Costume Designer Discusses Superman's Suit & Krypton's Origins In MAN OF STEEL
Michael Wilkinson spoke at the 5D | FLUX conference earlier this week, and dropped a few tidbits regarding Superman's iconic "S" costume design and how it will tie in to Krypton's history..
Nothing too revealing here but maybe some mild SPOILERS if you want to know absolutely nothing about the movie before seeing it. Costume designer Michael Wilkinson spoke at the 5D | FLUX conference at the USC School of Cinematic Arts the other day and revealed a few interesting things about Krypton and Superman's duds. Apparently his fashion sense is shared by his Kryptonian kin, and that distinctive "chain linked look" that has divided fans is designed that way for a specific reason.
Wilkinson explained that since they created a “neo-medieval” back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. “Everyone on Krypton wears this suit,” he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up the blue/gray color and chain-linked look. “It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world,” he added.
So nothing too exciting but a few interesting details on Krypton etc. I like that they will be perhaps delving further back into the planet's origins and history that we have seen before in previous movies. What do you guys make of it?
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