Kevin Smith Swears That Ben Affleck's Batman Suit Is Blue And Grey

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Good news for the non-color blind! Despite the picture tweeted last week of Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, in which it appeared that Batfleck would be another dark Dark Knight director Kevin Smith says the batsuit he saw was definitely decked out in Batman's most traditional colors.


Here's Smith from his podcast "Hollywood Babble-On," courtesy of

"As you may remember, I saw a photo of the Batsuit many months ago, and many people asked online, 'Is that the picture you saw?' No, that is a very cool picture, but that is not the picture I saw. They put it on a fake rooftop, and they lit it up. But it was in color, and you could see every piece of detail. So I've seen some people online go, 'Why is this f***ing suit any different than the Chris Nolan Batsuit, it's all one f***ing color.' It's like, 'Dude, that's a monochrome photo. You know what that means, one chrome. ...

"That's not a representation of what the suit looks like. So what the suit looks like, and I was always kind of keeping it quiet until they revealed it, but they've revealed it. And you can kind of see, and anybody that… you've seen some people take the picture and color it online. If you want to see what this f***ing suit looks like, you just go to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, go to the third book, Hunt the Dark Knight…it's the exact f***ing outfit he's wearing."

Excellent. I mean, I don't begrudge myself for worrying the suit was all one color when the two "shades" of the suit seemed to be exactly the same gray, but I'm super-excited to finally see Batman in his classic, blue-&-gray togs on screen. I certainly hope Smith is right... and I hope Warner Bros. didn't demand Zack Snyder change the suit to all-black after Smith saw the original to make the new movie Batman look more consistent with the Chris Nolan movies, even though that obviously makes no sense whatsoever. But it sounds like something WB might do, doesn't it?

Awesome recolored Batman pic courtesy of Dante_GE, by the way.


Dr Emilio Lizardo

One again I must point out, if the script, direction, acting, editing, and cinematography are good then he can wear frakking pastels for all I care.

If the script, direction, acting, editing and cinematography suck then the best bat suit in the world won't matter.