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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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21 Comments

  1. Navarre
    September 8, 2009 at 10:10 am — Reply

    More realistic than the red-and-blues? Maybe.

    But, lord, it looks like Neo bought a t-shirt! C’mon!

  2. Mike
    September 8, 2009 at 11:17 am — Reply

    Agreed, but maybe it ties into the plot somehow. He’s doing the whole “I’m not human, it’s time to be what I really am” thing, but I can see him eventually doing the “No, Earth is my home, etc.” and putting the red and blues on.

  3. Jacin B
    September 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm — Reply

    It’s probably as close an approximation to Kryptonian fashion as he can come up with here on Earth. They tended to be about the monochromatic look, with the long, draping overcoats.

    It’s growing on me.

  4. Navarre
    September 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    The dude wore a red jacket for 8 seasons. Superman is iconic not stealthy.

    I can see that they are probably trying to get there gradually because Clark has been anxious about assuming his destiny.

    But if that trench coat was red (along with the t-shirt symbol), it would do much more for the character.

    It fits the “Red-and-Blue Blur” thing they’ve already done. And it keeps him from looking like Morpheus needs to give him the red pill.

  5. Gaumer
    September 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    Did he paint that ‘S’ himself? what, no Bedazzler?

  6. Navarre
    September 8, 2009 at 1:26 pm — Reply

    The “S” is a little low and small, I think. He seems more like a guy who lives in his mom’s basement and wants to look cool when he rolls out to the local comic shop on Wednesday.

  7. MaximusRift
    September 8, 2009 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    What is Hollywood’s obsession with equating superpowers with the color black? Is that a rule now? Does everybody and anybody with a power HAVE TO wear black clothes? I’ve had enough of the black clothes obsession.

    • Gaumer
      September 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm — Reply

      “Well, what would you prefer? Yellow spandex?”

      Yes, Cyclops, yes I would!!

      I hope Jean kills you in the next movie

  8. September 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    Look at the whole costume…

    then add a cowboy hat, a red ‘kerchief and put a lasso in his hand…

    I’m just sayin’….

    • Gaumer
      September 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm — Reply

      You get my wife’s fantasy #37

  9. lifeisaglitch
    September 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    You guys just don’t get it cause you didn’t grow up on THE STREET like Kevin Smith and I… Internet cookies for all the people who may catch the reference!

    • Kirby
      September 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm — Reply

      From Kevin SMith’s talk about Peter Sellers when he was hired to write Superman 5.

      • Kirby
        September 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm — Reply

        * derp, Jon Peters

  10. Slappy
    September 8, 2009 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    Are we returning to the 90’s?

  11. Jordan Levells
    September 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    Why is Clark Kent wearing Batman’s costume from Gotham By Gaslight? Is there really any reason for this except ” Black is sexier and read and blue are too cartoonish”? The Electric Blue/Orange costume from the ’90s looks mor iconic than this.

    Look, I know the all black thing worked for the X-Men movies, but were talking about an icon here. This man’s color scheme has been known for 70+ years now, there’s no need to change it to something so generic and unmemorable. Admittedly, its not the owrst costume for him, but come on, the man has access to alien tech and has fought alongside brightly colored heroes already. You’d think he’d have a little more creativity. and if you’re going for a Kryptonian loo or motif, why not just have him wear a variant on Jor-El’s costume from the 1970’s Superman movie? It may be a little to angelic, but it would at least make sense and you could use the angelic look to at least try one story where Clark is seen as something of an angelic figure and it goes so over the top he realizes that every decision he makes will affect his modus operandi as a superhero and a a leader.

    P.S. To the costume designer who thought this costume was a good idea, look up Project Rooftop on Google. Any of the designs for the Superman costume there are AT LEAST a liitle more creative.

  12. Jim
    September 8, 2009 at 8:38 pm — Reply

    This always reminds me of what Milo whatever his name is was wearing on the first season of “Heroes”

    • Gaumer
      September 8, 2009 at 8:53 pm — Reply

      Milo Vegimite

      They love him in Australia

  13. September 8, 2009 at 9:01 pm — Reply

    Why does this look like something out of the Jon Peters take on the Superman franchise?

  14. Scott of Burke
    November 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    Gee, did Clark Kent have a Cell Phone? This is SMALLVILLE done in ‘our’ present day time. There are NO phone booths folks. If YOU were Clark, would you want to go bright Red & Blue? Spiderman’s colors make sense for a “Comic Book” but in the real world the Black Costume (A true spider color) is perfect. In this day & age the only way Kal-El could stay undetected would be with a mask. We all realize it’s make-believe but it’s easier for me to believe that Kal-El would rather go in dark colors….and a CAPE is aerodynamically a non-starter.

    • November 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm — Reply

      Gee, did Clark Kent have a Cell Phone? This is SMALLVILLE done in ‘our’ present day time. There are NO phone booths folks. If YOU were Clark, would you want to go bright Red & Blue? Spiderman’s colors make sense for a “Comic Book” but in the real world the Black Costume (A true spider color) is perfect. In this day & age the only way Kal-El could stay undetected would be with a mask. We all realize it’s make-believe but it’s easier for me to believe that Kal-El would rather go in dark colors….and a CAPE is aerodynamically a non-starter.

      Hmmm… Okay, then let me ask you this. What fun is it when everybody dresses like Batman? The “real world” argument holds no water for me, especially as a fan of wrestling, where outre outfits are the norm. I am entertained by the notion that Superman or the Superman mythos is the place where we should start for any type of “realistic” storytelling.

  15. Anthony
    August 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    The red cape and blue suit will come sometime.
    Tom Welling’s kept the series alive for nearly ten season now and after all these years, he’s built his character and has become a respectable actor and developed the skills and has the most experience and potential he needs to play the role for the role rebooted Superman movie and the future producer and director has to realize that. He’s proven himself all these years and he has earned the right to be given a chance for the role on the big screen and it would do justice for Tom and for many Smallville and Superman fans alike.

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