Here's our first good look at Ben Affleck as a neckless Batman.

Here's our first good look at Ben Affleck as a neckless Batman.
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He cannot look away from injustice. Literally, he cannot.

Here's our first good look at Ben Affleck as a neckless Batman.

Good news, fellow obsessive shut-ins! Two new pictures—supposedly of Ben Affleck in costume as Batman—have arisen from the shadows of the Internet today. We have the black and white one above, and this full-color one below. And, when I say "full color," I mean a "slightly broader range of grey shades" (because, you know, Batman v Superman is gonna be edgy):

Here's our first good look at Ben Affleck as a neckless Batman.

Hmmmmmm... How do we feel about this? Well, he doesn't have any visible pop-punk tattoos, so we'll count that as a positive. The Dark Knight does seem to have a thing for textures, doesn't he? And he's also not into the Bat-underwear thing that Bruce Wayne has been wearing since his creation. Both of those seem to be a style choice for the series so far.

Can he turn his neck in that thing? It doesn't look like it. Most of the Batmen couldn't move their necks. It even became a plot point in The Dark Knight. Still, just looking at these photos makes me want a shoulder massage.

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What I really do like about the suit, though, is how much it resembles the design from Frank Miller's amazing graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns, which has obviously been a pretty big influence on the upcoming movie.

Alright, I'm sold. I am on board with this Batsuit. Now, just tweak the Batvoice and I'll start actually getting excited.

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