The 'Justice League' Superman Is Literally Going as Dark as Possible

Henry Cavill teased a new look for Superman's suit Monday.

The 'Justice League' Superman Is Literally Going as Dark as Possible
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Zack Snyder's determination to bring the darkest possible iteration of the DC movie universe to the big screen has finally manifested itself in the most literal way we can imagine. Superman, that paragon of light, virtue, truth, and justice — the most open, and visible superhero — the one who works under, and is literally powered by, the revelatory light of Earth's yellow sun — will wear black. At least that's what we're led to believe by Henry Cavill's latest Instagram post, an image of a black textured section of the Superman suit hashtagged #Superman.

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While this development likely says more about Snyder's vision for the Man of Steel than it does about his adherence to source material, there is a very important precedent here. In the "Death of Superman" storyline from the '90s, when Superman finally comes back to life after being beaten to death by Doomsday, he's wearing long hair and a black suit. So expect to see Cavill's hair grown out, too. Here's a sample of the look:

The 'Justice League' Superman Is Literally Going as Dark as Possible
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