Nov 26, 2013 11:52 PM EST | James Knight
Ben Affleck is gearing up for Batman Vs Superman, but is Affleck getting too big? New photos of Batfleck suggest that the actor is already beefing up to be Batsuit ready. Is Affleck trying to emulate Christian Bale's workout style?
Trish Summerville, the costume designer for Gone Girl, recently spoke with E! Online about Affleck’s body:
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"I'm trying to keep him at the size he's at right now until he's done with us. I'm sure he's working out, but I think for him, he's probably a guy that builds up really quickly so I just kind of asked him if he can stay where he's at right now. He's a really big guy, like he's quite tall. You don't realise how big he is. He kind of reads smaller on film than he does in real life."
However, new photos seem to suggest that Affleck didn’t take Summerville’s advice. Could Affleck be pulling a Christian Bale and drastically bulking up for the role? Bale, recently spoke to Access Hollywood about the advice that he gave Ben Affleck. However, it’s not what you think:
"The only thing I said to him is: Look, make sure he can take a piss without anyone having to help him because it's a little bit humiliating--which I went through--when you got to have someone kind of help you out of the costume to be able to do that. So that was my main piece of advice for him."
Speaking of Batsuits, Kevin Smith recently got to see Affleck try on the new duds, as he told the world via his webcast:
"I don't want to give anything away cause that is up to them and stuff, but I am going to say this...I instantly bear hugged [Snyder]. You have not seen this costume in film before. Because every other movie has done this Matrix-y black armor thing...There wasn't a single nipple on this f**king suit man. I think everyone is gonna be like 'Holy S--t!' We haven't been down this path before. Even the Hardest core 'f--k this movie' person will be like 'alright, I'm ready!'"
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