The Batman’s Costume Designer and Composer Tease the New Batsuit
With Matt Reeves’ The Batman finally in the throes of production, it’s only a matter of time before fans get their first look at the latest take on Bruce Wayne’s cape and cowl. But in the meantime, they’ll have to settle for vague hints from members of the behind-the-scenes crew. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran recently sat down with Fashionista to share insight into her creative process. Additionally, composer Giacchino offered some new impressions of his own.
Durran had a banner 2019 thanks to her work on 1917 and Little Women, the latter of which resulted in her seventh Oscar nomination. However, The Batman marks her first-ever superhero project. And it sounds like the Dark Knight’s lack of actual superpowers is greatly informing her approach to the reboot’s aesthetic.
“Because Batman is a man, it’s not fully in the [superhero] universe,”said Durran . “But it is a new adventure for me and it’s very interesting because it’s something I’ve not done before. The absolute thing about it, yet again, [is] the director. I’m trying to make the film that director Matt Reeves wants to make. The other things — the previous films, the comics and everything else — are relevant to a degree that they’re relevant to a Matt Reeves movie. So, again, that’s how important the director is, because you’re concentrating on their vision.”
Similarly, Giacchino’s job as the composer grants him also early access to the movie’s visuals, and that includes the Batsuit. Giacchino recently confessed to Hey U Guys (via ComicBook.com) that he’s seen what Robert Pattinson will be wearing in the upcoming film. He couldn’t reveal much more than that. However, he did explain what sets this new version apart from prior incarnations.
“Matt and I have talked about this for well over a year now,” said Giacchino. “We’re like best friends so we talk all the time anyway, so this is just a normal part of our conversations. Wouldn’t it be cool if we did this? Wouldn’t it be fun if we did this? Let’s take it in this direction, do something different.’ That’s what we’re trying to do, is to take it and do our version of it, the thing that we would want to do, and hopefully that is different from everyone else’s.”
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