During an appearance at the CCXP – Comic Con Experience 2015, costume designer Michael Wilkinson, who is known for his work on the DC Extended Universe films, spilled the beans and reportedly confirmed a bunch of previously reported details about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of the things that Wilkinson revealed is that he will indeed design the costumes for each member of the Justice League, something which should only excite fans after seeing his incredible work on the Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman costumes.
While speaking with Omelete, Wilkinson confirmed that Ezra Miller will in fact make his debut as The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Apparently we’ll only get a glimpse of the character in action, so don’t expect him to have a major role, like say, Wonder Woman, but it’s nice to finally have some concrete information regarding the Scarlet Speedster. Here’s what he had to say:
“Well, I’m not really at the liberty to talk about The Flash right now, but it’s something that you’ll be seeing in the future in our films. You do get a glimpse of him, of course, in Batman v Superman. But I’m really looking forward to taking the amazing, iconic costume for The Flash and interpreting it in a fresh way where Ezra Miller is playing The Flash. He’s an extraordinary performer, he has a sort of interesting sense of humor and the youth that will be great for Barry Allen and I think he’s going to make a great Flash.
It’s a different silhouette than the other ones and I think that’s what makes the Justice League so amazing. They all are different, together they are super strong, but they all have their own different fighting styles, their own different look, their own different physique. The Flash is more like an Olympic marathon runner or something like that. He’s shredded and he’s not as bulky and as huge as a lot of the other guys in the League.”
This past week we saw the release of a new trailer and a clip from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which featured The Dark Knight in a desert setting going up against what many believe to be Parademons. Earlier this year at NYCC, Warner Bros. revealed a new Batman action figure, which was labeled as “Knightmare Batman”. That action figure led many fans to believe that the post-apocalyptic sequence was a nightmare, something which Wilkinson confirmed during his interview. Here’s what he told Omelete:
“It is a different look. Zack had a great idea of this sort of nightmare-ish vision, almost a vision of the future, a post-apocalyptic vision. It’s like a dream that Ben has, so we wanted to, it has almost a Mad Max quality to it where it’s like the end of the world, trying to survive and then of course Superman and his minions come, so it’s sort of a way of representing the amazing amounts of, the sort of obsessive quality that Bruce Wayne has about the threat of Superman. In this film, Superman, of course he’s normally seen as a figure of hope, a positive thing, but in this film, his motivations, the consequences of his actions are really being questioned by the world. Is he a savior? Or is he a dangerous alien with unknown intentions? And this becomes an obsession for Bruce Wayne. And he really wants to sort it out. So, it’s manifested in this sort of incredible dream that Zack decided to create. ”
Supposedly, Wilkinson also confirmed that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will return in future DCEU films, but with different look. Personally, I’d love to see the character next to Jared Leto’s Joker. What about you? Let us know in the comment section below.