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Zack Snyder talks Batman vs Superman costumes and more

April 18th, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

So….2016 is very, very, VERY, far away. Which stinks because that’s when Man of Steel 2, aka Batman vs. Superman comes out. Yeah, I know, it’s intolerable. Especially since many of us are wanting something, ANYTHING, to quench our thirst until the first trailer comes out sometime next year.

In an interview with Forbes, Zack Snyder the director for Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, talked about numerous things. From the anniversaries of the Trinity that come one right after the other, to the true “beginnings” of how Batman got put in a Superman movie, and his views on his movies, from Watchmen to 300 to Sucker Punch and of course Man of Steel.

Yet what might make fans the most joyous is a little tidbit about the costumes of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. It has been noted by many that the costumes have already been made and/or altered in the case of Superman. Some have even seen the costumes and are already raving about them.

So what does Zack Snyder think of them?

“The thing also that’s really fascinating for me is that, even just in the tests we’ve been doing, the costumes, right? You basically have Batman and Superman — and this is without Ben [Affleck] and Henry [Cavill] in the costumes, but just like the stand-ins, just testing to see what the costumes look like. And you have them standing there and they’re standing in the same shot — and then we have Wonder Woman, you know, all three of them in the same shot. Even just for a test, you really have to go, “Wow, that’s crazy!” Not only is it the first time that I’m seeing them, it’s the first time they’ve ever existed together on screen in a movie. And that’s kind of a huge deal. Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other… [I]t’s kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you’re standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman. It’s crazy. But it’s fun. I mean, I have the first photo, I’ve got it in my archive because I was like, “Okay, I better keep this, it’s gonna be worth something,” [laughs]!

But wait! There’s more! Wonder why we don’t have a pic of the costumes if they’re made? Well….

“Unfortunately, I don’t even know the timeline… Because the movie takes place so far from now, it’s hard to know exactly. That all gets tied to marketing and strategies for the movie. It’s not just a free-for-all, which I’d love it to be. Because I take a picture of the suit with my camera– I’m actually staring at one right now in my office. And it’s just massive on my wall in my office and it’s epic, let me tell you! And I’m like, “God, I want to send this to the Internet immediately.” But I know I’m not allowed to [laughs]! I do value the sort of excitement of the way the film is [revealed]… the pieces that are released and sort of trickle out to everybody, and those reveals are exciting milestones for us.”

So there you have it. I’ll admit, it still stinks that we have to wait so long to see something. But if Snyder’s excitement is any indication of what we’re going to feel? It’ll be worth it.

To read the full interview, click here.

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 Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons is Alfred Pennyworth. 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.

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!