We all have our favorite versions of DC superhero costumes – and there is no hero more debated than Batman. Whether it’s on the comic book page or the screen, in live-action or animated form, Batman’s costume is an iconic symbol that always captures pop-culture attention.
Right now, the DC Extended Universe is one of the biggest pop-culture fixations of the moment, and the look of Ben Affleck’s Batman is something that always makes headlines. Well, everyone gets to have an opinion (for what it’s worth) about how Batman should look onscreen, and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts picked a particularly funny moment to share his selection on social media.
As you can see below, Vogt-Roberts just had some kind of surgery and was given painkilers for his injuries – which is when he decided to shared his thoughts on how Batman has or has not been depicted in the movies:
Why are we afraid of a good Blue-Grey Barman costume on film?
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) May 23, 2017
This was meant to be Batman. However, I’m on painkillers from surgery so we’ll keep this for the archives.
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) May 23, 2017
Though it may have had a botched delivery, the sentiment Vogt-Roberts expresses is certainly one that a fair number of Batman fans have shared. The blue/gray costume was the costume for a long time, until the late ’80s when influences on both the page and screen leaned Batman’s look toward the darker end of the spectrum.
So will there ever be a time when we see the blue/gray costume onscreen? Flashbacks to earlier days in Ben Affleck’s Batman career, or The Dark Knight trying to look a little more heroic after the events of Justice League, both seem like great possibilities for that costume to be introduced. We’ll see what happens.
SYNOPSIS: In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.