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:


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