First Promo Image of Superman From Dawn of Justice

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First Promo Image of Superman From Dawn of Justice

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SPOILER WARNING: He looks like Superman

USA Today has posted the first promotional image of Henry Cavill in his Superman costume for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros big superhero crossover currently shooting for a planned 2016 release.

Though there had been rumblings, speculation and more than a little fan hope that Superman would be making a change of costume for this pseudo-sequel (possibly into something closer to his classic comic-book look) the uniform seen here appears to be largely identical to the one worn in 2013's Man of Steel: Muted shades of red, blue and yellow remain, as does the lack of the traditional red shorts. A previously released image of Ben Affleck as Batman (notably a black-and-white set photo and not a promotional image) showed the character wearing an outfit closer to that of the comics than in any previous film. There have been no official images, costumed or otherwise, of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice follows the events of Man of Steel and is all-but confirmed to be a prequel to a planned Justice League feature. The still-secret storyline is said to involve an uneasy first meeting for Batman and Superman and the emergence of a conflict with the supervillain Lex Luthor. In addition to Wonder Woman, other DC heroes are rumored to appear in cameo roles; with Game of Thrones' Jason Momoa having recently been cast as Aquaman.

Source: USA Today

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Still looks like an angry brooding Superman, doesn't look particularly heroic.

I enjoyed Man of Steel, despite agreeing with a lot of it's criticisms, but I never had a problem with the costume, Khal Drogo as Aquaman though, that was news to me

Honestly, I don't see what the problem with the costume is. Man of Steel had many many problems, but Superman's outfit was not one of them. Also, isn't it a bit silly to complain about a superhero having a slightly different costume, when most superheroes go through so many costume changes during their lifetime that it requires a wiki to keep track of it all? The costume is fine, the red shorts would look needlessly silly to uninitiated audiences, since their origin (carnival strongmen) has long since departed from the mainstream cultural consciousness and would simply come off as a guy wearing his underwear outside his pants.

Looks fine. It was a cool costume and it looks like a slightly evolved, better one from Man of Steel. The Man of Steel one was cool anyway.

I am fine with DCU having a different feel and aesthetic from MCU. There's room for a serious universe and a light hearted one, and DC has always seemed more serious than Marvel anyway so this isn't a problem for me. Also I hope Arrow fits in somehow with this DCU.

Of course everyone on here will hate it and decry that Superman and DC is ruined forever and Marvel is so much better.

Is it me, or has Mr Cavill's upper body grown considerably larger? In MoS he was pretty well built bit had a kind of wiry strength element to him. In this picture he's looking like he has a much larger upper body. Basically, he looks more like Superman.

Also the costume is still pretty lame.

Looks like more of the same from Man of Steel. Going to pass on this movie.

For a moment I forgot Superman was in the Man of Steel sequel ...

So the movie is going to be in black and white, right?

Yeah. That looks cheerful. Superman, the avatar of hope. Grey-shades and rain. We're gonna need a bigger facepalm.

I like having a darker take on the man of steel. We have already had plenty of cheesy, hammmy boy scout superman movies

My main issue with the upcoming film is no bryan cranston lex luther heisenburg

Where did all the colours go?

Is that really what the costume looks like or did the marketing department go crazy with Photoshop again?

Why does the background of this (what I assume is Gotham)looks like the city from "The Spirit"?

Is Frank Miller going to cameo at some point?

Dendio:
I like having a darker take on the man of steel. We have already had plenty of cheesy, hammmy boy scout superman movies

My main issue with the upcoming film is no bryan cranston lex luther heisenburg

It's fine for Supes to star in a dark movie, but he himself shouldn't be dark. Supes being a boyscout doesn't make him hammy. Because Captain America is essentially a better movie Superman than Superman at the moment, and he isn't cheesy at all.

Granted I still go along with word of god that Man of Steel one had a super man in it, but he's not yet Superman, and the events of MoS lead him to becoming Superman, but I'll have to wait till Dawn of Justice for them to actually show that off. There's no reason for Superman /not/ to be a boyscout in this movie.

Jandau:
Honestly, I don't see what the problem with the costume is. Man of Steel had many many problems, but Superman's outfit was not one of them. Also, isn't it a bit silly to complain about a superhero having a slightly different costume, when most superheroes go through so many costume changes during their lifetime that it requires a wiki to keep track of it all? The costume is fine, the red shorts would look needlessly silly to uninitiated audiences, since their origin (carnival strongmen) has long since departed from the mainstream cultural consciousness and would simply come off as a guy wearing his underwear outside his pants.

And the onsie isn't ridiculous?

He looks very Nolany. I wonder if he needs to find a bathroom.

Honestly, though, isn't "Dawn of Justice" about the silliest subtitles. It's like, bad video game subtitle bad.

Shiftygiant:

Jandau:
Honestly, I don't see what the problem with the costume is. Man of Steel had many many problems, but Superman's outfit was not one of them. Also, isn't it a bit silly to complain about a superhero having a slightly different costume, when most superheroes go through so many costume changes during their lifetime that it requires a wiki to keep track of it all? The costume is fine, the red shorts would look needlessly silly to uninitiated audiences, since their origin (carnival strongmen) has long since departed from the mainstream cultural consciousness and would simply come off as a guy wearing his underwear outside his pants.

