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Behold Some Costumes From Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL!!

The Licensing Expo in Vegas is often an interesting place to glimpse cool stiff from upcoming films...this year is no exception.  For example, they've got some costumes from Zack Snyder's forthcoming MAN OF STEEL on display.  We've already seen these costumes via spy photos and whatnot, but these images represent our first close-up/very clear look at some of the garb.  

The images below are clickable and will take you to their points of origin, where you can find higher res versions. 

Via ComingSoon...


Jor-El's costume...


Faora's costume...



And, of course, Superman's duds...



Superman's cape is made from drapery?  

You can find other variations/angels of these pics over at ComingSoon gallery, HERE.




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  • June 13, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    nicked your 1st douche

    by theothergoonie

  • June 13, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by mynamesdan

    that is all

  • June 13, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by Creepythinmanlivez


  • June 13, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by daveyf

    et moi j'ai niqué ta mère.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I dislike the trend of over-designing everything

    by rev_skarekroe

    Everything's covered in texture, with lots of modular pieces and overlapping layers of plastic and rubber. There's something to be said for simplicity of design. It's one of the reasons people find Apple products so aesthetically appealing. That said, I like the look of the cape.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Can Henry Cavill fill out that crotch?

    by Stallion_Cornell

    Large schlong going on.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Faora's is missing the camel toe.

    by Pat

    But Supes has moose knuckle. What gives?

  • June 13, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Supe's cape is PERFECT

    by Jaster

    Way better than the leather drapes from the last movie. Finally we got our big S back, the cape attaches at the shoulders and not around the throat (GOD that was fucking stupid!), and we have dispensed with the hot pants and go go boots from the last one.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Great costumes though

    by theothergoonie

    sort of halfway between Tim Burton's prototype Superman costumes and Nolan's Batman outfits. Good work. The torso/thigh detailing makes up nicely for the lack of red pants.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Zack Snyder can't direct traffic

    by kwisatzhaderach

    This is going to be a complete disaster.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    meh on supe's suit

    by JRcanReid

    looks like a superman/spiderman hybrid. If it's a great story, I'll probably love it. If it turns into a Zach Snyder movie, I'll probably hate it.

  • The suit doesn't matter, when Hack Snyder is directing, based on a script by a group of people that don't understand a thing about Superman. As long as WB keeps hiring the wrong people to do the job they will get bad results like with Superman Returns or Green Lantern.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    creepythinmanlivez & daveyf

    by theothergoonie

    Go suck a Kryptonite phallic Popsicle.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Is the cape a brighter shade of red

    by eric haislar

    I thought the one from the first pic of superman they released last year was more maroon. Could be the lighting.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Main Suit Made Out of Kickballs

    by Aquatarkusman

    So when Superman flings himself at Zod and smacks right into his torso, he can say "YOU'RE OUT!"

  • As someone else said, they are colorless, like a Giger painting. I'm not sure how the lore will work in this movie, but if Superman wore his costume on his home world he'd be like a flashing beacon of color.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Have faith

    by Lourdes Galan

    Snyder & Nolan will triumph

  • June 13, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I understand getting rid of the red undies, but ...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... they shoulda given the costume a red belt, or something. It simply needs a little colour in the abdomen area. It's too monochrome.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    This sartorial stuff won't hide the fact that...

    by gerry derboven

    this will turn out to be the Death of Supes. The visual style of Snyder just isn't right for the majesty of Superman. To me, Reeve will always be the perfect Man of Steel. I shudder at the tought of fast-slo-mo-fast bullshit and testicle crushing rawkmusic while Superman looks DjenGay Khan. Count me out.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    The suit REALLY needs something to break up all that blue.

    by Shermdawg

    I don't exactly agree with getting rid of the briefs, but come on, at least play with the Eradicator Superman two toned suit idea.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Seems like they can make a fairly accurate Aquaman suit now at least

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Super-Aqua-Man: The Movie?

  • June 13, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I give it two dismissive wanks and a fart sound.

    by Brian Mullett

    That is all.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I fucking LOVE the Nolan Batman films....

    by OldDickLemon

    but they may be the worst thing to have ever happened to super hero movies. Nolan developed a rich, gritty, detailed world that makes perfect sense within it's own context. Having the suit and tools evolve from experimental weapons tech is a perfect fit for a mentally unstable, billionaire vigilante. The Avengers (and the associated lead up films) worked so well in part because they stayed relatively true to their sources and didn't overly push the Nolan "gritty realism" style. Amazing Spider-Man and Man of Steel however seem to have fully embraced that, and it's just not a vibe I feel works appropriately in their universes. These suits (Supes and Spidey) don't look alien or handcrafted. With all the lines and textures, they look like mass produced Under Armour workout gear. Nolan didn't perfect a super hero formula, he perfect Batman, very different things, and those trying to knock of his style need to realize that.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Sorry bout that..

    by Baron Von Penguin

  • Wouldn't such texture and grip allow your enemies close quarter advantages?

  • June 13, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Would love a red belt, still looks good.

    by David Cloverfield

    I kinda like Snyder, curious about this, sue me.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I have a bad feeling about this

    by HectorTesticulo

    SUPERMANS costume is a distraction. It's hard to get caught up in the story when something so absurd is on screen. DR. MANHATTANS unnecessary dong being another example.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I don;t mind the texture on the suit./

    by eric haislar

    I just wish it was not on the S and the Boots.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Always knew his cape was movie curtains.

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    But then you look at it again and it's ok.

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Behold! my Super Crotch!

    by Brian Mullett

  • That's just my sheer curiousity. I've never cared enough about Supes to dig into his history. I don't mind the removal of the Red undies, but I could do with out the textured look.

  • I'm thinking of the Batman porno stills AICN ran a few months ago. <P> I agree, the first few costumes are incredibly over-designed. I sincerely hope they do something, maybe glow like the Donner movies to make all that nonsense look kinda necessary.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Welcome Back Creepy

    by TheAwareness

    Costumes look great, i was hoping to see zods robo battle suit

  • You know it to be true.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    COSTUMES rather.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

  • June 13, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    Did Ma Kent sew that???

    by Kevin

  • June 13, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by Brian Mullett

    The "S" in the diamond is a kryptonian symbol for "hope."

  • June 13, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Just happy the costume is red and blue this time.

    by sepharih

    You know....instead of brown and teal like lats time.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    It's not a S. The whole thing is there family seal. The Trangle around it and all. Think Like Hieroglyphs. To us who speak English it resembles a S.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by obijuanmartinez

  • All your attention goes right to his bulge... it sucks you in and you can't look away. A red belt would have easily solved this black-hole to his bulge problem.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    An actual adult. Not the shit you serve them indians.

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Now we know why they redesigned Supes' costume in the comics

    by Mr. Anderson

    because the new approach at DC and Marvel is that the comics have to match the movies wherever possible. Hence Superman loses the red undies and Nick Fury is black in the regular Marvel U. Oddly enough, I really like that costume for the movie, but really dislike it in the comics. Weird.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    LOL! I saw these yesterday..

    by quadrupletree

    Someone commented on here yesterday that I should head over to comingsoon to see what your headline(s) would be today. Sorry, but it's funny.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Well, if Snyder fucks up, there's always Nolan as a back-up.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • June 13, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Can't you guys picture his cape moving in slo mo as he punches baddies?

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    That's pretty much all Snyder does. I enjoyed his previous works (even Sucker Punch, sue me) but I admit I am nervous for this since it's suck an iconic character. Granted I'm not much of a fan of Superman when it comes to the movies and never really cared for his comics until he died. So, I guess, we'll see.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Earlier TBer alluded to this, these are Nolan-fied

    by Wcwlkr

    I agree what Nolan has done with Batman is great, but I don't think the same formula should apply to Superman & Spider-man. But it can't be worse than Superman Returns

  • June 13, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    At least the cape doesn't look like a fruit roll-up.

    by cookylamoo

    Like in the last Superman movie.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Thanks @supermansredshorts & @erichaislar that makes sense

    by Wcwlkr

    Fully understand it now. Never knew that.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    "Nick Fury is black in the regular Marvel U"

    by Shermdawg

    Wait....he's black in the 616 now too?

  • June 13, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Could they have made a less sexy costume for Faora?

    by cookylamoo

    Unless you're into rubber.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Terrified about Snyder

    by mattythelionheart

    As his ego gets bigger, his films get worse. I do acknowledge the amazing cast though.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    So, the suits are total body armor....

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

    But nobody ever needs a helmet ? Fuckin' Kryptonians. "OBSURE NOT MY VISAGE ! GAZE UPON MY NOBLE FEATURES, FOES, AND ADMIRE MINE MOISTURIZING REGIMEN !!!" Egotistical bastards.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    So.... this is Super Aquaman's suit?

    by SergeantStedenko

    Seems it should be designed to be aerodynamic if anything.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The stole the cape from the Red Room in Twin Peaks

    by SergeantStedenko

    Where's Annie?! Where's Annie?!

  • June 13, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    They act like the people who designed the original suit were ..

    by The_All_Dead

    ..not artist,but they were and filling in that abdomen section with colored undies or a belt of some kind is simple fucking design flow. Fill that shit in you idiots. And how can spideys feet stick to walls through a thick ass pair of sneakers?

  • June 13, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Why the texture on the super suits these days?

    by Royston Lodge

    Because spandex and foam padding looks stupid, that's why: 80s Spider-Man: 90s Flash: 90s Justice League: Affleck's Daredevil:

  • June 13, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    How do they go to the bathroom?

    by DrPain

    Superman's costume is too dark.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Only thing they got right this time was the "S" symbol size.

    by DrPain

  • June 13, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST Jor-El is a Space Jockey now?

    by torpedoboy

    I'm confused

  • June 13, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Why is "S" the symbol of the El family?

    by Royston Lodge

    Why did the Russians spell USSR as CCCP? Kryptonian alphabet's different.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I've never seen a Zach Snyder movie that want good

    by Cimarrian77

    All the little hater bitches like to whine but the guy makes badass flicks. Dawn of the Dead was better than the original and 300 is classic. Even the one with the owls as pretty good.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    --wasn't good---

    by Cimarrian77

  • June 13, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I would get so much ass in that superman costume at a convention

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    From now on Superman will only be known as 'The Velvet Drape'

    by MrSandwich

    Come on. Was that cape made out of a Victorian sofa?

