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?