At the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Spider-Man star Zendaya wore a Vera Wang dress that was inspired by Batman villain Poison Ivy.
Although Zendaya may be best known to comic book fans for her role as “MJ” in the new Spider-Man films, the stunning green Vera Wang dress she wore at the 2019 Emmy Awards was inspired by one of Batman’s most famous villains. In a series of posts on his official Instagram Stories feed, Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach confirmed the dress was inspired by at least two versions of Poison Ivy.
One photo reveals the Poison Ivy from Batman: The Animated series provided the inspiration for the shape of Zendaya’s dress. Meanwhile, another photo shows how the slip-style lower part of Zendaya’s dress is reminiscent of the costume worn by Uma Thurman’s Poison Ivy from Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin.
Check out the post below to see how the dress worn by Spider-Man star Zendaya drew inspiration from Batman villain Poison Ivy.
Zendaya's stylist Law Roach posted this to his story, in case anyone was wondering about the inspo for the look. pic.twitter.com/AMV62iPoqS
— Court (@courtdanee2) September 23, 2019
In the comics, Poison Ivy is a Gotham City botanist who is obsessed with plants and environmentalism. Traditionally depicted as a Batman villain who uses plant toxins and mind-controlling pheromones to carry her out her schemes, recent comics have depicted Poison Ivy as an anti-heroine.
What do you think of the Spider-Man actresses Poison Ivy dress? Let us know in the comments section!
Zendaya most recently appeared as Michelle “MJ” Jones in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available on Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD on October 1. Stay tuned for the latest news on Zendaya, Spider-Man, Batman and Poison Ivy!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.