On a recent episode of his comedy podcast, Hollywood Babble-On, director Kevin Smith revealed that Zack Snyder showed him a picture of Batman’s costume from the much-anticipated film, Batman vs. Superman, which Snyder is directing.
“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.'”
During the show, Smith went on to mention that he thought that the costume was influenced by a particular style, but the quote was later redacted. There’s talk on the Internet that the design of the costume might’ve been influenced by Frank Miller’s famous The Dark Knight Returns comic, but that’s still up in the air.
Batman vs. Superman will debut in theaters on July 17, 2015.