Batman vs. Superman Director Zack Snyder Teases First Picture of New Batmobile
Such a tease! Man of Steel director Zack Snyder gave DC Comics fans a tantalizing glimpse of things to come when he took to Twitter on Monday, May 12, to share a picture of the redesigned Batmobile, which will make its debut in the new Batman vs. Superman movie.
The shadowy black-and-white photo shows the iconic car in an empty warehouse with blacked-out windows and small puddles on the ground. Its frame is mostly obscured by a large tarp, but the rear tumbler-like wheels are exposed from the back, as is what looks like an aerodynamic spoiler. "Could be time to pull the tarp... Tomorrow?" Snyder teased of the shot.
Warner Bros.' planned Man of Steel sequel stars Oscar winner Ben Affleck in the role of Batman, opposite Henry Cavill's Superman. "Ben provides an interesting counterbalance to Henry's Superman," Snyder said of the controversial casting choice. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne."
Also appearing in the superhero flick are Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (as Alfred Pennyworth), Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), and Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman). A third movie, about DC Comics' Justice League, is in development.
"It will be a further expansion of this universe," Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of worldwide production, told the Wall Street Journal last month. "Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League."