Originally Posted by TheFuture
Now, in regards to Batman, the tights would have looked out of place badly in both Nolan's and Burton's universes. Imagine Batman's introduction in BB; would it have worked as well with tights? Would the theme of fear worked with tights? I'm not so sure.
Well the manip I posted earlier doesn't look any less intimidating than what Batman wore in TDK.
And they wouldn't be 'tights' on film. The characters in the film will not notice he is wearing tights. Just like they don't notice that the armour he wears is made of rubber.
It's very easy to say that a man in tights can't look scary. It's another thing entirely to actually make that costume to find out.