Well, this is disappointing. The functional armor of the Amazonian women in ‘Wonder Woman’ has been traded out for something skimpier in the new ‘Justice League’ movie. Fans are super annoyed about it — see their reactions.
Anyone who saw Wonder Woman knows that the best part of the entire film was debatably the first fifteen or so minutes when Diana Prince trained to be a warrior on a private island surrounded by Amazons. Not only was it rare to see so many strong women on a screen together, but the representation of the female fighters was beyond empowering. This incredible moment was brought to us by director Patty Jenkins and their armor was costumed by designer Lindy Hemming. But the Amazons are back for Justice League and uh, we’re actually pretty disappointed so far with the new interpretation. Thanks to the design of Michael Wilkinson and direction of Zack Snyder, it looks like the functional armor from the 2017 film was traded out for something that would better belong on the cover of the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, instead of Diana’s hidden island of Themyscira. See pictures of the Justice League trailer here.
In the new images, you can see that Lindy’s smart designs have essentially been trashed. The new looks feature more skin than armor, which honestly makes zero sense if they’re supposed to be fighting in battle. Basically, they’re wearing leather bikinis, and people are understandably NOT here for it. Fans took to Twitter to express their outrage, and also point out that this is actually exactly what we should expect when we don’t give women jobs behind-the-scenes. Check out some of the responses to the teeny costumes below.
One person wrote how she’s actually thankful for the poor design choices because it highlights a serious problem. “I’m glad we have those new amazon outfits for #JusticeLeague because now there’s visual evidence of what happens when you don’t have diversity behind the scenes, in the process of creating a story,” she wrote. Amen. We’re going to go rewatch the Wonder Woman trailer now to remind us what good representation really looks like.
I'm glad we have those new amazon outfits for #JusticeLeague because now there's visual evidence of what happens when you don't have diversity behind the scenes, in the process of creating a story.— Priscilla Zorzi (@Priscilla_Zorzi) November 13, 2017
In case you wonder: Here's a picture of how the Amazons looked in Wonder Woman...next to pic how they look in Justice League. First designed by Lindy Hemming, second by Michael Wilkinson.— Atte Timonen (@Rosgakori) November 12, 2017
Some steps backwards, methinks. pic.twitter.com/IVqeX7PBso
"Let that sink in. The all-male Justice League team rejected already finished costumes to redesign and remake the armor so that more skin would be showing."@heroicgirls @heroic_dad FUCK. THAT. SHIT. #changetheratio #diversity #metoo #womennotobjects #unstereotype https://t.co/zrHmUE7uwt— Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop) November 13, 2017
They really changed the Amazon warriors outfits for justice league wtf. How are those bras and undies supposed to serve as body armor and protect them? 🙄 Men ruin everything.— Dalila (@dearestdalila) November 13, 2017
it doesnt make any sense for the amazons to have their bellies exposed during fighting, thats literally the easiest way to get killed whoever designed their JL suits is crazy— gabi (@harleivy) November 12, 2017
I know maybe it seems like a small thing but the design of the Amazons' "armor" in Justice League legit makes me want to see the movie a lot less.— Sunny Moraine (@dynamicsymmetry) November 13, 2017
HollywoodLifers, are you pissed about the new Amazon costumes? Let us know what you think about them below!