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Bats upgrades suit

Jun. 14, 2007by: Omar Aviles

It seems Batman decided to do a little tweaking to his suit for the upcoming THE DARK KNIGHT as JoBlo.com Spy From The Dark Knight Frontlines Ryan OC sent us this pic of ole Bats sporting his fancy schmancy new threads. We don't have a higher res picture so if you have the patience to discern the somewhat blurry explanations of how exactly the suit has been altered then please do strike it back for us all below. THE DARK KNIGHT opens July 18th, 2008.

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Extra Tidbit: The film's fake working title is RORY'S FIRST KISS. Who the hell is Rory?
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8:36PM on 06/14/2007

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WHOA! that came out of left-field! This looks freakin SWEET! Very futuristic...i gotta take it in.. phew.

AWESOME!
WHOA! that came out of left-field! This looks freakin SWEET! Very futuristic...i gotta take it in.. phew.

AWESOME!
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8:39PM on 06/14/2007

Awesome!!

He can finally turn his freakin' head!! Huzah! That suit is f'n sweet!
He can finally turn his freakin' head!! Huzah! That suit is f'n sweet!
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8:41PM on 06/14/2007
is it July 18th 2008 yet? please please let it be.
is it July 18th 2008 yet? please please let it be.
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8:41PM on 06/14/2007

NO way

I dont know maybe its because im a superman fan and he would melt batman in 5 seconds but I just dont like this suite much. I think Keaton's was better.
I dont know maybe its because im a superman fan and he would melt batman in 5 seconds but I just dont like this suite much. I think Keaton's was better.
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8:41PM on 06/14/2007
Im 100% digging this suit. One of my biggest complaints about Batman Begins was the suit around his neck just looked silly as hell..always buldging out and what have you. His arms at the shoulders never looked quite right either..
Im 100% digging this suit. One of my biggest complaints about Batman Begins was the suit around his neck just looked silly as hell..always buldging out and what have you. His arms at the shoulders never looked quite right either..
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8:42PM on 06/14/2007

better pic

the pic is bigger and easier to read @ comingsoon.net.
the pic is bigger and easier to read @ comingsoon.net.
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8:52PM on 06/14/2007
I liked the first suit better. Maybe its the lighting but this has some kind of mousey brown shade. What do I know from Batsuits? But I thought this would be out sooner than July 08. A year of teaser anticipation. What a drag.
I liked the first suit better. Maybe its the lighting but this has some kind of mousey brown shade. What do I know from Batsuits? But I thought this would be out sooner than July 08. A year of teaser anticipation. What a drag.
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9:10PM on 06/14/2007
i dont know i guess it's alright. i was kind of hoping the suit would be less bulky this time, there he almost looks like iron man.

you know i the comics he pretty much just wears a gray shirt.
i dont know i guess it's alright. i was kind of hoping the suit would be less bulky this time, there he almost looks like iron man.

you know i the comics he pretty much just wears a gray shirt.
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9:12PM on 06/14/2007

Rory

Rory is the name of director Chris Nolan's son. Or one of 'em at least.
Rory is the name of director Chris Nolan's son. Or one of 'em at least.
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9:37PM on 06/14/2007
I love it!
But if i remember correctly, wasn't his suit like this in Begins, but just spray painted over with black? Seeing as how all the things he gets are military technology, it totally makes sense to me.
I love it!
But if i remember correctly, wasn't his suit like this in Begins, but just spray painted over with black? Seeing as how all the things he gets are military technology, it totally makes sense to me.
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10:02PM on 06/14/2007

What the hell

Looks like he is wearing a football uni.
This looks like crap
Looks like he is wearing a football uni.
This looks like crap
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10:05PM on 06/14/2007
Rory is Nolan's son, unless I'm mistaken.

also: Suit looks pretty good. I really like the functional armor look, the one thing about batman I never quite understood is why in the heck he'd be wearing spandex.
Rory is Nolan's son, unless I'm mistaken.

