Zack Snyder Honors BATMAN Creator Bob Kane And Talks Ben Affleck's First Time In The Batsuit

Zack Snyder Honors BATMAN Creator Bob Kane And Talks Ben Affleck's First Time In The Batsuit

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder talks here about Batman co-creator Bob Kane's incredible legacy and describes the downright amazing sounding experience when Ben Affleck first donned the cape and cowl for a costume test. Hit the jump for details...

By JoshWilding - Oct 21, 2015 04:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Batman vs. Superman
Source: Variety

Talking today to honour Bob Kane as the Batman co-creator finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recounted a very interesting story about putting Ben Affleck in that iconic costume for the very first time. First however, he kicked things off (at the 20:40 mark in the video above) by paying tribute to the man who made that possible by creating the Caped Crusader way back in 1939. "I just wanted to first say that it's an honour to be able to speak here at the dedication of [Bob Kane's] star as it's an amazing achievement and it's great that we're all recognising him because he's given us an amazing gift wth Batman." 

"Recently, I got to make this film Batman v Superman, and in the process, I had to design a Batman character. I had to do a suit," Snyder continued in regards to when it came to creating his take on Batman. "I don't know if you know anything about the process, but what you do is over months of meticulous designing and editing, you come to an aesthetic you believe will be the Batman you want to see. Along with my costume designer Michael Wilkinson, we did just that and we came to the point where we were going to test the suit on Ben [Affleck]. So, we had built a set of an alley, graffiti, barrels with fire, steamy stuff, and it was this very kind of noir-ish setting to film our Batman for the first time. Ben put the suit on and we put him in front of the camera and I was just having him turn and look around looking Batman-ish, and it was amazing because I felt in that moment that I had achieved this goal that I had set out for myself. When I looked at Ben, he was the perfect personification of the Batman I had in my mind."

The filmmaker then went on to make something of a shocking admission. "The truth is, he wasn't really the Batman I had imagined. Bob really had put him there in my mind, through years of TV shows, comic books, movies. I realized that we all - every single one of us - has a Batman, an imaginary Batman, in our minds. lurking in the shadows. That's Bob's legacy." For more of Snyder's comments on Kane, be sure to watch the video above as he delivers a very inspirational speech about how we're all Batman at heart and what makes the character so special. Here's hoping we get that costume test on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Blu-ray, eh? 
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JoeMomma29 - 10/21/2015, 4:12 PM
Highflyer - 10/21/2015, 5:01 PM
*man tears*
SnapperCarr - 10/21/2015, 5:02 PM
Nobody cares about Bob Kane. Let Bill Finger's legacy be remembered forever!
AnthonyVonGeek - 10/21/2015, 5:04 PM
I was wondering if you guys were gonna do this story. Fun times today
MarkyMarkRises - 10/21/2015, 5:05 PM
The costumes in these movies are definately top notch, and recognizable. You see WW, it actually looks like WW. Same with Supes, and Bats.

Passion production..*orgasms*
Highflyer - 10/21/2015, 5:05 PM
When you look at the article announcing Ben's casting as batman, its so funny to see how people have either become silent o changed their tune.
RoyRodgersMcFreely - 10/21/2015, 5:06 PM
Nice, bill finger getting some love in the comments
AnthonyVonGeek - 10/21/2015, 5:06 PM
@SnapperrCarr They talked about both Bill Finger and Bob Kane at the ceremony today.
GhostDog - 10/21/2015, 5:08 PM
Apparently, there were Bill Finger protesters there. He DOES NOT get the credit he deserves
GhostDog - 10/21/2015, 5:09 PM
GhostDog - 10/21/2015, 5:10 PM
GoogleWasMyIdea - 10/21/2015, 5:11 PM
Yeah, didn't Bill Finger basically do half or more of the "creation" of Batman? Where's HIS star?
JamesMann - 10/21/2015, 5:21 PM

jp688 - 10/21/2015, 5:23 PM
He didn't mention Bill Finger. He didn't note that it was actually Frank Miller's vision of the suit, not his. Clueless and a liar.
AnthonyVonGeek - 10/21/2015, 5:25 PM
@ComicsBornAndBred I was there and no one was protesting. A lot of people (myself included) cheered when they talked about Finger but no one was angry or yelling stuff. Well there was this one guy that wanted to fight another guy for smoking a cigarette haha but that was all in the drama area.
MarkyMarkRises - 10/21/2015, 5:27 PM

I really missed this place
GhostDog - 10/21/2015, 5:31 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek just going by what I heard and read; obviously rumors. I know there was fear of protesting, from what I read, but I guess they took the necessary steps to prevent that
DeusExSponge - 10/21/2015, 5:41 PM
Buttchin Man!
soberchimera - 10/21/2015, 5:49 PM
Why would there be protesters? Bill Finger has co-credit now.
MrMartyMarvel - 10/21/2015, 5:49 PM
Marky's back, nice. *Sniffles* I love when we have the whole family together!
JoeMomma29 - 10/21/2015, 5:50 PM

Wow good to see you man!
thewolfx - 10/21/2015, 5:55 PM
So much batman nut gobbling

I bet this movie will be 75% batman
25% superman

Scorpo - 10/21/2015, 5:57 PM
Bill Finger > Bob Kane
[frick] Bob Kane.
I HATE him.
Bill Finger deserves the credit.
Bob deserves to never remembered again.
neuromonitor - 10/21/2015, 5:59 PM
Sounds like he just described the footage at the beginning of the first trailer... Snyder is a fiend for the nostalgic take on things... I have a feeling we will see this in the final cut as well, especially since he mentioned it as reason that justified his reasoning for bat[frick]...
InvisibleSanji - 10/21/2015, 6:16 PM
I know some of you guys are compulsive aholes who dishonor the likes of Kane, Finger, and Kirby w/ all your ahole trolling. Howsabout in a thead meant to pay tribute to the dead, we have just a little more respect? Please???
Darthzilla - 10/21/2015, 6:18 PM
oh [frick]ing wow
NightBoyWonder - 10/21/2015, 6:26 PM
You all find anything to bitch about if it's not Marvel
DrKinsolving - 10/21/2015, 6:32 PM
Nice, Affleck is going to own the role, can't wait

And, I can't imagine how amazing those Batman solo movies are going to be, plus Suicide Squad, Justice League, Flash, Aquaman, etc, I'm so hyped for the DCEU
GuardianAngel - 10/21/2015, 6:53 PM
[frick] Bob Kane and his ego
Darktower - 10/21/2015, 7:00 PM
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