Costume Designer On BATMAN/SUPERMAN Movie Teases Wonder Woman's New Look

Possibly hinting we'll see Gal Gadot in full glory as Wonder Woman, Oscar-nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson explains his thought process for Princess Diana's look in Batman vs. Superman

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Amid their pre-Oscars party, The Wrap caught up with Academy Award-nominated American Hustle costume designer Michael Wilkinson and asked about his work on the Batman/Superman movie.
"I designed the new Batsuit," asserted Wilkinson when asked if he had a hand in making the praised costume for the Caped Crusader. "I'm designing the new Wonder Woman costume, I'm tweaking the Superman suit, so yeah; I'm glad [to be hearing] good buzz about it." he continued. When asked to explain his thought process in designing Wonder Woman's new look for the Zack Snyder-directed film, Michael Wilkinson said "It's a thrilling and slightly scary prospect of course. It's so important to get her right. She really deserves to be presented on-screen in her full glory, so what I do is look at the history of 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 right for our film, for the cinematic universe that our director Zack Snyder is putting together. We try to create a Wonder Woman relevant for today's audiences." Lastly, when asked if it would be realistic for Princess Diana to fight crime in what we've typically seen her in, the costume designer answered "absolutely!" "I mean, you just have to look at the Gladiators from ancient Rome, they did their thing… with the shield and everything. Yes, it works for Thor and 300, so let's see what happens." What do you think?

Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Laurence Fishburne, the untitled Batman/Superman film is directed by Zack Snyder from a story by David S. Goyer and screenplay by Chris Terrio. The sequel is set for release May 6, 2016!
Source: The Wrap
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Pasto - 3/1/2014, 3:13 PM
Once the suit drops it will either make or break my hope in this film.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:23 PM
Tweaking the Superman suit? LIGHTER?!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/1/2014, 3:23 PM
By tweaking, I hope he means making the suit brighter.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:24 PM
This interview gives me faith that they don't give her the generic leather jacket, jeans and fingerless gloves look.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:24 PM
What's there to tweak about the Superman suit? It looks like that in the movie because of Snyders over saturation of color.
RichardBoldly - 3/1/2014, 3:25 PM
Transcript or GTFO.
Facade - 3/1/2014, 3:25 PM
No 52 or JL War suits.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:25 PM
Like all his [frick]ing movies.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:25 PM
I actually like this guy. I only hope he does well for Batman and Wonder Woman's outfits. Get cowl right for Batman and the rest will follow. WW shouldn't be massively hard to do to be fair.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/1/2014, 3:25 PM
Glad he mentioned the Greeks and Gladiators. This guy is def not gonna give her pants which is great!
RichardBoldly - 3/1/2014, 3:25 PM
JK.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:26 PM
WW in JLW looked like a football player.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:28 PM
@DARKKNIGHT

It's amazing how we act like men running around in speedo-clothes with capes it cool but WW's costume is bad. Lol. Again I think this is linked to our mindset of casual sex for a guy = awesome lad and casual sex for a woman = evil slut. Really weird mindset.

@Prime

Well Watchmen was beautiful because of the colours and vibrancy so hopefully Snyder goes back to how it was in Watchman because the muted colors in MoS were odd. It would also be a failed juxtaposition to have dim and grey Superman next to dim and grey Batman with dim and grey Wonder Woman as a balance.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:29 PM
@Batmaniac

A thicker physique, the removal of that shoulder thing and the fingerless gloves along with tweaks on the greaves and bracelets is something I could get behind. There is potential in that fanart.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:29 PM
Just who the [frick] is gonna be the villain in this movie? Zod is already been used....he would have been perfect. Too soon for Darkseid and Brainiac would look like MOS all over again? Metallo isn't that big of a villain and Superman can take care of him by himself. Now that I think of it...WB really jumped the shark by wasting Zod on MOS and should have left him for JL. And made Parasite the villain in MOS...
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:30 PM
"men running around in speedo-clothes with capes"

I'm referring to 300 by the way.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:30 PM
@Prime

