Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment might introduce their rumored 3-films-per-year strategy at Comic-Con this week. But fans need to be patient until an official confirmation is issued by the studio. Meanwhile, there are conflicting reports about actor Ben Affleck's Batman suit in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Earlier this month, writer/director Kevin Smith reportedly told comic book artist Neal Adams the new Batman suit is cloth without any body armor and it's all Affleck's own chiseled body underneath. To contradict this info, The Daily Star is now reporting that Affleck's costume is very restrictive and takes about 30 minutes to take on and another 30 minutes to take off.
"The suit is extremely restrictive. Ben finds it hard to perform basic tasks and struggles to look natural. He’s also been complaining of problems with breathing, given how tight the suit is.
"[Affleck is] constantly trying to avoid going to the toilet because it’s such an ordeal. The entire production has to stop and begin the tedious process of peeling the suit on and off. It’s not an ideal situation."
Sounds like a contradiction to what Smith has already said. If any of this new report is to be believed, then it seems like the Batman suit does have padding and is not all cloth. If the suit was indeed all cloth, then there's no reason for the tedious process of taking it on and off.
Due to the conflicting nature of these reports, The Daily SuperHero reached out to my own production insiders. One insider agreed with Smith in that the suit is cloth, but the other said there's some padding to it.
Perhaps there's multiple suits or WB and DC are trying to "leak" false info in order to hide what the suit is really made of. Smith has also, kinda sorta, hinted that there could be the possibility of multiple suits on one of his podcasts in May.
With Comic-Con days away, fans can only hope to get some clarification of Batfleck's Bat-suit.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently filming in Detroit and has a theatrical release date set for May 6, 2016.