Thanks to a year-long release date delay, it’s almost exhausting to now talk about Batman vs. Superman - or Superman-Batman, Batman/Superman, “Untitled Superman-Batman Project,” Man of Steel 2 or whatever it is we’re calling it before somebody announces something official – especially with the knowledge that this conversation will now be lasting another two years. But here we are.
Today we at least have something a little more solid to report than the recent trend of wild character and casting rumors that sites all got from differing “inside sources” who can’t all be correct in what they’re saying. In that context, “a little more solid” means hearing praise from one of the stars’ wife, as well as an echo of an old casting rumor – albeit from a much more solid source.
Jennifer Garner (wife of Ben Affleck) was attending the 2014 SAG Awards when she was
accosted approached by ET‘s Rocsi Diaz, who managed to broach the subject of the new Batman costume in just the classiest way possible. See for yourself (it’s just the first 33 seconds of video):
You stay classy, ET.
So far, we’ve heard rumor that the BatAffleck version of the costume will adhere to the designs of artists Alex Ross, with a classic grey-on-black spandex or padded color scheme. Kevin Smith has also seen the new suit, and said the following:
“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…There wasn’t a single nipple on this suit. I think everyone is just gonna be like ‘Holy S**t!’ It’s its own thing. We haven’t been down this path before. Even the hardest core [most skeptical] person will be like ‘Alright, I’m ready.’…It seemed like it was very [Redacted] influenced.”
Garner’s comments basically corroborate that yes, it’s awesome, while also adding the insight that it’s tight. Take that how you will.
If “Alex Ross” is indeed the name that Smith has in his redacted section of the quote above, then Ben Affleck’s Batman will be sporting a throwback costume not yet seen on film – begging the question of whether or not the confirmed Superman suit re-design will also be headed in a more classical direction. We’ll see.