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Superman goes commando, first look at villainess Faora, and mocapped General Zod from the set of Man of Steel

08.24.2011

When that first image of Superman robbing a bank or whatever was released not long ago, many a nerd wondered if Kal-El was in fact donning the costume's iconic red underwear. Well, wonder no more, as these new pics from the set of Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL depict our titular superhero sans briefs.

Meanwhile, also visible on the set is actress Antje Traue as villainess 'Not Ursa' a.k.a. 'Faora'. Dig that cape!

Finally, notice the guy in the motion capture suit. GeekTyrant reported on a set image a few days ago that depicts a guy that looks like actor Michael Shannon - set to play General Zod - wearing a motion capture suit, though it's not 100% clear if that was actually him. But today's set photos confirm at least that a villain will be mocapped in the film. Whether it's Zod or not, we'll find out soon enough.

MAN OF STEEL opens everywhere June 14, 2013.

Synopsis: In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.



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10:12AM on 08/25/2011
more please, i mean less :)
more please, i mean less :)
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3:33AM on 08/25/2011
And Zod is mocap for what good reason?
And someone please sneak on set and cut Superman's cape by 2 feet.
And Supes without the red shorts looks as weird as the new Spidey with his weird shoes.
And Zod is mocap for what good reason?
And someone please sneak on set and cut Superman's cape by 2 feet.
And Supes without the red shorts looks as weird as the new Spidey with his weird shoes.
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12:32AM on 08/25/2011
I like the absence of the red trunks. They're just fucking stupid, like adam wests batman outfit. It worked in the day, but not anymore. AND that's not a motion capture suit, that's General Zod's actual costume as Zod is a notorious fitness nut who loves to get some cardio in whenever he can.
I like the absence of the red trunks. They're just fucking stupid, like adam wests batman outfit. It worked in the day, but not anymore. AND that's not a motion capture suit, that's General Zod's actual costume as Zod is a notorious fitness nut who loves to get some cardio in whenever he can.
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10:52PM on 08/24/2011

You like muscles?

Looks like the suit has got some built in muscles.(check out those quads!) What's up with that? Routh wore a minimally padded suit.Christopher Reeves rocked the plain old spandex. Supes doesn't need body armor. Leave that to Batman. I know to some the suit is an insignificant detail. But to me it's much more. It's too distracting for me. What do you all think?
Looks like the suit has got some built in muscles.(check out those quads!) What's up with that? Routh wore a minimally padded suit.Christopher Reeves rocked the plain old spandex. Supes doesn't need body armor. Leave that to Batman. I know to some the suit is an insignificant detail. But to me it's much more. It's too distracting for me. What do you all think?
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10:21PM on 08/24/2011
Dark & Gritty doesn't work for Superman.
Especially when he goes commando...
Dark & Gritty doesn't work for Superman.
Especially when he goes commando...
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9:17PM on 08/24/2011

MaddMartigen's predicton

1.Internet get's outraged over the change to the iconic superman suit.
2.Filming continues
3.Test screenings show numerous complaints about their eyes being drawn to where the red undies should be.
4.Studio goes back and adds CGI undies.
5. Final product is no better or worse than Superman Returns, and everyone still thinks Richard Donner Superman film is still the best.
6. Franchise gets re-re-booted.
1.Internet get's outraged over the change to the iconic superman suit.
2.Filming continues
3.Test screenings show numerous complaints about their eyes being drawn to where the red undies should be.
4.Studio goes back and adds CGI undies.
5. Final product is no better or worse than Superman Returns, and everyone still thinks Richard Donner Superman film is still the best.
6. Franchise gets re-re-booted.
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10:09PM on 08/24/2011
I think this may actually happen. Take a screen shot of your post and my reply - I want to go on record with you on this.
I think this may actually happen. Take a screen shot of your post and my reply - I want to go on record with you on this.
3:38AM on 08/25/2011
Haha, I have been saying the same thing since they first released the synopsis. And it just feel truer and truer with every pictures we see.
I hope that when they do reboot (again) they go with something new for Superman. He's got tons of better villains than Luthor or Zod.
Haha, I have been saying the same thing since they first released the synopsis. And it just feel truer and truer with every pictures we see.
I hope that when they do reboot (again) they go with something new for Superman. He's got tons of better villains than Luthor or Zod.
3:39AM on 08/25/2011
Oh and btw, I want to go on record with you guys on this. Haha.
Oh and btw, I want to go on record with you guys on this. Haha.
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7:26PM on 08/24/2011

