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Capeless CavillSupes Reveals Suit Of Manly Musclyness...And Pinstriping??

Published at: Aug. 31, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

 

Merrick here...

The SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL Facebook page (HERE) brings us our first delatiled look at Henry Cavill's Superman suit from Zack Snyder's forthcoming movie.

Previous views of the costume have been from a distance, and/or obscured by either selective lighting or the costume's large cape - so these bring us our first full sense of  the body suit itself. 

Click any of the pics & jump to Facebook for more. 
 


 


 

Yes, I know that's not exactly "pinstriping" - wasn't sure what esle to call it. 

 

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  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Looks like

    by m.dung

    Shit!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Lots to like

    by terrytips

    Not sure about the detailing though. Looks more 'Kryptonian' rather than something he made on Earth. Which can be a good or bad thing I suppose.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I dig it!

    by sapno_krei

    First promising look at the film that I've seen!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    This is all Jon Peters' Fault ... (link)

    by bhu987us

    Before Goyer/Nolans/Snyder came on board, I'm sure Jon Peters had something to do with the direction of the outfit ... http://www.comicmix.com/news/2009/09/02/meanwhile-in-superman-movie-news/

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    As long as the script is good and the movie enjoyable...

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    He could wear cargo pants and a t-shirt for all I care.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Superman in...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ...the Alien universe? Looks very Gigerish pinstriping there.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    Why bother with a belt buckle without a belt? Does it dispense super spunk if you press it?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Red Pants?

    by DarthBodie

    Where are they? That is all.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    It's toight !

    by Ashen Shugar

    Toight like a Toyger !!!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Red Pants?

    by DarthBodie

    Where are they? That is all.

  • However, the muscle design looks straight out of the comics. I still wish his mom made his suit, yes, something that looks totally ridiculous, red undies and all, but something he would wear out of love.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    No sir, I don't like it...

    by Desk

    Without the red trunks it's just too large an expanse an of blue, giving the impression that Supes is naked. Were the shorts *really* such a problem?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Christopher Reeve didn't need a rubber MUSCLE SUIT

    by DrPain

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Im more worried about Zack Snyder's direction than I am the costume

    by sunwukong86

    I dont want Superman to be some hulking alpha male like Leonidas.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I don't want to see the veins in his arm through his costume

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Much less the veins in his penis ... Hey-o! And it's almost 10 years since Spider-man, enough with this kind of texture

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Superman's cock

    by KilliK

    is it real or stuffed with rubber?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Why have the belt buckle but no belt?

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    Is it supposed to be Flair? Doesn't Snyder know the minimum is 17 pieces of Flair?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Looks Alien

    by rumpledforeskin

    Which on some level is fine, but the drab color palette steals away some of the fun from the character. Superman is a beacon of hope, a symbol of justice...not dreary overcast days in Seattle.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah change the iconic suit and the iconic music theme.

    by KilliK

    They were the main reasons why SR sucked right? fuckig Hollywood..

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Spiderman does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Looks just like the Spiderman costume to me. Boring muted colors. Like they're sucking the fun out the movie.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Is it harder/more expensive to...

    by Felix

    ...add or remove red shorts later with CGI?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Superman isn't suppose to look like a damn ALIEN.

    by DrPain

    OTHERWISE HE'D BE CALELD SUPERALIEN

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    3rd shot down

    by Jam Banjo

    Looks quality. That's Superman. Impressed. Sort of a Kryptonian space suit, if they go that route. My immediate thought, imagine an advanced NASA outfit. Considering the controversy of 'no pants' I like it a lot. And proper red too.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    not. enough. nic. cage.

    by vulturess

    that is all.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    And let's all hope...

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    Supes doesn't end up fighting a giant spider in the third act!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Only Batman needs a MUSCLE SUIT.

    by DrPain

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    The design is kinda interesting

    by CherryValance

    But the color and the texture I don't get. Anyway, overall that doesn't look like Superman to me. Looks like some accountant in a rubber suit.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    That's piping, not pinstrips

    by Big Bad Clone

    Looks like the sort of piping you'd see on an athletic jersey. A lot like the Vikings or Cardinals current uniforms.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Ripped a Super Fart in that last picture...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ..or will he have a CGI'd tail?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Once Superman Saves the day

    by emn872

    we will embrace him, but the President will explain on Earth we just dont go around with our Johnson hanging out and will give him a pair of red shorts which will get us ready for the sequel

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Superman, "Kneel before crotch!"

    by kbarber29

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I Like It

    by Crow3711

    It's traditional, yet looks more "alien" to me with those lines and designs on the back and sides. I think those little details add something otherworldly and strange to it, which I like. Not just the same old suit like in Returns. Adding something to the mythos rather than just aping it.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I don't think he uses enough super detergent when he washes

    by DrPain

    and yeah, what's with that lame buckle??

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Cavill is not faking it!

    by ZodNotGod

    Those muscles are real! He is not faking it!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Still too much hair.

    by tylerzero

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    MUSCLE SUIT! MUSCLE SUIT!

    by DrPain

    laaaammmeee

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Strange suit

    by jack Bauer

    Makes him look shorter than he already is, the fake muscles sort of add to it but look so wrong as they sit in the same position all the time unlike the real thing. As said Reeve actually looked like that under the suit he wore. Its different but I still say Cavill is all wrong, he's Super thin hairline as well...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Going to be even worse than Superman returns

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Fuck you, drpain

    by Lucky13

    That's what I was gonna say, dammit! Rubber muscle suit = gay

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Chris Reeve is laughing in his grave

    by Lucky13

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    WTF!? Why can't we just get a straight up Superman movie!?

    by Drunken Busboy

    The last movie had to give Superman a bastard kid. This movie has to give us some lamely revamped rubber wet suit! The producers don't even have enough sense to give Superman his curl! Don't mess with an American Icon! :(

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Why is the pin-striping not red?

    by riskebiz

    If you're going to eliminate the red trunks, the addition of pin-striping at his waist ought to have been red. What is up with nearly every superhero costume these days having that Raimi Spiderman suit texture? Tired and old look. I wish the color on that Superman suit were brighter. They are seriously dark toned blue and red. The blue has so much red in it that it's almost purple. I would have been happy Navy Blue if they wanted to go darker. Don't care for this version of the costume very much.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Hopefully is will look better after post-production...

    by Bob Cryptonight

    I've gotta think that the correct lighting and some fx will make it more interesting..?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Muscle Suit

    by Slingshot

    Sorry zod but that is in fact a muscle suit. Cavill maybe in good shape but look closely at the suit physically not real. Also that is not Superman's suit it looks god awful like a baby's all in one jumpsuit. This movie is just a train wreck.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    That said, Cavill looks great.

    by riskebiz

    While I like Routh as Superman, and I think there is room for Routh as Superman again in a JLA movie...Cavill looks like Superman here.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Does Superman work for UPS?

    by jim

    He has a package for you!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    He looks like Superman. And he's fucking jacked

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Got no problem with a "new look" superman, BUT...

    by Jack Desmondi

    WTF is with the --for lack of a better word--"grunge" look?? Looks like they took the suite and carefully sprayed fucking grime on it.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Why?WHY?

    by j2talk

    what was wrong with the SUPERMAN RETURNS design???????????????? a subtle update.... Why Fuck with what works? Got to be an EGO thing.....Look what i did? i designed Supermans suit......And Fucked it up.......

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Looks like he's wearing fucking garter belt!!!!

    by dmstar

    OMG...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Hey, I for loved the Raimi Spidey suit, I also loved Snyder's "Watchmen".

    by welcometothepartypal

    We all know they have to revamp things, so there's no comparing to ones before. This guy looks awesome, I'm hoping for the best.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    He looks alien and God-like

    by D.Vader

    And I think its entirely suitable for what Snyder/Nolan's take on the material is going to be. Supes looks like he can be a badass now. That should resonate more with audiences today.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I dig the suit a bunch

    by Bass Ackwards

    I think it looks great! I agree the texturing is a bit boring (hate to see new suits following tired trends), but other then that I think its an EXCELLENT job at adapting it for the film. I still think Snyder is a terribly shallow director with no sense of story depth or character, and will be probably be the thing that fucks this film up. But the suit looks cool.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Costume by Ann Summers.

    by davidwebb

    The Kryptonian Garter is a bit much. A matching yellow/red belt would have sufficed.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Cock-bulge, Travolta-Hasselhof hairdo...

    by bufordtannen

    ... lizard like suit... Some dude made a weird suit and put a superman symbol on it. Snyder... what a cunt. I mean.... what a fucking piece of shit cunt.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Oh it looks good!

    by coolgeek

    it looks gooooood!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns = red speedos. MOS = Nothing. Both movies got it wrong.

    by hank henshaw

    It's supposed to be red trunks. No red trunks, no spit-curl, hair parted on the wrong side (just like SR), this time there is no maroon color, but the blue is purple. Hollywood can't pay attention to details.

  • well, obviously. typical. THIS LOOKS AWESOME. LOOKS LIKE HE STEPPED RIGHT OFF THE PRINTED PAGE.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    i'm not homophobic

    by zom-bot.com

    but i'm literally afraid to be looking at these at work because people will think i am looking at gay fetish wear. you need SOMETHING over your crotch when going into battle- or out in public! for your own protection as well as decency. it looks so weird nude and blue. even dr. manhattan knew this when in public. i just don't know what purpose those thigh and hip strips serve. they aren't pockets. they protect what exactly?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    PEOPLE WHO LOVE REEVES' COSTUME: GROW UP. PLEASE. DISCO ERA. LOW TECH.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    comics?

    by JADSTERSDAD

    I'm no expert, but I'm guessing some of the later comics changed the suit design. Does this reflect any of those? Or am I completely wide of the mark?

  • Because he likes its super ripe odour.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    i don't mind adding texture to the fabrics of heroes

    by zom-bot.com

    it's what IS fabric tech right now. have you seen sports jersey fabrics up close lately? same thing. strong, flexible, breathable. that's what the 'cell' look of these fabrics does. and i'm fairly certain snyder will light and filter this flick so that you only see the texture in closeup anyway. it would make sense that at some point, a greatful scientist would start providing Supes (or other heroes) with some miracle fabric that is heat/cold/space/damage resistant to some degree. it would be nifty if it was material made by lexcorp or waynetech.

