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2012-11-27 05:32:10 PM  
I stopped reading when it called Cavill Australian. Seriously, the guy was born in jersey on the Channel Islands. It's right at the top of his Wikipedia article. Check your facts.
 
2012-11-27 05:34:48 PM  
So no underwear, just an uncomfortably visible gray bulge.
 
2012-11-27 05:36:37 PM  

Ape_Stone: I stopped reading when it called Cavill Australian. Seriously, the guy was born in jersey on the Channel Islands. It's right at the top of his Wikipedia article. Check your facts.


He isn't from Jersey. He's English....
 
2012-11-27 05:41:41 PM  
*oldnewsisold* pic
 
2012-11-27 05:41:50 PM  
I guess I never had a problem with the cheesiness of Sups outfit. I mean, it's presumably homemade, right? It's not like he would be able to have it custom made for him, not to mention any replacement suits from the wear and tear it likely takes, without raising some suspicions about his identity, right? And for all his other talents and powers, I don't think "super tailoring skill" is one of them. Even if his mother was constantly stitching together customer suits for him, I doubt it would be out of woven Kevlar or hardened leather. So having a kind of cheesy spandex thing in bold primary colors doesn't bother me. He could pass off the purchase of materials as a fan boy making a cosplay entry or something. Just fly to a different Joanne's Fabric and pay in cash, no me is the wiser.

But this suit? All sculpted and vaguely armored... for some reason I can't fathom... It looks like something that Bruce Wayne would have to special order and hide under a million expense reports to purchase. Not exactly something a guy who's income is that of a newspaper reporter (not top notch pay these days) and possessing a moral code preventing him from just swiping materials or the suit itself, even for the greater good.

If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.

/thought way too much about this for an allegedly grown man
 
2012-11-27 05:41:50 PM  

thecpt: He isn't from Jersey. He's English....


He isn't English, he's Kenyan.
 
2012-11-27 05:42:05 PM  
Superman makes for horrible movies. Its a stupid character and its going to be a stupid movie.
 
2012-11-27 05:43:11 PM  

thecpt: He isn't from Jersey. He's English....


Not sure if trolling...
 
2012-11-27 05:43:21 PM  
I thought Edna was against capes, not underwear ...
 
2012-11-27 05:43:37 PM  
I had to check the date at the top, make sure I hadn't travelled back in time. Those images have been around forever. This is just now making it to fark? Huh.
 
2012-11-27 05:44:38 PM  

zarberg: I thought Edna was against capes, not underwear ...


That's why the headline says she doesn't approve, I'm guessing.
 
2012-11-27 05:45:41 PM  

deeyablo: I had to check the date at the top, make sure I hadn't travelled back in time. Those images have been around forever. This is just now making it to fark? Huh.


It's the director talking about why he didn't give him the red man-panties. We've seen the pics already, this is the explanation.
 
2012-11-27 05:47:30 PM  
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Great, so his movie costume now resemble the comic book costume from New 52.
 
2012-11-27 05:48:27 PM  
Don't really care about seeing The Hobbit, but I'll be going because this trailer will be playing in front of it.
 
2012-11-27 05:49:39 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-27 05:52:11 PM  
IT'S DIFFERENT FROM THE SOURCE, THEREFORE IT WILL BE BAD!!!1!
 
2012-11-27 05:52:13 PM  

Shadowknight: I guess I never had a problem with the cheesiness of Sups outfit. I mean, it's presumably homemade, right? It's not like he would be able to have it custom made for him, not to mention any replacement suits from the wear and tear it likely takes, without raising some suspicions about his identity, right? And for all his other talents and powers, I don't think "super tailoring skill" is one of them. Even if his mother was constantly stitching together customer suits for him, I doubt it would be out of woven Kevlar or hardened leather. So having a kind of cheesy spandex thing in bold primary colors doesn't bother me. He could pass off the purchase of materials as a fan boy making a cosplay entry or something. Just fly to a different Joanne's Fabric and pay in cash, no me is the wiser.

