Another Good Look at Henry Cavill in his New Superman Suit – UPDATED

Superman ComicZack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is still shooting their Smallville scenes over in Illinois (apparently there will be LOTS of action taking place in ol Smallville considering how long they’ve been there), and it’ll be a while yet before we get Supes rebooted on the big screen again. The movie has been scheduled for 2013, which is a hell of a long way off, and makes you wonder if the studio isn’t making a mistake waiting so long. Sure, by delaying the film for a whole year they stay the heck away from “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers”, but come on, 2013??? That seems a tad overkill.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW

In any case, here’s another very good look at Henry Cavill as Superman in costume sans the overwhelming dark shadows/tones of the official image released a month ago. Not sure if Cavill took off the cape in-between shots or if ol Supes will be getting that cape of his ripped off at some point in the movie. Either way, I wouldn’t want to meet Cavill in a dark alley. Dude is ripped.

“Man of Steel” co-stars Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Julia Ormond, Antje Traue, and Harry Lennix, and takes off again June 14, 2013. Yes, 2013. That’s a looooooooong ways off.

Via SuperheroHype

Henry Cavill in Superman Man of Steel (2013) Movie Set Image

UPDATE: SHH has added more pics to their post, giving us even more good looks at the supersuit from various angles.

Henry Cavill on the Man of Steel Set

Henry Cavill on the Man of Steel Set

Henry Cavill on the Man of Steel Set

Henry Cavill on the Man of Steel Set

UPDATE: More good looks from the film’s fan Facebook Page.

Henry Cavill on the Man of Steel Set

Henry Cavill on the Man of Steel Set



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  • DrSftpork

    god damn it. EVERYONE KNOWS what Superman’s costume looks like, and this is not it.

    Dear Hollywood:

    Superhero costumes do not need to be redesigned.

    There is no need for ANYTHING AT ALL to be “realistic” in a superhero movie.

    I predict here and now, that one day, all these big budget superhero movies will implode, likely after the Marvel Universe starts eating itself onscreen. SOMEONE SOMEDAY will finally have the amazaing breakthrough realization that all these movies should be completely computer animated, and ONLY THEN will they get the costumes right, the fights right, the scale of the battles right, and the characters right.

    They need the freedom of the animated medium to be truly accurate! Most people I know would WAY rather see a computer animated movie done right than a live action movie done wrong. No matter what you say, there is nothing realistic about a schizophrenic crime fighting billionaire, an alien who gains abilities that defy physics by A DIFFERENT SPECTRUM OF LIGHT, or a teenage smartass, who when bitten by a tumor-ridden spider, gains all the proportional strength and abilities of a gibbon. ever wonder why we like Spider-Man so much! HE’S A MONKEY!!!!! THAT’S WHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    • Seel75

      Hello DRSFTPORK
      Kinda agree with you on the aimated base. Fo example the little beginning trailer of the game “DC UNIVERSE ONLINE” looks awesome.
      Costumes were original (more or less) and the fight scenes were pretty cool.

      But for the real movie, some colors just dont work (bright red, bright yellow etc.), therefore they make everything a little darker..especially the color red (see cape of Superman Returns).

      After all, i really do like the new costume..no swimmer body anymore.
      Greetings from good old Germany

      Seel75

      • DrSftpork

        that’s what i don’t understand. why doesn’t it work? worked for christopher reeves, didn’t it? I don’t know, I actually see what you’re saying as proving my point, in a way. If it doesn’t translate correctly in that medium, requiring drastic redesigns and reimaginings to “make it work,” that, to me, is evidence that the wrong medium is being used. I will put two examples out- great as Hugh Jackman is, he is not Wolverine. A leather jumpsuit with no iconic mask is not Wolverine. Imagine if Batman were reimagined to not have the mask because it “didn’t work in the real world.” It’s not the real world! That’s the entire point! It’s an escape FROM the real world. I actually can’t believe they haven’t dressed some dude in a black leather jumpsuit with a leather trenchcoat and called it “Batman” yet.