Lex Luthor...
ekrolo2 - 3/1/2014, 3:31 PM
@Prime

Probably Batman for most of it then Lex.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:31 PM
Is that you MAC?
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:31 PM
Metallo could be one of this villains that was a good person forced into doing horrible things via Luthor's manipulation with his intent being to kill Superman as a family member of his (primarily his sister) died and Superman failed to save her. This again can illustrate the extent of Zod's invasion and Superman's failure.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:32 PM
@Prime

Yes it is.
Arrowhead77 - 3/1/2014, 3:32 PM
Pics Or Gtfo. JLA War would be cool
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:32 PM
Lex alone isn't enough. There has to be someone else....Bizarro? Parasite or Metallo for muscle.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:32 PM
One thing is for sure: DC will as sure as shit do a better job of making us feel the impact of an alien invasion than Marvel.
ekrolo2 - 3/1/2014, 3:33 PM
And when I say Batman, I mean he will most likely be Supermans main adversary, and then Lex will take center stage once their battle is done.
MrNiklander - 3/1/2014, 3:33 PM
Enough with the tease and shit
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:34 PM
@Prime

Well, there's Mercy but she's a smaller, bodyguard villain. I honestly think they can have multiple villains working for Luthor. Like if Metallo fails that's when Luthor calls in guys like Deathstroke and Deadshot for hire. Hell, they could even have a villain like Ra's work with Luthor. Or they could simply focus on a Batman-Superman conflict with Luthor in the background setting things in motion.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:35 PM
Bizarro could work if he's a deformed abomination.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:35 PM
John Corbain used to date Lois and was a military officer before becoming Metallo.
BatManiac - 3/1/2014, 3:35 PM
It sounds like he has the right intentions for Wonder Woman's outfit.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:36 PM
Hell, they could have Amazon. So many options. Personally, I want Luthor to win in this film. I want him to BEAT Superman and Batman and the film end of a cliffhanger of his success. This man is one of the smartest being in the entire DCU and makes Superman/Batman look borderline retarded by comparison. If they truly wish to illustrate that and have some balls that Marvel has yet to do in this specific area, have the damn villain win for once.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:37 PM
@Prime

It varies. Some versions he's a criminal, other a soldier. With Corben one can play around with his background without ruining the character.

@Batmaniac

My favorite is still the DCOU CGI outfit.
ekrolo2 - 3/1/2014, 3:37 PM
@MAK

That would certainly fit with the rumor that they intend to use cliffhangers instead of post credit scenes though I disagree with Lex making Batman look like a complete retard in comparison.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:38 PM
@BlackJack

Bizarro wouldn't be Zod 2.0. Completely different for [frick]'s sake. I saw a YouTube video giving a great explanation on Bizarro being used as more of a means to develop Superman and see him become the hero we all know and love, not using a villain of the month tactic.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:39 PM
@MAC
I just hope is [frick]ing mind blowing, I'm already on the fence with Superman getting deprived his own solo sequel so he can share a movie with Wonder Woman(who should have her own movie) and assholeman...oh I mean Batman who we just had a critically acclaim trilogy. [frick] you WB.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:40 PM
@ekrolo

One of those moments where Superman and Batman think they have won then is slowly dawns on them and as we hear them talk as they realize their defeat we can see a smug Luthor doing whatever as apart of his plan all along.
BatManiac - 3/1/2014, 3:40 PM
ekrolo2 - 3/1/2014, 3:40 PM
@Prime

Be happy shes showing up at all, if they pull her off right in this and get positive buzz from her appearance then her own movie will follow. This is the only chance WB would EVER let her own movie happen, any other is just [frick]ing fairy tales.
Klone - 3/1/2014, 3:41 PM
@Prime

I'm still not happy about how poorly they got down Superman's character. Not only did they have a totally horrible out of character moment for him, they also missed a key aspect of his character and crucial aspect of his origin and character that makes Superman special in the first place. I swear they were simply trying to make Batman but a nicer guy and with powers in a suit.
Prime - 3/1/2014, 3:41 PM
God, I just wished Superman faced Lex alone, where the [frick] where these assholes when Zod declared war on Earth? Jesus...Goyer you asshole.
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