Zack Snyder Shares Black Superman “Justice League” Costume Photo

Zack Snyder has shared a previously unseen photo of Henry Cavill wearing a black Superman costume from the “Justice League” movie to his Vero social media account.

When the movie was first announced there was much speculation as to whether or not Superman would wear a black “recovery” costume upon his return, as his comic book counterpart did after the “Death of Superman” story.

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December 12, 2019 3:00 am

Henry teased the suit back in August 2016 on his Instagram:

We also got a glimpse of it in the deleted scenes that came with the home release of Justice League. This is the first time we see Cavill IN this suit (different from the black one in MOS) and Zack comments in his VERO post that we would have seen it in action as well.

December 12, 2019 5:27 am

So that’s what that looks like. Looks awesome.

December 12, 2019 7:16 am

Other than a costume test or this being a photoshop, there is no logical point where he could have worn this in the film. The BTS footage with Snyder shows the blue suit, the footage Snyder shot on the Bluray shows the blue suit, so other than Snyder having an axe to grind and trolling, wtf else could the purpose of releasing this be then implying it’s in his cut of the movie? Where could he have worn it? The only point I can figure is that point where Cyborg grabs the motherbox and allegedly sees the Knightmare future. But… Read more »

December 12, 2019 8:57 am

It’s not really THE black costume, just the standard suit in all black like Spider-Man 3.

December 12, 2019 9:07 am
Reply to  MattComics

I think the color pattern for the S symbol looks a bit different from the other black suit from the nightmare scene from MoS. Does anyone else think so?

December 12, 2019 10:42 am
Reply to  Superman2878

It is different, this isn’t the one from MoS. There’s an article on this site with the costume designer. From March 23 2018. It didn’t happen… but “Justice League” costume designer Michael Wilkinson explained to Digital Spy why he ended up in the classic red and blue suit instead. “The black suit is something that has fascinated us as filmmakers from the get-go,” he said. “We saw a glimpse of it in the nightmare sequence from Man of Steel when Superman was wading through skulls, and also in the deleted scene from Justice League where you do see Clark walking… Read more »

December 12, 2019 10:43 am

It’s been proven to be a photoshop job.

December 12, 2019 11:20 am
Reply to  tnr105

What’s with the tiny zombie composite Superman image that’s to the upper left corner of Zack’s name?

December 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Zack had an event where he answered audience questions after showing Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead and Batman v Superman. That was the promotional image for it.

December 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Reply to  tnr105

I think what Snyder’s point was in this photo that he would edit the colors to black for his version, not that there actually was a black one.
That the “Snyder Cut” is no longer what would have been released if he stayed on the project, but his own special edit of what he shot.

December 12, 2019 1:48 pm

It only took 25 years to get the Dinner Cut of Superman II, so I guess hope springs eternal.

December 13, 2019 6:10 pm

The WB-cynic in me can’t help myself:

Snyder: “My Superman”

Me: A Superman looking serious and sad, wearing a suit devoid of color? We know, Zach. We know.

Normally I wouldn’t post a response like this, I’d just think it or save it for Twitter. But if he’s going to troll people like this… he’s earned it, imo.

December 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Reply to  Kal-Elvis

I just watched the justice league Christmas episode where Superman is back in Smallville with MM and I just couldn’t help but think that THAT was my Superman.

December 14, 2019 12:27 pm

Of course I’ll watch this if it’s ever released, but I would really just prefer to love forward and have a new writer/director’s take on the character. I would love to have Henry explore the role further and as I confirmed once again after watching Brandon in crisis, it’s never been the actor, it’s the material they’re given. I felt Brandon was so charismatic in the role on the show, yet singer made him play the character so subdued. We’ve had four straight versions of stoic Superman, time to bring back the charm of the character. And I don’t mean… Read more »

December 16, 2019 5:10 am

I really wish Zack had been given free reign to follow through on his own plans after ‘Man of Steel’. I love that movie, and I will never stop wishing it had a sequel worthy of the name. Also, a build-up to a final confrontation between the Justice League and Darkseid would have been epic, but I sort of understand why WB balked at the idea. If they had done that, the movie would probably have come out after ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and although comic book fans know that Darkseid was created first, casual observers would have thought WB was… Read more »