August 5, 2016: Superman Fights Villain on “Supergirl” Set

Additional photos from the set of “Supergirl” have been posted online, showing Tyler Hoechlin in an augmented Superman costume fighting a villain, who appears to be Metallo.

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mindhavens
Member

The straps almost make sense here, now all they need to do is remove them for every other shot.

NeoRanger
Member

So, whaddya think? Special DEO equipment to deflect Corben’s K-heart, or film trick for some post special effect?

Kal-Ed
Member

I think that’s the latter from the looks of it.

Supermaniac
Member

As much of a misfire as I think this Superman costume is, at least it’s not packed with rubber muscles. They actually allow the actor’s physique to show.
I wonder if they plan to add the red trunks in post-production?

jer2
Member

I guess it is a question of – fake muscles vs. fake costume with out red trunks. I’d be inclined for the muscles being non-organic, if the costume was on par!

But I hear yah!

just an observation but …
Clever, how a metal railing seems to block and obscure that mid section area in most of those shots:

Clarkel
Guest

Right on, Jer! If there aren’t red trunks on the suit, it’s NOT the Superman suit!

Ultraman or Omega The Unknown, maybe….but Superman? Nope!

NeoRanger
Member

Too much money and work for something that only about five people on the planet care about to any significant degree. Besides, red belt and promo shot already misses the trunks. It’s not happening.

MattComics
Member

I seriously doubt they’re gonna make any alterations to the suit in post save for maybe some filtering (ugh) and adding in a CG cape for shots where they want it to do more than what they could get out of the actual cape.

approuty
Member

Nice! Steve, I found a video that you might want to post here: http://www.blastr.com/2016-8-5/superman-battles-kryptonite-wearing-foe-new-supergirl-bts-video

Flo RIDA2k13
Member

The show is going to suck. My opinion. This show is going to look like the Superboy TV series ripoff.

Steve Wright
Editor

Without seeing one minute of finished scenes you can predict that huh? Do you have the lottery numbers as well?

Steve Wright
Editor

Good god…are we still on the no trunks complaint train? No..they aren’t adding the trunks in post as that would be STUPID..why waste money on that digital enhancement when you can just, oh I don’t know, make them and have him wear them? Seriously guys…you need to get over the trunk obsession.

MattComics
Member
Maybe there could be less obsession on both sides? I mean if you’re anti-trunks then these are glory days for you right now so it’s real easy to tell the other side to just get over it. But if they returned would the other side be willing to extend that same “get over” courtesy? Or would there be another round about how they’re silly, or the past,or “not realistic” yada yada. I think there can be good trunkless Superman costume designs but I also think that the level to which the trunks have been focused on and demonized is inherently… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member
It depends; would the pro-trunks (yes, I realize how utterly stupid this sounds) be cool about it, or just be obnoxious “YES THE REAL SUPERMAN IS BACK WE WERE RIGHT WE ARE THE REAL FANS”? You’ll find, actually, that the vast majority of fans don’t mind the classic suit (how could we, it’s the one we’ve had for most of our lives), we either get tired of the same silly argument (the trunks haven’t been demonized, it’s the pro-trunks folks that blow a fuse every time we get a new costume reveal) or, in my case, take an issue with… Read more »
MattComics
Member

What you might think of as an “allergy to change” the next person might think of as simply not wanting fix something that isn’t actually broken.

NeoRanger
Member

It’s creative material, not a dish-washer. You don’t change to fix things, you change to experiment with new ideas and evolve.

jer2
Member

I beg to differ – as both, are born out of imagination and start-out on the drawing board, following certain basic shared principals and guide-lines, be that as it may.

So, whether you are building a story (character) or, Dish-Washer – they are both creations, none the less.

However….What evolution has there been (in the past 6 years)?

