‘Batman & Robin’ Costume Designer Says Batsuit Nipples
Batman & Robin
‘s costume designer says he introduced the nipple
to the batsuit in Joel Schumacher’s run of
movies but that the director pushed for their exaggeration.
Jose Fernandez spoke about the controversial suit design element
that has dominated discourse around the film since its 1997 release,
taking credit for initially adding it to Val Kilmer’s suit for
It wasn’t fetish to me, it was more informed by Roman armor
the characters always looked like they were naked with spray paint on them
it was all about anatomy, and I like to push anatomy.
Fernandez went on to say that he didn’t “know
where my head was at back in the day”