Big Batman fan Kevin Smith previously talked about seeing the first image of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight, saying that the suit is unlike anything seen before. He also apparently said that the costume reminded him of Jim Lee’s design, suggesting that Batman’s new look will be the most comic book accurate yet. Now, Smith talks more about the image that he saw, on his Fatman on Batman podcast (via Comic Book Therapy). He recalls being shown the picture by director Zack Snyder, and says that while Batman looks familiar, it’s still very different from past incarnations. Smith further describes the image, revealing that Superman is also seen behind Batman. Below is what he had to say on the subject.
“I talked about it on Hollywood Babble-On, but I have seen the suit. I did this Man Of Steel Yahoo, fan event when the DVD came out. I was hosting Zack Snyder was there, Amy Adams, we had Henry Cavill from satellite over in the UK, and you know it was all about Man of Steel. And at one point Zack talked a little bit about the future and Batman Vs Superman, but when the show was all done, Zack was all like ‘Kev come here, come here’, and he takes me over to the corner and whips out his phone, and he shows me a picture of Batman. Live action version of Batman. A very familiar Batman, I might add. It didn’t look like any of the cinematic Batmans that have ever gone before. He shows me that picture and behind Batman…Superman in the suit looming in the distance. Both on a roof top kind of thing. It was on a set, a little set the put together for this photo shoot. So I was like ‘Oh my god! Is that the suit?! The suit looks amazing! Did you get people to model it?’ And he goes, ‘That’s your boy.’ And I look closely and it’s Ben Affleck wearing the suit. The suit, it is not mine to spill, in terms of what it looks like, you’ll see it. They’ll tell you when they want you to know, but any Batman fan is going to be pleased. I’m going to tell you that right now. They gave you the suit you all wanted to see.”
Despite Batman vs. Superman‘s recent delay, a first-look image of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight is still expected to drop soon. It certainly sounds like it’ll be the best adaptation of Batman’s costume yet, and that just adds even more anticipation among the fanboy community. Hopefully, it won’t be long before we get an official glimpse.
Batman vs. Superman (not the final title) is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016. The follow-up to Man of Steel, the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.
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