Kevin Smith Says Ben Affleck's Costume Boasts 'Dark Knight Returns' Colors

The first look at Ben Affleck in the new Batman costume from the Man of Steel sequel generated a lot of buzz when it was revealed earlier this month, but it also triggered plenty of questions. Near the top of the list, given the black-and-white photo: What color -- or colors -- is it? For the answer, we turn to Kevin Smith.

The filmmaker, who teased in November that he'd seen the design, spoke more about the costume in the most recent episode of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, revealing it's not the all-black scheme we've come to expect from big-screen depictions:

That’s not a representation of what the suit looks like. 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 fucking 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 fucking outfit he’s wearing. That’s why I hugged that guy all those months ago.

Smith also said the Batmobile and costume seen in the photo released by director Zack Snyder may just be the tip of the iceberg. "What if it’s one of a few Batmobiles?" he said. "What if that’s one of a few outfits in the movie? I suspect that’s the case."

The untitled Man of Steel sequel opens May 6, 2016.

(via Cinema Blend)

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