Ideas for the new costume in the Batman reboot

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  1. Shazam

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    http://herodistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BlackPanther1.jpg

    All of these "anti-grey" arguments are bogus. "He's grey in the comics so we can see him better?" LOL!!:awesome: Really??

    We've been able to see Black Panther for years! And he's all BLACK! It works if you want it to work. If you have a bias against the grey suit, then nothing will change your mind!

    We don't know how it would look simply because THEY'VE NEVER TRIED IT!! :doh:

    I almost hate the Tim Burton version for the reason that we cant get anything but a black rubber Batman.

    So how can anyone be so hell bent against grey.

    I know why.....everybody freaks out because the grey has been associated with the campy Adam West Batman. And that simply does not have to be the case. It can be done right......I think the Nite Owl suit from Watchmen is perfect for Batman.....the texture looks protective and the flexibility let's him move.....and that leathern looking cape was sweet...(Oh...it was a glider too).

    I'd love to be able to see the Bat symbol on his chest for a change.

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    He's grey because he simply looks atrocious when black :hehe:

    The details in the New 52 costume wouldn't work with black would it? At least not well.

    And when it was black loincloth [or whatever it was] in the 90's, it just looked very bland.
     
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    What works in the comics doesn't necessarily work on films and vice versa. They are two different visual mediums.

    All black outfits in print no matter how well they're animated rarely come out looking great and most of the all black black costumes you see have huge splashes of blue and purple thrown in to let it pop out more.

    In a live-action 3D world you have less of that issue. Personally i think the two tone works great for the comic batman but i think an all black live-action batman is more visually impressive.
     
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    I was wondering what this would like in the colour of gunmetal? If anybody can edit this pic to see what I mean, it would be great :)
     
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    But we sure as heck don't know it would work in this case, because they haven't tried it!

    I think those Arkham City video games give a pretty close depiction of how a live action Batman (in grey) would look. And it looks pretty darn great.
     
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    If Spider-man can work, anything's possible!
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    Even that looks too cartoony.
     
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    News Flash: It all looks cartoony. Who walks around in a Halloween costume??

    It's called suspension of belief.
     
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    OK...? Doesn't change anything.
     
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    The issue isn't that gray can't look good. They could absolutely come up with a black and gray, or even blue and gray look that works.

    The issue is contextual...why would Batman, in any realistic sense, color coordinate himself like that in the real world? He's, first and foremost, supposed to be a frightening creature of the night, hence the change to all black. Now, if they move away from that, and go back to the swashbuckling, slightly less dark version of Batman, I think blue and black or gray would be more palatable.
     
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    I think that they should do it for the the sake of being faithful to the comics. If he's already established there is no need to explain why since there is no origin. I think that if you can't sit down and watch the movie without thinking "Why is he in gray?!!!!" then that's just over analyzing. (Not that anyone said that)
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    Exactly.

    Assuming that would even need to be explained (and I don't think it would)...I would say that gray is better for stealth, but black is better for intimidation.

    The gray bodysuit/armor helps him blend into the shadows and will keep him from being seen from a distance.

    The black (specifically the cape and cowl) is for when he has to get close to someone to intimidate them, for whatever reason. It helps sell the image of a terrifying demon better than gray.

    Mix them together and you get the best of both worlds.


    I would love that.
     
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    I think it would also be a cool concept if his emblem(yellow) was actually bulletproof. Like someone shoots him in the chest and it just bounces off. That would have a great "creature" factor.
     
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    Exactly. It all depends on the tone as I said previously. If cartoony, I would be fine with the grey and blue.

    Realistic wise, black works better.

    And the way the things are, I doubt we'll see something cartoony.

    All I ask for, for the sake of us that want generic black to remain and those who want generic grey...compromise. Gunmetal is a great injection of black upon grey...and we'll probably always get the armoured look. And the gunmetal colour would perfectly upon that.
     
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    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5wdvibEhK1rxyld0o1_1280.jpg

    And this is with the grey costume......

    Looks pretty scary to me
     
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    Like this? Because a nice dark gray is fine. If you were talking about bright gray the entire time, than yes no to that.
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    And as I said...the cape NEEDS a bigger role lol
     
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    I was talking about a dark gray.
     
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    Yup :up:

    And I was thinking of bright grey :lmao:
     
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    Ugh I haaate that idea concept, no offense. I think it was just frank miller saying that to justify the reason (maybe to himself?) why batman would wear a bright yellow emblem as a prowler of the night and even he had the good sense to have it be blasted off and replaced with the black emblem.

    In reality a strategist like batman would not want to put any target on his body let alone one just below his neck/head. Frankly based on the bright target distraction idea he should put it on his ass probably because that would probably be safer.
     
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    Well if he really didn't want to get hit he'd have a silent robot built to do his crime-fighting for him (and if he can afford a space-station he can afford a silent robot). But he doesn't because that wouldn't be cool. Just like in this guy's opinion, the yellow oval is cool.

    Also, by Miller's logic he shouldn't wear any yellow at all. If Bruce can wear a yellow belt because he thinks it's stylish, and doesn't mind the 'risk' it brings when enemies shoot at his waist, he can also wear a yellow oval on his chest.

    That being said, I think the yellow oval is uggggly.
     
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    Don't get it twisted i'm not criticizing the posters idea. I just hate the excuse concocted by miller as to why batman wears a yellow emblem. Like i said it just makes batman seem dumb not smarter.

    I rather people not try to justify the yellow emblem's presence and just say they prefer the aesthetics or whatever.
     
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    Ah. I see.

    Yes, Miller's reasoning is stupid.
     
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    Yellow Emblem is cool on a black t-shirt but I think it'd be a mistake for it to return to a film.
     
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