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'Superman: Man of Steel' Set Photos Reveal More Costume Changes

The latest images of Cavill as 'Superman' confirm that the red briefs are out, but that's not all.

Many people complained about the inability to see Henry Cavill's 'Superman' costume when Warner Brothers revealed the official image. Was he keeping the briefs, or would they toss them like they did for Supes in DC's New 52? Well, based on the most recent "spy pictures," our questions have been answered.

Earlier today images of Cavill as 'Superman were leaked online and we got a much closer look at the detail of his costume. It is certainly very different from any Superman costume that has come before it -- the most obvious change being the lack of briefs. However, the images also revealed the texture of the uniform, which we could see in the first image, looks very similar to the Spider-Man movie costume. The chain-like effect gives the costume a more serious tone, which will likely reflect the tone of the upcoming film. We also get a closer look at the outline design of the costume which is likely more for aesthetics than functionality, and confirmation that the suit will indeed be darker. Notice also that he is only wearing the cape in some of the photos, so whether it will be a staple part of his uniform remains to be seen!

Needless to say, we think he looks pretty good. What do you think? 'Superman' is currently filming starring actor Henry Cavill as 'Superman and Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane.' The film is scheduled to be released in theaters sometime in 2013.

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Posted by Deranged Midget

Looks really good! Cavil bulked up massively, that's what I call a Superman physique.

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Posted by GothamRed

I'm distracted in the third picture by his super-buldg, but it looks like his costume is close or the same as the new 52 superman's nice

Posted by doordoor123

MAN  I hate Zack Snyder. GO BACK TO FILMING MUSIC VIDEOS!

Posted by Enderof295

Okay, so in that last image, does it look like Cavil wet himself to anyone else? 
Posted by humanfly26

is it just me, or does he look really uncomfortable in pics 2&3?

Posted by Deranged Midget

@Enderof295: It's a shadow

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Posted by Enderof295
@Deranged Midget
I know it's a shadow, it's just funny to me.
Posted by Ms. Omega

I like the costume was never a fan of the underpants on the outside


Posted by KainScion

it's a "batman armored nipples" incident again. look at that thing. the bulge. has he seen lois actress or something?

Posted by CanucksXVX

i was scared cux he looked a bit dark and i didnt know if he ciuld pjull off the superman look but now  i see he looks pretty good in that costume, but im not digging the S so much, but itll do
Posted by speedlgt

i think it looks ok I dont like his hair though............. but dam he looks pretty strong
Posted by AmoralBatman
@KainScion: What are you on about man that's totally normal size =)
Posted by NightFang

These costumes would have been better. 
 
  
 
 
 

Posted by difficlus
@humanfly26 said:
is it just me, or does he look really uncomfortable in pics 2&3?
the costume looks pretty uncomfortable. Also very very weird. Looks bleh...
Posted by buttersdaman000

Pretty good.
However, that bulge.........

Posted by LordRequiem

For a film interpretation that's positively great. I'm glad he's actually beefed up, just as Chris Hemsworth did for Thor and Christian Bale did for Batman, it wouldn't work as well had they not.

Edited by Migz13

Looks interesting, now that they put aside that red underwear, it looks sci-fi more than ever, and that's not a bad thing considering Supes is an alien and all that. I just hope this won't go the way the of the Green Lantern if you know what I mean. I put my full-on faith on Snyder and Nolan's shoulders.

Posted by ltbrd

I think its a bold move for the movie to be going with a look completely different than what most people know Superman to look like. Plus you have to give props to Cavill for getting in the shape necessary to make him look intimidating in what is really a ridiculous outfit. 
 
I don't think this is a "batman armored nipples" incident again as KainScion points out. Yeah were going to see a groin bulge. We've always seen a groin bulge. Superman wears a skin tight outfit. Go back to the Reeve films, you still see a groin bulge.....and they actually wanted Christopher to pad his groin to emphasis the bulge but he and Donner wouldn't do it. Look at artist depictions in the comics, he's got a bit of a groin bulge. Watch the Lois and Clark series, he's got a groin bulge......Martha even makes a dirty joke about it in the pilot episode. Its a part of wearing tights. The only reason the Batman and Robin film gets so much crap for it is because it was specifically shoved into the audiences face by being shot (as well as the ass and nipples). I don't see Synder being that stupid with this character or the film in general though I'm sure their will be a joke about the bulge in the way of Lois or another character making an off-hand reference to it or a stare. That I can live with. 
 
