I’m gonna go ahead and issue a quick SPOILER ALERT for those of you out there who haven’t seen Batman v Superman yet, since this entire post basically revolves around one of the key moments near the end of the film when (final warning) Superman is killed during the final battle with Doomsday, thanks to the Kryptonian monster plunging one of his spikes deep into the Man of Steel, leaving a gaping wound in the hero’s chest.
However, the final shot of the film was basically a confirmation of the character’s eventual return in the next installment, when the dirt above his casket began to rise and a faint heartbeat could be heard. Thanks to a new photo from Henry Cavill as well, it looks like the character’s resurrection will be borrowing elements and a certain look from one of the more well-known Superman comic book storylines.
The photo comes from Cavill’s Instagram page, which gives fans their first, tiny look at the character’s black costume in the movie, which looks to have the same design as before, only this time all black with what we can imagine is going to be a silver S on its chest.
This is obviously a pull from The Death and Return of Superman from the comics, when Superman’s body was being slowly regenerated in the Fortress of Solitude in a chamber, and the suit was something being kept on him during the resurrection process. Whether or not the Justice League film uses those same elements from the comic to bring the Man of Steel back will have to wait to be seen, or if it’ll just be borrowing the same visuals and look from the comic book.
Considering Superman’s role in the DCEU is the thing that I’m most worried about right now, after Zack Snyder and co. have demonstrated a severe lack of understanding towards this character in the past, I’m just going to sit here and hope that whatever it is they end up doing moving forwards with him, it’s something that feels more true to the character himself. Fingers crossed.
Justice League is set to hit theatres on November 17th, 2017.
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