A Closer Look At Henry Cavill's Superman Suit In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

A Closer Look At Henry Cavill's Superman Suit In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

We take a closer look at Henry Cavill's tweaked Superman suit he'll be donning (get it?) in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Hit the jump for more!

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By Sipprelle - 7/3/2014

Today finally presented us with our first official look at Henry Cavill in his tweaked Superman outfit for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now we'll take a little look at the nice little design tweaks, and what sets it apart from its Man of Steel counterpart.                                                                                                
S Symbol - The iconic logo hasn't been all too drastically changed on the new suit, though the symbol has been slightly shrunken down in comparison with the original. It appears that the yellow behind the "S" may be a brighter shade than that of the piss color we got with the original Man of Steel costume, but the lighting makes it hard to determine. There is also a very subtle curved line in the middle of the "S" itself.
The Cuffs: A very sleek change to the costume is that of Superman's cuffs. The stripes on the arms have been spaced apart and the color has been changed to match up with the raise in saturation of the blues.                                                                                                            
The Belt: A very apparent change is that of Superman's belt, which has been slightly thickened towards the ends, and the original oval "buckle" has been changed to rectangle with a barely noticeable crescent "S" inside of it.

Boots: (Shout out to KalEL3412 for pointing this out to me) The only change to Supes' boots is the inclusion of an additional "M"  at the top.
The Hair - Another very cool change doesn't come courtesy with the new costume, but the character design. The Man of Steel's new hair was do the first thing most of us noticed when presented with the new image. Kal El's new hair seems to be receding and much more slick, which (coupled with an even more prominent chin) was extremely reminiscent of the classic Superman look in the classic One Shot Story Kingdom Come, which (arguably) presents us readers with The Man of Steel at his most iconic. To me this very well could represent us with Clark Kent's gradual transition across the DC Universe, ultimately leading to the ultimate, classic interpretation of Superman.

BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - Zack Snyder will direct. It's written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. The film stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The cast also includes: Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Will arrive in theaters May 6, 2016.

Source: usatoday.com
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MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 8:28 PM
KALel3412 - 7/3/2014, 8:34 PM
nice. The boots aslo have the double M at the top which is differestn. the gold belt part is a little thicker as well. I really like it. im glad they did not put the stupid collar on it
DCGuy - 7/3/2014, 8:35 PM
Finally this article opens, very nice bro very good article.
BATMANx - 7/3/2014, 8:37 PM
The Changes are good.. Show us Wonder Woman next
TheOverlord - 7/3/2014, 8:37 PM
You didn't mention the ribbing (*for her pleasure), which I think looks a lot more streamlined and sharper in the new costume. All around, very positive changes.
WombRaider - 7/3/2014, 8:40 PM
@sipprelle i though this was just going to be another rehash article, but it's great article mate.

i'm worried this movie is going to be too dark....probably will be...
WombRaider - 7/3/2014, 8:41 PM
ALSO, Henry Cavill looks like his facial features have melted down his head...
kevberg - 7/3/2014, 8:43 PM
when wearing something ..its spelled --DONNING. But nice attempt for the joke. :)
SonofBatman - 7/3/2014, 8:44 PM
Just can't wait for this movie!!!!
Emjeed - 7/3/2014, 8:45 PM
@Nailbiter's source said this was the hairstyle they were going to go with. Nail you gotta hit up General Napier again.
JackRyan9859 - 7/3/2014, 8:45 PM
What the hell is the point of this? This article has already been done...pointless. And learn to spell
Comedian03 - 7/3/2014, 8:49 PM
The gauntlet change isn't exactly subtle, it's an entirely new design. In MoS, they were a one piece gauntlet, almost like a separate part of the suit, in BvS, the actual gauntlet itself is gone, and the lines are just integrated into the suit, it cuff also comes to a point instead of rounded like before, and the color is also changed to a blue that blends in more with the suit.
Sipprelle - 7/3/2014, 8:50 PM
@WombRaider Thanks man, and @MrSotoMan @kevberg @JackRyan9869 sorry for those extremely embarrasing spelling errors, I should probably double check before posting. I'm in the middle of re-editing it so hopefully it will be refreshed in the next few minutes.
TheGambitFreak - 7/3/2014, 8:50 PM
Also, pertaining to the 'S', it's smaller and more compact. Not as elongated and massive as the original.
Sipprelle - 7/3/2014, 9:04 PM
@TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM Thanks for reminding me.
Missy - 7/3/2014, 9:13 PM
Since the changes are not so drastic, I guess in-universe the costume didn't change, right?
AlexanderLykins - 7/3/2014, 9:15 PM
"it's smaller and more compact. Not as elongated and massive as the original."

