Exclusive: Details on Wonder Woman's costume & more for Batman v. Superman!
There's been a lot of speculation about what Wonder Woman's costume will look like for BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, with some reports saying she'll have the black jacket and leggings that were introduced during the New 52 era, while others said it would be more traditional. However, we now have word from a trusted and proven source on what the Amazon princess will be geared up in when she makes her first big-screen debut. In addition, we also have new information on the film, including details about Batman/Bruce Wayne, Superman, Lex Luthor, and various story elements to be featured in the superhero menagerie.
Unlike our last scoop, this one is a tad bit heavier on SPOILERS and I'd venture that we'll get a decent helping of this revealed at Comic Con next month, so for those that want to wait for that big reveal and see what director Zack Snyder has in store, I'd advise to avoid the below details. For all others, let’s get into it, shall we?
Wonder Woman’s costume:
The reports of Wonder Woman wearing the pre-new52 jacket and leggings outfit are inaccurate. Completely. The description of the outfit from our source uses the term “badass” on multiple occasions. This Wonder Woman is ripped right from the comics and has a “traditional, yet sleeker” costume that’s “battle ready.” She’ll have a blue leather skirt, silver-armored cuffs that reach to her elbows, golden tiara (with a design of some sort in the center, possibly the red star) and a variation of the traditional-looking red top (no word on additional armor on it). Her overall appearance is described as “Amazon warrior princess” and definitely not an urban reimagining. She’s there to kick ass and that’s readily apparent. Word is that WB is getting a VERY positive response on her appearance to those they’ve shown it to.
Wonder Woman’s weapons:
That’s right, not just a golden lasso here. Wonder Woman will have no less than FOUR weapons, including shield, sword, spear, and of course, the traditional lasso. It’s also noted that she will wear the shield on her back, Captain America style, when not in use.
Wonder Woman’s screen time in the film:
Her character will be introduced as “Diana” in the film initially before we ever see her as Wonder Woman. She will have a fair amount of screen time and will team up with Batman and Superman for the final battle against an un-named villain who may be working or controlled by Lex Luther. Her origin will be intentionally vague, but she is brought into the fold to show that there are other superheroes in the universe other than Superman.
Batman, The Batcave, and more Batstuff:
Batman is said to be a veteran crime fighter that will do anything it takes to get the job done. Superman is a rule follower, so they often don't see eye to eye, which is a consistent dynamic with their initial relationship. As for Batman's usual digs; Wayne Manor is there, but Bruce Wayne chooses to live on the property in a modern-looking cottage by a lake (not a van down by the river, though). Underneath the cottage is a modernized Batcave, which houses a Batwing, along with his other gear (Batmobile, batarangs, etc.).
Lex Luthor’s motivations:
Lex Luther (who is rumored to have longish red hair at the beginning of the film) thinks he is god's gift to humanity and the best that humanity has to offer, which leads to his hatred of Superman. Because Superman is basically a “god” it makes Lex feel less than perfect. Lex tries to sway people to dislike and fear Superman - and many people ARE swayed. Some see Superman as a hero, while others see him as the ultimate threat.
Pretty cool shit, right? I’m rooting for this film all the way and am exceptionally excited to see it on the big screen. I know some folks have their doubts and those that had issues with MAN OF STEEL are even harder to convince (I personally loved it – and I’m a Marvel guy), but the more accurate and trusted info I hear, the more jazzed I get for this (and the lead in to JUSTICE LEAGUE). I’m pretty sure there will be a mushroom cloud where my head used to be after seeing some of this stuff at SDCC and that is what being a movie geek is all about.
What do you guys think? Is this the right outfit for Wonder Woman on the big screen? Are you feeling better about the film with this new info?
BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hits theaters on May 6, 2016.