Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts reveals he would like to see a classic blue and grey Batman costume in a live-action film. Batman is one of the biggest characters in comic book history, and he’s the most adapted comic book character, according to the Guinness Book Of World Records. Audiences have been treated to big-screen Batmans (Batmen?) for decades, with multiple directors and actors getting their hands on the role. The massive DCEU is the latest to bring Batman to the big screen, with his debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice followed up with a cameo in Suicide Squad and his pivotal role in the upcoming Justice League.
Over the years, fans have had a lot to say about the costume that Batman has worn in his various movies – and the DCEU is no exception. From the moment that it was first announced that Ben Affleck would be taking on Bruce Wayne in the franchise, fans have had plenty to say about the latest look for the Dark Knight. Now, the director of another massive franchise movie has weighed in with his thoughts on how Batman should look.
The director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, tweeted some thoughts about the character earlier this week. Take a look at his tweets:
Why are we afraid of a good Blue-Grey Barman costume on film?— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) May 23, 2017
This was meant to be Batman. However, I'm on painkillers from surgery so we'll keep this for the archives.— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) May 23, 2017
The tweet doesn’t specifically mention the DCEU, but the current Batsuit is very dark, all in shades of black and dark grey, so the comment is relevant to the character’s upcoming films. However, the majority of Batman movies have tended to make the suit darker, even all-black, rather than portraying some comic versions which were much lighter, with a grey suit and blue gloves/cowl/cape.
As well as inspiring a little hilarity about the potential for a superhero named Barman, Vogt-Roberts’s tweets do make an interesting point. The vast majority of Batman movies have featured black costumes – with the exception of the ’60s Batman, who had the most color to his cape. It’s likely that the color choice is connected to the filmmakers’ desires to portray a darker, more brooding Batman, as well as a desire to make comic costumes more realistic. Fox’s X-Men also have black costumes in many movies, a huge tonal change from the iconic blue and yellow from the books.
Given the incredibly dark tone of the current DCEU, it’s highly unlikely that Affleck is going to be donning a lighter blue and grey suit any time soon, but it would certainly be fun to see at some point. Perhaps a flashback could be squeezed in somewhere – it worked for Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) in Suicide Squad.
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