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Batman Forever costume designer explains the inspiration for the controversial nipples on the batsuit

with batman forever, director Joel Schumacher took over the franchise from original director Tim Burton and brought with him some changes to the tone of the series. While the previous films leaned heavily in the character’s gothic elements, Schumacher injected some camp and a sense of eccentricity, resulting in various upgrades and changes to the series’ established elements. One of these changes was the addition of defined nipples to Val Kilmer’s batsuit, a controversial change to the costume, although designer Jose Fernandez recently expressed his inspiration for the design and how it served as a reference to the ancient armor. was to do.

“With Val Kilmer’s suit batman foreverNipples were one of the things I added,” Fernandez shared Match, “It wasn’t fetish to me, it was more informed by Roman armor — like Centurion. And, in comic books, the characters always looked like they were naked with spray paint on them — it’s all about anatomy. Was, and I like to push the anatomy. I don’t know where my head was back in the day, but that’s what I remember. And so, I added nipples. I didn’t know all this talk about it It’s about to end.”

Despite the stylistic choice, not all audiences appreciated the tribute, while Schumacher fully supported the decision, to the extent that he requested George Clooney’s batsuit. batman and robin Featuring even more prominent nipples.

“Well, in the first one, they were just a tiny blob of clay. It was subtle—it was a blip,” the designer recalled. “but for batman and robinJoel Schumacher loved nipples, so he said, ‘Let’s show them.’ Schumacher wanted him to be paced with points. They were also encased both externally and internally – all made in a feature of the batsuit. I didn’t want to do it, but he’s the boss, so we sharpened him, surrounded him and it all got ridiculous.”

The filmmakers behind that film drew a line on the inclusion of nipples on Alicia Silverstone’s Batgirl costume.

The designer explained, “With Alicia Silverstone, they wanted her nipples too. They said, ‘If boys have nipples, then girls should have nipples too’.” After I carve it though, everyone realized, maybe not. It was a little vulgar, so we took the nipples off.”

this years . 25th anniversary of batman and robinWhile Robert Pattinson is expected to star in the sequel later this year Batman,

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Reference from comicbook.com

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