Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.
Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is visually stunning, Lindy revealed in an interview with Total Film that it wasn’t exactly comfortable to wear.
“It’s like the Batsuit, or anything: all small parts,” Lindy, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, explained. “An armadillo-like articulation means that the person can move and twist and turn, and it will return to its previous position. Having said that, it was not pleasant to wear – and no armour of any kind is pleasant to wear!”
Israeli star Gal returns to her superhero alter ego later this year, with Patty Jenkins once again behind the camera and co-stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright reprising their roles.
During the promotion of the first film in 2017, the 35-year-old lead actress admitted her costume was so tight she found it hard to breathe at times, prompting Lindy to make some adjustments for the follow-up flick.
“She could wear part of the armour. So she could have her legs free while she was being filmed from the waist up. And the wings would be taken away when they weren’t needed, which was often. Patty wanted the wings to become a one-woman formation of shields, so no one can attack her,” the designer said.
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