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Designer talks Superman’s costume/armour in Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’

March 20th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Immersed in movies have been covering the three-day 5D | FLUX conference at USC and at it costume designer Michael Wilkinson has been talking about the new Superman costume/armour that so many people have been speaking about, especially when it seems that not Just Henry Cavill is wearing it as Superman himself (below), but Russell Crowe has been pictured wearing a very similar outfit as his father, Jor-El.

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 chainmail look. “It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world,” he added.

We love the idea that Snyder is starting from the ground up with this movie and in a recent interview Snyder himself said this is the most realistic movie he’s made.. could this be the start of the Superman & Batman movie we’ve wanted to see done properly for, oh, forever?

Perhaps… but hey a fanboy can dream, can’t he?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….