Ben Affleck Had a Very Expensive Reason for Not Taking Home His ‘Batman v Superman’ Batsuit

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Superhero memorabilia can be surprisingly pricey, something actor Ben Affleck learned recently while shooting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

While promoting his part in “Gone Girl” during an interview on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” Affleck discussed his role as the caped crusader in the upcoming Zack Snyder flick, joking with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michel Strahan that he expects to get a lot of birthday party appearance requests following the high-profile movie’s 2016 release. After Strahan wondered whether or not Affleck will get to keep one of his Batman costumes following the film’s wrap, the actor admitted that he did inquire about the possibility — but faced some sticker shock when producers told him he’d have to pay up for the prop.

“I asked them, ‘So, what about maybe taking the suit home at the end of the thing?’ And they’re like, ‘For $100,000 you can,'” Affleck said. “I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll just take a picture.'”

Despite that disappointment, the actor said he understood why the suit would cost so much, telling Ripa and Strahan that audiences demand a higher-quality product these days when it comes to their superhero flicks, and that includes getting details like a perfectly-designed suit exactly right.

“These movies have become a big deal, so they spend a lot of money on every little detail, and they’re scrutinized and criticized,” Affleck said. “And the guy who did the suits did a very good job.”

Moviegoers can check out the high-quality costumes for themselves when “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens on March 25, 2016.

[via: Live with Kelly and Michael, h/t Yahoo! Movies]

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