TV & FILM
bill-swift - November 12, 2013
Say what you want about Kevin Smith, but there's no denying the guy knows his comics. So it's no surprise that the director was asked to attend the Man of Steel Online Fan Event this past weekend. What is of note, however, is the fact that Zack Snyder showed Smith a pic of Ben Affleck wearing the new Batman suit. And apparently, the Clerks director was very impressed.
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.'
Granted, while Smith is certainly qualified to comment on most things superhero-related, we can't exactly say he's an unbiased source. He's worked with Ben Affleck on several occasions, and as mentioned above, he had just been wined and dined by Zack Snyder. Given those facts, the odds of him publiclly saying that Ben Affleck looks like a giant queef in the new Batsuit are pretty low. But that said, here's hoping he's not blowing smoke, and that the new suit is as awesome as he claims. (Source)