Director tweets first image of Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel

Published On: May 13 2014 02:23:43 PM EDT
Updated On: May 13 2014 02:47:25 PM EDT

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Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, tweeted a photo of Ben Affleck in the full Batman costume standing next to the redesigned Batmobile for the 2016 film.

NEW ORLEANS -

After teasing fans on Monday with a partial glimpse of the Batmobile for the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, Zack Snyder posted a photo to Twitter on Tuesday of the Dark Knight's new ride and Ben Affleck in the bat suit.

Snyder is directing the sequel to last year's "Man of Steel" movie. The film doesn't have a title, but is slated as "Batman vs. Superman" on IMDb.

Snyder posted an image to Twitter on Tuesday, showing Affleck, who will star as Bruce Wayne/Batman, standing next to the new Batmobile.

As the movie continues in pre-production, fans have been eager to get a glimpse of anything related to the "Man of Steel" sequel, where the two will supposedly face off.

Snyder didn't say anything in the tweet related to the movie.

All he said was, "I shot this with my @leica_camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham"

At a glance, the Dark Knight's new ride appears reminiscent of Christopher Nolan's version of the Batmobile, which was called the "Tumbler" in his Dark Knight trilogy. Affleck faces down, wearing the bat suit, which has smaller bat ears and less of a body-armor style than Nolan's trilogy.

The upcoming sequel will set up a future Justice League of America film, which was recently announced, and it will be the first time that Batman and Superman will appear in a live-action feature film together.

At the San Diego Comic Con last year, Snyder had actor Harry Lennix read a part of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" to promote his upcoming sequel.

"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you," Lennix read.

After the actor read the clip, Snyder unveiled a Batman logo with a Superman logo in the middle.

It was a cryptic unveiling, but one that sparked massive interest for fans of the characters. In Miller's book "The Dark Knight Returns" Batman returns to fighting crime after an eight-year hiatus. His return to crime fighting sparks controversy and leads to the president making Superman go toe-to-toe with the Caped Crusader.

Snyder noted that he wasn't adapting Miller's book, but was using that piece to help tell the story he wanted to tell.

The untitled "Batman vs. Superman" movie is set to be released in 2016. No date has been set for the Justice League movie.

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