  • But of course, that would make sense. Mostly it's just typically overdesigned, which is what all Hollywood designers seem to want to do these days.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Well at least you won't be focused on his face.

    by Atkinson

    He could put a kid's eye out wit' that package!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    what if the piping has LED strips in it? oh god

    by zom-bot.com

    and it lights up and shit. like Burton/Cage's superman...lol

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Its not pinstriping

    by rahtard

    Its "Amazing Spider-maning"

  • Then it would have been a have decent muscle suit costume.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    First Superman

    by rahtard

    To ever have to wear a rubber muscle suit. Congrats. I'm sure he'll move freely and smoothly like Keaton did in the Batman movies.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Ribbed for extra pleasure

    by BenBraddock

    As the great Clive James once said, he looks like a "condom full of walnuts"... only this one's ribbed!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    am i the only one who thinks that the "S" looks weird?

    by brightgeist

    with the super-fat middle part and the tiny lower part and the weird serif at the top right end of it?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    And the curl really is gone I guess.

    by BenBraddock

    Does Clark have it now?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    overdesigned

    by zom-bot.com

    rev_skarekroe nailed it. that is the best word for it (and most hero suits now) why do things get overdesigned? does it cost too much to get the rights to the actual look of a suit? is an art director or wardrobe designer trying to shine just a little too hard? can hollywood stand an inch of space to not be filled with needless detailing? i wonder if up close all the patterning on the fabric says PEPSI or BoJangle's, etc... or, as someone said in another talkback- is it used to help sell HD and Blu-Ray in showing all that sharp, distracting detail?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    it's not pinstriping, its Schumachering

    by generasputinhole

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I'm with jam banjo, 3rd shot is the best.

    by Somerichs

    Cavill finally looks like a passable Supes. As for the suit, I still hate the scales. Beyond that, I hate to say it, but all the piping and details on the sides/wrists/back are superfluous and lame. <p> If Clark created this suit it wouldn't have all that shite. Are you telling me he's gonna take the time to make it oh so chic? I don't think so, he'd go for functionality first and foremost. <p> I guess, then, a lot will depend on how they explain the origin of the suit. <p> Maybe gay Jimmy Olson from someone's earlier attempt to revamp the series for the big screen designed it? :)

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    So we know for sure that Superman is circumcised.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Wow.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    brightgeist, agreed.

    by Somerichs

    I mentioned this in one of the earlier discussions, the "s" does look weird. It's too high up and maybe a little too small...

  • lol I mean. Come on!

  • But glad to finally confirm that he does wear wrist gauntlets. Hope he doesn't use them to deflect bullets. And I still don't like the stripe/piping down his leg. Give the man some shorts, we can see his package. It's going to be a long time until 2013.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Too...much...hair...

    by kidicarus

    Hair...so...much...of...it....

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    how does superman build up his muscles?

    by fred

    bench pressing the moon?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Haven't the last couple of Zack Snider movies all been...

    by Dazz

    ...just slow-motion OTT exaggerated action scenes that are so hyper realised that they become boring and soulless? I just feel my eyes glaze over and it becomes like watching a rather passé music video. I keep looking at the time and wondering how long is left. There's no threat or sense of danger there, it's too polished and glossy. Like an over produced album kills the spirit of good music. Boring.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The "belt buckle" reminds me of...

    by buggerbugger

    the little computer things on the Federation pyjamas in 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'. Is that a good thing, or just a thing? Man, that Superman suit is going to make an entire generation of adolescent boys question their sexuality.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Schumachering:

    by zom-bot.com

    -overworking a heroic garment or equipment with uneeded stylistic flourish to the point where the object becomes impractical, cumbersome, humorous and could be viewed as homoerotic. examples: nipples on the armored chest of the batsuit, bright blue bulge and garter decor on superman.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    That Suit is Rediculously Horrible

    by D o o d

    Zak Snyder proves to me again that he knows nothing of the material he is making.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Not a muscle suit.

    by UltimaRex

    look at how Cavill's neck matches the suit. Look at how muscular he was while half starved in immortals. That's all Cavill.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    costumes these days are shit.

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    why mess with a classic? fucking rubbery looking crap. Looks like if you have superpowers, you get the instant ability to make an outfit far beyond what an oridinary man could manage to make.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    LOUD NOISES!

    by DrPain

    It's a lion!!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    superman's muscles: good point

    by zom-bot.com

    i thought about this when watching the footage of thor and captain america filming in the avengers, and the same holds true for superman. what massive exercises do super strong heroes have to do to keep their muscles in shape?- relative to our own methods? and superman's strength in particular- he could punch a car and send it flying- does he 'hold back' when punching a living being? because if Thor or Superman were to fight anyone 'normal' a punch to the head would result in a massive cranial explosion and nothing more.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    that suit is an abomination

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    whoever designed and ok'd it should be tared and feathered and run out of town

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    The Owl movie had lots of soul.

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Easily the best superhero suit I have ever seen

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    The original had pads too

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    That's the best the "S" has ever looked for a movie

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I would kill to have that for halloween

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Can someone explain

    by Hipshot

    Why Superman looks as if he spends all day in the gym? NO ONE has a body like that without a ton of exercise, regardless of genetic potential. And that is a human being who moves through an ordinary environment. But in Supe's world, nothing weighs anything. He's like a Space Station astronaut in a perpetual zero-gee environment. He should be pissing calcium and losing muscle mass like crazy. He'd still be the most powerful being in the world, but would look like the Wimp of Steel.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    '300'?

    by buggerbugger

    Isn't that the film where guys had their six-packs sprayed on with make-up?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    As for the design...

    by UltimaRex

    I could repeat a rumour but I don't want to set you off... Actually I think I will... The suit goes into the buckle Flash ring style. As I said, it's just a rumour...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay has input in this film?!

    by AlmightyBong

    Flames on Supersuit... Looks cool! Can. Not. Wait.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Call me weird...

    by Stark1070

    but when I was a little kid reading Superman comics, I always pictured his boyscout ass as a MASSIVE guy.....where he would literally be towering when standing next to the average run of the mill guy. Now? He looks like the average run of the mill guy who works kids birthday parties on the weekend who saved up his $100 appearance fees to get some bullshit fan-made costume from the internet so he can live out his Superman "fantasy". Man, get the fuck out of here with this bullshit. If the suit came from Krypton? Fine, it still looks like shit, but at least it could be described as "alien". If Ma Kent somehow sucked off the Smallville football team for their Under Armor uniforms to knit it for...well......actually that might make this interesting.

  • That is the actors true body shape. And it's not homoerotic unless you are a man and feel your tackle stirring while thinking about it. And that's fine, go with it. The groin of the suit is obviously flat-padded with a cup so we can't see the detail of his dinkle. It's not a bad looking suit, it's just too muted for Superman. It could be filmed in a muted pallet though, made to look pulp or 40's in style.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    cobra--kai nails it...

    by THX1968

    ...and the general malady affecting Hollywood. Nothing's fun anymore. That's what made the Raimi Spidey flicks so awesome - they were a lot of fun, while being serious minded about story. They weren't campy at all. There's also a general need among directors and art directors to completely change the costumes, yet somehow they all resemble each others work. G.I. Joe, X-Men, and Nolan's Batman are separated only by a cape and cowl and some claws. I'd love to see a blue/grey Batman up on the screen. Green Lantern - well, I can't go there anymore because I get seriously pissed off on so many levels. Now it looks like Supes is taking Spidey's honey-combed cue. However, I have to admit that the Supes costume intrigues me. The "S" looks like the early '30's "S", and I do like that. I miss the red undies, though, but this is the look of the upcoming comic book reboot, so fuck it, I guess. The details are sure to be of Kryptonian design, and that's alright. I wish the filmmakers weren't afraid of going with the bright colors associated with Supes. It really makes no sense to mute the colors so much, in relation to the character. I am still worried about Snyder and his busy eye and general lack of credibility. Watchmen was passable - I like it, but it was passable. Everything else that he's done has left me so damn cold that I just fear the worst. Warners might have another "Speed Racer" or "Green Lantern" fiasco on their hands.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Did it occur to anyone that the suit is dirty because he's been fighting shit?

    by Motherfucker Jones

    For once.

  • Why do they ALWAYS do this with comic book movies? <br>They are given *great* source material with decades of info on what works and what doesn't...then they disregard it and do some variation...seriously, WTF?<br><br> I mean, aren't these people intelligent enough to look at the comics and go:"Hmmm...they changed Superman's costume/and/or/powers/and/or/styling SEVERAL times over the past 70 years, and it always FAILS, ultimately going back to the original design, which ABIDES.<br><br> Then agian...there's only a couple hundred million dollars on the line...why think critically?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Superman on Viagara

    by Jeditemple

    Holy crap. Get a red speedo over that thing before it blocks out the sun.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    why does WB think everything needs to "darker"and "edgier"

    by jim

    Look, I think Cavil is a good choice. Obviously, when footage appears then we'll crit. But really, why must WB insist on making their films all dark and edgier. Someone already mentioned it. Superman is a beacon of hope. I'm not saying he has to be all loud and proud, but the dark suit and dinginess is not a good call at all. Superman is a he has been an icon for 75 plus years. WB look at your source material and have faith. Oh, and if you look at the "evil" superman from Superman 3, you'll see a similar color palette. Something wrong here....

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Yup. Totally love it.

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Nope, I don't like it

    by Cruizer Dave

    The actor looks the part, but what's with all the plastic looking bullshit on it? CGI all that shit off the suit, and put some red trunks on him. The trunks are his farmboy modesty, not this "check out my cod piece" getup.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    The suit is dirty, for fuck's sake!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    He's clearly been in a fight with something that's able to knock him around.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    what a bulge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MamboMan

    really, look at it

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    The suit is coloured/airbrushed in darker and lighter tones

    by Dazz

    to compliment and enhance the actors body -adding definition. His triceps look a little large and may be padded slightly but his body isn't that amazing. Most gym bunnies have more muscle.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I hate it.

    by Brian Mullett

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    He's simply too short to play the part.

    by tamethecunt

    Not saying he couldn't act well enough but he's not tall enough to pull it off.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Hatethanet, that's like posting a pic of Christian Bale from The Fighter

    by Motherfucker Jones

    That's not his frame anymore, hell Chris Evans was in great shape in the Losers but it was the Captain America level yet.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Gay men...

    by JethroBodine

    Gay men supposedly have a lot of disposible income. I think that's the market they are aiming for with this $uperman suit. I remember when the gays latched on to Christopher Reeve as Superman way back in the day. I wouldn't doubt for a minute that most of the suit's design elements were made with the gay market in mind. And if they follow the current revamped DC comic's story line, Clark and Lois aren't an item anymore. So this new underpantsless by design $uperman is swinging single. Without the benefit of having seen the film to confirm my suspicions, this smacks highly of pandering.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Looks great!!

    by avenger147

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Christopher Reeves Ghost still haunts Superman

    by The Chosen

    In the first pic, he looks exactly like Chris Reeves. Not a bad thing, actually.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    It's not a muscle suit, he's just THAT BIG!!!!

    by Turd Furgeson

    Love the look!! Both modern and classic! Dude is huge! Hopefully he is agile so he doesn't come across as a meat head supes. Got a good feeling about this. I trust WB.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I hate it as well. Seriously this looks like shit!

    by Tank Williams

    God this makes me appreciate Singers film even more, I mean at least he nailed the look and feel. This suit looks fucking stupid... haha it actually makes me laugh, and could they have toned down his package, I mean jesus! I dont think I can watch this movie now! Fuck you snyder, and I thought Nolan was "grandfathering" the movie? No way Nolan would agree to this. Damn shame people

