These close-up pics from the Plano, Illinois set of Zack Snyder’s Superman: The Man of Steel by give us our first really good look at the Superman costume Henry Cavill wears. The thing that sticks out to me the most is the detailing that runs from the belt-line down to the back of Superman’s legs. When you couple this change with the retro “S” shield and the funky wristbands, it gives the costume a very 1940’s sci-fi vibe; almost like a Flash Gordon-meets-Krypton sort of feel. 

It appears Zack Snyder wants his Superman suit to look more alien, which makes some sense since that’s what Superman really is. I  am still not a fan of the current trend where the material for superhero costumes appears to be made out of textured basketball rubber, but all in all, I don’t think this look is completely terrible. At least we now we know for certain that there will be no trademark red undies, so we can put that debate to rest. Superman: The Man of Steel debuts in June, 2013. Here’s more:


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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