Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson Is Diving Deep Into The Source Material For BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
With the delay for Batman Vs Superman (title still not offical), people have been a little sad that they aren’t going to see the new costumes for Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Many expected the first shots of the characters around the first of February to avoid set leaks. Such as the case with Man Of Steel when Warner Brother released our first look at Henry Cavill as Superman long before any set pictures got out. However, most people are optimistic about the costumes of the film with Ben Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner, and his long time friend and comic book fan Kevin Smith giving high marks for his Batman costume.
Michael Wilkinson is in charge of costume design for Batman Vs. Superman, and while he was talking with Entertainment Weekly about his Oscar nomination for American Hustle, he talked a little bit about costume design. “I’m not really at liberty to talk about the details of everything, but suffice to say we really respect the histories of all of these characters. We’re all very reverent about the iconic graphic nature of these characters and their costumes. We see ourselves as part of the natural lineage of how these characters are being portrayed through out the ages and our goal is to create something relevant and exciting for today’s audiences and something that works for this thrilling cinematic universe that our director Zack Snyder is creating,” he explained.
What he is saying, however, is that they are really trying to draw inspiration from the comics. “You really dive into the source material,” said Wilkinson. “We’re looking at all of the different ways these characters have been portrayed over the ages. We’re looking hard into Zack’s script and working out what makes sense as far as telling the story, who these people really are and what they represent, how to make sense of them in today’s world. It’s an interesting, multilayered design challenge.”
Depending on who you talk to Batman Vs Superman could be filming as we speak, or it could be holding off until late April into early May. How about when we might get our first looks at our heroes? “I don’t know. We’re been having some interesting camera tests and photo shoots so far,” Wilkinson teased. “I’m not exactly sure what dates we’re going to get them released, but I’m sure Warner Bros. has it all worked out.” One thing is for sure though, when the first look at the film is release, you can catch it right here at Comic Book Therapy.
Source : Entertainment Weekly