Michael Wilkinson will be vying for an Oscar tonight in the Best Costume Design category for his work in American Hustle. During a recent Oscar event, the costume designer spoke about crafting a new look for Wonder Woman in the upcoming superhero sequel Batman Vs. Superman. Here's what he had to say in an interview with The Wrap, where he spoke about how the costume is designed for modern-day audiences.
"It's a thrilling and scary process. It's so important to get her right. She really deserves to be presented on-screen in her full glory. So what I do is I look at the history of how the character has been presented on the big-screen, and the small-screen, and in comic books, and graphic novels. We process it all. 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. We try and create a Wonder Woman that's relevant for today's audiences."
He also revealed that actress Gal Gadot will have no problem fighting in this new costume, comparing her outfit to the gladiators in ancient Rome.
"Absolutely! I mean, you just have to look at the gladiators from ancient Rome, they did their thing in little loin clothes and shield. It works for Thor, it works for 300, so let's see what happens."
Production is scheduled to begin later this spring, with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons.