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Why Batman, your lips are so pouty …
Looks like they didn’t fix the whole “Batman has to do the limbo dance to look up above him” deal with the costume’s neck piece in that fourth photo. :roll:
What’s with the whole highlander thing with the swords?
And to the first person that replies “I don’t know, I haven’t seen the movie yet either, you know.” : Fuck, youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
He kind of does that in the comics too, though.
I still think they should’ve given him all-white eyes, like in the cartoon. They could be night-vision lenses, if they must have a reason.
What’s with Liam Neeson playing the same role in like three movies? He’s the swordmaster in Batman, he’s the swordmaster in Kingdom of Heaven, and, of course, he’s the Jedi master in Episode I.
I don’t know, I haven’t seen the movie yet either, you know.
It’s because he looks fucking cool doing it.
I’m kind of disappointed by the costume. It doesn’t look right.
But I guess after the bat nipple costume, I shouldn’t complain.
Seeing as this is supposed to be Bats’ beginning, it would’ve be neat to see a retro costume of some sort. This is pretty much the exact same kevlar, rubber, whatever monstrosity as we got in the 80s-90s franchise. And Christian Bale just doesn’t do it for me as Bruce Wayne. Lacks that strong, jutting comic-book jaw and profile that even Michael Keaton had.
Yeah, instead of a granite jaw we now get pursed lips.
He still can’t turn his head, can he?
Fuck DC comics movies!
Yeah, he can, actually. Flexibility was one of the major stipulations Chris Nolan had for the costume designers. It’s not made out of rubber, but a much thinner and more flexible material that I can’t remember the name of.
Edit: I think the material might be the same stuff they used for the Spider-Man costume, or something derivative of it. Though that doesn’t include the armor parts. But you’ll notice that there isn’t a lot of that around the joints, since they wanted the costume to be able to do anything that the action required. I read an interview talking about the costume design a week or two ago and he said that everything on the costume had a purpose, though I can only imagine what purpose that might be.
He sure looks like he’s having trouble bending his neck back in that fourth shot, the one where he’s shooting something up at the roof.
Nice, Bale looks pretty good in the costume.
He’s the swordmaster in Kinsey too.
Thank you, I’ll be here all week, try the veal.
As previously mentioned, he’s doing the limbo to look straight up. The close up shots certainly make it appear to be a relatively thick material whatever it is and if you look at the second photo above, check out out the bulge occurring from tilting his head down slightly.
I just can’t see it being anything other than a major hindrance for a guy who’s supposed to be a ninja in a bat costume.