Aside from that I'm a bit dubious about the more blue-silver pattern portions. Its a little strange and unnecessary cosmetically but if the story supports why they need to be there than I can live with them. However I think not having a belt is a bit strange (though I do like the small nod to it in the gold circular piece) but again if the story supports why I can live with it and it does make alot of sense because something non-skin tight like the belt should be noticeable under normal clothing.
Posted by mistersarcastic
@GothamRed said:
I'm distracted in the third picture by his super-buldg, but it looks like his costume is close or the same as the new 52 superman's nice
I agree, it does kinda resemble that of the new 52 Supes.  
 
And I guess they'll just edit the bulge/codpiece like they had to do with Brandon Routh because they didn't want kids seeing the movie  to see Superman flying around with that xD
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

All looks fine except for two things. The hair still looks atrocious...and the bulge makes me think of Joel Schumacher codpieces for the Batsuit.  And yes it looks like they are adopting the "New 52" suit for the look, which is great even if it does make me miss the old suit.

Posted by ImperiousRix

I... don't really like it.  Not enough red, not enough lines breaking up the costume.  It's like the person who designed Spider-Man's suit in the new movie also designe this one. 
And they both kinda suck.  :/

Posted by batflasharrow96

Hmmm....looks interesting. I like it because it looks Kryptonian but it doesn't have the wholesome Superman feel. If I had no clue what Superman was like i'd probably really like this costume.

Posted by Kairan1979

The photos look good.

Posted by Billy Batson

Not bad. 

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Posted by Billy Batson
@buttersdaman000 said:
Pretty good. However, that bulge.........

It's yummy. 

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Posted by Elpizo

Suit looks great... just the bulge... yea haha
Posted by Croi

Suit looks pretty sweet, it's nice to have a change. Lets us know that it's a reboot instead of ANOTHER sequel. 
He got scarily big, too.

Posted by blackair9
@GothamRed
lol I am guessing that shot was ment for the ladies lol
Posted by TheGoldenOne
@Billy Batson said:
@buttersdaman000 said:
Pretty good. However, that bulge.........

It's yummy. 

BB

O_o
Posted by satanmode

I have no interest in Zack Snyder's version of anything.

Edited by Or35ti

I'd prefer is his belt or whatever those black designs on his sides are called were red instead of black. I just think he needs more color throughout. I wish Zack Snyder wasn't directing tho, now we know it will be all about typical action with no substance to make it really stand out among the other superhero movies. Cavill's got the superhero physique down tho, I'm impressed

Posted by Tchokes
@KainScion: Man, please.. don't blow stuff out of proportion. It's a bulge because the actor, like superman, has something there. Stop staring.
Posted by sora_thekey

He looks....like Superman!

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Posted by Mandrewgora

he looks like a blue basketball with a cape and a padded bulge.

Posted by Bestostero

it's alright, a tad on the bland side, but have to wait and see it in action first i suppose

Posted by Sky_Jokiel

Those are some superman muscles... he is jacked!!!

Posted by punisher1214

Seriously? He looks like a blue basketball with 80s hair.

Posted by KRYPTON

What is up with the weird Superman suit?

Posted by GraveSp

I kinda like the red belt in the New Sup costume, it gives it a little more color.  It does look a little to much blue

Posted by NightFang
@buttersdaman000 said:
Pretty good. However, that bulge.........
Lol, well if Power Girl has big breast, can't Superman so off to the ladies?
Posted by punisher1214
@NightFang: The Powerpuff girls were like 7 or 8. they had no breast....lol
Posted by Decept-O

Overall looks good but for some reason, to my eyes, it looks like the image with the cape is photo shopped or something; it looks "off" . Was the cape added later perhaps?

Still having hopes for it, I think this should be good, and yes, a Superman actor who has muscles and looks like Superman!

Posted by maxicere

Horrible!!!! sucks.....

Posted by cattlebattle
@satanmode said:
I have no interest in Zack Snyder's version of anything.
I agree with this
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@NightFang said:
These costumes would have been better. 
 
  
 
 
 
It needs more red on the sides like the first pic here, but other than that I think it looks great byt then again I loved the Green Lantern and Spiderman suits.
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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Not to bad.

Posted by elayem98

Perfect

Posted by jimmy11

My opinion: 
Suit is..... OK. Cavill looks buff. Only thing missing is belt. Something to visually separate upper and lower part of the body. Other than that, suit is acceptable (for the time being).

Posted by leokearon

The suit has a more alien feel to it

Posted by longbowhunter
@punisher1214 said:
Seriously? He looks like a blue basketball with 80s hair.

Hahaha...oh yeah he does. I kinda dig it though. I cant really judge til I see it on screen.
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