        Secondly, you know who I think was the very best Batman? Batman the Animated Series! Best Joker, too! Neither Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, nor Bale come HALF as close to capturing the essence of Batman as the cartoon did.

        At the end of the day, what I’m looking for in a superhero movie is to see a visual representation of the images painted by my imagination when I read comics. To try and pin something so big and creative to the “real world” is a crime against imagination. “Realism” is how you get your Topher Grace Venoms, Hulk Poodles, Real Estate Plots, Bat Nipples, and Toads Who Get Struck By Lightning.

        • Seel75

          hi again DrSftpork, did not read the rest of the comments, so i hope iam not stealing some words, dudes ;)

          The batman of the animated series is your best choice? Really? Did not liked the chin..in the animated category, i choose the “JUSTICE LEAGUE”..nice drawings..good humor (i mean GREAT humor) and nice storys.

          And realism in a comic book movie..at that point, iam full on your side..but i would ask me during the movie..why should this guy wear this outfit? this colors? so a little authentic is not that bad.

          And for Batman..this guy has the best costum ever..you just cant make it look wrong (not mentioning the nipples stuff).

          No hard feelings, at least im on your side

      • DrSftpork

        that’s what i don’t understand. why doesn’t it work? worked for christopher reeves, didn’t it? I don’t know, I actually see what you’re saying as proving my point, in a way. If it doesn’t translate correctly in that medium, requiring drastic redesigns and reimaginings to “make it work,” that, to me, is evidence that the wrong medium is being used. I will put two examples out- great as Hugh Jackman is, he is not Wolverine. A leather jumpsuit with no iconic mask is not Wolverine. Imagine if Batman were reimagined to not have the mask because it “didn’t work in the real world.” It’s not the real world! That’s the entire point! It’s an escape FROM the real world. I actually can’t believe they haven’t dressed some dude in a black leather jumpsuit with a leather trenchcoat and called it “Batman” yet.

        Secondly, you know who I think was the very best Batman? Batman the Animated Series! Best Joker, too! Neither Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, nor Bale come HALF as close to capturing the essence of Batman as the cartoon did.

        At the end of the day, what I’m looking for in a superhero movie is to see a visual representation of the images painted by my imagination when I read comics. To try and pin something so big and creative to the “real world” is a crime against imagination. “Realism” is how you get your Topher Grace Venoms, Hulk Poodles, Real Estate Plots, Bat Nipples, and Toads Who Get Struck By Lightning.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Here’s the thing its not just about it not working in a real world environment but not looking cheese. Yes Chris Reeve’s Superman wore the ironic suit but it was a pretty cheesy movie in some spots. Don’t get me wrong I love it and grew up on it and just showed my daughter it but again parts were pretty cheesy. Batman’s suit has never looked like the comics and no one complains really except for the nipples. Sure we could put everyone of these characters in their comic suits but really would it look good? Have you seen the Marvel characters at Universal or whatnot? We’d be watching highbudget cosplay film. That ain’t for me. And also the suit changes from movie to .movie to distance itself from previous versions as well.

        • DrSftpork

          You mean “iconic,” not “ironic, right?

          see if this changes your mind about the animated medium. I’m not really suggesting the bright costumes, but I thought the whole point of the comic book movies being made live action is to see what the content of the comics would look like in our day to day lives. If they were true to the comcs, they would kind of look like cosplay, I suppose, but that’s why I’m suggesting the animated medium as opposed to live action costumes that are either too dark or too light or whatever.

