Superman: The Man of Steel (2013): Designer Talks Krypton and Costume Details



Coming out the 5D FLUX conference at USC, we get some news on Henry Cavill’s costume as well as on Krypton for the Man of Steel movie.

Designer Michael Wilkinson stated the look of the new Superman costume was based off the fact that they created a “neo-medieval” back story for Krypton.

And get this — which also includes the creation of a new language for the film.


Wilkinson explained that since they created a “neo-medieval” back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. “Everyone on Krypton wears this suit,” he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up the blue/gray color and chain-linked look. “It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world,” he added.

I believe the first time we actually heard Kryptonian out loud was in an episode of Smallville. It will be interesting to see if Zack Snyder stays on a similar path.


We also previously have had a look at what is thought to be Kryptonian Ceremonial Armor in a set image of Russell Crowe as Jor-El (left). If you look closely you should be able to see what appears to be the “Superman” costume underneath. Looks like Wilkinson just explained why.

For more on the look of Superman, including the “S” symbol, check out what Concept Artist Peter Rubin had to say.

And for more news on Krypton (spoilers), check out the latest info from a leaked call sheet.

(Via Man of Steel Fan FB

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El.

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