We were all pretty excited when the first set photos of Henry Cavill as Superman leaked out. It seemed that after years of binding and CGI smoothing, Superman was finally getting super where it counted.

However, over in Vegas, this year’s Licensing show has begun the steady drumbeat of publicity for the new Superman film, which is coming out next year. (Are you ready?) Some costumes from the film are on display, and it becomes clear that Superman’s attributes are structural rather than organic.


In other words, Superman is wearing a codpiece, a fashion item last in vogue in the 16th century, as frequently depicted by the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder.


More of the Superman costumes spectacle from the Licensing Show can be seen at Coming Soon.

The new Superman film is a reboot directed by Zack Snyder, who has definitely never been shy about showing male anatomy on film, as both 300 and WATCHMEN showed.


  1. Perhaps its that big to distract people from the ridiculousness of an obviously over designed concept costume and the 1974 set of drapes they are using for a cape.

    Why do I feel like this film is going to modest box office at best and set a truly great Superman film (and probably a Justice League film) back at least 6 or 7 years?

  2. >Why do I feel like this film is going to
    >modest box office at best and set a truly
    >great Superman film (and probably a Justice
    >League film) back at least 6 or 7 year

    Because it’s a Superman film?

  3. “Wouldnt it be nice if the early buzz(on the film) was about the script?”

    Have they leaked pictures of the script?