Much has been made about Superman’s role in Justice League. Given that he died at the end of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, perhaps the biggest thing people are wondering about is how exactly he’ll be resurrected. While that’s something we probably won’t find out until the film actually hits theaters, there are a few things about the character that have been heavily rumored throughout production. One of which is the fact that he’ll be donning his famous black suit at some point.
First teased by Henry Cavill last year, fans of the comics will know that the Man of Steel originally wore the costume back in “The Death of Superman.” In that arc, he was killed by Doomsday and upon his revival, he sported the black suit with a longer hairstyle. From what we’ve heard so far, it sounds like Justice League might be taking some inspiration from the famous storyline and that includes having the hero wear the alternate threads. Though again, that has in no way been confirmed just yet.
However, it is looking more and more likely and the latest piece of evidence that’s surfaced is a photo of some merchandise for the film. Specifically, action figures of each of the heroes. As you can see down below, there are several different toys pictured here, the most notable of which is Superman in his black suit. It’s worth mentioning, though, that he doesn’t have the long hair or beard, which is a bit odd.
Now, before we start jumping to conclusions, it’s important to note that there’ve been many instances in the past where merchandise for movies has been way off base. But there’s also been a number of occasions where significant plot details have been spoiled thanks to leaks like these. As always, we’ll leave it to you to decide whether this is worth reading into.
Regardless, we’ll find out soon enough if the Man of Steel will be getting a costume change, as Justice League zooms into theaters on November 17th. Further down the pipeline, Warner Bros. has also reserved space on its slate for Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2 and Shazam, the latter of which is eyeing a production start in early 2018. Word is that an April 2019 release is on the cards, but one way or another, there’s no place for Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.