Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Costume Designer On Aquaman, Flash And Knightmare Batman

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It seems as if Warner Bros. clearly didn’t give Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice costume designer Michael Wilkinson a heads up about how secretive the movie is.

In a recent interview, Wilkinson confirmed that the sequence which takes place in an apocalyptic setting and sees Batman unmasked by Superman is indeed a nightmare, something we’ve long suspected since an action figure version of the Caped Crusader in this particular guise was spotted at Comic-Con with the tag, “Knightmare Batman.”

“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.”

It’s interesting that he mentions the future, especially as those flying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Darkseid’s Parademons. Whether we’re getting an early look at those in Batman V Superman remains to be seen of course, but it’s certainly intriguing.


Next up was The Flash, and Wilkinson went into detail about the size of his role in the movie, how he differs to the other members of the Justice League and coming up with a unique look for the hero which makes him stand out.

“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 is an interesting approach, but it doesn’t sound like we should expect to see The Flash’s costume in Batman V Superman, which would match up with rumours that he’s only seen as Barry Allen and stopping a robbery as a blur.

Finally, Aquaman was up next, and the costume designer shed some light on how he’s going to be portrayed here.

“My inspiration for Aquaman is actually Jason Momoa, he was born to play Aquaman. And so, he has some fantastic tattoos of his own. And got my mind thinking about how to go in a really interesting new direction for the scales that we usually see on Aquaman, so we decided to do them with tattoos and with some cool armor. So, we had this whole plan for Aquaman in this universe and so we look forward to the next few years evolving this exciting DC universe.”

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