BY Staff Reporter | May 29, 2014 01:53 AM EDT
Ben Affleck's Batman costume for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was revealed. The Guardian reported that the caped crusader will return to a familiar blue, grey and yellow colour scheme, according to Kevin Smith.
Reportedly, the director and a friend to Affleck said fans should not read too much into the recently released monochrome shot of the actor in costume. Having seen a colour version, he said the new Batsuit is blue, yellow and grey.
According to Comic Book, Smith stated in his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that the suit he has seen bear similarity to outfit worn by the superhero in Frank Miller's iconic The Dark Knight Returns comic book.
"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," he said.
Jennifer Garner, Affleck's wife, revealed in January that the new Batsuit was a "total reinvention".
Directed by Zack Snyder, "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a sequel to last year's Superman reboot Man of Steel. It was originally scheduled for a 2015 release but has now been put back by Warner Bros to May 2016.
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