A talented digital artist has created a mock poster for The Batman with Ben Affleck – an origin adaptation of the Justice League character that was once in the pipeline.
Artist Bryan Zap is known in the pop culture community for producing detailed superhero and other pop culture pieces, including Godzilla and Star Wars.
Ben Affleck’s The Batman poster is a minimalist design, but harnesses everything we would expect from the character’s solo film, continuing the various story arcs set up in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
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Meet the Artist
Bryan Zap is a digital artist based in Manta, Ecuador, and has created over 60 impressive works of art as a homage to different characters.
The artist frequently returns to drawing Batman, Superman, Joker, as well as popular horror characters, such as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.
Zap has even reimagined Batman as a vampire, made a Back to the Future-styled poster for Ezra Miller’s The Flash, and created many pieces for Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman with Robert Pattinson in the cowl.
Ben Affleck’s The Batman Poster Featuring Deathstroke
The poster for Ben Affleck’s The Batman showcases the villain Deathstroke’s scratched helmet, with a Batarang sticking out of the top. The letters ‘HA HA HA’ have been written onto the Batarang.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League not only continued Affleck’s time in the Batsuit – making it his third outing as the Dark Knight – but the 4-hour masterpiece also set up the future appearance of Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke.
The SnyderVerse’s future is currently up in the air, and Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film was put on hold by Warner Bros. in favor of Matt Reeves’ 2022 feature.
Zap’s poster, however, includes the main plot points that Affleck’s film would follow, and carries on the ‘A Death in the Family’ arc that Snyder introduced in Justice League’s epilogue.
The ‘HA HA HA’ was first introduced in Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where the letters could be seen covering a tattered Robin suit in Batman’s cave. This is a direct reference to the A Death in the Family comic book, where the Joker kills Robin.
If Affleck’s solo film eventually gets the green light – with the actor in the director’s chair – this comic book arc, as well as Deathstroke’s involvement, could potentially set up multiple DC spin-offs.
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