Kevin Smith loves comic books, and he discusses them frequently on his podcast. He got off on a Batman vs. Superman tangent yesterday, and in doing so revealed further details about the Batsuit in the upcoming movie:
“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?’ 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 f***ing suit any different than the Chris Nolan Batsuit, it’s all one f***ing 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 color it online. If you want to see what this f***ing 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 f***ing outfit he’s wearing. That’s why I hugged that guy all those months ago.”
So, what is this comic book suit he’s referring to? It’s a grey and blue version, and one enterprising Redditer (as they are wont to do) took the original photo of Ben Affleck in the suit and added the colors Smith was referring to. Here is the result:
We also gleaned from the Smith interview that there may be more than one Batmobile and Batsuit, an interesting diversion from the other films. Smith posed the question, “What if it’s one of a few Batmobiles? What if that’s one of a few outfits in the movie? I suspect that’s the case.”
Does he suspect, or does he know? Until we have any hard facts to go on, this will have to be treated purely as speculation. But maybe, just maybe, we’ll get to see the infamous “Batman Nipple Suit” one more time.