(Warning: The following contains multiple giant, hulking SPOILERS for next year’s Justice League movie, garnered from a recent set visit. Proceed with whatever level of Bat-like caution that suggests to you is wise…)
So, here’s the thing. A few days ago, I – along with several other journalists – was fortunate enough …and even managed to successfully make it through the entire day without accidentally injuring any major cast members or setting any props on fire. As part of that visit, though, we had the chance to spend a little time with the film’s (Oscar-nominated) costume designer, Michael Wilkinson. Now, there were a whole lot of elements of that visit that deserve some attention, but there might just be one that needs a little more immediate discussion.
Y’see, as it turns out…
Batman Is Getting A Brand New Batsuit In Justice League
One that, much like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s ‘heavy armor’ (above), is evidently intended to replace his regular Bat-suit in situations where it simply isn’t able to cope. An alternative option, in fact, described by Wilkinson as a “tactical Batsuit” – one reinforced with “carbon fiber-strengthened armored plates” and a whole new (carbon fiber weave) cowl, complete with fancy Bat-goggles.
In other words, it very much seems that Batman is set to find a need for a Batsuit that can offer some of the same protection as the one he used to face off against Superman, but with a whole lot more maneuverability. Which, in turn, suggests that we’re going to be seeing some extremely powerful, yet agile, foes in Justice League.
The reason for the addition of goggles, though? Well, it seems that at some point during the movie, Batman’s going to take control of a “new vehicle that he’ll need the goggles for” – a moment that, from the sounds of it, will take place in the “final chapter of the film.” Now, sadly, Wilkinson (who also worked on Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) wasn’t able to reveal too much more about the plot significance of the suit – and no images of it have yet been made available – but with at least two new bat-vehicles recently revealed to be on their way, there seem to be a whole lot of possibilities afoot.
Including, for instance, , and …
The big question now, though?
What do you reckon?
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