Wonder Woman's costume, Luthor's motivation + more news from Batman v. Superman

Some serious details have started to emerge about DC's next big cinematic play. So, is Wondie really wearing pants? 

We should probably not all collectively care as much as we do about what a superhero wears in a mainstream summer blockbuster. BUT WE DO.  And with Batman v Superman filming, we're hearing all sorts of things, costume info included.

Earlier, there was a rumor going around that Diana of Themyscira would be rocking something akin to the style she had in J. Michael Straczinski's Wonder Woman arc, Odyssey.

You may recall that this costume was not very popular when it was revealed, and the comic that followed didn't do much to change minds. On the one hand, pants are comfortable, but, on the other, they don't exactly scream Wonder Woman.

Well it seems that those of us who care way too much about superhero costumes can relax, because, according to JoBlo at least, Gal Gadot is going to be bringing something a little more traditional. We're talking blue, leather skirt, classic Wondie cuffs  (for bouncing off bullets, obviously), a golden tiara and a red top ... which is a lot like the battle armor Diana has worn in the past. And, come to think of it, not unlike the costume Erica Durance wore in one episode of Smallville.

Just imagine that ... but, ya know, not cheap and ill-fitting.

And, bonus: Wonder Woman will have her lasso. Sometimes the lasso gets a bad rap, what with all those times Diana used to get herself tied up in it (oops), but it's actually pretty awesome, so we're glad it's included. She'll also apparently have a sword, a spear and a shield which she'll wear on her back, kind of like Captain America. Go figure.

Meanwhile, there's Lex Luthor. What's his motivation, other than, ya know, wanton destruction for the sake of mustache-twirling villainy? Well, like many incarnations of Luthor, it really boils down to narcissism. Lex has worked to become a powerful man, while Superman has the powers of a god just because of the sun! Lex hates that, so he tries to shape a negative opinion of Supes -- and apparently succeeds.

And then there's Batman. As we've already heard, he's playing an older, more hard-boiled costumed detective. He's apparently reached a point where he'll do more or less anything he has to for the perceived greater good. Contrast that with Superman, who is more of a boy scout, and that's where we'll see our conflict between them in the film.

One other interesting bat-fact: Apparently Bruce won't be living in Wayne Manor anymore. He'll be on the property but staying in a small cottage, and underneath that there will be a more modern Bat Cave. Could he be running from his own past as a more rule-abiding hero? Guess we'll find out.

In the meantime, what do you make of this news?

(JoBlo via Comic Book Movie)

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