See Ben Affleck as Batman at Comic-Con

Ben Affleck as Batman

Clay Enos Photography/Warner Bros.

updated 07/24/2014 AT 6:00 PM ET

originally published 07/24/2014 AT 9:00 PM ET

Batman’s back – and broodier than ever.

DC Comics surprised fans with a close-up shot of the Caped Crusader at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, showing a shadowy Ben Affleck wearing the superhero’s famous black mask.

Affleck, 41, is suiting up opposite Henry Cavill for 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actors have been busy filming the flick in Detroit.

The photo is part of a montage wall celebrating the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary. The first day of the convention saw lots of buzz about a possible Batman stunt in the coming days: Warner Brothers, the studio behind the movie, presents its slate Saturday morning in Hall H.

Director Zack Snyder Tweeted the first glimpse of Affleck in costume in May, posting a moody, black-and-white still.

“Every kid should see their dad as a superhero,” Affleck, a father of three, told Jimmy Fallon in September of snagging the role. “It’s so awesome and I’m so excited.”

• Reporting by MELODY CHIU

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