Costume designer and effects house jump on board the DC superhero movie

Will Reynolds


A while back we gave you news on WETA’s involvement with the Justice League movie. Now comes a follow-up of sorts.


We previously reported that the New Zealand based company would be creating costumes for the Leaguers but were unable to get details on who they’d be working with to design them.

Wonder no more because Marit Allen (Brokeback Mountain, Love in the Time of Cholera) is on board the film as costume designer. Allen already has some experience in the superhero field as she designed the miraculous stretching purple pants in Ang Lee’s Hulk.

It’s looks like WETA’s effects arm WETA Digital are still bidding with other houses – including Animal Logic (Happy Feet, The Matrix) – to do visual effects work on the film. They won’t be the principal house on the film, though, because that job has gone to Sony Pictures Imageworks with Ken Ralston (The Polar Express, Cast Away) acting as visual effects supervisor.

Ralston is a four time Oscar winner (can he donate one to Peter O’Toole?) and President of Imageworks.

The company have previously worked on the Spider-Man movies, Superman Returns, Monster House, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the upcoming Beowulf.