This is for every comic fan who watched “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and got to see Wonder Woman in the film. Many comic fans may have noticed that her costume was so much different from the original Wonder Woman costume that Lynda Carter wore in her TV episodes.
The original costume had the colors of the American flag, with the white stars on the short shorts. The original and newer version of Wonder Woman have the same accessories, but the newer versions of these accessories are much more modernized. The only thing that was added to the costume are some knee guards. The blue shorts with the white stars were replaced with a simple skirt instead.
The modernized version of Wonder Woman’s costume was inspired by the metal armor of Greek and Roman warriors/gladiators. Costume designer Michael Wilkinson wanted the outfit to look like metal, but because of all the difficult fight scenes it would be hard to preform those scenes without struggling. So Wilkinson came up with a way to make it work by creating a costume that looks like metal armor.
Wilkinson used a combination of old and new technology to create the perfect iconic, hourglass shape, and it was all drawn in 3D. The finishing touches were made with current paint over the top and with numerous layers of glazes to give it a really ancient, warm feeling.
Costume designer Wilkinson said, “What I do is look at the history of how the character is being presented on the big screen and the small screen and on comic books and graphic novels. We process it all and 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, and we try and create a Wonder Woman that’s relevant for today’s audiences.”
Gal Gadot plays the new superhero that hasn’t been played in over decades: Wonder Woman, the feminist icon. Gadot was so happy to become this superhero she said, “This is the role of my dreams, ever since I became an actress I always said that I wanted to show the stronger side of women. Little did I know that I would soon after I would land this magnificent role.”
“Wonder Woman Justice League” is set to release on June 2. So make sure to buy your tickets, and get to the theaters early to get good seats to what seems like is going to be a huge deal, and not only to those comic fanatics out there.