Kevin Smith: ‘Ben Affleck’s Batsuit Is Blue & Grey’

May 21st, 2014 // 33 Comments
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If you’re like me, you’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about Ben Affleck‘s batsuit and whether or not it possess the ability to make anyone but Zack Snyder direct Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Yup, that’s the title now.) because Man of Steel was a CGI shitshow. Or you’ve just been wondering what color it’s going to be which is apparently the classic blue and grey, according to Kevin Smith. Via io9:

“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 fucking suit any different than the Chris Nolan Batsuit, it’s all one fucking 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 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.”

Thanks to reddit, you can see what the suit probably will look like above. And thanks to Instagram, you can roll your fucking eyes because – Surprise! – it looks they’re going to cram The Joker into this thing because apparently Lex Luthorberg isn’t enough. This set photo is from cinematographer Larry Fong who might as well have posted a Vine of Zack Snyder taking a slow-motion piss on Heath Ledger‘s grave:


Photo: imgur


  1. If they’re going to go all retro, then please, please, let Robin be in his classic pants-less, underwear costume, that show off his sexy legs.

  2. Waitaminnit. You know who has the power to throw cards that hard into concrete? GAMBIT. Didja think of that?

    • Yeah, even I figured out the card in the concrete meant Gambit yesterday and I don’t generally care about this shit.

    • JustMe

      Is it JustMe or isn’t Gambit a Marvel character? Why would a Marvel character appear in a DC movie? :S

      • Pretty sure TomFrank was being as sarcastic about the Gambit thing as Thaddeus was about the whole super-hero movie genre.

      • Yes, yes I was. Why, it was only a couple of weeks ago that I first learned of Gambit and his amazing superpower to throw playing cards very, very hard.

        But let’s not rule out the possibility of a DC-Marvel crossover. After all, there was that time they did that Superman vs. Spider-Man comic book in the mid-70s. I’m pretty sure I owned that when I was a boy, and I probably ended up selling it at a garage sale for 25 cents.

  3. Batman is supposed to inspire fear. The gray/blue combo doesn’t do that. As a happy medium they could’ve gone with the gray/black combo from the animated series.

    • Blue represents sadness, and this movie will probably inspire sadness in all who watch it. Not the “unhappy” sad, but “this is just pathetic” sad. At least the filmmakers are being true to us. Or should I say, true blue.

    • buzz

      Don’t matter what color Batman is wearing if he going up against a man who can fly and throw shit at you from the sky at supersonic speeds.

      Batman versus Superman gimmick is just stupid. I bet they fight against each other for all of 10 minutes of actual screen time before they kiss and make up to become the Super Friends.

    • it’s not blue dude, it’s going to be grey and black. ten seconds of googling “Hunt the Dark Knight” will show you. that’s a reddit picture which is about as accurate as saying the moon is made of the cheese of a gorillas breast milk

  4. Oh Lord…
    The way DC/Warners is building up this project, it has no other choice but to become the greatest super-hero movie of all time…. and THERE’S NO FUCKING WAY IT WILL HAPPEN.

    On May 2016, I’ll go see Captain America 3… then I’ll probably jump theatre to watch this trainwreck – no way am I paying to see this!

  5. OK, so if Joker’s in the movie, and it’s called “Superman vs. Batman,” then Lux Luther is going to be fighting Joker. Also, Wonder Woman’s in it too, so she’ll most likely be fighting Aquaman, since he’s kind of on the same tier as her, Justice League-wise. And you can’t ignore Darkseid, since he was teased at the end of “The Avengers,” nor can you ignore Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Dr. Manhattan in the new Spider-Man movie, so throw those guys in. They’ll team up with Hellboy to fight whoever else Disney doesn’t own, and gaddamnit this is one clusterfuck of a movie!

    • Sounds about right.

    • JimBB

      Considering the current one-upmanship of movie villains/heroes and elaborate action sequences, by the time this thing comes out, a superhero movie will have to have at least 20 super-villians and superheroes and 200 major CGI action sequences to even keep the audience awake.

  6. JC

    Let me fix this quote up:

    “So I’ve seen some people online go, ‘Why are they rebooting this fucking series again 10 minutes after the last one finished?’ It’s like, ‘Dude, Hollywood has no fucking new ideas whatsoever. Next year they’ll probably do two separate Superman trilogies and put them in theaters at the exact same time. And both will succeed because (a) they’ll be up against Katherine Heigl’s 378th rom-com, and (b) comic book nerds need something to spaz off about.’”

  7. Griefer

    You need to post “Sad Batman” gifs whenever you post about the Affleck Batman.

  8. malaka

    are we going to get 2 hours of ben affleck bangin kevin smith in the ass?
    if it were patrick stewart and ian, i would pay to see it.
    i just feel like its been done already with affleck.



  10. Ben Affleck Batsuit Color
    Commented on this photo:

    “I am the night. I am one with the dark. I am Batman.”
    “Hey, what’s that blue/grey thing on top of that building?!”

  11. I used to like Kevin Smith back when he wasn’t reporting live news from Ben Affleck’s Butthole.

  12. PassingTrue

    Looks like Batman has a fisting thing going.

  13. I’m just going to call it video game Batman, because that’s what it looks like.

  14. Ian

    In the third book of the Dark. Knight Returns the costume is actually Black and Grey

  15. Yeah, in Dark Knight Returns the color scheme is black and grey, not blue and grey. Don’t misquote Smith. Let the news spread misinformation.

  16. Yeah. Hunt the Dark Knight, the color is black and gray with a tan belt. Let me tell you about a little thing called Google.

    • thank you god. i thought i was taking crazy pills. i have the damn comic and thought i was suffering from a acute form of color blindness. everybody has their panties in a bunch over a reddit picture. because everything on reddit is 100% take it to the bank accurate

  17. It’s the suit from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight”. Am I the only one that notices this? That or nobody here reads.


    Please let this shitfest-in-development be the END of comic book movies for at least a decade.

  19. “Dawn of Justice”? Does a “Batman vs Superman” movie really need a secondary title? “Batman vs Superman” is pretty self-explanatory.

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