You knew when Ben Affleck was cast as Batman that long time friend Kevin Smith would be privy to some inside information and true to form the lucky bastard has seen Affleck’s Batman costume. He revealed his thoughts about the new look on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast which I believe is the 33rd podcast he does a week…which is cool.
“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.”
Thanks for keeping my expectations low there Kev. There were already rumors that the new look was going to be based on the Batman: Noel graphic novel so reading Smith’s thoughts makes me think we will finally get a grey and black costume like the comics. If that is true, I will bearhug Zack Snyder too.
Leave a Reply