Boner of Steel

I'm totally f'ing hip to this news, thank you very much!
I'm totally f'ing hip to this news, thank you very much!
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6:52PM on 08/24/2011
I wonder if after test audiences say the suit sucks without the red underwear overwear they will try to CGI them on like Green Lanterns mask. This film will bomb like every other DC film other than Batman. This already looks like a joke. People will laugh at the suit and it will overshadow whatever quality the film actually has. Watch the media frenzy over it will be HUGE... The late night jokes pretty much write themselves.
I wonder if after test audiences say the suit sucks without the red underwear overwear they will try to CGI them on like Green Lanterns mask. This film will bomb like every other DC film other than Batman. This already looks like a joke. People will laugh at the suit and it will overshadow whatever quality the film actually has. Watch the media frenzy over it will be HUGE... The late night jokes pretty much write themselves.
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6:39PM on 08/24/2011
I'm not saying the movie wll suck, but I'm still havin a hard time with the colors of the suit. Its colors really lack... intensity.
I'm not saying the movie wll suck, but I'm still havin a hard time with the colors of the suit. Its colors really lack... intensity.
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6:39PM on 08/24/2011
I'm not saying the movie wll suck, but I'm still havin a hard time with the colors of the suit. Its colors really lack... intensity.
I'm not saying the movie wll suck, but I'm still havin a hard time with the colors of the suit. Its colors really lack... intensity.
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5:54PM on 08/24/2011
This looks good. and i think people seem to forget christopher Nolon is over seeing and producing this project... so id quit crying about zack snyder. chris nolon isnt gonna let shit get put out there!
This looks good. and i think people seem to forget christopher Nolon is over seeing and producing this project... so id quit crying about zack snyder. chris nolon isnt gonna let shit get put out there!
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3:49AM on 08/25/2011
Get over Nolan.
Get over Nolan.
4:47PM on 08/24/2011
And thus the CGI bullfuck overload that Snyder is so keen to use begins...
And thus the CGI bullfuck overload that Snyder is so keen to use begins...
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4:29PM on 08/24/2011
and here we have a stand off! THANK GOD! if we ended up in lois, or lana's apartment again...i'd drive out to this set slap some faces!
and here we have a stand off! THANK GOD! if we ended up in lois, or lana's apartment again...i'd drive out to this set slap some faces!
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2:10PM on 08/24/2011
I like the design of the suit and the darker colors, as well as the lack of undies. But I'm still not sold on the material. I hope it looks less shiny and... sticky on film. Cavill looks like he's filling it out nicely though.
I like the design of the suit and the darker colors, as well as the lack of undies. But I'm still not sold on the material. I hope it looks less shiny and... sticky on film. Cavill looks like he's filling it out nicely though.
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12:57PM on 08/24/2011
i have faith in this product. no underwear...YES!!!!!!
i have faith in this product. no underwear...YES!!!!!!
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12:26PM on 08/24/2011

Maybe a spoiler alert next time?

Hey guys, it's very cool that you cover stuff like set photos and everything that takes place before, during, and after a movie. I appreciate that. But just as a suggestion, could you maybe have a spoiler alert next time or maybe not post set photos at the top of an article? Some people, like myself, don't like set photos. I do my best to avoid them and I think they ruin a movie. I'm not asking for the site to change anything whatsoever. Just maybe a spoiler alert in the title itself, so we'll
Hey guys, it's very cool that you cover stuff like set photos and everything that takes place before, during, and after a movie. I appreciate that. But just as a suggestion, could you maybe have a spoiler alert next time or maybe not post set photos at the top of an article? Some people, like myself, don't like set photos. I do my best to avoid them and I think they ruin a movie. I'm not asking for the site to change anything whatsoever. Just maybe a spoiler alert in the title itself, so we'll know what not to look at next time. In the case of this article, it just jumped me in the face the moment the site opened up.

