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Will You Believe Henry Cavill, In His Superman Costume, Can Fly??

Merrick here...

We first got wind that this reveal was coming late last night, via THIS post at Nerd Repository.  Seems one of Howard Stern's sidekicks/minions Tweeted that the unveiling of Cavill-in-costume would happen this morning, only to quickly delete said Tweet (but not before a number of people saw it, including Nerd Repository contributor Kyle Wilson).

Turns out Stern's dude...and the Nerd Repository team...were on the money, because the image you see below is our first look at Henry Cavill in costume as Superman.



Here's a crude enlargement of the same...

I can't get a higher-res version to upload at the moment, but JoBlo has a larger image HERE


Earlier this week, we got a sense of Cavill as "Clark Kent"  - via images you can find HERE. The Zack Snyder-directed MAN OF STEEL was recently pushed to a June 2013 release.  To tide you over during what feels certain to be a very long wait, Hot Toys is releasing an insanely awesome 12" figure  of Christopher Reeve in the role...

You can pre-order with an exclusive, with Kryptonite necklace HERE, or find the same w/o the necklace HERE.


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  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Looks Good!

    by AJD_1

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Too. Much. Hair.

    by pollaxt

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by TheLastZebra

    his facial expression, sets a great tone. Like the cape. Don't like the hair. Don't like the athletic-ware look to the material. Looking forward to this.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Here's a higher resolution of the pic

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    They are hiding the underwear to keep us in suspense.

    by Aaron

    I need to know if he is wearing manties. NOW.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I'm sold

    by pomofo

    I've got a feeling Henry is going to do a great job in this movie

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    WOW, I think that actually looks awesome

    by Gordon Bombay

    I was skeptical, but that's a huge improvement over the Superman Returns costume.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Brandon Who?

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Wow, I REALLY like that picture. The color scheme and lighting also makes it look like an Alex Ross picture, too.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Definitely looks like a Snyder image.

    by Aaron

    Hate on haters, but you can always tell when it is a Snyder shot. He does in fact have an identifiable style.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Very Jim Lee'sh

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Anyway, Snyder always come wiht amazing visuals. The story part it's a whole different matter.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Bad hair

    by pumaman

    Supes needs to lose that bouffant hairdo like NOW. God..why didn't they just keep Brandon Routh he was fucking perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Only on this website.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    TOO MUCH HAIR!!!!!!

    by 2soon2eat

    On a more serious note, what happened to Cavill? Looks like he was replaced by someone else. I'm loving the fake muscle arms and rubber suit BTW.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Still not as rockin as that Chris Reeve figure.

    by Aaron

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST


    by Tenacious C

    I feel silly even saying this but I cant get past the hair!! Plus did supes shop at the same store as spidey for the suit material??

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Better than the Returns costume.

    by shutupfanboy

    A few weeks into the job and Cavill already looks like Superman more than TW's 10 Smallville run.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    And maybe its just me but....

    by Tenacious C

    To me he has the face of a villian.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I love the idea of Snyder doing Superman.

    by Randy

    I really do, bring on a crazy over the top visually insane Superman movie, it's time for something fresh. The cast is so good that even if the script isn't great, there will be some good performances and there will be action scenes. I really just want action scenes, beautiful slomo action scenes of Superman fighting Zod.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    same fabric as spider-man costume

    by theplant

    you gotta love it. Snyder must redeem is piece of crap Sucker Punch

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    whoooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuu cares!!!!!!!!

    by LUIS

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Where's the curl? Bill Paxton is Superman?

    by Drunken Busboy

    The guy looks a lot like Bill Paxton! Not sure if I like the meshy costume. Why are all the superheros wearing mesh now a days?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    If you click over to the larger image there is no mundies

    by KoolerThanJesus

    Clearly no mundies in the larger image. I'm also not so sure how I feel about the "reptile scale" feeling of the suit yet.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    AICN are about to launch an edit function for talkbacks, methinks.

    by brokentusk

    I was just able to edit other peoples' posts. They've made the links invisible now, but you can modify the page source to get them back. Welcome to 2011, AICN!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I just jizzed!

    by D

    One day Superman v Batman will happen on-screen, and on that very same sack will explode.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of Max Fleischer

    by ltgalloway

    The vault door looks very 30's - 40's inspired. That's a good sign.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    It's sort of cool.

    by Orbots Commander

    The lighting and tone of the picture, along with the facial expression is cool. What's going on with that costume, though? Is Nike or Under Armour designing superhero costumes these days? They seem to have designed both this and the new Amazing Spider-Man costume. Not sure I dig it. Of course, everything will come down to the execution, the quality of the screenplay and the performances, and we'll forgive the look if Snyder pulls it off with aplomb. You also better believe that many will be keeping an ear out for that musical score; after something as iconic as John Williams' Superman theme, as recognizable as the Star Wars theme, Hans Zimmer has a high standard to meet.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Looks perfect!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Snyder directing Superman: also perfect!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    not THAT different to the Superman Returns costume!


    similar 'spiderman' texture, raised S shield (although bigger and a diff style of 'S'), muted colours (although maybe thats more to do with the lighting there - at least the cape looks red instead of brownish) def has a retro element to from the early toons mixed with a 300-ish style cape

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Looks rather good

    by flax

    Subdued colours (but they're all there), strong-looking but not sexualised (yes Singer, I'm talking about you). The only thing I don't like is the general 'look' of the surroundings... there's something about the aesthetic that's worryingly similar to the abominable Sucker Punch, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Let's hope Nolan somehow prevents Snyder from including those awfully out-of-place musical montages and embarrassingly clumsy sex scenes he loves so much.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Marc Anthony?

    by Michael Kirby

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    There's something on the thighs too

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    I agree. Just something devious in that mug. The shots of him from Comic Con looking Clark-ish looked alright, aside from the "too much hair" comments(a comment I never hear anymore, sadly!). And again with the Spalding Factory Costume...but at least with Supes it's plausible alien material.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    No thanks

    by OldschoolDandD

    So, the mood of the shot is cool. It definitely invokes the real old classic Superman comics and the Fleischer cartoons and that is fun. But what's up with the gridded texture on the costume that was started with Raimi's Spider-Man? It worked there. But here, with the molded emblem and sculpted looking cape... I don't know. Not going to scream hate, but I don't like it. Feels like they are trying to hard to make Superman "cool." I know it seems overly bright by comparison, but when I see that Chris Reeve Superman on the same page. I know which one makes me smile. Not the Spidey-style Supes costume. Jim. That is not a bad outfit.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST


    by codecrackx15

    Now that is what I am talking about!!!!

  • As long as there's no scheme about real estate again.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    actually at second glance the pic looks alright

    by LUIS

    the costume though does look a lot like the spidey one exept for the lack of silver flip flops

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Chris Isaak is playing Superman?

    by Horgy

    oh, IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII don't wanna fall in love... with you, Lois....

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Too bad this movie will never see the light of day

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Since the world is ending in 2012.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    hair swept to the wrong side (again) and i dont see no curl


    supes hair should be on the other side! Clark has it parted to his left...Superman to the right

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    reminds me a lot of the Returns costume

    by PDepew2181

    The colors just look incredibly muted, just like the Returns costume did. It's as if they're afraid to make the red and blue too bright, as if that would make it corny or something, I don't know. Also, after seeing the pictures of him as Clark Kent, why should his hair look different here? Just my first impressions.

  • The smooth and pristine Reeve costume is gone. This is an improvement.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    looks good to me!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST


    by SminkyPinky

    It's horrible. Too dark, what's with the scales all over it and the weird effect at the cuffs ? It looks like just another rubber movie suit. At least the cape looks like cloth again, unlike Singer's version. But, no. This is horrible.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Why can't they use the Williams' score?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Can they? Will they? They don't want to be compared to the old movies? it's still Superman, the comparison is inevitable.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Bizarro Superman

    by Ninja Nerd

    Hey, I like all the Superman movies...although IV was pretty weak. That said, this particular image just looks wrong. He doesn't look heroic...kind of evil, actually.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Yeah, something about the pic and Sucker Punch.

    by Orbots Commander

    Maybe it's the lighting. Let's hope that's where the comparisons end though, because Sucker Punch is probably one of the worst movies I ever had to sit through in a movie theater. The atmosphere in that auditorium got so bad that people were actually heckling the movie screen, while others just walked out; never experienced that before.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    The hater nerds don't like it?

    by Lemure_v2

    didn't see that coming...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    brokentusk-I saw that edit thing too

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And it looked like some kind of like button and an ignore. Holy crap.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    I like it

    by eric haislar

    It's faithful enough to the original. Now is it the same red color that was used in returns or is it because of the lighting?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    He looks like a fucking BOSS.

    by NinjaRap

    Seriously, this looks like it might be the most badass Superman ever. Maybe he'll even act like a real person with fucking emotions for a change. Really glad they got rid of the dumb spit-curl in this version, too - it's not like you see that shit in the comics.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    the S looks very Action Comics to me... which is GREAT!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    has he just broken into a bank vault?

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Colour me intrigued. Also, don't mind the costume. I never understand why fanboys get bent out of shape over the slightest changes in design. It may as well be the original Reeves costume for all I care, it's still a superman costume.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Saturday Night Fever Supe? whats with the head??

    by FleshMachine


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Yeah what's with all the basketball texture to superhero costumes

    by skycrapper

    They are taking a step back in that department, it doesn't look good.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    1st time I've seen Superman...

    by j_difool

    ...with a receding hairline. This is gonna be awesome.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    yeah he does look like a villian...not superman.

    by FleshMachine


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Why do all super suits have to have texture now?

    by rev_skarekroe

    It's been that way since Spider-Man. I think Hollywood designers just like to overdo everything.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    As for the hair...

    by Lemure_v2

    Around the time when he was reborn after Doomsday he had long hair.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    SUperman needs one Snyder film with heart

    by FleshMachine


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    It's Zack Snyder so don't look for John Williams

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But expect some cheesy cover songs that make some kind of "ironic" statment. Maybe Katy Perry singing "UP Up and away in my beautiful balloon" as we first see Superman fly in the film. Or maybe a Kayne West version of Hall and Oates Maneater as Lois Lane struts on screen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Routh was not that good.

    by Darren Dodge

    He looked the part, but did very little else. Mediocre at best.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    yeah he looks like bizarro Superman!

    by FleshMachine


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Snyder is about the only reason I'm interested in this movie.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    But this pic helps too.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Looks like Jim Lee's new version

    by eric haislar

  • Can't wait.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    So will this movie show the origin again?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    what's known about that?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Aside from the overly coiffed hair, I'm impressed. The cape looks way to long though. However, seeing the simple elegance of the Reeve costume in the same post and one realizes how much unneeded texture we've seen in the last decade of super-hero costumes. From Ma Kent to Peter Parker, how could someone with access to "normal" everyday materials make those costumes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Reeve and Routh were perfect...this guy looks like a TV supe.

    by FleshMachine


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    That cape-

    by Nairb The Movie

    So long. He'll trip.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Whats with the Brady Bunch Dad hair?

    by rumpledforeskin

    The hair is too distracting.....otherwise its okay

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    The Reeve doll is way cooler than that guy.

    by FleshMachine


  • i would prefer he would have wrestled with the polar bears in the fortress of solitude than have to sit through another fucking bank heist...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by rumpledforeskin

    TOO DAMN BUSY. Batman looks like a damn cyborg and Superman looks like he is wearing a bedazzled suit inside out

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by unparanoid_android

    Rubbery suit makes him look like a blue and red condom. Why is his hand bulging? nah that ain't Supes. Fuck off Hack Snyder.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    No eyebrows?

    by rumpledforeskin

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    The Reeve doll looks more human

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Than the Cavill guy.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Superman is not batman...this is a big mistake

    by FleshMachine

    superman represents the best of us...the light...he's not supposed to be "cool" or "complex" like hes got heart and soul...something snyder has yet to reproduce on the screen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Looks good so far.


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Snyder has such a recognizable style, and I love it

    by Spandau Belly

    I'm looking forward to this.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Not too bad, but...

    by Rob

    not quite sold on the "scales" texture of the whole thing... and the cape is obviously just for the picture. If the real cape was that long, it would drag 4 feet behind him on the ground. I also heard Spuds McKenzie has been cast as Krypto!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    He's doing more in this picture than in all of Superman Returns.

    by whatevillurks

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    The cape is not to big. He is hunched over.

    by eric haislar

    It's no bigger then batmans cape.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Am I Blue?

    by Hellstrom

    I rather like the retro-S shield, and the cape seems, OK, but are we too hip and modern for a more optimistic blue now? The color scheme keeps going darker...its almost black and red. It reminds me of Ultraman from The Crime Syndicate.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    yeah it looks liek Snyder because it looks like fake CGI

    by FleshMachine

    dawn of the dead remake was the only thing he did that was any fun.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    He looks evil--not sold on Cavill.

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by eg4190

    Bright colorful spandex superhero costumes have always posed a problem on film. Easy to draw on the page, but hard to adapt for live action. Christopher Reeve fucking sold his spandex outfit because he was a rare talent -- that costume itself is very silly looking. It's quite possible that no living actor today could sell that costume (I know Brandon Routh sure as hell couldn't). Mesh outfits have the advantage of not looking silly, and they add visual interest to the costume in close-ups when the image is blown up to a 40 foot screen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Routh had an innocence about him perfect for Supes

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    New Mantra for costume designers...

    by Dave Catanese

    "Darker, more texture." Like it other than the basketball bumps.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Henry looks buff as shit

    by eric haislar

    look at those arms.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Sort of annoyed by the "texturization" of costumes anymore...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    but this looks pretty damned good.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Was it Ralph the Fag from "Geek Time" who scooped this?

    by AzulTool

  • I understand the reasons, but still...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST


    by Fico

    Transplant some of that head hair to his brows and we'd be good

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Super-hairgel borrowing Aquaman's clothes

    by gruntybear

    So when he shifts from Clark to Supes, apparently his alien hair follicles secrete some sort of greasy goo to hold that mountain of hair in place? And why must every on-screen superhero these days shop at the same Scales Galore boutique as the King of the Seas? In other words, this film won't be anything special; and the multiple "stories" in too short a timeframe smacks of the usual overbearing geek-media hype. Same shit, different day. *yawn*

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Cavill's face...

    by joliet_jake1978

    looks really generic. Remember the guy who did that awsome Batman vs Predator short??? He also did a Superman vs Batman fan trailer and had a generic, square jawed, muscle head play Supes (badly btw), kinda looks like that. Not a lot of personality coming through...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I'm sold. It looks super cool. done. I'm happy

    by Citizin_insane

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Superman with a receding hairline?

    by BoStrike1

    Dude looks pissed. Maybe he wants his hairline back to normal.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    i agree with whatevillurks

    by LUIS

  • We want to brag, even just to ourselves, about how SHARP that crazy texture on the Superman costume is on our home setup. Costume designers, set decorators, they all pop in a Blu Ray of some film they worked on and think it looks a little bland, a little empty. ''Should've used that busier wallpaper in that cafe scene,'' they think. Doesn't especially bother me, but I think the fact that we can see so much more detail in movies these days means the industry is trying to up the ante. As for Superman here, I think having the texture on the S shield is kind of weird, but it's still clearly Superman, so whatever. The script is really the only thing that's going to make or break this for me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Snyder is the king of CGI, in a good way, IMO

    by Spandau Belly

    I think he's one of the few guys who can really work with CGI instead of having it work against him. He has a weird way of making everything meet in the middle. Real things look faker in his movies and so the fake things intrigrate better. I always believe his characters are really in these worlds and not just standing in front of screen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    You are dumb as fuck. It's a FUCKING PROMOTIONAL SHOT. It doesn't necessarily represent the entire plot of the fucking film. It's supposed to be an iconic shot of Superman, reflecting the 40s and showcasing his power. My god the level of stupidity on this forum is fucking astounding. And the rest of the nitpickers should just drink Drano...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I can't tell if he's wearing red panties or not.

    by AzulTool

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Looks like a reject Watchmen costume!

    by slave to the one

    Seriously, is Supes costume made of snake skin?

  • America is afraid of the cock. Always has been. Always will be.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    it makes you think of Cage´s Superman

    by LUIS

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    personally i want another real estate scheme plot


    because that's totally what the comics are about. superman fighting a used-car salesman like huckster and his female sidekick as they run real estate scams. don't you fuckers read the comics? i like the safe in the background...when i first saw the smaller pic i thought it was a broken robot. THAT would have been awesome. and it looks like he has cargo pockets... ?????

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Where's his comet?

    by gdprof27

    With an east/west trajectory?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    The cape is awesome

    by Jam Banjo

    The blue looks a little dark, hard to tell from the surroundings though. Excited! Really digging the old school 'S' and its fucking RED and BLUE not INDIGO and BLUE. Hooray!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:33 a.m. CST

    i hope he rips off his 'S' and throws it too


    since it looks all dimensional. i don't mind though- i wouldn't expect supes to have a silkscreened s on a blue longjohn shirt. but who makes their clothes- really? i thought ma kent made his clothes at one point, out of fabric that came with him (baby blanket?)

  • Brave and Bold... How many years?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:33 a.m. CST

    spandau belly-I agree about Snyder

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I just hope this film is engaging on an emotional level. Dawn of the Dead (the last half), 300, and Sucker Punch all got to a point for me where they just became tedious and dull due to either a lack of plot, or real character motivation. Nicely choreographed and shot action scenes that went nowhere.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Looks good but slick his hair down more

    by Autodidact

    I don't mind Supermen with different body types. This guy looks kind of like the Curt Swan superman... very stocky.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    And I liked Watchmen

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Regardless of the changed ending, there seemed to be a semblance of a plot backing up the spectacular visuals. Now if he could just cut out the overuse of cliched music in his films.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    azultool - some day some "fag" is going to beat the fuck out of you

    by Rex Carsalot

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    My 9-year-old daughter says...

    by Larry Knowles

    "He's disgusting! His hair is waaay too long!" Funny. I just asked her if she'd like to see a picture of what the new Superman will look like.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    So... we're going with Shiny suit again?

    by Iudex

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Agreed, the texture is bad, the rest is quite good

    by Zauriel

    I don't mind it so much on the S-shield, but they should really take the texture off the blue parts. The blue should be matte. I really dig the new S-shield design. As some have mentioned, it's very Fleischer-esque and I'm glad they didn't try to make it more slick or futuristic like Singer did in SR. The only thing besides the texture that bugs me is the missing curl. All that hair wouldn't stick out so much if there was the trademark curl to focus on. Other than that though, I really really like this pic. I can't wait to see Snyder and Nolan's finished product.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Is that the Mayhem guy from the insurance commercials?

    by kidicarus

  • I can understand that they had to make Superman look like a bad-ass, because that's the world we're living in now. (I'm almost surprised that they didn't reach for the *angry red glowing eyes* cliche that you find on the cover of every third Superman comic book since 1996.) For Superman to be an appealing hero to today's 18-34s, he must represent a more down-to-earth anger instead of hope and fun and all that gay stuff. I get that. But the straw that's breaking the camel's back and making me cringe is that stupid texture. It's as though the only way to soften the effect of a human wearing tights is to add a funky texture. Is it suddenly more like clothing that way? Safer? When I see it, I see a a person making the decision to go with it, like an executive or hacky costume designer, and my eyes reflexively roll. But at the end of the day, I have to realize that I'm a grown man. I had my Superman. When I was 8. He's represented in that toy advertisement at the bottom of the story. That was my time to enjoy the character. I now leave Superman for the rest of you.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    And if you took out the goofy cover of Sweet Dreams

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I'd say the opening sequence of Sucker Punch would be the best scene in a film this year. That terribly overdone music choice kind of kills the scene for me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    And that cape looks cannibalized from the 300 set

    by kidicarus

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    The logo

    by 8footTallGopher

    That's silver age / earth 2 superman logo! Love it!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    he does look greasy.


    but hey, we don't know what kryptonians sweat when they have torn open a large safe. for. some. reason.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The texture is good, maybe dial it down a bit here.

    by Autodidact

    I love the Chris Reeves movies, but yeah.. on Blu-Ray, in certain shots, the suit looks laughably cheap.. you can see it bunch up around his knees, see the top of his boots flopping around, stray fibers sticking out of the arms, etc. The texture helps sell the concept and makes it look better. It's a bit too pronounced here... it should be more for closeups.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Snyder makes the best Videogames ever!

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    needs to be over the top stylized ala watchmen...

    by nuprin

    only way this will work. Hopefully, that's why they got Zack Snyder. The idea of him handling a grounded-in-reality idea from Christopher Nolan has me a-scared...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    why does it look like it's made of plastic?

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    It does look better than the crap that Jim Lee is drawing, but he better have the red shorts. I think it has potential. Much better than those Spiderman pics that EW showed last week.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Count me amongst those not feeling the Lizard skin...

    by Somerichs

    Don't like that textured scaly look at all. It worked for Spiderman, it doesn't work for supes, and I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe it's just 80 years of seeing him in a "smooth" outfit. Either way, this just looks wrong wrong wrong...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    sam fulmer


    the use of the WHERE IS MY MIND was excellent too..when i first heard the song i barely recognized it and this is coming from a man who's seen the pixies four times.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Billy Crudup????

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Doesn't feel right.

    by bufordtannen

    I can see the effort involved. I don't like being able to see an actor trying.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    All in the details

    by MonkMayfair

    I'm less troubled by the texturing, the light needs to land on something interesting for the glare of blu-ray, than by the details that are peeking out. As someone else noted, there seems to be a pad of red....something..... on the outside of his right thigh. And the bunched fabric at the wrists are actually a pair of wristband looking things that are slightly darker than the sleeve. A little bit of Batman-type armor going on? Why?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Also I read that Cavill is still bulking up so maybe things will change there also.

