As director Kevin Smith himself admits, he’s not exactly the most impartial representative when discussing Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman, being a long-time friend of the actor. However, Smith is also a very, very, obsessive fan of Batman (as anyone who’s seen his movies can attest to) and has confirmed that he has seen – and loved – the costume Affleck is going to wear.
“I saw the Batman costume,” says Smith. “More than that I saw a picture of [Affleck] in the costume… I instantly bear hugged [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 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’.”