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    It would be so fucking sweet if the red eyes make an appearance

    by Motherfucker Jones

    I got the white eyes in Dark Knight and green/white eyes in Green Lantern so fingers crossed.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    re: "No scratchmonkey, that's Meet the Spartans."

    by buggerbugger

    Never seen it. I did, however, see sprayed-on muscles in '300'. Not **all** of them, of course; I'm not disputing the fact that the guys were in damned good shape. But there looked like there was an awful lot of make-up on actors and extras to give better definition to their muscles.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Too rubbery

    by photoboy

    Batman gets away with it these days as he's been wearing rubber suits in films for decades now, but Superman just looks wrong in rubber.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    tamethecunt

    by JethroBodine

    Henry Winkler wasn't very tall either, but if you look back at him in Happy Days especially the earlier seasons, his hight was never an issue and his delivery was very believable. Same thing with Al Pachino in the Godfather, that guy is basically a pip-squeak, but that mutherfucker stood 7 feet tall when he had to. It remains to be seen how believable this guy is as Superman. Like you, I look at him and don't see the tall, suave, imposing, and capable Superman that Chris Reeves was. I see more of the squatty, goofy looking, and mis-cast Dean Cain but I'm willing to see what this guy brings to the character. But sometimes size DOES matter, look at the latest Nightmare on Elm Street film. I think I speak for everyone when I say that nobody was very scared of a Freddy Krueger that practically stands eye to eye with Danny Devito.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Still Looks Like Ultraman to me

    by Hellstrom

    But he looks good in it. I still don't know why there is such an allergy to non-muted colors.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    that's movie magic

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    How bout a suit by J. Peterman?

    by JAGUART

    When Ma Kent hand stitched the first designer actionwear from an old blanket that was "out of this world" she didn't realize that she was creating an icon that would be recognzied for generations. Our suit is made from a patented fabric fashioned by a team of chemical engineers and designers that would be the envy of those on Krypton. Action-spirited and Heroic. Powerful, Speeding, and a comfortable fit that makes you want to leap tall buildings with a single bound. Caped, Booted and Belted. Insignia of the House of Jor-El across the chest adds a bit of nostalgia for your home planet. Stain resistant. The Original Man of Steel Suit(No. Supe101).Somehow familiar, yet alien. Colors: Red,Blue and Gold. Men's Sizes L,XL,XXL and Supersize.For Supermen.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    wow...

    by dengreg31

    I actually hate it... godawful... hollywood art directors have lost their minds.. hate it hate hate it... Oh, and I don't like it either.

  • You guys will believe anything. Yeah, he's a big mother fucker presently but he's not that fucking massive. You can tell by looking at the casual shots. Shit, Stevie Wonder can see that.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    let the bitching begin!!!

    by LUIS

  • Yup, that's my main gripe with this sort of look for superhero flicks. It's as if the director's thinking, "I want my movie to be taken seriously, and you can't have a serious movie if the main character's wearing really bright and bold colours." To which I would ask, "Why the hell not?" As a viewer, I still buy into the idea of the world being in peril from supervillains when Christopher Reeve is flying around in his boldly-coloured costume. Am I supposed to look at him and think, "Hee hee, Superman looks stupid in those colours"? Sorry, but I don't think he does. He looks like Superman.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    jaguart

    by JethroBodine

    Good stuff there!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    If you use a little watered down fake tan...

    by Dazz

    on a tissue and 'paint' your body with it, then wipe of the excess that settles on your pecs, obliques, abs, biceps and triceps, you can make your self look completely ripped and defined. Add a little baby oil as highlights to make the muscles really 'pop' I mean, as long as you're not overweight and have at least some body definition. They do that in movies all the time with 'dirt' on an action hero. That's why they always end up shirtless and dirty by the end of the movie. ;) Simple make up tip for photography or movie making. Has no one seen a bodybuilding competition where they are covered in that bronze dye? Or any wrestling event where they are shiny and oiled up?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    the costume is supposed to be alien

    by elsewhere

    not something you can pick up at your local halloween shop. so shut the fuck up about the texture and lack of red trunks Reeves isn't the definitive Superman. ffs

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Hello, I am Superbasketball Man! Swiiiish!!!!

    by DonkeyBalls

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Evans guns were huge in the losers

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    If it's supposed to be an alien suit...

    by robert0

    ...then why does it have the letter "S" on it? Did Krypton use our alphabet? I think they should use the "Kingdom Come" logo instead, which looks like an alien character which could be interpreted as an "S." http://metropolisplus.com/Superman/KingdomComeShield.jpg

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    and Captain Americas suit was "muted" in the movie, and it was awesome.

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Big head, little body syndrome

    by jasper Stillwell

    Cavill's got it going on there, a lot of celebs seem to suffer from this. The suit's OK but you know Synder's going to be dicking around with so much CGI that it'll be tough to see just quite how that's going to look on the big screen. At least there will be some action in it, if not necessarily much in the way of characterisation or depth.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Damn, even Routh's SR Costume laughs at this shit.

    by Stalkeye

    WTF, Zac?!?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I don't like the black wiry piping and not having red pants or at least..

    by moonlightdrive

    something to break it up around the waist area. I think it might look better with red piping as someone else said.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Gayest superhero costume since Schumacher?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Cavill looks the part, and is bulked up properly (although there looks to be a little shoulder and forearm padding), but there's too much going on with the costume, the accenting on the wrists and ribcage leading down the leg. Whatever happened to less is more?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    drpain: nipples

    by Calico Pete

    No nipples are visible because they are a vestigial feature of the human male and he's an alien. We have no confirmation that Kryptonian females have nipples either.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Re: less is more..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    ..oh wait, we are talking Snyder...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Wow I get being pathetic but some of the bashing here...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Ragging on Cavill for Immortals? You haven't seen the movie yet. You look like a hater ass hole. I'm fine with the suit because Superman looks like a fucking hero. Don't care about the shorts I care about the story and the action.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Most short men of say 5'9'' and under

    by Dazz

    have a large head and smaller body, it's just how things are -unless they're built or overweight. Shots from below and billowing cape scenes will help cover that. Basically, you can make anyone look however you want with the right angles and lighting... within reason. Huge square-jawed, massive shouldered behemoth Superman will probably never happen on film unfortunately, as Chris Reeves became the one to model after ...kinda.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I bet this is Nolans idea.

    by Nerd Rage

    Red trunk probably weren't realistic enough. Haven't we learned from Bryan Singer. Just because you do one superhero well doesn't you can do all of them well.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I think the costume will work.

    by frank

    At least the cape looks brighter than in Superman Returns, where it was more of a reddish brown than actually red. The lack of briefs is seeming like less of an issue to me now, though I still think this costume should have a yellow belt. What’s the logic in leaving out the belt? It would look better than just having that disembodied belt buckle thing that we are getting here. Anyway, I think the costume will be fine, but I am still worried about the plot and the directing.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    WB darker films

    by DocM

    Warner is making darker films because the Batman Begins series has made them almost $1.4 billion before TDKR.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    TOO MUCH HAIR!

    by RedEaglez

    just thought i'd say...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    @docm True...

    by Dazz

    ..they recently said they want the sequel to Green Lantern to be darker as well. :| They think if it works for Batman then... *sigh*

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Of course...

    by Dazz

    The real problem is that DC superheroes (apart from Batman) are camp and hard to take seriously.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    what the point of having a belt

    by elsewhere

    if you have no pants? at least Batman's was a utility.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    by ZodNotGod

    The missing underpants...thats what it is.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    calico pete

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Hopefully Julia Ormond can help us confirm whether they do or not ...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Looks cool to me

    by Kammich

    A bit like the new Spidey costume, with the texturing and all the weird lines everywhere. But it makes sense in Supes' case... it should feel unique and alien. I don't know who the Cavill guy is or if he can act, but he looks like a good fit for the part in these pictures. My only concern would be the muted color scheme. Snyder has been employing a pretty muted palette for his last few films, so an already-dark-and-muted blue costume might end up coming across damn-near grey depending on how Snyder shoots it. He's using a DP he's never worked with before(Amir Mokri), so maybe they're intentionally going for a different look than Snyder's last 2 pictures in particular.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Looks fine, yes it's padded.

    by 2soon2eat

    Triceps don't pop that much when your arm is curled at 90 degrees. The suit is clearly padded AND painted. Thats fine. It's a decent job and Superman needs Super muscles.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    This is what Superman fans get...

    by Roketopunch

    because your hero is faggy. Gotta love it! LOL! Fags.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    ingenious

    by redkamel

    superman made his costume out of dyed baseketball leather! Perfect! Its so durable!. I also enjoy the highly distorted S, the lack of curl, and the strange side supports (?). The buckle with no belt, and large expanse of blue, somehow draws more attention to his crotch. A great design move. I mean, holy shit, can people involved in comic book movies have it ANY easier yet still fuck it up? Just copy whats in the comic book. Its been there for years. There are reactions to changes. Research them. And just use the costume in the picture that has been drawn thousands of times.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Suit looks great. No complaints.

    by Mattman

    Looks appropriately alien yet still very Superman. Also, he has a comic book physique and definitely has the face.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Why is everyone bitching so much?...

    by Ryan

    The suit actually looks better than I expected without the red trunks. I have a good feeling about this movie and I think there are going to be many people that will find their feet in their mouths once this is released. Keep an open mind people of the talkback! Oh, and Cavill is definitely juicing.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Crotch looks great. No complaints.

    by blackwood

    Superman, indeed.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    SuperJ-Lo- look at this guy's ass!

    by YackBacker

    Ass implants = flames on nipples on Bat-Optimus.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    The Avengers Movie is being done....

    by Stark1070

    in a years worth of film-making time. This Superman flick is being allocated 2 full years to get their product complete. One film has 6 or 7 "heroic" characters to build around and make seem "real"....and they're doing it in a single calendar year. The extended time frame needed to complete this film is an obvious precursor to what's sure to be yet again another lackluster, un-needed Superman movie. Incredibly boring origin tale with a rush to get to the "payoff" of trying to upstage the original General Zod scenes from Superman II. Want to make this Superman film darker? Put Bizarro in the movie who is a horrific mass murderer who Supes has to take down in an incredibly over the top, CGI filled battle to keep him from wiping out large regions of citizens. No ghey bullshit like Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen. A straight murderous rage filled Bizarro who wants only to torment superman in the worst way possible. Fuck a tease of Lex Luthor for a possible sequel. Fuck trying to outperform Terence Stamp as Zod. Fuck trying to forcefeed some shitty Darkseid. A humanoid villian like Bizarro would be easy to pull off with an actor and really strong make-up work.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    everybody defending the suit by saying it's 'alien'

    by zom-bot.com

    - has there been some rewrite in the superman origin i don't know about? is the suit supposed to be alien? has it ever been? hell, in that case i 'd say this isn't alien ENOUGH. i'm all for saying that earth's best and brightest minds invented a tough ass fabric to offer superman as thanks for all the good work- since his suits (should) typically get destroyed. i mean wtf is his suit made from that he can be blasted by enemies and just the shoulder tears a little?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    looks EXACTLY like the John Byrne MAN OF STEEL reboot from 1986

    by CARTMANEZ

    especially the Clark pics - same 80s hair do, clothes etc pity they didnt get someone that looks EXACTLY like the smokin Lois from that version