NeoRanger
Member
You know what I meant. Creative material, stories, characters, artwork– art, as it is, doesn’t come with a drawing board. It doesn’t (or shouldn’t) exist to satisfy one single need or perform one single task. How do you feel about answering a question with a question? Do you hate it as much as I do? Here it is, nonetheless; what evolution has there been in the past 10 years? I don’t look at DC’s failures just to confirm my own bias. I look at them as a small step that a better creator can put their feet on and make… Read more »
jer2
Member
Drawing board is a metaphor for one’s own mind that consist of (un)organized ideas, as these thoughts coalesce and come together to form whatever……To put it simply – everything has to start somewhere, right:)? Sometimes, additional questions are warranted to further enhanced or re-define the scope of the original question. 10 years, why stop there, do 20 or more years, going back go back to the original crisis of 85/86 – where DC wiped out a universe just to bring all of it back, for the much greater part. Confirming one’s own bias is their own affair, unless that bias… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member
Not all drawing boards are created equal. There is also no perfect situation. The creator that no longer innovates or at least muses about experimenting is one past their prime. Art is tied to the human condition. Though material like this transcends the artists involved, it doesn’t mean it must exclude them. If it does, then it no longer has a purpose and it’s effectively on life-support, in an endless routine that has nothing to offer beyond familiarity for some. We also call that “Marvel movies” (har har) Superman is more than a character. He’s part of a larger mythos… Read more »
jer2
Member

Fixing something that wasn’t broken…Yes…..

I wonder how many people love the change to :BLUE Boots (and what looks like trunks or at least the outline is there) from RED on the “RE-birth” Superman ?

Supermaniac
Member

Dude, I’m joking. Of course they’re not going to add trunks in post.

Kal-Ed
Member

Seriously? This pointless argument again? The trunks are gone. Deal with it.

Superhero costumes should be updated every once in a while. Part of the appeal of picking up a comic is looking at the art and the costume needs to stand out, red underpants are just a turn off.

Basketball players, football players etc police uniforms have changed a lot since their conception. Same reason they update cars or hotels, it’s to make things look modern and keep up with the times.

jer2
Member
I don’t believe this is a pointless argument as people keep responding to this topic. The whole reason behind theses needless changes were to combat some individuals social hang ups and faulty perceptions and “NOTHING MORE”…. The rational used in support the lack of “Red Trunks” is laughable and very sad at the same time as, these people complain, joke and ridicule that a pair of trunks, as they perceive, look like “underwear” in their eyes – meanwhile, when these “Trunks” are removed, the costume looks even more like skivvies (long-johns). So, these people, who ridicule the “trunks” are really… Read more »
Kal-Ed
Member
The reason why I find it a pointless discussion is that we will end up calling each other names and it will be a one-sided discussion. Plus: Superman is still Superman. Who is heroic, compassionate, keeps the spirit of truth, justice, and the American way. Wears a blue costume, a red Cape, red boots, and a big red \S/. With or without trunks. I grew up seeing the trunks, but over time, no grown-up man in his 40s want to run around like that. I have no desire to continue this discussion. Be glad there is still a Superman on… Read more »
MattComics
Member
Grown men in their 40’s (at least the ones in shape) will wear form fitting running gear or wetsuits. Sometimes even putting a pair of shorts over it to give a little extra cover for their junk. Also, this is fantasy, if you’re going to boil it down that hard then somebody steps on Batman’s cape and shoots him in the mouth on night one. There. Realism. ..but that isn’t gonna give you 75 years and counting worth of comics now is it? IMO something like the trunks is really no more or less ridiculous than any other aspect of… Read more »
Kal-Ed
Member

Of course you can’t ignore 75 years of history for the sake of fashion. I’m still of two minds about the blue boots and lack of trunks. But it is what it is. I don’t believe the trunks are coming back any time, but I’m ok with it. And we might see the red boots return.
As long as a grown man in his 40s doesn’t look like Six Pack and his Section 8 crew, well and good.
Like you said…This is a realm of fantasy open for any interpretation.

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