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Plus Pacific Rim and After Earth kit

13 July 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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One of the joys of Comic-Con, found away from the panels of Hall H, is the costumes on display. Empire has clapped our eyes on some doozies so far - expect full galleries in the next few days - but, even more excitingly, we grabbed a glimpse of some of the superhero costumes of future.

Safely ensconced behind perspex is Superman's suit from Man Of Steel, the chainmail effect and colours even more dazzling up close than in our first glimpse of Henry Cavill's superhero last year. Also on display is the biosuit that will help Will and Jaden Smith stay alive on a hostile, future version of our home planet in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth.

With a similar, survival-orientated look but more of a robotic and steampunk feel are two of the suits that will help Idris Elba and co combat whatever vicious monsters Guillermo del Toro throws at them in Pacific Rim. We particular love the steampunk aesthetic of the second suit, which brings to mind Hellboy's Abe Sapien gone medieval.

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Your Comments

At least they've got the cape right
I always thought there was something wrong with the 'Brandon Routh' cape. I like this new cape - it looks like a curtain... but it's a good curtain! Long and Batman-esque. More

Posted by nucleargibbon at 20:18 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Couldn't agree ... LESS!
I would've liked to see the 'S' chest-plate and booots remain untexured.  More

Posted by Aimeelove at 17:01 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Couldn't agree ... LESS!
Looks too much like someone's been looking at the wrong DC comic the suit looks more like Aquaman's than Supes apart from that the Cape, Boots & Big Fuck-Off S look fine. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 17:00 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

Couldn't agree ... LESS!
Loving the new Superman suit. It looks like something an alien wears when he goes to kick someone's ass. Traditionally, one of Superman's worst attributes is the fact that he's strong but dresses in bloody pyjamas. He usually looks like an idiot, but this new one looks like it has some purpose. More

Posted by Nicky C at 15:36 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

The superman suit looks more like a suit designed for war rather than general usage (like before), like the texture and design but agree with previous comments that the logo and boots should of been smooth More

Posted by Kalielyn at 14:21 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What?!
Like Cameron above, I feel the Superman suit is just a tad tooo busy (texture wise). IMO if they'd kept the texture pattern off of the emblem and boots it would've looked a hell of a lot better. Hopefully the trailer will be awesome enough to make me forget about such nit-picky issues. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 14:14 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

No red pants? Where's the red pants? More

Posted by fraser1978 at 13:59 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

No red pants? Where's the red pants? More

Posted by fraser1978 at 13:59 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

Superman's costume looks gorgeous. I particularly love the weighty...
...looking cape. Costume designers have fallen in love with the computer aided designed textured fabrics of late. As with the Superman Returns costume, they've overdone that a little here. I would've liked to see the 'S' chest-plate and booots remain untexured. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 13:30 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

I'm really looking forward to The Man of Steel I just hope Zach what's face doesn't fuck it up. The suit looks terrible but we shall see. More

Posted by guysalisbury at 13:11 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

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