If you know Ben Affleck, you have seen the new Bat suit. It’s as simple as that. Seriously, Kevin Smith saw it. Jennifer Garner has seen it. And bestie Matt Damon is the latest Affleck associate to brag about seeing the redesigned Bat suit, and to say amazing things about it on camera.
That’s Damon speaking with MTV on the red carpet for George Clooney’s Monuments Men, in which he plays an art aficionado recruited for a mission during the closing days of WWII to venture behind enemy lines and retrieve stolen works of art from the Nazis before Hitler and his army destroys them. But when you get a minute with Damon, you have to ask him about his best friend’s superhero costume, right? Modern journalism.
"I've seen a picture. I have seen a picture. It's excellent. And I've talked to him about the story line, and it's great. … Look, I've known him for thirty-something years. I'd be the first guy being like, 'Buddy, what are you doing?' But I think the movie is going to be great."
Great. Everyone thinks it’s going to be great. You know what would be great? A photograph. One picture of Affleck in the suit. We know that he’s going to be gearing up to film Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel this summer in Detroit. Imagine Warner Bros. dropping a hammer down on the film geek community by giving us a sanctioned photograph of Affleck and Henry Cavill in their suits… possibly with Gal Gadot at their side? We’re halfway to the Justice League movie, even as Marvel runs circles around its competition.
That likely won’t happen, at least not any time soon. Warner has to keep milking this cow until 2016, which is when the studio postponed its massive blockbuster until. So without acceptable studio confirmation, we get the reflections of Affleck’s inner circle teasing us on the amazing redesign of the Caped Crusader’s costume in this upcoming movie. This might tide you over. It’s a behind-the-scenes reel on the many designs of Batman’s suit over the years. Smith swears this new one will be unlike anything we have ever seen on screen. We’ll believe it when we finally see it.