Superman vs. Batman Designer Teases Wonder Woman Costume
03.03.14 by BJSprecher
Anticipation was especially high in the comic book movie community for
Man of Steel in the wake of such dull offerings as Superman Returns and Green Lantern, but it pales in comparison to how excited fans are for Zack Snyder's untitled follow-up, commonly referred to as Superman vs. Batman. As if fans didn't already have enough to speculate about (and criticize) with Ben Affleck cast as Batman, the addition of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman has generated even more questions: Will Gadot be able to bulk up her slim frame to properly portray the mighty Amazon? Will Wonder Woman play a major role in the movie or just appear in a glorified cameo? Will she wear her iconic superhero one-piece, complete with bracelets and lasso or simply civilian clothing?
We likely won't know the answer to these questions until closer to the movie's release, but Academy Award-nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle) recently told TheWrap that he wants Wonder Woman "to be presented on-screen in her full glory," hinting that she will be wearing a recognizable costume. He even made comparisons between the costume he designed for Wonder Woman and to the utilitarian costumes seen in Snyder's 300.
Wilkinson confirmed that he "designed the new Batsuit" that Affleck will be wearing and also said that he will be "tweaking the Superman suit." He said that it would be "absolutely" believable for Wonder Woman to be fighting crime in her classic costume, but said that it's still a "slightly scary prospect" to be the man responsible for her look in the movie:
It's so important to get her right. She really deserves to be presented on-screen in her full glory, so, you know, what I do is look at the history of how the character has been presented on the big-screen, small-screen, comic books, and graphic novels; we process it all. Then we kind of put that aside and work out what it is right for our film, for the cinematic universe that our director, Zack Snyder, is putting together and we try to create a Wonder Woman relevant for today's audiences.
Wonder Woman image courtesy Jeff Chapman