Ahead of its arrival next month, Warner Bros. is dropping snippets of the behind-the-scenes featurettes that will be available on Justice League‘s Blu-Ray and DVD releases (pre-order here). In particular, several videos have landed that give us a glimpse at how the costumes of the titular team of Super-Friends came together. Previous ones have examined the suits worn by Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ezra Miller’s Flash, and this latest clip shows off Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
As you can see below, it features costume designer Michael Wilkinson revealing the highly-technical process of designing Arthur Curry’s Atlantean armour for the movie. It turns out that it starts with a scan of the actor’s body, which they then use to digitally spitball ideas for how things should look.
As for the specifics of the costume, original director Zack Snyder is said to have been keen to make the suit feel “ancient and broken down.” This was presumably done to make sure the character was distanced as much as possible from the classic version who’s infamously been the butt of a lot of jokes. Interestingly, though, it’s thought that the upcoming Aquaman movie will restore Arthur to a much more traditional outfit.
All in all, the costume department did a good job with the hero’s suit in Justice League, which helped sell the character as an exciting, badass addition to the line-up. Lots of things were heavily criticized about JL, but Jason Momoa’s performance was generally praised, leaving many pumped to see him helm his own solo movie this December.
In the meantime, if you fancy revisiting Justice League, you can do so now as the film is ready to purchase on Digital HD. Otherwise, the Blu-Ray/DVD lands on March 13th.