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry for

    by thecheesegrommit

    all those who are sad and disappointed (I don't envy your lives) But This Is AWESOME!!! I love the design. And his hair looks great HE LOOKS LIKE SUPERMAN!!! HEE HEE.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    i think HE looks great as superman

    by zom-bot.com

    and i'm even excited that Snyder is involved (flame me) but the suit is a crucial thing...and this is neither earthen- or 'alien' enough. as stated way up there- overworked. keep. it. simple. stupid.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by DoctorWho?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    zombot, yes, Superman

    by Mattman

    His suit is made of alien fabric.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    *Superman's suit is made of alien fabric

    by Mattman

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    HeeHeeHee

    by th3480

    Sumperman forgot his red underwear!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Superman is being pushed to 2013

    by elsewhere

    because of a little film called The Hobbit. Plus you know the summer feels more appropriate. The dull looking shield is reflective. So at times it'll looks brighter.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    My simple alteration...

    by tang126

    These pics look better than what I've seen so far, but I'm still not a fan of that textured, ultra-dark blue. Or the guy's hair. It's big and curly, long/bushy in back, quite a high, receding hairline, has that harsh part and no forehead curl. So I addressed all that, just a few simple tweaks. I left the red and yellow alone, simply lightened the suit some (maybe too much, I don't know...but I still prefer it over the original pic), and fixed his hair. Gave him a closer cut in back, got rid of the part, added the curl and just a tad more in his upper forehead, to lessen the "receding" look a bit. I normally don't do this sort of thing, but this suit kinda bugs me in its darkness. And his hair has bugged me from the moment I saw the first pic of him on the cover of that magazine. LOL. http://homepage.mac.com/pscates/mockups/superman.jpg

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Why the need for lame Spidey-style decorative nonsense?

    by kevred

    Suit looks great, Cavill looks great, so why put in some stupid, pointless, useless fiddly crap? Little curvy lines and a pseudo-belt-buckle orb? Really? The suit's inherently absurd. The big red S and cape are the most absurd elements of it. Those are iconic and staying, so why all this fiddly junk? I'm okay with no red trunks. I'm okay with some texture to the suit. But the curvy little flourishes? What? And for those predictable jerks just waiting to complain about people complaining - my problem isn't that I think the suit looks bad, just that I'm tired of Hollywood know-nothings changing things for the sake of changing them, just so they have their own "stamp" on something that was better without their interference. Superman doesn't need your help to look right, lame designers. People better than you took care of that a long time ago. Just stand aside and let the iconic Superman through. (Note: to repeat myself from the start of this rant, I think that both Cavill and the overall suit look great, and I'm quite pleased with what we've seen so far.)

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Cavill gets Superman....Routh gets Ash 2.0....

    by CARTMANEZ

    not a bad deal...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Look at his pee pee!!!!!!

    by Bobo_Vision

    Wowowowowowowowow

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    So Superman can't outperform the Hobbit?

    by Stark1070

    Damn......let this dude go look for another planet to be the guardian of.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    tang126

    by elsewhere

    nice work, but that's a little TOO blue. In fact it looks like aqua-blue. Tone it down.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I am going on record

    by thecheesegrommit

    (I think others may have similar beliefs) but It will not be ZOD and URSA it is either Darkside and Granny Goodness or Doomsday and a Kryptonian (seeing as it turned out Doomsday was a creation of Kryptonian science). I bet my....well nothing but I reeally believe it. Oh yeah die haters die haters That's German for "the"...what did you think?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    tang126

    by JethroBodine

    LOL, that looks like he's wearing a swimming pool liner.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Superman's ForceFlex Garbage Bag Design by GLAD.

    by megatronlegacy

    to hold all the shit that's going to be dumped on the fans by the movie.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    There's clearly a yellow "belt" in pic 2

    by Motherfucker Jones

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Looks like the same material used to make pool rafts...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...which is awesome if you think about it. Superman would smell like fresh vinyl and look like he raided the local Pinch-A-Penny. Give how boring (or just plot-stupid) Returns was and that I tend to disagree with much of the Snyder hate, I'm definitely looking forward to this but I think the idea to drop the red trunks or more red in the outfit is rather dumb. And using some gray-ish textured material doesn't seem like a good replacement. And now that I've ID'd what the suit material looks like in my head (cheap vinyl pool raft material), I will see it as such from now on (but it won't matter if the movie is good of course - and I'm hoping it is).

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    stark1070

    by elsewhere

    Man of Steel and The Hobbit are both Warner Bros. films. Probably best to give them some breathing room, yeah?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    According to Wired.com

    by pita1963

    this "new" look for Superman is coinciding with a new look for the comics ... http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/08/pl_print_comicscostumes/

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Too blue? :D

    by tang126

    Well, I was just trying to find a happy medium between the light, light blue of George Reeves/Christopher Reeve suits and this super-dark current one. The Dean Cain was a bit too royal blue/Crayola. Not to mention the quite vibrant blue in the comics over the years. Mine can't be any brighter/lighter/louder than any of those, can it? Anyway, layered Photoshop file has been trashed...so there's no "toning it down" or tweaking. Sorry...it is what it is and I just did it as a five-minute "what if" time-killer. I still prefer it over the original, current suit (which is so dark, it almost looks like a purple/black bruise). :p

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    The suit was *not* originally alien, though made of alien THREAD.

    by squirtloaf

    The idea was there were red and blue kryptonian blankets in the rocket with the baby Kal-El, and he (or his mom depending on the particular story) unravelled and re-wove them into the Superman suit, which is why it has Earth aesthetics and a big "S", yet remains indestructable.<br><br> Seriously...why would a rocket containing a baby have clothing for an adult? <br><br><br> The "S" being a Kryptonian symbol comes from the '80's retcon, and is as lame as when Superman had a mullet.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    elsewhere

    by Stark1070

    Yes, you're right.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Wow - I knew Kryptonians were alien and all that

    by Snookeroo

    but didn't realize they're part HORSE. Yikes!

  • this is gonna be a different kind Superman i think he might actually whip some ass in this one. Again i'm glad no red trunks that was a great choice. People have to remember George Reeves didn't have curl, these aren't set in stone. times change and the characters have to progress with time. looking good, now let's hope it all comes together.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    amazing

    by cheekerpot

    as in it looks like it was designed by the same person who designed Spidey's new outfit! for Supes it looks to complex, I always liked his look Because it was so simple and flashy. This is more drab and edgy ...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I'm just gonna say it, it looks like shit.

    by bufordtannen

    I keep looking back at these pictures, and yeah, it's straightforward - he looks fucking ridiculous. The film will be shit. It's obvious.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Nostalgic for the red underwear?

    by Gabe Athouse

    Then you are a douche. Yes, you. Big one. Nothing to be done.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    wah, friggin wah

    by Redmantle

    You say, "I want red shorts." You guys want the Superman you grew up with. Let's give the kids a Superman they can have a chance to like, they can have a chance to think is cool. Superman doesn't have to just be for the 30 + somethings. I GUARANTEE that everyone pining for the red shorts is 30 +. I'm 30 + and think the shorts are lame, but it's time for the younger generation to have a Superman too. A Superman they can think is cool. And you throw red shorts on him they are going to think "Corny". This Superman maybe isn't for you guys. And that's what you are reacting to. Change happens. Change is the ONLY constant. Stars change. Bodies decay. Concepts change. And Superman changes too. It's okay. Smile.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Looks great, btw!

    by Redmantle

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Look, Between his legs!

    by Bubba Foom

    The super dick IS somewhat distracting. That's why Supes wore red drawers; spread the field of vision.

  • That none of my complaints has any bearing on the quality of the script and final product.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Kyptonian Armor

    by TheNamelessMan

    Looks like armor. Tights look ridiculous, live in the now.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    the_one_man_gang

    by smackfu

    Superman's suit is *supposed* to be low tech. He's a guy with superpowers, not a cutting-edge fashion designer. When you open up a Superman comic, do you see bizarre elaborate trim all over the costume, complete with futuristic textures? This is like remaking Bullitt and turning the Mustang into a riced out Honda.

  • Even though the 2nd is a made up city in Germany it still true. I don't care about Supes powers this man can't possibly know the directions to every where on the planet. I guess you could make the argument his super sight and hearing guide him but theirs so much that can be made to counter the possibility of his super senses guiding him anywhere.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    SUPES HAIR PART is on the right????

    by JMoe

    THE RIGHT? That's how Clark Kent parts his hair . . . Supermans part is supposed to be the LEFT!!! THE LEFT PEOPLE!!!

  • Look, man...I posted that his suit ruined the movie for me nearly 2 years in advance!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Will there be a giant spider in it?

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Where are the red under-roos?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Wow...thanks AICN for eating 80% of my last post.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    That totally makes no sense now.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Quit yer bitchin. At least Supes is throwing a damn punch for once.

    by smittylancearthur

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    If it

    by lead_sharp

    wasn't for the texture and the muted blue it wouldn't look too bad, bit fiddly for a Super suit maybe, but added detail for a film isn't a bad thing. But that texture and shade of blue make this version of Supeman pretty ugly in these stills at least.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Oy! Hater-haters! The suit isn't the problem..

    by bufordtannen

    .. it'a Cavill, he looks ridiculous in it. That's what people are reacting to. I don't give a fuck about the undies, it's about the actor.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like they tacked on some elvish stuff from LOTR.

    by MrWug

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Reeve damn skippy needed a muscle suit...

    by Mike-El

    ...in Superman IV. He admitted in one of his books that he couldn't be bothered to hit the gym for that one. Best Superman ever by a million miles...but he looks emaciated in S-IV.

  • Don't tell my girlfriend! Keep it on the DL.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Red Pantiless...

    by Mone

    Who gives a damned about a suit or a cape, where's his F'n S Curl!?!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Looks like SuperMAN to me

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Routh was good, but too boyish. I'm missing the belt a bit, but overall, I'm giving it a thumbs up.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    cool

    by CT1

    A big-headed Superman in a Spiderman reboot costume with the trademark Zack Snyder Male Crotch Focus. It will be very exciting to see "Superman" in action and flying around to hard rock music with his big ass head and ugly face and hair.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    mike-el - Superman IV is the best of the 5 movies!

    by CARTMANEZ

    well i like it better than SR anyway!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Looks like hooptie detailing mang!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Like something I'd see on a 70's shitbox car. I couldn't figure out why people were saying the belt was gone on the previous blurry pictures because it looked like the belt was still there. It turns out, yes and no. Why not just leave it a belt? Who cares if there are no shorty shorts to keep up? Now it just looks like a giant, golden "outtie". I said at the time it was just weird to not have at least some red in the costume around the waist to compliment the rest of the costume so it wasn't just a long stretch of blue until you see big red boots. Looks like they had the same idea, though I don't agree with how they achieved it. Dude is either a total muclebound freak, or they have dramatically improved the technology of padded suits because that shit looks real as fuck! i assume it's a combination of the two.

