Speaking to Hollywood Babble-On, Batman fanboy and Batfleck confidant Kevin Smith hinted at the colour scheme of the recently released picture of Ben Affleck in costume from Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman.
“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?’” recalled Smith. “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 colour 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.
Batman Vs Superman will be released on 6 May 2016, read our defence of Ben Affleck’s casting here and Gal Gadot’s casting here. Man Of Steel is out now – get it on Blu-ray for £18.50, DVD for £12.75 or 3D Blu-ray for £20.50 from Amazon.co.uk and find out more about the comics that inspired the film with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.