While fans of the Hunger Games still await the announcement of new cast members for the trilogies second film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire one thing is for certain, whoever ends up playing the roles will look fantastic. This is because the studio announced this week that one of the most up and coming talents in film costume design Trish Summerville has been announced as the films costume designer.
With the year’s most anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises set to light up cinema screens across the UK and the rest of the world this Friday, at Escapade we have already seen a steady increase in searches and request for the films related character costumes.
Over the next few weeks, at least until the Olympic Games steals their thunder, the Dark Knight Rises will be the hottest tickets in town (whatever town you live in). The Dark Knight Rises has been one of most hyped films of 2012 and that’s saying something during the summer of superhero blockbusters that have already graced the big screen. While it’s too early to say how the Dark Knight will measure up to this year’s Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man films the critics who have already seen it make the following arguments:
After the news of the discovery of the Higgs boson set the scientific communities tongues wagging last week, another major win for science (albeit fictional science) has been announced with the news that the original Ghostbusters Proton Pack will be falling under the hammer on the 30th of July in Los Angeles.
Although it isn’t clear which of the Ghostbusters wore this particular proton pack (it is rumoured the packs were alternated throughout filming, so it is possible all four of them wore it at one point) it is the first of its kind to come under auction and is an authenticated prop from the original 1984 Ghostbusters film. The proton pack is a portable particle accelerator allowing would be Ghostbusters among you to hold “negatively charged ectoplasm entities.”
The costume worn by Michael Keaton in Batman Returns is set to go up for auction in Hollywood later this month. Batman Returns was Tim Burton’s second crack at the character franchise and it was lauded as a major success both in the box office and amongst critics.
Now you can get a piece of film and cinematic history by getting your hands on Keaton’s costume which, includes a rubber body suit, rubber boots and a rubberised cape, but be warned it won’t be cheap and the costume is estimated to fall under the hammer for around $50,000
2012 among other, and slightly more important, things is the year of the blockbuster superhero film. With The Avenger’s already amassing a bank bailing $1.4bn on their way to becoming the third highest grossing film in the history of cinema (Number 1, Avatar, Number 2, Titanic). The reboot of the Spider-Man franchise whilst, guaranteed to have an audience, was not expected to get near these figures.
However, ahead of the films main release in the US and the UK on July 3rd early indicators are suggesting that the spidey franchise facelift could surpass the collective power of all of the Avengers in the box office.