  • i was 3 years old 28 years on i still feel that way

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Couple of points for the uninitiated

    by Shugmeister

    * It looks alien. Well, you know, Superman IS an alien. * The symbol on his chest isn't actually a letter 'S'. It's the Kryptonian symbol for the House of El, and just looks a bit like an 'S'. * You're gonna be eating humble pie when this film kicks ass in the same way Batman Begins did. And deep down, you know it will. * Try and look on the positive side. You'll be happier.

  • it used to be my fave Superman movie hands down...now whenever i watch it im like 'that parts donners...that part is lesters...this would have been so much better had Donner finished it...why the fuck did they fire him!....i wonder what the end would have been like had donner stayed on?..this so called 'Donner Cut' can no way replace Lesters version its not edited right...why couldnt they edit it right so it contained the best of both Cuts?...' its ruined it

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Superman Vs Hollywood

    by Kevin

    read it and get back to me.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    No "S" on the back side of the cape.

    by riskebiz

    I just noticed. That is a big change, too. It's just a red cape. No emblem.

  • i doubt it anyone that old will have be too busy worrying about putting their kids through college to bother reading AIC TB

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    where's the nipple suit?

    by captain_kirk

    That's all that's missing. All you Routh/Singer haters will rue the day Zak Snyder was hired. The "S" looks dirty and tinny. Not Superman. And the stupid track marks on the sides of the suit? Whatever. Where's the damn cape? CGI? Oy, oy, oy.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    and I know...

    by captain_kirk

    that Singer toyed, poorly, with the suit in his movie, too. But burgundy was better than this.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Cape?

    by kgreene

    I assume, if someone hasn't already mentioned it, that the cape will be added later. Looks like they're filming a fight scene and a real cape would probably be in the way...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    @cartmanez

    by Kevin

    I was there opening night.Problem?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    SR = a Reeve 'greatest hits' compilation

    by CARTMANEZ

    everyone knows its virtually a remake of STM in everything but name (plus crystals instead of nuclear rockets)..even the whole structure is similar (Krypton-Smallville-Metropolis) but theres II -Supes losing his powers and getting beat up...Clark wearing a similar brownish jacket at the start on the farm to the one he wore in II post depowerment...Lex finding the FOS and stealing knowledge from Jor El (who thinks hes talking to his son)..plus theres an alleyway change heraling supermans first appearance. III - ditzy eye candy keeping Supes busy as Webster/Lex carries out his plans ...an annoying kid for superman to look out for and feel all fatherly too...plus his outfit had the same colours as IIIs evil superman..plus theres a shot of superman flying over the sea just after the junkyard fight that was virtually identical to when Routh is flying over the water IV - Clark back at the farm throwing baseballs into the atmosphere...Lex and sidekick stealing something from Metropolis museum to manipulate in order to kill supes so he cant interfere with Lexs world plan (ok that was also in STM but you never saw it)...supes saving people around the world...Supes loses powers and gets savagely beaten/nearly dies before being rejuvenated and kicks some....pushing a large thing into space climax (the moon/new Krypton) ...both films attempt to recreate the romantic Supes-Lois flight from the first film also (not similarities but) Supes last line to lex in IV 'see you in 20'.…SR was good enough 20 years after IV.... the only thing it was missing was a supervillain...which they planned to do in the early stages (Zod) also there was other stuff - like John Byrnes Man of Steel plane rescue

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    @ Cartmanez

    by Sluggolicious

    Sorry to disappoint you dude. My parents took me to the theatre to see Superman 1, 2 and (unfortunately) and I stop by AICN.com almost every single day.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    cartmanez...

    by kgreene

    I actually did see Superman: The Movie in the theater. The Kenmore on Church and Flatbush in Brooklyn. I was 13. And no, I'm not putting a kid through college, I got a late start. He's downstairs playing Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, waiting for school to start next week.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    heh - the AIC old timers comin out the woodwork...

    by CARTMANEZ

    i want to ask you guys so you can tell the ones here who call 'Reeve' 'Reeves' - just how big a deal was STM back in 78..

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    kgreene - POTC lego?...at least buy him some Crystal Skull lego

    by CARTMANEZ

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Snyder loves the big blu cock

    by slave to the one

    Dr Manhattan he isn't...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    ...Nothing at all! Nothing at all! NOTHING AT ALL!

    by loafroaster

    Stupid sexy Superman...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Not to be a nitpicky geek, but he IS an alien!!!

    by DIEHARDBRUCEFAN

    From the planet KRYPTON... :)

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    what Reeve/Donner homages in MOS?

    by CARTMANEZ

    -a blast of the JW score at an appropriate moment (e.g. supermans first appearance in the film - like a cameo..i cant see them using the Williams theme as the main theme though) -Clark doing the finger thing with his glasses -a Christopher Reeve cameo - nothing big or fancy just a blink and you'll miss it thing on tv like Bixby in 2008s The Incredible Hulk or Heston in new Apes (maybe even via augmented CGI or old non Superman footage and have him as a senator or reporter or the like....) ....Brando got his shot in Superman Returns, Reeve should maybe get a nod in the new one (i know there were a ton of homages to Reeve in SR - not least a lookalike actor - but no actual Reeve) -Terence Stamp in a supporting role - Nolan is pretty big on casting 80s stars in his movies (e.g. Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Tom Berenger)...Stamp now looks a lot different to how he did as Zod (plus is still appearing in movies today unlike Hackman etc)...i could see him getting a minor Phantom Menace like supporting role as some crime boss or the like....plus itd be fun having the general audience thinking there was something familier about him but not being able to quite place it.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Is this their attempt at a 'dark and gritty' costume?

    by Dapper Swindler

    Pretty sad stuff

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    what redmantle said......on the real.

    by NorthTronic

  • i'll always love Christopher Reeves, i believed he could fly.

  • who has a retarded 6 year old kid in tow (despite being young enough to be its sister)

  • Bryan Singers masterpiece

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    The suit isn't padded. For fuck sake.

    by Yer_Maw

    His muscles are clearly in different positions with each pose, and the material on the arms is all but sheer, meaning any padding would be difficult to hide - look closely, you can see the skin tone through the mesh. This is the level of gayness you fucking muppets have brought out in me. I'm sure I saw these shots earlier - all sans cape. Who took the time to photoshop in the cape? That's nearly as gay as looking for skin tone through the mesh stretched over Superman's big, studly biceps.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Suit Looks rad. Movie will still suck.

    by invincible88

    Snyder is the worst director of all time and fuck Costner and Crowe. That said, I'm sure it will "look" amazing.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by invincible88

    I too saw StM in 1978. I was 4. It remains to this day my favorite movie of all time.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Founder

    by thecheesegrommit

    You're a fucking mess. Douche! You can't be serious complaining about Cavill. He looks the most like Superman that we've seen thus far. He's also Huge physically. You whining sissy mary baby fagot!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Reeve in SIII was jacked

    by CARTMANEZ

    not as jacked as Cavill is there but he was bigger build/frame and taller - like a man mountain Reeve wouldve probably have dwarfed Arnie back then

  • that suit looks good but too dark (like SR) and no panties makes it look abit wrong

  • JUST ALL KINDS OF WRONG

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    GOOD TO SEE THOSE HOOKER BOOTS BACK!

    by CARTMANEZ

    I didnt like the Routh clumpy add 3inches so hes the same height as Reeve ones

  • i think so....maybe after the sequel

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    LOL ive hijacked this thread...

    by CARTMANEZ

    what has everyone gone to bed or tired of looking at the pics?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I don't care about 'pin striping' or mesh textures or anything like that...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    But without the red trunks he just looks, I don't know, naked? I agree with what others have already said that the costume at least needs a belt or something to separate all the blue... Here's a quick photoshop I did in a couple of minutes, normally I wouldn't but the suit just looks unfinished... http://www.flickr.com/photos/67025065@N03/6100912599/in/photostream

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Looks like Spidermans new turd of a suit.

    by alienindisguise

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    shit this thread is dead

    by CARTMANEZ

    i killed it..i killed the TB

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    LAST

    by CARTMANEZ

    gotta go sleep now

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah this is bad

    by jimmy_009

    It looks like a parody of the rash of cellular, rubberized suits that we've seen too much of lately. It also looks like the new Spidey suit in that it looks like it was drug through a vat of oil and run over by a semi truck a few hundred times. Fuck.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    CGI cape?

    by jimmy_009

    Where's the cape?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Shitville. Population: 1

    by cookepuss

  • Again, I'm okay with the lack of red undies. I just think that the line work looks awkward and unnecessary. It has style, but no substance. The lines don't feel like they have a reason for being there.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    @cart

    by Kevin

    i want to ask you guys so you can tell the ones here who call 'Reeve' 'Reeves' - just how big a deal was STM back in 78..

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Looks fucking horrible!!

    by genrefanboy

    ...really I mean expectations were already low anyway like straight to DVD low but this nails it to that mast what a crappy looking costume! WB its still not too late to fire Snyder & hire Brandon Routh with the SR costume.............

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    @cartmenez- I saw it in 78--

    by simpledao4

    What makes me 'too old' to check out this thread?

  • Nic Cage sad. Nic Cage go cry now. (What you mean Nic Cage no no how to spell crazy?)

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    IS HE GOING SCUBA DIVING?

    by Bill Clay

    Why the hell is every new superhero costume a rubber suit?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    The "S" stands for SUCK

    by captain_kirk

    I think Cage would look better in a torn, faded suit, bald. This movie will

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    old enough to remember seeing it in 1978?

    by Bill Clay

    I was an usher in a movie theater when Superman: The Movie came out, so I ended up seeing it hundreds of times. The lines stretched around the block to buy tickets, people refused to leave the theater after it was over and demanded to see it a second time. It was a phenomenon that I rarely have seen at the movies since. That's why lukewarm reboots are so saddening to those of us who were there at the beginning.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I saw the '78 movie in theaters when I was 13!

    by Drunken Busboy

    The opening credits alone took my breath away! The letters lighting up the whole theater. I really did believe a man could fly! That movie along with Superman II embraced the entire mythology and look. These guys making the new one should too!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    In that third picture...

    by DonQuixote

    ...I'm actually having difficulty figuring out if that is a human being, or a plastic toy. Obviously blurring the difference between the two is something I hope this movie does not achieve. As ever, I reserve judgment until seeing the final product, but those oddball ribs and thin strands going down the leg bring to mind what I'm not crazy about in the new Spidey suit. **Sigh** We shall see...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    shopped suit

    by electraglide

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I love all

    by thecheesegrommit

    The "His Package is too big" comments by all the mico phallus boys. A mix of childish behavior and envy. LMAO.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    photoshopped suit

    by electraglide

    Looks good, makes you realise just how dark they are taking this...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    but even though I did see it in 78

    by simpledao4

    I wasn't impressed by the flying- just thought it looked like standard matte shots of the time. Especially when his costume looked green!