But this suit? All sculpted and vaguely armored... for some reason I can't fathom... It looks like something that Bruce Wayne would have to special order and hide under a million expense reports to purchase. Not exactly something a guy who's income is that of a newspaper reporter (not top notch pay these days) and possessing a moral code preventing him from just swiping materials or the suit itself, even for the greater good.

If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.

/thought way too much about this for an allegedly grown man


What about Kryptonian armor? Yeah, I know, hard to think about.
 
2012-11-27 05:53:00 PM  
Also, how is this news? We've known this for more than a year now. I guess the Man of Steel hype machine just started. Which means, yay!
 
2012-11-27 05:53:32 PM  

Shadowknight: If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.


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So what you're looking for is something akin to the Superboy design.
 
2012-11-27 05:53:33 PM  

RexTalionis: Great, so his movie costume now resemble the comic book costume from New 52.


I actually don't mind the New52 look. The belt at least breaks up the line a bit. The solid blue armored unitard thing (armotard?) is weird just because you're expecting to see something there besides man-bulge.
 
2012-11-27 05:54:38 PM  

Shadowknight: I guess I never had a problem with the cheesiness of Sups outfit. I mean, it's presumably homemade, right? It's not like he would be able to have it custom made for him, not to mention any replacement suits from the wear and tear it likely takes, without raising some suspicions about his identity, right? And for all his other talents and powers, I don't think "super tailoring skill" is one of them. Even if his mother was constantly stitching together customer suits for him, I doubt it would be out of woven Kevlar or hardened leather. So having a kind of cheesy spandex thing in bold primary colors doesn't bother me. He could pass off the purchase of materials as a fan boy making a cosplay entry or something. Just fly to a different Joanne's Fabric and pay in cash, no me is the wiser.

But this suit? All sculpted and vaguely armored... for some reason I can't fathom... It looks like something that Bruce Wayne would have to special order and hide under a million expense reports to purchase. Not exactly something a guy who's income is that of a newspaper reporter (not top notch pay these days) and possessing a moral code preventing him from just swiping materials or the suit itself, even for the greater good.

If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.



They'll probably write in some bullshiat about it being made from "Kryptonian Nanofabric" or something.
 
2012-11-27 05:57:10 PM  
Zack Snyder, just channeling Dr. Manhattan again.

Radioactive dick...Kryptonian dick...won't be long before he does a feature film that stars just a giant dick.
 
2012-11-27 05:57:24 PM  

Shadowknight: zarberg: I thought Edna was against capes, not underwear ...

That's why the headline says she doesn't approve, I'm guessing.


Ok, I get it. I'm kinda slow.

But in thinking about it, I had a funny vision of Superman being sucked into a jet engine like Syndrome was, and instead of being splattered, good ol' Supie completely farks the jet engine up.
 
2012-11-27 05:58:32 PM  

rocky_howard: Shadowknight: I guess I never had a problem with the cheesiness of Sups outfit. I mean, it's presumably homemade, right? It's not like he would be able to have it custom made for him, not to mention any replacement suits from the wear and tear it likely takes, without raising some suspicions about his identity, right? And for all his other talents and powers, I don't think "super tailoring skill" is one of them. Even if his mother was constantly stitching together customer suits for him, I doubt it would be out of woven Kevlar or hardened leather. So having a kind of cheesy spandex thing in bold primary colors doesn't bother me. He could pass off the purchase of materials as a fan boy making a cosplay entry or something. Just fly to a different Joanne's Fabric and pay in cash, no me is the wiser.

But this suit? All sculpted and vaguely armored... for some reason I can't fathom... It looks like something that Bruce Wayne would have to special order and hide under a million expense reports to purchase. Not exactly something a guy who's income is that of a newspaper reporter (not top notch pay these days) and possessing a moral code preventing him from just swiping materials or the suit itself, even for the greater good.

If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.

/thought way too much about this for an allegedly grown man

What about Kryptonian armor? Yeah, I know, hard to think about.


