Tom DeSanto, executive producer/writer of
the "X-Men" movie, said that changes were made from the characters'
comic-book costumes to make the movie costumes more realistic. "It's
the process of translating two-dimensional comic book images into
real life and when you take the yellow-and-blue Wolverine costume
and try to create that and put it on a man, it looks ridiculous.
"What we've done is taken elements from the costume and made it
real. It comes across as real. It looks like it's actually functional
and not clowny in any way.
One of the things I love is the costumes,
but when you try to put them in real life, it looks campy and it
looks goofy. It undercuts the seriousness of the X-Men and the power
of these characters to have them running around in yellow. It just
DeSanto was asked if it would it be safe
to say the costumes are dark. "I would say more realistic; they're
just more realistic," DeSanto said. "They're not bright, primary
colors, no. That just doesn't work." He said the clothes have, "been
the source of controversy, but we're all really happy with the costumes.
It's the fact that when they're photographed properly and lit properly,
they look really amazing."
From early accounts, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
will not wear a mask, but will have his trademark hair. "We had
people from Marvel come in - people from the inner sanctum - and
they got to see Hugh with the mutton chops and the hair and they're
happy," DeSanto said. "I think, visually, it's the toughest character
to translate the look of."