Ben Affleck Is a Buff, Brooding Batman in First Photo
The Oscar-winning actor shows his take on the Caped Crusader
Dark Knight, indeed.
“I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham,” Snyder Tweeted Tuesday, and promptly triggered nearly 20,000 retweets in an hour.
The black-and-white, smoky shot shows Affleck standing next to an impressive-looking Batmobile while dressed in full Batman regalia, complete with mask, cape and bulging muscles.
Affleck, 41, caught considerable flak after being cast in the Man of Steel sequel last August, even prompting a change.org petition urging producers to drop the Oscar winner. Yet he remained in the role opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman, and the production is currently shooting in Detroit.