Breaking Down SUPERMAN'S New Suit (Plus The History Of The Costume)

Breaking Down SUPERMAN'S New Suit (Plus The History Of The Costume)

Last week gave us our first look at the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Superman costume. Hit the jump for an in-depth analysis of the newest incarnation as well as a look at the best, worst and most bizarre version from history. And be sure to mention your favourite version in the comments!

Zack Snyder's highly anticipated sequel is still a bit under two years away, but luckily we've already got some information and images flowing in.  Check out the embedded video below for a detailed look at the new costume, the suits history and some little known facts about one of the most iconic designs in comic book history. And be sure to subscribe to Mr Sunday's new channel,

If you liked this, check out the official Comic Book Movie Podcast The Weekly Planet below, the latest episode of which looks at Transformer: Age Of Extinction. Subscribe to it on iTunes or download it directly here.
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Gamera623 - 7/7/2014, 7:49 AM
"Its the same as Man of Steel excpt for a slight change in the belt."

There all summed up.
Oreos91 - 7/7/2014, 7:50 AM
I love your EK-SENTE
TopCat89 - 7/7/2014, 7:52 AM
Hahahaha that yell got me

As for the suit, love it!

Think they downsized the emblem a tad too, but overall best suit yet!
HAILHYDRA - 7/7/2014, 7:53 AM
I'm glad they didn't make a ton of changes from the Man of Steel costume. It would have really contradicted the "it's not a costume, it's what they wear on my planet" explanation of why he's wearing blue tights and a cape. It would've been really dumb if Superman decides he's going to redesign his costume off screen some where.
Mrsinister - 7/7/2014, 7:56 AM
I love this new suit
BoneSawIsReady - 7/7/2014, 7:57 AM
He's got the forearms of baseball legend Mark McGwire... insane is the putting it mildly.
Pasto - 7/7/2014, 7:59 AM
HAILHYDRA - 7/7/2014, 8:03 AM
And if they stick with the "it's not a costume, it's what they wear on my planet" explanation it makes sense why empowered people like Barry Allen would want to wear a costume. He's just mimicking Superman even though Superman is just wearing what his people wore.
cipher - 7/7/2014, 8:05 AM
Just tell me his crotch measurements. Give me that, at least.. I don't think that's too much to ask.
Gusto - 7/7/2014, 8:05 AM

Love the new suit.
Humperdink - 7/7/2014, 8:08 AM

More than Miley?

Gusto - 7/7/2014, 8:13 AM
That's not funny, Mr. Jackass!!
LubedUp - 7/7/2014, 8:14 AM
I'd let him change inside my phonebooth
SuperCat - 7/7/2014, 8:14 AM
Good stuff. Love the suit too.

cld247 - 7/7/2014, 8:18 AM
I [frick]ing love the new suit!!!! Amazing!!!
YogaHoser - 7/7/2014, 8:20 AM
I still prefer this one.

pepe - 7/7/2014, 8:24 AM
Dat costume
enggarb - 7/7/2014, 8:25 AM
i think one of the reason they change it is to increase toys sales. new costume for new action figures, poster, other merchandises.
mmadadamm - 7/7/2014, 8:25 AM
I would pay good money to watch a superman movie starring nick cage
HAILHYDRA - 7/7/2014, 8:28 AM

Good point. But I think including Batman will boost toy sells more than anything.
LEOSTRATOR - 7/7/2014, 8:31 AM
Best suit yet.
YogaHoser - 7/7/2014, 8:31 AM
@mmadadamm #shutupandtakemymoney

Niklander - 7/7/2014, 8:33 AM
This movie will be [frick]in awesome screw the haters bring on Justice League
YogaHoser - 7/7/2014, 8:36 AM
Nick Cage v Henry Cavil: Dawn of Receding Hairline

YogaHoser - 7/7/2014, 8:38 AM
Invictor - 7/7/2014, 8:38 AM
This is the number one most recognized symbol on Earth.

Enphlieuwince - 7/7/2014, 8:44 AM
This has got to be the best live action suit thus far. I think they changed the proportion of the shield to help make him look bigger. I believe he did gain more mass for this film but a simple trick like that would amplify the look. And if you think about it, most of these subtle changes almost tell a story that it's the same suit being stretched over his larger frame. IDK but I love it.
naterator - 7/7/2014, 8:44 AM
The easiest way to explain any changes to his suit on an "every movie basis would be if his DNA modified it to his body according to the experience and maturity he has gained. Much like being promoted in the military. Each change would symbolize him ranking up. Thought a thought.
naterator - 7/7/2014, 8:46 AM
* just a thought
Gusto - 7/7/2014, 8:51 AM
I thought tits were the most recognized symbol on Earth?

Niklander - 7/7/2014, 8:55 AM
@Naterator well actually the ancient scout ship is still standing so I guess that Clark took it and hid it(duh) and probably reworked the ship's AI(Carla Cugino's voice) with what was left of the data inside it and we know in the novelization that the suit was made during Clark and Jor-El's talk inside the ancient scout ship from the liquid metal we saw the Kryptonians using.So my guess goes that Superman himself reworked the suit to make it more Kryptonian since he is indeed now The Last Son Of Krypton.Till Kara Zor El decides to drop in that is ;)
McGee - 7/7/2014, 9:01 AM

Nomis1800 - 7/7/2014, 9:02 AM
Suit is soooooooooo awesome! Even though the changes are subtle it looks a lot better than the MOS suit! Really hope we'll get a similar photo of Batfleck!!!
UltimaRex - 7/7/2014, 9:05 AM
@Pilkington. I don't think a single small nuke would have stopped Zod and co...
fortycals - 7/7/2014, 9:08 AM
I still say if you think about it supes is walking around in kryptonian underwear.
MercwithMouth - 7/7/2014, 9:10 AM
Lol, Nic cage would've been the bomb as Supes!
MercwithMouth - 7/7/2014, 9:12 AM
And seriously, baseball 'legend' Marc McGwire? Dude took more steroids than Chris Benoit!
GodzillaKart - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
Looks pretty much like the one in MOS, which was fantastic.
MercwithMouth - 7/7/2014, 9:14 AM

Those are's more...

Greengo - 7/7/2014, 9:29 AM
The subtle changes somehow turned out to be a massive improvement.
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