‘Justice League’ costume designer reveals why Superman’s black suit was scrapped

If you’ve seen the deleted Superman scenes from the Justice League Blu-ray, you know that his black suit was teased in the background. Now according to a new interview with costume designer Michael Wilkinson we know that director Zack Snyder wanted Superman to wear the costume in the movie, and why those plans were scrapped.

“The black suit is something that has fascinated us as filmmakers from the get-go,” Wilkinson told Digital Spy. “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 through the spaceship and it’s teased in the background.”

“When we were prepping Justice League, at first it seemed that it might be a logical choice for the look of Superman when he’s resurrected. Zack is extremely respectful and passionate about the depiction of Superman in comic books and graphic novels, and traditionally when he is resurrected, he is in the black suit.

“But as the tone of the film developed and we were in pre-production, the filmmakers felt that the classic red and blue suit seemed more appropriate to our story and our script. It seemed that a more positive, upbeat image of Superman was what was needed – the idea of hope and that the world could in fact be saved was important, so that’s the direction that we went.”

Translation? After the backlash to Batman v Superman everyone at Warner Bros. freaked out. We know that the Justice League script was tweaked before they started production, and it sounds to me like Superman’s black suit was one of the casualties.

What do you make of Wilkinson’s comments about Superman’s black suit in Justice League? Do you think they made the right call or would you have liked to see Superman in it? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Digital Spy