Zack Snyder releases a new image of Henry Cavill wearing the black Superman suit for his version of Justice League, known to fans as the “Snyder Cut.”
“My Superman,” teased Snyder on the Vero app.
Henry Cavill actually first teased the black Superman suit way back in 2016 prior to filming Justice League as he posted an up-close image of a black Man of Steel suit.
In the comics, Superman dons the black suit following having fought and been killed by Doomsday, and upon being revived, Kal goes with a black suit instead of the classic blue.
As seen in Batman vs. Superman, Doomsday kills Superman, and then in Justice League he gets revived via the Kryptonian ship that also made Zod into a Doomsday.
Snyder actually reveals in the comments that he had plans for most of his version of Justice League for Henry Cavill to wear the black suit with the blue suit returning at a key moment towards the end of the movie. While Snyder did film Henry Cavill in the blue suit for the movie, during post-production they could simply change the color to black.
Obviously a lot of things changed when Zack departed the flick due to a family issue, as Joss Whedon came on board and basically re-filmed all the Superman scenes, which led to the disastrous Superman mustache.
Hopefully, the Snyder Cut gets released, with rumors and speculation offering possibly on WarnerMedia’s new and upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.
Regarding the future of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, I was told over the Summer that J.J. Abrams will be recasting with a younger actor to fit with Robert Pattinson as the new Batman; however, Cavill recently said he is going to fight for the role. It’s rumored that the Abrams Superman and Matt Reeves Batman may be a part of their own separate universe.
“The cape is in the closet,” Henry Cavill recently told Men’s Health. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up on the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honest of the character I wasn’t to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”