We called this last year, and the latest picture from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice seems to confirm what we suspected: Ben Affleck bagged the role because of his incredibly strong chin.
Revealed at San Diego Comic Con, the first, close-up image from the forthcoming film shows a pensive Batman, his head bowed and his eyes closed. Also of note is Affleck’s stubbled chin, indicative of the older, world-weary Batman Warner Brothers have promised.
Comic fans will also be excited by the prospect of the shorted bat “ears”, a throwback to the first incarnations of the caped crusader and, more importantly, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, the ultra-dark graphic novel in which an aging Bruce Wayne takes on Superman.
With an ever-expanding cast of DC heroes and villains, it’s unclear how much of the focus of the new film will be on Batman, but with the Justice League franchise planned out for years to come, it’s highly likely we’ll be seeing a lot of both Affleck, and his chin.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is released May 6 2016
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