Kevin Smith Says New Batman Costume May Be Dark Knight Returns-Colored
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.20.2014
It's not all one color...
Comicbook.com reports that during an episode of his "Hollywood Babble-on" podcast, Kevin Smith suggested that the colors of the new Batman suit in Batman vs Superman could be like that of the older Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Returns. Director Zack Snyder let Smith see the suit last year and he went on to praise the look.
Smith said: "As you may remember, I saw a photo of the Batsuit many months ago, and many 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."
Smith's co-host Ralph Garman complained that the Batmobile looked like the Tumbler from the Christopher Nolan trilogy. Smith replied: "I will put this to you. 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."
For those who need a visual aid, here's a photo from The Dark Knight Returns:
And for those who want another visual reference, here's a pretty good fan-colorized (obviously, this means not official) version of the previous picture we saw: