– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disclaimer: This post contains mild spoilers for Justice League.

Last year, actor Henry Cavill made a splash online when he released a close-up shot of Superman’s suit. However, what was special about the shot was that it was monochrome in nature — either that or the suit itself was black and white.

So did this mean that Superman would come back to life wearing the black suit? It seemed to guarantee it. Fast-forward to the release of the actual film, and it’s nowhere to be seen.

About a week ago, we reported on a rumor from Mr. Sunday Movies, and in it, it was confirmed that the black suit was indeed a thing before studio meddling began. Of course, even Mr. Sunday Movies stated that, as with all rumors, it needed to be taken with a heaping grain of salt.

However, some recent statements from Justice League cinematographer Fabian Wagner seem to corroborate this rumor. Speaking with Inverse, Wagner confirmed that there was indeed a black suit, and said:

“There were [quite a few scenes shot]. It’s a cool looking costume. Sadly we didn’t see that either in the final cut. Zack takes his time with telling the stories and I’ve always liked that about his movies. There are a few scenes that I was very much looking forward to seeing which unfortunately got cut.”

Indeed, Justice League is turning into one of those films where it’s clear we’ll never really be getting the vision that the director set out to execute. Though while it’d be easy to assume it got changed for the worse, for all we know, it could have very well resulted in a cleaner movie.

We’ll never know.

Would you have wanted to see the black suit in action? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Inverse

  • Barry Meltfarb

    That’s what the movie needed…slowing down the momentum to explain why he has new suit, only to go back to the old one anyway. Would’ve saved the narrative.

  • Victor Roa

    the problem with persistent begging for Snyder cut is that it’d be WB would so to their investors hey don’t know what they are going and are blowing more money. They want more a telecom merger then they want to let people know there’s a black suit in the film.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Didn’t everybody complain about the movie being too dark? Who was asking for a black suit. I thought we wanted him to come back as CGI Christopher Reeves.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.