also: Suit looks pretty good. I really like the functional armor look, the one thing about batman I never quite understood is why in the heck he'd be wearing spandex.
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10:52PM on 06/14/2007

SWEEEEEEEET

FINALLY. Neck movement from a live-action Batman! Nolan shot around it pretty well in BB (with the exception of a hallway moving hallway shot in the Arkham escape). He looks like a bat-gladiator. I can't wait to see the upgraded batcave!
FINALLY. Neck movement from a live-action Batman! Nolan shot around it pretty well in BB (with the exception of a hallway moving hallway shot in the Arkham escape). He looks like a bat-gladiator. I can't wait to see the upgraded batcave!
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11:22PM on 06/14/2007

YES!

I liked the suit from begins, but I like this one even more! Man the head looks so much better. Plus, I think the lighting probably isn't the greatest in this shot, plus he'll be in the dark most of the time, so you wont even see the details. But I love it!
I liked the suit from begins, but I like this one even more! Man the head looks so much better. Plus, I think the lighting probably isn't the greatest in this shot, plus he'll be in the dark most of the time, so you wont even see the details. But I love it!
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12:02AM on 06/15/2007

cool

When I first saw it I thought it was too busy, like the Batman and Robin suit...but after a few seconds to look it over, it's badass. It's like a suit of friggin armour, pretty intimidating. Though, I do prefer the slick suit from Begins.
When I first saw it I thought it was too busy, like the Batman and Robin suit...but after a few seconds to look it over, it's badass. It's like a suit of friggin armour, pretty intimidating. Though, I do prefer the slick suit from Begins.
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12:14AM on 06/15/2007

neck!

This is awesome. I do think there is too much paneling and what looks like segmentation, but I have been saying since the Burton days that Batman looks stupid because he cannot look at something without turning his whole torso. Now that he can move his head we can probably look forward to some better acting "in-suit"
This is awesome. I do think there is too much paneling and what looks like segmentation, but I have been saying since the Burton days that Batman looks stupid because he cannot look at something without turning his whole torso. Now that he can move his head we can probably look forward to some better acting "in-suit"
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12:35AM on 06/15/2007
He's back baby!! That thing is fuckin wild, kinda robotic lookin. I was waiting for an official TDK Bale pic and goddamn there it is. Awesome.
He's back baby!! That thing is fuckin wild, kinda robotic lookin. I was waiting for an official TDK Bale pic and goddamn there it is. Awesome.
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1:00AM on 06/15/2007

sheesh...

After the Joker pic and now that new suit... I'm getting a very "batmanandrobinesque" vibe from this one.
After the Joker pic and now that new suit... I'm getting a very "batmanandrobinesque" vibe from this one.
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1:22AM on 06/15/2007

Lame...

Seriously, who cares. They're attempting make this thing realistic, and it's still loaded with simplistic BS corner cutting. He gets a new suit that probably allows more moneuvarbility, and bla bla bla, and he finds it at Wayne Corp... nice! So real!!!! So when the villains see it we'll get a line like "What are you supposed to be, a reject quarterback?!" FU Nolan and Co.
Seriously, who cares. They're attempting make this thing realistic, and it's still loaded with simplistic BS corner cutting. He gets a new suit that probably allows more moneuvarbility, and bla bla bla, and he finds it at Wayne Corp... nice! So real!!!! So when the villains see it we'll get a line like "What are you supposed to be, a reject quarterback?!" FU Nolan and Co.
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1:29AM on 06/15/2007

Ahhh...