  • June 13, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Krypotians were really into capes.

    by DrPain

  • June 13, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    *Kryptonians were really into capes.

    by DrPain

    Krypotians too lol

  • June 13, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Really DO NOT like Superman's suit.

    by Clavius

    I don't mind the "S" and the boots look alright but the rest of it is just way too over designed and don't get me started on Jor-El's suit, holy tap-dancing Jesus! We need to believe that Clark is wearing this thing under his regular clothes and there's NO WAY I can accept this suit being stuffed under his normal Daily Planet 3-piece. I know Christopher Reeve's suit was pretty much a literal interpretation straight from the comics but it worked. It was simple and effective, and it looked light enough that it wasn't hard to believe that it was Clark's underwear and it's iconic as hell. In the 80's / 90's everything was all skin-tight black leather (no complaints in Michelle Pfeiffer's case in Batman Returns but I digress). Now all of the suits seem to have this scaly textured, very hard and armored look. Spider-Man, Star Trek (In case one never noticed, all the uniform tops had tiny starfleet symbols all over them making this scaly, textured effect and I hated it), Superman Returns and now this one. I understand needing to put in a few details here and there which is fine but this is way over the top, even worse than the Returns suit IMO. But then Snyder has never been one for subtlety. God I wish they'd pull him off this project.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    drpain-Superman's costume is too dark.

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Answered your own "bathroom" question. The urine makes it dark.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    They did manage to hide the curtain rod...

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    does NO ONE remember the classic Carol Burnett "Gone With The Wind" sketch. Buncha young punks...

  • June 13, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Royston, who says that's an "S"?

    by Simpsonian

    It's probably some Kryptonian symbol or letter that someone mistakes for an "S" and dubs him "S"uperman

  • June 13, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Looks Good! I think this movie....

    by cwalker28

    will get it right. If it doesn't make the money they want, please don't do another reboot. I'm sick of fucking origin stories for iconic characters.

  • All show, no go. It's gonna suck harder than Jenna Jameson.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Nice cape. What is that, velvet?

    by daggor

  • June 13, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    It's nice to see that the suit has it's own penis.

    by kirttrik

  • June 13, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Seems to me there's a Superman suit under Jor El's armor

    by Transhuman

  • June 13, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    One day we might even get a trailer...

    by Saltoner

  • June 13, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Welcome to the 1990s...

    by TopHat

    EDGY!! DARK!! EXTREME!! GEN X!! meh.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Clark Kent is going to need more than a phone booth...

    by werewolfbynight

    to change into that costume. Maybe he can keep a group of homeless people on retainer in an alley near the Daily Planet.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    are we really complaining...

    by Richard

    about the suit, in a movie when the heroes main means of disguising his identity is slicking back his hair and putting on a pair of glasses?

  • June 13, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Looks like they traded the red undies and belt for the Golden Snitch


    Anyone else see it?

  • June 13, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    They should have gone in more of this direction.

    by eric haislar It's close but two tone the blue and add a red belt.

  • June 13, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Looks like Supes and Spidey shop at the same store!

    by HapaPapa72

  • June 13, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    You can't spell Superman without S&M

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Snyder's Super-Codpiece is simply Schumacher's Bat-Nipples. "Kneel before Zod" will take on an entirely different feel. Screw the Super Boy Scout, Hollywood is about sex. And bondage.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    erichaislar: Agreed. That's a very good design.

    by Royston Lodge

  • June 13, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    octoburn: Yes, we are complaining about the suit, because...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...Superman's costume is an American pop culture icon. Fuck up a superhero movie's costume and everything else falls apart. Now, this costume isn't THAT bad. It's no 90s Justice League, after all. Still it's distracting.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    "How do they go to the bathroom?"

    by buggerbugger

    They don't have to, because they've got super-bladders. Only on Earth, though. Back on Krypton, everyone just walks around smelling of piss.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but...

    by Triple_J_72

    ... I always thought that whole thing with Krypton using the "S" emblem was stupid. And I always will. So there.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Not bad designs..I think the texture on Supes suit is too prominent though

    by alienindisguise

    and that it's all the same texture even on his boots just seems lame.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Should we call him the Velvet Fog?

    by harry

    What is with that cape? He should be called the Velvet Fog and we should see Supes listen to Mel Torme. Hate the costume. Still miss Christopher Reeve...the perfect Superman. Dont know how you can top the original movie with Reeve as an origin story, plus top Stamp as Zod, or John Williams music...and the heart and innocense of that movie. The only thing this movie will have going for it is the Visual FX. Am I the only one who still enjoys the slight campy humour of those Reeve movies? And I dont include the shitstorm that is Quest for Peace of course. Otisburgh??

  • June 13, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    shermdawg, re: Nick Fury

    by Mr. Anderson From the Battle Scars comic, in the regular 616 universe. Coulson is there too.

  • Maybe it's like a Nike Air sneaker pump. You can see it's already being demonstrated in the display!

  • June 13, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Superman's costume - ribbed for her pleasure

    by Crimson Dynamo

    i'd really like to see a Superman or Spider-Man movie where the costume genuinely looks home made, like the George Reeves suit

  • June 13, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Weren't they filming MOS this time last year?

    by Steve

    And the movie doesn't release till summer next year? They just keep dangling that carrot. Maybe it'll get pushed back to 2014?

  • June 13, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah, it's not an S, it's like the Kyptonian Sean John Clothing

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Basically, Superman was sucked into whatever bad fashion trend was going when the planet blew up and basically is wearing a Baby Phat shirt or some other bad logo and doesn't realize it. He's just lucky his ass doesn't say Juicy in Kyptonian.

  • Still, it's not THAT far-fetched. Different cultures that never had contact with each other have come up with similar symbols independent of each other. Think of all the different permutations of the swastika, for example. The Greeks. the Romans, north american indians, India, and celtic tribes all used variations of it. If we can live with the idea of an alien species that looks identical to human beings, we should be able to live when them coming up with a symbol that happens to sorta look like an S.

  • I can't remember.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    TOO TEXTUREY !!!!!!!!!!


    TOO TEXTUREY !!!!!!!!!!

  • June 13, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Wow, they really nailed it...

    by Evil Sean

    ...the contoured penis sheath is WAY less gay than red shorts

  • June 13, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    That's Nick Fury Jr., the white Nick Fury's illegitimate son.

    by Royston Lodge The fact that he wears an eye patch, however, is really silly. It's like the episode of the Simpsons where Lisa gets a bunch of new cats and names the last one Snowball 2 to avoid confusion. They should rename him Armin Tamzarian: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I'm glad they've brought Coulson into 616 though.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Are those Kryptonians descended from Helm's Deep elves?

    by kidicarus

  • June 13, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Approach to Superman's disguise

    by Transhuman

    Why would anybody assume that someone with Superman's abilities would get a day job and disguise himself as a normal person? He's SUPERMAN. He can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Clark being the mild-mannered reporter that he is, he should blend in with the rest of the human population quite well. There should be no particular reason for anyone to assume or suspect that he's Superman based on looks alone. Everyone knows him as Clark Kent, and they know Superman as Superman. I'd even have Clark joke with Lois about how people say he looks like Superman, and Lois responding with a "you wish, Smallville." Just keep him out of the "you're not around when Superman is around" situations and I think the disguise would be totally believable.

  • indeed. vegas is a great place to get *stiff*. <p> do forgive me i'm usually not a typo nazi, but that was a bit to funny to let pass without comment.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Man of steel costume

    by Mark Lyons

    How come they never put the "S" on the back of the cape anymore?

  • June 13, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Faora stole Luthor's battle armor

    by MonkMayfair

    That'll teach him to build it with boobs.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    transhuman: Seriously, that's retarded.

    by Royston Lodge

    A better explanation: "Yeah, it's stupid, but the character was created 75 fuckin' years ago. Just live with it, ok?" On the other hand, I thought the way they handled it in Superman Birthright wasn't completely terrible. Maybe that's the purpose of the bulge. It draws attention away from his face.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Transhuman

    I think it's because it's a pain when it comes to special effects/digital work.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    At least it's better then how they handled it on Smallville.

    by Royston Lodge

    Clark works at the Daily Planet for years WITHOUT glasses, and STILL nobody notices that he's Superman?!?! Wut?

  • How cool would THIS be? So yeah, we're all tired of the same old "Superman's not around when Clark is, vice versa" thing... Since Superman is so freaking ridiculously fast, and can seem to appear in multiple places at once due to his super-speed, you have a scene where — while Superman is rescuing a cat or some relatively unimportant side-thing — and at the same time he's standing nearby as Clark — and Lois is watching the whole thing! That'd be original and pretty cool, IMO.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by Transhuman

    I wouldn't assume that someone with Superman's capabilities would be working 40 hours a week like the rest of us. If I knew he was an alien, I'd probably think he had a ship somewhere or something and stayed there. But I wouldn't immediately assume that he's living among us. I'm not sure why that's retarded.

