Warner Brothers’ held an online event over the weekend aimed at promoting the upcoming home release of Man of Steel, the main focus of fans is now firmly on the Man of Steel sequel, which I’ve decided I’m officially calling Batman vs Superman from this point out. To add further to the hype around Zack Snyder’s sequel, long-time Batfan Kevin Smith has revealed on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he has actually seen the upcoming movie’s Batsuit. Not just that, he’s seen Ben Affleck in the cape and cowl.
Smith revealed, “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, ‘cos 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 armour… 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 shit!’ 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 ‘fuck all this’ person will be, like, ‘Alright, I’m ready.'”
It’s been previously claimed that the outfit will resemble that of 2011’s Batman: Noel graphic novel, although Smith is known to absolutely adore The Dark Knight Returns, so could it be in a similar style to that classic Batman tale?
Regardless, Batman vs Superman is currently looking at a 17th July, 2015 release.