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Kevin Smith Has Seen Ben Affleck’s Batman

The world at large has yet to see Ben Affleck as Batman, but a select few have already glimpsed the Oscar winner’s costume as Batman Vs. Superman continues to take shape.

One such person is Kevin Smith, frequent Affleck collaborator, and also the moderator of the Man of Steel fan event that took place over the weekend. During a recent podcast appearance, Smith revealed he’s seen what Affleck’s Batman looks like — and his description puts the whole “a picture is worth 1,000 words” saying to the test.

Here’s the quote, according to Nerd Bastards:

“I saw the costume. More than that I saw him [Ben Affleck] in the costume … 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 [Zack Snyder]. You have not seen this costume in film before. Because every other movie has done this Matrix-y black armor thing. … There wasn’t a single nipple on this [frick]ing suit, man. I think everyone is gonna be like ‘Holy shit!’ We haven’t been down this path before. Even the hardest-core “[frick] this movie” person will be like, ‘All right, I’m ready!'”

Smith described the costume further, saying it was very much influenced by a certain comic book artist, but the artist’s name was redacted from the recording.

Batman Vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015. It’s safe to assume we’ll all have a better idea of the “Batfleck” costume before then.


  • Vincent Clarke

    For those interested in listening to the show with the quotes, it’s from Hollywood Babble-On, Episode 146. Listen to it here:

  • Bl00dwerK

    It’s got to be the New 52 suit. Gotta be…

  • Vincent Clarke

    People are speculating that the bleeped artist he was referring to was “Miller” as in Frank.

  • Alex W

    Or something like Injustice.

  • MCharacter

    The Injustice games are based of Jim Lee’s art right?

  • Alex W

    I don’t know who did the concept art for Injustice but their costumes in that are pretty different from New 52 (different enough to have extra New 52 skins at least).

  • PietroMaximoff

    the new 52 version where the bat logo was more like a giant sticker???

  • Vincent Clarke

    Sticker? I hardly even knew her!!!

  • Christian

    If its more akin to Jim Lee’s Batman or if rumors are true and the Noel design is used, I’ll be so happy. I want to see anything more like the comics, with the gray bodysuit underneath and a cowl that looks more intimidating. No more generic black armor with a cape.

  • capitandelespacio

    The complete title of the article was: “Kevin Smith has seen Ben Affleck in the Batman’s costume while he was dressed as Catwoman”.

  • cliff

    ben has the build to play batman, and i like him as an actor, but he was already daredevil, guess it don’t matter though, bet he do a good job