Ben Affleck as Batman Comic Book Concept Art

DC Comics artist Steve Scott, who collaborated with Christopher Nolan on ‘The Dark Knight’ adaptation, gives us his take on Batfleck.
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Ben Affleck as Batman Comic Book Concept Art

A piece of comic book concept art has leaked, offering a hint at what Ben Affleck might look like as Batman in Man of Steel 2 (aka Batman Vs. Superman). This page, which is 1 of 3, comes from DC Comics artist Steve Scott, who collaborated with Christopher Nolan on the comic book adaptation of The Dark Knight. You can take a look at the page, along with other fan art concepts, to get a taste of how the notorious 'Batfleck' may eventually appear on screen.

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It's not known when this piece of art was created, as the month is listed as Batman (which, if you're a fan, is every month!), but it may be earlier art work from when Justice League was a priority over Man of Steel 2, back when they first tried to lure Ben Affleck into the role of Batman, long before he ever agreed to sign on. There is no evidence that this is art created in conjunction with Batman Vs. Superman.

It is interesting to see the various notes written next to the character, as Steve Scott conceives this particular Batman with lower, smaller bat ears. Another indicator that it may be early art from Justice League is this interesting bit of info.

"Texture should be separate between Batman from rest of JLA and Superman! Ben wants no bat nipples...NO BAT NIPPLES!"

Here, in 2013, that seems like an odd request to make, as Bat Nipples haven't been seen in over a decade. Fans chiming in this morning do not like the gold/brass batshield on the suit, with many pointing out that it looks like a cross between the The Dark Knight costume and the Injustice video game.

The art piece reportedly comes from a post on Comic Art House, which had the page up for sale. It was quickly removed, with Steve Scott explaining that it was a "wrong upload".

Whether or not this piece is actually from Batman Vs. Superman has not been confirmed, but like we said, it's highly unlikely. Though it is fun to see how someone associated with the Christopher Nolan universe of Batman movies pictures the highly controversial actor in the suit.

What do you think? Does it look a little too much like Night Owl from Watchmen? Do you like the gold? Or does it look too much like an action figure from the 90s? Let us know your thoughts!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    @cupid Yeah, that is a good thing, because then it would just look tacky, if it had the bat nipples on it.

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    • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

      YEAH MAN

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        nice

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        • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

          Yeah...Nice!!

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          • Bill-Louis • 2 years ago

            NICE

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            • Ahrm-Coreforce-Frb • 2 years ago

              the concept Art looks like a fusion of Bat"Bale" and Nightowl, i like the Golden Bat-Symbol of this concept Art because in the "Bale"-Trilogy was it not good to see with the same art of colour like the Batsuit ;)

              PS: here's my Fan Art of Batfleck :D

              facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589021647831275&set=a.589021614497945.1073741835.564610733605700

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              • Celestialforthcoming • 2 years ago

                @Mieko_Siede agreed to your points, however, Is there any sense in making batman fist fight superman? Unless he uses an advance suit like in the comic the dark knight returns, I feel that the way they well bring the conflict to screen is by batman's ability to strategically outsmart superman. use superman's morals and ethics against him and plan ahead of him and take him out with precision. Otherwise, you got a suit to make up for with some rockets or something :P.

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                • Freefinger • 2 years ago

                  I hope they go for the last two pics shown here, the black and grey Batman.. I'm tired of the complete black outfit. You can also armor it up a bit, but not go overboard like the Nolan trilogy.

                  Those two last one makes Batman look like a darker and gritty character.

                  Let's go away from the Nolan cloth cape and super battle armor to the teeth..

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                  • Celestialforthcoming • 2 years ago

                    @bawnian-dexeus It would seem more preferable to have this batman be more in tune with the comic book version of batman because it is that kind of batman, not Nolan's or Burton's, that would be more appropriate when sharing the same scene as superman. To make them more like equals. I always imgained they would take the arkham route in the design on batman as a whole and not just his costume.

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                    • Celestialforthcoming • 2 years ago

                      @monkeyiron 2.0 Would be awesome to end it that way as this progresses to the justice league.

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                      • cupid • 2 years ago

                        No bat nipples...lol

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                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                          @Brizzy I agree.

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                          • sunrider • 2 years ago

                            meh looks to much like owl man..

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                            • ghostman • 2 years ago

                              It looks okay. Not great, but just okay.

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                              • mieko-siede • 2 years ago

                                @skywise That's actually a system they'd used for several films including Mission: Impossible III in which Tom Cruise used it in a crippled moment to subdue Phillip Seymore Hoffman. If they could somehow blend a form of Jiu Jitsu with the elusive footing and solid striking of boxing, the strategic deception of Ninjitsu and the momentum shifting form of Aikido simplified into one system for Batman to stand uniquely that would be quite lethal and interesting to see. Maybe the quick use of pressure strikes with the subtle use of animal fists. That's just wishful thinking though. From a combative sense I don't honestly know what to expect with what they'll do with Batman in this movie. He may just be transformed into a brawler.

                                Sometimes I wish I could take part in the process of choreographing some characters.

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                                • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                  @skywise@mieko-siede Agreed. I for one never had a problem with the last trilogy or the previous adaptations. I do agree that in Batman Begins, while Bale isn't an expert in martial arts, they showed that the character of Bruce Wayne was well versed in various defense arts, but when you see him in Dark Knight and Rises, he goes full on brawl. Again, I don't dislike the end result, but after picking up some of his comics, the character should be able to utilize muscle memory to react quickly or faster. I'm sure with proper prepping and sleek editing they can make Bat-Fleck stand out as @mieko-siede stated. It sure is fun to debate.

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                                  • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                                    I like what i see... Getting excited agn. Finally realizing nolans trilogy is in the past. Bring on anoter version

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                                    • skywise • 2 years ago

                                      @mieko-siede He is a ninja after all and while there were some decent fight scenes in the latest Bats trilogy it seemed that Bale was using a simplified Keysi Self Defense fighting style. (And I know Bale is not martial arts expert). A few months of training though and they could get the look right for his fighting style but he HAS to be move very quickly. Or like @bawnian-dexeus so elegantly stated, "kick, punch and twirl his enemies in a fraction of a second."

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                                      • mieko-siede • 2 years ago

                                        @skywise I believe it would just bring a whole new dynamic to the character. @bawnian-dexeus it would definitely make him stand out as much as Superman making him more comparable to a demigod.

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                          @mieko-siede I too would like to see a live-action Batman that can kick, punch and twirl his enemies in a fraction of a second.

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