The film’s Wellington-based American producer, Barrie Osborne, who produced Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, confirmed Weta Workshop’s involvement.
“They are doing all the costumes and they’re doing a brilliant job,” he said from Sydney, where filming will start soon. “A lot of people thought it would be too hard, that you can only make those things in Hollywood.”
No budget has been announced for the long-awaited movie, which would bring together a range of superheroes including Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.
Weta Workshop specialises in physical effects such as costumes, props, models and movie sets, and Weta Digital does computer-generated visual effects.
Osborne said it was possible Weta Digital could also be involved in the film, based on the DC Comics series, but that would depend on the studio’s commitments to other projects.
“George Miller has a great take on the material, so it elevates it to something that’s not a comic-book movie,” he said.