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • For those that he gonna be able to do "innocent-clark"? Let alone "innocent-clark-inside a-super-powered-outsider"? I thought Brandon Routh had that to him that made it work.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Nabster

    I like the texture of the costume, that looks cool. I like the texture of spideys new costume even more.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Why is he holding a cigarette in his right hand?

    by Autodidact


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Ha! Superman has his rape face on.

    by Orbots Commander

    Anyway, like we've all said multiple times, it will all come down to the execution, script, etc. Which is why I'm not all that confident that Snyder can pull off anything past the visuals, which he has down. BTW, now that it's confirmed that we'll have an older looking-Curt Swan type-Silver Age-ish Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane makes a LOT more sense.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Samuel Fulmer

    Just reminds me of Fight Club, a film that had a great visual/editing style that backed it up with a great script. But that did work better than hearing Sweet Dreams used by someone for the one billionth time.

  • I didn't find anything lacking in the plot or motivations of the main characters. I could've used a few more moments with the girls bonding, but they did all have their own personalities and reasons for their actions. It's not a movie for everybody and I definately don't think it's the greatest thing ever, but I'll never understand the insanely negative reaction to it.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Don't stand him next to Bane, one of them might look small

    by Stan Gable

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    This looks awful. Costume, hair and color sucks.

    by Jeditemple

    I sure hope that it's a test shot.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns to Stalk Lois

    by Autodidact

    It's been a while since I shit on Superman Returns. Man fuck that movie!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    But I will admit

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Even if Snyder puts in some cheesy music, it won't be as bad as "Can you read my mind?" in the original Donner film. Anytime people complain about Prince music in Batman, I wonder if they block out that Margot Kidder spoken word travesty.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    and I don't think Snyder will shove endless pop songs in Superman

    by Spandau Belly

    I could be wrong, but I think he'll probably go for just a score with few pre-recorded songs. Watchmen and Suckerpunch were about pop culture deconstruction and distillation, so I think that's why he felt the need to fill those films with recognizeable songs.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    They took 1part Superman, 1part Thor and 1part Spiderman

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    and boom - you get this...not great, but it's recognizable as Superman. I wouldn't see this in the theater not matter what it looks like though. Oh - and Superman needs the red underwear, no matter how dumb they look he just looks dumber without them.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Looks great

    by jericho1368

    I'd do him in or out of that costume so who cares what he's wearing!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    We want Routh back dammit

    by pumaman

    Not some ex Spandau Ballet member :-(

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Looks great, receeding hairline and all.

    by my liege

    Like a SuperMAN and not a SuperCatalogueModelMan

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Really? Complaining about textures and bunching sleeves?

    by LetTheWookieWin

    In a still shot? Jesus you people are lame. Let's just enjoy a fun movie guys!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Awesome - They completely fucked it up again!

    by SunsetLament

    Nice job on the emo coloring on the suit, morons. It didn't work last time and it doesn't work this time. Superman's suit is not midnight blue with a purple cape; it's blue and red like the suit on the freaking Christopher Reeve doll. Nobody wants an "edgy and dark" Superman movie. Nobody. There is still time to fix this before you screw it up and bury your tentpole franchise for another decade ... do it.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Too much hair!

    by redmule

    And the reptile scale is strange. And he has a badguy face.

  • I can't quite put my finger on it. Is it the.... .... typical, all to staged, look of the promo pic? .... the very 80s big hair? .... the lighting? .... the fake looking environment? .... the super-gloss latex looking costume? .... Cavil's less than Superman-like mug? Honestly, it's all of those things, yet it's something I can't yet figure out. It's NOT bad, but it doesn't feel very much like Superman. Maybe, based on what little I can gather from one pic, it just doesn't feel believable enough. I don't quite buy that he's Superman. He just looks like Cavil in a Halloween costume and in bad need of a haircut. Marvel's movies, however bizarre their worlds are, seem to feel grounded in reality - at least as far as these things go. Same thing with Nolan's TDK. The crap Batman & Thor do are totally unbelievable, yet you buy in in the context. This feels somehow more surreal. ATM, I have a hard time imagining a context in which this would feel believable. Maybe that's what it is. Maybe I'm having a hard time buying into this pic because there's no context. BTW: I didn't say it in the other thread, but Fishburne is a lousy choice for Perry. Not because he's black, although a little more faithfulness to the source would be appreciated. Fishburne is just way past his prime, if ever such a moment existed. He's hammy. Fishburne was at his best when nobody knew or cared who he was. Great in Matrix 1. Great in Deep Cover. Actually fairly memorable in Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Cowboy Curtis, how could we ever forget you? Everything AFTER Matrix 2 has been downhill for him. Not just because of the roles, but because his delivery. He was the one thing that nearly ruined Mystic River for me. His acting was so bad. Perry White won't likely be a huge role, but I'd rather somebody less ham-fisted in there.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by LUIS

    My comment if it was too stupid for you was meerly reflecting my fears as to the plot of this movie I wasn´t confirming he was gonna stop a bank heist. I see him in front of a bank vault i think bank heist scene... You inbred FUCK! and as to the promotional iconic 40´s inspired shot you suggest, there is nothing Iconic about a CGI background low lit worst superhero costume texture since Snyder´s Night Owl. The superman doll looks more Iconic than that picture, If it were Spawn you were trying to depict instead of sups than it would be appropriate to call it iconic due to the dark nature of the character. This is Superman in 2012 not 1940´s. Stop it with the Nostalgia you old nostalgic nurf! move on.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I have been waiting to see this!

    by billF

    I am so happy with the subdued colors like in Superman Returns. I think bright colors would look corny and cheesy in this day and age. I like the S symbol and the boots and the cape, a very retro 40s look! Bring on the movie!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Excellent look. DC is dark Marvel is light and fun

    by Dolmes

    Cape is red not purple (think folks comp screens are screwed) The insignia looks great. We've had 30 years of nice and pleasant supes now it's time for an edgier turn to reflect the world we live in. Nolan's people have written this remember. Nolan is producing. It's not going to be an out and out fun time. This will be good and I now see why The Avengers is rushed. Marvel are bricking it.........maybe ;)

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I like the bigger S symbol

    by elsewhere

    but I can't really get a good read on the costume. This is the best picture they could come with? Let's see him out in the daylight ffs.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    If this bombs DC is screwed

    by sunwukong86

    they cant afford another movie to tank like Green Lantern

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10 a.m. CST


    by dvdmike

    Is that you?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    evil... pissed... rapey...

    by UltimaRex

    You guys had the chance to support my casting of Armie Hammer. You didn't, now you have thus. Enjoy.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Maybe he's playing drunk, evil superman in that shot

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Also -- cheap looking backdrop. Also -- basketball textured suit.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by beelkay

    Don't like the hair, don't like the material, the shield is too big...but the cape and boots are faboo! I guess we'll see how this goes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by AssyMuffJizz

    Yeah, it's time for the new Supes for the pre-teens, because the world's a TERRIBLE place.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by oaser

    You said it. I know it's early, but I have very little confidence in ASM. This, however, I'm more likely to indulge because I like Snyder, and I think they're trying to make this a good action movie that satisfies fans. I don't necessarily dig the suit, but I'm glad to see Supes in action again.

  • This costume looks like shit. How the fuck can you believe this could be concealed by wearing a three piece suit. Make fun of the spandex Superman suit all you want, but it translated well to the big screen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    @ sunwukong86

    by Lemure_v2

    Warners have just made a shit load of money from Potter - that's before blu-ray, DVD and boxsets and other merchandise. Green Lantern is paid for and written off no worries, and Batman is going to swell the coffers even more next year.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    The Snakeskin suit looks shit

    by Laserhead

    That's all.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    So this is what came off the train in Super8?

    by BirdieNumNum

    Looks good!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    I thought the film wasn't suppose to shoot until October? If so, this is just test footage/publicity stuff that wont be in the movie. Also, I saw an interview where Cavill said he was about to go to the gym and get "ripped" as he is now on 5,000 a day calorie diet.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    slightly underwhelmed...

    by ZaphodBeeblerox

    While I like the composition of the image and the idea behind it, It's hard to get a real feel for the look of the costume. (granted, that may be why the darker lighting and hunched over a teaser) That cape alone looks like it weighs a ton. Want to see it in normal lighting in a more traditional hero pose.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    It's Marc Anthony as Superman!!!

    by Darth Macchio

    Ok, ok, ok!..I'm just kiddin. Sheesh!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Since when does Superman have a near afro?

    by HoboCode

    Fucking hair sucks. GOD DAMN YOU ZACK SNYDER!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Just watched Sucker Punch on BluRay for the first time.......

    by masteryoda007

    And I really enjoyed it. Don't get the hate for this movie when compared to some of the other shite that was released last year.

  • Man Of Steel should be the title of the sequel.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Can we talk about the most important part of this story...?

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Can we talk about the most important part of this story? Ain't it Cool is now being scooped by Twitter posts of people who have a show on the Howard Stern channel... on satellite radio. I love this site but woah... it may be time to up your game. Re-commit to bringing us awesome news and scoops FIRST. You have it in you! You can do it! And yeah, costume is fine. A guy with dark hair in a blue suit with a big "S" on the chest and a cape. Yep, it's Superman.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Can't.Get.Past. The. Hair. The Hair. The Hair.

    by Franck

    Looks like John Travolta's haircut in Staying Alive AND Saturday Night Fever. He actually looks like John Travolta in both. Please make this a good movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Lamesville. Mediocropolis.

    by captain_kirk

    This is beginning to look depressing. Really. While Singer's Supes was a letdown as a movie, Brandon Routh was awesome. The fact that this suit, though closer in color to the normal outfit, has the pattern in it, reminds me of Singer and Routh even more. Cavill hasn't got the physique, and he has way too much hair. This is like the Superman touring show, not Superman: the movie.

  • Dam she was awful in that last one. From the Helena Bonham Carter school 60 pound heads comes Kate Bosworth

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Is Superman robbing a bank in this picture?

    by DanSh1138

    I can't believe nobody said anything about the fact that he's standing in front of what looks like the door to a safe which is destroyed. The costume looks cool, I personally like the idea that costume designers are using textures more instead of simple spandex, which doesn't really translate well on camera. I also like the slight touches like the cuffs they added to his sleeves. What I continually find confusing though, is all the lip service to the Donner/Christoper Reeve Superman... I mean seriously if I hear "will you believe a man can fly" one more time in reference to Superman I'm going to barf.. it was a great marketing tagline for the 70s, but its kinda stupid to hear now.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by HarryBlackPotter

    Friggin' Awesome if you ask me. When we first saw the Brandon Routh suit my first impressions were meh. This however is soooo much better. Okay, so Supes fro is a bit Elvis, but this man looks like he can leap tall buildings, etc.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Hmm..Supes looking like a gay hairdresser.

    by jack Bauer

    Sorry, but he does... The hair...awful... The suit, its just wrong in so many ways, making it shiny FFS!!! Sleeves that don't fit???? The cape even with him hunched over seems too long. It seems they got the hair the wrong way around, the Clark pics have the Supes curl but the Supes pics just look like the models you get in the hairdressers (80's from hell) Chris Reeve and directors showed you could use a simple costume in keeping with the comic and still have a powerful character. I await with the fear of a bad job, Green Lantern did a so so job but Cap America nailed it about right for most of it. Can Snyder reinvent the role immortalised by Chris, its a tough call, Brandon was a damn good go but sadly the story was poop. Henry looks more villain than hero..

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    looks like a 1980s Jason Patrick...

    by Nick

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I just watched a bunch of clips of Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies

    by Autodidact

    There was a lot of good shit in there. Lots of cheese but overall they got all the elements of the real core Spider-Man mythos in there in some form. That kind of good faith is all you can really ask of filmmakers doing this type of adaptation.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    In defense of SRs costume

    by Bass Ackwards

    I agree that pictures were less than impressive, but I actually ended up thinking it looked really great in the film itself. The muted red really made the blue pop in a kind of fantastic way, and the cape's shape and movement gave the suit an air of regalness, which I always felt supes outfit should have. That said, think this one looks like it could be good too. Honestly the biggest question mark of this films, obviously, is going to be Snyder. Watchmen and Sucker Punch, everything looked great, pics, trailers, casting, until i actually saw the films. I imagine this will be the same. That cape looks exactly like the ones from 300 btw (neither good nor bad, just an observation).

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Right on the money!

    by avs72885

    Exactly!!! Haters gonna hate. I love it. It reminds me of Fleischer's tone and George Reeves costume. Fucking awesome.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    5000 calorie a day diet

    by Autodidact

    AKA a four dump-a-day diet.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    shutupfanboy, flax

    by oisin5199

    Funny, I was going to say the opposite. I was never one of those crazy 'Welling should be the next Superman' types, but he looked way better than this. Far more heroic and Super. And how exactly was Singer's costume 'sexualised'?? Because you could see his junk? Show me any Superman costume where that isn't an issue. One of the things I loved about Routh and his look, which I admit is not to everyone's taste, was his occasional cold, alien look (particularly emphasized in that recent clip). This guy looks like a douchebag on 'roids. I have a hard time imagining him as Clark Kent, even with those other recent shots.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    by Ruth Keane

    That is the gayest thing i've ever seen

  • I thought the guy was a fantastic Superman and they should have rehired him for this. This is like breaking up with your girlfriend, then realizing what you had.

  • Maybe this will have potentual after all.But after watching Sucker Punch, the jury is still out in regards to Snyder. Gotta be better than returns which ain't that difficult.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Cape so long ....

    by peejnyc007

    ... it'll get caught in doors, windows and elevators! LOL

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Better than pijama suit

    by Lourdes Galan

    Seriously, I love Chris Reeve work: he was awesome, but the suit today looks dated. I have faith in Snyder/Nolan/Goyer, and the cast is spectacular.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Stern's sidekick as in Homo Ralph the Hairdresser?

    by Stalkeye

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    looks too scaley

    by wattos new hat

    like he's super lizard or something. don't like it.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    all that hair = Superdego

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    he looks like a man the greases steel

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Routh was too skinny and he wore plunging bikini briefs

    by Autodidact

    Superman's trunks should be very *trunks* like, and not look like they were designed by Calvin Klein, to be worn by Kate Moss.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by Dolmes

    Didn't say it's terrible but all the posts in this thread scream happiness and joy. Do you want a Superman that's going to hit someone or a Superman that pulls a vinyl 'S' off his chest? It's going to look amazing and I trust the writers to give us an interesting story. It's this or Michael Bay.

  • Someone's got everyone convinced that a highly texturized set of tights is more plausible than non-texturized tights. When I see things like that, I start to feel like the film is apologizing for being what it is. The recent Marvel Studios (Avengers-related) films seem to do the least of this, and I hope it catches on. But the red, yellow and blue look like red, yellow and blue, all the essential Superman costume shapes are there - IMPORTANTLY, without the sort of stupid stylization we're seeing with Spidey - and the guy looks like Superman. I can't imagine Hollywood doing a better job than what we see here. In a couple days, I've gone from being skeptical about this thing to being impressed with what I see and wanting it to succeed. We could really use a successful Superman film - it would be great to have that in this cynical world we're in now.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    He might not have the trunks here

    by Autodidact

    I'm thinking they might go with a design that doesn't have the red trunks, but some red outer hip-thigh padding?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Superman is back

    by tacoshack27

    I think it looks fine. Still waiting to see a full standing posed shot though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Don't like...

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    big hair with no curl bratty face scaly suit texture dark suit, Superman isn't an anti-hero typical Snyder dark lighting long cape looks a bit 'Spawn'

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Look up in the sky, it's FISH SCALES! It's MUTED COLORS!

    by JethroBodine

    It's Super Salmon!!!!!!!!! WTF!?!??!?!?!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I just noticed this....

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    why does he have the old school Earth 2 chest emblem? Can we have his cousin Power Girl show up too?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Routh > Cavill or whatever this losers name is.

    by ganymede3010

    I'm sorry but that doesn't look like Superman to me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Honestly looks pretty cool.

    by Chewtoy

    Looks like he might have some kind of design on the outsides of this thighs, so I'll reserve complete judgement until we see more of it. It reminds me of all of those early shots of Spidey that have been released that purposefully hide or de-emphasize the changes to the costume. Still, Caville looks great and the costume is impressive.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Could use more texture

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by billF

    In this age of 3D movies and Blu Ray videos you have to have texture to these costumes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Routh was not the problem with Superman Returns

    by SunsetLament

    The emo, coming to grips with his sexuality director and the terrible script were the problems with Superman Returns. They turned the most inspiring fictional character in the last 100 years and turned him into a whiny, emo stalker who also happened to be a deadbeat dad. It would be the same as turning Batman into a guy who's favorite hobby is watching Glee in his spare time; it made no sense and showed the production team had no sense of the character. For someone who made such a big deal out of being a fan of the Christopher Reeve films, he apparently never saw them because his remake was nothing like them. On the otherhand, Routh was terrific. He was about as close to Reeve's Clark Kent as anyone could hope for.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Looks like they're strategically hiding some modifications...

    by cockdiesel

    to the legs and shorts.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    well i must say...

    by JTMR Films

    My first thought was OMG WOW. The tone promises a More action packed, amazingly visual superman movie. I have no issues with the suit, its dynamic, reacts well with light and is overall amazing and as for the hair, grow up people, like any one here could fo a better movie, thats why Snyders directing it and your not. Can't wait for this.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty damn awesome to me...

    by Ryan

    ..He looks like he was knocked down for the count and is getting up saying, "Now you've really pissed me off."

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Spidey suit, Superman Returns suit, Star Trek suits..

    by Righteous Brother

    all have that weird texture, not sure why. However, I *really* like that new Supes suit. Completely modern, yet respectful to its source.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Why not credit Ralph and @MyGeekTime ?

    by topaz4206

    They have a great show on Sirius and could use the promotion.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    no, Routh wasn't the problem... everything else was

    by Nick

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    by Cruizer Dave

    What's up with the scaly look of the costume and the armor like appearance of the S shield? This dude is bullet proof, he doesn't need that thick of costume.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    could be worse

    by Rupee88

    I suspect he doesn't have the red boxers but no big deal. The texture of the costume is goofy but at least they didn't totally fuck it up.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    1000% Better than the awful Returns suit!

    by thot

    The day has come! They've released a bad-ass photo of the new Superman and I must say I am impressed and greatly relieved! I remember that dark day the first Routh shot was published and how sickened I was at the sight. (not to mention the abysmal movie). Looks like they are rockin' a 30's-40's Max Fleischer look here for the most part. And guess what? The damn "S" on his chest is bigger than a sandwich plate this time around! Dig the boots too, very classic. Can NOT wait til the movie comes out.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by silverdog

    not crazy about the chicken skin texture, but it still is 10.000 times better than the new spider-man costumen..

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by 3774

    i'm confused. Is Snyder remaking Superman III? Because the colors of this costume look like the 'evil' version in the junkyard scene, and looking at the expression on this guy's face makes me feel like i'm about to be raped. Seriously. i'm fine with textures and muted colors, but this is too much in both departments. It's exactly what i expected. i remain hopeful about being pleasantly surprised. But my faith remains at zero.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    that's a hell of a lot of cape

    by spidercoz

    no bad though, I dig the "S" design

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    At least the \S/ is the right size...

    by hank henshaw

    It's better than Superman Returns outfit, but not by much. Still not sold on this movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Is the suit padded? Looking at the Clark Kent pics and these...

    by kravmaguffin

    He sure looks a lot bigger now and those pics are only a few days old...just wondering. I think the hair is too big cause old Henry has a receeding hairline and they're trying to hide it. gfy

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by paul lester


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    can't tell...

    by spidercoz

    red briefs or no?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Break out the skimmers...

    by Super Moo

    there's an oil slick on his head!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Bad choices for the costume

    by daggor

    There has to be a better solution than the textured fabric and de-saturated colors.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    nice, pink

    by spidercoz

    your ability to glean all that from a single, out of context image is astounding maybe he's about to rape Luthor, huh?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Overall I'm digging this, with a couple reservations

    by TheNothing

    Retro S - like Mood/style of the shot - like Badass Superman - like. For those of you saying he looks like a villain, do you realize that Superman looks angry in the comics quite frequently? Do you think he smiles when a villain pounds on him? Superman is upright and optimistic, not eternally happy-go-lucky. If you want historical proof, go look at the art in the Death of Superman run, paying special attention to his expression the last time he flies off to fight Doomsday. He has a definite "bitch gonna die" look on his face. Suit texture - weird, not sold on this. Hopefully it'll look different/better in motion. The odd thing is the cape looks to be normal fabric. If you're making the case that an alien fabric would be different, why make ONLY the cape look Earth-y? I get the concern that Snyder won't produce a Superman with heart, but to answer that I look to his portrayal of Nite Owl II in Watchmen. I know there's lots of disagreement about that movie, but it really makes you feel for him. Part of that was Patrick Wilson, but at least some credit has to go to the director. Overall, nice job.