Ha, I love the people who are making fun of this. Probably the same ones who are gonna see Rise of the Silver Surfer 15 times. Now THERE'S realism for you.
Ha, I love the people who are making fun of this. Probably the same ones who are gonna see Rise of the Silver Surfer 15 times. Now THERE'S realism for you.
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1:45AM on 06/15/2007

Too many Tweens here Now! Go away

All you kids that visit this site, grow up then you can come back an post your dumb little comments. Personally I am all for the success of this site, but it is a shame about all the kids that know nothing about movies. Congrats on the sites Joblo & Arrow, Kids... Get lost an come back when you are an adult. I don't mean when you are 18 either!
All you kids that visit this site, grow up then you can come back an post your dumb little comments. Personally I am all for the success of this site, but it is a shame about all the kids that know nothing about movies. Congrats on the sites Joblo & Arrow, Kids... Get lost an come back when you are an adult. I don't mean when you are 18 either!
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1:45AM on 06/15/2007

this suit

KICKS FUCKING ASS. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a major weenie who thinks he should be in spandex. That just won't work cinematically. It's worked just fine in Sandy Collora's DEAD END, but that won't fly on the big screen. I sincerely hope you mean "Felix Unger", ginopags. Anyone who utters a untoward comment about Christopher Nolan and company is basically a twat who prefers the shit Burton or Schumacher "adaptations". I can't understand you people. Either you shit on every new idea because
KICKS FUCKING ASS. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a major weenie who thinks he should be in spandex. That just won't work cinematically. It's worked just fine in Sandy Collora's DEAD END, but that won't fly on the big screen. I sincerely hope you mean "Felix Unger", ginopags. Anyone who utters a untoward comment about Christopher Nolan and company is basically a twat who prefers the shit Burton or Schumacher "adaptations". I can't understand you people. Either you shit on every new idea because it isn't what you want or you just get off on disagreeing.
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3:43AM on 06/15/2007

That looks.....

[link] BAD ASSSSSS!!!! I want one! I want one!
[link] BAD ASSSSSS!!!! I want one! I want one!
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4:29AM on 06/15/2007

Nice......

I wanna just sleep for a year or take Doc Brown's time machine to next year when Dark Knight opens. And, deadshot, I love Tim Burton's take on Batman. He did a fantastic job. Shumacher can rot in hell tho.
I wanna just sleep for a year or take Doc Brown's time machine to next year when Dark Knight opens. And, deadshot, I love Tim Burton's take on Batman. He did a fantastic job. Shumacher can rot in hell tho.
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4:53AM on 06/15/2007

Full neck movement

I'm curious as to how it will look on film with his new codpiece giving him full head movement now! I'm pretty happy with what they did! I'm just as curious to see what they will do to the Batmobile (if they are doing anything at all)! Ah, July seems so far away!
I'm curious as to how it will look on film with his new codpiece giving him full head movement now! I'm pretty happy with what they did! I'm just as curious to see what they will do to the Batmobile (if they are doing anything at all)! Ah, July seems so far away!
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10:04AM on 06/15/2007

High tech? Look again

Some people complain about the suit looking too high tech. I think it makes his muscles look more sinewy. Awesome.
Some people complain about the suit looking too high tech. I think it makes his muscles look more sinewy. Awesome.
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11:21AM on 06/15/2007

the words

1.) HEAD GAMES Ever wonder why movie Batmans rarely turn their horned heads? It's because the cowls of past suits were firmly attached to the neck and shoulders of the costume-necessary to maintain that iconic silhouette and to prevent the actor from moving around inside the mask. The new headpiece - modeled after a motorcycle helmet - is seperate fromt he neck, so star Christian Bale can now swivel his noggin side to side, or nod up and down. "It was the hardest part of the suit to make,"
1.) HEAD GAMES Ever wonder why movie Batmans rarely turn their horned heads? It's because the cowls of past suits were firmly attached to the neck and shoulders of the costume-necessary to maintain that iconic silhouette and to prevent the actor from moving around inside the mask. The new headpiece - modeled after a motorcycle helmet - is seperate fromt he neck, so star Christian Bale can now swivel his noggin side to side, or nod up and down. "It was the hardest part of the suit to make," say Hamming.

2.) CAPE FEAR Don't bother asking. "It's top secret," says Hamming. Meaning...? "Let's just say things happen to the cloak." Our guess: It's also a picnic blanket!

3.) BLADES OF GLORY The razors on Batman's forearms are actually part of the suit. (His gloves tuck into the sleeves of the suit.) They're retractable, and yep, they're weapons. "They shoot at people!" says Hamming with a Jokeresque laugh.

