Originally Posted by Alexei Belyakov
Thing is, there's no need to separate the man from the animal but rather train the man to control the animal.
The scene with the costume is brilliant because at first Mariko's not sure its him. When she locks eyes with him through the mask she realizes it is him and is immediately mortified to see the man she loves slaughter all those people.
It sounds great if they could pull it off. Seeing the costume would be a fantastic geek-out moment.