns suit, than from anything else. Which happens to look similar to the noel suit, so can see the happenstance of the exclusives intel.. idk, digital effects from transformers, leaves a bad taste.

    • Seanpb

      Was Nick Tatopoulos Matthew Broderick’s character in Godzilla?

      • Howie

        Not sure, but was meant to write Patrick Tatopoulos, see later replies.

      • moody

        Yes. .. yes it was

  • poppincherry

    ZZZZZZZ!

  • Rudy desi

    what about man of steel: the dark knight returns

  • Bio-ME

    I like to see Superman & Batman: Worlds Finest as the title :D!!

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