And the onsie isn't ridiculous?

Not really, no. It looks more like his pants and shirt match, the belt breaks up the "onesie". And even if it were a "onesie", it's still better than the underwear outside the pants...

Still going with the Dark & Gritty look are they? Yay.

Boy have my expectations plummeted.

The costume looks good. The muted colors clash less and there's no red underwear on the outside. Now if he could just lose the cape.

Well, he looks confused.
"Wait, where did my movie go? I though thiswas a sequel to MoS?"

The colour scheme looks dull, but it's not I expected more.
The basic design is otherwise nice though.

Of all the problems MoS had, the costume wasn't one of them. I mean it basically looked exactly like the New 52 costume, which I thought was just fine.

Oly J:
Khal Drogo as Aquaman though, that was news to me

I'm not surprised. He spent years defending Atlantis, so it's only fitting he rule it.

Jandau:
Honestly, I don't see what the problem with the costume is. Man of Steel had many many problems, but Superman's outfit was not one of them. Also, isn't it a bit silly to complain about a superhero having a slightly different costume, when most superheroes go through so many costume changes during their lifetime that it requires a wiki to keep track of it all? The costume is fine, the red shorts would look needlessly silly to uninitiated audiences, since their origin (carnival strongmen) has long since departed from the mainstream cultural consciousness and would simply come off as a guy wearing his underwear outside his pants.

I'm not sure the lack of underwear makes it any less silly to the public. He's still a man flying around in pajamas and a cape.

Similarly, no matter how dark they make Batman, he's always a man dressed up as a mouse with wings.

Most comic heroes are inherently silly, and I think trying to patch that out is like trying to beat up the ocean.

That said, the costume's okay.

Lieju:
Well, he looks confused.
"Wait, where did my movie go? I though thiswas a sequel to MoS?"

He's using his X-Ray vision to find his parts in the script. They're buried, so it only makes sense.

Dendio:
I like having a darker take on the man of steel. We have already had plenty of cheesy, hammmy boy scout superman movies

You know, this shouldn't really need to be said, but it's okay to have a single franchise out there that isn't dark and broody. Not everyone needs to be Batmanified. Especially Superman.

I mean, it's fine if you don't like Superman. But he needs to be dark and gritty about as much as My Little Pony does.

Don't know about you people, but I enjoy the contrast in the way we saw the first Batman image and the first Superman image.

Batman shows up in a B&W photo looking down, with no further edits, while Superman is straight colors and all. And is really cool to see him in Gotham. Really excited to see what Snyder will do with Gotham.

Can Superman catch any infections?
I'm just wondering if it's safe for him to be out in the rain without any form of head covering.

Though he looks quite dry himself.

I've always liked the suit, its the scenery and setting I don't like. I can't believe a character based on hope looks so fucking miserable. So this and that picture of Batman (Which also has a good costume) Is looking to be one depressing film.

Can't wait to see the promotional picture of Jesse Eisenberg and his twelve year old face, I'm sure hes going to be really intimidating.

I never saw MoS and I had no problem with the costume.

Aggieknight:
He looks very Nolany. I wonder if he needs to find a bathroom.

Honestly, though, isn't "Dawn of Justice" about the silliest subtitles. It's like, bad video game subtitle bad.

The title is stupid and itreminds of the Warfighter (haha I guess) thing with one guy checking if his friend was paying attention. Also can we have some Warner Bros? I know its supposed to be Superman's answer to the Dark Knight movies but at least they had colour.

If theirs one thing I think of when I think superman its grimdark seriousness haha. God even the batman comics regularly featured color and made the occasional joke or self aware little nod to itself. Everything about this movie seems destined to make it worse than man of steel, and that's just crazy.

I think what truly makes this picture work is showing off Superman's innate super ability of water resistance. Even his cape is bone dry from the looks of it.

I have to ask does anyone actually want the red underwear back? I have my issues with the New 52 but I really like (most) of the redesigns and a big reason is because nobody is running around in there underwear.

I don't care what powers he has and what good he does, if Superman were in the real world I would not be able to take him seriously as a symbol of hope if he waas flying around with his underwear on the outside.

The costume looks fine, to me at least. My problem is that the rest of the shot is so f***ing dreary; Superman just looks disappointed, it's dark outside, there's hail/sleet coming down... can we please have a promotional picture that looks something more like the upper half of this?

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Okay, so why does he look twenty years older than in the previous film? Wasn't Batman supposed to be the older one?

I don't get all the fanboys crying over the modern/dark representation of Superman. Sure, back in the gold/silver/bronze ages of comics he was a paragon of virtue and boyscouty and all the rest of it... but that was then; this is now. I like that version as much as the next fanboy, but times change. Cultures change. Characters change. Appreciate what was then for what it was, and appreciate what is now for what it is.

Sure it's dark, but he's in a Batman film now after all, right? Right??? I wish they had taken a real risk and gone all "Red Son" for a Superman flick.

I like the hair (for contextual reasons) and the costume is modified.
It's even darker than the MoS one, I get that he is in Gotham (i assume) but should he represent a light in the darkness at least contrast from it?
Does everything have to be so bland?

Hey look its Bat--wait, it's Superman. Looking broody. Because fuck heroism.

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