          Here’s my next question, why are we supposed to understand things from a movie studio’s perspective? Are w not the people for who the movies are being made? As I see it, they should be submitted for our approval, and they should understand what we want to see, not have us understanding what some disconnected idiot thinks we have to like. Have you seen the Hugo Strange trailer for Arkham City? See if it changes your mind on what I’m trying to say-

          this is it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCtJsy-d9w&feature=related

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Yes I’ve seen it. I just don’t think going only animated is the only way to go for comic films. If that was the case we’re just getting moving comics. Which is great but many fans have wanted to see their favorite characters come to life for real. That said when the studio decides to make these, no we are not the ONLY ones the movie is being made for. There is still the mainstream audience that will make up the other half of the viewing audience and you can’t alienate them by only appealing to fanboys like us. And last but not least the costumes in comics change every couple years or decades anyway so saying they should have their comic costume is.moot, because then you have to pick one. Hell the Superman one is actually closer to his original look.
            Sent on the go!

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Yes I’ve seen it. I just don’t think going only animated is the only way to go for comic films. If that was the case we’re just getting moving comics. Which is great but many fans have wanted to see their favorite characters come to life for real. That said when the studio decides to make these, no we are not the ONLY ones the movie is being made for. There is still the mainstream audience that will make up the other half of the viewing audience and you can’t alienate them by only appealing to fanboys like us. And last but not least the costumes in comics change every couple years or decades anyway so saying they should have their comic costume is.moot, because then you have to pick one. Hell the Superman one is actually closer to his original look.
            Sent on the go!

  • Kris

    I agree 100%. I never understood why comics could not be put on the big screen in their own element. Not sure who decided they had to fit into the real world to work. X-Men, prime example, costumes from the comics were the glory of these guys. Hollywood stripped it away gave us black tights. Somebody one day will give us a true adaptation of something.

    • imrickjamesbitch

      You actually would have wanted to see the original X-men suits? do you know how ridiculous that would have looked? They even made fun of it in the movie, yellow spandex? the movie would have been a farce. There is really nothing to complain about specially when talking about the X-men movies as they were very well made. This Superman suit looks good, the one from the comics looks silly in real life, the last Superman movie tanked so the public is demanding change and so far from what I’m seeing they know what they are doing. Comic book suits have to be adapted because the characters are suppose to be warriors, their suits has to reflect the practicality and proper protection or stealth to work in a real environment. Who goes to fight in yellow spandex? Imagine how bad Batman begins would have been if the suit was blue and grey with a yellow batman sign, I’m sure that works well in the dark. It works in a comic but on a real person would look terrible and just wouldn’t make sense. What makes some of these movies cool is that they try to make them some what believable. A guy shows up on screen in questionably colored spandex and you just lost 80% of your audience and your movie tanked, you shape your character where the majority can look at him/her and go “Wow that’s a cool suit” and you got a winner.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        Technically it’s not spandex. That’s just what we’d have to make it out of in the “real” world. In the comic world, it’s some techno fibre that probably thermally insulated, bullet proof and will only rip enough to keep chicks nipples covered.

    • imrickjamesbitch

      You actually would have wanted to see the original X-men suits? do you know how ridiculous that would have looked? They even made fun of it in the movie, yellow spandex? the movie would have been a farce. There is really nothing to complain about specially when talking about the X-men movies as they were very well made. This Superman suit looks good, the one from the comics looks silly in real life, the last Superman movie tanked so the public is demanding change and so far from what I’m seeing they know what they are doing. Comic book suits have to be adapted because the characters are suppose to be warriors, their suits has to reflect the practicality and proper protection or stealth to work in a real environment. Who goes to fight in yellow spandex? Imagine how bad Batman begins would have been if the suit was blue and grey with a yellow batman sign, I’m sure that works well in the dark. It works in a comic but on a real person would look terrible and just wouldn’t make sense. What makes some of these movies cool is that they try to make them some what believable. A guy shows up on screen in questionably colored spandex and you just lost 80% of your audience and your movie tanked, you shape your character where the majority can look at him/her and go “Wow that’s a cool suit” and you got a winner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I don’t see what the big complaint is here. X-MEN FIRST CLASS, GREEN LANTERN, THRO, CAPTAIN AMERICA…….so far, all of the superhero films this summer look like they’ve stayed true to “costume integrity”. So they took a way Superman’s red underwear…..big whoop. In case you all are to busy to bother looking, the underwear-less costume is the new OFFICIAL look for the character; so you can kill that arguement. As far as nitpicking because a live-action superhero film is “based on reality” and lacks the “intensity” of an animated film…..well, that’s because there’s REAL PEOPLE in it. While I do agree that animation has its advantages (SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: THE RETURN OF BLACK ADAM) for Hollywood to ONLY make cartoon superhero films would be stupid. You’d eventually face the same problems, style over substance. This is how Square screwed up with FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN. They figured a CGI Final Fantasy film in any capacity would satisfy the fans. Wrong! If you’re so hung up on live-action superhero films being inferior and/or unneccessary, Netflix is full of what you want. And to counter Seel75, I agree with you on the fact that not everything that works in animation will work right in live-action. On the flipside, I also believe the opposite is true; not everything required to make a superhero film (or any film for that matter) great in live action is not always possible in live-action. Otherwise, all comic book films would be in animation. You can’t blame money-hungry producers as the reason, because its cheaper to make animated films.

