‘RoboCop’ Set Photo Reveals ‘Combat Mode’ Suit?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 2:03 pm,

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A couple months ago, we shared the first images of the new RoboCop armor from Jose Padiha’s RoboCop remake, revealing a sleek black bodysuit that was starkly different from the original 1987 film. Reaction to the new armor was largely negative with many people complaining that it didn’t look enough like a robot or cyborg.

However, we also mentioned at the time that the script for the film would feature multiple iterations of the suit. Now, thanks to a new set photo, we may have gotten our first look at one of those iterations.

The image, snapped by Twitter user Davor Mamuzic, shows a version of the RoboCop armor that is much more beefed up and metallic (in other words – like a modern version of the armor in the 1987 film).


As Bleeding Cool reminds us, the final version of the armor (at least in the leaked version of the script) “has transformer-like capabilities, switching between a so-called ‘social mode’ and ‘combat mode.’” Presumably, this is what the ‘combat mode’ looks like. Then again, in a different tweet, Mamuzic said this is what the suit looks like throughout the whole movie. Either way, this new image is pretty cool.

The suit still looks a lot like the Iron Man armor (and will probably look even more like the Iron Man armor if they add CGI to show the transition between ‘social’ and ‘combat’ modes), but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And for those that argue the armor isn’t appropriate for a cyborg, I would argue that the responsibility is on Joel Kinnaman to show us how Alex Murphy clings to his humanity inside of the robot (as Peter Weller did so beautifully in the 1987 film).

Call me an optimist, but there are quite a few things to be excited about for the RoboCop remake. For instance, Michael Keaton is playing the bad guy and it’s a scientific fact that Michael Keaton makes every movie better. Sure, there were rumors of pre-production issues (which were later sort of denied), but what movie doesn’t go through some production issues?

What do you think about the new-look RoboCop suit? Is the armor better or worse than the armor from the first images?

The RoboCop remake hits theaters February 7th 2014.


Source: Bleeding Cool, Twitter

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  1. This is bad as Superman’s costume being changed. Only Robocop’s design costume looks worse.

    • Superman suit looks cool not cheesy anymore and is the new 52 model… Seriously who wears their underwear outside their pants?

      • My thoughts exactly. The New 52 look is much more pleasing on the eyes.

      • Routh’s Superman costume looked alright for modern audiences with the yellow belt/red briefs. No need to fix what wasn’t broken. Plus it was nice to have yellow & red to break up the blue. The costume & cape makes him look like a little kid in his pajamas wearing a cape before bed in behind the scenes photos imo. Maybe if the costume actually had the red belt to break up the blue it wouldn’t be as bad as seen in the comics. Btw Supermans costume was acrobat costume, not underwear on the outside so get it right.

    • The new 52 look is much better, nothing wrong with it.

  2. I like the design, just don’t think it is smart for him to get in and out of it all the time.

  3. Wow………This is Batman’s suit made by Tony Stark.
    Or a cross between Batman, Judge Dred & IronMan.
    And why does he have a human hand? Robocop was cyborg, his face & brain were the only human parts OCP kept, they tossed everything human but that.

  4. This is hollywood losing the brutality of how he became Robocop

  5. Everybody keeps saying that it doesn’t look robotic enough, that it looks like a suit. SO DID THE ORIGINAL.
    Seriously, how does the original, big, blocky ,nearly immobile, mostly plastic SUIT look any less like a guy in a suit.
    Really, come off it people.

    • No, the original suit looked like a machine. The clunky, immobile monster gave the sense of this poor man’s brain being trapped in a tank… Now we have Batman transfrming into a Cylon?

  6. It’s the grey power ranger!!

    Seriously, this is going to be terrible.

  7. I don’t see why people hate this so much.I personally am excited about this movie, I loved the original and I think this movie could be very good

  8. If it wasn’t a remake, I would be interested, but the first one did nothing wrong, and still holds up pretty well. I don’t know. Just sick of remakes. I don’t hate it, I just don’t think I’ll make an effort to go see it in theaters.

  9. If they made a new costume then why couldn’t just make something original?
    Didn’t have to be a reboot, just an original movie with this suit.

  10. Is that what you call a Robo Wank? What is he doing to himelf?

  11. I like the suit and I’m happy that the script has gotten positive feedback. I’m just a little worried we’ll have another Total Recall on our hands

  12. As a 1987 Robo fanatic, I am worried about this film. Has anyone heard what the rating will be???? If this film is rated PG13 I will poop my pants and die. I am hoping that this film straddles the line between R and above like the first film did. God forbid, if this film is rated PG13 I will absolutely NOT be seeing this movie. Until that rating comes out I will be on the fence. I am excited, but like I said I see absolutely no reason to ruin my favorite super hero film experience.

  13. The suit looks horrible! Its like making Superman’s cape green!

    Also, I like how in the original, the OCP creator of Robocop tells the design team to get rid of Murphy’s one usable arm. The human hand is stupid.

  14. i wanted robocop to be dark,that’s not what i wanted.

  15. it is robo dred

  16. I want Robocop vs. Terminator, but not named as such. Some of my fave comics as a kid.

  17. can please, anyone explain to me one little damn thing…?

    what’s wrong with robocop’s right hand?

  18. I read a few months ago that the reason they keep his hand in this movie has a meaning.. in this story, robots are not viewed by America as a solution to crime..or they public is apprehensive about them.. when Murphy gets injured, they keep the hand for two reasons.. To make him more approachable, and they have laws where robots cannot be put on trial for a killing should something go wrong (i robot inspiration there), so they elect to keep the hand to ensure that Murphy can be tried because the human hand is the one to pull the trigger.

    • yes, but let me think straight, robots can’t be put on trial for killing, but their “owners” can, and either Murphy have or have not full cybernetic protesis, he’s still the one who make the calls, after all as we see in the movie trailer, both 80′s Robocop and this “All New” Robocop start having trouble following orders at risk, but this is about his memories and his “human remains”.. I think the most reasonable way to tell this “human hand” story, is something like Judge Dredd 2k13, because the gun reads the skin or the finger prints of its rightfull owner.