Zack Snyder recently explained why Henry Cavill’s Superman doesn’t sport the traditional black Kryptonian armor in Man of Steel.
Man of Steel includes a lot of interesting layers to the Superman mythos such as the codex and the Kryptonian language. In the comics, Superman’s costume is traditionally made from the blanket Kal-El arrives to Earth in. Over the years, the origin of Superman’s suit has changed. Henry Cavill’s Superman dons a suit that most Kryptonians wear with the house symbol on the chest.
However, most of the Kryptonians seen in Man of Steel like General Zod and Faora sport black armor. During the Man of Steel watch party on Vero, Zack Snyder dropped an interesting tidbit about why Henry Cavill’s suit is red and blue instead of black:
“The House of El’s family suit would be the black suit, but the suit facing out into the public, the suit he says ‘you’ll help them attain wonders,’ that suit is the suit of optimism in my opinion. The red and blue suit, to me, is more inclusive. it’s a friendlier suit.”
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Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent.
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