Michael Wilkinson has been asked about the costume design for the Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie.
“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 I look at the history of how the character has been presented on the big-screen, and the small-screen, and in comic books, and graphic novels. We process it all. Then we kind of put that aside and work out what is right for our film, for the cinematic universe that our director Zack Snyder is putting together. We try and create a Wonder Woman that’s relevant for today’s audiences.”
This definitely helps confirm that they are planning on doing a Justice League movie because there would be no other reason to get her costume right otherwise. I am happy that they are looking at all of her incarnations in order to create the costume. I know many of the fans are trying to figure out what costume they are going to use for her.
Wilkinson was asked if it was realistic to have her fighting crime in her typical costume.
“Absolutely! I mean, you just have to look at the gladiators from ancient Rome, they did their thing in little loin clothes and a shield….It works for Thor, it works for 300, so let’s see what happens.”
I am not sure how I feel about that comment, while I appreciate that he is not trying to limit Wonder Woman because she is a girl. The costumes and characters that are mentioned are all male. At the same time Wonder Woman is female and let’s be fair women are looked at differently when it comes to fashion. While those costumes, work for the male characters it might not work for a female character.
I guess we will have to wait and see.