Justice League Production Designer, Patrick Tatopoulos, Talks The League’s Individual Aesthetics

Justice League will finally unite the heroes of the DC Extended Universe and will introduce audiences to a number of new worlds as certain characters make their first full-fledged appearances. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos discussed how he was tasked with creating new looks for the respective worlds of the film’s heroes.

Tatopoulos explained what was the most exciting aspect of working on Justice League:

“The great thing about Justice League was more about: ‘What is the palette for Flash’s world? What is the palette for Wonder Woman’s world? What about the world of Aquaman?’”

Tatopoulos broke down how each hero required their own individual aesthetic:

“There’s Flash as a guy, a regular dude. He’s goofy, he’s crazy, and his world is a world we should be able to relate to. And then you have the world of Wonder Woman, and I don’t want to take too much credit for that: the movie has been done, beautifully designed and directed. But there is this ancient civilization, that’s got it’s own golden and bronze-y textures. There’s Cyborg, who’s a real man, so this world is a world you should be able to relate to, before he becomes what he has become.”

Although the Aquaman film will be released late next year, Tatopoulos discussed how they had to create a look for the world for its introduction in Justice League:

“You got Aquaman, underwater, there’s those very deep greens. The movie is being done now, but we actually had to create a look for it prior to that.”

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.