Today, Justice League #1 arrived in comic book stores, featuring a whole new costume for many of the heroes, including an underwear-on-the-outside-less Superman. Coincidentally, we finally get detailed images of Superman’s costume from the upcoming Zack Snyder Man of Steel movie that is pretty revealing.

We know Zod is the big bad, and I’ve heard that the CGI suit wearing dude Henry Cavill is fighting might just be a CGI version of the villain.  Also, if you look closely, you can see where Superman’s cape is attached to the suit, and considering that it is missing in most of these images, I wonder if we are going to see some CGI cape replacement in the fight scenes.

via Superherohype


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  1. I don’t think it’s bad at all. We know it will look better in post so it’s got potential. No issues for me :-)

  2. Overall, I think it looks really good and I’m surprised by how much Cavill really looks the part. I am, however, hoping that they’ll CGI on some external underpants, too, because that part of it just isn’t workin’ for me.

  3. Antonio Sanciolo on

    really like it. Underpants or not, they’ve made it work.
    That tesselated mesh that’s the base texture is very good at highlighting musculature too. Looks light and natural and yet not too lycra-ish!

  4. I don’t like all the schmutzy-looking stuff. Reminds me too much of the horrible new Spider-Man movie outfit.

    And it need a belt. Red with a yellow buckle/”S” symbol/whatever.

    • Yes, I always thought the right type of belt (red and yellow) could easily break-up the blue and replace the trunks.

    • Not that I had a problem with the belt in the past but it really wouldn’t work with this design. IMO a belt is not an essential part of a Superman costume.

    • Captain Marvel Jr. or Dr. Fate without the helmet… I’ll give this a chance.
      But, since the stellar panty-hosed version of Green Lantern, I feel I’ll have to forgive the “Daredevil” on The Incredible Hulk TV one-shot!
      I know that they are trying to put a “Krypton” spin on him… but this costume is the most classic of all time! (Or shall we have Jesus walk around in a “hoodie”?)
      Hulk without purple pants?
      Wonder Woman with pants?
      OOPS! That’s been done.

  5. Missing something without the trunks. It’s just a visual design thing.

    Also, he looks like a beast. Definitely not the soft, streamlined Supes of Donner/Singer. This guy is jacked!

  6. I showed this to my wife (who doesn’t like comics and makes fun of the outside underpants) and she said she takes it all back, put the trunks back on. I guess we will see how the general public views this change.

  7. Brainy Pirate on

    My goodness, what beautiful hair!!!

    Is that costume fabric or something more solid (like a plastic mold)? I never liked the underoos, but this armor does make the bulge really obvious — and I doubt we’re supposed to be thinking of Kal’s crotch while he’s saving the world…

  8. The muscles are built into the costume you guys. I’m sure that Henry Cavill is in great shape but veins don’t show through something as thin and tight as spandex, especially a dark colour. Since that costume’s going to be considerably thicker than that, I’m pretty sure we’re not looking at his real muscles here. Having said that I do like the idea of having a Superman who’s anatomy is consistent with the comics.

    As far as the red underwear goes, I always associated it with Superman and would have liked to have seen it stay, but deliver a good Superman movie and all is forgiven.

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