Justice League DOP on Black-Suited Superman Scenes!

No Comments
Justice League director-of-photography confirms that scenes featuring Superman in black suit were actually shot!

Over the past few weeks, arguments about how much of Zack Snyder’s influence remains in Justice League have flooded the internet. Most recently, the movie's director of photography shared some new info that’s likely to add some fuel to those conversations.

After Doomsday killed Superman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, many speculated that upon his return, the superhero would sport a black suit similar to the one he wore in comic books. Also, Henry Cavill, who portrays the character in the apparently endangered DC Extended Universe, teased the costume during principle filming.

But now, the movie’s been in theaters for some time, and even fans who haven't seen it yet are aware that Superman’s black suit is nowhere to be seen. But that doesn't mean that Cavill conned the fans.

DOP Fabian Wagner confirmed that Snyder had shot some scenes that featured the superhero in the black suit. It’s not clear whether the scenes were left on the cutting room floor as a result of Joss Whedon's take-over as director or Kevin Tsujihara's two-hour runtime mandate. As part of an email interview, the cinematographer told Inverse:

There were [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.

Those who haven’t seen the latest DC superhero extravaganza should know that a number of scenes that showed up in the trailers were also scrapped. In one of them, Alfred Pennyworth remarks to an unnamed character, "He said you'd come. Let's hope you're not too late."

Wagner didn't divulge who Jeremy Irons' character was speaking to, but he shared that it was "a great scene to shoot", and one of his "favorites".

UPDATE: TheWrap’s Umberto Gonzalez recently tweeted that the Man of Steel was never intended to wear the black suit. Rather, it was meant to be an Easter Egg:

What are your thoughts on the scrapped scenes with Superman and the black suit? Share via comments, and stay tuned for the latest updates!

Previous Post
Ben Affleck and Will Beal's Justice League Script Surfaces Online!
Next Post
Jon Hamm Reportedly "Gunning Hard" for Batman Role!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services