TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 25, 2014
As you may know, 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the first ever appearance of Batman in Detercitve Comics #27. And given how the Caped Crusader is one of the most famous fictional characters of the 20th and 21st centuries, it makes complete sense that DC Comics would be making a big deal about it.
Of course, they could have celebrated Batman's 75th back in May, which was the actual month Batman made his debut. However, when you think about it, it makes much more sense to wait for the world's biggest celebration of comic books—Comic-Con—which started today in San Diego.
So how is DC Comics celebrating the Dark Knight's 75th birthday at Comic-Con? Well, there are numerous things planned, including something big having to do with Batman v Superman scheduled for Saturday night. But the Batman b-day tribute that caught everybody's attention right away today is a display of all the various crusader costumes, capes, and cowls from over the year. And the reason it's so notable is that it includes the newest cowl which we'll see on Batfleck in the aforementioned Zack Snyder flick.
Of course, we've already seen a photo of Ben Affleck wearing the cowl. But this gives us a much better look, and as the astute folks over at Screen Rant pointed out, there are a couple of interesting things about this.
First, though it's not blue and grey as some people had hoped, it's still much more comic-booky than the Christopher Nolan Batman. And second, it seems that Batman will once again be unable to turn his head. (Remember, how that was one of the modifications Christian Bale asked Morgan Freeman to make to his suit?)
Fascinating stuff, huh nerds?