I would role with that if he hadn't been sent on an escape pod as a baby. To my knowledge, his birth parents didn't know he'd gain super powers under a yellow sun. And even if they did, I guess I wouldn't pack a battle suit for my baby I just want to live.

But still, I could roll with that. Or, if they keep the whole "crystals grow giant Fortress of Solitude" thing, it could theoretically grow an auto manufacturing device to make his suit.

After all, we are talking about Superman here. My suspension of disbelief can go pretty high.
 
2012-11-27 05:59:33 PM  

RexTalionis: Shadowknight: If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.


So what you're looking for is something akin to the Superboy design.


Kind of, I suppose. A black shirt, an iron on decal, a pair of boots and easily replaced pants... little risk of being caught too.
 
2012-11-27 05:59:50 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: thecpt: He isn't from Jersey. He's English....

Not sure if trolling...


srry. just board, and didn't feel like Snyder hatin. Hope your superman movie turns out good.

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2012-11-27 06:01:03 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Zack Snyder, just channeling Dr. Manhattan again.

Radioactive dick...Kryptonian dick...won't be long before he does a feature film that stars just a giant dick.


Someones feels a bit threatened by a penis...
 
2012-11-27 06:04:21 PM  

Annoyance: SultanofSchwing: Zack Snyder, just channeling Dr. Manhattan again.

Radioactive dick...Kryptonian dick...won't be long before he does a feature film that stars just a giant dick.

Someones feels a bit threatened by a penis...


content7.flixster.com

I'm just sad, because of a fine print incident.
 
2012-11-27 06:05:17 PM  

Annoyance: SultanofSchwing: Zack Snyder, just channeling Dr. Manhattan again.

Radioactive dick...Kryptonian dick...won't be long before he does a feature film that stars just a giant dick.

Someones feels a bit threatened by a penis...


To be fair, the first penis could undo reality as we know it, and the other could shatter the planet like a dinner plate with a good, erect dry hump. I'd be pretty threatened too.
 
2012-11-27 06:07:36 PM  

MichiganFTL: thecpt: He isn't from Jersey. He's English....

He isn't English, he's Kenyan.


He's not Kenyan. If he was he wouldn't have ducked Sarah Palin's race for charity challenge.


Whoops. Wrong guy. Never mind.
 
2012-11-27 06:09:55 PM  

Quasar: So no underwear, just an uncomfortably visible gray bulge.


He got Henry VIII's armorer to design his new costume.
 
2012-11-27 06:11:58 PM  

Millennium: Quasar: So no underwear, just an uncomfortably visible gray bulge.

He got Henry VIII's armorer to design his new costume.


Kneel before Cod!(piece)
 
2012-11-27 06:18:00 PM  
I would have liked to have seen a Superman just in from Smallville movie.

The New 52 Action Comics started to get it right, he was young, just learning his powers, wore T-Shirt, jeans, work boots...
Didn't know he could breath in space...
A train knocked him the F out...

But then in a 5 or 5 issues he turned back into the same old Superman....

(the Smallville title is fantastic and MUCH better than Action Comics, though not drawn well at ALL)
 
2012-11-27 06:19:28 PM  
Why would superman need to wear armor? Isn't he basically indestructible except for a really rare (or common) meteor?
 
2012-11-27 06:22:46 PM  

Ape_Stone: I stopped reading when it called Cavill Australian. Seriously, the guy was born in jersey on the Channel Islands. It's right at the top of his Wikipedia article. Check your facts.


I didn't get past this:

...following the lukewarm reception of Bryan Singer's well-intentioned but perhaps ultimately misguided 2006 would-be reboot, "Superman Returns"...

Superman Returns wasn't a reboot, it was a sequel to Superman II, ignoring the rest of the movies.
 
2012-11-27 06:26:51 PM  
l3.yimg.com

He looks like Mitt Romney in that pic.


Popcorn Johnny: Don't really care about seeing The Hobbit, but I'll be going because this trailer will be playing in front of it.


You get that AND nine minutes of the new Star Trek movie?!?
 
2012-11-27 06:30:16 PM  
So um... Lord of the Rings score in the trailer.

