Last week, director Zack Snyder finally gave us our very first look at Ben Affleck’s Batman in the highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel. With the short ears and the gigantic bat emblem on his chest it’s very easy to tell that it’s influenced by a version of the suit worn by Batman in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. The one thing about Snyder’s photo was the lack of color, leading many to wonder what color the suit will end up being.
Kevin Smith, who saw the suit months ago, spoke out once again on his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast about the newly-released image. Smith clarified that he saw a different photo of Affleck in costume and he saw it in color:
“That’s not a representation of what the suit looks like. So what the suit looks like, and I was always kind of keeping it quiet until they revealed it, but they’ve revealed it. And you can kind of see, and anybody that…you’ve seen some people take the picture and color it online. If you want to see what this f***ing suit looks like, you just go to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, go to the third book, Hunt the Dark Knight…it’s the exact f***ing outfit he’s wearing. That’s why I hugged that guy all those months ago.”
When Smiths’s co-host Ralph Garman complained that the Batmobile looked like the Tumbler from the Christopher Nolan Batman films, Smith teased:
“I will put this to you. What if it’s one of a few Batmobiles? What if that’s one of a few outfits in the movie? I suspect that’s the case.”
Remember that rumor about more than one suit….
Batman vs. Superman (or whatever) was scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder, with rewrites by Chris Terrio. Snyder is directing. Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons is Alfred Pennyworth and Ray Fisher is Victor Stone/Cyborg. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel. Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto have unknown roles.
It is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6th, 2016.