  • The way I see it, the challenge for the Nolans is not to make a Superman film that carries the dark, self-aware cynicism of today. The challenge is to make a film that *acknowledges* the tone of today without *conceding* to that tone. It's why Supes has always been the hardest to do right. Batman is easy - dark, brooding, blah blah. It could be done a dozen different ways from how Nolan's doing it and still work. But Supes is this big, iconic, brightly-colored ball of innocence and purity. He can't be cynical, can't be streetwise, can't be ironic, can't be an anti-hero, can't be all the things that storytellers have relied on as cheap crutches for the last few decades. Look at the original two Superman films. They came out during a somewhat cynical and culturally confused time, a time when American exceptionalism had fallen apart, "hidden" American subcultures were coming into the light, and the world was getting to be a less comforting, messy place. But they managed to reflect that while still making Supes the shining beacon at the center of everything. Something that everyone could look to and rally around, a symbol of transcending our petty struggles. Do we really think we're beyind that now, that we somehow have outgrown that need? Woe to the filmmaker who thinks so, because they will be missing the only critical target, and their film will fail. Superman cannot be Dark Knighted. That is not what people want from Superman. It's hope, or it's nothing. This is the razor's edge that this film is walking. I hope they nail it, because we can use it. But it's far tougher than getting a costume right.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    darker, grittier supes!!

    by lb_12

    no thanks. imo, the colors need to be brighter. this reminds me of the kryptonite infected superman from superman III

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    If there's no mundies

    by Bass Ackwards

    I feel like that belt will look a bit odd and out of place.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I believe...

    by ObiBen

    ...he can skate...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    @ kevred

    by 3774

    Well done, sir. Thank you.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    edna mode would like to have a few words with the designer ...

    by silverdog

    .. of that long ass cape...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm. Not sure...

    by WeylandYutani

    I am not a hater and I am really pulling for this film, but my first impression of this pic was fairly neutral. My hope was that when I first saw Snyder's interpretation of the outfit I'd say "Yup... they got it" but I didn't. I can't quite put my finger on it, and perhaps it's just hard to tell because much of Cavill is in shadow so perhaps I just need to see the costume in better lighting. The pose certainly look Superman-like, so I think Cavill looks the part. I have come the the conclusion that it is very hard to develop a superhero outfit for TV or film. The current trend is to add texture and muted colours - which I am not sure is always the best choice... although the super smooth spandex with bright primary colours can be just as wrong. Not only that, but costume designers also have to balance what was illustrated in a comic book and what is practical in the "real world." Add to this the watchful, judgmental eye of the fan base and you have a near impossible task. I'd like to see other shots of this outfit before I make up my mind.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by avs72885

    Exactly my thoughts. By the lighting on the floor it also appears he could have been knocked down into a vault and interrupted a heist. He staggers up and glares at the thieves (shutter snap).... Worst luck ever, hahahaha. I can't friggin wait for this movie!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    william ragsdale

    by captain_kirk

    Inside Herman's Head: The Movie.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by knowthyself

    Oh hell yes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by avs72885

    The second part of the above comment goes to you. Sorry, hahahaha.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    The suit is awesome and as for the facual expression...

    by OSAMP1

    if you look at the background pic with the safe its dented as if supes was thrown into it and he just got back up. I would be frowning too.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Brandon Routhe is somewhere crying.

    by knowthyself

    Bryan Singer...this is how you make Superman NOT gay.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Looks like SuperMAN.

    by David Cloverfield

    Supes should be the last person you would like to fuck with, without all the poser bullshit of Batman and Wolverine. (Although I like them too.) He doesn't have to try to look scary, because the guy has to actually put effort into not destroying his environment (including you). This looks perfect. Badass, without trying to be.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    Quote: 'My comment if it was too stupid for you was meerly reflecting my fears as to the plot of this movie I wasn´t confirming he was gonna stop a bank heist.' You must be a low-grade tard... If your comment was reflecting your fears as to the plot of the movie, that means you thought THERE WOULD BE a BANK HEIST in it. It's like arguing with Corky from Life Goes On...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by flax

    Yeah, that's pretty much the problem with Routh's Superman. You could see his knob bulging out in practically every full-body shot of him. This wasn't a problem for Reeve's costume, though – his Superman underwear was larger and seemed to mesh well with the bodysuit, but Routh's is small, skimpy and tight; the shadow that seems to form under and accentuate his bulge doesn't help matters. It's even worse in the deleted opening scene, where he looks almost naked. Of course, I don't blame Routh for that – Singer's the one who inserts homoerotic undertones into his adaptations. I still haven't forgiven him for what he did to Apt Pupil.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    obiben, I love the picture, but your comment made me laugh.

    by David Cloverfield

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by paul burnett

    At least its a superman costume, frickin batman hasn't had the true costume since Adam West got bitten by a shark. Supermans cape looks like supermans cape! Batmans cape looks like cheap felt, cgi it all the time if needs be, just sort it out.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Looks crap and Cavill looks nothing like a superman should. Routh was a far better choice. Hate the S, looks like its sticking out too much.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by Sw0rdfish

    Kevred got it right, I think, saying-- He can't be cynical, can't be streetwise,can't be ironic, can't be an anti-hero, can't be all the things that storytellers have relied on as cheap crutches for the last few decades. Maybe I'm influenced by having seen Captain America again last night, but there, I think, is your proof--it CAN be done. Will it is another question we'll all need to wait too long for. More significantly though (not really)--WHAT'S WITH THE LENGTH OF THE CAPE??? Did you take a look at that thing? It's more like the train on a wedding dress than it is a proper cape. Too short is no good, but this is just stupid long!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by poop


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    by NightArrows

    I don't think that's an emblem, it looks more like a design line or a piece of pseudo padding.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    He looks so sadistically excited

    by ebanks1

    about ripping someone's arms off. I dunno, I'm not trying to be a nerdboy hater, I'm still excited about this movie. Just the attitude just doesn't feel very 'Superman' in this pic. Also, take the scales off the boots and the 'S' and I'll love them. I like the cape too.

  • He looks like "a caged animal, eyes of a fucking killer." I feel like Kevin Smith's answer to that is appropriate now "Wait, we're talking about ((hands on hips in hero stance)) Super-Man... right?" Also, why is this suit made out of the same material as Spider-Man's new condom-suit? Was the overstock on thin "you can't feel it" latex at an S&M convention that the studios got a good deal on or something? Hey Sony and WB, take a look at what Fox finally did right with suits in X-Men this summer. It's not rocket science.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Say, Jim, WHOO! That's a bad outfit!

    by zacdilone

    And by bad, I mean, it sucks.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    No love for Bubba Smith?

    by wattos new hat

    RIP Hightower

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Suck it, bitches. It looks GOOD.

    by Playkins

    LOADS better than the Superman Returns suit.

  • I though they were about an idiot making two bad movies.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Most interest I have in superman is

    by The Fuck

    how they're gonna hint to batman. Nolan must have thought of something to do. Has it been confirmed this won't cross in with the batman universe?

  • But then it's Zack Snyder, isn't it. Why am I surprised that he doesn't get it? The same way he didn't get Watchmen...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by ebanks1

    Yeah I know I read that Nolan said TDKR is the end of THIS Batman. I read around the same time that WB wants to reboot right away, something that would fit more in line with this universe. So while I'm sure we'll see Batman and Superman eventually together, it looks like it wont be the one we've all come to know and love over the past few years. I'll try and find the source...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The squid was the heart of Watchmen.

    by flax

    It's like the rug in The Big Lebowski. It tied everything together. You can take the squid out of Watchmen... but you can't take Watchmen out of the squid.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Slumdog Superman

    by entrainer

    What's up with the hair? reminds me of the Bollywood action star in SDM.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Huey Lewis's Hairdresser is SUING

    by entrainer

    for copyright infringement.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    At least the cape looks red.

    by frank

    Unlike in Superman Returns. But still the shot here is all dark and washed-out looking. Look at how bright the colors are with the Reeve Superman. I remember how vivid and bold those colors looked on the movie screen when I was a kid. Superman should be luminous, not gray and watery. The actor looks the part well enough, I think, though I have no idea if he can act.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Routh actually was one of the problems in Superman Returns

    by cookepuss

    Not because he's a bad actor. He's actually fairly solid in everything I've seen him in. No. The problem with Routh was that he wasn't pretending to be Clark Kent. He was pretending to be Christopher Reeve pretending to be Clark Kent. The same thing goes for Spacey too. He was playing Gene Hackman playing Lex. I don't think that this is all their fault. A large part of that blame goes to Singer, who essentially insisted that this be a direct sequel, albeit 20 years late. The fundamental problems with Superman Returns were pretty basic. 1. It essentially repeated the plot of Lex and a sleazy real estate scheme, which is totallly NOT post-crisis Lex. The only versions of the character that nailed it were Michael Rosenbaum's Lex on Smallville and Clancy Brown's Lex on the animated series. Lex is formidable and much smarter than Clark. Here, he was presented as being a con man and grifter. 2. There was no physical match for Superman either. This is an action movie. Give us Doomsday. Give us Metallo. Give us Zod. Give us any one of his powerhouse baddies. Don't give us puny humans and distractions. Superman is practically a god compared to norms. He needs an equally godlike foe. 3. Damnit! You showed us all of the money shots in the trailers. How cool would that bullet to the eye have looked if you had never seen it before walking into the theater? There were no surprises in this movie. 4. Super baby? REALLY!?! First off, don't even get me started on the procreation issue. Kryptonian and human DNA? Not likely. On top of that, it painted Clark/Supes as a deadbeat dad. As if nobody (read: Marsden) would ever put together that Lois' kid was Superman's? Plus, how creepy was it having Superman watch over his kid while he slept? *shivers* 5. Lopsided VFX. We all know about this one. That plane scene, also rehashed, only looked marginally better than the awful looking one done for the Smallville finale. How bad was that? 6. Bosworth is cute, but she's no Lois. 7. Boring. I get that they were trying to emulate the 70s and 80s movies, but they went too far. 70s and 80s movies were slow movers, but there was usually a method to that madness. The plots tended to progress organically and support character development. Everything felt shallow here. It was slow without any real payoff. We all complain about Ratner and X3, but it never pretended to be anything more than popcorn schlock. It paid off exactly what it promised, mindless mutant antics. Was it better than Singer's X-Men movies? No. Was it the abortion some of you claim? Hardly. It wasn't great, but it was certainly no Catwoman or Batman & Robin. In Superman Returns, Singer fancied himself as being equal to Donner. He wasn't. Given the choice between X3 and Superman Returns, I'd choose X3. X3 was the so-so looking girl who was grateful just to be asked out and would probably put out because of it. Superman Returns was the cheerleader who wasn't nearly as hot as thought, yet somehow got away with being the cocktease. Mediocre looking and a little too willing to please VS hotter, but locked at the knees. That's X3 vs SR in a nutshell. One puts out, but is clumsy about it. The other teases profusely, all while tightening the lock on her chastity belt.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Superman without his forehead curl of hair?

    by catlettuce4

    That's just not right. Other than that it looks fine, but does seem a bit dark (material or just the lighting in this pic?) And plastic-y, kind of like Thor's costume looked. I didn't have a problem with Thor's in the actual film just in early photos, so I guess the same will apply here. But he needs that curl, that is just a part of the character, isn't it?

  • He also looks like Ben Stiller in Starsky & Hutch. LOL

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    As I recall hearing it, Snyder said that WB is going to reboot Batman as something Superman compatible, but that it was not HIS Superman it was going to be compatible with, but another film version. Yes, it does sound confusing, but that is the way I remember hearing it. Always trust WB to do something that makes no sense when it comes to their DC franchises though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    The Yellow "S" on the cape...

    by OverMuch

    Please make sure it's there, Snyder. Please? That's all I ask. I like it there. It looks more...regal? I'll forgive you for making this Superman look like a fucking basketball and making the chest "S" diamond fat and bloated as long as you do that one simple thing: put the yellow S where it's supposed to be.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Snyder doesn't have the skills

    by veritasses

    needed to direct a mass market, big budget blockbuster.<BR><BR> He certainly knows how to paint a pretty picture but nothing that I've seen of his has shown me that he understands how to use actors/characters... they're really more like props. And frankly, I wasn't impressed with any of the action sequences in Sucker Punch... while they were beautiful visually, they weren't shot/cut in a way to induce any sort of emotion/tension. There's nothing positive I can say about that film other than maybe that parts of it were pretty. He really hasn't shown me that he's worthy of a major, iconic property like Superman.<BR><BR> I want to see a great Superman flick and I wish him all the luck in the world, but unless the Goyer/Nolan story/script is phenomenal or unless he's been hiding some significant directing skills from us all this time, my expectations are going to be pretty low.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by oisin5199

    I don't know man, you noticing Routh's 'knob' constantly says more about you than it does about Singer. I didn't really pay attention to Superman's junk in that movie. But then again homophobes who are obsessed with men's crotches are always going to go off on Singer's gayness as if it had anything to with his directing choices. I'm so sick of that kind of prejudice. Mr. Testosterone, Zack Snyder, had way more homoeroticism in 300 than Singer did in Superman Returns. Or what about Dr. Manhattan's actual schlong in Watchmen? Did that bother you?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    At least we know the plastic action figures will look lifelike.

    by cookepuss

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    THIS is what New Supes should have looked like...

    by Karl Hungus None of this desaturated Superman just walked out of a Hoovertown in some dustbowl during the Great Depression bullshit. Superman should be a BEACON. Not a Black Hole. Just look at the Hot Toys figure for instant comparison. Forget that it was the great Christopher Reeve for a moment. That costume, that image of Superman is something to look up to and celebrate. Superman is a not a vigilante hiding in the shadows. He is Godlike. God, in any form, does not hide. Likewise, Superman is a savior figure. "They're a good people, Kal-El. They wish to be. They only like the LIGHT to show the way." This new Superman costume is not the Light. Shame.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Superman sucker punches his wife

    by entrainer

    and has a beer. Richard Pryor reprises his role of Gus Gorman from the 1983 film with the use of previous footage combined with computer-generated imagery.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Supes means fucking business.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I can't help but really like this, even though I can do without the scales.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Sucker Punch negativity is warranted. People actually defend that movie?

    by Orbots Commander

    Sucker Punch was the one of the worst movies that I've ever had to sit through in a theater, and that's saying a LOT, since I also sat through Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Squeakuel, with my little nephews.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by Red_Cloak

    Good points. You sound to smart to be on a talkback.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    LACK the light, I mean.

    by Karl Hungus

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Shatnerhair '82 - Superman & Green Lantern love "The Dry Look"

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Your color, Superman. I has it. I gives it to your Katy Perry. All of it. HEAHAHAHAHA

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    He is textured like Aquaman.

    by sweeneydave

    Don't be afraid to be your own man, Supes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    bad cgi vault, needs less hair on the sides, weird belt


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    John Williams score

    by Amazing Maurice

    Fucking absolutely idiotic not to use it. Its one of the greatest character theme tunes ever composed. They're trying to distance themselves from the older movies but THAT music transends those films. Its the very reason Smallville used it. That music IS Superman. Perfect example: When Hollywood did a gritty, realistic reboot of James Bond with Casino Royale, they still kept his theme tune.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Well, that's Superman

    by SchwarzenGollum

    And that's a good thing. First thought is "Yep...Superman." Although, from this picture (and I'm sure it's just the lighting), but it kind of looks like Mark Anthony as Superman.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    @ dogsoup

    by 3774

    It's more like this for me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST



    lizard scales? CHECK! rubbery? CHECK! shiny? CHECK! glittery? CHECK! mel kiper hair? CHECK! gigantic 300 cape? CHECK! and........ ACTION !!!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Let's not forget to diss the opening scene of Superman Returns..

    by Autodidact

    .. wherein Lex Luthor has just eaten some old lady's vag. Yeah, that was a much better choice than a tour of Krypton, which would be kind of a better set up to a movie with "Returns" in the title.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    orbots commander: With your "little nephews". You too, huh?

    by Playkins

    Same thing, with my nephew and niece. About 30 minutes into the movie, I thought "this sucks", put my head back and took a nap.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by flax

    It is difficult not to notice the male form considering how Singer lingers on it. I tried my best to ignore Routh's bulge, but the design of the costume and the way the film was shot made that very difficult. Maybe you don't mind it – good for you – but it's not my cup of tea, and I certainly don't think that makes me homophobic or homosexual. You brush aside Singer's gayness as though it had nothing to do with his films – on the contrary, I found that X-Men, Superman Returns and Apt Pupil were all infused with homoerotic subtext which was not present in the original works. As I said, Singer's not my cup of tea. Snyder is a much less talented director, and while I didn't care for all the greasy CG six-packs on slow-motion display in 300, at least they were from the source material rather than something the director decided to add for his own satisfaction. I didn't mind Doctor Manhattan's dick because of how understated it was – just like in the comic, it was never focused upon. Snyder got lots of little things right... pity about the important things, though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    @karl hungus, nicely done. I like the color.

    by kevred

    While I do like the original image and it looks to me like there's more color than we saw in the last film, even more color does look better and more brave. Hopefully we will get some nice, well-lit color in this film.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    karl hungus

    by flax

    But still... it was used. I would like to hear the Williams score homaged in the closing moments of Snyder's film, even if they do ditch it in favour of some Zimmer stuff for the bulk of the action.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by poop

    Well done, makeup team!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Looks like....

    by joevfx

    Supes and spidey have the same tailor.

  • Thanks for the supportive comments from a few folks. If this is what we believe, let's keep sharing it/encouraging it. I hope the filmmakers feel this way, and even if they don't, it's probably too late to change anything now, but it never hurts to add to the tide of opinion. I think that, overall, despite all the critiques offered here, what almost all of us want at the end of the day is a fun, inspiring, imaginative film that carries us away, excites us, and makes us feel like kids again. That's a tough thing to pull of in this age of jaded irony. But with great filmmaking budgets and properties comes great responsibility, right? So it's fair for us to expect it.

  • Seriously, what's with the scale look? Looks like old school Captain America. And he has way too much hair! Other than that, it looks pretty cool. I don't have very high expectations for this, so hopefully it will surprise me. P.S. Poor Brandon Routh. It wasn't his fault the last one sucked. That was Singer's doing.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by LUIS

    you must be like 50 what the fuck is life goes on? if you are unable to understand a persons own personal frustration with a repetitive theme a la bank heists in superhero movies than go fuck yourself. what is your point exactly i mean did you even have an opinion to begin with no you just eat up whatever garbage hollywood feeds your complaisant dumb ass. just because you think you understand what movie makers are going for as far as themes, motivation, inspirations etc. does not mean you have to like it and support it, even go as far as defend it. I am just tired of seeing superheroes in banks. what does superman do when he goes up in space and listens to all the chaos going on in the world? i mean he would be hearing numerous wars going on in the world Birma, Pakistan, Afganistan etc, he must hear thousands of people suffering from hunger, Dictaroships, diseases Natural disasters, what does he do he goes for a fucking bank heist in the middle of fucking metropolis, why bother showing us his capacity to hear everything at once if he is gonna help his neighborhood, superman isn´t a local hero he is a global entity he should have a condominium up in space full of Amazonian pussy where he could monitor the world, not waisting his time chasing tail in some local newspaper company, who the fuck reads newspapers these days? it was great in the 40´s maybe but now? I am just tired of it ok can you blame me for reacting like that? it is as if I was to see a picture of his mug staring down at lex it is as redundant as your mom´s cunt...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I took my "little nephews" to HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

    by poop

    They cried, so I had to bitchslap their little stupid faces.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Superman abandons son

    by entrainer

    sticks James Marsden with child support tab. Synder sets montage sequence to "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    @j_difool re Receding hairline - wtf?

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    You call that receding hair? It's a widow's peak - hardly Lex Luthor. I've had one for 20 years, and that's as far as my hair ever receded. And I like it that way too.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Superman costume by Peter Parker Unlimited™.

    by vulturess

    peter must collect old basketballs and save them. superhero costumes take a beating.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by gaygoonie

    reeves still owns the role.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by poop


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The texture makes it look too much as if it's a 'protective' suit

    by supertoyslast

    Which doesn't make sense with Superman since he doesn't need protecting. Although I guess the suit does have to be durable to withstand what Supes puts it through. I just like the notion that Superman can wear something that's gossamer-thin without it getting damaged, either because it's alien tech which came with his ship or his superpowers strengthen anything which is close to his skin.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    that superman toy has a bulge.

    by vulturess

    wtf is wrong with those people.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Would his superpowers strengthen a condom?

    by poop

    Where's the condom? This movie will SUCK.

  • Actually, for my money, Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad would've made a better Perry White. He's 17yrs older than Cavill so you know he can fit the authority figure role. Plus, he's more versatile than Fishburne, who (as I said) has turned hammy over the years.

  • Reminds me of the 1940s cartoon.

  • He looks like he's ready to kick ass and take names. Can't wait to see this.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    cape is too long

    by corplhicks

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    i spent all morning

    by mick vance

    watching three guys jam pineapples up my ass, and this is the gayest thing i've seen!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    the hair is fine. but where are his EYEBROWS?

    by antonphd

    the lack of eyebrows makes him look like he's got a giant forehead which with the bigger hair makes him look a little like he's a villian

  • They're probably just trying to ease us in and control the backlash. Comic fans went apeshit when they saw no super speedo. I like the new costume in the comics, even if it does look like armor. That's just me though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    LOL: "Mel Kiper hair." That one made my morning, Baltar.

    by AzulTool

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Snyder's mediocrity supersedes anything good about this film...

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Superman's "Evil" face EXPLAINED:

    by Cheif Brody

    He's not evil...HE'S PISSED! <p> Supes is allowed to look pissed off last I checked....and you would be too... <p> If you just got kicked into a fuckin bank vault by General Fucking ZOD! <p> Superman obviously isn't breaking INto the vault...He just got his steel ass slammed into it...hence the damage to the door. <p> And hence...the pissed off face. <p> Really hate the lizard skin. Works on Spidey for sure...cuz he's mimicing an arachnid...Routh's was lizardy, too...but in a much more subtle way. Cavill's looks like a basketball! <p> Overall...excellent pic to set the "tone".

