Is Henry Cavill just pulling our leg, or can we actually expect Superman to don a black suit in the upcoming Justice League film? The actor, who plays the superhero from Krypton, posted a close-up photo of his suit and it was black.
While this could very well be a simple reflection of Cavill's fondness for black and white photography, it could also hint at a link to a major DC Comics' storyline. In The Death And Return Of Superman comic, Kal-El died in a battle with Doomsday only to return dressed in a black suit with a metallic "S" logo.
In Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, we did see Superman die fighting Doomsday and the film ended with a hint at his return as pieces of dirt rose from his grave. As if that was not confirmation enough of his impending return, Cavill was signed on for the follow-up project and announced as a member of the Justice League cast.
Moreover, his trademark blue and red suit which was ruined with a big gaping hole right in the region of the torso, could very well explain the new duds.
Following the critical reviews that DC Extended Universe's last film Suicide Squad received (and before that Batman vs Superman), all eyes are now on Justice League which is expected to release on 17 November 2017. Will it convert the critics or simply offer the studio a chance at a hat-trick of lackluster films?
Earlier this month, Ezra Miller, who plays the Flash in the film, explained that all the negative reviews have fuelled the cast's commitment to the project and motivated them to create the best movie possible. "As artists, we aim to please absolutely everybody with our work, but we also know that we have to keep expressing ourselves as best as we can express ourselves," Miller told MTV.