  • Certain things, like the "S" on the cape, had to go. If I remember correctly.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Modern explanation for the S isn't that bad, askshully.

    by Royston Lodge

    The Superman Returns novelization says that the Kryptonian symbol is supposed to resemble a serpent coiled inside a shield.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Yesterday's news is today's news on AintItCool?

    by kravmaguffin

    Maybe Coming Soon should put a banner on this site... gfy

  • June 13, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Hack Snyder has a chance to redeem himself

    by Kytas

    For us fans, the odds are clearly not in our favour.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by Transhuman

    I agree. It's totally unbelievable at times because they've written it that way in the past. It's a tired act. If he can do that type of thing that totally makes it impossible for Lois and others to think otherwise, they should do that and put it to bed. There's also no reason to have it where Superman reveals himself to the world and everyone's saying "oh but who is he really?" He's Superman, the flying man with super-strength.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    If everybody KNOWS that Superman has super-speed ...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... then having him stand next to Clark would just give people a chance to compare them side-by-side. Anybody looking at them standing next to each other would have to be completely retarded not to realize they're the same person. The answer is simply to not think about it too much.

  • Funniest image ever. That's all I will think of during every scene he's in. "Be brave my son...pffffft.... for you must be earth's one true defender... pfffffft.."

  • June 13, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    "Say, Jim that is one Bad outfit"!

    by Stalkeye


  • June 13, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    FFS! Not another origin story.

    by Bigdada

    I'm not even a Superman fan, and I know the damn story. Enough already.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I really really dig Supes costume

    by Bass Ackwards

    The others are pretty generic, but I think the take on Supes outfit is great.

  • And if any fool dare digress, take a look at Reeves'/Donner's Superman before talking shite. Fuck this New 52 nonsense.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge, that's kind of what I mean

    by Transhuman

    I'm hoping the approach they take with the mentality of the people around Clark isn't that they're on the lookout for Superman disguised as someone, rather they don't even consider that fact because they don't have any reason for a Superman to do such a thing. If they take that approach, the disguise problem becomes less prevalent.

  • Over-designed.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST


    by buggerbugger

    They did something similar to that in the comics years ago. While Clark was reading the TV news (I guess this was during some alt-Earth Crisis thing or something?), he nipped out to fight Solomon Grundy, who was tearing apart the city centre for some grumpy reason or another. In order to be in two places at the same time, Superman hypnotised some studio guy, changed his face (somehow) to look exactly like Clark Kent, then popped him in front of the TV cameras mid-sentence. Seeing as he moved so fast, nobody saw this happening with the naked eye. Or... something. Hmm. Superman goes around hypnotising innocent people to do his bidding? Does he do that often?

  • June 13, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    As for the 616 Fury being Black....

    by Stalkeye

    That explanation of him being the original Fury's son is reaching for shit and comes off like a bad comedy synopsis. (Starring samuel Jackson and from the producers of Amos and Andrew.) The worse fucking idea since the Spidey Clone Wars or Hulk and the Agents of SMASH. Someone, please fire Joe Q's fat ass.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by kaijuturtle

    where is the originality anymore?

  • June 13, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I'd rather have Black Fury as an LMD than the "Son of Fury".

    by Stalkeye

    I guess next to Superman, Nick is also considered a deadbeat dad.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I have faith in this flick...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Because at least we know will get some Supes action in the one. In Returns we got the plane crash and him saving the city from countless disasters but he never fought anyone. I think that ended up being the major issue. If Lex had Metallo as a henchman... We'd have a Superman Returns sequel by now I'm sure of it.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Why is Snyder slo-mo bad?

    by Eric

    I love the idea of having these moments in Synder's films that feel like you are looking at panels in a comic book and getting a moment to take in the whole visual splendor instead of it just whizzing by in the blink of an eye. So why is that "bad'? Why??

  • June 13, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    They look SUPER, man!!!

    by 3D-Man

  • June 13, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Always with the fish scales...

    by TheWrathOfSean

    Ever since Sam Raimi's first Spider Man flick, we get fish scales on every super hero. Geeze, this ain't Aquaman!

  • June 13, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by TallanDagwood

    Clark Kent does not believe himself to be an alien. He thinks of himself as a human with extraordinary abilities, and due to the way he was raised he believes he has a moral duty to use the abilities to benefit others. I doubt anyone outside of his family circle could ever understand such behavior that drives him to lead the double life, therefore your idea makes a great deal of sense in that people would not assume he 'lives among us' and works for a living. However, the downside of that is the way he chooses to live among us. Working in the media - in today's world he would never need to step foot in an office to be in touch with what is going on in the world, but when he was created it was the best thing going. But by doing so he has no explanation for the absences that correspond with Superman's absences, and given time, even the most inept and clueless reporter is going to put two and two together. One of the most ridiculous aspects of Superman Returns was how Clark Kent came back the exact time Superman did after a five years absence. I do not recall in the movie if Lois ever remarked on that, and given that she somehow conceived a child from an Alien, you would think she might notice such a coincidence.

  • ;-)

  • June 13, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    They had to change the red shorts due to legal reasons

    by Rupee88

    This was probably said above but due to lawsuit from Shuster estate, etc...just google it if you are curious

  • June 13, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Gonna suck

    by positivelySlime

    Dawn of the Dead remake - sucked. Had a few decent scenes here and there, but why remake this to begin with if you're not going to improve on it? You finally get your dream, Zack Snyder. Your first film gets to be a REMAKE! Bet you were happy since nothing you do is original, you hack fuck. 300 - cheesy homoerotic green screen turd. "This is Spartaaa!" Shut the fuck up. Movie sucked. Watchmen - don't even get me started. One of the worst films ever made. Ever. I was actually excited for it with the trailers...then logic kicked in. Saw it anyway. Wish I hadn't. Legend of the Whateverthefuck - didn't fucking even see it. Sucker Punch - goddamnit, Snyder...what the fuck is the matter with you, asshole?! I'd be ashamed of myself if I were you... HOW THE FUCK can anyone drop retarded comments like "I have faith in Zack Snyder" after watching ANY of his films? What kind of drugs are you on? Whatever they are, I want some. Superman is a boring, worn-out character that no one cares about anymore. Movie will bomb. Not only because the movie will obviously suck, but because people DON'T GIVE A FUCKING TOSS ABOUT SUPERMAN!! FUCK Zack Snyder!! Asshole face.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Why does all costume design look the same now???

    by squirtloaf

    Seriously. Those kryptonian suits look like everything from Transformers to Battleship to the Asgardians in all has that vaguely Geiger-ish bio-machinery look.<br><br> I kinda wish they had gone with the original '30's-'50's look for the stuff, because who's to say an alien culture wouldn't have that look...or be big on bell bottoms, or be going through a vest phase. <br><br> Costume designers need to get out of their own asses, and instead of chasing the trends of now, come up with shit that is more objective and random.<br><br> Just sayin :)

  • June 13, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Slapping an "S" on his Kryptonian parents was idiotic retcon BS

    by Smartacus

    Every time I see a Jor El with a big fat Superman "S" on his chest I cringe. It was a stupid idea from day one.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Also, he's not just a reporter. He's a star reporter.

    by Royston Lodge

    He's not just writing the obits or the horoscopes for the Peoria Tattler. He writes FRONT PAGE stories for the most prestigious newspaper in the country, if not the world! Maybe in 1938 you could write front page stories for the New York Times and still keep a low profile. Today it makes no sense. Really, if you were to set out to fix all the things about Superman that makes no sense, you'd end up ruining the whole property. You'd have to make sure that Supes never stops long enough for anybody to snap a photo. That means no love affair with Lois and certainly no media interviews or public appearances. You'd have to make Clark a no-name employee at the Daily Planet who never sets foot on the newsroom floor. Like, he works in the mailroom or something. That means no professional rivalry between Clark and Lois, and no friendship with a photojournalist like Jimmy Olsen. Those two changes eliminate a huge number of available storylines. Just live with the silliness and move on. If you really NEED realism, look elsewhere.

  • Absolutely not, from what I can remember of the story :)

  • June 13, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Superman story I always wanted to see evolve

    by Bass Ackwards

    I always wanted to see Superman evolve out of the Clark Kent character. Its something that starts as a crutch for him, to maintain some sense of normalcy, but after time he has to realize that all that time he spends dinking around as Clark Kent and ogling Lois, people are DYING! He can't save everyone, but he can up his percentages by not hanging out at the Daily Planet and having gab sessions with Jimmy. I'd always thought we needed a Superman character that evolved away from Clark Kent, and eventually just becomes Superman.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Kal El wandering the Earth. It worked in Superman Birthright.

    by Royston Lodge

    The storyline about young Clark in Africa was pretty decent. You don't get a job at the Daily Planet without a pretty decent portfolio first, and you can't build that kind of portfolio in small town Kansas.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    @bass ackwards

    by TallanDagwood

    See: Kingdom Come

  • Makes sense.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by Bass Ackwards

    I actually thought the same thing about Singer and Superman Returns, it wasn't a runaway hit, but it actually performed on the same level as Batman Begins, and though flawed, it did have some strong stuff that would make for a good foundation of a franchise. I think if WB had a bit more confidence and greenlit a sequel, Singer would have produced a pretty kick ass movie that would have knocked it out of the park.

  • ...that actually wasn't too bad. They said he was doing some super-hypnotism thing with his eyes while he was Clark (amplified by the glasses, natch), without even realizing it. <br><br><br>This hypnotic suggestion-thingie was purely visual, and worked when Clark was on television as well<br><br><br> When he figured out, they gave him a self aware moment of:"So THAT'S why nobody ever figured this shit out!" lol.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    wookie_blowjob is nuts

    by Mr. Giant

    Tim Burton's Batman was GIGANTIC. So yeah, people did care about Batman...and even Nolan's Batsuit is basically based off what Burton did, which was a huge change from the comic book look.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    The glasses thing

    by Mr. Giant

    It COULD, I wear glasses. But when I act in movies, I usually don't wear them since I'm usually some sort of bad guy. And the number of times I came out of a premiere and everyone was asking where was I, they thought I was supposed to be in the movie...and I was like a MAJOR character in it. So, I can buy the glasses thing, it really works!

