My Opinion on the New Man Of Steel Suit and The Reboot Suit in general.

Rant on the WB choosing the reboot suit over the classic.

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By SigmaCenturion - 8/23/2011
I recently saw a few set photos of the Superman costume for the Man of Steel. Apparently it is too much to ask for the classic costume. Apparently WB thinks thinks this reboot costume will fly for veteran fans of Superman. I'm more conservative when it comes to hero's costumes. Although half of fans called for an update to the costume half also called for the classic to stay. Why did the new suit win out over the classic? I think it's mainly to do with the big DC Comics reboot and bringing in more readers of the newer comics to the theaters with a similar costume.

However the suit worn by Henry already has had some liberties taken with the costume already throw on the no trunks part of the costume and then the design just falls apart and turns to complete shit. Using the wrong emblem shield for starters. The suit's material looks quite rubber like and padded but i think it will look a little better on actual film but by then i couldn't give a shit about because it's not the original.


I like the old costume better than the reboot suit and i think is better. Why do I think this? You could call me a DC Fanboy and call it quits. The suit is simple and recognized by practically everyone. The original design is simple, colorful and is pretty solid from a visual design aspect. The main part of Superman's costume is a blue body suit. The trunks help to break up the blue and help unify his color scheme as well. Most of the time the trunks seem to be part of the body suit. The boots and cape separate from the main body suit. Without the trunks the only red on the body suit is found in the emblem or shield. When the trunks are gone the focus of the costume is pulled towards the blue body suit because the eye is drawn to larger objects defined by color.

I think it is a big insult to older fans to change the costume after all this time. Nothing was wrong with the old suit. I hear reasons like its outdated and uncool or his costume doesn't make sense because it isn't armored. I don't think it needed changed at all. The armor idea just sounds stupid as hell. The part about it being outdated its part of the character now for a lot of people. The costume makes the hero identifiable. Changing it for the sake of change usually leads to inferior designs taking its place like the reboot suit did. There will probably be some who go i thought this was Superman when they see this new costume in the movie.
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xcv - 8/24/2011, 2:55 AM
I completely agree with you for all the reasons you gave. The suit looks stupid without the red trunks.
ironpool007 - 8/24/2011, 4:52 AM
The suit looks fine. It's about time he gave up the red trunks. And hey why not take a look at Batman while we are at it, he had trunks on the outside of his grey suit in black or blue depending on the colorist. Yet in the movies, he has been depicted in solid black or charcoal grey bodysuits. And I haven't seen anyone complain about it. Change is good. It's still Superman. He just looks a bit different. Get over it.
StrangerX - 8/24/2011, 5:09 AM
I'm not bothered by the trunk not being there. The material of the suit is totally different than that of the previous movies and the trunks don't fit in.
Puckenstein - 8/24/2011, 5:58 AM
I'm a fan of the classic suit, as well. However, what irks me most is that, on this site, any idiot with a gripe, an Internet connection, and a limited grasp of grammar can post his rants under a misleading "headline." Listen, man - there are things such as commas, quotation marks, and periods. Their use could help others take your argument more seriously, instead of viewing it as "fanboy whining." Also, if you're going to post an article like this, why not call it, "My Issues with the MOS Suit," instead of "Superman Costume Troubles?" which leads me to believe that Cavill or the crew are experiencing technical difficulties with the suit.

Thank you in advance,

-Puck.
drellik - 8/24/2011, 6:49 AM
I agree with Puck regarding the headline.

I also like the classic suit, but like you said, a lot of OLD fans like it. In order for Superman to survive, they need to appeal to a modern crowd. And yes, all characters have adapted over time, including Superman.

I like the new suit. Supes looks like a badass. Yes I like the trunks, but he really doesn't need them. I mean, who wears stuff like that? How do you take an all-powerful hero seriously with a bikini bottom on? I agree with the change.
LP4 - 8/24/2011, 8:40 AM
I LOVE the classic/traditional suit. But the new one is just fine. It looks like the classic but with slight modifications.