  • They will come around once they see the dynamic between Thor and Tony Stark.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    belt buckle without a belt.

    by the Green Gargantua

    LOL

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    What esle is there to say?

    by gotilk

    Anything esle?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    If Cavill farts will the back of the suit bubble?

    by Drunken Busboy

    Just asking! :(

  • a little too dainty for my taste!

  • That suit isn't far off. Shit changes, and there are no constants in comics. Fucking deal already.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    It reminds me of the new Spider-Man costume

    by eveelcapitalist

    Lots of useless lines all basically pointing towards his groin, a material that makes me think of a basketball and it all looks so dirty. Why does it have to be dirty? Doesn't Superman know how to do his own laundry? And please, for goodness sakes, please bring back the trunks. I don't want to stare at that fucking bulge.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    I've heard of and seen worse

    by Ross Keefe

    but I'm still holding off on judgement and holding out hope

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Superbulge

    by animatronicmojo

    Get ready for a speed-rampin' Supes doin' Lois doggie-style! I admit, I do kinda like the Futurama suitsy. Doesn't look like it's ever been washed though.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    SUPER PAJAMA MAN

    by Pipple

    FUCK THIS MOVIE IN THE ASS

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Looks stupid. Reeve didn't look like that. Just sayin'. Yeah. (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Love the suit!!!

    by billF

    I hope they keep the cape though but still it is a new bold direction for Superman!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Restore order to the shorts. Join

    by Frankenbastard

    the facebook page Superman's Shorts and voice your opinion. Frankly the suit looks stupid and shame on anyone for settling for this piece of garbage.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    You will believe a man...has a big dick!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Eh…

    by BoxCar

    I don't hate it, but will always have a preference for the traditional costume. If they're treating this as a series, I still hope it's something they move toward.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Looks FAR better than the awful SR suit

    by thot

    Sure, like the ridiculous Dark Knight and new Spidey suits, it's a bit on the busy side, but it looks badass. Cavill is a ringer for the Man of Steel! Looking forward to some studio shots.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    The suit...

    by ZodNotGod

    It's not that its changed, its that the underpants make it look complete, he looks like a pervert waiting to flash someone. A theory here; could this be like a test run suit? Maybe he just discovered being Super and this is the first one he chooses, maybe his final suit is more of the "traditional" one? if not, who cares, but maybe... Ah well, as long as the flick is good....bring it on!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Cavill though...

    by ZodNotGod

    Is impressive. Has the look and I hope he's a bad-ass with the fighting. I enjoyed Routh, thought he did a good job, but he was too emo, too depressed for such a bright character as Supes.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    I will give them credit...

    by ZodNotGod

    for taking it in a new direction, doing their own thing. Not chained to anything. Go Snyder, GO!

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    This looks like a job for... Blue Aquaman?

    by catlettuce4

    Well, I am not thrilled with it, and it looks like he has no modesty by leaving his shorts at home, but I think it will probably look better in the actual film. At least it's not a ridiculous disaster like the Spider-Man suit they are using in the reboot of that series. Regardless, they have messed with an iconic image, and with predictable results (it looks funny/off/wrong.)

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    looks awesome

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    i was wrong, there is padding for his muscles. This suit will look great in the movie, which will be stylized much like the suit itself.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Cape

    by catlettuce4

    Will it be added with CGI in most shots or do you suppose it retracts into the suit sometimes when he's not flying?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    There's one plus to removing the red shorts.

    by catlettuce4

    Maybe they will do the same thing to Supergirl's skirt in a sequel/spinoff film.

  • His mother back at the farm made his original superman suit herself. She wanted to represent him to the world as an all american, red, white and blue hero as a way to deflect any sort of alien origin suspicions. But his father was really into the whole sci-fi aspect of it all, yes Jonathan Kent is a geek at heart who having a nerdgasm about the whole thing. He is the one who has Martha stitch up the S symbol on the chest. Because in this story the ship in which young Kal-El was flying on was covered in the House of El family crest. That crest is also called the Hope Shield because the symbol was the universal symbol for hope in Krypton. The Kents didnt know all of that, but they knew the symbol was significant. And when they got home and unwrapped baby Kal and lifted him up... they saw that the blanket with which he was wrapped consisted of exactly one of those Hope Shields. Martha was initially against it as she was really worried of people finding out he was an alien. But she rationalized it as the S standing for Smallville. So when young Clark Kent donned his mothers home made suit out in public for the first time and saved the day the people didnt know what to call him. But they saw the big S on his chest so the local paper started calling him the Blur of Smallville when the S logo was caught on tape. But this movie is based many years after that. The suit mother stitched up would always get torn up and was a real hindrance to be always needing it repaired. Once the Smallville Blur made it to Metropolis the name seemed kind of silly so the local paper called him Superman instead since it still went with the S on his chest and nobody knew what it really meant. Towards the end its revealed that it means 'hope' in ancient Kryptonian script. Or more precisely it is boundless or infinite hope. The meaning is much more complex than just the human understanding of hope. Its more of a cosmic idea of hope. A universal hope. But the original suit was not strong enough to withstand fighting against Supermans current foes. It was alright in Smallville level villains, and even while he was fighting crime and corruption in Metropolis. But when fighting villains on the world or possibly planetary stage... well you need some better equipment. And thats how Clark Kent meets Bruce Wayne through WayneTech, and thats how Superman gets his new state of the art suit. The first half of this is to be taken care of mostly in the opening montage that deals with his origins a little bit. And then an after credits meeting of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent where Bruce offers Kent to upgrade to his suit and tells him about the Justice Society.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember

    by master_of_realty

    a report on here awhile back about Snyder bringing Cavill out on-set in the Donner suit and everyone going silent or something and Snyder's point in doing so was something to the effect of "If you can get everyone to revere him as Superman in *that* costume, then we have the right guy." We should have seen the signs then that he was going to abandon the brighter, more innocent qualities of Superman's world that is essential to what he is.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    well, at least...

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    they remembered to put the potato in the front of his britches

  • but his crotch is an amorphous blob. Super-drawers?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Give it a chance

    by batmancw

    If the story is good, the differences in the suit won't matter. As many have pointed out, I suspect the changes have as much to do with DC's new comic costume design as with Snyder, because they want to build a Justice League movie, like Marvel has done with the Avengers. If the story sucks, then the suit wont save the movie either, so i say give it a chance. I'm curious to see more official studio shots and the eventual footage

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    The comics have no red undies too...

    by bohdi71

    http://blastr.com/2011/08/5-things-we-liked-and-5-w.php Check out the link it shows a dc comics frame of superman with full blue burps. And what about Cavills arms...."two tickets to the gun show"

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    That's right, don't trust in the character or the costume.

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    What's interesting about watching Snyder revamp a timeless treasure is that it reminds me of what I wrote of Singer's attempt: Singer has taken Superman into the 21st Century via Liberalism, and while that will please many, knowing that the most Conservative hero has finally bowed down to the pressures to get with the times, what we lose is more damaging. The very fact Singer hasn't learn that Superman doesn't reflect current speech patterns, ideals, style and time is forever lost on him and he killed the last true Boy Scouts.
It's a shame Singer didn't just simply rely on the hero that has worked for all this time. Instead he tweaks something that needs no tweaking. The recent comments that Zack Snyder has taken the helm has produced ideas that people seek a "darker" approach to Superman. I'm sure what they are referring to is the concept of a more Dark Knight approach. But again, the power and essence of Superman isn't to tweak the character so we find him interesting. It's to find out what and where his strengths and weaknesses are and build from there. It takes imagination and creativity to stay true to a character, then to simply re-modify it because it's easier to sell. Superman IS an outdated character. That's why he's so revered over any other character. That he is a tie to all of our pasts. He deserves respect and careful handling. No other character has touched my life in the way this one has. How many of us can ever say that?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I don't know what bothers me more ...

    by SunsetLament

    The abomination that this production team is calling a "superman suit" (I didn't think anything could look worse than the Superman Returns "Drunken Superman 3" suit - I was wrong) ... or ... the mongoloids in this thread making comics like "that looks okay". It looks okay? WTF are you talking about? Have you even seen a Superman comic before?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Dude...

    by will2power

    That is the gayest looking Superman costume I've ever laid eyes on...

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    hey

    by Evergreen 79

    what's with this guys cock?

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    thecheesegrommit god bless you!

    by The Founder

    insult me all you want. I'm not gonna get in the mud with you. Everyone here has their opinion about this topic. I voiced mine. Sorry if you don't like it. The guy looks small to me and short. Now I'm not an expert but Cavill is not a big dude. He could be 6'3 but I highly highly doubt it. I'd give 5'11 to 6' tops. He also doesn't look like Supes to me. He looks more Superboy Prime.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Porn. That's all.

    by timesfool

    This is Super-Porno-Man. And not just any porn, but 3-D Manga porn. If we're laughing at this suit now, what will we do once we see it in action? There's only one person who understood Superman: Richard Donner. This will be an over-produced, over-hyped bit of 'meh.' And his jock has nothing on Christopher Reeve.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    The pic with the cape is a fan-created manip.

    by vadakinX

    Just thought I should point that out. Also, I hate the damn suit. It's just not Superman. It's "Genericactionheroman" or some variation. Slapping an S on the Fantastic Four costume does not make a Superman costume. I should clarify that I actually love the boots and what I've seen of the cape. But the rest? Ugh.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Frankly, the suit details look to be swiped

    by Teddy Artery

    from any number of recent running shoe details.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    THIS! IS! KRYPTON!

    by elmo

    Now kneel before the Super Sausage

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    So do we know for sure that hes not wearing a muscle suit?

    by dahveed1972

    His arms look extremely jacked. His upper arms are so big he almost has that midget arm thing that some short chicks have (Hayden whatsherface for one). I like the suit. It looks both familiar and alien. Seriously though, his arms didnt have to be that big. That said, I kinda like it, and i have a feeling it will look even better on the screen. Theyre gonna have to do something about the bulge in post though.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I especially love

    by inkingeekX

    The disproportionately large upper arm in the top picture-it looks like the suits that Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey wore when they were the "pump" guys on SNL. Christ, what a piece of shit.

  • there's no FUCKING way Martha Kent made that suit...

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    His body language and expressions make him seem too English to

    by Dennis_Moore

    be a character raised in the rural US. Also, the seams near his crotch still make it look like Speedos, so the change was unnecessary. And why put detailing covered by the cape?

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    put detailing on an area

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    maxcherry

    by inkingeekX

    There's definitely some padding in there, not only because of the odd way it wrinkles and folds, but also, no fabric on earth would still show veins when the suit is tight enough to show thst much definition-the veins would compress. I'm not denying that Cavill is ripped(still a shitty actor), but if you put 1980's Arnold Schwarzenegger in that suit his veins wouldn't show

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    What the hell happened to my daily Dark Knight news?

    by annie_michael_hall

    Seriously.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Almost makes me forget how much I hated the SR costume

    by SuperArtGuy

    Even if they got the red too dark and the symbol too small at least the basics were there. Once again Millions of dollars to spend and this is the best they can do on the costume.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    What I would do to that gorgeous SuperMan ass..

