It’s a bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! America’s classic symbol of hope has been around since 1938. That is eighty-two years of creative teams putting their own spin on Clark Kent. But how many variations of the Superman costume can there really be? Well, apparently a lot as the DC character has been featured in every form of media.
Tyler Hoechlin has played Clark Kent/Superman since 2006 in The CW’s Arrowverse. Now this coming February, get ready for a new series with the Man of Steel called, Superman & Lois. In this series, we are going to find Lois, played by Elizabeth Tulloch, juggling parenthood, jobs, and saving the world. Ahead of its release, The CW and Warner Bros. Television has released the first look at the new Superman suit. You can check it out below!
The new super suit was designed by Laura Jean Shannon. It was built by her Los Angeles-based super suits team. This in conjunction with Creative Character. Instead of my odd description, let’s let Shannon take this one.
“We got Superman into some custom athletic-inspired Super-Boots as a ‘jumping-off point’ and focused on a new neckline and cape to maximize the billowing and movement we all love to see in the books and films that have defined this character for generations. A streamlined muscle structure and updated paint job combined with some dynamic design lines and a sculpted armored belt all took his established custom fabric into a new direction to solidify the new look for Superman in Superman & Lois”, described Shannon.
Hoechlin also commented about his new supersuit. “I find that the new suit is representative of the show. Just as this suit is unique and set apart from the ones that preceded it, the story we’re telling about Clark/Superman at this point in his life is unique and something we’ve never seen before. I appreciate the opportunity to wear the suit and the responsibility that comes with it. But it’s always interesting when I’m asked how I feel about “my new suit,” because I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me; it belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in that suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be the one wearing it.
“I come from the world of baseball and a line of coaches that always preached that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. Because when you wear that jersey, it represents not only you, but your entire team, and everyone that has ever worn that jersey that came before you. So when I wear the suit, that’s what it means to me. It represents everything that Superman stands for and has stood for, for almost a century now. And I look forward to carrying on that tradition.” Continued Hoechlin
He looks a litle bigger than what we have seen in past. I look forward to seeing what he is going to look like on this series. While he has not been my favorite hero in the Arrowverse, this series is going to give us the opportunity to learn more about this version of the character. What do you think of this new super suit? Let us know in the comment section below!
The CW’s Superman & Lois will premiere on the network Tuesday, Feburary 23rd at 9/8c.
Source: Warner Bros. & The CW.