If you want to know why Michael Keaton couldn’t move his head in Batman, or why they had to change Superman and Spider-Man’s costumes for the films, you really need to listen to this episode of 99% invisible.


For Man of Steel, designers considered precursors to particular elements, looking at the boots of a ringmaster and the cape of Zorro in the process. They worked those influences into the film while adding screen-oriented materials and textures, including a shimmering layer of chainmail explained in the context of Kryptonian military history.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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