Friday, September 27, 2013

What Superman's Costume Could Have Looked Like in Man of Steel...

There is no doubt that Man of Steel was a huge hit. Even though the film was mostly well received by both the mainstream and fan communities, the choice of wardrobe for Kal-El was very much in debate. The complaints were rampant; from the lack of the iconic red "underwear", to the muted colors, everyone had an opinion or a gripe. For some, Christopher Reeve and his perfectly-faithful-to-the-comics version of the hero and costume will be the one and only true Man of Steel.

Even though I really enjoyed the reboot, I will always refer to Chris Reeves as the one and only. I mean c'mon; he's the first one who truly made us believe that "a man could fly" as the tagline stated. Perhaps it's childhood sentimentality, but it is what it is.

As anyone can tell you, the clothes make the man, and here are a few of the concepts that were considered in the early stages of development. The first being the costume that actually chosen for the film as your reference point. What do you think? Did they make the right choice? Should they have chosen one of the others, or do they all suck? Sound off below!


  1. Some of these are quite interesting....there are a few that are just plain odd. But nothin' will ever top the Rainbow Suit concept from Tim Burton's misfired Superman project.....

    1. Yeah, I really don't like it when they try to rebuild it from the ground up, and it ends up being unrecognizable. And as for Tim Burton's take on Superman... some things are just better dead!