Superman Digital Design Summit Gives New Insights into MAN OF STEEL’s Costumes and Krytpon written by John Bierly March 21, 2012 Last week, movie reporter Bill Desowitz wrote a superb article about a digital design and world building summit hosted by 5D at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Among the guests was Michael Wilkinson, whose costume designs have appeared in such films as TRON: Legacy, Terminator Salvation, and, for director Zack Snyder, Sucker Punch, Watchmen, and 300. Wilkinson designed the new Superman costume for Snyder’s Superman relaunch, Man of Steel, which is set to take flight on June 14, 2013. Wilkinson briefly discussed the meaning behind the film’s costume and touched on its depiction of Superman’s home planet of Krypton: Wilkinson explained that since they created a “neo-medieval” back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. “Everyone on Krypton wears this suit,” he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up the blue/gray color and chainmail look. “It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world.” I love the sound of this. Russell Crowe is going to be an awesome “neo-medieval” Jor-El, and the creation of a new language for Krytpon indicates a great deal of care and thought in making the planet feel unique on film. The costume itself is handsome and ridiculously cool, combining an old-school “S” emblem with space-age design elements and materials for a look that’s both classic and alien. Here’s a closer look at it on new Superman actor Henry Cavill from Just Jared: Everything we hear about this film continues to be aces, and next summer can’t get here soon enough. Digital Design Summit Gives New Insights into MAN OF STEEL’s Costumes and Krytpon was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by John Bierly Related Man of Steel 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest John Bierly previous post How Batman Should Begin, Again next post New ‘Man of Steel’ Banner! You may also like Dueling Empire Covers for Superman & Zod April 23, 2013 Bald Men Favored for Lex Luthor in... August 8, 2013 UPDATED WITH VIDEO! Superman Soars To SESAME... September 17, 2013 ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer #2 December 11, 2012 75 Years Of Superman In 2 Minutes October 16, 2013 A Hans Zimmer Score Will Help ‘Man... June 19, 2012 Legendary Pictures Posts New MAN OF STEEL... April 5, 2012 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE May 21, 2014 TBD – The State Of Superman On... September 8, 2015 ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Rockets Toward 2015 June 11, 2013 Lee_J_Thomson I really hope this is as good as it potential can be. I love Superman, and believe he can be very relavent in today's world, just needs decent writing and passion for the character. Something the current Superman comic is lacking. However this movie could put Supes back on the map and everything I have heard suggests this is going in the right direction.