Elon Musk hired the designer of suits for Superman, Batman and Black Panther in movies to make real spacesuits

Jose Fernandez is the founder and lead designer at Ironhead Studios, the company responsible for designing numerous superhero suits for the big screen. The studio has tackled Spiderman, Thor, and most recently, Batman. But the next big suit with Ironhead’s touch sounds like it’ll be for real-life spacemen. Namely, the ones that will work for our real-life Tony Stark, Elon Musk.

In an interview with Tested, Fernandez offhandedly mentioned his work for SpaceX. “I designed a spacesuit for SpaceX,” Fernandez says, at the end of a clip highlighted by a Redditor on the subreddit devoted to the private spaceflight company. “I can’t show [it], but they’re gonna reveal it in the next possible year.”

Fernandez told BLEEP:

I worked with [Musk] for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight. The look they are going to unveil in the next few months is something we created here in the studio. He wanted it to look stylish. It had to be practical but also needed to look great. It’s pretty bad ass. He kept saying, “Anyone looks better in a tux, no matter what size or shape they are,” and when people put this space suit on, he wants them to look better than they did without it, like a tux. You look heroic in it. It’s an iconic thing be a part of.

SOURCES – Ironhead studios, youtube, Tested, BLEEP magazine