If there’s one guy in Hollywood who more enthusiastically loves comic books than Kevin Smith, we have yet to meet that person. While studio titans like Joss Whedon and Christopher Nolan love comic books and have reinvented the genre and the way we make comic book movies, Smith remains a purest in that when it comes to comics he’s still a fat kid from Highlands trapped in an older fat man’s body.
He also happened to work with a guy named Ben Affleck back in the 90s on films like Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma, so you can imagine who stoked Smith has been about Affleck winning the role of Batman this past year.
Smith isn’t plugged into the production and has absolutely nothing to with the filmmaking process, he’ll be the first to admit that. But he has apparently seen things none of us have or will for a long time and in his latest episode of Fatman on Batman, Smith revealed that he’s seen Ben Affleck wearing the new Batsuit for Batman vs. Superman.
Smith explains that he was shown a photo of the new Batsuit by director Zack Snyder when the duo got together for the Man of Steel Blu-ray event for Yahoo! and he proceeded to geek out hard.
“I’m like ‘Oh, my god! That’s the suit. The suit looks amazing, man. What did you get people to model it?’ He goes, ‘That’s your boy.’ And I look closely, and it’s Ben Affleck wearing the suit. The suit is not mine to spill in terms of what it looks like. You’ll see it. They’ll tell you when they want you to know. But any Batman fan is going to be ****ing pleased. I’m going to tell you that right now.”
We’ve heard Smith describe the suit before, stating that it looks like something out of the Jim Lee comics about the character. We won’t know what the suit looks like for some time, but Smith is doing his part in hyping up fans big time.