  • June 13, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    bass ackwards: Nah. Singer wrote himself into a corner.

    by Royston Lodge

    Superman Returns had some interesting ideas, but it didn't do anything good for the mythology. Giving Supes and Lois a kid really killed it for me. Mostly, Superman Returns was a series of missed opportunities. It COULD have been the start of a new trilogy, if they'd made a few changes: - They shoulda make Lois' husband a bit more heroic, to illustrate that Lois truly no longer needs Superman. Make Routh and Madsen rivals for Lois' affections. - The paternity of the kid shoulda been left ambiguous. - They coulda explored way more deeply how Superman's absence affected society (crime and deaths from natural disasters must have skyrocketed during his 5-year absence, no?). As it was, the movie was a decent capstone to the Donner/Reeve mythology, but it left nowhere for the writers to go next. Time to move on.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by positivelySlime

    Blew. Why do people always give this turd such high praise? It looks like shit, its acted like shit, its written like shit, effects were shit... It is just shit.

  • June 13, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Why most very superhero costume look like it was made by Spalding?

    by Tom Fremgen

    Seriously, ugly with a touch of s&m to me.

  • June 13, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Why MUST EVERY Superhero costume

    by Tom Fremgen

    Sorry :P

  • June 13, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    squirtloaf: Ah, good 'ol 70s Superman and his endless supply of powers.

    by Royston Lodge

    That's almost as silly as the cellophane S from Superman 2.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    but how do the suits look in slow-mo.

    by vulturess

    because in fast-mo they will be just blurred anyway.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns, not a terrible movie but terribly disappointing

    by TallanDagwood

    Singer had everything going for him when he took the reins: Critical as well as commercial success. Proven track record with comic book franchises, which gave him instant credit with the fan bases. A broad based appeal across genres. And what did he do with all of that goodwill and bankability? He created yet another slow moving, action-less Superman movie with the lead villain only wanting to acquire new real estate. It aped the worse aspects of the Donner movies, while adding a heaping dose of truly horrendous ideas -hybrid earth/alien kid, disappearing for five years , reappearing with Clark Kent at same time, alloying thugs to beat him to near death because of shard of kyrptonite, then moving an entire island laced with the stuff into outer space, Jesus motif. It was a terrible misfire and Singer did not deserve a second chance after squandering such capital. If the movie made any money at all, and i doubt it was much if any when promotion costs and theater costs were factored in, it still was not enough to greenlight Singer with a sequel.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Allowing not alloying

    by TallanDagwood

  • June 13, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    tallandagwood: I liked the IDEA of Superman leaving for 5 years...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... it's just that Singer fucked it up in the execution. There's so much they COULD have done with that idea. Imagine, Superman goes to Krypton and finds a nothing but rubble, and that alone throws him into a deep depression. Then, he returns to find a planet that's gone to hell in a handbasket. Crime is through the roof. War and terrorism everywhere. Lex Luther in the White House. Everybody, including Lois, blames Supes for the planet's problems. Lois has a really awesome husband (who can fly, no less), and a kid who may or may not be Supes' kid. And Supes can't even drink his sorrows away, cuz alcohol doesn't work on him. So maybe he tries to get his old job back as Clark Kent, but Perry White tells him that the news business has changed too much in five years, what with the Internet and all, and Kent is a dinosaur. Now THAT'S a good set up for a new set of Superman stories.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by Bass Ackwards

    Yea, I think it'd make for an interesting character arc at least, even if by the end of it he came back and realized he needed Clark in some way. And you and Royston are right on the writing themselves into a corner with the kid, I kind of forgot (willfully ignored) that. Eh, I guess I just really liked Routh and wanted to see a bit more of him in the role.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    super movie

    by zip

    To me anything is better than the Chris Reeve ones, I am sorry he was a mediocre superman at best. You can disagree

  • I am sure you know the story, and it has an superman has 'left' the world element that echoes the five year absence in SR. You are correct, if that aspect had been handled better by Singer it would have made an awesome story, but he went the ultra safe and boring route of trying to ape Donner and only used the worse aspects of the Donner movies (slow moving and little to no action as well as Luthor only being interested in property) Maybe that tickled him, but it did other things to the audience.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Your Insane is was the living embodiment of Superman. It was like he walked right off the page.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    from a more political perspective

    by Pipple

    I hope this movie is a return to form for dignified and classy gentlemen of old, and not the new modern lame ass shia labeof-ian asswipes we keep getting. If there's one thing I like about snyder is that he seems to have a reverence for classic male father figures and he seems to be putting that in this movie. Fucking awful costume though bro.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Shhh, I think that's Spandex, over there, crying in the corner...

    by Darth Macchio

    I feel really bad for spandex. It's gotten a very bad rap lately. As someone else said, all superheros apparently utilize kick-ball rubber when making their supersuits. I don't know if that's a good thing or not. It's like you're wearing a "kick me" suit instead of a sign on your back. But then, what happens if you ran up and kicked Superman? Or Spider-man? Speaking of which...why does Spidey get a hyphen and Supes doesn't? Is it a DC/Marvel thing? Iron Man even gets a space! Was DC unable to get a hold of the extra bits in those prehistoric printing presses? DC's version of "cobol" and the terrible millennium bug, so to speak? But Spandex still has it's place I think. Surely, no one would ever confuse you for a kick-ball if you were wearing it. I think.

  • Polaroids or even a case of the Kryptonian clap.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    cookylamoo: Really, he shoulda died in the Kryptonian asteroid field.

    by Royston Lodge

    Dude, Kryptonite kills you.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Survey!! What would be YOUR supersuit?

    by Darth Macchio

    Seriously. Imagine you get Supes/Chronicle/whatever's power, what would you use for a supersuit? (And no Green Lantern or greatest American Hero heroes as they both come with the suit) Consider: hiding your identity (yes/no), fabric wear and tear, stealth or color, subtance or style... I used to think I'd just get a ninja suit but then it would tear up quickly. Leather is good as it's highly durable but its hot and a pain if it gets wet. can ride up a bit but even if you worked that out, it's still very fragile... Not as easy as it might sound if you thought about what would be your supersuit?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Apparantly, cod pieces are passé on Krypton.

    by Snookeroo

    So Kryptonians are part horse. Who knew?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    darth macchio: Why bother hiding your identity?

    by Royston Lodge

    If I had Superman's powers, I wouldn't be a hero. MWahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • June 13, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Doth Mother know you weareth her drapes?

    by Axl Z

    Still prefer the dayglow Nick Cage costume with working led lights, imgine seeing that in the nights sky!

  • June 13, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    yes mediocre

    by zip

    this is the scrawny Chris reeves this is superman ... oh they totally look alike... if you squint really hard. Sorry, no he looks nothing like superman.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    The side and forearm pieces should be red

    by Ash Talon

    The side and forearm pieces should be red. That would help to break up all the blue. Having them gray just doesn't work. It's yet another color that doesn't need to be there. <p> And yes, they just overthought the design. Too much unnecessary texture. Adding texture to the costume doesn't make it more interesting.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Love Jor-El's costume, that's badass

    by moonlightdrive

    But Supe's does need a break from blue.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Future Generations

    by pintoman

    ...will look back at these superhero suits with textures and laugh. They'll think we only did it because of High-Def. They will be right.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Behold a story thats like 3 days old!!!!

    by Broken_Bad

    it's not news when it's been on the interwebs for several days. Comingsoon and comicbookmovie had this shit monday. This site's getting so fucking lazy.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    totally agree.

    by Broken_Bad

  • June 13, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    wookie_blowjob, you're right about Batman and Robin

    by Mr. Giant

    That movie definitely hurt Batman Begins. But I think a lot of people sort of liked Forever. I half did, it had some great stuff and some awful (I bet Jones looks back at his Two-Face with embarassment now). It definitely made a chunk more money than Returns though.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Bass Ackwards, Wookie BJ, Royston, and the Suit...

    by Michael

    Guys - Good to see some gents actually discussing things relevant to the film on this TB. Refreshing to read some people not trolling for a change. My observation on the suit: I think it's awesome. I noticed that it looks like it might be Jor-El's that was left to Kal on the ship. If you notice underneath the leather/armor of Jor-El's suit, you'll see fabric that looks exactly like Supermans suit - all the way down to the "wristband" things. Might explain the origin of the suit better than Martha Kent having extremely elaborate seamstress skills?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Looks the same to me. I don't need to squint. please tell us who you would want to play superman?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Thought I read somewhere

    by Chris

    that Snyder's version of Krypton was going to be more of a medieval design than Donner's Ice World. Does anybody know if there's any truth to that, or are we just gonna see the same design again?

  • But yeah, let's not have instances of Superman pulling some new power out of his ass to suit a situation. No eye lasers, no freezing breath, no cellophane as touched on earlier. Perhaps he cand discover them to use at a later time but none of this out of nowhere crap. He's fast and he's strong and he can see through shit that isn't lead.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    A lack of underwear should be the least of our concerns

    by Chris

  • June 13, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Where's ZOD's S&M suit?


  • June 13, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Also your comparing a Chris Reeve to a Jim Lee Superman that was drawn at least in the last Decade. Here compare him to a 70's Superman.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    meant that I agree with tallandagwood...

    by Broken_Bad

    I feel that Singer squandered a huge opportunity to bring the man of steel back to the public eye. I loved seeing supes fly, catch a plane and all that, it brought the comics to life in that way, but luthors motives, the stupid thugs and that dumbass kitty bitch, along with the kid and the obvious plot hole of clark returnig at the same time superman did, jesus, wtf were they thinking?

  • June 13, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Yes Superman Returns is shit and Singer is an asshole

    by Rupee88

    He just had no respect for the character or for the audience/fans. Avengers has shown that you can stay true to the characters and their history and create a very entertaining film. You don't have fuck with things for no reason and give Superman a kid or make him into a creepy stalker and everything else. He is just a douche and his Lois Lane was totally wrong too..just poor judgment and instincts and his x-men movies weren't even that good, watching them now. He just fucked up big time and he deserves all the negative fallout.