If it doesn't happen, fine by me. But no harm done in voicing out a lil' concern right?
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5:53PM on 08/24/2011
how can a few set photo's taken out of contest spoil the movie for you? you have no idea what the scene will entail, what diolouge is being spoken. or cgi FX.. soo.. if you say it ruins the movie for you that sucks. but this doesnt ruin shit!
how can a few set photo's taken out of contest spoil the movie for you? you have no idea what the scene will entail, what diolouge is being spoken. or cgi FX.. soo.. if you say it ruins the movie for you that sucks. but this doesnt ruin shit!
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11:37AM on 08/24/2011
Ok the bottom line on this one.
Superman’s costume is changing pending the DC New 52 relaunch at the end of the month/beginning of sept. So there is no point in getting all worked up over this costume. It does match the comics – at least it will in a couple of weeks. That being said, its much too dark (which doesn’t match the comics even the sept one), but as we all know people now want darker heroes. Not sure why, but I guess Superman must now be changed to meet this demand.
Everyone thinks
Ok the bottom line on this one.
Superman’s costume is changing pending the DC New 52 relaunch at the end of the month/beginning of sept. So there is no point in getting all worked up over this costume. It does match the comics – at least it will in a couple of weeks. That being said, its much too dark (which doesn’t match the comics even the sept one), but as we all know people now want darker heroes. Not sure why, but I guess Superman must now be changed to meet this demand.
Everyone thinks they love it now, but remember that the Adam West Batman was a SMASH HIT and caused the first Batmania – which till date, is the biggest buzz comics have ever gotten. But that got tired, and we got back to what Batman was all about. Same as the George Reeves Superman – big happy smile, very “cheesy” entrances, etc. Then Donner changed that with is epic Superman Movie. Now we are getting into gritty realism. The true Superman isn’t being represented here, and Nolan’s Batman isn’t much better. Remember now the backlash against Bane and Catwoman – the second Scarecrow was just a guy with a stupid sack on his head, we should’ve jumped and got them to make the characters true to themselves, but we didn’t because despite the flaws in the visual of the characters, we got good movies.
Don’t be mistaken, Dark Knight is a great film for film’s sake. But as a Batman representation there is much to be desired. Same will go for this new Superman. At least we are getting intelligent films with Batman and Superman, unlike the now dead and buried Transformers films.
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2:15PM on 08/24/2011
If its supposed to match the New 52, why is it an origin story?
If its supposed to match the New 52, why is it an origin story?
2:40PM on 08/24/2011
I think DC wants ALL superman stuff to adhere to this costume style - it was a lawsuit thing with Shuster/Siegel. DC is trying to make the character more their own.
I think DC wants ALL superman stuff to adhere to this costume style - it was a lawsuit thing with Shuster/Siegel. DC is trying to make the character more their own.
5:01PM on 08/24/2011
Because Freddy, DC will be tweeking the origin again for the relaunch. Secret Origin, Man of Steel and Birthright have been tossed apparently.
Because Freddy, DC will be tweeking the origin again for the relaunch. Secret Origin, Man of Steel and Birthright have been tossed apparently.
11:32AM on 08/24/2011
Costumes look great. Mo-cap dude I would bet money isnt Zod. Wouldnt be Doomsday either as Dooms would bitch slap Zod as quickly as it would Supes.
Costumes look great. Mo-cap dude I would bet money isnt Zod. Wouldnt be Doomsday either as Dooms would bitch slap Zod as quickly as it would Supes.
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11:31AM on 08/24/2011
Both their costumes are fantastic. I wasn't sure at first but judging by how ripped Cavill is, and Snyder's brawler comment - I'm getting really excited about this.
Both their costumes are fantastic. I wasn't sure at first but judging by how ripped Cavill is, and Snyder's brawler comment - I'm getting really excited about this.
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11:23AM on 08/24/2011
damn, supes is yoaked. no photshop there. Why would they need to mocap Zod? I pray for it to be Doomsday but I have a feeling it's just Zod's pet monster from the phantom zone.
damn, supes is yoaked. no photshop there. Why would they need to mocap Zod? I pray for it to be Doomsday but I have a feeling it's just Zod's pet monster from the phantom zone.
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10:51AM on 08/24/2011
I hope they make Faora shine! She looks pretty good, and hopefully get a good look at her costume. I wonder if they're making Zod a huge son-of-a-bitch, you know, to make him more of a challenge to Superman. Whatever it is, hope it will look good. Zack Snyder is good with visuals.
I hope they make Faora shine! She looks pretty good, and hopefully get a good look at her costume. I wonder if they're making Zod a huge son-of-a-bitch, you know, to make him more of a challenge to Superman. Whatever it is, hope it will look good. Zack Snyder is good with visuals.
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10:36AM on 08/24/2011
That costume looks fantastic! Loving it!
That costume looks fantastic! Loving it!
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10:04AM on 08/24/2011