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    His ass is definitely other worldly in it's perfection. He makes a grown man hard he does.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Looks Awesome!!!

    by horvak

    Seriously this blows everything else away..! I cant wait for this movie

  • WOW!!! IT LOOKS SO ALIEN!!! LOOKS SO KRYPTON???? pick up any Superman Comic! besides! the new re-vamped universe and besides the teen titan crud. His costume is supposed to look Earthly!!! isnt that what Superman is?? And alien who wants to be like everyone else who struggles with his destiny of greatness and responsiblilty and what it means to be human and be selfish. I would actually really like the costume if they took the Golden age belt buckle and made it into a real belt and gave him so Red under roos!. I like the S it looks kinda Alex Ross Golden age I dont mind the colors and i actually really like the cape!. when i saw the first high res photo of the suit I was actually really excited except for the crazy hair which they seemed to tone down from the recent pics! (looks much better) and the shinyness of the suit which seems way more toned in these new pics!. I think it would have been an awsome updated costume if they just gave him the red undies and they have the belt buckle dialed in...... but the rest of the belt sucks!... i dont like the piping or whatever they are calling it. Even Henry Cavill is growing on me a bit.... but ive been staring at this suit since the firsts pics of no undies came out..... sorry just cant get over no undies!! hope the movie makes up for it!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    The Boots!

    by Kal-EL84

    I like the boots alot! needs undies to match!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    The grey bits make him look like Witchblade.

    by Dennis_Moore

    Very 90's, with the crust all over a suit.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Looks Good!!

    by plisskenman

    I mean how could anyone expect to see the powder blue outfit from the 70s again? its 2011 people, things change. accept change. except for that gay latino version of spiderman in the comic books loll

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    In pic 2, the padding on his deltoid seems to have lifted

    by inkingeekX

    Unless his deltoid has detached-since everyone insists it's "all Cavill", which, if that were true, means he REALKY needs a new trainer, cuz his traps don't match the rest of the bulk, which I think is what ultimately makes the whole thing look absurd

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    I always judge an entire movie from a few set pics

    by tjrmusic

    I kinda like this suit. It has a very retro 1940's science fiction kind've vibe to it. Something his creators would be into. I like the S Chest symbol too. It looks very retro 1940's Superman also. You're all too busy judging an entire motion picture based a few on set pics to consider what might be added afterwards. Like color correction, CGI and story details I am assuming that the cape will be CGI'd in? Who knows maybe the red trunks and the spit curl will be too CGI'd in too. Also this is the first Superman movie for this version of the character, so who knows, maybe he switches to the more classic looking costume later in the film. Either way, he really does look like Superman. It's all just way too early to tell

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:08 a.m. CST

    tjrmusic

    by D o o d

    it's way too early to tell..??? Really..? Look at the outfit, it's a complete change and I have to say some really amateur design flaws in it (such as a buckle without a belt) to name just one! Then there's Snyders track. It's not good my friend. Not good at all!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    tjrmusic

    by inkingeekX

    I'm basing my opinion on the history of the star(who has yet to impress me with his acting) and the director, who is mediocre AT BEST. Also-with all of the complaining about cg on this site, I find it odd that everyone is basically asking for cg trunks and capes. It's obvious from the design if what look to be clips that the cape snaps on when needed. As for color correction-it's usually used to treat the entire film-the costumes should be close in tone to the final product-if they color correct it to be brighter-then the whole move will be too bright, if they make it darker he might as well wear black. I had high hopes for this until I found out who the director and nearly the entire cast were-rest assured-this WILL be terrible, which makes me sad

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST

    the sans cape shots are prolly from breaks between takes

    by darthSaul666

    Would you want to run to craft services or the can and want to trip on your cape? Seriously if your gonna worry about supes mundies too much that is totally gay. But whatever floats your boat I won't judge.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST

    It would be cool if you saw his suit evolve like Capt. Americas

    by Crimson Dynamo

    like if his first suit was kind of baggy and ill fitting like the superman tv series suit, then he upgrades to a chris reeves type suit, then his third act suit could be his basketball skin suit

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Is this the XXX spoof

    by Phategod2

    Superjunk. But really this is all wrong. I'm telling you now if you liked 300 or Suckerpunch you'll probably love MOS. But Snyder only has one style and the suit screams dark tones. This is not the feel a Superman movie is suppose to have. Not every hero is supposed to be "bad ass" Superman is the "boyscout" and when you get away from that your going to get fail. Hal Jordan was supposed to be a boyscout they went with wise ass and what happened?

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    I predict Superman Returns will do better

    by Phategod2

    if this breaks $300 mil Ill be surprised.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST

    phategod2

    by inkingeekX

    That's what I've been trying to say! Snyder's not inherently bad-just one dimensional and wrong for this. Supes should be dark and gritty, he should be bright and shining-a symbol of hope!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 4:02 a.m. CST

    this movie is going to tank, shame I was looking forward to it...

    by AllThosePowers

    ...oh well, just have to keep watching the ye 'ol faithful - Donnar and Lester versions WB, Snyder and Nolan won't be getting my money for this shit, I'll watch it free on the web and I hope everybody else does as well so that WB doesn't make a single dime

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Look of New Suit

    by SHADOWPRIME

    For me, it is less that they changed Superman's classic look than it is my reaction to the new suit, on its own... not a big fan. Maybe it will look great onscreen. MAYBE the idea here is that Superman's "first suit" is indeed based on something Kryptonian, and that by movie's end he is going with the 'classic' look. I am totally willing to keep an open mind until I see the movie. Just saying, at this point, what I am seeing here doesn't really work for me. Too dark, has that same rubbery/hexagonned look that reminds me of the new Spiderman suit, the lack of some kind of alternating "belt line" makes it look too wet-suit like for me. Is that a show-stopper? Does it mean the movie is a big "fail"? No and no. Not for me anyway. Just saying - initial reaction to the new design? Ehhhhhhh....not really doing it for me. That's all.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 5:09 a.m. CST

    inkingeekx...

    by UltimaRex

    Lifted? Detached? How about MOVED which is what REAL MUSCLE DOES.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST

    There have been no other movies ...

    by paintitcoolness

    This is the premise, or the thinking according to Zack. If that’s the case then of course anything goes. For younger children, this could be very exciting, and the marketeers can just keep pushing the buttons to appeal to those of a more impressionable age than most of us (I am 36). Maybe were not the target audience anymore? Maybe our memories are not as important as new thoughts from younger beings.. Maybe people complained in the transition from George Reeves to Christopher Reeve, and that they were forgotten? (Maybe these are the sons and daughters of the George Reeve era seeking revenge on us of the Reeve/Routh era?) Who knows? What we do know is that our comments don’t count for much before the film is actually shown. However... to say and act like there have been no other movies is a bold idea. The challenge is that WE KNOW there have been other movies, and that we hold them closely to our hearts and minds. That’s what they’re up against, and that’s why perhaps from a younger generation who don’t have our strong memories/fondness may embrace this. Though in an ideal world, the memory should be passed on from generation to generation, instead of attempting this global amnesia approach. Remember, we can still have our Superman where we want him in our minds, if this does end up turning out poorly..

  • according to someone on another forum

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    phategod2 - your predicting MOS will 'do a Hulk'

    by CARTMANEZ

    i.e. studio expecting it to do much better due to more action and made more appealing to the masses (but does a reverse of the 2008 Hulk in that instead of going more the iconic 70/80s version does what the 2003 Hulk did and bar the brief homage ignored what came before) yet makes about the same box office - around $400m ww like SR cue scratching of head from many Warner execs - resulting in the sequel being shelved in favour of a JLA appearence or Batman vs Superma with Bale

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Ultimarex

    by inkingeekX

    Exactly-which just proves that it's a padded suit-it doesn't make Cavill any less ripped-but there is Bo way you'd see veins through a fabric tight enough to show that kind of definition-veins compress. And my point about the muscle looking detached is that it has a flat edge about the bottom-instead of tapering off into the bicep tricep area. Also-in the very first pic-his upper arm is way disproportionate to the lower arm-which makes the whole thing look like an SNL costume. Also, as I said, his trapezius and neck area are not consistent with the rest of that physique, were it not padded. For final evidence-, look to the neckline-you'll see how thick the material is-no natural definition would show through that. I'm not trying to slight Cavill-he's done well bulking up and he is jacked-I'm simply saying that you wouldn't see it to that extent through that much fabric-even skin tight. Look at the abs too-unless his abs have 1/2 inch deep creases, theirs no way those could be real. Snyder just wanted it beefier, more heroic, and I get it(Snyder's a fiend for homeroticism) but to think that all of that is really the actor is just wrong

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 6:13 a.m. CST

    cartmanez

    by inkingeekX

    That is entirely true but for one thing-the agreement was that WB could still use those properties as long as production on the film had started no lyre than Jan 1st 2012-so there's really no reason for it other than Snyder's an asshole

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 6:21 a.m. CST

    inkingeekx - what about the pantless superman in the new comics?

    by CARTMANEZ

    same thing there

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Cavill: great. Costume: meh. Snyder: worried.

    by AshMcQ

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Moving back towards the "Bat Nipples"

    by Don

    First the change to the Spidey suit and now this. The color is wrong and sorry, you don't mess with an iconic look like Superman or Spider-Man. Hollywood is starting to impose their "vision" to these movies more and more now. Instead of honoring the classic looks, the suits are going too far towards the horrible era of the "Bat-Nips". This is going to slowly kill the genre...

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    This is all Nolan

    by Monolith_Jones

    This is Nolan's doing. How faithful to the comics is his Batman costume? That's right. Not at all. I mean damn, it barely has a bat symbol on the chest.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Looks amazing!

    by Chadley BeBay

    You guys are serious bitches if you can find a way to complain about this costume. Its fucking badass!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I care what the Cavill supporters say, this guy is not tal

    by The Founder

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    dammit

    by The Founder

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    when is Harry gonna let us edit

    by The Founder

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    THIS OUTFIT IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by geodesigns

    WRONG COLORS!!!!!!! Blue/gray and indogo red????? I know DC Comics' new Superman has no trunks but at least the colors are correct. At least the new comic version has a red belt. Who decided on this movie costume? Snyder??? How much money was spent on this disaster of a costume? HOLLYWOOD- STOP MESSING WITH CLASSIC COSTUME COLORS!!!!! We know the hired costume designer has to come up with something original to justify the salary, but "original" doesn't have to mean "color change".

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    so, in his suit he's muscley but naked he's...

    by abe

    not muscled? How is that going to play with the sex scenes in the movie? There are going to be sex scenes, right? They've pretty much changed everything else.

