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The Many Looks Of Superman
How the big blue boy scout’s suit has changed over the years

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The Many Looks Of Superman | Henry Cavill (2013 – ?)
HENRY CAVILL (2013 – ?)

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Zack Snyder’s directing, Christopher Nolan is producing and David S.Goyer is writing, so the team behind this about-to-shoot epic are an experienced comic-book lot. Henry Cavill, the first non-American to play Superman, is shown in this first shot looking a bit dusty, so it’s hard to tell if his cloak is really as faded a red as it appears here (the colours in the image also appear to have been “crushed” a little, as with 300, which also affects things) - but the overwhelming impression is definitely gritty. The yellow is desaturated, and the whole suit (including chest shield) has a texture even more marked than Superman Returns. It looks like super-fine chainmail (or micro-mail, eh Pratchett fans? No chafing!) which is surely gilding the invulnerable lily. The cape’s still long, but the belt shield has given way to a sensible buckle again, which might reassure purists, and the pants are...there? We guess? Overall, we think it looks rather natty – but what do you think?
 

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