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Thor jsut called, he wants his cape back, and he wants it now!!

    by Arkhaminmate001

    Watchmen pictures looked great, Sucker Punch pictures looked great, this picture looks great. Snap shots don't make a movie though. 10 zillion dollars of SFX porn don't make a movie great, do they Transformers, we won't know if this is any good for almost 2 years. Which is kind of a worry.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Only the 'S' is good as for the rest...

    by AllThosePowers

    ...well, for a start the cape should appear raised at the shoulders, much like how Reeves' one was, also the machine textured suit is simply irresponsible. As for the hair and face NO The face is not real, the hair is unnatural, all of which amounts to a significant weakness bubbling under the tightness of the costume. This is going to be almost as bad if not worse than superman returns - remember how people praised Ang Lee's Hulk after the that talentless, zero IQ director was hired to reboot it, well, the same thing will happen to Returns and Bryan Singer is rubbing his hands in great anticipation for Snyder to elevate the status of that sliding shitpole. Snyder, if you're reading this, and I pray that you are. Superman is not some soldier out for vengence, nor is he some muscle bound brute that shit-kicks anyone out the way. Superman is about class, style, subtlety and the artistry involved with Clark morphing into Supes was never better done than in the opening of SupermanII Lester actually redeems himself just by the alley change shot - it is an absolute masterclass on how to present such an iconic and powerful character on the silver screen. You people think Snyder has this ability to deliver what Richard Lester did in several seconds - pump my prostate!! Not a single iota of magic-realism exists in any of Snyder's films - what is realistic magic you may ask, well, it is the art of superman, of course, something that was clearly absent in SReturns when compared to the first two Donner/Lester films, so much so I had to reach for the blue pill and erase the mind of such disturbing visual experiences. granted, Snider possesses film-making credentials, but he lacks all of thenecessary arstic integrity needed for Superman; just compare his films - nothing feels real in any of his products, filmakers ought to be realmakers, that is to say they are architects of visual fiction that must be delivered with uncompromising reality; Spielberg, Cameron, the Scott bros. Donner, amongst a select few others, all understand this, for it is the sole reason their earlier films seem so REAL, example? Take the scenes in the first two Superman motion pictures and compare it with not only the sacrilege thrown up in superman returns, but also many of Snyder's work - there are simply no people in his films; please let me explain Far too often directors - contemporary screenwriters are also guilty of this crime -neglect scenes of everyday life that add weight to realism, in favour of the main characters; it is gravely important that characters, especially those that belong in the comic book genre, are not overly concentrated on. Snyder and even Nolan do this time and time again. Okay Nolan gets away with it as Batman is less hyperbolic and sci-fi than the Man of Steel. But these f**king idiots better understand that in order to project a realistic and believable reincarnation of the MOS, other people aside from him and other main characters, also need to be shown and exist. Again, I draw whatever attention you have left during my rant, to the first two Superman films and you will see a clear reality incorporated in the pictures because people unrelated to the main plots were always used to deliver the realism needed. Furthermore, the transition or morphing from Clark Kent to the man of Steal is at its best in these films - consider Mr. Reeves shirt-ripping moment where the buttons are heard popping or diving out of the daily planet window in the first film I've already told you about my favorite alley change in the second film. One only has to watch these films again for the benchmark quality it preserves, so much so Sam - Spiderman - Raimi studied these films microscopically before engineering his own take on Peter Parker because he wanted to see how regular everyday folks and crowds are utilised to further cements in the reality needed for the superheroes to appear believable. Superman returns made me tea-bag the entire f**king auditorium and I'd say Singer go F*ck yourself, were it not for the Unusual Suspects and his 2 X-men films, where he clearly demonstrated what is needed, but lord knows why the f*ck he chose to ignore this artistic approach to Sreturns, but f*ck it. Point is these elements are important in order to bring the necessary magic and realism that Snyder has never brought into to his own work. If he can't do this, the rule is simple in its purity; if you can't create something that's not only better than good, but beyond the very best, expect to see me throw pieces of faeces at the cinema screen!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Still waiting for Tarantino's 20 page essay on Superman Returns

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Where's THE Curl ? Aaaarrrghhhh.

    by Se7en

    Costume looks awesome. Cavill looks great. But (yes, I'm nitpicking),,, without the curl ? Arrrghhh... so near.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    VERY 1940s Fleischer Superman!!! YES! :D

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Hate the plastic, textured costume, though. Spandex looks BEST on the Man of Steel. Overall, though, this guy looks pretty super... and a welcome change from "Diet Superman" from Superman Returns.

  • 300 was good, but doesn't bear repeat viewings. Watchmen is okay, but was overly long and poorly edited. Legend of the Guardians.... REALLY!?! Sucker Punch... I've heard so many bad things about it that I'm afraid to pop in the DVD. Looks like fanboy eye candy and not much more. (I'll pop it in tonight.) Snyder is really coasting on that 300 cred. He's not all that. Actually, I agree with the guy who said that Michael Bay would kick the shit out of this movie. This is the one case where big explosions and over the top Armageddon style antics is totally called for. Superman doesn't need the pseudo bullet time crap that Snyder loves. He needs bombast and near WWE melodrama. Bay can bring all of that and even a little nice character stuff, again Armageddon.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    did he stole that from captain america?

    by mr_tough_guy

    looks good untill you get a closer look and see the suit captain america usually wears in the comics, I hated it on Spidey, and it looks even worse on supes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by Karl Hungus

    Yes, it was used for the end credits. So your example actually sucks. Also..."Hollywood" did not make Casino Royale.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Doesn't Look Like It's Shot Through A Bowl Of Urine

    by THX1968

    But it is just a still photo. The "S" looks cool, more like it did in the 30's. It strikes me as funny that filmmakers in the 70's had more guts to make costumes that looked like their counterparts in the comics, since those comics had been successful for decades, why wouldn't you? I am really sick of that textured look to super-hero costumes. Even the "S" is textured. So bizarre that people in the 'Wood are practically determined to fuck shit up. I will say that Cavill looks good as Supes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by poop

    It's just. too. BIG.

  • ... taking place in flashbacks. This is supposed to be 5 years before the nu52 continuity's present and while he was still sorting his hero identity out. That's why it has this almost Superboy look to it. In that regard, it makes sense. I trust that Morrison will make it make sense too. Besides, he's in a slightly more traditional looking costume in the other titles anyway.

  • I like the look of the pleats running over his shoulder, though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    The cover of Where Is My Mind? in Sucker Punch was terrible.

    by frank

    As were all the other lame covers of classic songs in that movie. Well, at least the ones in the first half, since that is all I could sit through.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Looks kind of "HONEY! I'M HOME! You won't believe the day I've had!"

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Looks like Superman isn't...

    by poop

    *puts on sunglasses* ...playing it SAFE. YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Maybe Superman starts out using his powers selfishly...

    by Rindain robbing bank vaults and stuff. But really, I like this. Cavill looks tough and I'm sure Snyder will bring some amazing superpowered aerial fight scenes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I'm liking the bigger "S" but the scaly texture isn't helping

    by alienindisguise

  • Snyder is the new Michael Bay. Then again the old Michael Bay, pre-Transformers, wasn't so bad imo.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Cape's too long. Cue Edna Mode

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Looks good


    This photo looks very Snyder-y and the texture on the costume fits that. The only thing I don't really like is his hair lol.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Superman based on 1940's cartoon=Kick Ass

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Snyder has terrible music taste

    by Bass Ackwards

    Yes, all the covers in Sucker Punch were terrible and lame. Watchmen featured some of the plainest, most boring music choices for a flick that really should have been able to have some fun with it, but it was like he couldn't be bothered to dig deeper than the top 5 tracks for whichever period the particular storyline happened to be covering. And Legends of the Guardian had the wholly out of place music montage by Owl City. But this flick will probably be all score, and is probably safe from having to be exposed to Snyder's limited and shallow music taste.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    That looks awesome! Not getting the hate.

    by SID 8.0

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Big Head = Bad Guy

    by Larry Knowles

    Didn't Zack Snyder watch "Unbreakable"? Characters drawn with big heads almost always are the villains. Remember Samuel Jackson's Mr. Glass? His hair was enlarged to identify him as the bad guy. They need to fix the hair. Also, Superman doesn't slick his hair back. He parts it to the side. Looks like a douche with his hair slicked back.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I miss Christopher Reeve

    by Scorchy

    Just those pics of his toy above bring a tear to the eye. He WAS Superman. One of the best casting choices in movie history.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Don't you mean "MEHtropolis"?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Why do people keep saying this is reminiscent of Fleischer?

    by Bass Ackwards

    There isn't a ton of variety between outfits, but for changes can be made to the basic staple of Supes outfit, this doesn't at all reflect Fleicher's design (shield size, cape size, color, all different).

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    "Dark and Edgy" SUPERMAN with a three-note "theme" by Hans Zimmer

    by Dursman2000

    Can't wait....oh wait, yes, I can.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    @allthosepowers -- I call bullshit.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Snyder, if you're reading this, and I pray that you are. Superman is not some soldier out for vengence, nor is he some muscle bound brute that shit-kicks anyone out the way. Superman is about class, style, subtlety and the artistry involved with Clark morphing into Supes was never better done than in the opening of SupermanII Lester actually redeems himself just by the alley change shot - it is an absolute masterclass on how to present such an iconic and powerful character on the silver screen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Hair club for Supermen.

    by Stalkeye

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST


    by somdawg

    To me he has the face of a villian.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by somdawg

    Specifically, a mafioso.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Its the mood and tone pf the photo that reflects Fleischer

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    karl hungus, I think you have something with the Bay idea.

    by kevred

    For all his other flaws, the guy does have the ability to capture a sort of epic-ness, a grandiose scale, a visual scope and gravity that almost no one else does. And he does it in a way that doesn't paint the entire image in a murky, soft CGI'd haze. I like the effects results he's gotten in Transformers better than the effects results that Snyder has gotten. If only there was a way to combine Bay's technical ability with actual good storytelling and a film that made a lick of sense. Some might say the answer to that is James Cameron, I don't know.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Superman does not war hairspray...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...and product. A matted down Superman hair showing he's sweating and been putting up a fight would look way better.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I actually like it.... but

    by Magic01273

    if their idea of making Superman more relevant for a modern world is just to make everything "darker" and "edgier"(which seems to be what this picture is trying to project) - then they have already failed. I'm not a hater. I think Henry Cavill looks fine - and I realise this is only one picture - but Superman is not supposed to be a Watchman.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    you mean the horrible shot of him running and changing with a big blur? Richard Lester is a tool and never should have been let anywhere near superman. Give me Donner any day of the week over that fool.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    yep - what dursman2000 said.

    by Magic01273

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    George Reeves' Superman had a nice do, too.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    RE: Snyder has terrible music taste

    by Stalkeye

    Well,I somewhat digress. I thought it was a good choice when zac added Cash's when the man comes around during the intro of DOTD and Disturbed's Sickness at the end credits. But you may be right about that damn Hallujah song in Watchmen.There also was an unintentionally funny scene wheras The Comedian is shooting rubber bullets at prostestors with KC and the Sunshine Band's Boogie Man playing in the background. However, Powerman 5000 should sue Snyder's ass for wasting their song/lyrics, Army of Me on a shitty film like Sucker Punch. With Zac's music choices, it's either heads or tails.(Good or Worst.)

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    Thank you for admitting, in no uncertain terms, that you thought there would be a bank heist in this film. That's what your insanely idiotic initial post indicated, what I called you on, and what you tried to dodge. If it's too hard for you to grasp WHY they would craft a shot like that, I understand. Superman is an iconic character. He has old roots, and certain images resonate with his fans. The vault is a symbol of strength. Impregnable by most. That he was either thrown into it and survived, or punched his way into it, states in a simple, yet effective, VISUAL WAY, how strong he is. I know your feeble little brain would have preferred something 'modern' and 'cool' like Superman wrestling Lobo, showing his 'mad skillz". As it stands, they decided to put someone in charge of it who had a little taste and not some vapid dumb-fuck who can't wrap his head around grander concepts. Oh and this is Life Goes On you silly little fuckstick...I'll give you 10 guesses (I play to my audience) as to which one is Corky...:

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    @supertoyslast, best critique of the texture yet.

    by kevred

    It does seem silly for Superman to have a "protective" suit. There is something about the old Reeve costume that says, "I don't need anything more than this to be the most powerful person in the world."

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Suit needs more nipples.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Superman's costume evolved alot over time...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...even during the first few years. Especially during the first few years.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Supes hair helmet & Snyder and 'heart'...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...I thought he did a great job on that level with the very brief scene of the first Night Owl getting home-invaded by the Topknots. How it played that music and had him seeing himself punch out bad guys of old while punching out Topknot goons...that was probably one of the most heartfelt and soulfully pure moments of Watchman. There were other scenes that were close (Night Owl 2's talks with Rorshach, etc)... But I have to agree that this very much looks like Saturday Night Fever Superman. I couldn't quite figure it out but that's pretty much's a god damn hair helmet!! Hair Helmet! Hair Helmet!!! love saying that... HAIR HELMET!!! Watch out or I'll headbutt you with my indestructible HAIR HELMET!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Army of Me is by Bjork, stalkeye

    by frank

    And it was her version in Sucker Punch as well, for some reason.

  • Ever heard of Bjork? The laughable 'artist' known as Powerman 5000 had nothing to do with the creation of that song. And here you are bitching about music quality. el oh el.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Remember how everybody bitched about the muted colors

    by Eli_Cash

    of the last costume? And this is what we get now? Really? I have no faith in this movie. This looks just like a Snyder film so far, all cgi and washed out looking. Expect plenty of slo mo. And the casting. Great cast, for any film but superman. I'm not in the Routhe camp, but I thought he did a fine job. But this guy... His face is right, but he's way to small. The muscles are obviously fake, and he's too short. Superman is 6'4", 225 lbs. The only two actors with the right build and look are Routhe and Armie Hammer. Personally I lean toward Hammer. But it's irrelevant now. And if they do away with the shorts, its really gonna suck. I don't care if you think its stupid to wear shorts over pants, the contrast balances the look.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Lizard Skin Suit...EXPLAINED:

    by Cheif Brody

    Lois:'s with...yer suit there? Why so lumpy? <p> Supes: Oh...this? It's to protect me. <p> Lois: Protect you?! Yer made of damn steel! Yer bullet-proof! Missile-proof even! Protect what? <p> Supes: My modesty, Lois. <p> Lois: Modesty? <p> Supes: Well...if a bad guy shoots a flamethrower at me...close range...and all I'm wearing is blue spandex or cotton...The fabric will burn off of me...leaving me standing there in my birthday suit. Not a pretty picture. <p> Lois: That's your opinion. <p> Supes: Well, this suit will not burn...or tear... under the most extreme circumstances. It's as impenatrible as my is my cape. <p> Lois: What's with that cape, anyways? Big fan of 300? <p> Supes: Great flick....but, no. I may be indestructible...however, the citizens of Metropolis that I'm saving are not. I can't tell you how many times I've had to use it to cloak innocent bystanders from a blast...or falling debris...or a heat ray. It saves lives, Lois. <p> Lois: Was it made on Krypton? <p> Supes: Nope....I saw it in the windows at Macy's and I just HAD to have it!! Toodles! <p> (Supes flys off) <p> Lois: Jeezus. Get back in the closet, Liberace!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    it's nice. even though the scaley thing is over-used

    by smudgewhat

    i wouldn't have added the scales to the big "S" though. would've added more contrast.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Let the second superman war begin

    by Pipple

    That's right, oh the slightest hair on his head is out of place bla bla bla, go crazy guys.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    A + for the texture, different than Spidey

    by Vincent Gecko

    I dig it, the dimples look larger and further spaced apart vs the basketball look of Spiderman, also notice Spiderman has different textures depending on the color. Here the Super suit has the same texture throughout, even on the boots. The first thing that came to mind when looking at the new Superman was the old comics. Basically until the 90's comics were printed with 4 colors and everything in between was done with dots over one of the 4 primary colors To be technical, since Supes' costume was made of primary colors, it never did have that look to it but overall, it reminded me of how all comics looked basically until the 90s. If any character's costume can get away with it, it's Superman - the shit came from Krypton.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    YES, I will believe he can fly

    by 3D-Man

    Looks GOOD

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Maybe it more about protecting the suit more then him. I am sure superman gets his fair share of suits torn up from time to time. Maybe making it out of a material like that involves less maintenance.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Have nbo problem with the "protective" Superman uni

    by Hesiod2k7

    First of all -- while Superman himself doesn't need protecting (and almost every circumstance) his uniform should be able to withstand attacks as well. So, making it some kind of armor is fine with me. Hopefully, its kryptonian cloth of some kind that was adapted by Supes.

  • I'm a big Henry Cavil fan, and I think he's perfect for the role. HOWEVER... - The costume is too shiny. I thought the costume from Superman Returns was perfect. Why not simply reuse it? - The greasy hair is really wrong. I thought the hair we saw in the earlier post when he was wearing his "civilian" clothes was perfect for a modern Supes. I'm still happy about Cavill, but I'm less optimistic about the movie as a whole.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    WTF did I just see

    by D o o d

    That suit is pretty much no different to the crappy suit that Bryan Singer came up. What's with the subdue colors on it too..??? Hack Snyder proves to me time and time again that he has no taste and cannot even make an image look decent. Look how fake that safe door looks. You might as well just leave the green screen in there!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    erichaislar, you have a good point.

    by kevred

    It would be amusing to see that process in the film, maybe in a montage. "By Krypton's pearly gates, is saving the next out-of-control locomotive really worth these hours at the sewing machine?"

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    The suit looks fine and texture wise it's like the SR's one.

    by The Founder

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    The Suit Is Missing An "A" Behind The "S"

    by grassh0pperunit

    That would stand for Sexual Assault. His facial expression makes me feel like Kal-El is about to sexually assault me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Upon second viewing of this pic...

    by Somerichs

    I still hate the lizard texture, but also, that cape is fucking massive, and it made me wonder about something that I never thought about before: so Clark's got the supes costume on under his workaday suit. What about the cape? no matter how small, you can hide that shit. Does he keep it in his briefcase? In his back pocket? Does he have capes stashed all over the city so he can pull one out whenever he transforms? <p> Regardless, this cape in particular is pretty atrocious. It's a little too stylized, and, as mentioned, waaay too long. compare it to Reeves cape, for instance:<p> AAAAAAAAEZA/MFjzCQO8u2c/s1600/Superman.jpg <p> Never mind hiding it under your suit, you'd need a giant rolling suitcase to carry that thing. <p> I guess we're to assume that it's kryptonian tech and it folds up into nothing, only to unfurl when he's ready to spring into action?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I Didn't Realize How Old Snyder Is

    by Aquatarkusman

    He'll be 46 before Man of Steel is released (I assumed he was some mid-30s wunderkind who quickly rose through the ranks of whatever video game programming department spawned him. He and fellow fortysomething JJ Abrams could improve with additional age. By contrast, Stanley Kubrick had done The Killing, Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and A Clockwork Orange by this age. Spielberg had done everything he'd ever really be remembered for. Hell, even Orson Welles was only 43 when Touch of Evil came out, even though he had already bloated by then.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Again -- the cape is too fucking long.

    by Hesiod2k7

    This is SUPERMAN, not Batman. Superman's cape -- at most -- comes down to his knees. It doesn't drape on the floor like a fucking drag queen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Did Supes borrow his cape from Spawn?

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7... that cape looks nothing like this one

    by Mattman

    Thanks for that.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by Cheif Brody

    Imagine you are Gen Zod...and you just kicked Superman across the room into a bank vault... <p> That's the face you would see on Superman as he picks his steel ass up out of the rubble. <p> He's fuckin pissed....and If I were Zod...I'd be gettin the fuck outta there. <p> You see "sexual predator" face...I see "ASS KICKING TIME" face. All about the context of the scene.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Pic is fake actually

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    It's a composite from a still used for Superman Returns and Cavill from a film called "Immortals".

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    He needs a shorter Hair....

    by BlackBriar

    Overall looks good...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I like this Supres costume re-design better

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by poop

    SUPERMULLET. Why does no one ever talk about DEAN CAIN anymore? You fucking racists.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    The pic looks great, but... its SNYDER

    by hallowscorp

    ... I think Zach Snyder is a tool who wouldn't know how to make a good film if he tried. The frustrating thing about Snyder is that he comes up with some amazing IMAGES, but anything involving CHARACTER or STORY ends up shallow as a pie dish. If Brian Singer couldn't make a compelling Superman picture, I doubt that Snyder can do any better.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Wow, people actually Like this??


    He looks like a Jersey Shore Superman, not liking it so far from this shot.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Can we retire the "You'll believe a man can fly" shit already?

    by jimmy_009

    Is it just me or does every "upcoming" Superman related post seem to get this tagged on somehow? We get it, it was part of the ad campaign once.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Looks like the yellow eyed demon from Supernatural

    by jimmy_009

    And I'm not keen no every superhero suit now having that cellular rubber look.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I fucking dig it!!

    by venvariants

    It's great!! Good way to be different from previous incarnations - but that Spider-Man material on the uniform is on everything now, even the NEW Spider-Man outfit and the Routh Superman as well!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Cavill looks like ass. Yeah. He does. Sorry.

    by Triple_J_72

    The Chris Reeve figure on the other hand... WOW!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Edna Mode: "No scaley texture for your supersuit!"

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Looks toooo much like plastic!

    by inkingeekX

    Seriously, it looks like a really good action figure of Cavill as superman; the pose, the hair that looks like a cheap plastic hair helmet from the temporary costume shops that pop up every halloween-even the cape looks like it was molded out of plastic...also, the colors are too dull-Superman is supposed to be a beacon of hope and a bright symbol of all that's good in the world. It's ok to make the world dark and gritty-but the character needs to be in stark contrast-sorry to everyone who thinks the colors are cheesy-but Supes isn't the Dark Knight, and he's not supposed to be. Thus far, I'm as disappointed as I thought I would be, but I'm trying to reserve judgement and remain cautiously optimistic. I still have hope-I hated the idea of Cavill in the role-but when I found out how much he wanted it, I obtained a newfound respect for him, and I actually like Snyder(except for Dawn of the Dead and Sucker Punch) and believe with the right story he could do well...anyway-just my thoughts, doesn't mean anything

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    by R.

    Yes, he doe like a villain, and that's what will make the film succeed. Batman was a failure until they made him look and act like a villain. Long ago, he was once even referred to as a terrorist who fights criminals.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I think I like it, more I look at it. Gonna need to see how he pulls it off.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Watched the Wonder Woman pilot, WOW.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    next film: Andy Serkis as Mr. Mxyzptlk!!!!!


