The man responsible for crafting the SpaceX astronaut suits is none other than one of Batman v Superman’s costume designers.
This past weekend, SpaceX launched one of its shuttles all the way up to the Internal Space Station, a first for the privately owned space company. Done in conjunction with NASA, the launch was a historic success and will pave the way for space travel in the near future. The launch also saw SpaceX and NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rocking two awesome, cinematic-looking astronaut suits.
The spacesuits genuinely looked as if they came out of a sleek Sci-Fi film like Interstellar or Avengers: Endgame. In fact, SpaceX is so interested in cinematic world that they’ll be teaming up with director Doug Liman and star Tom Cruise to film a motion picture in space. It turns out that the SpaceX suit was created by costume design legend Jose Fernandez, whose work can be seen on films like Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War. Fernandez is the visionary behind Ironhead Studio, who have worked alongside numerous head costume and creature designers to help perfect their visions.
The Batman v Superman costume designer recently spoke with Forbes to discuss what it was like to work alongside SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
“He (Musk) kept saying, ‘Anyone looks better in a tux, no matter what size or shape they are,’ and when people put this space suit on, he wants them to look better than they did without it, like a tux. You look heroic in it.”
Elon Musk is big on aesthetic and his search for a solid, cool looking suit absolutely came true. Fernandez is no stranger to creating durable suits that are both practical and great to look at. Fernandez worked alongside Batman v Superman costume designer Michael Wilkinson to perfect Batman’s suit. The suit from Batman v Superman allowed Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader to actually move his neck when costumed up, which served as a huge advantage when filming. With these SpaceX suits a practical success we can imagine the Batman v Superman costume designer will be on SpaceX’s payroll for a long time.
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter.
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