2. The first Batfleck photo seemed to suggest that the costume would be a black cowl and cape over a gray fabric — similar to the look of Batman in the classic “The Dark Knight Returns.” Thursday’s new photo gives a slight peek at the fabric of the suit underneath the cape and cowl, and it looks pretty dark. Almost black. Could it just be a bat-lighting issue, or will we once again have a Batsuit on film that’s all black? Even after two photo releases, Warner Bros. still has us guessing.
3. The always important Bat eye-black in the eye-holes of the cowl is present. It wasn’t used by Adam West, of course, but it’s been a Bat-constant in every Batman film onscreen ever since. Eye-black under cowls and domino masks is always a Hollywood wink for extra identity concealment. It’s there but it’s not really there. And as always, it looks pretty great.
4. No new surprise with Batfleck’s short ears. It’s a nice change-up after years of long-eared Batmen on film. The Frank Miller/Jim Lee style-influenced design looks good from what we’ve seen so far.
5. We’ve seen two good looks (though they still haven’t revealed everything) about Hollywood’s newest Batman. Now we just need to hear the new Bat-voice. Will it be more Keaton-dark whisper, or Bale-throaty gruff.