I think it’s safe to say we’ve all dreamt of being Batman. We already discussed the cost of the Batmobile, but what about the batsuit? Apparently Ben Affleck was interested (who wouldn’t!!!) in purchasing the iconic suit. That is, until he was confronted with the price tag.
“I asked them, ‘What about taking the suit home at the end of the thing?’” said Affleck. “And they said, ‘For $100k.’ And I said, ‘Well maybe I’ll just take a picture …’ There’s a lot that goes into it, there’s a lot of designers. These movies have become the big deal, so they spend a lot of money on every little detail. And they’re scrutinized and criticized, and the guy who did the suits did a very good job.”
The Batsuit mentioned is the work of costume designer Michael Wilkinson, best-known for his costume work on 300, Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part One, Terminator Salvation, and of course, Man of Steel.
So there you have it. $100K for a batsuit and not any batsuit: inspired by Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns!’ Who here is purchasing it?