now hear me out

normally i enjoy watching a comic book movies journey from conception to delivery every choice an actor, director make, engages me and makes me often excited, except for this and the dark knight rises, now i'll save my word hate on the dark knight rises and focus on the movie at hand. first of all the whole idea of lets make this darker and grittier always bugged the hell outta me, because they can do that in the story but style wise the tone has really lost its flair, i mean the darker the
normally i enjoy watching a comic book movies journey from conception to delivery every choice an actor, director make, engages me and makes me often excited, except for this and the dark knight rises, now i'll save my word hate on the dark knight rises and focus on the movie at hand. first of all the whole idea of lets make this darker and grittier always bugged the hell outta me, because they can do that in the story but style wise the tone has really lost its flair, i mean the darker the suit the more the character is not a beacon of hope, i man who despite his background we can all aspire to be. no everytime it gets darker the character to me gets even more cynical and darker, and its apparent. the costume is meant to inspire the people to look amazing in the sunlight to beam of our hero this and the one from singers version miss that. and to top it all off and don't think i'm racist as happens they changed perry white without ever casting him correctly i'm not saying he can't be black but lets see if we can find an actor who is the role from the comics like JK simmons was for spiderman, Fishburne is an amazing actor i have no doubt he'll crush it however we do not need a huge name like lawrence fishburne as perry white, thats like having caine as alfred the character is crushed by the celebrity of an actor, i mean i love diane keaton and kevin kostner as the mom and pa, because we know that they are not gonna play huge roles.
maybe its the fan boy in me, but seriously i think nolan as good as he is has done something to comics that has ruined things. the quality of film don't get me wrong is awesome he creates amazing characters and moderately good stories, but he has yet to make a real batman film, and this new one looks like earth prime superman which to be honest wasn't a great read. still trying to stay excited but its dwindling they really shoulda hired the watchowski brothers they already did the perfect superman movie, sure it was called the matrix revolutions but that end battle was a perfect zod and superman fight. if snyder does not deliver a fight that epic i will be very annoyed,
also i know i will get crap but lex better make an appearance in this movie. I know, I know lex again however lex is a person who often sets the ball in motion for superman, he is as part of a superman story as superman to not have him at least appear would hurt the film. they are the opposite side of the coin, and lex's reaction to zod and all of it is as important as kal-el's sadly as i say all this i knwo i will still be there watching because regardless of how bad a comic book movie looks i still love to watch them and see the new take on a classic hero. hopefully snyder does not disappoint.
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10:29AM on 08/24/2011
You are right man. You seem like you actually know about Superman and the mythology. Your only weakness is thinking that you can change the minds of these people. I have been fighting this since Batman Begins. The Nolan films are good, but they are NOT Batman. Same goes for Superman. I’m sure it will be good, but its not Superman. He needs to be a shining light to lead the way for humanity. Not wearing dark colors and being ashamed of who he is.
We need the audience to get on board, but they
You are right man. You seem like you actually know about Superman and the mythology. Your only weakness is thinking that you can change the minds of these people. I have been fighting this since Batman Begins. The Nolan films are good, but they are NOT Batman. Same goes for Superman. I’m sure it will be good, but its not Superman. He needs to be a shining light to lead the way for humanity. Not wearing dark colors and being ashamed of who he is.
We need the audience to get on board, but they wont. They have been geeks so long that now that superheroes are big business, they feel less like outcasts. But in order to maintain that they have to agree to like darker and grittier film versions to make it seem cooler to them. Anyone who admits they want a colorful Superman movie gets the “L” on their forehead, even though that’s what Superman is.
Somewhere along the line, doing the right thing became linked with being a loser. And that is reflected in these darker films.
I totally agree with you and it seems like you and I would get along great!
10:44AM on 08/24/2011
Blimey...nerd alert!
Blimey...nerd alert!
10:54AM on 08/24/2011
Yup!
And Im married too!
Yup!
And Im married too!
11:05AM on 08/24/2011
thanks j man good to know there are some real fans out there. as for the nerd aleart. i resent that i'm a geek. and am proud to be one. oh j man i'm on face book under the name frank dion.
thanks j man good to know there are some real fans out there. as for the nerd aleart. i resent that i'm a geek. and am proud to be one. oh j man i'm on face book under the name frank dion.
11:22AM on 08/24/2011
If Lex ever shows up again with his bullshit world domination plots, I'm gonna beat my head against a wall.
If Lex ever shows up again with his bullshit world domination plots, I'm gonna beat my head against a wall.
11:27AM on 08/24/2011
I paid to see that. To Falock - Im Jasonargo77 on face book, but i check it once a year or something. But ill look you up.
I paid to see that. To Falock - Im Jasonargo77 on face book, but i check it once a year or something. But ill look you up.
11:30AM on 08/24/2011
EP i agree, lex's main problem is always worrying about real estate hsi plan should be about destroying superman or at lewast something new in this film. and i wan't too actors for the role daniel day lewis, or terry o quinn from lost. as for j man forgot to mention my profile is a pic with fd on it. either way here's hoping that lex shows up
EP i agree, lex's main problem is always worrying about real estate hsi plan should be about destroying superman or at lewast something new in this film. and i wan't too actors for the role daniel day lewis, or terry o quinn from lost. as for j man forgot to mention my profile is a pic with fd on it. either way here's hoping that lex shows up
9:39AM on 08/24/2011

