Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson Reveals The First Time Ben Affleck Wore The 'Batsuit'

In a recent interview, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice costume designer Michael Wilkinson spoke about Ben Affleck's version of Bruce Wayne, and the first time the actor put on the iconic cape and cowl...

With Ben Affleck donning the Dark Knight's cowl for the first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, one can only imagine the hard work that went in to designing one of the best Batsuits to ever grace the big screen. Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson is the man to thank when it comes to help bringing DC's most iconic superheroes to life.

In a recent interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Wilkinson spoke about Ben Affleck and his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. "I think people are going to be blown away by his Bruce Wayne and his Batman," said Wilkinson. "It just feels right, like he was born to be this character." Wilkinson went on to describe Affleck's version of a more weathered Bruce Wayne. "He's sexy, he's smart and seductive. He's strong and a little intimidating and scary, he's a real brawler, there's nothing precious about his Bruce Wayne. He rolls up his sleeves and gets it done."

Wilkinson then talked about the first time Ben Affleck wore the new Batsuit and his reaction to seeing himself as the Batman. "I remember he just kind of looked at himself in the mirror, pretty happy with how he looked," said Wilkinson when recalling Affleck's first time wearing the Batsuit. "The costume is very intimidating and huge and I think he intimidated himself when he looked in the mirror, so that's a good sign." Finally, when Wilkinson was asked what fans should expect from Batman v Superman, the costume designer replied, "Hold onto your socks because they're about to blown off."





 
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters everywhere March 25th, 2016.
 
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from David S. Goyer's screenplay.
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