Ben Affleck's Batman Suit Has No Nipples, Kevin Smith Says

Entertainment Nov. 12, 2013 AT 4:20PM
Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck Kevin Smith, left, discusses Ben Affleck's Batman costume in the 2015 movie directed by Zack Snyder. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty; Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com

Holy costume update! When Ben Affleck dons Batman's Batsuit, his costume will be sans nipples, says Kevin Smith in the latest episode of his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On: "I saw the Batman costume. More than that I saw a picture of him [Affleck] in the costume."

The filmmaker, also a popular comic book writer, shared that he "instantly bear hugged [director Zack Snyder]" after seeing the revamped look. "You have not seen this costume in film before. Because every other movie has done this Matrix, X-Men black armor thing." He added, "There wasn't a single nipple on this fricking suit."

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"For a comic book fan it was mind-bending," Smith shared. The screenwriter had previously disclosed his support for the film, giving the thumbs up to Ben Affleck -- who is stepping into a role previously played by the likes of Christian Bale, George Clooney, Michael Keaton, and Val Kilmer. "I'm already a flag waver for this movie, but the costume, it blew my mind," said Smith.

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Affleck, meanwhile, told Jimmy Fallon in September that the studio had prepared the seasoned actor for the anticipated backlash once the news was announced. "They said, 'Just don't use the Internet for a couple of days.'" A curious Affleck, however, could not resist surfing the web for reaction: "I saw the announcement, I look down the thing. The first comment? 'Noooooooooo.'"

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He told Fallon that he is excited to see the reaction of his three kids with wife Jennifer Garner -- Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and Samuel, 20 months -- once he is revealed in the Batsuit. "Every kid should see their dad as a superhero, right? It's so awesome," Affleck gushed to Fallon.

Batman vs. Superman, starring Affleck and Henry Cavill, is slated to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.

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