“The Man of Steel” is shooting in Plainsville, Illinois in full view of passers-by and their cameraphones, so by now everyone has seen every inch of the (practical, un-color-corrected, un-camera-filtered) new Superman outfit. The shot at the right was tweeted minutes ago by, of all people, MST3K/RiffTrax’s Michael J. Nelson; and is the best look yet I’ve seen at what the whole thing basically looks like – as lots of the “action” shots are being done without the cape (presumably to be CGI’d in later.) The only thing you can’t see is the “boots” (which are red and go all the way up to just below the knees) and that the flexi-armor plating on the sides of his torso go all the way around and up the back (I’m not sure how much we’re supposed to see of them, as they’re covered by the cape.)
I’m on record as being a fan of losing the red trunks, but I don’t know that I love the weirdo “suggested belt” thingee (the two wrapparound lines “pointing at” but not attached-to the “buckle” are red.) I do like how not-armored the majority of it looks, and the various spy pix and videos show that he actually has a full range of normal movement. I’d like to see this sort of “template” applied to Batman at some point.
I really am getting the feeling that this is actually going to work. If so, which gods do I need to offer sacrifice to to get Snyder attached to “Wonder Woman?” Preferably without the Nolan Brothers, mostly because I don’t need an entire movie about how hard it is for Steve Trevor to get his work done with all these crazy mischief-making girls running around.