Why Titans’ Nightwing Costume Took a Full Year to Create
, 2022-05-19 18:31:18,
Titans costume designer Laura Jean Shannon explains why Brenton Thwaites’ Nightwing costume for the HBO Max series took a whole year to fabricate.
Titans costume designer Laura Jean Shannon recently revealed why the HBO Max series’ Nightwing costume took a full year to create.
Shannon opened up about why the fabrication process lasted “probably a year from start to finish” in an interview with JumpCut Online. “So there’s many different ways that you can create supersuits,” she said. “But with that particular one, it was so complex, and we really needed to dial in exactly where each of those pieces fell on [Brenton Thwaites’] body. So we had a body formed for Brenton that these really talented sculptors conventionally sculpt the pieces from the concept art on to, so that we could go in there and literally take tools and manipulate the clay to make sure that we were hitting all of the exact right spots.”
“We didn’t have Brenton available to us that much because he was shooting the show,” Shannon later added. “So that was definitely a suit that in some ways took longer than others, because of the complexity of the way that we fabricated it — sometimes simplicity is the most difficult thing to pull off.”
Former Robin Dick Grayson adopted the Nightwing identity in the aptly named Titans Season 2 finale, “Nightwing.” Thwaites subsequently appeared as this version of the character throughout all of Season 3, however, he declined the opportunity to reprise the role in the 2019-2020 Arrowverse event “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” “You get a choice to read the script, to study the project and, you know, to be a part of what you want to be a part of; and uh… it…
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