Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Obiwanshinobi, Jan 30, 2011.
It looks like chainmail.
If anything it reminds me of the same texture that they used for Thor's suit.
Which I think is the point, since it's supposed to look like a Kryptonian neo-medieval armor.
At least that's what I remember reading.
I like it btw.
I'll reserve final judgement until I see it on the big screen.
That is not how the internet works you know.
I still think the costume needs something more around the waist, red or yellow. Just to break up the eyeline a bit.
Russell Crowe talks MOS:
Yes, because if there's one thing an invulnerable alien needs, its medieval armor.
Neo-medieval Kryptonians aren't invulnerable on Krypton. If the suit is Kryptonian is origin its protective nature is irrelevant when worn by a Kryptonian on Earth.
I'm guessing that the suit is Kryptonian is origin so it preexists Kal-El's arrival on Earth.
Superman is only super on Earth. Red sun vs. Yellow sun and all that stuff, ya know?
Medieval alien armor certainly makes a lot more sense than thin ballerina tights (that his "aura" somehow just "magically" protects from damage). Or a suit made from indestructible Kryptonian... blankets. Lol
But the very idea of Superman really is him being on Earth. Wearing a cape and swashbuckler boots is based on Human fashion. There is nothing alien about that. Even when the idea of his suit being made from his Kryptonian blankets was introduced, its style was never based on Krypton fashion.
The 1978 movie introduced the idea of the Symbol having a Krypton origin. But even than Brando did not wear a suit that looked like exactly like Superman's. The idea of the suit being fully of Krypton design is very recent and I do not like it.
Take away the briefs and giving it more texture and detail does not change that it still looks like a human idea of how a hero should dress. All this over rationalization does not make the costume more believable or truly alien.
The new costume is horseshit. Spider-Man's too. By making them more believable they've made them less believable. It's almost amazing.
Wearing your wacky alien battle-armour actually makes less sense than adopting an indigneous 'hero' costume, if your goal is acceptance in your adopted land.
The transformation of Superman from kid's comic book hero brought to life to po-faced alien fashionista is one which I would like to see reversed but can't see happening.
Seeing how there are sometimes theories of there being an Earth-Krypton connection (Kryptonians being the descendants of humans transplanted to another world and experimented on, or something) his Costume still resembling something Earth-like while being alien battle armor isn't so bad.
Why would someone born in the late 1980s in a universe without Superheroes (or at least without Superman) adopt a costume based on circus outfits from over a hundred years ago?
Where does this 'indigneous' hero outfit come from? You just get into the circular logic that Superman would wear that costume because that is the costume that Superman wore.
When we saw Crowe on set he was wearing something similar
He's wearing his heritage/Armor. It can also be considered really elaborate long johns.
I think the new suit is brilliant.
And whilst we're at it, how can he fly?
I just think that it's much more satisfying (and just plain nicer) on pretty much every level for 'Superman' to be the living embodiment of the things that young Clark would have perceived as 'super' when he was a child ie. comic heroes, strong men etc as opposed to wearing what appears to be Kryptonian long johns (as Samurai8472 pointed out.)
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