Realistically- if an alien being came to earth, you really think he'll be wearing tighty-redies?

No. He wouldn't.

Taking stuff from the comics and translating them to a realistic movie...things will get lost along the way- the red trunks happened to be one of them.

I think it was time for Superman to evolve finally and lose the big-boy trunks. Like i said- either way I'd have been happy with the suit. But this new one is cool- more streamlined, alien/cosmic looking and it just looks more sleek.

I'm typically a classic-fan like yourself. But this suit isn't exactly soooooooo horrible that it's gonna keep me up at night. I think it looks fine and the red-trunks aren't completely gone. There are 5 other Superman movies where he's wearing the red-trunks and the comics of the past 70 or so years of him wearing the red trunks.

Just because the new film and the rebooted comics don't have the trunks, it isn't the end of the world.

Batman lost his trunks for his films...Hal lost his white-gloves for his film...and Superman will lose his red-trunks for his upcoming film. These things happen. The absence of the trunks won't spell immediate DOOM for this movie. It won't affect a deep/compelling story, witty dialogue and excellent action scenes. As a Superman-fan...instead of harping on and on about the suit, AT LEAST try to support the movie for Superman. If it truly IS his last film, then yeah complain if you want about stuff...hell I have too. But I read some people leaving comments saying they won't see the new film because of something as petty as the suit-change.

Come on really? People are gonna avoid the movie just for something as petty as the slight modifications on the suit?
SigmaCenturion - 8/24/2011, 10:05 AM
@Ironpool007 there have been people complaining about batman's costume.

@nephillim go eat one.

@puckenstein sorry it was three in the morning. I agree I should change the article title.

@drellik well they could at least add a patch of red in that aread to help break up the color if they really want to go that route and not obliterate the original design completely.

@LP4 As I see it the movie has four strikes against it already.

1) Lois Lane a red head.
2) Laurence Fishburne as Perry White.
3) The overall design to the new suit including the funky looking s shield emblem and lack of trunks.
4) Recycling villains like Zod again.


Trapdinsteel - 8/24/2011, 10:12 AM
@Sigma - I agree with Puck, your article title was deceiving. I thought there were technical problems with the suit when really this is an editorial venting session.

@Puckenstein - Are you the same Puckenstein that frequented "Bluetights.net", for some reason a mohawk, glasses, and a goattee come to mind when I hear that name.

@LP4 - I agree, I'm also more of a classic suit fan, and as a veteran fan of the character I understand:
-The suit does not make the man. He still embodies hope and all of the positive characteristics that he has always displayed with or without the red trunks.
-I understand that for others to want to appreciate the character and to potentially gain new fans, perhaps this slight change could interest some people that weren't interested before. Not that it is a huge deal, but as it relates to a typical "coolness" factor, this was something people made fun of previously (herp derp Superman is so lame he wears his underwear on the outside). Now they can not make fun of this point, get past asthetics, and actually appreciate the character for who he is.
Trapdinsteel - 8/24/2011, 10:13 AM
Womp womp, I didn't see your post before I commented...Don't let the costume changes keep you up to 3 am maaaan! :)
SigmaCenturion - 8/24/2011, 10:38 AM
@trapdinsteel haha yeah I am usually up late. I also changed the article title.
Sosa4693 - 8/24/2011, 11:55 AM
why the hell would superman need armor, hes practically invincible to physical attacks, they efed his costume up big time
SigmaCenturion - 8/24/2011, 1:22 PM
Yeah. I don't get why he needs armor either.
Mikfly - 8/24/2011, 8:46 PM
He is flying MAC speeds. He needs clothing that can handle that intensity. As for the tights - what individual in their right mind would wear red underwear outside their pants, expeially of they were as Alpha Male as Superman. The red undies are classic - yes - but so are Batmans yellow undies. Times have changed, get over it.
SigmaCenturion - 8/24/2011, 9:14 PM
@mikfly yellow? werent they blue. and i belive its mach. his classic suit held up to those speeds. so they changed for the sake of change.
Caedus137 - 8/25/2011, 2:47 AM
Dear oh dear... I remember when I didnt get that bike I wanted when I was a kid. I whined like a baby too. Then again, I was only 6...
Sturmpionier - 8/25/2011, 4:39 AM
I wear red shorts over my undies. Why can't Superman?
alexkalel12 - 8/25/2011, 5:54 AM
Still, CLASSIC SUIT rocks!
TheLight - 8/25/2011, 8:52 AM
@SigmaCenturion

