Before we proceed any further, there are major spoilers here for the ending of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in this post. If you haven’t seen it yet for whatever reason and still plan to then you might want to put a pin in this article and come back later.
Still with us? OK, so Superman was dead as a doornail at the end of BvS (at the hands of Doomsday, similar to how he died in the comics). Of course, we already know Henry Cavill‘s officiallyconfirmed as a cast member in next year’s upcoming Justice League film from Zack Snyder, which was reconfirmed given his appearance in the promotional images released from SDCC last month.
Part of Superman dying is that he always gets better. But how close to The Return of Superman story from the comics is Kal-El’s resurrection going to be in the film? Well, at least one aspect of the comics lore is going to be adhered to, as Henry Cavill posted an image of what looks like a black Superman costume to his Instagram account. You can see the image below:
In the 1993 Return of Superman comics storyline, Superman’s corpse was outfitted with a black costume with silver highlights by worker robots in the Fortress of Solitude. This was his regeneration outfit, which drew solar energy to slowly bring Kal-El back to the land of the living. It looks like Snyder and company are keeping the black costume for at least part of the film, although I thought Superman’s Fortress of Solitude equivalent was destroyed back in Man of Steel—but maybe he had a back up one somewhere? Who knows. The DCEU doesn’t always have internal logic.
It should be noted that Superman also had a mullet when he came back, a nod perhaps to the old wives’ take that one’s hair continues to grow even after death. Could we see Clark rocking that look, too, for Justice League? I have to say, I wouldn’t mind it terribly if it were included as an Easter egg….just make Supes mostly wear his classic outfit and hair when standing next to his teammates — because we’ve waited a long, long time to see them standing together in the classic Super Friends pose in live-action.[brightcove video_id=”5047789715001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”2bfa565b-5412-4cfd-9211-6269880b8a5e”]
What do you think of Superman rocking the black costume for the Justice League movie? Are you secretly hoping to see the mullett as much as I am?? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Image: DC Comics