New set photos from upcoming reboot, Superman: Man of Steel have ended up being quite revealing.
Presenting us with our first clean full-body shot of new Last Son of Krypton, Henry Cavill in his costume, the new pics, which have arrived on Facebook, show us that he'll be hitting the big screen minus his iconic red briefs. That's right, Superman goes commando! (There's a good headline for The Daily Planet.)
Check out the pics below.
We knew that director, Zack Snyder had his work cut out for him, rebooting the Superman franchise so soon after the last entry. So, it was certainly expected that he would try to mix things up aesthetically. However, it does seem that the initial pic of Cavill in his blue pj's released earlier this month contained some strategically-placed shadowing to hide the most drastic change.
One thing that has me scratching my head, is the purpose of the belt he still sports. What is it holding up? This could have been an opportunity to maybe give Supes a Batman-type utility belt to hold his cell phone or anti-kryptonite spray. (Given such a thing exists.)
We can also see a large actor in a motion-capture suit, playing a still-unidentified character. Also visible, is actress, Antje Traue in her black-caped-costume, who will be playing super-powered villainess, Faora.
We've seen the occasional attempt to reinvent the Superman costume in the comics, sans the red undies, but this will be the first time it will be done in a live-action context. In some ways, it does make the outfit seem more practical, but at the same time, it still feels sacrilegious. We will definitely see how it goes on June 14, 2013 when the film hits theaters.
Are you feeling the new commando Supes?