Batman vs. Superman costume designer talks Wonder Woman outfit

Keen to create a “relevant” version of the character

Batman vs. Superman costume designer Michael Wilkinson has a big job on his hands, with the responsibility of creating no fewer than three iconic outfits for the forthcoming superhero sequel.

Not only is Wilkinson working on new suits for the two title roles, he also has Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman to look after, a responsibility he is taking very seriously indeed.

“It’s a thrilling and slightly scary prospect of course,” says Wilkinson of dressing the comic-book heroine “It’s so important to get her right.”

“She really deserves to be presented onscreen in her full glory, so what I do is look at the history of the character that has been presented on the big screen, small screen, comic books, and graphic novels; we process it all.”

“Then we kind of put that aside and work out what is right for our film, for the cinematic universe that our director Zack Snyder is putting together. We try to create a Wonder Woman relevant for today’s audiences.”

Whether that means a departure from the stars-and-stripes basque and briefs remains to be seen, although we’d be surprised to see the traditional look recreated in full. That headband might have to go, for a start…

Directed by Snyder and co-starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg, Batman vs. Superman will open in the UK on 6 May 2016.

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