Last week, Warner Brothers hosted a two day pop up installation in the beautiful Lethaby building that used to house the old Central St Martins College of Art and Design, in London. They spent two weeks transforming rooms into different characters hideouts to showcase movie used costumes, set dressing, production art and props!
I headed to Holborn to check this out and I wasn’t disappointed, it was a great look at the characters hideouts, to see costumes and props up close and even have your photo taken as part of the Justice League lineup! This was a green screen experience and I just took one look at the photo they took and made them delete it! Later on in the day, I had a good giggle at the Justice League filters on facebook, the Aquaman one was hilarious and who knew the Bat cowl would make your eyes pop?!
As well as being a beautiful old building, (swoon, those staircases and tiles)
the college was actually used as a filming location for The Justice League, with an upstairs floor standing in for Gotham’s police offices, with their lovely high ceilings and arched windows in view! They detailed this with two production shots in the hallways of the installation, unfortunately it was hard to get a photo without the lighting glare, but you can see the distinctive architecture in shot.
The first room I checked out after my green screen fail, was Diana’s lab! As seeing Diana in the Louvre in Wonder Woman was one of my favourite scenes, I loved the detail that went into this room in particular. I believe the mannequins in each room had real screen used costumes on!
The next room I explored was Cyborg’s. As I admittedly know nothing about this character, I was intrigued to learn more and loved seeing a familiar lab name here!
After Cyborg, I entered the Flying Fox, a new aircraft in the Bat arsenal and boy, was it imposing!
We see you, Clark Kent 😉
I next ventured into the Flash’s warehouse hideout as Barry Allen mixes New York hipster student vibes with some serious heavy duty costuming and tech workspaces.
There was honestly so much to look at, I think this was the room I spent most of my time in (and not because Ezra Miller did a photo shoot there!), just looking at all the many small details including the raven scrawled on the whiteboard and the Tesla photo on a desk. So many tantalising details that I wonder will be seen on screen when the film opens!
There was also a merchandising display, you couldn’t buy any of the items but I loved the range of clothing for different ages and genders especially the Bat hoodie (eee, those ears!) and the Lego sets looked so tantalising waaaay in the back.
Last but not least is Aquaman’s Icelandic haunt! A proper rustic bar, that has smatterings of Welsh all over, the amount of detail to look at behind the bar was quite staggering! Missing some scampi fries, though.
Ooh, another easter egg!
It was a fantastic day out and really made me intrigued for the movie, its a shame it was only open for two days, there was a lot to see and fun photo opportunities to take part in!
Will you be going to see the movie, do you have a favourite character?
Thanks to the Premier PR staff for talking to me and sharing tidbits about the installation, it was a lot of fun and glad I was able to get tickets from See Film First!