Ben Affleck’s armored Batsuit in ‘Batman v Superman’ is all CGI

The December issue of Total Film has some interesting news about the armored Batsuit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to the magazine, to ensure that Ben Affleck had the agility he needed while in the armored Batsuit, it was created using CGI. Affleck had to wear a motion capture suit which he called “visual effects pajamas” and “the most humiliating, ridiculous thing in the world.”

“You can move freely, and they can put [the suit] on digitally… It’s a little more humiliating to wear, but it’s easier for the digital effects guys. You can see who the priority is,” Affleck joked.


This is a little surprising news since Warner Bros. built a physical version of the armored Batsuit and brought it to events like Comic-Con. I guess it makes sense though, the suit is HUGE, and it’s hard to imagine Affleck being able to act in it.

Some of the suits in Man of Steel, including General Zod’s costume, were also CGI. But my biggest complaint about Man of Steel was that the fight scenes looked like two video game characters. The CGI didn’t look real. Producer Deborah Snyder helped ease my concerns that this would happen again in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “We were able to do some much more with the digital doubles in Batman v Superman than we could do before, and that wasn’t that long ago,” she explained to Total Film.

SOURCE: Total Film (December 2015)