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by LUIS

    oh man, you keep referencing that show let it go man let it go! haha So according to you Zack Snider is the best man for the job right, I mean you defend his Super Man movie solely on this picture without even knowing what the fuck is up? because of personal nostalgic bullshit? I am not saying this movie will suck I am saying stop it with the bank heist in general with superhero movies... the reason why the first Iron Man movie worked was because of the scene in the desert where he kills all the terrorists and hands the surviving one to the people they were oppressing. That was a relevant scene, now compare that to the numerous bank heists scenes in superhero movies none compare, why because it is redundant, irrelevant, therefore boring it takes you out of the movie. Just understand my frustration with the subject matter please! I beg you! fuck! The reason why they crafted this pic is to get consumer trolls like you interested in something you have already seen a dozen times just a bit different it doesn´t take a genius to know that. Yes Lobo fighting superman would be so much cooler than seeing louis Lane cocktease the shit out of clark Kent in an office booth for half an hour. Superman should fuck Wonder Woman in his spare time in space none the less with a bright sun in the background, he should have his eyes Bright red whenever fighting Lobo or Darkseid, He should end poverty,hunger bring world peace or stop global warming. but that´s just me, he shouldn´t have to deal with Bank Vault at all nor stand in front of one for an iconic promotional shot.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Umm, really? So many of you like/love this costume?

    by Jaka

    I think it looks awful. Hate the blue material that makes up a majority of the costume - it looks like the same boring, shit they've been doing on everything else (like, have you seen the Spider-Man pictures?). The boots and emblem look like cheap rubber. The cape looks good, though. I don't hate the cape.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Looks more like he's getting to his feet after something slammed him into that vault door.

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Which happily suggests a slug-out with something/someone super-powered. The rest of the costume looks OK, for a darkly lit shot. FAR to early to be making declarations of "ruined!" or "The color's off by a pixel or two! Waah!" Seriously. I've been on AICN for a few years now, and I can safely say that I've never seen more anal-retentive, ADD, O/CD, overly-analytical, neurotically-picky, looking-for-any-excuse-to-bitch,"I'm-Not-HAPPY!!!" crybabies than I've seen in this one thread - And that includes the goat-molesting, Glenn Beck-quoting rednecks who stumble into the political threads every time somebody takes a shot at Palin and embarrass themselves by whining about "socialism" and "obamacare" and idiotically garbling every imaginable fact and statistic that they can get their hands on.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Cavill on the suit:

    by Hesiod2k7

    I'm on 5,000 calories a day... I'm training two-and-a-half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman."Cavil admitted that his first reaction when putting on the Superman costume was to "guffaw and laugh". "I thought 'Okay, holy hell, this is real, it's not a joke anymore. This is it... you're doing it, you're right in the middle of it'," he explained.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Someone with photoshop skills......

    by Loosejerk

    Turn him into Bizarro STAT!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Cory849

    Mommy, why does Superman have scales? Is he a Lizard, Mommy?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Hey buddy easy on the door- it's a rental!

    by UltraTron

    Superb and flawless picture of the best superman done so far. Why? Because this is Fliesher Superman through and through. This is the athletic circus acrobat costume he was wearing in those cartoons. This is the way he was originally drawn updated perfectly. All of you nerds are bald as shit apparently. I've got thick luxurious curls like my pal supes so I'm in.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    routh was a failed, wooden impression of chris reeves.

    by Orion

  • How do you reduce his hair thickness? You really are the worst nerds I've ever heard about. You're like mutant fringe nerds who jerk to amputee pron

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by D.Vader

    Looks damn good. As I expected, anyway. Snyder makes some pretty pictures. Great lighting too.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Too skinny and the helmet is too big ...

    by Yer_Maw

    ...oh, sorry, I saw a bunch of maggoty whining about a fucking costume and thought we were talking about fucking Judge fucking Dredd. For fuck sake.

  • I'll never forget how much your mindless army of fringe nerds annoyed the shit out of everyone when you were clearly too fucking stupid to warrant even the most casual of sympathies.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    You can't possibly be this slow! I have not defended the film, not once, as I have not seen it yet. What I jumped on, was the dumb-as-fuck comment you made about bank heists being in a movie, a comment made with regards to a FUCKING PROMOTIONAL SHOT USED TO PROMOTE THE FUCKING SUIT. A suit that EVERYONE AND THEIR FUCKING MOTHER HAS BEEN DYING TO SEE. They weren't saying 'Hey, this here bank vault, THIS IS THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE!!!' The first shots of Iron Man were on a grey background if I recall right. Did you think the villain in the movie would be the colour grey? Run for cover, Iron Man is fighting that age-old nemesis, the colour GREY! Your comment is typical of the asshats who come in here and see one little thing and fail to use some common sense before they fucking post. The Dark Knight teaser had people asking why Bruce was doing pushups in a prison and walking on a mountain in the new film. Lack of COMMON FUCKING SENSE. It has NOTHING to do with 'nostalgic bullshit', or whether or not I think Snyder is right for this film. It is simply looking at the shot and recognizing why the fuck they did what they did. And if a promotional shot for a SUIT has your panties in a twist over the relevance of a bank heist in today's society, then you pal are fucked in that empty head of yours.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Well he looks more like a Man than the Superboy from Superman Returns

    by Orionsangels

  • WTF?! Spoiler warning please.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome!

    by revam

    This is gonna be a long wait!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Who cares where Kal-El got his outfit from?

    by Aaron

    Dude has an alien fortress with highly advanced robot servants and access to literally ANYTHING that he desires. He could hire fucking the best tailor in all of the sectors of all the universe and tell him / her / it to make the baddest suit ever. He could definitely make it himself, he's the goddamn Superman. Don't you assholes read comix? Oh well, I guess it's the origin. So maybe Ma Duke / Kent sews up a cheap outfit for his first few outings and he gets the alien badass suit later, after he's fully accepted his "dual citizenship "status ( a la Byrne's initial run). I am pretty sure that I just put more thought into this movie than the clowns making it, though. Not Nolan and the Snyde, per se, but DC and Warner in general. Clueless.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    He looks like an 80's porn star.

    by Mitch

    But that makes him kinda cool. The suit is a bit kooky though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Stop with the self-loathing already...

    by Darth Macchio

    Ahh, irony. "Nerds" on this site calling other people "nerds" for griping on this site about anything at all. Do you actually think you're driving by the line of camped out SW prequel fans wearing jedi robes and laughing at them? WRONG. You ARE them. Seriously. This is you, in line, with all the other nerds wearing jedi robes. Just because your prop replica light-saber or Darth Maul bust is at home and you're not wearing jedi robes doesn't mean you're not one of "them". You wouldn't be here if you weren't one of "them" so lighten up already. Your hatefully reluctant naval gazing slip is showing...

  • Routh deserved a chance with a better script.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Yup very similar to the new snakeskin Spiderman suit

    by the_shitweasel_with_a_quizzical_brow

    The hair though, if he had a quiff or curl, every still would have died laughing

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by LUIS

    "As it stands, they decided to put someone in charge of it who had a little taste and not some vapid dumb-fuck who can't wrap his head around grander concepts." _ nightarrows

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by Tug

    a step up from Superman Returns, at least they're giving us something new instead of trying to copy the Christopher Reeve classic.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Suspension of Disbelief...

    by crazypants

    It annoys me that so many people are willing to suspend disbelief when it comes to a flying, indestructible, laser beam eyes, freezing breath, super strong human looking alien who lives in the Arctic in a space castle who battles giant robots, other aliens, zombies, wizards and a bunch of other complete hoo-ey - BUT absolutely insist that his costume be armored, because otherwise it would rip. Fuck sake, give him the regular costume. Either regular everyday material that is protected becaue of his aura or make it Kryptonian cloth that looks like wool but is indestructible. But make it look like cloth - not plastic or rubber or leather - just cloth. And for the undies - you ever watch a male dancer perform in just tights? That'd be a whole lot of junk coming at you 40ft wide on a theater screen. As silly as it seems, shorts over tights would actually be a realistic option, if one wanted to maintain some sort of modesty.

  • We know both Supes and Spidey have the same guy. Lets call him Gino and it can be a comedy of sorts with his mom always having the boys staying for a plate of pasta before crimefighting.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by poop

    You were taken away far too soon.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by LUIS

    so you like Ga Hoole right? and Sucker Punch too? you loved 300 and fancy Watchmen... You thought Dawn of the Dead remake was better than the original right? my guesses is you are gonna fall in love (if you haven´t done so already) with Man of Steel. Your faith is misplaced son.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Damn it, one more thing..

    by crazypants

    He's an alien from outer space, and he's familiar with and proud of his extraterrestrial origin, even though he acts and feels and lives as a human. The aliens of his native planet wore capes and shorts over tights and did other weird alien shit - so the costume doesn't need to reflect or consider human sensibilities. A Scotsman who's proud of his Scottish background doesn't re-vamp a kilt so that it resembles pants - he wears the damn kilt and everyone else has to deal. So I'm fine w/ undies.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by poop

    THIS SUMMER. NIC CAGE. WILL RISE. Played by Andy Serkis in drag played by Tyler Perry in whiteface.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    He looks a bit like Adam Baldwin in that picture

    by jim

    Which makes me think: Adam Baldwin as Bizarro?

  • but that's what makes him look strange her. I can't imagine they will do that throughout the entire film.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Justice League movie should be a rewrite of Dark Knight Returns

    by dailysportspages

    Superman has pretty much put everyone in jail, stopped any kind of terrorists and organized crime worldwide, brought peace on earth, and is finally ready to take his much put off trip to go investigate the remains of his home planet of Krypton. While there he ends up getting involved in a battle going on in space that is part of a greater war against a planetary emperor tyrant named Darkseid. In that battle Superman gets so exposed to kryptonite that if visibly starts to age him and we get a cool CG scene were his hair starts to grow and he gets facial hair and and skin wrinkles a bit and his hair starts to receede, etc... He is saved by the Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern who serve to give him more information on the great interstellar war that is going on. How they fight planet by planet to try to stop Darkseid but they keep falling short and losing planets. The current planet they are trying to save is the home planet of the Amazons... this is where the young warrior that becomes known as Wonder Woman is introduced. They arent able to save the planet but before its destroyed they are able to save a few people and bring them aboard their ship. Green Lantern takes the people in order to find a place to relocate them, but not before Wonder Woman and Superman share a moment. GL tells Superman that he too is from earth but hasnt been back there in many years, and that as soon as he is finished settling these people in a new home he wants to go back to earth and visit his old home. Wonder Woman wants to come along too. For now Superman is going back to earth to recruit some of earths super heroes into the war with Darkseid and for earth to prepare its defenses. Only to get here and find himself attacked by a group of vigilante ex heroes wielding kryptonite. Its how he finds out that while he has been away only a year or so has gone by. But on earth its been 10 years... Luthor is president. A few weeks after Superman left Luthor unleashed a Superman clone that he had perfected months ago but was waiting for the perfect time to unleash. The clone claimed he was Superman back from his mission and everyone greeted him like a returning hero. But when Luthor tried to tell him what to do the clone Superman proved that he was not under Luthors control. The clone of Superman found himself believing that he really was Superman. He proposed marriage to Lois who accepted. But soon after she started to notice changes in his personality. She eventually broke off the engagement and sent clone Superman into a lailspin. Lex made a deal with the league of villains to pin crimes on the heroes. That plus the personal issues going on with the clone Supes and Lois was enough to allow Lex to persuade the clone to help him control vigilante justice. Ultimately clone Superman wanted to do what was right for the country and the world. Knowing what harm would come to the country from exposing the president, and what that would mean for his own identity as Superman... an understanding was struck between the two men in which Luthor would have what he always wanted, an alien free world in which his law reigned. Luthor had no other choice and this plan suited him fine, at least the clone Superman was no alien and while free willed he had turned out to be upholding the law of the land... which is what Lex wanted after all. After a few staged terrorists attacks were pinned on Green Arrow and and the death of the Joker pinned on Batman, more and more superheroes became wanted under the newly created law against vigilantism. Clone Superman was able to be swayed by Luthors arguments that the other superheroes were a dange and that they should be registered with the government, etc... Clone Superman became the strong arm of that policy. And all this is happening at the same time during the movie as the stuff going on in space with the real Superman. Or maybe these are two movies or a trilogy, i dont know. But the crucial point of one movie should be Batman being killed by who he believes is Superman, except its the clone Superman. That battle should be the first "Justice League". Batman, Green Arrow, maybe Flash and Aquaman, and others... All finally come together to fight the only enemy they could not handle on their own... Superman! Batman dies, a few others get maimed, everyone is old and some had already retired or been put in jail. The villains even created their own little group to fight Superman as they could no longer operate on their own either. Their group while not in any way or shape being affiliated with the Justice League does share its same goal of fighting Superman. So in that respect they did find themselves at times fighting the same foe from two different sides. Upon Batmans 'death' Green Arrow is able to land enough krpypton arrows to weaken and chase him away. Only for Superman to arrive to find a maimed Green Arrow and go after clone Superman himself to avenge the death of Batman. But at the battle site a large air ship arrives, and a 55 year old beauty of a woman looks out the window as Batmans body is airlifted into the ship. Talia is taking Batman to her late fathers last Lazarus Pit. The clone Superman starts slowly breaking down as he is now the Bizarro Supes. After he is defeated Superman tells them of the war coming to earth and how they must prepare together to defend earth from the coming Darkseid.


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Somewhere in the world.....

    by Marlboroliteman

    Brandon Routhe is jerking off to this picture.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    FAIL -- should've picked a BETTER LIT still for 1st reveal...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    My 2 cents, not that anyone cares... They should have picked a BETTER LIT still for the first reveal. As someone else already noted in the talkback, there is a big difference...., wait, I take that back...there is a FUCKING HUGE difference between Superman and Batman. Hell, for that matter, between Superman and 99.999% most iconic comic characters. Simply put: Superman is SUPPOSED to represent all that's "good" in humanity. He's SUPPOSED to be a symbol of light. That's WHY one of the best scenes and directed shots in SUPERMAN RETURNS (not that there was much to praise in that lousy film, but there were a few moments where Singer got something right) was when Superman flew up into the sky, to recharge himself with the sun's rays. THAT was Superman. Him looking heroic and angelic... bathed in light... the music swelling... seeing the camera pan from his heroic fact to a chest thrown out and down his arm to seeing his fist suddenly tighten and clench in determination. THAT was a moment that Singer nailed. Yes, as a lifelong Supes fan, like a lot of geeks, I like the overall COMPOSITION to this image. Yes, I get that it harkens back to a more powerful and "manly" Superman -- basically a life action version of the Fleischer cartoons. And I would LOVE to see a movie taking that general approach, where Superman is a MAN and not an emo wimpy guy who just happens to be uber powerful. But that's why...if I was Warner Bros...I would have found a still that was a bit better lit, something that conveyed a sense of power, but ALSO CONVEYED the sense of character. As it is, that's probably what Snyder felt he did. And I'm sure there are others here that will say "Fuck yeah! He looks like a bad ass! This movie will rockkkkkk!" (insert silly teens sticking out their tongues and making devil horn gestures with their fingers) Like I said, I LIKE the still...I LIKE that they're trying to show some "scale" to fact, I'd agree with 2 notions that were tossed out. First, that this comes from a scene where he's stopping a bank robbery and in a display of power he rips off the vault door OR maybe this is from a fight scene against Zod, and the door is crushed because he just got thrown into it. Either idea is fine...either would set a nice tone for having a POWERFUL Superman back on the screen. I just wish they didn't go for the dark, bad ass tone instead of the brighter, INSPIRATIONAL Superman that people deep down inside always admired and respected I said before...Superman is SUPPOSED to be our BEST side.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Looks quite good.

    by Keith Maniac

    For what it is, one picture, the costume looks updated but still familiar, which is suppose is the balance they want to strike. The problem with these early sneek peeks things, like Prometheus, you can make anything look good in just a tiny amount and people start to assume and expect long before the fact and then everythings an anti climax in the end. They've really got to consider using John Williams theme, you cant seperate that music from Superman without stuffing it up.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Played around in Photoshop

    by Mistar Muffin

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by pradeep1980

    I am looking forward to see what they do with Zod - also he is in an aircraft carrier - reckon the govnt took his ship?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Ultratron?

    by Mattman

    These trolls come out of nowhere.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    looks like plastic.

    by SnootyBoots

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    Thank you for tightening your helmet and mis-reading what I said. When I said they decided to put someone in charge of it who had a little taste, I was referring to the person who created the image, NOT ZACK SNYDER. As for his filmography, I'll humour you: - Dawn of the Dead: Really enjoyed it, for different reasons than I did the original Romero film. Not better, not worse, just different. - 300: Yes, I loved this film. It's a painting. It's an adrenaline shot. It's beautiful. - Sucker Punch: Terrible. Just a mess. - Watchmen: I have no serious love for the source material. I wasn't of age when the comic was released and I didn't fall in love with it when I finally did read it. The film? It was decent and I think he did a serviceable job putting to screen something that was a mountain to tackle.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    karl hungus photo

    by lb_12


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    That's a long-ass cape, but I like it

    by Kikstad

    He'll trip over that thing. But it's better than that short monstrosity I've seen in the comic previews. We can nitpic about the costume, but it will all boil down to the story and the film's execution. Fingers crossed!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I really love this design.

    by Smashing

    I like the textured, thick feel to it, it has to withstand super speeds and flight, I think Edna Mole would like this, sans cape natch. The people saying he has rape face on, interesting projection, stay away from me. Though if he came around in that costume I wouldn't necessarily call the cops on him.

  • wtf? they just keep getting more basketbally over time

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Better than Returns suit, but...

    by Kremzeek

    I don't really care for the "raised" S-shield, and I'm getting tired of that fiber/threaded/whatever it is look on all these superheroes. BUT, those minor complaints aside, at least *this* Supes looks like he can kick major ass. I don't have all that much of a problem with Returns - and I really, really liked Routh in the role - but the Supes from that film was not an ass-kicker. I know there's much more to the character than kicking ass, but as we all know, that particular aspect of the films has been sorely lacking. Anyway, this could be good. It certainly doesn't give me the "this is going to be terrible" feeling like I got with, say... each Transformers trailer.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Looks mean little - story is everything...

    by Mephisto the Great

    ...and after all of Snyder's previous so-called "original" know. Textured suits and dark lighting does not guarantee an interesting piece of fiction. Fingers crossed.

  • That doesn't seem to make any sense.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    The costume looks "okay" but JUST okay...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Maybe it is just the fact that the still is so dark, but I don't see why they had to tone the colors down yet again. The problem with the Singer suit was that it was too dark, especially since it used a deep burgundy/maroon instead of red. The cape looks long, but that's only because I'm SURE that Synder being Synder there will be LOTS of shots like this where they even made "extra long capes" so he could fold it or drape it or let it blow in the wind for a SPECIFIC visual. And that's okay -- in terms of the comic book itself, artists have always used that exact same trick for dramatic effect. It's not like anyone EVER draws the cape at a particular size and then nails it terms of matching every panel thereafter. DON'T LIKE the scales. They look silly and like others have noted, it's like Superman is coming late to the game and is now copying Spider-Man or other characters. I could even live with the scaley look if it wasn't SO damn pronounced. This is a long shot and it's already distracting to the eye. In close-ups it's going to look WORSE. DON'T like that the emblem is scaled either. Looks silly to me. If the cape is a solid material, I would have made the red on the emblem and his boots MATCH the cape for being non-scaled and more clean looking. For that matter, I DON'T like that the yellow in the emblem is scaled too. It looks too distracting just pushes the suit over the top in terms of looking TOO scaley. They should have at least let the emblem BE an emblem, and simply said the blue portion...the majority of the made of a particular material that's scaled. The hair is "okay." Yes, it looks a bit too poofed, but I think that's just because they could only do so much given that Cavill obviously has a fantastic full hairline that every balding guy alive would envy. The problem with the hair is that you can see they wanted a more "full" look for when he's he'll look more handsome and dashing...but when it's time to be Superman, you can only slick it down so much before it then starts to look silly. And that's the odd thing with the still as well. No spit curl. Which seems odd since we already KNOW that he'll have the spit curl from the stills that we've seen of Clark. Frankly, I don't know why things aren't reversed. It would make more sense for him as Clark to have a more slicked hair look...and then when he's SUPERMAN, that's when he has the spit curl since THAT is obviously part of his iconic look as well. I said in my other post...looks "okay" but I wish it was a better lit still to give us a much cleaner and better look at things.

  • If you understand my meaning. He looks like someone you would see at a comic-con.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    why does supes need body armor?

    by john

    and the cape is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long

  • No offense to the guy. It's not just that he has poofy early 80's hair, his short stature (I'M taller than this guy by like 4" if he's 5'10"ish- I shouldn't feel that I'm bigger than Superman- and lifts do NOT make up for the fact that he simply has the frame of a shorter man, even if you put a couple inches on his heels) or that he has eyebrows like Schwarzenegger in Terminator after they were burned's just the overall look. He doesn't LOOK like Superman. At least, no iteration that I've ever seen. I think I know what Snyder is trying to do here - the throwback hair, the action comics style of suit and coloration- he appears to be making a period Superman film. Possibly. Or simply basing his Supes off of the early days. Which makes me wonder if this Superman won't be a bit limited in power compared to what he was later on in the 70's. It also appears that he's just stopped some sort of bank robbery attempt- a huge vault door that has clearly been blown outward from the inside. At any rate...I really liked Routhe for the part, and there was no danger of 'confusing' anyone by casting him again. Anyone with a brain, that is. He only needed to bulk up a bit. So I think this is some pretty aweful casting. HOWEVER...I could be wrong-I concede to that. Maybe Snyder has some vision of a different kind of Supes that will actually be pretty awesome. I will hold my final judgment until I actually see the film (how difficult is that, people?)...I'm just a little worried, is all.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Really, who gives a flying fuck about

    by Geektard_Smasher

    the costume. It evolves over time in the comics, so no big woop. Just don't do stupid shit like Supes bastard son, miscasting of Lois Lane, or making Lex Luthor a douche making land schemes. Just give us Superman and some super fighting with Doomsday or a giant robot or something. This should be a no fucking brainer, dudes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    hater can suck it!

    by MariusXe

    I love it (it looks like some sort of alien fabric) and it really looks like we are going to get a modern superman film with lots of action!!! say what you want about snyder but he knows how to shoot action!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    haterzzzzz I meant

    by MariusXe

    I want red eyed angry superman and it looks like I'm gonna get just that with cavil. YES!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    karl hungus

    by flax

    You're mixing me up with the other guy. I'm not the one who said Hollywood made Casino Royale, and I didn't come up with that example in the first place. I was just agreeing with him that the classic theme ought to be included, even if it's only in a small way.