Interesting choice there Snyder...
 
2012-11-27 06:36:20 PM  

Shadowknight: I guess I never had a problem with the cheesiness of Sups outfit. I mean, it's presumably homemade, right? It's not like he would be able to have it custom made for him, not to mention any replacement suits from the wear and tear it likely takes, without raising some suspicions about his identity, right? And for all his other talents and powers, I don't think "super tailoring skill" is one of them. Even if his mother was constantly stitching together customer suits for him, I doubt it would be out of woven Kevlar or hardened leather. So having a kind of cheesy spandex thing in bold primary colors doesn't bother me. He could pass off the purchase of materials as a fan boy making a cosplay entry or something. Just fly to a different Joanne's Fabric and pay in cash, no me is the wiser.

But this suit? All sculpted and vaguely armored... for some reason I can't fathom... It looks like something that Bruce Wayne would have to special order and hide under a million expense reports to purchase. Not exactly something a guy who's income is that of a newspaper reporter (not top notch pay these days) and possessing a moral code preventing him from just swiping materials or the suit itself, even for the greater good.

If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.

/thought way too much about this for an allegedly grown man


The most recent reboot of Superman from DC has his suit as standard regalia pertaining to the El family; it's also made out of high-tech nano-bots, not fabric.
 
2012-11-27 06:38:26 PM  

SkunkWerks: So um... Lord of the Rings score in the trailer.

Interesting choice there Snyder...


And I mean "interesting" in the Chinese sense.

I've heard critics say before that the problem with whatever it is they're reviewing is that it's reminding them of something much better that they could be watching. I've never had a moment like that until now. Okay, granted, I haven't seen the Superman movie, but when you're trying to sell me on how awesome it will be (the gambit you're usually playing in a trailer scenario), it's probably best not to distract me with something I already know is awesome, hmm?
 
2012-11-27 06:44:00 PM  
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Awkward Superman is awkward.

Looks like he just walked in on something he wasn't expecting, something disgusting and yet oddly arousing to him...
 
2012-11-27 06:45:43 PM  

SkunkWerks: So um... Lord of the Rings score in the trailer.

Interesting choice there Snyder...


It's placeholder music. The filmscore is never finished by the time the trailer comes out.
 
2012-11-27 06:47:47 PM  
Is he taking a shiat in his suit in that pic...depends.
Has Clark always had such a severe part to his hair? That angle makes it look like he has a comb-over.
 
2012-11-27 06:57:30 PM  
i cant unsee the romneyness
 
2012-11-27 06:58:05 PM  

Need_MindBleach: It's placeholder music


I get that. It's still a very tactically poor choice.

I watch that trailer and what I really am watching is Elijah Wood agonizing in silence just out the other side of Moria. This isn't the sort of thing you want happening to people watching a trailer.
 
2012-11-27 07:08:02 PM  

Shadowknight: the first penis could undo reality as we know it


Aha! The Republicans were right? Obama IS the Antichrist!
 
2012-11-27 07:11:55 PM  
eh. At elast they didn't go all "NO CAPES" on him.
 
2012-11-27 07:30:35 PM  

Need_MindBleach: The filmscore is never finished by the time the trailer comes out.


Often not completed on a major film, but usually you have some major themes done for the trailer.

/Famously, the producers of the 1977 Superman only had three things when they put out the teaser trailer for that film: John Williams' Superman theme, a POV f/x shot of Superman flying through the clouds, and the tagline: You'll believe a man can fly.
 
2012-11-27 07:32:55 PM  

YodaBlues: Ape_Stone: I stopped reading when it called Cavill Australian. Seriously, the guy was born in jersey on the Channel Islands. It's right at the top of his Wikipedia article. Check your facts.

I didn't get past this:

...following the lukewarm reception of Bryan Singer's well-intentioned but perhaps ultimately misguided 2006 would-be reboot, "Superman Returns"...

Superman Returns wasn't a reboot, it was a sequel to Superman II, ignoring the rest of the movies.