  • June 13, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Superman's suit is clearly underneath Jor-El's armor

    by Michael

    I'm convinced.

  • June 13, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    People talking shit about Synder

    by Darth_Kaos

    I loved his remake of Dawn Of The Dead. I think that might actually be the best remake of an 80's movie to this date. However, after 300 (which I totally hated) he became a "hack" taking style over substance (Sucker Punch). Now, I did like his Watchmen movie, and I can see how WB gave him the gig based on it. Just have to see a trailer to judge. But at this time he's 50/50.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Wot the cur-tenzz?

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    chris reeve

    by zip

    I don't want to compare him to 70's superman, I want to compare him to now, we live in the present. as for who I would pick, I have no idea I am not trying to make one. I just don't think the old one is the be all superman. It is time for a update.

  • lol!

  • Watchmen was not a great movie but at least he stayed true to the source material...same with 300. I'm just hoping he can finally give us some truly super heroic action and fights. A fight between Superman and Zod should be earth shaking. There were a couple of decent moments in the Avengers with super powered being clashing but the best superhero fight ever is actually in the otherwise lame Matrix 3. Smith and Agent Neo going at it was almost epic...Snyder needs to have that playing on a loop in his trailer for inspiration.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Homenugget also left his lil ol grey hair momma to run the farm by herself!

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    He also, if you believe the movie, must have had a wham, BIG bam, thank you ma'am with Lois then hauled ass for K town without bothering to check how she was doing after fucking her into oblivion and back. His super hearing would have detected the heartbeat of a baby if he had hung around long enough, so yeah not only a rotten son and a deadbeat dad, but an insensitive lover to boot!

  • June 13, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Agreed. I want to see Supes and zod trading punches so hard windows shatter from the shock waves. One punch rocking someone into orbit. Throwing someone through 2 buildings. Crazy shit.

  • It's a mind beam. His krypton brain is much more advanced on the evolutionary scale. He is able to focus molecules in the air with his mind. He uses his finger to focus the particles and matter into a strong beam. The finger just acts as a visual aide to help him focus. He uses a similar technique for his heat vision. He accelerates molecules and focuses them through the lenses of his eyes. I dunno

  • June 13, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Snyder is about a percent off from becoming another Paul W S Anderson.

    by Bradly Durant

  • June 13, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Superman vs A L I E N : The Quest for Peace

    by Marlboroliteman

  • June 13, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Event Horizon had much more developed characters as well

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    and 3 musketeers

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    by Umney

    hectortesticulo, Dr. Manhattan's dong was necessary, it’s was flapping proof that the guy was rapidly losing touch with humanity, to a point where he saw no wrong in doing his day to day business completely naked.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    So that slam doesn't really hold as much weight as it used to.

    by UltraTron

  • June 13, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Lets not go that far. His powers should be, Flight, Heat Vision, Xray Vision, Speed, Hearing, Strength, and invulnerability. Super breath and all the other shit is lame as hell.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Matrix 3 was anything but epic

    by Chris

    and that's including the terrible CGI shitfest of Neo and Agent Smith duking it out. The Avengers had some amazing superhero fights, but my all time favorite goes to Superman 2, the end fight in Metropolis always had me glued to the TV

  • June 13, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by TallanDagwood

    That is just it, they were not thinking. I believe Singer has genuine fondness for Donner's movies and wanted to pay a certain homage to them. In the process he took the worse aspects of Donner's movies (slow pacing and little to no action as well as the real estate scheme and Luthor) and distilled them into his own mess of a movie. I am sure he was just tickled that he could do such an homage, but there was very little thought given to how it actually would play out to audiences. Just terrible decision making.

  • That was in the DVD extra. Hulk vs Abomination was perty gud too.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    yeah, the third act really kills it. It's not just the squid thing. It's a bunch of stuff. Also Most the Violence is so over the top. They are normal people but able to punch someone into a way and break it. Stuff like that seems so out of left field.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Matrix 3 sucked fake chocolate pie out of a digital pussy

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    cgi crapfest that looked so cartoony Tom and Jerry sued the W's

  • June 13, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Man of Steel is ALREADY better than SR

    by thot

    Based on the official photos/spy pics and these shots alone. SR was fubar'd up from that first awful shot of Routh in that retarded "Superman" outfit with the mini-underoos. I really like the designs I'm seeing so far. My only concern is Slo-mo Snyder in the director's chair. Looking forward to the trailer!

  • June 13, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    dirk_the_amoeba - somehow I missed that scene!

    by TallanDagwood

  • June 13, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    During a Wookie blowjob If I cum on it's face. Will it rip both my arms off? I mean all that semen matted into all that hair. Has to be a bitch to clean up.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by F1rst

    Like the new costume, but I agree it needs a belt to break it up a bit and take the focus away from the big bulge. Not so sure about Jor-El's space jockey costume though. Maybe he's the one who seeded earth?

  • June 13, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The blue

    by lead_sharp

    is horrible. Cap' proved that a light blue will work and that fussy belt thing? What's the point of that? The cape, boots and S are cool but, yeesh.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I feel bad for Routh

    by Chris

    It certainly wasn't his fault that Superman Returns failed.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    erichaislar: How strong? How fast? How invulnerable?

    by Royston Lodge

    They need to set some limits. My personal preferences for a movie Supes are: - Speed: Flying at Mach 2. Running should only be around 100 kph, only for short periods of time, and he should need to accelerate up to that speed. None of this zero-to-100-in-a-blink stuff. - Strength: Able to lift a tank. Not able to lift Manhattan island. - Invulnerability: Skin stops a .50 calibre armour-piercing round, but a cannon shell to the head would knock him unconscious. - Hearing: Treat it like a powerful Whisper 2000 that amplifies every sound, causing a shitty signal-to-noise ratio. - Telescopic vision: As good as an expensive set of binoculars. - Heat vision: Powerful, or precise, but not both. Either it's a blast like Cyclops or it's like the laser on a Blu-Ray player. - X-Ray vision needs to be defined. Real x-rays can only see through cloth and soft tissue, not walls.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Still a bit too drained of color for my taste.

    by Christian Sylvain

    Supes' suit should really stand out as he is a beacon of light for metropolis. When the color scheme is so limited and pale, the overall effect looks dull. I'm hoping that this movie turns out great, but at this point Henry Cavill is the only thing keeping me interested.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

    Nothing special.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    tallandagwood - it is on the hyperlink that takes you to the poodle porn

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Hey, even amoebas sometimes need to bate!

  • June 13, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    royston lodge

    by eric haislar

    Def with limits. Post Crisis Superman had them until they killed him. He is a battery and the more powers he uses the less powerful he becomes. Doomsday was able to killed him because he wore him out. I think the animated series in the 90's is a good example of how powerful he should be.

  • To each his own, I suppose.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I have no problem with that though.

    by Royston Lodge

    It was only a bullet from a 9mm handgun. Totally within the parameters of what I described. Ok, maybe his eyes coulda watered-up a bit. Actually, it woulda been kinda neat if he'd treated it like a normal person reacts when they have an eyelash stuck in their eye. Like, the bullet still flattens against his eyeball, but he needs some Visine afterwards. ;-)

  • June 13, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    royston - you forgot these powers

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Urination: His plasma piss power can melt titanium. Defecation: His super shit can melt through solid lead and has a half life of ten thousand years. Flatulence: His fart power can level forests and destroy nasal passages of all life forms with honkers within a twenty mile radius Semen: His super semen could never be contained by a mere human as it would eat through tissue like were-rabbit in a cabbage patch

  • June 13, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Man of Steel. Woman of Kleenex.

    by Royston Lodge

  • June 13, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Superman does not say bad words.

    by Royston Lodge

    He's not Hancock! ;-)

  • June 13, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Also Superman in space. Has always bothered me.

    by eric haislar

    He still needs to breath. I liked in the animated series he has a space suit.

  • June 13, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    He can hold his breath in space, but not indefinitely.

    by Royston Lodge

    So, he can fly up into the outer atmosphere for an iconic wink at the camera, but he still needs a spaceship to go back to Krypton. Seems fair to me.

  • A tank? That's it??? Granted, he shouldn't be able to lift an entire island but a building would be a good, solid limit.

  • June 13, 2012, 3 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    I would think he could life a building just barley if he was really really trying. But using it as a bat is a little much. The physics even with super strength make no sense. How would you grab it? Only at the corner and to hold on to that much building? Even with super strength is impossible.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I figure longer than 10 minutes. After all ...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... the world record for a human is 9 minutes 59 seconds. Even if we stipulate that he can only run at subsonic speeds, that still means he has a freakishly strong cardio-vascular system. His heart and lungs would surely be able to hold out for longer than a measly 10 minutes. Killer whales can hold their breath for an average of 20 minutes. Surely Superman can do better than a killer whale.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Dude I know. It would be so hard no to develop some sort of God Complex. Fuck Working and Rules. But I don't know if i would rob a bank or kill someone. I think I would try to help people. But until you are put in that situation. You will never know.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    The building would fall apart

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

  • June 13, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    See this is what they should be exploring in these films.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    astronut: The problem with that is leverage.

    by Royston Lodge

    a) How would he get a grip on the building? b) Why doesn't the building collapse in his hands? Buildings aren't designed to be tilted on their sides like that. c) What happens to the people inside the building? That's the sort of thing I want to see from a Superman movie. The problems aren't necessarily with his powers per se, but how the movies ignore the physics of the world around him. Like, when he stops a speeding train, how come the people inside aren't liquified by the impact? When he stops the airliner, why is the ground under his feet strong enough to hold up all that weight? Stuff like that.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    There is too much agreement and respect in this Talkback. ;-)

    by Royston Lodge

  • June 13, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Kal-L: The Earth Two Superman

    by Jar of Land

    Anyone else notice that the Superman Shield is the one used by Kal-L the Superman of Earth Two?

