Ben Affleck, Batman v. Superman

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Ben Affleck is getting his tortured melancholy on.

He's pretty much all chin in this new photo released Thursday of Ben suited up as the Caped Crusader (or Batfleck, as some might say) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but you can still see the furrowed brow and clenched jaw underneath the cowl that has been a must for any Batman post-Adam West.

DC Comics released the pic today both in honor of the film and the 75th anniversary of Batman, officially marked yesterday as Batman Day and to be celebrated all weekend at Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego, Calif.

"#75," director Zack Snydercaptioned the shot on Twitter.

Batman, Zack Snyder Twit Pic


A full-body shot of Ben as Batman is also out there, but this one really does set the mood for what is sure to be, judging by Man of Steel, super-serious portrayal of Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego.

And Affleck's cleft chin has never been more pronounced!

Dawn of Justice also features Henry Cavill reprising his role of Superman (dressed as a Jedi knight at times) and Amy Adams is back as Lois Lane. Joining the fangasmic ensemble is Jeremy Irons as Batman-story staple Alfred, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Gal Gadot as Wonderwoman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

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