While Marvel are still dominating the movie arena with the Avengers, there’s hardly a nerd among us who isn’t biting the bit for some information on Zack Snyder’s follow-up to Man Of Steel, Batman Vs Superman.
In particular, I/we want to know what Batman will look like. Will he be the armour-covered hero of the recent movies? The lycra bound hero of the 60s TV show or somewhere in between? Well one man who has seen it is Kevin Smith… well, he is a film-maker, comic geek and friend of Ben Affleck…
On the most recent episode of his podcast, Hollywood Babble-on, Smith talked about the suit and revealed some tantalising tid-bits:
“I saw the Batman costume. More than that I saw a picture of him (Affleck) in the costume. Now, I don’t want to give anything away ’cause that is up to them and stuff, but I am going to say this, I instantly bear hugged him (Snyder). You have not seen this costume in a movie on film before, and for a comic book fan it was mind bending. I was like ‘Get out of here, only you have enough power to pull this off.’ Because everyone always like does this Matrix/X-Men black armor…It was fantastic. I’m already a flag waver for this movie, but the costume, it blew my mind. I think everyone is just gonna be like ‘Holy ****!’ It’s its own thing, man. It’s like we haven’t been down this path at all. I was so elated….Even the hardest core “**** all this” person will be like ‘alright, I’m ready.'”
So, it’s not the armour then? Does this mean they’ll be brave enough to bring us a look closer to the comics? Wouldn’t that be beautiful… if a little hard to pull off? Agghhhhhhhhhhhh!
Anyway, all your thoughts on the matter in the usual ways, guys…
Batman Vs Superman will starHenry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman as well as Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, and it will be directed by the Zack Snyder and hits cinemas on July 17, 2015.