It was a reboot of Superman 3 really
 
2012-11-27 07:35:04 PM  

Digitalstrange: Superman Returns wasn't a reboot, it was a sequel to Superman II, ignoring the rest of the movies.

It was a reboot of Superman 3 really


It was a reboot of Superman 3. following Mario Puzo's original script for Superman 2 as much as possible.

/If you haven't seen the reconstructed Donner version of Superman 2, it's worth checking out.
 
2012-11-27 07:36:43 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Don't really care about seeing The Hobbit, but I'll be going because this trailer will be playing in front of it.


Does not compute.
 
2012-11-27 07:38:18 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Need_MindBleach: The filmscore is never finished by the time the trailer comes out.

Often not completed on a major film, but usually you have some major themes done for the trailer.


Don't forget that trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (coincidentally enough, the film from which Man Of Steel cribbed the trailer music) had to use the theme from Requiem for a Dream.
 
2012-11-27 07:39:05 PM  
I really wish these people would stop over-designing superhero outfits.

Getting rid of the speedos was a good idea ... but the faux-kevlar texture, the cuffs, the strange lines in the body, what looks like a broach where a belt buckle should be, and washed out color all serve to make this Superman look terrible. The Super-Abs thing isn't any better than Bat-Nipples, either.

And what's with the perm? Is Superman going to a disco after he saves Metropolis from a gang of boom-box-weilding street toughs on roller skates?
 
2012-11-27 07:54:17 PM  

RexTalionis: Don't forget that trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (coincidentally enough, the film from which Man Of Steel cribbed the trailer music) had to use the theme from Requiem for a Dream.


You know, I honestly don't remember if I saw the trailer for that or not (I remember seeing the film in the theater).

But I'm sure you're right; they were so close to the wire on finishing that film that they were editing in NZ and sending the cut scenes to London for recording at Abbey Rd on Tuesday. There's a great feature about in on the expanded edition; they were using iPods to get the video from the end of their broadband link to the recording studio; if their PA had been mugged, they would have been sunk.
 
2012-11-27 07:55:16 PM  

Lernaeus:

And what's with the perm? Is Superman going to a disco after he saves Metropolis from a gang of boom-box-weilding street toughs on roller skates?


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Super-Mullet laughs at your styling tips.
 
2012-11-27 07:58:09 PM  

RexTalionis: [www.toyark.com image 599x960]
Great, so his movie costume now resemble the comic book costume from New 52.


I think the costume from the movie came first; hasn't it been in production for like 2 years?
 
2012-11-27 07:58:09 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: RexTalionis: Don't forget that trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (coincidentally enough, the film from which Man Of Steel cribbed the trailer music) had to use the theme from Requiem for a Dream.

You know, I honestly don't remember if I saw the trailer for that or not (I remember seeing the film in the theater).

But I'm sure you're right; they were so close to the wire on finishing that film that they were editing in NZ and sending the cut scenes to London for recording at Abbey Rd on Tuesday. There's a great feature about in on the expanded edition; they were using iPods to get the video from the end of their broadband link to the recording studio; if their PA had been mugged, they would have been sunk.


Here's the trailer - the Requiem for a Dream music starts around minute 2.
 
2012-11-27 07:59:27 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Need_MindBleach: The filmscore is never finished by the time the trailer comes out.

Often not completed on a major film, but usually you have some major themes done for the trailer.

/Famously, the producers of the 1977 Superman only had three things when they put out the teaser trailer for that film: John Williams' Superman theme, a POV f/x shot of Superman flying through the clouds, and the tagline: You'll believe a man can fly.


As long as they don't recycle the John Williams theme, I'll be happy. If they do that, they might as well film this movie on nitrate stock.
 
2012-11-27 08:25:31 PM  

YodaBlues: Lernaeus:

And what's with the perm? Is Superman going to a disco after he saves Metropolis from a gang of boom-box-weilding street toughs on roller skates?

[www.comicbookdaily.com image 377x576]
Super-Mullet laughs at your styling tips.


