Ben Affleck's Batsuit isn't going to be as unintentionally hilarious as the one George Clooney wore in 1997's Batman and Robin. According to moviemaker Kevin Smith, who saw the costume prototype while visiting Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder, the newest version is a masterpiece.
"I saw the Batman costume. More than that, I saw a picture of [Affleck] in the costume," he said during his latest Babble On podcast. "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 [Snyder]."
"You have not seen this costume on film before. For a comic book fan, it was mind-bending, because every other movie does this Matrix-y black armor thing," he continued. "There wasn't a single nipple on this suit. I think everyone is just gonna be like ‘Holy s--t!'"
Clooney has often mocked his Batman costume in the press. "The Batsuit was uncomfortable for all of the world. Even little kids come up and kick me," he recently told MTV while promoting Gravity. "They put nipples on the damn thing. You know, I didn't even know it until the film came out."
Batman vs. Superman will show the Dark Knight (Affleck) facing off against the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill). The movie is slated for release on July 17, 2015.
During a September appearance on Late Night With Jimmmy Fallon, Affleck said he's excited to see how his three children react when they see their dad in costume. "Every kid should see their dad as a superhero, right? It's so awesome, man," the actor said. "I'm so excited."