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Old July 28 2014, 12:03 AM   #3136
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

^ Yeah, I liked the playing up of the Greek Hoplite elements of the costume rather than silly Star Spangled granny panties.

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FWIW, I practically cheered during the part in TDK where Batman used the special lenses, insofar as I finally got to see a live action Batman who had glowing white eyes like the comic books. In my mind, Bruce has always had special lenses in the mask, if for no other reason to make him creepier and to make it harder to identify him by eye color.
I liked them too (but not because of the white eyes/comics appearance thing), though it was kind of a bad design flaw that they can't be shut off very easily when you have to get into hand to hand combat.
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Old July 28 2014, 12:08 AM   #3137
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If I was drawing a comic character in the late 1930s, I think I'd make it as easy on myself as possible. If that meant leaving the eyes blank, so be it.

I think that's probably how it was then, and just stuck. The 1966 Batman series did a good job of simulating the effect by the way the cowl fit Adam West, and the mask on Burt Ward. They did the same thing with Frank Gorshin. You don't really see their eyes.

The 1989 movie went a step further with the eye black, and every live action Batman since has used that. It lets you see the whites of the eyes in some shots, and the cowl creates dramatic shadows in others.

The lenses in TDK, and presumably in this new one, are there to serve a specific purpose.

Otherwise, it's just a thing. A look.

But hey, check out this shot from Project: Lex, earlier this year. Remind you of anything?

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Old July 28 2014, 12:39 AM   #3138
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About the possibility of Batman having a lead-lined suit: Maybe if Bats IS packing kryptonite, he's wearing a lead-lined suit to protect him from the radiation (kryptonite radiation IS harmful to humans, it just takes longer). Protecting Bruce's identity would just be a side benefit that he didn't know about. He'd probably figure it out during the fight, so he could make sure he lined his cowl from that point on. Just spitballing.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:09 AM   #3139
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A trilogy!

Lucy Lawless - Xena Warrior Princess



Rosamund Pike - Wrath of the Titans



Gal Gadot - Batman v Superman


Bonus WW in Armor


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Old July 28 2014, 01:27 AM   #3140
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Got to say this is looking more... promising.

I initially wasn't too fond of the idea of Ms. Gadot being WW but the look really works for me. I'm still cautious, though, Bat-fleck still has me worried and the use of Superman in MOS left a lot to be desired for me.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:38 AM   #3141
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Affleck does look like he's shaping up to be a good Bruce Wayne/Batman. The whole notion that Bruce and Clark look alike is even captured pretty well.

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Old July 28 2014, 01:40 AM   #3142
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About the possibility of Batman having a lead-lined suit: Maybe if Bats IS packing kryptonite, he's wearing a lead-lined suit to protect him from the radiation (kryptonite radiation IS harmful to humans, it just takes longer). Protecting Bruce's identity would just be a side benefit that he didn't know about. He'd probably figure it out during the fight, so he could make sure he lined his cowl from that point on. Just spitballing.
Wouldn't this armor be getting pretty heavy by this point? What the hell powers this thing? It's not an Iron Man suit with an arc reactor. Superman could just knock Batman over and he'd be trapped like a turtle upside down on its shell. I suppose that wouldn't make The Fight very interesting. Funny, but not interesting.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:41 AM   #3143
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We know Kryptonite can be used as a powersource. Maybe he's got some Metallo tech hidden in there.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:42 AM   #3144
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Wouldn't this armor be getting pretty heavy by this point? What the hell powers this thing? It's not an Iron Man suit with an arc reactor. Superman could just knock Batman over and he'd be trapped like a turtle upside down on its shell. I suppose that wouldn't make The Fight very interesting. Funny, but not interesting.
Have you read The Dark Knight Returns?

Most of your questions are answered therein.
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Old July 28 2014, 01:48 AM   #3145
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About the possibility of Batman having a lead-lined suit: Maybe if Bats IS packing kryptonite, he's wearing a lead-lined suit to protect him from the radiation (kryptonite radiation IS harmful to humans, it just takes longer). Protecting Bruce's identity would just be a side benefit that he didn't know about. He'd probably figure it out during the fight, so he could make sure he lined his cowl from that point on. Just spitballing.
Wouldn't this armor be getting pretty heavy by this point? What the hell powers this thing? It's not an Iron Man suit with an arc reactor. Superman could just knock Batman over and he'd be trapped like a turtle upside down on its shell. I suppose that wouldn't make The Fight very interesting. Funny, but not interesting.
You can believe that Iron Man's armor is powered by a miniature nuclear reactor implanted in Tony Stark's chest, but it stretches credibility that Batman has a power source built into his armor?
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Old July 28 2014, 01:53 AM   #3146
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Have you read The Dark Knight Returns?

Most of your questions are answered therein.
No, I haven't. I do apologize if my posts are getting obnoxious. I'm just reacting to these things from my own point of view in the context of Man of Steel.

I'm aware of some elements of The Dark Knight Returns. At least, I think I am. Isn't Batman's suit powered by the city's power grid?
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Old July 28 2014, 01:59 AM   #3147
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About the possibility of Batman having a lead-lined suit: Maybe if Bats IS packing kryptonite, he's wearing a lead-lined suit to protect him from the radiation (kryptonite radiation IS harmful to humans, it just takes longer). Protecting Bruce's identity would just be a side benefit that he didn't know about. He'd probably figure it out during the fight, so he could make sure he lined his cowl from that point on. Just spitballing.
Wouldn't this armor be getting pretty heavy by this point? What the hell powers this thing? It's not an Iron Man suit with an arc reactor. Superman could just knock Batman over and he'd be trapped like a turtle upside down on its shell. I suppose that wouldn't make The Fight very interesting. Funny, but not interesting.
We have no idea how log going to be wearing the suit nor how's powered.
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Old July 28 2014, 02:00 AM   #3148
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I honestly would have expected something similar to what happened in the story-line with Superman and Batman meeting in the "Smallville Season 11" comic that ran. To fight Superman, Batman wore a bat-suit the emitted red sunlight.
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Old July 28 2014, 02:02 AM   #3149
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You can believe that Iron Man's armor is powered by a miniature nuclear reactor implanted in Tony Stark's chest, but it stretches credibility that Batman has a power source built into his armor?
I know, I know. I'm splitting the hairs of realism in a movie about a flying alien and a billionaire that dresses like a bat.

I just have the hardest time believing in the reality of the movie's universe of a fist fight between Batman and Superman.

Maybe I simply need to get over it.
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Old July 28 2014, 02:11 AM   #3150
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We have only seen the smallest portion of the MOS reality we have no idea what type of tech is available in it. Much like Nolans Batman I am sure the MOS Bruce has his own bleeding edge research department creating all kinds of toys.
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