Wonder Woman 1984 will see the continuation of Diana Prince’s adventures, along with whole new villains and new gear. Fans previously got a look at the hero’s Golden Eagle armor in the trailer. Now, costume designer Lindy Hemming explains the details about the costume, even comparing it to the Batsuit.
In a recent interview with Total Film (via SYFY Wire), Hemming says in order to bring some comic armor to life, she made some little inventions, including a “fantastic undersuit” made from “tiny panels of urethane” that were applied to a catsuit. It was then painted gold, with some 3D-printed polyurethane items placed on the suit as well.
“It's like the Batsuit, or anything: all small parts," Hemming explained. “An armadillo-like articulation means that the person can move and twist and turn, and it will return to its previous position. While it was meant to move smoothly along with the wearer, it wasn’t quite comfortable, with Hemming pointing out that “no armor of any kind is pleasant to wear.”
As some fans may know, Hemming actually served as the costume designer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, which explains the similarity in terms of the construction of the Batsuit and the Golden Eagle armor. Of course, there are some differences between the two as well, including Wonder Woman’s wings.
In the comics, Diana first wore the golden armor in the 1996 Kingdom Come storyline, which was eventually incorporated into main continuity by 1999. With the wings, not only is the hero given the ability to fly, but it also adds protection.
Wonder Woman 1984 is currently set for release on October 2, 2020.