  • June 13, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I watched John Carter the other night for first time.

    by eric haislar

    It was ok. But Lynn Collins For Wonder Women? Any One? Any one?

  • Maybe from a Thor movie. After all, he actually is a god.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    I don't think it's about him being a villain. But treat it like Last temptation of Christ. Why should I have to die for THEM? You know what I mean?

  • June 13, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Office Space said it: Superman III is a totally underrated movie.

    by Royston Lodge

  • June 13, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    erich, royston, et al: I GET WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. BUT...

    by Astronut

    Keep in mind, and I'm not trying to be an a-hole here, but keep in mind that there is very little difference in the level of "suspension of disbelief" between Superman ripping out a skyscraper and hoisting up two tanks. I mean, yes, I AGREE with you that lifting an island (kryptonite infused at that) was and IS RIDICULOUSLY OFF THE METER, EVEN FOR HIM. But can you imagine? He rips out the building (already evacuated, let's say) and clenches it at the corner, swings it, and NAILS ZOD. Okay, so some of the structure begins to collapse seconds before he hits Zod, but it would After being treated to lame-ass events in past Superman films, people in the theater who see this would lose their shit, I'm telling you. I mean, the ground giving way under his feet, and all of that, it would be a nice touch but I don't think that stuff is vital to blowing minds if they have him doing amazing shit like nailing Zod with a building.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    erichaislar: The problem with that question is there's no good answer.

    by Royston Lodge

    If Supes stops to ask that question, any answer the writers give us is gonna seem really, really lame. There are only two ways to resolve that problem: 1) Dr. Manhattan: There's no good reason. I'm outta here. You humans can fuck yourselves. 2) Superman: Don't ever ask that question. It's like in Dark Knight Strikes Again, when Supes' daughter asks why they SHOULDN'T just take over the planet. He doesn't really have a good answer, other than "that's what bad guys do."

  • June 13, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    So on Krypton, they wear fruit rollups?

    by wcolbert

    That's what it looks like to me, anyway. Dried fruit snacks. Maybe I'm just hungry. Anyway, until we've all seen the actual movie after editing, lighting, etc are in place, I can't really comment on the costumes. These things never look the same as they do in the candid shots. You know how many production stills look so lame and then when you actually see the movie you go "Oh I see what you did there"? That's what I'm hoping for. I still think Cavill looks completely wrong for the role (since when did Superman have a crooked nose? It bothers me only because he's supposed to be kind of the perfect specimen of an ideal man)... however...if it's less boring than Returns (which wasn't a BAD movie - it was just really lifeless, and none of that is Routh's fault - they shouldnt have tried to emulate the 70's film and avoided the Reeve comparisons altogether)'s already the best Supes film to come along in decades (doesnt take much I know). One thing they really should do though...freaking at least REFERENCE the rest of the DC universe existing. Batman? Green Lantern? Justice League? End it with a JL reference so you can do the movie right when the time comes.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Your not a a-hole. never thought that. I totally see what your saying and yes it would be awesome. But if not done right. I could come off way cheesy.

  • BIG buzzer on that choice. And before you say it — Yes, I DO get laid and 90% of the time by better looking females than her.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    royston lodge .

    by eric haislar

    That's a interesting idea I never thought of it that way. He never asked the question because he knows the answer. He chooses to ignore it, for us.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Hold on a tick, is that a bat on Jor-El's "S"?

    by nnnuts

    Can't unsee

  • June 13, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    astronut: Here's my point - he doesn't need a building.

    by Royston Lodge

    He can just fuckin' punch Zod and send the fucker flying. After all ... - if Supes can use a building like a bat, and - if Zod is as invulnerable as Supes, then - why wouldn't the building simply crumple around Zod? Zod wouldn't be hurt by a bunch of mere concrete. It takes the hard punch of another Kryptonian to do any damage.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Doth thou mother know you weareth her drapes?

    by Bluetone

    Is this Superman or Thor? Or Superman trying to be Thor?

  • June 13, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    royston, I GOTCHA.

    by Astronut

    Hmmm. I guess I just like the idea of the "spectacle" of something like that though. I mean, if we're going to stick 100% to logic (as far as logic can be applied to freaking comic book characters and their universes) then wouldn't we be extremely limited? I mean, you can't have either of these guys use any props? Punches and kicks only? Kinda boring after a while. I'm trying to remember... the fight between Supes and Doomsday, I have it on DVD, love it, watched it several times... but I'm trying to remember if only punches and kicks were used... hmmm Do you recall?

  • Not that Superman's very existence doesnt already do that, but ASSUMING he were immune to the laws of physics and the rest of the universe wasnt... the bullets simply wouldnt have sufficient mass to make his body go backward. You need sufficient speed and mass - every action has an equal and opposite reaction. At any might make him jerk a little but it sure wouldnt move him. Maybe if a missile hit him and he wasnt braced :P But while we're at it...if he's catching a person falling out of a building and stops them cold, they'd have to break their spines. I did like the scene in the animated series (and in returns, which I think copied it from the show) where he grabs the wing of a plane and because of centripedal forces the wing comes off in his hand at the weakest point. They should also have a scene where he attempts to fly really quickly and reverse time but instead...because of the effects of relativity, his going near the speed of light or faster would mean time for him would effectively stop and he'd actually land on earth in the future, not the past. :P

  • June 13, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Avengers showed how a superbattle should be done.

    by Royston Lodge

    Supes punches Zod. Zod goes careening into a building. Building collapses. Thousands die. (I could see him maybe swinging an airplane like a bat. More structural integrity than a building.)

  • June 13, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST


    by Lucifer Haywood

    Sorry to yell, I've been trying to look you up in the talkbacks. Were you serious a few weeks back about the Disney thing (in the carbonite talkback)? It sounded it at the time. If so I'd really like to touch base with you, headed there in a week and a half with my family. Thanks-

  • June 13, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Routh is currently doing the Collectormania circut in the uk..

    by paul burnett he's not even top of the bill!! Bet he didn't expect that when he got the supes gig.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I don't think that respecting physics means limiting the spectacle.

    by Royston Lodge

    In fact, I think it increases the spectacle because it necessarily means more destruction. Why does it have to be a building? Why can't he just yank a tree out of the ground? Pulling a freakin' tree out of the ground and using it like a baseball bat is still pretty impressive. Only, like, a few guys can do that in real life. ;-) I think these sorts of things add a lot to the Superman mythos. His body may defy the laws of physics, but the world around him doesn't. How does he adapt to that reality, and how does it go wrong when he forgets this simple reality? Sorta like how Spider-Man is at least partially responsible for Gwen Stacy's death.

  • We have been given mere scraps of battles, none of which were truly of "epic" proportions. And don't say "Superman II" because, even though I do like the film, the battle in the city was good, but not epic. Unless your definition of epic features Superman getting "blown a kiss," roller skating dude and laughing phone booth guy.

  • And they FUCKED UP the block where they fought. Smashed buildings. Torn up streets. Many innocent bystanders killed. That's the sorta shit I'm talkin' about.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    The suit looks like a Japanese 'Manga' take on the costume.

    by jellypop

    Which I dislike. The cape is way too long. Didn't Synder see the Incredibles? And the no pants on the outside is pretty stupid.

  • Too much. Too complicated. Each generation of costumes feel it has something to prove to the one before and the designers end up losing the original essence.

  • Otherwise, it's Michael Bay/Zach Snyder non-stop carnage with us making no investment in the characters or outcome.

  • With current effects technology this could be the best, biggest spectacle we have ever witnessed.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Look at how NYC was devastated when only 2 buildings collapsed on 9-11.

    by Royston Lodge

    Now imagine Supes fighting three other Kryptonians, without holding back, in Times Square. The level of destruction would ruin America's economy!

  • June 13, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The reason the costumes look this way

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    Is because all concept artists in the film industry are snagged from the game industry. Hence everything looks like it belongs in a Korean MMO.

  • June 13, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Shit. We all seem to be on the same wavelength here.

    by Royston Lodge

    Quick, somebody call somebody else a faggot so I know I'm still on AICN!

  • June 13, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    royston, LOL

    by Astronut

  • June 13, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    The whole Doomsday storyline is a glorious orgy of destruction.

    by Royston Lodge

    The way Doomsday dispatches the Justice League in the countryside is fuckin' epic. The final battle is almost anti-climactic. I'm talkin' about the comics here, not the cartoon.

  • There's always some producer or someone with a stick up their ass. If they do it in a cartoonish style, that's one thing, but to have a street fight where zod goes through the base of a building and it collapses floor by floor, I think a lot would say that's too close to the world trade center collapse for comfort. Mind you, I'd be all for it. it'd be amazing to have a WTC like collapse every time they throw or punch each other across the city. But I think they'll try to limit it to concrete / pavement and car damage.

  • June 13, 2012, 4 p.m. CST


    by Astronut

    homosaywhat? jk

  • June 13, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    wcolbert: At least one building starts to collapse in The Avengers.

    by Royston Lodge

    They cut to another shot before it gets too far, but the start of the total building collapse was unmistakable. Realistically, of course, that battle would have kicked up a hell of a lot of dust and smoke. So, on the one hand you're definitely correct, and they won't be able to show urban destruction that's TOO realistic. On the other hand, Avengers shows that you can still get away with a fair bit. Cloverfield got away with a shit-tonne of destruction, but that's an apocalyptic movie and not a superhero movie.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    "Too faggy"

    by positivelySlime

    As Jon Peters would say.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay


    Damn you Michael Bay

  • We already know that a stadium and a couple of bridges collapse. Who know what other atrocities Bane commits, and he doesn't have nearly as much power as Zod. If Nolan doesn't pull punches in DKR, is that an indication that Snyder won't pull punches in MOS?