  • Oh, yeah and her Music sucks. Powerman 5000 atleast has tunes, one can hum too. What makes that queef so special? I dunno, maybe she's the progenitor of that other batshit chick, Gaga. Your (Music) tastes is in your ass. oie ei oh.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by gregmeister

    I thought Clark kent had the slicked back hair and Superman had the curl? Please correct me if I'm wrong but it seems as if he is reversing the look.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Too rubbery.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    But okay, otherwise. Glad the manties are gone.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Well thanks for that clarification franks_television

    by Stalkeye

    But of all artists, Bjork? Really?!?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    The Man of Steel — with 90s poof!!

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Bust out the electric clippers Snyder and cut that mother fucker's hair already!

  • The poster/tber who made that John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever) comment is dead on. "It's SuperDiscoMan"! "He's pissed and ready to Boogie".

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by poop

    LONGER. Than your penis.

  • Yours looks like a gay/latex rave party in a bank gone wrong. <p> The costume needs texture to distance itself from latex fetish gear. FACT. <p> Now, did they go too far with the texturing? YES!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Ultratron

    by D.Vader

    What's with the rage dude? I thought you were cool.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Sorry but...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I like this pic a lot. Last movie we had a Superman who got shot in the chest by a gattling gun and we didn't see him beat down the guys doing it. That Superman gets his ass kicked on Kryptonite Island and we never see him beat down the guys who did it... This Superman... Holy shit this Superman I would not try and face down. Sorry but Lex and his land schemes would last one second against this guy.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    looks too Ethnic

    by Matt

    Not your typical american superman....

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Routh was perfect still time to bring him back

    by genrefanboy lets face it he is the only reason anyone would want to see this movie WB must be smoking something strong to think Routh was why SR did not make them enough money how about the $250M budget & all the money wasted on the Cage/Burton cancelled Superman project & all the producers fees....that is why the movie did not have enough action they wasted probably $100M before shooting any footage! Lets be honest here Nolan's name is what WB are buying into here with their blind trust so when it bombs (and it will bomb massively) Nolan's stock will go down in Hollywood.........

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Cape is too long?


    Naw. It's gonna look great posed in slow motion for Snyder's hyperstylized action scenes. If anything is gonna be perfect in this movie, it's gonna be the costumes and art direction. So far, so good. This might actually be good.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    the thick hair makes sense for his style, as well


    He's got a lot of large proportions. Giant, thick cape, strong, protruding Superman symbol, thick boots, thick, masculine hair. It's really shiny in this pic, they could definitely cut back on the hair gel.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    mistar muffin... you made it look like scuba gear

    by Mattman

    I prefer the texture. It looks good for live action.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Hair looks fine...

    by Chris Moody

    ...for a guy who is in the middle of a battle. FANTASTIC costume and pose, btw.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    So much better than Singer's METROSEXUAL Superman!

    by Chris Moody

    He looks ANGRY.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    How Good Or Bad You May Think This Looks Really Doesn't Matter...

    by NeonFrisbee

    It's being directed by Zach the Hack, so, prepare yourselves for crap. I bet he opening credit sequence will be good, though, and that's about it. That's the one thing Snyder definitely has a lock on.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I think it's safe to say that most of us hate this crappy look

    by Jeditemple

    Time for the studio to hit the brakes and start over.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    jeditemple, speak for yourself

    by Mattman

    I'm happy that Superman actually looks like a badass for a change.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    It just dawned on me who he looks like in that pic......

    by Tenacious C

    Hayden Christensen, and that gives me all kinds of bad feelings!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I like it...

    by Norman Colson

    He's all business. routh made clark kent look like a pussy... getting stabbed by lex with a kyrptonite shank. would he just kill lex luthor already???

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    If this pic twists your panties you are probably

    by Arteska

    ridiculous. Could you at least TRY not to be the Simpsons cliche comic book guy?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Tenacious C

    I go commando!

  • The legend is as such.. One day this d.vader comes strolling into someone's obituary acting the fool. He gets banned. Next thing you know we endure a month of what was either fanatical maniac nerds or d.vader under a shitload of different aliases writing the same bullshit boycott protests over and over. He is deserving of chastisements of the highest order until he can make it up to me somehow. But those cells in my brain contain the info already. I'm mad that he altered my brain with knowledge of his existence to begin with. He has much atonement ahead of him.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Not in love with the reptilian-looking scales....

    by Jaster

    Particularly on the S sheild. And the jew fro is a little weird. Hell his hair looked more like Superman's at Comic Con. It's hard to tell what the colors are. Looks like a navy blue and maroon. Guess I'm ok with that. Overall looks a FUCK of a lot better that Singer's gay pride parade costume. And of course it's nice to actually have a MAN portraying Superman again, not some little fembot.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Superman looks like he wants to rip my fucking face off

    by ajt2111

    Other than though, I think it looks pretty good. A nice, modern. update. I hope the movie isn't overly green/screened 300/Sucker Punch style. Still I'm pretty pumped for it, it would have to try hard to be any worse than Superman Returns. Fuck doofus real estate dumbass Lex Luthor Fuck Superman having an annoying kid Fuck Superman acting like a stalker Fuck Superman not punching anything

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Hopefully he won't get his ass kicked by Kumar in this one

    by ajt2111

    Fuck Lex's moronic plot that made no fucking level of sense if broken down, at all. Fuck Superman lifting a kyrptonite island. Fuck Cyclops getting all up in Lois's box. Did I mention fuck doofus, real estate, dumbass Lex Luthor?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by Mattman

    I was there. I was one of the people who stood up for him after he got banned... all because Beaks is an insecure child. Bringing it up now, without provocation, is trollish behavior.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Young fans vs. old fans

    by R.

    Looking at all of these comments, it's clear that there is no consensus. It's a very divisive and polarizing look, indeed. On the one side are the older fans of Superman, who prefer their Superman to be a small-town Boy Scout who humbly uses his super-human powers to benefit truth, justice, and the American way; on the other side are those who prefer Superman to be portrayed as an unleashed and nigh-immortal extraterrestrial god of justice and Humanism at the beginning of a lifetime that will span millennia. To those of the former camp, Superman is a figure of modern folklore and represents the optimitic spirit of determination, bravery, and politeness that compliment the ideal American citizen, and his enemy is corporate greed; to those of the latter camp, Superman is an archetype of fantasy and science fiction whose enemies are those common to those two genres -- enormous, god-like monsters and awesome sorcerers.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    He'll never be Reeve or Routh--Routh at least looked like Reeve

    by dead youngling

  • That score is as important to the character as the suit. And if it ultimately doesn't make an appearance, this may be the first instance where I'd consider looking into downloading a fan edit once it reaches the Bluray market.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Reeve is OUR Superman--anyone following HAS to be in his likeness...

    by dead youngling

    ...or I'm just old.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Still looking forward to the film though.

    by Shermdawg

    Great cast for the most part.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Get Routh, get music, or get F'd!

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    He looks like the Yellow Eyed Demon from Supernatural

    by jimmy_009

    Almost a dead ringer in this pic. It almost creeps me out.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Only something as near and dear as Supes could get me this pissed!

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by kidicarus

    I think you're spot on with that observation.

  • No Williams score is down right fuckin blasphemy!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Azazel as played Fredric Lehne

    by jimmy_009

    It's uncanny.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Please, people...

    by BizarroJerry

    The only thing that people should ever concern themselves is with the writing. And I guess the acting, too. But it doesn't matter if he looks like he stepped right out of a comic book if the story sucks, and Superman's portrayal sucks. This costume bitching misses the point. The Last Airbender movie's costumed mostly looked very accurate to the cartoon. The problem was the writing and acting of the movies sucked. The visuals didn't help that clunker.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Geez...I know I already expressed my disdain for this...

    by inkingeekX

    But the more I look at it the more I hare it. Also-I'm not just some random hater-I was excited about avatar and never understood the pre release hate, i usually reserve judgement, but if something sucks and isn't right, then it sucks and isn't right. This costume SUCKS and I still don't think Cavill is right...the sad thing us that it's not hard to make a successful Superman. Don't give him powers he doesn't have, don't change the goddamn costume, give him a credible threat, and for fuck's sake-stop making him such a whiny little bitch! To paraphrase Mr. Morrison-if you had all of his powers, you wouldn't have a care in the world

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Re: inkingeekx

    by R.

    Ahh, but what if you didn't have the woman you loved? Granted, said woman will live only 70-or-so years, and you will live perhaps 10,000 years, but, hey, that's a fact that often escapes you, so you're just young and in love. Haha...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    it's that Ray Liotta Goodfellas-era hair...

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    half-baked-goggle-box-do-gooder ...

    by SunsetLament

    ... do society a favor and kill yourself before you have offspring. Who the fuck said "the color is off by a few pixels"? The fucking cape is purple and the suit is just about as dark a blue as you can get. It doesn't look anything like Superman as depicted in any medium EXCEPT the failed Superman Returns (where everyone hated the costume) and Superman III (where Superman was depicted as an evil version of himself, corrupted by Kryptonite). It's not the rest of the forum's fault that you are either (a) content with the steady stream of suck that Hollywood supplies, or (b) an emo kid that needs the world to perpetually look like it's 10PM in a Hong Kong ghetto.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    For God's sake, movie people...

    by BizarroJerry

    just have him freaking PUNCH somebody! He can wear a plastic Halloween costume for all I care.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Sorry this looks like a crock of shit...

    by redtom

    ...looks nothing like any Superman from, what, 70 years of comics - yes, this pic alone is suitably more badass than the entirety of Singer's boring mess, but so far, it also looks NOTHING like Superman. And I agree with the majority consensus that this fucking Spalding ball look is groan inducingly pathetic, and that the muted colours represents a complete lack of understanding about how to represent the character. Superman should tower over everyone, stand out like Dwayne Johnson stands out whenever he stands beside, well, ANYone, or like Darth Vader lorded over everybody in the original Star Wars, or simply like Christopher Reeve did - he's an imposing figure. Fuck it, I just lost interest in this...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Looks like Tom Welling on steroids

    by MooseMalloy


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Looks ki

    by Marlboroliteman

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Looks ki

    by Marlboroliteman

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Umm frankly........ I dont like it.

    by Phategod2

    This one pic tells me all I need to know about the movie. I like Snyder but I dont think his overly dark tones fit Superman, Superman should not look like 300,Watchmen, or Suckerpunch. I thought Snyder had the sensibility to adapt his style this pic looks like it came from any of the three movies I just mentioned. Call me a hater, or a prophet but this already bears Snyder's signature style which does not particularly fit Superman, and remember I like Snyder's style.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    RE: Undeserved Bannings

    by SunsetLament

    Everyone knows the single worst stretch of bannings was the 72 hours when Moriarity banned half the forum over the LOST flash-forward spoilers and then followed it up the next night with banning people for believing Bruce Willis was actually posting on the forums (which he, of course, was). To the best of my knowledge, he never apologized for either incident.

  • Kinda like Patrick Bateman as Superman. Not 'kill me now' horrible... but I'm not really a fan either.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Don't f#k with the Last Son of Krypton

    by bill

    Not a Superman fan really, but that does look pretty f#ng awesome. That's a Man of Steel that isn't f#ng around.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by inkingeekX

    Touche-I was just implying that the best recent incarnation of Superman was All-Star. They nailed it-as I said before-Superman is a beacon of hope and light-even if the world is dark and gritty, he shouldn't be. I'm tired of "dark" "gritty" "stylized"! If I want that I'll watch another Snyder film or one of the good Batman's. I want superman to be bright, I want to be entertained, I want fantastic worlds, not real ones-I get enough of real life, I want escape. Sadly, no matter how good the film is or how good Cavill is, I've already made up my mind to judge it harshly, even tho I know that's wrong. Iys just that, at this point, such a big deal has been made by me that even if it's good I'll hate it. I know me-I'll think to myself everytime Cavill is onscreen,"Man I hate this guy, gosh that suit looks terrible, wow! Amy Adams can act her ass off but they couldn't have found a more terrible Lois Lane." these are my hang ups and I own them-but as I said, when stuff is wrong, it's wrong

  • my god look at the damage made by him passing wind...ohhh the horror!!! It also looks like he's preparing to launch a brown torpedo.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    next reboot we get the classic costume back...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    why mess with perfection - even the comics are relaunching superman and justice league this month with a new superman suit - why? - that chris reeve toy looks perfect - that is superman - snyder's looks cool and im sure the movie will be great but why change the suit at all - ok maybe tone down the brightness a bit, but leave the suit alone - it doesnt need ribbed seams or a collar or work boot treads on the boots or a shiny metallic texture with a tactile pattern or a different "s"

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    He looks a bit like Fonzi

    by Flipao

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Two funniest observations in the thread ...

    by SunsetLament

    are that this is definitive proof that Kryptonians (1) look like Mel Kiper, and (2) have no eyebrows.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I wonder...

    by LouisWu

    ...if this incarnation of superman has figured out that the underwear goes under the pants?!?!? For the record, I'm still thinking the hair is incredibly retarded.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Mel Kiper!!! Classic!!

    by Tenacious C

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    That will work.

    by Nick

    That will work just nicely. Huzzah!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Finally! They made the Jew Superman!

    by dailysportspages

    Superman was supposed to be a Jewish guys vision of a Super Jew, right? I mean he was written by two poor Jews who who had the Yiddish upbringing in Jewish parts of Germanic lands. The 'ubermensch' philosophy was very influential to the creators of superman and has been ingrained into almost every single piece of supermans entire story. Dont believe me? Ubermensch is a super man, a man who is the best of humanity, that has all of its potential but also the capability to do the most harm. He is at the same time earths greatest hero as he is earths greatest threat. So the Ubermensch can be both things. He could be the ultimate hero or the ultimate villain... or both. The Superman story has our character of Superman represent that entirely heroic side. But the Ubermensch dichotomy is still present within him in his need to split his personality into two complete opposite type of people. Lex is the complete opposite of Superman. He is the other side of the Ubermensch spectrum. But because he is the opposite of Superman he has no powers, he is not loved, and he has a fatalistic outlook instead of an optimistic one. Lex believes very strongly that Superman is the Ubermensch gone wrong and does whatever he can to try to stop him. But here is the kicker... thats because in reality Superman IS the other side of the Ubermensch! The "true" Ubermensch is Lex Luthor. The story of Luthor goes out of its way many times to show us that while Luthor has this evil outward persona and his actions and deeds are evil... but deep down he is just a little boy who was not loved as a child and who lost his mother and brother, probably sister too, and went through a lot of personal shit growing up. Because the philosophy of the Ubermensch has the character being able to be both be a total tyrant on one side, while a loving father or passionate patron of the arts on the other. According to Nietzsche a guy like Lex Luthor would be the hero and Superman might be a true enemy. Luthors fear of the looming threat of Superman is made clear and true issue after issue of the comics, cartoons and movies. Superman has gone crazy and destroyed stuff, been mind controlled to destroy stuff, put on a ring with red rock in it that made him become a total douche, had countless super villains and monsters come to earth specifically looking to kick his ass and destroying all sorts of shit in the meantime. I mean Lex is right, Superman is a huge threat. What if Superman one day decides he's tired of our shit and just turns the entire planet into his own personal Ice Fortress Planet of Solitude? Thats a lot to hang over your head if you are a worry wort like Lex. Then what about Bizarro Superman? Thats all about showing you the failure of Kal El's choice. Showing us this guy who so badly wants to be like Superman but is merely a mirror reflection of Superman. Basically its what WE the viewer should see when we see Superman. A guy who is only half a human. Thats the reason why the entire Krypton idea comes from. Because Lex is the true Overman, the true Superman, and the man that Jor El wanted his son to be. Which is yet another call back to the idea that the character we know as Superman is actually breaking with what his true self is. The issues that Superman has with his father all through the series Smallville are all about this failure of Kal El to truly be the kind of true ubermensch he was created to be. And then later we have the arrival of Kryptonians and specially Zod. They are there to remind us of Kal El's failure. Zod exists to show us what the idea of the Overman is supposed to truly be fully realized or on its way. And this happens over and over with most of Supermans villains, characters, and storylines if the subsequent writers understand the true meaning of Superman. Even all the way up to Darkseid. And finally this new more Ashkenaz looking Jewish Superman with his thick wavy hair and more 'human' look is exactly what a pair of Jews from the early part of last century would think a super Jewish male with German Jewish ancestry from a big US city like Chicago or NY would look like during that era. Big barrel chested, strong but not all long and defined like the swimmers body we got in Returns. And strong with an straightforward male attitude, not femme, emo and pouty like Superman became in these last few decades. But maybe going deeper into the "Clark Kent" persona as writers tended to do the last 30 years was their attempt to show how truly different from the "Obermensch" Superman has turned out to be. Hence why Clark Kent became the reality and "Superman" became just his stage name in most of these more modern retelling of the story. I personally like the Superman that is a fucking god walking amongst men... one where im glad there is someone like Lex Luthor who is afraid of the destructive potential of a being like Superman. And the thought that he is merely but the first of many more coming in the future. Would you buy his story of his planet being blown up and him hurtling through space as a baby in a little metal case only to land in the middle of a cornfield in Kansas... right off the bat? I dunno about that one.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Lighten up the blue a lot please!!

    by Aquanaut

    Superman doesn't wear navy blue that was something ''returns'' got right!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Oh Ultrtron, that's all you're upset about?

    by D.Vader

    Ooooookay. You don't know the real story huh?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Damn, this look like some Bizarro Superman or something. I mean he coming off like some dark version of Supes! Is Nolan going for a dark version of Supes to his Batman??? WTF was Warner/DC thinking???

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Such polarization...!

    by R.

    Looking at all of these comments, it's clear that there is no consensus. It's a very divisive and polarizing look, indeed. On the one side are the older fans of Superman, who prefer their Superman to be a small-town Boy Scout who humbly uses his super-human powers to benefit truth, justice, and the American way; on the other side are those who prefer Superman to be portrayed as an unleashed and nigh-immortal extraterrestrial god of justice and Humanism at the beginning of a lifetime that will span millennia. To those of the former camp, Superman is a figure of modern folklore and represents the optimitic spirit of determination, bravery, and politeness that compliment the ideal American citizen, and his enemy is corporate greed; to those of the latter camp, Superman is an archetype of fantasy and science fiction whose enemies are those common to those two genres -- enormous, god-like monsters and awesome sorcerers.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Looks like the tone(visuallly) is going to be Suckerpunch and 300!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    You can expect heavy, HEAVY CGI!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    dailysportspages, great post - clark is "supergoy"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I don't need a real story vader.

    by UltraTron

    The level of douchery displayed by your minions poisoned your moniker forever. New alias required. Next

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Looks like Donner's dentist that tried out for the original.

    by UltraTron

    Only greasier. Love it!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Personally I couldn't be more excited

    by bishopfan85

    There are only a handful of directors who have taken a superhero and managed to not just make a good movie but also create that bit of extra "HOLY $H&!" aura with stunning visuals and striking moments. Snyder is on that list and you can just tell from this image that this incarnation of Superman will take us there.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    dailysportspages, did you read/see all star superman

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    remember at the end when lex had superman's powers? - how it all made sense to him - seeing everything the way superman does - then how he freaked when the powers were taken away - superman wouldn't freak out if he lost his powers - well except in superman 2 when he acted too quickly then needed to fight zod - even then he was happy to be human but needed to save the world from 3 super ass holes that were more like lex

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    rstwolf, very well put - i like the...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    "Superman as an archetype of fantasy and science fiction that fights god-like enemies" version as much as the nostalgic version - i just wish they'd leave the suit alone

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Nerd Repository Article

    by Ky-El

    Kyle here from Nerd Repository. Got an in-depth review of the new suit if you're interested. Check it out :

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by Antz

    Wind up the brightness & saturation on the picture, it's all blue.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Rouths indroduction picture was better

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    His was in full light and in an iconic pose, This is interesting but a) he's hunched over, hiding alot of the suit an his body b) it's too dark, The entire midsection is in shadows - we can't even tell if he's got underwear or not c)he's not even on as real set, it's obvious he's infront of a green screen and the background was added in. Routh was on an actual set and it added depth to the picture

  • At least Doctor Manhattan wasn't NAVY

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    That is TOTALLY Bizarro Superman

    by A. Garcia

    The face, the suit, the hair, it all looks so damn evil. This is supposed to be our hero? People would run in fear from him.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Wow! Fanboys don't even pay this much attention to


    their own crotches!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by poop

    Christopher Alive. See what I did there?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Oooooookaaaaaaay Ultratron

    by D.Vader

    Very mature of you. There's some phrase about a kettle and a black pot you might wanna hear some time. Next.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Love John Williams but it's time to try something new

    by Nem_Wan

    There were other Superman themes before John Williams, and John Williams did his in the same spirit as what came before. It's OK for there to be a new one.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Looks good. Jim Lee via Max Fleischer.

    by Super Joker

    Nice to see the dark blue make a return. Looks good!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, come on!

    by FuckOffChristopherNolanNutHuggers

    I think this looks great. I'm looking forward to this movie, and it's not because Jonathan Nolan co-wrote the screenplay with David Goyer, or because Chris Nolan attached his name to the producers list. I'm pumped to see this because I'm looking forward to FINALLY seeing a Superman film that packs a punch. Anyone who says that he looks like he's breaking into a vault are fucking idiots; the vault is behind him. If he was actually breaking into it, or if this picture actually gave that impression, then he'd be facing the vault door. Clearly this is a still from an action sequence. He doesn't "Look evil", he looks like he's ready to kick Zod's ass. It seems pretty obvious that he's recovering from being punched into and/or thrown into the vault from someone equally as powerful as him: General Fucking Zod. His hair and the texture of the costume don't bother me one bit. I hate the new Spider-Man costume, because of the DESIGN, not the texture. I like the darker colors, the large symbol on his chest, etc. People complaining about his hair are stretching for nitpicking. There's nothing wrong with his hair here. Sure, it looks "poofy", but that be just the angle of his head. Personally, I think we've had enough of the goody too shoe, boyscout, innocent Superman. I think the time is right to see a Superman that does more then throw stuff into the sun, and gush over Lois for the entire films duration.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Thank you, fuckoffchristophernolannuthuggers.


