According to some reports, Ben Affleck is not loving the batsuit he is forced to use for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Oscar winner actor-director needs help from several assistants to remove and put back on the cumbersome suit.
But if the reports are true, is Batfleck acting like a diva? After all, he is part of a multimillion franchise here and he did join the cast willingly. For fans who were vehemently opposed to Affleck’s casting in the first place, this sounds like a lot of whining.
Of course, Ben Affleck is playing a new version of the Caped Crusader — big shoes to fill in the absence of Christian Bale, who played the character in the Dark Knight trilogy — in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman. On May 13, the director shared a teaser of what the batsuit looks like this time around.
According to Metro, Affleck is finding the suit incredibly restrictive and is struggling with coming to terms about how it feels to wear it on a daily basis. Insiders told the Daily Mail that he is has trouble breathing while wearing the batsuit.
“The suit is extremely restrictive. Ben finds it hard to perform basic tasks and struggles to look natural. He’s constantly trying to avoid going to the toilet because it’s such an ordeal.”
Taking off and putting on the batsuit reportedly takes about 30 minutes, so it’s a chore. It’s also probably very hot in Detroit right now since they are in the middle of summer. But Affleck is not the only one wearing a heavy, hot suit for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, wears a similar costume and did so graciously for Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill’s costume will be a bit different from the one he wore for Man of Steel, according to designer Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle), who said in March that they were working on some tweaks to the Superman suit Henry would wear for Batman v Superman. They had flown to London to meet with Henry and test the new suit before production began.
No question wearing a rubber-like suit is probably uncomfortable and comes with all kinds of problems, but these guys are getting paid pretty well for their troubles. Ben Affleck plays a more mature version of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego, Batman, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which flies into theaters on May 6, 2016.
[Image via Zack Snyder/Twitter]