In an interview with USA Today, Zack Snyder revealed Superman’s slightly altered look in the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The photo has a dark gritty feel to it, with Superman, a scowl covering his face, standing in some sort of thunderstorm. The minor alteration from the original suit from ‘Man of Steel’, seems to be the belt. It has a yellowish-gold look.
In the article, Snyder talks about Henry Cavill growing more comfortable in the role of one of the most iconic super heroes to ever grace the big screen:
“We’ve both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit the more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me.”
Snyder goes on to talk about the anticipation that is already building for ‘Dawn of Justice’, and may even have fired a shot at those “other superhero movies”:
“You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it’s Batman and Superman, let’s just be honest, I don’t know how you get bigger than that.”
Where ‘Man of Steel’ was all about Kal-El’s acclimation to earth, ‘Dawn of Justice’ will be more about Superman’s exploring other places, much like Gotham, and meeting new heroes, like Batman. In fact, if you take a closer look at the photo, it appears that Superman is standing on the roof of some inner city neighborhood, much like the ones that Batman patrols in Gotham.
In the background of the photo, there seems to be some sort of industrial type buildings, with chimneys and stacks that smoke is pouring from.
This fits perfectly with the type of Gotham, that an older Batman would be patrolling, when he encounters Superman. I guess the only thing that would make this picture any more cooler, would be a bat signal in the clouds behind Superman’s head…oh well, a fanboy can dream.
With the San Diego Comic-Con around the corner, hopefully we will see many more official photos of other heroes from the movie. We’ve already seen a treated photo of Ben Affleck as Batman, but don’t forget that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), will be appearing in this movie. And, if the rumors are true, Jason Momoa will be portraying Aquaman, so as you can imagine, there are many, many more exciting photos that have yet to be revealed.
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