Can't wait for Superman to kick ass!

Everything so far looks really promising. Suit looks great and I can't wait to see him fly and fight against Zod and Faora.
Everything so far looks really promising. Suit looks great and I can't wait to see him fly and fight against Zod and Faora.
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9:13AM on 08/24/2011

Antje Traue

I'm really looking forward to seeing her in this. I thought she was one of the best parts of Pandorum and I'm just glad she's picked up something of note rather than fading into further obscurity.
I'm really looking forward to seeing her in this. I thought she was one of the best parts of Pandorum and I'm just glad she's picked up something of note rather than fading into further obscurity.
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8:16AM on 08/24/2011
looks like the costume revamp they did for the comics
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looks like the costume revamp they did for the comics
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9:31AM on 08/24/2011
Yup, I think they knew they were doing that. I dont see the point in removing the undies, but whatever, if DC is doing it as the official costume, then i guess we have to have it.
Yup, I think they knew they were doing that. I dont see the point in removing the undies, but whatever, if DC is doing it as the official costume, then i guess we have to have it.
8:07AM on 08/24/2011

Looking really good...

Finally looking like a Superman movie with balls. Really digging the new Supes costume
Finally looking like a Superman movie with balls. Really digging the new Supes costume
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8:05AM on 08/24/2011
This Superman movie is far from what I wanted out of a Superman movie it appears, but with Zack Snyder at the helm, I know I'm going to get a sweet movie. I just feel like no one really understands what a Superman movie needs to be...
This Superman movie is far from what I wanted out of a Superman movie it appears, but with Zack Snyder at the helm, I know I'm going to get a sweet movie. I just feel like no one really understands what a Superman movie needs to be...
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9:29AM on 08/24/2011
You are correct. They dont know what to do. Not like this is a hard topic or anything.
But i do think Zack will provide a good movie. Remember too that this costume is the NEW 52 revamp DC costume. Nothing we can do about it.
You are correct. They dont know what to do. Not like this is a hard topic or anything.
But i do think Zack will provide a good movie. Remember too that this costume is the NEW 52 revamp DC costume. Nothing we can do about it.
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8:04AM on 08/24/2011
notice too, it appears Supes i looking 'up' at the motion capture guy....tall bad guy??
notice too, it appears Supes i looking 'up' at the motion capture guy....tall bad guy??
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12:10PM on 08/24/2011
Your spot on! They guy has a motion capture point attached to the end of a stick which in turn is attached to his head adding about 3 foot to his hight.
Your spot on! They guy has a motion capture point attached to the end of a stick which in turn is attached to his head adding about 3 foot to his hight.
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