Rumored Wonder Woman Costume Look In Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Wonder Woman #601

The information about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally begun flowing out of the gates. For one, we finally know that the film's name is Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Secondly, we've finally gotten a look at Ben Affleck's Batman costume and Batmobile in the film. There's still a lot more to be revealed, however. In addition to the two combatant's in the movie's main event, the film will also feature a healthy peppering of other DC Comics characters, setting things up for the Justice League movie. We know that Gal Gadot has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman, but what is she going to look like? Flickering Myth is reporting a rumor that the film's costume designers are basing Gadot's look in the movie off of the "All-New Wonder Woman" look that she wore during J. Michael Straczynski's (and, later, Phil Hester's) "Odyseey" storyline, beginning in Wonder Woman #600. The costume was designed by Jim Lee and is notable for being much less revealing than Wonder Woman's more well-known look, giving her pants and a jacket. The look was already used as inspiration for Wonder Woman's character design in the videogame Injustice: Gods Among Us. If it is indeed true that this is the direction the filmmakers are going in, it's an interesting choice. When the New 52 relaunch occurred at DC Comics, Wonder Woman was originally going to keep the pants from this look and lose the jacket, but before Justice League #1 hit stands the decision was made to revert her to a more traditional look.  While removing Superman's red trunks actually brought Man of Steel and the New 52 Superman in-line with each other, giving Wonder Woman pants seems to decidedly go against the decision made when reintroducing her in the New 52 universe. Of course, this look would certainly be more at home in the gritty and realistic universe set forth by Man of Steel. While Wonder Woman's traditional costume is certainly more iconic, it might be a challenge to translate on-screen without looking exploitative. It's somewhat reminiscent of the decision to ditch "yellow spandex" for a more realistic, tactical wear look in the first X-Men, which helped kickoff the superhero movie craze. Of course, this is only a rumor. Warner Bros. as not confirmed or denied this look for Wonder Woman, but it doesn't seem like an unreasonable way to go for the film. Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6, 2016.