A side-by-side comparison of the Amazons in Wonder Woman vs those in Justice League is raising eyebrows for a few, ~subtle~ differences in their battle armour.
In Wonder Woman, the Amazons are prepped for battle like you’d imagine a tribe of warrior women to be. In Justice League, they look like someone’s really elaborate Halloween 2017 costume.
This isn’t armour; it’s skimpy armour bikinis, and absolutely no one is impressed.
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.
Some steps backwards, methinks. pic.twitter.com/IVqeX7PBso
— Atte Timonen (@Rosgakori) November 12, 2017
The costumes for Wonder Woman were designed by Lindy Hemming, and although she’s not the costume designer for Justice League, you’d think that as these two films exist within the same DC universe, they’d be pretty much the same, right? Right?
Ahhhhhh oh, my sweet, summer child. No. In Justice League, the Amazons must leave their six packs unprotected to the enemy. All the better to appreciate the muscle tone, my dear…. before slicing through it like butter.
“They completely lack the unique flavour of the Greco–Roman-inspired armour ensembles that Lindy Hemming put so much thought and historical research into creating for Wonder Woman,” wrote The Golden Lasso, which first reported the story.
Fans have been to figure out why Zack Snyder‘s Justice League is moving a few ginormous steps backwards from Patty Jenkins‘ Wonder Woman.
The main theory going is that these outfits might be from thousands of years ago, as although the plot details for Justice League are thin on the ground we do know that parts of it are set in the past.
Other theories posit that perhaps these are a different tribe of Amazons, or even that it shows a time when the Amazons were enslaved, although neither of these theories sits with the (again, thinly-detailed) plot of the film.
This thing comes out on Friday, so we’ll know more then, but it still boggles the mind that any so-called warrior tribe would develop armour that leaves the vital organs exposed.
It’s not like the men do:
People are calling these a massive step back from the feminist themes of Wonder Woman.
I guess they all just forgot how to dress for battle after Diana left https://t.co/vKqY2Yg4KK
— Eleanor Tremeer (@ExtraTremeerial) November 12, 2017
"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
Make men fight each other while wearing these costumes and see which ones win https://t.co/IawRjH32fa
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) November 12, 2017
Professor, please explain why ancient Amazons would have completely implausible, ridiculously revealing armor
were the boob cups and bare midriffs designed to distract men so they could stab them https://t.co/6hpT5sBqI3
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) November 12, 2017
Anyway, by this Friday, we’ll either be incredibly disappointed in the state of gender equality in 2017, or….