4.) RAW MATERIAL The new suit is made of 200 individual pieces of rubber, fiberglass, and nylon and metallic mshe. Bruce Wayne's work clothes now have a stylish texture, suggesting they're made with sophisticated new technology. "I thought it would make it more interesting to look at and wonder about," says Hamming, adding that the stretchy rubber liners also help bind the costume to Bale's body.
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12:03PM on 06/15/2007

CRYPTO COOKIES...

Nah man... Fantastic Four sucks... in fact I can't say any Super-hero movie has blown me away side from X2 which was PRETTY GOOD, not great.
Nah man... Fantastic Four sucks... in fact I can't say any Super-hero movie has blown me away side from X2 which was PRETTY GOOD, not great.
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1:41PM on 06/15/2007

Its just motorcycle armor, but its cool I guess.

Daredevil did it, why not Batman. Im glad its not leather, thats an improvement to the Daredevils suit. At least Batman can move he head now, cant believe it took them 6 movies and 3 decades to figure it out. At least it looks better then what they did with The Joker.
Daredevil did it, why not Batman. Im glad its not leather, thats an improvement to the Daredevils suit. At least Batman can move he head now, cant believe it took them 6 movies and 3 decades to figure it out. At least it looks better then what they did with The Joker.
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2:01PM on 06/15/2007
i like it, especially the cowl. The whole thing just looks leaner then before, I'd say the next step from here would be even more simplified.
i like it, especially the cowl. The whole thing just looks leaner then before, I'd say the next step from here would be even more simplified.
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12:19AM on 06/16/2007

Looks great!

it actually looks more "realistic" in terms of style than the last one in BEGINS. Less rubber is a plus. At the moment (maybe because of the angle or lighting of the photo) this upgrade looks less menacing, but it certainly looks more flexible, fluid, and mobile.
it actually looks more "realistic" in terms of style than the last one in BEGINS. Less rubber is a plus. At the moment (maybe because of the angle or lighting of the photo) this upgrade looks less menacing, but it certainly looks more flexible, fluid, and mobile.
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12:42AM on 06/16/2007

one more thing...

perhaps we now know the reason why Nolan titled the sequel THE DARK KNIGHT, the armor on the suit now makes it look quite knight-ish.
perhaps we now know the reason why Nolan titled the sequel THE DARK KNIGHT, the armor on the suit now makes it look quite knight-ish.
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10:48AM on 06/16/2007

RORY'S = SORRY?

Seems like a good idea to have the Batman suit "upgraded". No fancy colors, nipples or new gigantor cod pieces, but a few changes would make sense. How often do you make a suit to fight crime and wackos (read: super villians) and get your suit right on the first try? I would imagine there would be more unforseen situations you run into that require the upgrades. Anyway, in regards to the working title, I really feel it's an Anagram for Sorry. So is it a Sorry First Kiss? I would imagine
Seems like a good idea to have the Batman suit "upgraded". No fancy colors, nipples or new gigantor cod pieces, but a few changes would make sense. How often do you make a suit to fight crime and wackos (read: super villians) and get your suit right on the first try? I would imagine there would be more unforseen situations you run into that require the upgrades. Anyway, in regards to the working title, I really feel it's an Anagram for Sorry. So is it a Sorry First Kiss? I would imagine so... since the movie is a Comic Book sequel! :)
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1:13PM on 06/16/2007
As much as I like the plain cloth suit, specifically Alex Ross and Jim Lee's designs, it makes alot more sense to have bulletproof armor.
As much as I like the plain cloth suit, specifically Alex Ross and Jim Lee's designs, it makes alot more sense to have bulletproof armor.
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8:44PM on 06/16/2007
Besides it being totally realistic and logical, Batman will probably be shrouded in this cape most of the time, so you wont see it full on a lot of the time.
Besides it being totally realistic and logical, Batman will probably be shrouded in this cape most of the time, so you wont see it full on a lot of the time.
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