Will Batman's New Suit Also Include A New Palette?

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We've gotten our first look at just what Ben Affleck will be wearing when he assumes Batman's cowl, but what color should that costume be?

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The picture gives us a pretty good idea of the outlines of the costume, but the greyscale still leaves the palette a bit of a mystery. While a dark, monochromatic look is a perennially popular option, it's not the only choice for Gotham's best detective. And this set of palette-swapped Batman pictures, gives us a few other options to imagine.

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Have a color scheme of your own in mind? Grab the greyscale version and get to work. In the meantime, check out a couple of our favorites, including a particularly nice mixed neutrals version in navy, grey, and black as suggested by commenter Mandara, a New 52-inspired take from Name Classified, and a lightly highlighted addition from Dante_GE.

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Name Classified, who borrowed inspiration from the New 52's take on Batman

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The story I heard was that the original Batsuit in the Burton movies was going to be the traditional blue and grey, but Kenner's facilities couldn't mass produce action figures in those colors, so they went with an all-black suit. This sounds like BS to me, since there'd been plenty of old-style Batman toys up until that point.

My guess is that the filmmakers decided unanimously that glossy or matte black has more of a visual impact than other palettes. As with the Alien suit, it makes it harder to see the costume in darkness, so it doesn't look like an 80 pound fetish outfit and the bulkiness is obscured. There have been exceptions to this trend, but none of them went over well with the public.