“Wonder Woman” fans were left furious after they caught sight of what the Amazons were wearing in the new “Justice League” movie.
Social media users took to Twitter in droves to complain about the skimpy outfits, with many sharing comparison photographs of what the Amazons were wearing in “Wonder Woman” as opposed to the upcoming film.
Bosses ditched the characters’ armoured knee-high boots and swapped their breastplates for racy leather bralets, with fans pointing out that their scantily clad ensembles meant they were nowhere near being sufficiently protected for a battle.
One enraged fan wrote: “Here is a fantastic example of the difference between the male and female gaze. Patty Jenkins’ Amazon warriors on the left. Zack Snyder’s on the right.”
Another posted, alongside the old school snap versus the newer one: “In case you wonder: Here’s a picture of how the Amazons looked in Wonder Woman…next to pic how they look in Justice League. First designed by Lindy Hemming, second by Michael Wilkinson. Some steps backwards, me thinks.”
Others called the costumes “skimpy and over-sexualized.”
A different social media user asked if “the ridiculously revealing armor was there to distract the men so they could stab them.”
Actress Jessica Chastain also took to Twitter to have her say, with her posting: “Hey men, what would you wear to fight? Hint: dont expose your vital organs. Ugh I miss @PattyJenks,” while tagging “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins.
Despite the negative comments, one pointed out that the full armor also features in “Justice League”, and that the sexier outfits were merely used in training.
Brooke Ence, who plays one of the Amazons, has spoken out about the backlash, with her insisting that the change “didn’t bother her at all.”
She told USA Today: “The girls on set, we never thought of [the new costumes] as a sexy version. It felt a little more glamorous, if anything, because we had bigger, beautiful hair, which I loved.”
“I’m an athlete first, right? [Usually] I can’t wear anything without someone commenting about my [muscular] body. So for me, it was actually really cool to be able to show it and not immediately feel masculine, but still very feminine.”
“Justice League” serves as a sequel to last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, which saw Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman team up with Henry Cavill’s Superman.
The surviving superheroes will now join forces with Ezra Miller’s Flash, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.
“Justice League” is set to hit theatres on Nov. 17.