Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Obiwanshinobi, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 20, 2007
    The funny alien detailing is the only part of the suit I'm not sold on yet. I suppose the parts on his back and sides kinda look like a back brace, which works given that he's essentially a circus strongman. So it's a different way of evoking the design's origins if they're not using the red panties. I don't like the random lines running down the legs, though – as it stands, they look like there's either too much detail or not enough, depending on if you want a classically minimalist superhero costume or a modern, detail-heavy outfit.

    But don't take that as negative-nellying. The rest of the costume looks totally ass-whooping major kickin' badass. The cape alone rocks my world.
  2. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Commodore

    Nov 19, 2007
    Nowhere Land
    I'm not liking the suit. I like the colors and I like the shield and the cape, but I don't like the rubber. How is Clark Kent wearing that under his clothes? I would prefer something like my avatar, which to me would be a good way to keep it traditional in style,but also modern. It looks like the cape is detachable there. Another thing i'd like to see is the S on the back of the cape. Not the solid yellow, but the red and yellow, I really like that. All of the other stuff seems unneccesary.
  3. StarTrek1701

    StarTrek1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 24, 2008
    The suit does look post modern and not the 'classic' look and I like it overall. I cannot however stop from imagining how great Brandon Routh would look in it.
  4. Saquist

    Saquist Commodore

    Jun 22, 2009
    Starbase Houston
    I like the suit....
    and the guy in it...
  5. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    How is Clark Kent wearing a rubber material suit underneath his clothes? The same way that Superman Returns Clark Kent wore it. Same way Peter Parker wore his suit in "Spider-Man".

    @StarTrek1701 I can't believe I'm saying this but I agree with you. Brandon would look great in this suit. I'm very pleased with Cavil so far, but I think Routh would still be great.
  6. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    Never liked Routh as Superman, personally.

    Anyway, I'm not 100% sold on the suit. I'm not exactly against it either but it's not exactly "blowing my skirt up" so to speak.

    I still think the red "briefs" part should be there or at least something more of color in the waist area and the ribbing and texturing on it makes it look just too busy. Nor do I like the alligator skin look of it. I also think his, um, "area" is over emphasized.

    It's looks decent enough, I suppose, but I think it could have been done better.
  7. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    It's Superman with go-faster stripes!

    The thing that strikes me is that they wanted rid of the trunks - fine - but it's blindingly obvious that even the suits agreed it looked strange without so they've overcompensated a little in my eyes.

    It's not awful by any stretch of the imagination though (Cavill himself looks great), and a billowing cape will do wonders for it.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  8. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    That's just what I was thinking. Though Routh's suit made him look less ripped and muscular than he actually was!
  9. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Moderator

    Feb 11, 2002
    Transporter buffer
    His hair has a real "Kirk Alyn" thing going on...
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Oh, I like that - especially what they've done with the "belt."

    The "S" shield is the best version on a live-action costume ever. It captures the classic design.

    Cavill himself looks just awesome in it. Like Superman.
  11. Agenda

    Agenda Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 28, 2009
    It'll take some getting used to, but I like that it actually looks like it could be from an alien planet.
  12. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    It certainly doesn't look like something Ma Kent could have slapped together.
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    That back-story was always something of a stretch. ;)
  14. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    ^ Stretch underwear?
  15. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 4, 2001
    I prefer the 'Returns' suit but he looks fine. Actor looks appropriate.
  16. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    I like the new costume as well. I would have preferred if the gold belt was more prominent, but it is integrated into the suit pretty subtly. The material does look appropriately alien, and the symbol is just fantastic.

    Henry Cavill really looks great in the costume as well. He really looks like Superman. His muscles seem like they are bulging right out of the costume. I'm assuming the costume is sculpted to his physique, and there's probably some built muscle-structure in there (similar to the Toby Maguire Spider-Man suit) but Cavill looks very muscular.

    I love the cape. It's impractical, but it has a great "flowing" quality to it.
  17. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    I hate the suit. Looks like a wet suit.

    I can';t find it, b ut there was a design where someone drew Supes with a kind of red stripe in the belt area - it wasn't actually a belt that was a separate piece, nor was it briefs, but it still effectively broke up the monotony of the uniform
  18. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 6, 2001
    Sac, Ca
    I like both suits about equally, but Cavill does seem to wear his a lot better.

    And if he looks this good in spy photos in between takes, just imagine how awesome he'll look in the actual movie.
  19. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    I do wish there was more of a defined belt area. The midsection just looks a bit overly artsy with the partial belt look.
  20. Captain Mike

    Captain Mike Commodore Commodore

    May 22, 2004
    Warren, Pa.
    The suit sucks big time, from the lack of trunks down to that stupid ass GA chest symbol. I think I'll go watch an episode of the Flash since that is what it looks like he is wearing. :rolleyes:

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