While a certain visual effects artist on Reddit explained that Superman’s black post-resurrection costume wasn’t meant to be in Justice League, the movie’s cinematographer disagrees, saying that there was a black suit that simply didn’t make the cut.
Fabian Wagner, best known as the cinematographer of some of the most popular episodes of Game of Thrones, explained to Inverse that a costume was made and filmed, but it was ultimately excised from the movie:
“There were [scenes shot]. It’s a cool looking costume. Sadly, we didn’t see that either in the final cut.”
The black costume is well-known for being the thing that Superman is seen wearing following his resurrection at the end of the “Death & Return of Superman” story arc, where it’s revealed that the Last Son of Krypton wasn’t killed by Doomsday, but was simply in a healing coma. Wagner noted that some of his favorite scenes, unfortunately, did not make the cut, such as the scene where Alfred speaks to someone whom he hopes isn’t too late to save the day:
“Zack takes his time with telling the stories, and I’ve always liked that about his movies. There are a few scenes that I was very much looking forward to seeing which unfortunately got cut.”
At the beginning of production on Justice League, Cavill was instructed to grow facial hair, which may have been for a scene where he would have appeared in the costume before, presumably, “cleaning up” to become the true Superman we all know and love. On the plus side, fans can still see what Henry Cavill looks like it a black Kryptonian suit in the nightmare sequence near the end of Man of Steel.
Justice League is now playing in theaters. The film is made up of an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, and Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen.
What’s Next For Henry Cavill’s Superman After ‘Justice League’?
It was no secret going into Justice League that Superman would return by the end of the movie. The hero died at the end at Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice but even that movie hinted that it would not stick. Superman is symbolic with DC Comics. If there is going to be a movie universe featuring the characters, it needs the Man of Steel.
Now that Henry Cavill’s Superman is back, what is next for him? The end of the movie found Clark Kent in a situation that we are familiar with. Going about his every day but flying off when alerted to danger. This is the hero that many have been clamoring for since 2013’s Man of Steel. Now that his status has been reaffirmed, there are various directions to take the fan favorite character.
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