    • Juggernaut

      Exactly.

    • Juggernaut

      Exactly.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Looks good. Love the wrist bands at then end of the sleeves. I do think it needs a belt to break it up though.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Looks good. Love the wrist bands at then end of the sleeves. I do think it needs a belt to break it up though.

  • http://twitter.com/KafkaSometimes Mayer Turkin

    Without the red ‘underwear’ to break up the colors, I think the costume looks a bit too much like pajamas.

    I can understand the need for a more realistic look when it comes to movie adaptations. Because it *is* the real world and not ink on a page. I think that a lot of the costumes would look absolutely ridiculous on screen otherwise. However, my opinion on each look individually varies. I happened to like the X-Men look, but I also happen to like the Thor look.

    As for making all superhero movies CGI animations one day, I have to say that would be the day I stop watching superhero movies. No matter how many advances we make in technology, CGI is never going to look real to me. I like it for some kids movies (How to Train Your Dragon was fantastic) but I could never tolerate it for comic book adaptations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakpjohn Shak Pettyjohn

    Everyone’s opinion is their own right and no one is right or wrong. That being said, I think that each medium whether it be animation or live-action play a huge role in keeping the characters alive and interesting. Staying true to the characters is the ultimate goal with each format, but the character must also grow with the times as well. I liked Chris Reeve’s suit bc it was (too me) the original, Dean Cain’s suit was shiny but it worked, I really liked the changes in Routh’s suit because it was the classic look with modern undertones, and this new suit I absolutely love. It give it an other-worldly fashion (he is from Krypton) and it is different. Yes, there could be some red along the waist somewhere to breakup the blue but I really don’t care as much. This suit is awesome…and its about time we had a Superman who actually looks like they can lift a continent or something. Cavill is jacked. All in all, its the story that should prove superior in this movie. If the story is action packed and flows along (even though another origin story) its not going to matter so much what he’s wearing…only that a new “successful franchise is back with others to follow.

    • Juggernaut

      I agree with the transition from traditional suit to the new look. While it is mostly just following the comics it also adds that other-worldly quality. Who knows, by the end of the film he may make alterations to have it more closely resemble the original. As for Cavill’s bulk, I’m not for it or against it. It is simply another interpertation of the character. Many artists have rendered Superman and they all vary in look and tone. I was a big fan of the Christopher Reeves films but quite honestly they were outdated and a bit hokey. I liked the changes made to the outfit in Returns too. This is just a new approach. Take it for what it is.

  • Lexavi80

    Hello Mr. Fake Muscles!

  • Lexavi80

    Hello Mr. Fake Muscles!

  • Lexavi80

    On the other hand, I guess is safe to say Michael Sannon is not the guy in the motion capture suit.

    Who can the character be?. A very enhanced Non?.