Zack Snyder Talks About His \’Fabric-Based\’ Batman

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ben-affleck-batmanMost comic book fans have praised Zack Snyder’s take on the Batman costume as the best version of it ever to be made for a movie, and now the director talks about why they made it that way.

The other day Batman co-creator Bob Kane was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and CBR interviewed Zack Snyder about his version of Batman:

CBR News: Zack, you discussed during the ceremony the development process of finding your take on the Batman costume. I’d like to hear some more insight into what that process was like for you — did you come in with a very strong idea, and how much did it evolve along that way?

I think that’s it. I had a really strong idea about what I wanted to do — I really wanted to do sort of a fabric-based Batman; not what’s become the more normal, armored Batman. That’s how we evolved it.”

The armored Batman always bugged me. Nolan’s films made him into an armored Dark Knight, and that was never really Batman in the comics. He was always a guy in a fabric costume, not heavy rubber or armor. That’s why Snyder’s suit is so perfect and they even got the color scheme right. It’s just one of the many reasons to look forward to Batman V Superman in March.