Dude, I completely agree with you. That's why the trunks were always part of the costume. It helps to balance out the blue body suit. I think so many people out there are focused on it as underwear instead of a natural part of the suit. If you look at it like panties, it's gonna be panties. Stop looking at the crotch and look at the whole suit. Anyway, hopefully the movie will make the new suit work more for the audience.
SigmaCenturion - 8/25/2011, 9:22 AM
@ nephillum and caedus137 say something constructive or get the hell out. Using terms like butt hurt just shows that youre an ass.
SigmaCenturion - 8/25/2011, 9:23 AM
@bastard some might have trouble but with this new suit completely different shield emblem if they don't recognize it as superman they might think it is another character altogether.
Caedus137 - 8/26/2011, 7:17 AM
Something constructive? Okay -
You seem to be taking this way, way too seriously. Look, Im a huge Superman fan - I really am - but I just dont get why you're so upset about this! They have changed his costume slightly.... Thats all! They havent changed his backstory, they havent made him Chinese, they havent made Lois a man called "Lou", they've taken the red shorts away. Thats all!!! Do you see where Im going with this? The reason I made a crack about being a 6yr old is because - whether intentional or not - thats how your artical reads!!! Its not just you either, people theses days are too quick to jump online and moan and whinge about the most trivial, inconsequential things. Personally, I like the blue suit minus the shorts. If the shorts HAD been present, cool. That would have been fine too. Its just not that important!!!
SigmaCenturion - 8/26/2011, 1:40 PM
@Caedus137 the suit doesn't resemble any incarnation of the costumes i know. Altered symbol, addition of weird bracelets no trunks. So really to me it's like looking at a completely different character.
Tevii - 8/26/2011, 2:22 PM
This is silly. Its a change that can always change back if need be. Now it is a way to get people excited in comics and put them in the news..... its a good thing. Any excitment now is a good thing. Support it then later when they need to boost sales again, guess what happens - they put the shorts back on...
Tevii - 8/26/2011, 2:24 PM
P.s Anyone who likes anime, check out my faux Akira trailer I posted.. let me know what you think
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40KW9Qu0uyE
SigmaCenturion - 8/26/2011, 3:09 PM
@tevii i know they are using it to boost the sales of comics but going with the costume for the movie seems a bit shaky to me.
Caedus137 - 8/27/2011, 12:37 AM
Sigma - The bracelets are a bit weird, I'll give you that...
FanDude - 8/27/2011, 7:23 AM
What a Garbage... ¿Superman without red in his pants? All the classic hero costume topic is much about that.
¿All people is concentrated in be "realistic" about super heros Universes and doesn't notice the nonsense in it? ¡They fly, for God shake!... All the crap that hollywood puts in celluloid is right just because. The identity of the characters is lost forever being now the less important thing: Tard and webshotterless Sipiderman, Buglike almost faceless monochromatic transformers but now ¿changing Superman's classic outfit is right?

They can do Smurfs II about a blue demon that kills people and could be a Good movie but that isn't the point... we don't want to see the characters changed just cause a movie creator wants to show his irreverence... again... Is not about changes being little or not... they do what they want and people doesn't care about. Hey, can be a good movie... but I wanna see the real Superman, not this...
SigmaCenturion - 8/27/2011, 10:04 AM
@caedus137 will he pull a wonder woman and deflect some bullets? lol

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