  • June 13, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Zack Snyder just needs to...go away.

    by positivelySlime

    He fucked up Dawn of the Dead. He fucked up 300. He fucked up Watchmen. Now he's gonna fuck up Superman. I'm not wishing death or any sort of bodily harm on Zack Snyder or anything...but I wish he'd just "go away." And never come back.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Very cool

    by Kremzeek

    Anyone complaining needs to go back and look at the Returns outfit. Now *that* thing sucked. It was just a blue leotard with a cape. (I know that's what the Reeves suit was too, but it was 1978 not 2006). These look great. I love the new Supes suit. Very, very cool. Looking forward to this film. I just really hope Snyder doesn't fuck it all up. There's a lot good here - now, let's deliver!

  • June 13, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    positivelyslime, I CAN'T ARGUE THERE...

    by Astronut

    He's all show, no go. Like if you rented a Ferrari and then found out it's really a kit car. THAT is how I describe Zach and his "films."

  • June 13, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Superman happy to see you!

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

  • T-shirt, blue jeans, and working-class attitude. That's the Superman I'm interested in. This one, not so much.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Needs a shit kickin Texas Star Belt Buckle. Yeeeeehaaaawwwww

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    What is there now looks like a chick's belly button ring.

  • What are you Zack haters smoking? I know, I know, Suckerpunch raped you eyes and wasn't good wank material like you were hoping but Watchmen brilliantly made and shows that Zack can: Tell a coherent story Make stuff look real purty Construct good action sequences Make stuff look real purty I'm thinking these will also be things that happen in Man of Steel and therefore it will be an ok, maybe even great film ... as long as Henry-I-made-aboring-speech-in-that-shitty-300-ripoff-Cavill knocks it out of the park.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    curious as to how the suit works

    by Googam_Son_of_Goom

    I always think about how the character would put on the suit, for some reason. Like, is this 2 pieces? Top and bottom? That belt extending up the abdomen thing makes one think not. are the feet covered within the boots? is there a zipper in the back? Is it pullover? Then again, he's superman. Maybe he has it on all the time. Under his clothes. yuck.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    flynn-lives, you thought Burton's Bat costume was over the top?

    by Bass Ackwards

    I still really love the Burton Batman costume, and think its actually pretty simple. Deep deep black, yellow logo, well designed cowl, cool cape. Just curious what you found over the top about it?

  • June 13, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    googam_son_of_goom: Now that's a level of detail I don't care about.

    by Royston Lodge

    On the one hand, it's a fair question. On the other hand, I think it's nearly impossible to create a realistic superhero costume that doesn't look completely ridiculous. Even the ones that come the closest, like Captain America for example, still don't look like you could whip em off quickly if you need to pee.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    by Umney

    ultratron, Watchmen was not perfect. It was a story tailor made for the comic medium. The film is clearly made by someone who did not fully understand the source material or what it was trying to achieve.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Bass ackwards

    by Franck

    Agreed on the costume, you are right, it is the one that best fits the comic book. It's the whole Burton-esque extravaganza that these costumes remind me of. Hope to be wrong.

  • June 13, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Superman doesn't go pee-pee...

    by jellypop

    Or poo-poo so doesn't have to worry about it.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    "Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL!"

    by TheyPeedOnYourFuckingRug

    Every time I hear it my heart sinks just a little bit more.

  • June 13, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns should have been called "Superman grows a vagina".

    by squirtloaf

    ...just saying. Bitch can drill through a mountain, and the whole movie was about ~relationship~ issues.<br><br><br> This is one thing Avengers did perfectly. They got all of the girlfriends out of the way in the beginning...there was no love story, which is how these things should be. <br><br><br>(aside from the bromances and agent Caulsen+Cap)

  • June 13, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge, you're gonna hate this, but I also agree

    by Transhuman

    Scale back the powers. Superman movies feel too safe because he's too powerful. Making things harder for him will give everything a more dangerous feel. You're right, I don't think it would take away from the spectacle, probably would add to it.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    "Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL"

    by positivelySlime

    Makes me want to just give up on all hope of a good Superman film. I'm not the biggest fan of the character in general, but he can be entertaining. Hopefully this isn't another goddamned origin story. Had enough of that foolishness. Ugh...Zack Snyder...even that name has a douchebag ring to it.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    royston lodge, you obviously didn't watch Smallville

    by vetepalapinga

    How could people recognize Clark Kent as Superman if nobody saw his face? He was known as "the blur"because that's all that would be filmed of him.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    You're citing Smallville as canon?

    by Royston Lodge


  • Read or watch All Star Superman.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    No, you idiot. Are you? You brought it up.

    by vetepalapinga

  • June 13, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    They HAD to change the Superman costume

    by brobdingnag

    The problem with the old costume? Not gay enough.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    LOL, All I can think of when seeing that Supes Suit...

    by SunTzu77

    Anyone remember the song "Word Up?" ROFLMAO, gheezus the Supes suit.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I gotta tell ya...


    I'm gay and that is REALLY gay.

  • June 13, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Anyone seen Modern Problems?

    by SunTzu77

    Here's Supes Suit!

  • June 13, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Cape is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

    by Ricky Retardo

    ...too long. Otherwise, changes are not too bad.

  • June 13, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    No matter the hero, no matter the movie

    by Chris

    fanboys will always bitch and moan about the costumes. We should count ourselves lucky that the Hulk only needs a pair of elastic band shorts

  • June 13, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Supermans Costume is Sick!! About time it got modernized!!

    by shawn rhoades

    cmon how could anyone not think this is cool..those lame underware ..AHH The cheeziness...But thank God the great Snyder is in control...Favorite Movie ever WATCHMEN

  • June 13, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST

    That codpiece has Joel Schumacher written all over it.

    by Chain

  • June 13, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    costume is looking good...please let the movie be the same.

    by NorthTronic

  • June 13, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    and erichaislar i liked that version too

    by NorthTronic

  • June 13, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    @chain That codpiece had Joel Schumacher sittin' all over it

    by deanmail

  • Nolan recently came out saying that he was only involved in the very early stages of the project, presenting his brother's pitch to Warner, and that once Snyder was chosen, he pretty much immersed himself on Dark Knight Rises. Man of Steel will be all on Snyder. This movie had severe problems with the final act. Snyder is directing. Warner doing a DC Comics movie. Goyer and the Nolan's are an ill fit for something like Superman. This thing will blow. Better believe it.

  • June 13, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST

    KRULL meets McFarlane Toys

    by MooseMalloy

  • June 13, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I like that they've embraced an alien look to these costumes

    by Chris

    Jor-El's has a particular Giger look to it

  • June 13, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Avengers Costumes looked crap in photos.

    by Charlie

  • June 13, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    How come no one admits Christopher Reeves was a terrible actor?

    by Charlie

    I like superman 1 and 2. However people talk about Christopher Reeves as being great in the role. On Geektime the other week someone said he didn't make the costume look silly. Which was a laughable comment. The thing is. He is not very good an actor in the part. Especially as Clark Kent. It's painfully bad a lot of the time. Say what you will about Superman Returns. Which I personally enjoyed. Brandon Routh was a better actor. His interpretation of Clark Kent, was way better than Chris Reeves which he was interpreting. While we're at it. Margot Kidder was also pretty horrible. One of the most unappealing characters that's meant to be an attractive female lead. You watch the film going.... WTF would superman be interested. Not even being superficial. Personality wise the characters horrible.

  • June 13, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    It's always gay when they try to make his symbol Kryptonian

    by Crooooooow

  • June 13, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Me thinks thou doth prolapses too much.

    by gotilk


  • June 13, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    So, Giger for Jor-El and 2012-Spidey for Supes..

    by Jeremy Jar Binks

    Was my first impression, and seems to be the consensus among the talkbackers as well. Guess it's hard to come up with new ideas when you're on the payroll of a multi-million dollar entertainment conglomerate... The kryptonian shit is OK.. and the cape, I guess.. but why always with the blue basketball texture????? Makes sense on spidey, he's going for friction and traction, but a dude who flies through the air? Maybe they're like Kryptonian golf ball dimples... keep him flying straight and narrow :P

  • June 13, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    I liked Sucker Punch


    and I'm looking forward to this. But not if it's as average as Watchmen.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    re:grinspoom..are u high?

    by TheAwareness

    Chris reeve was incredible in that role,and he sold the spandex admirably and completely, mainly because he was comfortable in his own skin so to speak,and his clark cent was pitch perfect.Whats the need for this revisionist crap that salty fanboys try to spew at movies the used to adore.

  • June 13, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    he sounds more drunk than high. or he's a huffer.

    by dahveed1972

  • June 13, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    my two cents re the costume

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Would Supes be wearing this Kryptonian suit under his business suit, or would he in fact be only wearing this Kryptonian suit the whole time, but the suit can project a mirage, i.e. when he wants it to give the perception that its a business suit he is wearing, maybe even given the appearance to others that he looks smaller/less muscly when he is in "costume" as Clark Kent. Which of course on Krypton would be for military camouflage reasons.

  • Free of the blithering cynicism that has diluted and in some cases killed comic adaptations for the last 30 years

  • June 13, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    re Supes and his weaknesses

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I always see Supes as a god, pretty much without weakness but torn re using his powers to their full extent as others have commented because he is so powerful but very worried about his use of powers and impact on innocents, i.e. punching a bad guy but then the bad guy hits a building, it falls and kills people. I never like that too often in Supes stories the abundance of kryptonite seems to appear on Earth as being his weakness. I like say in Supes 2 that it was about his caring for humans being his "weakness" and in many regards his fear of hurting/killing innocents through the full use of his powers.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    No Cape!

    by Wulfgangg

    I mean I don't know if anybody else has seen Brad Bird's 'The Incredibles' (An Awesome Movie), but seriously why do all these superheroes wear capes? Always listen to Edna.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I liked Routh as Supes

    by Bass Ackwards

    But his version of Clark Kent was a blank, nothing character. Reeves idea and portrayal of Clark was great and a blast, and his Superman is still the high water mark. And I loved Kidder as well, full of energy and wit and drive. Bosworth was a total embarrassment in the role, when Kidder asks how something is spelled, being a bad speller is a charming character quirk, when Bosworth does it it feels like she's just stupid (and there's a scene in the beginning where she uses air quotes, and she just looks like a little kid who has no idea what the air quotes actually mean). The number one thing I may be looking forward to with Snyder's film is seeing Amy Adams as Lois (though I was kind of hoping she'd go raven-haired for the role).

