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With so much time to fill until Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reaches theaters, Warner Bros. has chosen to focus on the costumes worn by the DC Trinity in the anticipated blockbuster. The suits have been on display at various conventions over the course of this year, and they are back on display at New York Comic-Con. Only, this time, costume designer Michael Wilkinson is sharing some of the secrets that he has woven into these super suits. Give this clip a watch:
DC Entertainment got the 1:1, revealing that it took a year just to design each of the costumes before a single frame of footage was even shot, meaning that Michael Wilkinson and his team could obsess over every square inch during the process to make sure they looked spectacular.
When it comes to Superman’s new suit for Batman v Superman, Wilkinson says that they worked hard to replicate alien fibers in the suit that aren’t from this world. He said that there are subtle changes to the belt, and to the insignia on Superman’s chest. He also revealed that there are pieces of Kryptonian script hidden in the design of the suit. Wilkinson explains:
[Snyder] gave me this fantastic quote that he wanted us to translate into Krypton, and incorporate into the script. It sort of deals wi ththe nature of power and responsibility. That comes with power.
Wait, that’s Spider-Man’s message. You can see the script on the arm of the suit in this still shot.
Batman’s importance in the movie was that he look different from previous versions of the hero on screen. Snyder reportedly wanted a "hulking" Batman who would be "super pumped up," according to Wilkinson. When placed side by side, Snyder wanted his Batman to appear even bigger than Superman… even though we all know that Kal-El should be able to snap Bruce Wayne like a twig if he really wanted to.
Finally, the design for Wonder Woman had to go in a different direction, incorporating the "grace" of the Amazonian community while also implying strength and power. This is the best look we have so far at Wonder Woman’s lasso of truth, something they worked with the props department to design to perfection.
We expect to learn more about Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as New York Comic-Con rolls on. The movie opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.