‘Justice League’: Costume Designer Defends Armor Designs

'Justice League' costume designer Michael Wilkinson defends the designs of the armor for the Amazonian warriors as seen in their battle scene.

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Right before Justice League opened in theaters worldwide, there was an uproar online by some who saw the designs for the Amazonian warriors’ armor. Some felt that these designs were a step down from what was shown in Wonder Woman due to the armor coming off as more revealing and perhaps less empowering compared to Patty Jenkins’ acclaimed film.

Recently, the film’s costume designer Michael Wilkinson defended the designs of the Amazonian armor in an interview with Fashionista. On the difference between Wonder Woman and Justice League in regards to the armor designs, Wilkinson had this to say:

“For the majority of screen time in ‘Justice League,’ the Amazons appear in 2017: one hundred years after the events of the ‘Wonder Woman’ film. We wanted to show the passage time by having a slight development in their armor, so some of the lines and details are different.”

As fashion changes over time, so can armor. Fans can feel any way they’d like to when it comes to the designs, but the approach that Wilkinson and company had in designing the armor was to showcase the passage of time – especially since Wonder Woman was set over a century before the events of Justice League. 

Here is the synopsis for Justice League: 

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton and Billy Crudup.

Justice League is now playing.

Source: Fashionista

Noah Villaverde

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