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Ben Affleck goes for Gucci as Batman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice costume designer Michael Wilkinson talks through Batman's latest looks.

Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne wardrobe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came courtesy of Gucci.

The American actor has taken on the iconic role of Batman in the new Zack Snyder flick, which requires him to portray both the caped crusader and Bruce, the man behind the bat mask.

Costume designer Michael Wilkinson created the looks, and was also responsible for Henry Cavill’s Superman costumes and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman wardrobe in the film.

“It’s a really exciting partnership. I drew up and designed all the clothes for Bruce Wayne. I met a bunch of people from Gucci and they showed me some fantastic suits from their line and we picked fabrics together and tweaked a lot of details, according to the proportions I needed for the film,” Michael smiled to The Hollywood Reporter. “They have a very beautiful high-end feel needed for Bruce Wayne who’s extremely wealthy and he has a very refined sensibility. Zack wanted him to be that sort of person whose closet has eight white shirts, five bespoke navy suits, 10 bespoke black suits — he had a very austere approach to fashion. Everything is just the highest quality.”

Ben also shows off his buffed up body in Batman’s suit, with Zack wanting the actor to look like he had come straight out of the pages of a comic book.

Instead of designing a high tech suit, Michael and Zack decided to show off Batman’s brute strength and massive bulk.

“That was an amazing opportunity as a costume designer to be able to contribute to the legacy of Batman costumes,” the designer enthused.

“(It) was important to show that our Batman really battled war and is a little older than Batmans from recent films, so he’s fighting crime in Gotham for a long time now and he has the scars to show it.”

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