When did Supes start his professional wrestling career?
 
2012-11-27 08:53:24 PM  
Meh. Superman is a stupid character anyway with a stupid name. He's just so super!

The costume is stupid as long as there is a cape. He doesn't use it for anything and doesn't need it for aerodynamics. It is a liability in a fight.

Superman had a chance when he could leap tall buildings and was bulletproof, but then they just added more and more powers and degrees of invulnerability.

But at least we are getting another Superman movie, because we really need that. I haven't been this excited about a movie since the Spider-Man reboot we waited so long for.
 
2012-11-27 09:31:52 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Meh. Superman is a stupid character anyway with a stupid name. He's just so super!

The costume is stupid as long as there is a cape. He doesn't use it for anything and doesn't need it for aerodynamics. It is a liability in a fight.

Superman had a chance when he could leap tall buildings and was bulletproof, but then they just added more and more powers and degrees of invulnerability.

But at least we are getting another Superman movie, because we really need that. I haven't been this excited about a movie since the Spider-Man reboot we waited so long for.


www.becomingminimalist.com

It'll take a while to clean your vagina, so you'd better get started.
 
2012-11-27 09:35:47 PM  
What a great idea! Hey, make him gay, too! And a secret agent! And Chinese! With super-kung fu! And Clark Kent can be a blogger! And vegan! With a Super-Ferret!

/wtf?
//snyderman?
 
2012-11-27 10:15:46 PM  
DA-dada-da-da, LAME, LAME, LAME, DA-dada-da-da, FARKIN' LAME...
 
2012-11-27 10:20:06 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Meh. Superman is a stupid character anyway with a stupid name. He's just so super!

The costume is stupid as long as there is a cape. He doesn't use it for anything and doesn't need it for aerodynamics. It is a liability in a fight.

Superman had a chance when he could leap tall buildings and was bulletproof, but then they just added more and more powers and degrees of invulnerability.

But at least we are getting another Superman movie, because we really need that. I haven't been this excited about a movie since the Spider-Man reboot we waited so long for.


He uses it for lots of stuff... You clearly have never read/watched anything Superman related ever.

Also, the guy can travel at lightsppeed, the fark are you talking about aerodynamics?

Yeah, the invulnerable guy who can walk on the sun and move at lightspeed will have a "liablity" with a cape. Do you even think before typing?
 
2012-11-27 10:35:05 PM  

rocky_howard: Yeah, the invulnerable guy who can walk on the sun and move at lightspeed will have a "liablity" with a cape. Do you even think before typing?


I guess we can also add 'fabulousness' to his ever growing list of powers.
 
2012-11-27 10:48:44 PM  

Shadowknight: I actually don't mind the New52 look. The belt at least breaks up the line a bit. The solid blue armored unitard thing (armotard?) is weird just because you're expecting to see something there besides man-bulge.


This.
The belt is a great stand-in for the speedo. The blue unitard is just bad design. It's unbalanced.
 
2012-11-27 11:23:07 PM  

Carth: Why would superman need to wear armor? Isn't he basically indestructible except for a really rare (or common) meteor?


I thought the same thing, but the hubby brought up a good point that Superman would need a suit that could stand up to harsh conditions and extreme wear without tearing apart. So I can accept that. I guess.
 
2012-11-27 11:26:32 PM  
He looks like Superman from Earth 23 or other odd number.
They'll stick with this look until the next reboot.
 
2012-11-28 12:22:13 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Shadowknight: I actually don't mind the New52 look. The belt at least breaks up the line a bit. The solid blue armored unitard thing (armotard?) is weird just because you're expecting to see something there besides man-bulge.

This.
The belt is a great stand-in for the speedo. The blue unitard is just bad design. It's unbalanced.


I agree. You need something to break up the eye line.
 
2012-11-28 03:31:28 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: The costume is stupid as long as there is a cape. He doesn't use it for anything and doesn't need it for aerodynamics. It is a liability in a fight


He uses it to store his civilian clothes in a hidden pocket and as a protective blanket when he's carrying someone in flight to keep them from freezing at high altitude and getting wind burn from air friction.
 
