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Batman V Superman Will Feature the Dark Knight Returns Bat-Armor

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice may still be a couple years away but that didn’t stop Warner Bros from dropping some awesome stuff today about their mega-movie that’s sure to get everyone excited. Besides finally releasing the first image of Gal Gadot in full Wonder Woman garb, IGN reported that Warner also brought out none other than Zack Snyder at their SDCC panel who proceded to treat the attending audience to a teaser of the upcoming movie. The teaser features Batman fully decked out in the Bat-armor from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns as he shines the Bat-signal at a floating Superman. Both Batman and Superman’s eyes are glowing white and red respectively as they stare down each other. And now feel free to have a Nerdgasm.

Now that teaser by itself should be enough to get everyone talking, but for me the big news is that Batman will indeed be wearing Bat-armor. It’s been rumored for a while that this was going to be one of Affleck’s Batsuits, but to finally hear it confirmed means that Snyder wasn’t kidding when he said Batman V Superman would be drawing heavily from Frank Miller’s classic graphic novel. For anyone not familiar with The Dark Knight Returns all you need to know is two things; First, it’s one of the greatest Batman stories ever told and it features an epic Batman/Superman throw-down, so any parallels the movie can draw with the comic is a great thing. And Second, there is something wrong with you if you haven’t read this comic. Seriously, stop whatever you’re doing and go buy this amazing graphic novel, or at least watch the equally amazing two part animated movie from DC. My advise is to do both. But joking aside, the fact that Batman V Superman will in part be based on The Dark Knight Returns has me ready to start waiting in line now…2016 can’t get here soon enough

And because we love you, here’s the latest Affleck as Batman picture. How awesome is it to have a Batman that looks like Batman.


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