Director Kevin Smith, a noted comic book fan, recently hosted a Q&A with fellow director Zack Snyder, who helmed ‘Man of Steel‘ and will also direct its follow-up ‘Batman Vs. Superman’. There has been much speculation about the next movie, which looks to expand the DC cinematic universe, not to mention the controversial casting of Ben Affleck as a slightly older, battle-weary Dark Knight. Recently, rumors emerged suggesting that Batman’s costume would resemble that from the graphic novel ‘Batman: Noel’.A better glimpse of the costume from ‘Batman: Noel’ as illustrated by Lee Bermejo
Well, Smith has seen the new suit and it gets a complete thumbs up from him. As he expressed in his most recent podcast:
“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.'”
What do you take away from Smith’s enthusiastic reaction? It could be any number of possibilities, but it clearly implies that it’s in some way comic inspired. Since Henry Cavill’s Superman suit was very close to the current comic book version, is it possible that Batman will also mirror the Jim Lee-designed New 52 suit?
What do you want to see on-screen? A form-fitting body suit? Something more armored? Comment below!