BvS Costume Designer on Snyder's "Vision" Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
April 6, 2015
BvS's costume designer Michael Wilkinson had the following to say (via INQUISITR.COM) about creating the costumes for the film so that they'd mesh with the director's vision...
"(Zack Snyder) really wants these characters to connect directly to our world. So if you were walking down the street and you came across Superman or Batman — of course it would be startling and powerful — but it could actually happen in our world rather than in a stylized version of our reality.”
“It’s no longer a designer just in his workroom pushing a costume out into the world and that’s it. There’s a real sense of a conversation and engaging in a dialogue about this stuff.”
That's very intesting in that it jibes with the fact that these films are going to be a bit more "grounded" and "relistic." I'm not saying they're going for a Chris Nolan/"Dark Knight Trilogy" version of hyper reality, but the approach is similar.
And don't worry about Ben Affleck's Batman not being able to turn his head, despite the fact that it looks as if the cowl is directly connected to the neck...
“That’s actually one of the first things that Snyder mentioned to me in one of our initial meetings… It’s a very important thing to Zack that the Batsuit would be comfortable and very flexible, but then would be able to perform in a very natural and forceful way. So a lot of incredible engineering went into the development of the new black cowl.”