Entertainment Weekly caught up with costume designer Michael Wilkinson recently to talk about his Oscar nominated work on American Hustle. Wilkinson is also the costume designer on Batman vs. Superman, and while we’ve heard from him before, he offered up a few new details:
What can we expect from those Batman vs. Superman costumes? Will you stay true to the original designs for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman?
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.
What kind of research are you doing? What’s the process like when you’re designing something so iconic?
You really dive into the source material. 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.
When do you think the public might get their first peek at the costumes?
Ooh! Our film just got pushed. It’s now not being released until June or July 2016. I don’t know. We’re been having some interesting camera tests and photo shoots so far. 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.
Batman vs. Superman’s release date got pushed back to May 6th, 2016. The latest rumor says we’ll get our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman in late February/early March.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly