‘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 Batman 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 Batman Forever.

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 exactly where my head was at back in the day”