Kevin Smith has seen Ben Affleck in his Batman costume

While there have been plenty of naysayers happy to put the boot into Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman, Kevin Smith has come out in support of his old pal and director Zack Snyder’s plans for Batman Vs. Superman .

Speaking on his podcast, Smith revealed that he has seen Affleck in his Batman gear, and says it will please even the most sceptical of Bat-fans…

“I saw the Batman costume,” says Smith. “More than that I saw a picture of [ Affleck ] in the costume… I instantly bear hugged [ Snyder ]. You have not seen this costume in a movie on film before, and for a comic book fan it was mind-bending.

“I was like, 'Get out of here, only you have enough power to pull this off,' because everyone always like does this Matrix/X-Men black armor. It was fantastic. I'm already a flag waver for this movie, but the costume, it blew my mind.

“I think everyone is just gonna be like, 'Holy shit!' It's its own thing, man. It's like we haven't been down this path at all. I was so elated. Even the hardest core ' fuck all this' person will be like, 'Alright, I'm ready’."

As Smith himself acknowledges, he’s not the most impartial when discussing this area, but as a die-hard Batman obsessive, you’ve got to say the man is worth listening to on cowl-based matters…

Directed by Snyder and co-starring Affleck and Henry Cavill, Batman vs. Superman will open in the US on 17 July 2015.

George Wales

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