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Sivy
04-22-2005, 10:17 AM
http://img143.echo.cx/img143/7839/superman5st.jpg

for a bigger version go here (http://downloads.comingsoon.net/supermanreturnsfirstlook.jpg)

i thought Bryan Singer would go for black leather, but it seems he decided to stay with the traditional look.

Astrotoy7
04-22-2005, 10:26 AM
baby blue just doesnt look good on a man :p

I can imagine this has you excited at an almost sexual level Sivy ?? :p

mtfbwya

Pie™
04-22-2005, 10:31 AM
I think I speak for all of us when I say; Man, that is hot! :eek:

Sivy
04-22-2005, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7

I can imagine this has you excited at an almost sexual level Sivy ?? :p

mtfbwya

almost? i'm on my third pair of pants!

:D

Crow_Nest
04-22-2005, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Sivy
http://img143.echo.cx/img143/7839/superman5st.jpg

for a bigger version go here (http://downloads.comingsoon.net/supermanreturnsfirstlook.jpg)

i thought Bryan Singer would go for black leather, but it seems he decided to stay with the traditional look.

Juding by his face and hair. That guy kinda looks a bit like a sissy! :p

abespam
04-23-2005, 02:50 AM
the red is more of a maroon...

maybe its just this image (or maybe he put it in the wash a few too many times)

Redwing
04-23-2005, 04:37 AM
hm... I dunno what I think of that...

Very nice, but somehow sort of "off" for Superman. It definitely gives off a 'pretty boy' vibe - which isn't a bad thing, but Superman is not classically a 'pretty boy'.

Possibly what's throwing me off are the differences from the classical Superman... the red beng dull, and the actor being slender...

Is it just me, or does that outfit seem like it would work even better if the Superman "S" symbol was removed? (note this was a comment on the design, NOT the presence of the symbol... that's kinda the one thing on Superman's outfit you CANNOT EVER get rid of and still have him be Superman...XD)

Would have to see it in action to really judge it, though =)

IG-64
04-23-2005, 08:28 AM
I actually don't think it looks that bad. >_>

Even though i'm not a Superman fan.

Curt-Man
04-23-2005, 10:41 AM
wow, he looks so ghey, please let this be a joke. in that costume, one can only look good in a comic.

jokemaster
04-23-2005, 03:26 PM
The red looks a bit too washed out IMO.



And in honor of this, I shall wear my underwear like superman today, not like clark kent.

Jared
04-23-2005, 08:08 PM
ha....wow that sucks...that doesn't look at all decent...

Mike Windu
04-23-2005, 11:58 PM
http://www.xbox.com/media/games/spiderman/cim-spiderman-0002.jpg

Looks good in tights!

:p

I think the S man's costume looks cool.

I like baby blue.

Sabretooth
04-24-2005, 12:02 AM
That suit and hairstyle look best on good old Clark Kent (uh, the old guy who used to be Superman). The new fellow looks like some wannabe teenager.

Rating: 5 1/2

IG-64
04-24-2005, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Sabretooth
That suit and hairstyle look best on good old Clark Kent (uh, the old guy who used to be Superman). The new fellow looks like some wannabe teenager.

Rating: 5 1/2

Clark Kent... still is Superman...


>_>

Jared
04-24-2005, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
Well, when a guy does look decent in tights you let me know. Ok?
:D


no, spiderman looks decent in tights.

Nalukai
04-24-2005, 01:50 AM
thank goodness its not nicolas cage like the rumors had it ;)

Tyrion
04-24-2005, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
Clark Kent... still is Superman...


>_>

He's talking 'bout Christopher Reeves...

^_^

And I've never been a large Superman fan (except Smallville, that's a fairly cool show even though I need to see it more often) but that guy seems Supermanish enough.

Even though on a bad night I could see him as a metrosexual...

Nalukai
04-24-2005, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by Nalukai
thank goodness its not nicolas cage like the rumors had it ;)

http://img259.echo.cx/img259/2203/supermanick5ei.jpg

just dont see it ^^ :D

Darth Groovy
04-24-2005, 03:28 AM
Dude is STILL wearing speedos man. WTF? :o

ET Warrior
04-24-2005, 05:06 AM
Originally posted by Curt-Man
wow, he looks so ghey, please let this be a joke. in that costume, one can only look good in a comic.

Yeah, I'd rather that in a comic book adaptation of a movie, they wouldn't try to make it...you know...comic book like.

The thing I dont like is that they've made the red of his outfit maroon, but they left the blue a light color. If they wanted darker they should've gone all the way, or left it traditional light colored superman style

Astrotoy7
04-24-2005, 05:06 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Dude is STILL wearing speedos man. WTF? :o

Im sure there were dudes in the costume design dept saying "pleez can me make a black latex costume with awesome sculpted muscles and huge nipples" However, Jerry Seinfeld had long ago paid off the producer to keep the old school jocks and tights :p

mtfbwya

Spider AL
04-24-2005, 09:29 AM
Ugh, if this is the final costume, it's rubbish. What looks good in a comic does not look good in live action, they should have gone for realism rather than faithfulness. Batman begins is a good example of how a costume should be redesigned for the big screen.

And the actor's not right for the costume either. Christopher R. carried it off, but this fellow can not. Heck, even that Dean Cain bloke carried it off better than this fellow.

But god, maroon underpants over tights... WHY keep that? It's over half a century old, get a grip on the times!

toms
04-25-2005, 11:33 AM
I'm with Al.

First I'll say that the first superman movie is still one of my favorites, and Christopher Reeve did just about pull off the costume in it.

But AL (and others) are right that what works in comics doesn't always work in films.
What bugs me about commic book adaptions is when they dumb them down because "they are only a comic book" or when they totally miss the whole point of the comic.
Visual changes to suit the medium are less important to me.

There is a risk that every comic book movie follows the batman/x-men method and puts everyone in black leather/latex. Which i think would be a bad idea. But i also think that they do need to at least slightly update the look to suit the screen.

Every recent adaption of superman (not to mention spiderman) has had to come up with some sort of excuse for the costume ("my mum made it!", wrestling costume, etc..) which does imply something needs updating.

Cloaks are always a problem, as then rarely look as good hanging limply in real life as they do in comic book action.. unless they CGI them like in the spawn movie.

I do think thy should have darkened up the blue a bit. And maybe done the costume in a similar style to the spiderman one. I'm not quite sure what they did to the sidey one (expect Cgi it) but it somehow looked more metalic and 3d than most spandex costumes.

Not as extreme as this one, but maybe something between the two:
http://www.dccomics.com/media/covers/2411_400x600.jpg

"What would you prefer, yellow spandex?" - Cyclops

El Sitherino
04-25-2005, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by toms
http://www.dccomics.com/media/covers/2411_400x600.jpg
:O They should've gone with that one. :(

Anyway, I agree it looks pretty crap. The red is way too dark for such a light blue.