  • 1 was great, 2 was passable (at best). It's not like Supes has an incredibly strong film legacy. Let there be new life!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I dunno, I like the suit.

    by Orbots Commander

    I'm a Superman fan, but come on, the character and the suit needs a re-fresh. There's nothing wrong with updating a classic character for the times one lives in. A Superman movie made in 2025 will likely look still different. For me, the biggest doubt remains Snyder's directing. If they're working from a stellar script, Snyder's directorial flourishes are restrained, and the actors are engaging and charming and generally hit it out of the park with their performances, nobody will even care about the different suit.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    the founder - I always thought Chris Reeves looked British...

    by workshed

    ...plus Brits are usually taller than Americans, which is probably the reason why.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    SNYDER- YOU CAN STILL FIX THE COLORS!!!!!

    by geodesigns

    ..IN POST PRODUCTION!!!! COLOR CORRECT THESE HORRIBLE COLORS AND MAKE THE COSTUME...... <br><br> RED <br><br> YELLOW <br><br> AND <br><br> BLUE GET A CLUE!!!! THOSE ARE THE COLORS OF SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    R-Y-B

    by geodesigns

    RED <br><br> YELLOW <br><br> AND <br><br> BLUE

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    If it breaks 300 million

    by Hipshot

    They win. Most money is made internationally and on DVD. Theatrical releases are just big trailers these days.

  • So what? They change his suit all the time (anyone remember the headband/mullet in the '80's or the split red and blue SuperMEN in the '90's?) BUT THEY ALWAYS COME BACK TO THE CLASSIC SUIT.<br><br><br> This is because the classic WORKS and is timeless, whereas the new suits are OF their time and quickly start to look dated. Remember that '80's mullet...when they did that, it was cutting edge and I am sure people were using the same bullschvitz arguments they are here:"Shit changes, modern is better, get over it". The only thing anybody got over was the mullet, and it has passed into *embarassing* history just like every variation to the superman suit, while the original keeps returning. Besides, this just looks like more Zak Snyder bullshit. Ozymandias painted blue.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    1978

    by THX1968

    I was there man, and it was awesome. Movies were truly events back then. People could not wait for films like Superman and Star Trek. Empire Strikes Back was yet to be the greatest sequel of all time (after Godfather Part 2). I was inspired to watch Superman again after seeing Cavill in the suit. The thing about Donner's Superman is that the thing is so full of heart and basic human emotion that it just gets you. Every performance in the damn movie is just perfect and touching. It blows my mind, it really does. And to have seen it on the big screen (in Dolby Stereo - which I miss), was a great experience. Watching Superman and Lois flirt is so damn funny and sexy. Perry White screaming at Jimmy Olsen is hilarious. There's a reason Superman: The Movie is still THE benchmark for super hero adaptations. Superman Returns was very, very good. A movie that came really close to capturing the great vibes. It does surprise me that it didn't do as well as the pencil neck ivy league dorks that run the show would have liked, but Singer's film was more than just an homage to Donner's work - it was almost a remake (same exact plot) and the kid probably threw people off. I dunno. The time is right for a new series and I hope it rocks. I just don't think Snyder is capable of getting that human emotion, just the spectacle. We'll see. I hope he does get it. I just don't need to see anymore of his spastic camerawork. The dude needs to stop trying to be Michael Bay, and after Sucker Punch, I hope he fully realizes the he isn't a "visionary director". What a load of crap. A load of crap that I hope he doesn't take seriously. Just make a good movie. It really isn't rocket science.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    2 suits

    by vicmackey1268

    Facebook pics for this movie show awesome Smallville destruction and two suits...the first suit is the capeless one here.....there's a 2nd that has the cape and a different colored belt area...

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    R-Y-B

    by geodesigns

    RED <br><br> YELLOW <br><br> AND <br><br> BLUE

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    R-Y-B

    by geodesigns

    RED <br><br> YELLOW <br><br> AND <br><br> BLUE

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    RYB

    by geodesigns

    GOTTA BE RED, YELLOW AND BLUE, NOT VILOET, MUSTARD AND GREY, C'MON!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    FIX THE COLORS IN POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by geodesigns

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    SNYDER DOESN'T CARE ABOUT...

    by geodesigns

    COMIC BOOK PEOPLE (thank you, thank you)

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Supergoof ahoy!

    by successor

    The costume still looks terrible. Big surprise there. With any luck, this film will fail big time and drive a stake through the heart of Hollywood's comic book craze. Then maybe they can get back to making movies about real people.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Actor looks great, costume looks like rubbery shit.

    by the_box_drone

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Suit looks cool because of the muscles

    by vizui

    Who gives a shit if it's a muscle suit--Superman SHOULD BE MUSCULAR.. FUCK. I'd take drab colors, scales and no undies over bright colors, polyester and red undies if I get a Superman that looks like a muscular hero like he should.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Mixture of 40's noir and tech

    by blueant

    If you like the original comic book style and today's sleekness- looks good.. His suit was an off blue color exactly like this and not the sky blue color Christopher Reeve wore. ....although I think it needs a belt.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    acriticnotacynic

    by inkingeekX

    I agree, and that's the problem-because his suit wasn't made in the ancient past on a distant planet. It was made by a farmers wife in farmhouse in Kansas. Just more of Snyder and the producers doing as they plead with no thought to the integrity of the character and his canon

  • But real, detachable boots would have made him look more naked without trunks. Oh well.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    by acriticnotacynic

    Exactly what I was thinking, only I don't so much see it as a bad thing. It gives the suit a mythical look.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    above comment was adressed to mrwug

    by acriticnotacynic

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    'Nolan's doing' and the batsuit...

    by Darth Macchio

    ..I get what you're saying and don't disagree entirely although I will admit that a gray and black batsuit probably wouldn't work for Nolan's version of Batman (and yes I've seen badass versions of the gray/black suit from newer comic Bats versions - not just going off the gray/dark-blue of the Adam West version). Altho, and this is so "you had to be there" that it's painful - I had a middle school history teacher named 'Mr. Payne' and he was one of those "cool" teacher types with long hair and beard/mustache, jeans and cowboy boots, drove a Harley to school, and always played actually good soul/old rock albums prior to the bell ringing (this was in the 80's)...anyway, the class, on their own, would say in chorus "Good morning Mr. Payne!" the moment he walked in the room and me and a friend would always ape the "Froggy" voice from the Little Rascals character and say (loudly) "GOOD MORNING BRUCE WAYNE" and it was fucking hilarious every time for the entire school year. Yeah, you definitely had to be there...

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    at: inkingeekx

    by acriticnotacynic

    It's the mechanical vs. organic webshooters arguement. Why can't we have both?

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Please Superman, punch me. Punch me hard.

    by Roger Moon

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    it appears as though in order to be a super hero...

    by gringostar

    You must be an excellent seamstress/tailor. Seriously, these costumes are retarded. Magically Peter Parker just happened to wrangle up some special fabric at Fabricland and snazzy boots to make a stylish well tailored costume. Same with Superman... dumb.

  • Hey Clark, are you wearing a Superman costume under your clothes? It's just that I can see it, it's pretty fucking obvious. Dumbass.

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Why does the suit have to look filthy?

    by Damian Neal

    Looks like he's been pulling shifts at a quick-lube or changing tires. I think I hate it. Superman is so badass, he wears goofy red trunks and that's just he way it is. You can make crazy fashion statements when you are "Super"! Superman: The Movie got it right. Returns was good, but I hated the suit. Keep my icons ICONIC!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Disco Superman fighting Doctor Xanadu!

    by chien_sale

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    This film will have to gross more than SR for a sequel to be greenlight, IMO.

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    There's no way if its tie with SR in box-office gross will WB do another! Hell the costume alone already dates this movie because DC is just going tos switch back to the original. I predict NuDCU will fail and won't go a year. Another poster made mention of the red/blue split Superman which was FAIL and mullet Superman another FAIL! Seriously this costume is already dated and it haven't even made it to the big screen yet!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    bright red, and blue, WITH trunks, in fact looks amazing on Cavill, as you can see here-

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    someone did great photoshops on these pics to make the costume look better than it does... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=260007864020108&set=o.221774371201106&type=1&theater fleischer style. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=170195199721248&set=o.221774371201106&type=1&theater the costume looks perfectly acceptable with the red trunks. in fact it looks better. although the Fleischer version works better for me than any others bright red, and blue, WITH trunks, in fact looks amazing on Cavill, as you can see here http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=169756899765078&set=o.221774371201106&type=1&theater

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    @uberfreak -- YOU want the shorts OFF so there is less material

    by Dennis_Moore

    between you and his steel rod. Now, who's the closet case?

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Needs....

    by geodesigns

    Fuckin RED <br><br> Fuckin YELLOW <br><br> and <br><br> Fuckin BLUE!!!!!!!!!! <br><br> <br><br> HOLLYWOOD MOVIE EGOS- ALWAYS FUCKING IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "we want to do something different"<br><br> "we want to upgrade the look of the costume" <br><br> <br><br> :(

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 4:06 a.m. CST

    kind of looks like this - without the red belt

    by CARTMANEZ

    http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz243/agentcooper77/dulcetpinereboot.jpg pity they couldnt have put a little red in there around the waste.

  • maybe he'll start off wearing one thats v similar to the G Reeves or C Reeve spandex one before getting the one seen in the pics... unless he gets a more traditional one at the end of the movie...

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Wow, the costume designer must be an Albert Pyun fan

    by Movietool

    Looks just like the rubberized Captain America suit from the 1991 Cap flick. Except Pyun's costume designer had the good sense to not make Cap look like the rubber was recycled from a bunch of old basketballs, including the street grime. Why is it so hard to understand that Superman is an optimistic story, with an optimistic protagonist, who has an outrageously optimistic costume as well? Verdict: FAIL.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Yeah, cartmanez., that's more like it

    by rev_skarekroe

    A little red around the waist and there would be way less bitching.

  • Bottom right here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=169756899765078&set=o.221774371201106&type=1&theater It just says "superman". It also somehow looks manlier...which is weird, because it is brighter colors...perhaps it's because sports teams use bright colors? It also looks more confident...the dark suits look like a guy who is afraid, and trying a little TOO hard to be masculine, with the opposite result. (A lesson for Zack Snyder in genreal, lol.)

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    RED!

    by geodesigns

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    YELLOW!

    by geodesigns

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    BLUE!

    by geodesigns

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    HOLLYWOOD, GET SUPERMAN'S COLORS RIGHT!!!!!!!

    by geodesigns

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Dennis Moore... projecting much?

    by uberfreak

    Actually, I have no problem with your man love but if you think the red speedo needs to be there and you are "not gay" then you need to do some personal reflection. I can't see any other reason for it. Maybe you are European and think that your speedo is not ridiculed on American beaches.

  • Oct. 5, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    superman

    by zip

    Honestly, looks a thousand times better than Christopher Reeves' version.

  • Oct. 5, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    my vomit is throwing up

    by unit1421

    That looks HORRIBLE!!!