  • June 13, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    Wait a minute. You LIKED Sucker Punch, but thought Watchmen was only average? Jesus, I was planning to ignore your ignorant ass for the rest of my life, but I just had to tell you what a fucking idiot you are. Sucker Punch was HORRIBLE, aside from the visuals. It's just a jerk off movie for pathetic fucks who've never actually touched a woman. The story was TERRIBLE, and that's because Snyder wrote the travesty. Somebody else wrote Watchmen, and it was great, but obviously writing means nothing to you. You probably rate movies on how many corsets and boots you can count. Fucking retard. Belittle Watchmen all you want, belittle me all you want, everybody here knows what a dumbass fucking douche bag you really are. I shouldn't even be lowering myself by directly addressing you. But that won't happen again. You've already taken up too much of my life.

  • June 13, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I got faith in zack

    by zip

    I understand why most of you are not happy with the movie even where there hasn't been a trailer or any other pictures of the filming or anything else out about it. It makes perfect sense to me, but I really do believe zack will make an epic superman film. give him a good script and he will rock it, but give him a bad one and he will make it a moderate entertaining film. I understand though you love to hate him, hell i hate chris reeves so I cannot talk shit about "haters" on zack. XP

  • June 13, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    This looks like dogshit!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    I have zero enthusiasm for this film. And dammitt, Superman wears red shorts. Christopher Reeve looked perfect in the old costume. Why mess with success?

  • June 14, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Red underwear or no dice!

    by Nik

    This is NOT superman. Take it back, Zack. Take it all back.

  •, basically, Jor-El is only wearing Kryptonian underwear. ...with a cape and boots.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by TopHat

    I meant:, basically, KAL-El is only wearing Kryptonian underwear.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Shitty color scheme: needs bright colors.

    by Cameron

  • June 14, 2012, 2:51 a.m. CST

    yea they have the same shitty dark shades of Routh's costume

    by chien_sale

  • June 14, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST

    If this suck, we have to start questioning Legendary Pictures

    by chien_sale

    These guys have a deal with Warner Bros to handle their films property and they fuck everything up. They fucked up Conan, they fucked up Watchmen, they fucked up Green Lantern and they keep hiring Zack Snyder over and over. They only got lucky with Batman but that's just because they got Nolan on a silver plater.

  • June 14, 2012, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Bridget Regan should be Wonder Woman.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Just like in Superman Returns, Superman came off kinda.. ya know.. .gay. The Reeves Superman was good for the 70s and 80s but doesn't work today. In the other pics I've seen this new guy (forget his name) looks ripped and the suit is modernized. And if there's actual earth-shattering battles like there should be... I will see this movie.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST

    You come off kinda...bigoted, and idiotic. I know very few

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    gay guys who wear bright garish colors exclusively. They are just colors. If you have a problem with bright colors, you have no fucking business giving a shit about the aesthetics of the super hero genre. It's primarily for kids, who don't have the same moronic thinking/prejudices as you. Please go kill yourself.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:55 a.m. CST

    The crotch...

    by Bluetone

    If what I've been told is true, the bulge is an area of concern for the producers.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Costume Designer - George Costanza

    by Packy McCracken

    "I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable."

  • June 14, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    I concur, Sucker Punch was some horrible POS.

    by Stalkeye

    Even Snyders Gaurdians of the Gahoole or whatever it's called, was more entertaining than this shitty Alice in Wonderland/Burlesque ripoff. Watchmen is so much better.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Faora's costume looks like Batman in the year 2040.

    by Stalkeye


  • June 14, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST


    by DarkHawke

    If it don't have red trunks, it ain't a Superman suit. Period. Say what you will about Superman Returns, they did a GREAT modern version of the suit. The colors were toned down from full-on primaries, but the look and the cut were great and the most significant liberties taken were the size of the S and the belt buckle. This suit only looks more gay for the lack of the trunks, not less, and the muted colors are just...wrong. It speaks to the kind of dark and downbeat Supes we're likely to get in this effort. Thought we'd had enough of that with Singer's poor attempt. Not buying the other outfits either. They seem like poor attempts to improve upon the superb costuming done for the first two Reeve Superman movies. Yeah, we've already done the S-as-the-El-family-seal thing and burying it in detail doesn't make it look fresh.

  • Superhero costumes are not meant to be everyday clothes. The bright colors, the cape, the red trunks, the logo on the chest, it's all to make him stand out from the crowd. Superman is not stealthy, he just doesn't need to be. Saying the Superman Returns costume was anything like the Superman:The movie costume is a joke. Chris Reeve's costume could've/should've been improved: royal blue instead of turquoise (because of the blue screen), a more defined \S/ shield... instead they made it so much worse. MOS outfit gets 'some' things right, but overall it's about as bad as what they made for Superman Returns, only for different reasons.

  • Who wants to bet?

  • I have no issue with some changes to the suit - the suit has been changed MANY times in the comics in both color and design. At one point one version of Supes wears a BLACK suit. So long as you have the recognizeable S shield and he's not wearing baggy pants and gold chains, I think it's all good - because, frankly, it is TIME for Superman to evolve. If he doesnt, he stagnates, becomes more and more irrelevant by the year, and before long nobody will care about Superman anymore. He's already become such a cliche in the realm of superheros that he is desperately in need of being updated. I'm not saying give him sunglasses and spikey hair, mind you...just tweak it a little (or at least make it a 1930's period piece if you want to go back to the source material). As for his powers or limitations, I think kryptonite needs to just fuck right off. It wasn't even in the original comics anyway - it was invented later to give him a challenge. but the challenge for him should always have been his own powers and how to use them correctly (and maybe other kryptonians/doomsday/darkseid) - without killing a single person if he can help it. His battles arent about winning, but doing so while protecting lives - he knows if he loses control even a bit, thousands can die in an instant. So make his challenge just that - that should be the point of interest - holding back enough to spare innocent bystanders, while still putting up enough of a fight to stop the villain. I believe this clip from the animated series says it best: (I assume he x-rayed those buildings first) lol

  • June 14, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Who the hell is Christopher Reeves?

    by vetepalapinga

  • June 14, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Kal El's parents were Borgs?

    by Citizen Sane

  • June 14, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Superman II minor plot hole...(just for fun)

    by Darth Macchio

    When Lois attempts to "coax" Supes out of Clark by jumping into the Niagara river (or whatever the river part is called near the Niagara Falls), he's perfect as Clark...yelling out and whimpering as he goes. You can see the struggle on his face as he wants to help her but wants to keep his ID secret, etc, etc (Reeves was so good in this role - whether its cannon or not, he just knocked it out of the park) But once he realizes he can't do much as "Clark" he looks around and checks to see if Lois, or anyone else, can see him and then uses heat vision to break a tree branch off that Lois then uses as a flotation device. A fantastic scene except for one thing: why didn't his heat vision melt his glasses or at least shatter them? I get that he can control the intensity and prevent it from being like a light saber or something that might cut anything but if it was strong enough to burn and knock a large tree branch free, shouldn't it have affected the Clark Kent glasses to some extent? Any extent? As a kid, I reasoned it was not unlike how I thought of a lighter flame - the blue flame at the base of a BIC lighter has a lower oxygen/nitrogen content (more butane) and thus does not burn as hot as the yellow part which contains more oxygen/nitrogen (butane mixing with atmosphere) - the idea being that up close to his eyes, the heat vision isn't as hot until it mixes with the atmosphere and becomes hotter. All that aside, all I hope for is at least one scene that gives me goosebumps/chills - the scene in SII where Supes discovers Lois dead from the earthquake/cave-in and, ultimately, looses it, screams (I always envisioned potential near by humans as going deaf from that yell for a couple hours) and then tears off into the sky with a look of pure fury fed off his uncontrollable despair at loosing the woman he loves...that scene gets me each and every time I've seen it, from the day I saw it in the theater (opening week - one of the most crowded theaters I've ever been in) to the numerous repeats on regular tv and cable to my HD discs today. There may be aspects of camp and corniness in the Reeve's Superman films but there are some purely brilliant and iconic moments as well. If Snyder can pull any of that off at all, I'll be highly satisfied.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I mean "that scene from SI" not SII

    by Darth Macchio

    One demerit for my geek card: ACCEPTED. Apologies.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by DoctorWho?

    I don't doubt it. Along with a mention of his 401k (He doesn't even realize how ridiculous that makes him sound). When one immerses themselves in nothing but mindless, endless tv programming... connection to the real world becomes tenuous.

  • June 14, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    His suit.....

    by brianusn

    For all of you wondering how he is keeping his suit under his regular clothes...well, he's not. His suit will be kept in his necklace. When he changes it will come out of his necklace and envelop his body. If you ever saw the Spiderman cartoons when he travels to a different universe he has a watch he pushes and nano technology produces his suit on him.. This is how Snyder is doing it with his new Superman. Look at all the pics of TMoS. You will see him with the necklace. That is all....

  • June 14, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I always liked Dean Cain's Superman suit with the big S

    by Just_Some_Guy

  • June 14, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I would Zack Snyder keeps his style in check, we don't need flashy-ness!

    by Just_Some_Guy

  • June 15, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    They should've went with Byrne and Mignola's designs

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    for Kryptonian costume.