The 2012 Licensing Expo always gives us some good looks at materials related to upcoming films – be it posters, logos, concept art – or in this case, costumes put on display for attendees. Undoubtedly one the biggest blockbusters coming in 2013 is DC Comics/Warner Bros.’ Superman reboot, Man of Steel, so the studio isn’t wasting time promoting the flick.
It is known that Man of Steel will present a modernized version of Superman – as related to the new version of the character recently unveiled in DC Comics’ “New 52” reboot. This includes a different backstory, slightly altered powers (more vulnerability) – and yes, wardrobe changes as well.
The new costumes featured here belong to Superman’s Kryptonian birth father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe), the villain Faora (Antje Traue), and Superman himself (Henry Cavill). Taking from the “New 52” revised mythology, Superman’s iconic suit is now made of a Kryptonian material and functions as a sort of protective garb; Jor-El’s suit has a regal (or holy) design to it, while Faora’s suit is clearly made for battle.
Take a look at the photos (courtesy of Coming Soon):
In a sense, Krypton will have fashion akin to something like a futuristic, alien medieval kingdom – with nobleman, knights, etc. It will be interesting to see how it plays onscreen.
Personally, I’m not yet sold on the whole “New 52” Superman (still like mine classic). However, with director Zack Snyder at the helm, a story that was shaped in part by the likes of Batman movie collaborators Chris Nolan and David S. Goyer, and a cast of skilled actors including Oscar-nominees/winners like Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane… there’s is still plenty of reason to expect epic things from Man of Steel.
Man of Steel will be in theaters on June 14, 2013
Source: Coming Soon