DC FanDome 2021 has been chock filled with footage for upcoming superhero films and reveals, from The Flash to Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom to Shazam! Fury of the Gods. And if there’s one frequent thread in all these reveals, it is that numerous DC characters are getting new live-action costumes.
Let’s break down probably the most memorable new costumes featured at FanDome and the way they’re drawing inspiration from DC’s comics.
Aquaman 2 – Behind the Scenes Stills
Aquaman’s Blue Armor
Jason Momoa’s Aquaman solely simply acquired his trademark orange and inexperienced armor within the climax of 2018’s Aquaman, and it already seems like he is altering issues up once more. The sequel will introduce a brand new swimsuit that shares that very same fundamental design however provides in a extra muted blue and black colour scheme.
This swimsuit appears to be an homage to the one launched in 1986’s Aquaman #1. However that model had a extra free-flowing, natural design that imitates the look of flowing water. We assume the concept right here is that Arthur wants a extra stealthy outfit for his new mission, probably one designed to mix in deep beneath the ocean’s floor. So there’s nonetheless an opportunity we’ll see him put on the traditional orange and inexperienced for the remainder of the movie.
This swimsuit additionally resembles the blue armor worn by Aquaman’s sidekick Tempest.
Black Manta’s Armor
Black Manta is not getting fairly the visible overhaul his nemesis is in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, however there are some notable variations right here. We will see his Manta armor has been considerably upgraded, changing into way more glossy and natural within the course of. Between that and the silver shoulder and chest plating, this Black Manta seems very near how he was depicted by artist Ivan Reis within the comics.
The Arrowverse Flash’s Gold Boots
The Arrowverse’s Flash tends to get a brand new costume each season or two, however this newest redesign positively feels particular. Over the course of the sequence, Flash’s swimsuit has developed from the purposeful strategy of the early Arrowverse to one thing increasingly comics-accurate. For instance, he gained a white chest brand in Season 2 and sleeker, extra form-fitting fits in Seasons 4, 5 and 6. In Season 8, Flash is lastly donning his trademark gold boots, successfully finishing an eight-year journey.
The Flash Film Costumes
In the meantime, the Flash film is introducing two drastically completely different variations of the Flash swimsuit worn by two completely different variations of Barry Allen. The DCEU’s Barry has changed his armored swimsuit with a sleeker costume impressed by his transient run-in with the Arrowverse’s Flash. This swimsuit has glowing lightning strains harking back to Flash’s New 52 costume.
In the meantime, the mysterious second model of Barry will probably be donning a cruder costume borrowed from Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne. This swimsuit seems to be principally Keaton’s Batman Returns costume spray-painted pink and yellow. We will not think about how anybody is meant to run in that factor, however there you go.
Sasha Calle’s Supergirl Costume
The Flash film could also be introducing Supergirl to the DCEU, however this does not seem like a conventional tackle the character. The costume worn by Calle’s Supergirl shares much less in frequent with the traditional blond-haired, skirt-clad Supergirl than it does a model of the heroine seen within the Injustice: Gods Amongst Us universe. This Supergirl, named Lara Lane-Kent, is launched through a dream sequence to indicate what Superman and Lois’ unborn daughter may need turn into if not for the Joker. The film could also be drawing on that model to create a brand new Supergirl higher suited to the twisted actuality that’s Flashpoint.
Batgirl’s Film Costume
We received a quick glimpse of the upcoming Batgirl film within the type of idea artwork. Whereas it is robust to make out the finer particulars of the costume right here, this swimsuit does seem like harking back to the New 52 Batgirl costume, with its sharp angles and extra armored aesthetic. One may additionally draw comparisons to Batgirl’s Arkham Knight look.
If there’s any DC hero who seems like they walked proper off the web page and into DC FanDome this yr, it is positively Jaime Reyes. We received our first have a look at idea artwork for the upcoming Blue Beetle movie, and the film seems to be sticking very carefully to Jaime’s conventional armored swimsuit from the comics and animated reveals.
For extra DC FanDome enjoyable, take a look at our full breakdown of the brand new trailer for The Batman and study Black Adam’s rocky historical past with the JSA.
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