    Perfect fucking post.

  • I can understand giving the blue of the suit a slight texture but the S symbol doesn't need it. The picture does look good though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    You´ll believe a man will rape you.

    by Ditko

    Sorry. I just had to say it.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Nobody should be surprised by this


    The costume design looks a bit like the Owl from Watchmen.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by FuckOffChristopherNolanNutHuggers

    You're welcome.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Okay, so when they re-re-reboot it after this one-timer...

    by Karl Hungus

    ...please give me a call and I'll tell you EXACTLY how to do it right.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Superheroes and their damn textured costumes!

    by FuckOffChristopherNolanNutHuggers

    I have a serious question for those who don't like the textured costumes --- and I'm not trying to bash your opinions, I'm just curious... What's the big fucking deal?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Pull my finger

    by mackmm

    was the line uttered before Supe's gas demolished the safe.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I like the pose a lot and I think Cavill looks okay

    by cushing1967

    Not sure about the costume - well, the texture on it - it looks like he's stolen Big Barda's clothes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    That look sucks...he looks like "evil superman" from Superman III.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by pumaman

    Just horrible :-(

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Cap'n Jack

    by FuckOffChristopherNolanNutHuggers

    He doesn't look remotley evil. He looks like he's ready to fight Zod.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Only one mention of Welling?

    by Jason W.

    Reeve was perfect, Routh was passable, but I'd really like to see Tom Welling play the role... he earned his cape with the Smallville series, but they screwed him out of a full costume in the last episode!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Seriously People...

    by FuckOffChristopherNolanNutHuggers

    Do any of you ACTUALLY believe that they would make Superman/Kal-El/Clark mischevious or evil for this movie??? I know that pictures are worth a thousand words and such, but I can't understand how some of you people are mis-reading this image. How do you not get that this is an image from an action sequence? how do you not get that the damage caused to the vault behind him was because of Zod laying the smack down? Just look at what the picture is saying! He's standing himself up, and obviously preparing to take on his equal. This is Superman, not fucking 'Hancock'

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Darkwing Duck

    by cory

    says that cape is going to get him killed

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    This is a guaranteed movie, because

    by heyscot

    although I don't respect Zack Snyder as a director yet, I love Superman, and I have faith that Christopher Nolan wouldn't get involved in something unless he could make it well. I'm glad to see that Superman's costume is essentially the same and I'm hoping for more character and acting than what Snyder's brought to the table with his past three movies. We have to really care about these characters past their ability to move in slo-mo porn.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Wait... Wait... You flame hate this you must to Spider-man...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Recently The Amazingly shitty Spider-man is getting a pass from people even though it looks like shit. You gonna rag this outfit... Do the same for Spider-man because that costume seriously looks like shit.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    The man, the suit, and the red panties

    by Mazzer

    If you can see the texturing of the suit so plainly from that distance, then it isn't subtle! I don't mind a little texturing, but it appears they've overdone it, big-time. It also looks too much like the "webbing" texture applied to various other super hero suits of late, especially Spiderman, so it's not exactly original. Oh, and I bet the iconic red panties are gone when we later see the suit out of the shadows, which is going to look like there's something missing from his wardrobe. I'm sure they could find a way to incorporate the red panties as a contiguous part of the suit without them looking like "underwear" as some think of them. But we'll have to see. Beside that, I think Cavill looks the part perfectly. The important thing will be for him to have super-cool lines to say, unlike poor Brandon Routh who was given no good lines at all.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7 p.m. CST


    by poop


  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    You know they're just remaking Superman III

    by iceman199

    This is Red Kryptonite Superman...I mean Green Kryptonite (now with Tar!!) Superman.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Evil Superman?

    by Mazzer

    Honestly, If he looks mean in the first picture then people say he's "evil" or whatever. If he doesn't look mean in the first picture, then he's "gay". The first release pic is always a no-win situation.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by MasterShake

    He looks like a Brainiac/Kal-El hybrid. Totally goofed by choosing Cavil. This will be available on Netflix 4 months after it's release, I may stream it then. Maybe not.

  • But because I had to see your fucking name repeated every time I logged on here for a month along with teen angst ridden pleas to un-ban you from what must have been every douchebag who owned a computer's forgotten gas huffing children.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern just bitch slapped him against that door.

    by UltraTron

    Next scene he covers him in a green bubble and takes away his oxygen. The end.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    ugh! This looks terrible!!

    by quadrupletree

    Superman can't be muted and dark like this! The colors need to be bright. Look at that Reeve's superman! That's superman! Is this sposed to be an edgier darker superman?? Spare me. The textured suites are all the rage in hollywood right now but this just looks like edgy and modern simply for the sake of doing it. It isn't timeless like that Reeves design...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Did he steal Peter Weller's forehead from Robocop?

    by Cruzboy

    Suit. Good. Size. Should be bigger. Not imposing enough. Head. Wrong.

  • Great Caesar's Ghost…

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    As expected...

    by jorson28

    As has already been said in some form or another, it does resemble a mixture of the original, 1938 Superman look with the somewhat brighter one that came about a few years later and stuck. Either way, surely nobody expected it to be a retread of Christopher Reeve. If it were, you'd all be criticizing it for being that! Bottom line, Warners is desperate. Legally, they've only had a two or three year window in which to put a remotely faithful Superman film into production before the Siegel and Shuster estates (or one of them, anyway) take full control in 2013, so they probably just begged their most successful "superhero" filmmaker to oversee the project and, now, well... we'll all get what we get. As for what that will be, I can't be sure, but I suspect it will be some take on two aliens from the same lost world - Kal-El and Zod - winding up on the same planet - Earth - each figuring out what they think they're supposed to do here and coming to conclusions different enough to make one have to use his power to go after the other. Nolan and Goyer have said that Kent will have to do some traveling and find himself (though I'm not sure those were the exact words). For all we know, Zod could wind up a Ra's Al Ghul figure ala "Batman Begins." It would make sense that after Jonathan Kent dies, Kal-El goes off to find himself and winds up in the tutelege of the ONLY other Kryptonian on the planet, one older than he and one that can teach him about who he really is. I also think that, if the above is even remotely accurate, it accounts for what you guys call the "evil" look because this will probably be a Superman having just come to terms with his alien side and, perhaps, being overly determined to use his powers in very direct way. There are only so many things they can do with this character, especially if their mandate is not to duplicate Donner. As such, the same goes for his look, his costume. My guess is that, like the 1938 Superman, he won't have quite so many powers and, as with Batman, it could factor into the look of his suit - that sort of tightly-woven, chainmail look that he does, indeed, seem to share with the new Spider-Man costume. Knowing Nolan and even Snyder, I'd be tempted to wager money that Superman won't even be able to really fly! At least not until the very end of the film. I just wish they hadn't changed the release date. I'm kind of tired of never having really good genre movies in the winter. Besides, I think it does these films a disservice to lump them all together into one season, even if it's one season a year apart.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Add a moustache

    by Pete Michaelson

    and he's Mexican Superman from Family Guy.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    *SPOILER ALERT* This is what Zimmer's score will be...

    by Triple_J_72

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG! It only remains to be seen which key the "BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG!" will be in. Oh, and here's another spoiler... the trailers, all of them, will sound like this... SSSSSSSSSSSSSHOOOOOOOOM!!! ... SSSSSSSSSSSSSHOOOOOOOOM!!! ... SSSSSSSSSSSSSHOOOOOOOOM!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    If Zimmer's score is anything like "Inception" —

    by blakindigo

    I'll buy that score as well.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Nice hair.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You give yourself your own perm with your super-vision? I keed, because I could care less. Another flippin' superhero reboot that absolutely no one is begging for, made by a director who has only made crap-fests. It'll make 65 million opening weekend, counting the IMAX upcharge, flop the next, be forgotten before anybody can say, "A black dude as Perry WHITE, get it?," and it will be talkback fodder between some malformed cretins who wanna believe some comic book movies are any better or worse than any other comic book movie. Been there, done that. Don't any of you crave anything even remotely new or challenging? Stupid question. Have they started marketing AVENGERS as IRON MAN III yet, or have they just given that up?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    THIS LOOKS FRESH!!!!!!! keep going!!!! just....

    by NorthTronic

    Don't make it too dark though, not every hero is batman. i got faith in this. and for every MAN that's talking about his hair, get it together and get laid.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Red undies???

    by AttackingClone

    Not sure if this has been mentioned in the TB already, but does he have his red undies on? Very hard to tell in that pose...I hope he does

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Thomas Jane Looks Great!

    by Papa CaveDweller

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    We all know that Zimmer's score isn't going to be...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...nearly as memorable as John Williams' great Superman score. I get that; it'll be like other Zimmer scores, more background mood music that isn't recognizable or some generic thing he slaps together from a discarded Dark Knight score. The only thing I ask is: none of that wailing chick on the soundtrack, please, whom Zimmer seems so fond of, and inserted her incessant piping onto the soundtracks of Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven and probably ten other movies that I've missed. If we see Superman in action and I hear "oooOOOweeEEEEEEooooOOOOOeeeeeeeEEEEEaaaaaaaa", I swear, I'm gonna smack somebody right there in the theater.

  • Powerman 5000 atleast has tunes, one can hum too.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    FML it deleted the whole fucking post

    by golden tribw

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    substupid_off -if you don't care then dont' fucking post

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    No one gives a good fuck about your dumbass, condescending opinion. No one forces you to comment ad nauseum like that other douche rag whose ass you kiss - assimofflives, about what you dont like. Hell, just fucking avoid the comic book threads altogther, and if aicn is nothing but comic boo threads he just fucking avoid aicn altogether and more and whine in your own bitch ass basement

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    stalkeye / On Bjork and Powerman 5000

    by golden tribw

    I don't know why you so caustically insulted Bjork, I have nothing invested in her, I was only trying to point out that you were completely misplacing your outrage at the 'talent' of Powerman 5000 (LOL!) being 'wasted' on Snyder's Sucker Punch -- since they were one of many horrible modern groups on that soundtrack doing absolutely awful remixes of older songs. Bjork wrote the song they performed in that movie, so anything you like about its writing you have to attribute to her, not your pet retard rock group. Now, despite the fact that I am only a fan of a scant few Bjork songs (All is Full of Love, Army of Me, Bachelorette, Hyperballad), let me ASSURE YOU: anyone with a pair of brain cells together, anyone with the slightest clue what major and minor chords are and how they sound different, anyone with taste in any sense of the word will tell you that Bjork is a better artist than Powerman 5000. A better artist, a better writer, a better celebrity, (a far bigger celebrity, at that!), and a better human being than the lot of those Rob Zombie wannabes put together. You wrote {Powerman 5000 atleast has tunes, one can hum too} and {Your (Music) tastes is in your ass} -- I'm using curly brackets since apostrophes apparently fuck up this useless talkback box. That woefully inarticulate gibberish was the substance of your defense of Powerman, so I won't stick around to find out what second-grade insults you hurl in your next response. The fact that you valorize such a pitifully awful musician and not only dismiss but attack one so superior renders anything you could ever say hereafter completely null, void, and useless.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Agreed: It has the MAX FLEISCHER feel to it.

    by Chris Moody

    The outfit, of course, doesn't look like Fleischer's -- except that Superman looks tough and brave. The way that Superman apparently tears through a giant metal door -- that is the essence of Max Fleischer's take on the Man of Steel. Christopher Reeve's films would have a Superman who is afraid to break a piece of drywall. However, I also think that this means that the Clark Kent of the Reeve's films is gone. Kent will no longer be a pushover nerd. He will be more of an investigative reporter. I also hope that this film drops all of the politically correct (or Hollywood correct) innuendo as well. Superman was an alien...who came to become an unabashed American. However, he fought corruption in and out of America. In the Fleischer serials, Superman fought gangsters, Japs, Europeans and even greedy industrialists. It would be great to see Superman pull out the whoop ass on Al Qaeda terrorists, ghetto gangstas, street gangs, evil super villains and sinister Democrats who want to steal more of taxpayers' money and spend it on projects that they want under the guise that they can "help" the country by TAKING more money from taxpayers. I am now EXCITED to see this film. This is what a photo is supposed to do (unlike the recent Spiderman pics). Looks good! I just hope that there isn't as much Watchmen or 300 in this film. I don't know that Snyder has done anything else (except DAWN OF THE DEAD). It looks good, though. So, we have hope!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    The metal collar hook that's holding his cape on is kinda cool

    by Snookeroo

    That's a throw-back from one of the very, very early costume designs back in the first days of Action comics. The actor and costume have a cool retro vibe. I like it. I do wish they'd kept the red trunks, though.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    This could be what Superman should be NOW! Not that pussy-whipped version Brian Singer did. That would have been a good movie thirty years ago, but it SUCKED in all aspects when it came out three decades too late. I looked at the photo in Photoshop and brought the levels up and I saw no underwear. I saw a belt of some kind, but I couldn't see any red shorts. That would be nice. We really need to get away from the clown suit Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh wore. This more muted, textured suit looks real, like something Superman would really wear. Finally, we might have a Superman who isn't ambiguously gay. I believe!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    This Superman reminds me of Jack Kirby's version

    by Snookeroo

    from his Jimmy Olsen run. Which is a good thing.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    @ orbots commander:

    by Chris Moody

    Agreed about Zimmer. While many of his scores are more mood setting music, some of his scores are phenomenal! THE THIN RED LINE, THE LION KING, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, PEARL HARBOR (horrible movie, great score), GLADIATOR, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and CALL OF DUTY were all iconic. We can only hope that Zimmer will treat this film like the work of a lifetime!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    @ snookeroo:

    by Chris Moody

    Yeah, the cape and hair especially look like Jack Kirby's Superman!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Also has elements of Alex Ross's SUPERMAN too.

    by Chris Moody

    Good stuff. Not metrosexual man.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by Chris Moody

    Given the costume, this could be the sequel's title. :-)

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah!!!

    by ninpobugei

    Large, Golden Age "S" logo, billowing cape, knee-high boots, muscles, square jaw, no phony spit curl. A *man* in the costume and not some WB/CW kid in underoos. Wow.</p> <p> THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is Superman.</p> <p> If I had one (or two) nitpicks, it would be that the colors look overly muted and that the costume fabric looks like it came from the Raimi Spiderman costume. Otherwise, someone had their shit together when they made this one. I am officially on board this reboot!

  • Substupid_off is a condescending fuck, but he is right about some of you dwerps . Going from hatred to love based on ONE FUCKING PHOTO!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Really tired of the honeycomb fabric look.

    by planetran_fan

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    The honeycomb material...

    by Chris Moody

    ...could actually be described as an alien outfit. It actually has the potential to work here. It could have an actual real-world technology behind it. It isn't like an 18 year old made this outfit in his bedroom at his aunt and uncle's house in Queens.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    A rational response .....

    by alpeter3

    Yeah yeah I know it's an AICN talkback which means I either need to be a pathetic hater with the cynicism of Stan Marsh at the end of last South Park episode, or some mindless fanboy who can see no wrong in a movie, but here goes an attempt at a rational response upon seeing this picture. First let me say I'm a HUGE Christopher Reeve Superman fan and yes I even liked Superman Returns even though it fell short, it had some really great classic Superman moments. And I was pretty hit or miss with Smallville but I think Welling did a fantastic job as Clark and there were some moments of the finale that I could watch over and over again when he "puts on" the super suit (the CGI super suit). Mostly the main thing about Supes that I love is the John Williams score! It truly just screams Superman. Just hearing it, it makes me think that theres a person out there who will literally fly through flames to save me, even though he doesn't even know who I am. And he's not doing it for money, he's not doing it for power or fame, he's not doing it because of some revenge obsession; he's just doing it because he knows it's the right thing to do. So what does this mean about this upcoming movie? Well let's break it down: 1. No John Williams Score: This one is ALMOST a deal breaker for me. Like I said, the JW Score is iconic; legendary really. It's going to be hard to top. I will say that this is my biggest fear but if they do a good job with the new one and keep the same theme of a true hero score, then it could work just as well. But if anyone from the movie production is reading this (yeah right), make no mistake; you BETTER get the score right or this franchise will die after the first movie. 2. No Superman "Mundies". Yes, I'm bummed about this. Call me crazy, but losing the trunks is almost as bad as changing the colors to black and white (like they were going to do with that supposed Nicolas Cage Superman movie abortion). Just don't mess with the suit! But if you're going to mess with the suit, the one thing you could lose is the mundies. You can't lose the cape, you can't lose the S-shield, you can't lose the boots, and you can't change the primary color scheme. My biggest beef with losing the mundies is .... WHY?! What purpose do you have to lose them? Especially for a Snyder movie! For crap's sake, in 300 the only thing they wore was capes and mundies! You can't tell me Snyder is all of a sudden threatened by drawing attention to mens' junk areas. 3. The "darker" color scheme: This one really doesn't bug me. It's still red-yellow-and blue, and lest we forget, the suit in Supes Returns was slightly darker tones than Chris Reeves' suit and I didn't hear much complaining there. My only concern with the darker colors is that, like I said, Supes is not a "Dark" hero. Never was, never should be. Supes is NOT BATMAN!! I love Batman too, but he serves a different role. Batman appeals to our dark sides. Supes is the character that we all strive to be. Batman is the man each of us actually could be. So I'm ok with the darker suit colors from a mere aesthetic standpoint, but they should be careful to remember that Superman is a HERO, not an anti-hero. Sometimes people just need to see someone who's good for good's sake. I especially think these days when everything is falling to crap, it would be nice to feel that there's someone out there who will always do the right thing. In short, this picture actually raises my hopes AND my fears for this movie as a long time superman fan. I'm still confident in it because I think Cavill is actually a great actor, I have enjoyed many Snyder movies, and Nolan is producing which can only be good. When Batman Begins came out, many people were skeptical because at the time, everyone thought no one could beat the '89 Batman with Keaton and Nicholson. When Heath Ledger was picked for Joker, almost EVERYONE said there's no way he could be better than Jack Nicholson. Those people were so wrong on both counts. I still love Batman '89, just like I'll still love Donner's Superman and Superman II. But Batman Begins set the bar for Batman movies to come and Dark Knight raised it even higher. Can Nolan (and Snyder) do that with Superman? We'll see. I'll still love Donner's movie no matter what, but there is room in my heart for a new telling of Superman, but only if they do it right. So basically I'm still in the "wait and see" camp here. But I am pretty confident in saying this: This is either going to be a knock out of the park, fantastic reboot of a great hero, like Batman Begins did for Batman, OR it's going to be the biggest pile of pre-fabricated Hollywood crap that has ever shat itself on the silver screen. In that case Snyder and Nolan better have their bags packed because if they mess up Superman, then all of their future movies are dead to me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    FUCKING AWESOME! Reminds me of that old Aurora Models box art!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    ...the painting of him smashing through the brick wall!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Cape FINALLY attached correctly...

    by Odkin

    Every live action version of the costume so far has had the cape either attached way too far in the back of his shoulders (George Reeves) or attached like a kid does when he tucks a towel into the collar of his shirt (Chris Reeve). As drawn by every good artist since the 1940's, Supes cape is attached Roman style across the top of his pecs. Since the 1940's the cape has attached in the FRONT on his shirt, which has sort of a sailor-style square neck. That said, this cap finally attaches right but looks pretty freakin' long.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Can't believe you all missed it. Looks just like Diedrich Bader.

    by squiddude

    Bow to your Sensei!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Like George Carlin said the usual complaints and grievances

    by darthSaul666

    I like the new Supes look.... More than the new Spidey look.... I can't say I'll miss the score much...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    What's up angry guinea Superman? Looks like a wop sumbitch.

    by Onin Solstice

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Ha!! ccchhhrrriiisssmredux on costume quip

    by leo54304

    However am tired of honeycombed look like planetran_fan is. Only reason I thinks its being used in a number of superhero films is material wise doesnt rip and is most body hugging. Think that one of the athletic lines would have something usable for movies like Nikes dri-fit material for example.

  • FLY is WAAAAAAY down the list. Who the fuck are these people saying he looks GOOD?!?!??! He looks as badly cast as Routh (and, fwiw, I like Routh otherwise and I like Cavill as well.) Why anyone thinks another Superman movie is a good idea is beyond me. Totally.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    the cape looks very Thor-like

    by BBSloth

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    He looks like Christian Slater in this pic.

    by ScaryWaitress

    AM I WRONG?!?!?!?!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Oh, you know you'd do him, scarywaitress

    by AssyMuffJizz

    And so would I.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    And --- yeah, you're wrong about the Slater thing

    by AssyMuffJizz

    No arched eyebrows

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    And what's with the anti-semitism and general racism going on here...

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Jesus. I feel like I've walked into a KKK convention here...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Bad Ass! Hell yes!

    by Mandolorian

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    All THAT SAID...

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Snyder sucks ass. Good thing the script is likely to be pretty good... I'll see this for that reason. And for the hot, undeniably masculine Supes.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    WTF are mundies?

    by AssyMuffJizz

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    mundies? I think that's the underwear outside the pants thing..

    by darthSaul666

    Like what a large number of superheroes wear but makes no sense...

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    You know... Diedrich Bader...

    by squiddude

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Ah! Mundies made sense in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

    by AssyMuffJizz

    I mean, aside from making their packages look bigger than life -- they act as functional jock protection. No, they really don't HAVE to be worn on the outside -- but it's more impressive looking that way. If you have an eye for such things (e.g., like me).

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Wow there are some serious whiners here.

    by smudgewhat

    It looks fine, you knobs. Relax and touch your penis.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    assymuffjizz you make me laugh...

    by darthSaul666

    I'm waiting for a superhero who wears the cup over the leather pants like Alice Cooper.