Sipprelle - 7/3/2014, 9:19 PM
@CosmicLord That's what I'm assuming, and I think that's the way to go when doing the costume changes with someone like Superman. He got it in a very specific way so it can't be changing from movie to movie, whereas with someone like Batman, Captain America ect. it makes sense that they would be able to innovate and test new things with different designs. I do think however that as subtle as the changes are they definitely improved upon the suit as a whole.
l0rdleg0las - 7/3/2014, 9:36 PM
Is it just me or do the boots look a little shorter as well?
AUSSYACE - 7/3/2014, 9:40 PM
I wish the belt would of just joined right around his waist...
MrBlackJack - 7/3/2014, 9:43 PM
The new image is a photoshopped image from the Empire cover. If you brighten the image, you can see part of the old hand. It kinda makes me feel jibbed, but it's still a nice image and at least we know what he'll look like.
Bearjew - 7/4/2014, 12:25 AM
How or why could he have changed his suit?
MightyZeus - 7/4/2014, 5:04 AM
The suit looks amazing. I noticed some of the small details but thanks for showing most of them.

It look's as if Superman is mature and is going to act a lot more mature and serious. That's just my speculation.
Kong - 7/4/2014, 5:31 AM

Why would they Photoshop that? His entire torso is turned more towards the camera, his face is different despite what people are saying, his hair pulls back his hairline, and there those other changes that would just be a hassle to change for such a little thing.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/4/2014, 5:33 AM

There were more in the Fortress of Solitude.
JoachimVR - 7/4/2014, 6:34 AM
Yep, first thing that came to mind was 'Kingdom Come'.
thescarletspeedzter - 7/4/2014, 6:34 AM
Titanace - 7/4/2014, 6:36 AM
Many users on this site show such passion for this stuff. The first look article showed users picking out the changes to the suit with way more detail than I noticed and now this. Fun stuff!
KallarkKent - 7/4/2014, 6:48 AM
Cavil looks the part, hopefully he gets to act the part this time.
fettastic - 7/4/2014, 6:53 AM
I'm beginning to think the S curl IS actually there, it's just subtle in this photo because it doesn't drop below his hairline.
fettastic - 7/4/2014, 6:54 AM
One thing I noticed which wasn't mentioned here is that the belt and the line inside the S both include what looks to be Kryptonian symbols.
fettastic - 7/4/2014, 7:02 AM
HOPEFULLY it's a bit more blue and HOPEFULLY the background is a bit more yellow. Last time it was sort of a light-reflective aqua color that would appear more yellow in direct sunlight but darken way down in darker scenes. Kind of a nifty idea I suppose, but I prefer it just be [frick]ing yellow.

Also I don't like the side detailing expanding up the side of his torso because they now cover up those cool side-ab muscles. Those are always a visual cue of extreme fitness and now you can't see them. Or at least in this pic it looks like we won't see them.

Jaspion - 7/4/2014, 7:05 AM
Did Rob Liefeld design this Henry Cavill? Look at those boobs

MarkV - 7/4/2014, 7:11 AM
Looks like he;s ready to crush some some tiny tits to dust.

Very boss-like. Level 10 for sure.
fettastic - 7/4/2014, 7:12 AM
I don't have a problem with shrinking the S shield 5%, as long as it doesn't get any smaller than that. EVER!

I can see what the general idea behind the changes are. Get rid of the solid areas and integrate them more into the suit without changing the look of the suit. So they break it up and spread it out a bit. In general, fine, whatever.

I hope they get rid of the racing stripes down his legs. For some reason they want to put racing stripes down superhero's legs in their latest incarnation, like with TASM. It looks dumb in my opinion. Thankfully TASM2 omitted them, along with the silver ballet slippers.
Scorpion8125 - 7/4/2014, 7:17 AM
Cavill looks great and is the only good thing going on in this movie.

SaxoWolf - 7/4/2014, 7:36 AM
UltimateCookie - 7/4/2014, 7:55 AM
I think the 'S' should really be brightened up. It's just not Superman to me without that flamboyant S. Maybe they'll do it down the line.
MrBlackJack - 7/4/2014, 8:01 AM

Kong - 7/4/2014, 8:05 AM

His hand is curled more in the MOS pic and is it that odd for the same person to have the same vein?
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