Henry Cavill’s Thoughts on Red Trunks for Superman Costume


Appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night to promote the upcoming second season of “The Witcher”, Henry Cavill was asked about the Superman costume he wore for his films, and how he feels about the red trunks.

While Colbert does mockingly refer to them as “grandma panties”, he says he thought Cavill’s costume made Superman look “a little naked”.

Cavill correctly identifies the fact that the concept originated with the circus strongman look from the 1920s. Cavill reveals that he really liked his costume, but says that he would be open to the idea of the red trunks being added if he was ever to return to the role.

Season 2 of “The Witcher” premieres on Netflix on Friday, December 17.

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December 15, 2021 8:54 am

Trunks would work fine in live action with a well done version of the classic costume. The trunks serve both as extra cover and color balance. It’s classic because it works.

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December 15, 2021 9:50 am

I think the trunks still work. I look at what the CW did for Brandon’s and Tyler’s versions of Superman and it still works in my opinion.

December 15, 2021 10:08 am

I’m firmly on the side of red trunks (also fabric instead of leather/plastic/pleather for the suit in general. Batman gets away with sculpted muscles because they’re “body armor”, it’s unnecessary for Superman, but I digress).
I’m a little surprised Joss Whedon didn’t shoehorn them in for his scenes of Justice League though…