  • That one fucking SUCKS.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Extremely pleasing, now Matt Damon for Luthor

    by Transhuman Watch and you'll know what I'm talking about.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    With Snyder's slow-mo

    by Detective_Fingerling

    how in the hell is he ever going to show a Superman that is faster than a speeding bullet?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Surgeon General's Warning: Cigarette tar may infect kryptonite.

    by Hunter Graybeal

    Brighten that shit up! Also, the shiny and textured material makes him look aquatic. Other than that, love the cape style and classic aesthetic.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    His suit is textured because he's straight outta Krypton.

    by The_Dark_Shite

    Which is similar to being hard & from Asgard.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Superheroes 101: Underwear on the Outside

    by Greggers

    Here I go, answering a question with more seriousness than it was asked with. Why do superheroes wear their underwear on the outside? Short answer: Because it highlights the physicality of a character within a context that early 20th century western cultures find familiar. Longer answer: The physicality of Superman and superheroes in general are a key feature of the genre. To portray this physicality, early comic artists drew from what they knew: circus strongmen and bodybuilding culture. Joe Shuster, the original artist behind Superman, was an actually an amatuer bodybuilding afficianado, and although the leotard-wearing Phantom predates Superman, Shuster's sensibility in this regard was a foundational influence. Trunks are what bodybuilders wore. Back then, it was as close as you could get to being naked in the mainstream. Leotards allowed for further coverage and color, yet still allowed maximum exposure for the naked-but-for-the-trunks physique.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Looks like Marc Anthony on steroids

    by frenetik1

    but maybe it's just from the distance and lighting of this particular shot. I'm not crazy about the raised S shield -- but otherwise, the suit looks okay to me.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Diedrich Bader hates the mundies

    by wattos new hat

    in Office Space

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    First Spider-Man, Now Super Man???

    by Optimus Prime

    Seriously why are we letting Lady Gaga design the "new" superhero costumes?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Superman should not look like Reeves

    by chien_sale

    that was the mistake with casting Routh. He was like a chris Reeves rip-off. Superman doesn't have to be mr. goody-two-shoes camp cancellor in the Reeves mold. we need a more badass Superman for a new generation.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Superman should have a big cape!

    by chien_sale

    he's the monarch of Super-Heroes

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Sucker Punch was so bad I shut it off after about thirty minutes

    by successor

    <p>The WWI trench steampunk soldier scene made me give up; it was nothing but mindless killing of automatons with no real stakes. I'd say it was like a video game, but I've seen video games with better plots and more stakes. Snyder just does coolness for coolness sake and doesn't seem to give a damn about character or plot in a story. He looks and acts like a total dip in interviews--and what's his wife's name tattooed on his arm (seriously, who does that?)</p> <p>Now he's going to do Superman. Oh great. And from the looks of it, it'll be another slow-motion saturated snoozefest. Furthermore, the costume stinks. It looks like Superman rolled around in an oil slick before he showed up for battle.</p> <p>And Cavill looks all wrong for the role. Too grim, even constipated. Honestly he looks like he needs to drop a load of brown kryptonite in the nearest toilet ASAP. Christopher Reeve was the definitive Superman and you can't do better than that, no matter how many angry, epic poses you make.</p>

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I am 80 percent certain there is a yellow S on the back of his cape

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    If you Zoom in on the lower right handle of the bank vault... there is a blurry reflection of a triangle like shape... It's hard to see but it's there.

  • Other than the situation and the name being shouted over and over again, that is. I don't have aliases, I wasn't doing it. But I guess I have a lot of friends or a lot of people who dislike AICN and its random banning methods. Get angry at the other people, but don't get so pissed at me. I didn't hurt you.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Zack Snyder? Hey at least it's not Uwe Boll....

    by darthSaul666

    Tunnel Rats is a surprisingly good movie.... Honestly I'm hot or cold for Zack Snyder. If I have to pick a flick by Hack Snyder that I despise it would be the Dawn of the Dead remake... Yes personally hate that the point about moral philosophy in the original was completely missed. My fave Hack Snyder is Watchmen... I think a lot of folks seemed to forget that comic book was essentially written to inspire hatred for superheroes... That point seemed to come through quite clearly..

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    quite clearly in the movie I mean..

    by darthSaul666

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I love that there are places built into the top for the cape...

    by Gordon Bombay

    I never liked that he just tucked it into the back of his shirt. The suit looks good.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    The S curl is there. You can see it in hi -res

    by trombone

  • Aug. 5, 2011, midnight CST

    @ assymuffjizz... eww. Seriously, eww.

    by ScaryWaitress

    That little boy is not a worthy sport... nor is he Superman. Now, if he wants to don his furs and silks and pull on his thigh-highs from TUDORS... it's party time. He pulls on the full-body condom that is that Supes suit... and this <-P-> udenda is closed for business. I find it intriguing that anyone would suggest that they cast someone who does NOT look like Christopher Reeve. Friends... ha' ye not SEEN the comic? (Say that last part with a Scottish accent. It's funnier that way.) Chris Reeve = the closest human representation of the character as drawn. If you look for someone who doesn't look like Reeve, you're essentially looking for someone who doesn't look like FUCKING SUPERMAN. Ye daft prune.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    re: Matt Damon for Luthor

    by ScaryWaitress

    Yeah, 'cause any white bald guy would be PERFECT. Jesus Christ. *facepalm*

  • God, I hop not.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I still hopes gonna be a Fleischer-inspired 30s period piece.

    by AshMcQ


  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    re: Texture is Superhero films is to aid CGI....

    by ScaryWaitress

    Great. So you're saying the textured, scaly, weird-ass suit is like slipping us a roofie so we won't mind the date rape later? I feel so much better now. So anyone know what they're doing about the story, so I won't mind when this is a total fucking failure? Are they going to tell me that unicorns are real in the beginning? NO, WAIT, I KNOW, they're going to show the documents that say that JFK WAS assassinated by his own government. Or something like that... cause they're going to have to REALLY loosen me up for this monstrosity to become palatable for me. Bottom line: going to be waiting for RedBox on this one.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by robertplant

    Looks like it was influenced more by Lee Bermejo that Jim Lee. See: Lex Luthor, Man Of Steel. Theres some red texture up the side of the leg, probably replacing the panties?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Chris Reeve's will always be Superman for me.

    by Supermans

    Just as much as George Reeves is for the original Superman fan's. I will go see this movie as I did Superman Returns. What makes the original Superman movies/tv shows with George and Chris ( as well as Dean Cain) are how patriotic they made Superman be. Truth, Justice, and the American way. What bugged me the most out of Superman Returns was how they changed "American way" to "all that stuff". I wanted to go and smack the director for that one. Forget the stupid plot etc.. Now this movie may be a great movie on its own merit, filled with amazing CGI, however the acting mixed in with a patriotic story is what I want to see. Without the "American way" being the driving force for good that Superman stands for, the movie simply will be heading to the same place the comics have gone. Superman in the comics recounced his citizenship. If this movie takes that position, I will walk out of the theater.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Alright then d.vader we're good. Mattman:

    by UltraTron

    Since you have admitted to being one of the annoying fucks who partook in the d.vader dabacle(more annoying than goddamn you micheal bay?) my hatred now sets it's hooks into the ghost flesh under your brain's armpits. If you attempt to say anything fresh in defense against the dressing down I will now bestow upon you- I will say something so horrible it may reframe your perceptions of reality to such a degree that you may not wish to continue living. I'm just fucking around. You guys are fun. How bout that superman? Let's hope he doesn't knock up anymore hapless humans and then abandon them. Still- one has to wonder what a spinoff franchise based on that kid would have been like. He's always tormented by the piano murder. His asthma comes back when he's feeling insecure around women. He likes pink and doesn't know why

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    One more thing though mattman:

    by UltraTron

    You and d.vader were both completely wrong and out of line with your thinking. The ban was not only justifiable but nobody has fucked around in obituaries since. Quite effective.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    looks good

    by NotMalcolmReed

    routh wasnt embarassing but he was a damp squib. cavill looks like he has some steel as supes and could have some charisma as clark.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Looks like a Swim suit

    by Phategod2

    Sorry but as much I didnt like it back then, I like the Superman returns outfit better.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    You do realize Superman was made by Canadains.

    by Phategod2

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    This looks GREAT.

    by ckone

    He looks like he could go toe to toe with the Thunder God. His cape looks regal, and the suit still looks like a superman suit, just a bit darker but not morose or muted, and the HUGE ASS 'S' Shield is awesome. I am a huge Superman fan, and I actually enjoyed Superman Returns for what it was, a love letter to the Donner films, but this , this looks like it is going to kick my ass, and it better.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Do you guys think this is better?


    Or the new Spiderman costume? I dunno...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Canadains are very imaginative.

    by UltraTron

    Canadains bathe in human blood to soak in the adrenaline.

  • This movie is now on my radar. And filming 10 minutes away from where I live!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Suckerpunch has totally turned me off to Zack Snyder movies

    by cgih8r

    what a piece of shit that was. His style belongs in MTV music videos that shallow idiot teens with rotting brains can enjoy. I'll take good writing & storytelling with obvious fake looking models that are used to move the story along rather than some fancy looking CGI razzle dazzle without a soul where the minimal story is built to move the visuals along. I had faith in Zack until Suckerpunch, because now that I've seen 3 of his movies it has formed a more complete picture of what Snyder is all about and I don't see a need for him as a director when the CGI artists are the ones making the movie, same goes for George Lucas.

  • Especially that huge ass cape in the pick? It ain't under his clothes, that's for damn sure...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST

    No red trunks

    by BenBraddock

    Tried to find them using saturation /contrast levels in Photoshop... nothing. He really doesn't appear to be wearing the trunks!! Also, notice the raised details on the wrists, outer thighs, below ribs... there's def a lot more going on with this suit than this first pic would have us believe. Judgement reserved.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by Violator90

    Looks pretty much like the SUPERMAN RETURN costume just with a bigger S and more scaly texture. Still dark colors but now Supes looks menacing and rubbery. I thought this reboot was because SUPERMAN RETURNS was a failure, yet the look of Snyder’s Superman feels the same. But what worries me more is this whole feel of being “dark” like Nolan’s Batman. If this Supes is going to be following Nolan’s formula then this movie is going to fail miserable. Superman is not dark or edgy; he’s supposed to be what’s good in mankind. He’s the total opposite of Bats-a dark and scary mysterious brooding figure, a Dark Knight. While Superman is a shining beacon of hope and champion of truth and justice, the Big Blue Boy Scout Then you have the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN (which to me will ALWAYS be the one true SUPERMAN ) you know people will be doing some comparisons, and YES! I did compare them. And the feeling I got from both is not the same. The “Dark” Superman would make me shit my pants whether I was a criminal or innocent bystander, while the Reeve’s Superman would make me stop in my tracks in awe no matter who I would be. Someone mentioned this when comparing the Snyder Supes with Christopher Reeve Superman about which one would make you smile; Reeve Superman makes me feel like a kid again, and Snyder’s … makes me cringe a bit. I’m hoping that its at least decent but I’m not liking the feel of this at all.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Not bad

    by CuervoJones

    Routh was better, but i guess this one is good.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST

    This looks great. What more do you idiots want?

    by the_scream

    I looked at this and thought "looks great but someone will find fault once again". Yep, pretty much. You people have no idea what looks good. Period. And yes the new Spiderman suit is also great. You people have no fucking taste.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    I like the look - Routh looked too innocent

    by FrodoFraggins

    Having Nolan associated makes me actually excited for a superhero movie other than a batman flick.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Viggeo, you reek of shit. No offence.

    by the_scream

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Sucker Punch was awesome


    I think this is gonna be bad ass.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    The cape is too long

    by John

    Looks absurd. Why wear a cape anyway? And he should be bald, too. I doubt I'll be able to sleep tonight worrying about the length of his hair. Only my 12-inch limited edition Han Solo action figure will be able to console me through the dark sleepless hours that lie ahead.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST


    by bufordtannen

    If Mark Millar's thing gets made it'll shame this pile of shit. Millar should have been allowed to write the Supes movie, and a geniune talent should have been found to star in it. DC/Warner should lose all rights to the character now. They've failed. Again.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:57 a.m. CST

    A 'more badass Superman for a new generation'

    by NightArrows

    You mean a generation of idiots? You mean a generation who uses Twitter and has lost the art of the written word? Or the generation of mouthbreathers who are dazzled by garbage like The Jersey Shore and Transformers? You sir, chien_sale, are an idiot and completely miss the fucking POINT of Superman. Take your 'badass' and go watch UFC, I'm sure that's more in line with what you expect from Superman.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Too much hair bleats

    by DannyOcean01

    Supes sported a fucking mullet at one point so seriously, shut the fuck up about the hair. At least this version actually looks like the kind of hero who'd whisper, 'Burn', before incinerating a bad guy.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    And the Reeve suit?

    by NightArrows

    Horrible. Reeve was incredible, the suit was fucking terrible. TOO bright and cheap looking. It always looked like a costume rental. While I don't advocate darker colours, I prefer a toned down colour palette to the Reeve suit.

  • Is that a typical response from a (presumably) Female? You forgot to add Racist, Xenophobe, Homophobe and Anti Semite to the list. (Sarcasm intended) I love how some of you dipshits overuse the meme (Troll) when in fact they happen to be the ones trolling. Point in case, it was you who stirred the shit when replying to my post about Zac's music choices. Ergo, I promptly responded to your obnoxious post with a touch of abserbic comments. Me being a Sexist because I called BJork a Bitch? Well, it's justified as she is as untalented as Kate Bush. Oh, and as for PM 5000, hmmm I don't seem to recall Spider physically attacking some reporter in a Airport unlike Batshit Bjork. (Yeah, She's a REAL human being.) Didn't know that she wrote that "Army of me" song, but thanks for enlighting me you, I meant twit. It's obvious that Powerman's version wasn't in the film b/c as far as I know, they don't sound efeminate (0:' Regardless, Powerman's version sound much better. My music tastes are very diverse from The Motown Sound to The Misfits. (Fuck you very much.) And no doubt the majority of stuff I listen to, are far superior than BJork. Powerman is basically NU Metal for Geeks, mostly due to the name dropping of Comicbook characters from well known villians (Dr. Doom) to the obscure Superheroes (Machine Man) so yeah, these fuckers are deserving of props. Rob zombie wannabees, you say? I guess Spider was influenced by his older Brother Robert Cummings AKA Rob Zombie. "Duh"! OK Goldendiatribe, I'm done with you until the next battle. cause you know how we "Trolls" like to stir up shit. (0:<

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    phategod2, Shuster and Siegel were Jewish. FACT.

    by Stalkeye

    Shuster was a Canadian Jew, but Siegel was born from Lithuanian Jewish parents. Superman was created by Jews. Mazeltov! (0:'

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    The Fonz looks angry...

    by Steve

    No, it's pretty bad ass. He could stand next to Bale's Batman and not look like a drag queen. Like the long cape.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    So they used the Nick Cage costume?

    by ron2112

    That looks amazingly like the suit they had Cage in, only worse. I'm really stunned that people are digging this. Looks awful. Shiny and scaly with a 15' cape is no way to go through life, son.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by Jam Banjo

    Ha, God totally right, my mind was elsewhere. Yup that Maroon really looked shitty on the Superman Returns costume. Just wasn't Superman.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    If you truly think this new suit looks worse than the Cage version, then you are truly, and goodly FUCKED.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    nightarrows -- Right on

    by Lucky13

  • Go supes!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh geez, he looks TERRIBLE

    by Unbreakable16

    Look, I'll see the damn thing because I even suffered through those 90's "Batman" movies, each time hoping maybe, just maybe, they'd base it on Batman. But...this ain't good. I'm still utterly baffled why they're not using Tom Welling. It's the most painfully obvious thing in the world to have them switch over to movies now that the show's done. Write it fairly continuity free for new people. Heck-even just use some of the same actors, in a somewhat new continuity. But why would you have someone so utterly perfect as Clark...the first person who just looks like and embodies him perfectly that they've ever had. Why would you have that, then instead hire...this guy? And what's up with that costume? Oh well, I loved Watchmen...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by pumaman

    Fighting hair crimes everywhere

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Tom Welling?

    by NightArrows

    Ugh. He's fucking terrible. He's a TV movie of the week actor at best. Is he likeable? YES! Is he Superman? NO! I'm so tired of the Welling bullshit. Smallville was awful, laughable, anything but good, and Welling did his part and now that part is done. And you're saying Welling is better than Reeve? That's some kind of fucked right there...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    After looking at it for a bit, I kinda like it.

    by Astronut

    I really wish they'd come up with something without the rubbery basketball texture though... it's like one guy is designing all these costumes... is this all they can come up with?

  • Name one film he has done that has had heart. I can’t think of a single one.

  • 'Cause I have yet to read it.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Wish the color of the suit was bumped up a little. Really drab.

    by Astronut

    It's obvious they are going after the darker, muted color vibe. Typical Zach Snyer. Drab.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Good, but ewww...

    by Tom Fremgen

    The design looks good, he looks decent, colors could be brighter, but the fabric- ew. Very creepy and perverted looking.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Did clark kent get decorated by the cake boss?

    by INWOsuxRED

    His suit looks like fondant.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Reason for delay

    by Shermdawg

    There was a certain Peter Jackson film coming out the same month.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Yep, Supes delayed due to Bilbo and Gandalf.

    by Orbots Commander

    Warner Bros. is releasing both films, and didn't want two of their big tent poles to compete with each other, so Superman has the Summer of 2013 staked out.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    rockin' the "Mel Kiper" hair...

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    See if any of you geeks know who that is without Googling it.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for Slo-Mo Superman punches

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    "Faster than a speeding bullet", except in this shot, and this shot, and this shot, and this shot, and this shot...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Don't know if anyone mentioned this yet

    by inkingeekX

    But looking at it-the drab colors, the things on the thighs, the texture, the long cape, I'm almost 100% certain that thus is a snyderfied version of the Earth One suit...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    It's Saturday Night Fever's John Travolta as Superman!

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    I work all day on my hair and Pa Kent hits it!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72

    Well played, sir.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    We us a sports geek. Mel Kiper indeed.

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    He looks more physically imposing and less boyish than Routh

    by Jarrete Barnett

    That's a "win" in my book.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Nice to see Ray Wise getting more work these days

    by Boo Cocky

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers, here's a cool analysis


    Of the the image from Interesting points.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of this weird Ultimate X-Men comic...

    by TheManWhoCan

    ...done with photos of actors and cgi backgrounds. Saw it in forbidden planet comic shop in Dublin once and skimmed through it, it was weird and crap, like the photo above!!<p> does anyone remember it?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    scarywaitress (Damon for Luthor)

    by Transhuman

    The fact that he is bald seemed a bit obvious and is not what I was talking about. What I was talking about was the way he attacked the question from the reporter and cameraman in the interview. The way he just owned them as though he were enlightened and above them. His attitude that made these people seem like insignificant, annoying, low IQ nothings compared to him. That, combined with the obvious bald head, allowed me to see him in a certain way. I saw Lex Luthor. So please, remove hand from face.

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    It's not so much "big, too much hair"...

    by tang126

    It's that he's got a high, receding hairline which makes him look older and, frankly, not very Superman-like. It looks like someone at a convention dressed like Superman, but without the classic, chiseled and thick (not big)-haired look. Reeve had it, Routh had it. Hell, Welling and Cain had it. This guy has a billboard forehead. Along with the poofy 'fro and less-than-attractive face, it just looks all wrong to me. I'm not declaring anything major, of course (I don't do that). It could be a great movie. But I've seen better-looking (and more accurate) actors who could've landed the part. This is like someone's uncle playing Superman. :D

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Okay, I take it is too much big hair

    by tang126

    Too damn poofy, wavy and "styled". It kinda looks ridiculous (along with the aforementioned six acres of forehead). Good grief, he looks like Carmine Ragusa from "Laverne & Shirley". :( Or Marc Anthony (who whoever the hell Jennifer Lopez would married too...little Skeletor-looking fella). This is the best they could do, casting/appearance-wise? Hard to believe. Was the casting call/tryouts limited to 45 minutes?

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Donner never really liked the Reeve costume...

    by Bob Cryptonight

    He has said in interviews that it was the best they could do with the fabrics available at the time, but he hated all the seams showing because it really pulls you out of the movie because you can see some old lady with a sewing machine making it. At least they made the boots viewable by having ones with zippers in different places depending upon the shot they were doing. But this movie has a long hill to climb because Zack Snyder is directing it. He has a very bad track record. But if SUPERMAN III can't kill off the series, nothing can! Any creative attempt is fair game and the box office will decide...

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Superman 3 is awesome

    by Transhuman

    Both keys... AT THE SAME TIME?!?!

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    bob cryptonight

    by Greggers


  • Aug. 6, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    so nightarrows you prefer a emo boyman Superman?

    by chien_sale

    like Routh? go watch American Idol and Gossip girl, faggot! Superman doesn't have to be Christopher fucking Reeves! When he was created he was far more an action hero and far more badass like a real man. learn to not being ignorant.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST


    by MainMan2001


  • Aug. 6, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Looks better than 'Returns'

    by NetLex

    Time to step out of the shadow of Donner's film.

  • Aug. 6, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Mel Kiper totally

    by Transhuman

    That is actually the first thing I thought when I saw this. Didn't think anyone here would know who he was though. Go Skins!

  • Aug. 8, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    A perfect Superman is yet to be seen...

    by batfunk

    ...and that includes Reeve!

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    start counting your sleeps........

    by ichoselife

    From what ive seen so far,,, i will say no more,,,but..oh boy,,:) this movie is going to be incredible.!!!!:) and yes,when i say (from what ive seen so far) i mean it!!!supes fans rejoice,your finally getting the reboot your,ve been waiting for since the chris reeve films, i respect mr Singers ambition,as returns was a necessary evil,,,anyway, we all know the story. we all have our own feelings towards that film,,im sure a lot of fans adore it. but the power and emotion,and yes,the origin story presented within this new take on Kal-El's journey,all i can say is(no crystal tech this time around) a fresh new theme/colour is presented(thank god) the MAN OF STEEL IS BACK,,,you will believe, im still trying to get my sences back, ,, Zack Snyder will,and from what ive just witnessed,has delivered the superman movie that the world has waited ,oh so very long for!! me friends.