Skr
2012-11-28 07:39:46 AM  
It really needed something to break up that drab costume in the middle besides penis. This isn't at "Big Blue Penis Movie" levels, but it's close. The red belt shown up thread would have been a decent add on.
As is, the suit looks scaly shoddy Aquaman knock off. Don't really care for it.  I'll wait for it to hit netflix.
 
2012-11-28 09:08:00 AM  

Skr: It really needed something to break up that drab costume in the middle besides penis. This isn't at "Big Blue Penis Movie" levels, but it's close. The red belt shown up thread would have been a decent add on.
As is, the suit looks scaly shoddy Aquaman knock off. Don't really care for it.  I'll wait for it to hit netflix.


Don't get me wrong, I think the new suit is silly. But it's not enough to make me poo-poo the movie as a whole. I think it looks slick from the teaser (contrails and sonic boom).

I admit, I like a good Superman tale. And unfortunately, outside of maybe the original movie with Reeve, we really haven't had a decent live action adaptation. And even as good as Reeve was, the story itself was kind of silly (real estate scams, idiotic abuses of his powers...). I would love to see a live action version of the Manchester Black storyline, or the Justice League's "Tower of Babel" book. One where Superman is the obvious heavy, but not unbeatable, and Batman is a cold but scarily efficient mind capable of taking down even the strongest of heroes and villains out of sheer cunning.

Hollywood would find a way to make it bad, I'm sure, but it would be cool to watch.
 
2012-11-28 09:57:53 AM  

RexTalionis: Shadowknight: If you wanted to make a new, "realistic" super-suit that a guy like him is likely to put together, a pair of BDUs and a T-shirt would likely be what he would do. He is a Kansas farm boy, after all.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]
So what you're looking for is something akin to the Superboy design.


Or this

brusimm.com
 
2012-11-28 10:00:35 AM  

Shenanigans!: Carth: Why would superman need to wear armor? Isn't he basically indestructible except for a really rare (or common) meteor?

I thought the same thing, but the hubby brought up a good point that Superman would need a suit that could stand up to harsh conditions and extreme wear without tearing apart. So I can accept that. I guess.


I thought that he gave off a very short range field of invulnerability, which caused his suit to be as resistant to abuse as he was. Or at least I know I've read that in some comics.
 
2012-11-28 11:21:09 AM  
It looks ridiculous.
Now the movie will bomb, and the studio will whine and wonder why.

Because you can't change an icon. It's an icon for a reason. Changing it makes it no longer the icon.

Are people really so stupid that they don't understand that?
 
2012-11-28 11:25:28 AM  

ds615: It looks ridiculous.
Now the movie will bomb, and the studio will whine and wonder why.

Because you can't change an icon. It's an icon for a reason. Changing it makes it no longer the icon.

Are people really so stupid that they don't understand that?


Counterpoint:
www.totalcarscore.com
 
2012-11-28 11:37:55 AM  

Vash's Apprentice: ds615: It looks ridiculous.
Now the movie will bomb, and the studio will whine and wonder why.

Because you can't change an icon. It's an icon for a reason. Changing it makes it no longer the icon.

Are people really so stupid that they don't understand that?

Counterpoint:
[www.totalcarscore.com image 600x300]


Notice the weapon and car in Skyfall?
 
2012-11-28 04:25:24 PM  

ds615: It looks ridiculous.
Now the movie will bomb, and the studio will whine and wonder why.

Because you can't change an icon. It's an icon for a reason. Changing it makes it no longer the icon.

Are people really so stupid that they don't understand that?


You serious?

sfere.ro
static6.businessinsider.com
 
2012-11-28 04:32:46 PM  
Zack Snyder movies are boring.
 
2012-11-29 06:17:34 AM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh:
media.zenfs.com
Awkward Superman is awkward.

Looks like he just walked in on something he wasn't expecting, something disgusting and yet oddly arousing to him...


....Lois? ...KRYPTO?!
 
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