New Superman Man of Steel suit
Starting with the news that Gal Gadot of the franchise will appear as Wonder Woman (joining returning Superman Henry Cavill and new Batman Ben Affleck), we’ve had other news on the highly anticipated continuation of the DC Cinematic Universe: star Jason Momoa may join the production (as Doomsday? Bizarro Superman? Martian Manhunter?), Warner Bros. is looking at Joaquin Phoenix for an undisclosed role, and screenwriter Chris Terrio will rewrite David S. Goyer’s script for the sequel.
With production set to begin in, there is a question as to just how much of Man of Steel screenwriter Goyer’s script can or will be changed. At this point, all of the pre-visualization of the look of the film will have been locked down, including a new design for the rebooted Batman’s outfit. We have our own ideas of how the new Batman could look, but what about Superman’s Supersuit? As it turns out, his Man of Steel look is getting a redesign as well.
Batman vs. Superman costume designer Michael Wilkinson talked to about the retro outfits he designed for the 1970’s-set American Hustle, and briefly discussed his new looks for Batman, Wonder Woman and how he is “tweaking” Cavill’s Superman costume. Wilkinson did not say anything specific on what has been changed in Supe’s look from the original film, but he did talk about how far along the new film’s preparations are, stating:
“We are now in the stage where we’re refining our designs with the last series of camera tests and doing our final tweaks in preparation for shooting.”
As we have pointed out, Superman’s costume has undergone a long evolution over the past 75 years. The updated look of the Supersuit for Man of Steel was the most radical big-screen departure from its predecessors, and reflected DC’s redesign of the character in the post-New 52 comic book era.