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The General Zod costume worn by Terence Stamp in Superman and Superman II could not have been more simple. Basically a black bathrobe with touches of red and pleather, they didn't try and do too much, instead relying on Stamp's creepy eyes to do all the work. Now new photos from the set of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel have arrived online and show that Zod's costume this time around will be the complete opposite of simple.
Posted to the Superman: Man of Steel (2013) Facebook Page, two new images have revealed star Michael Shannon, who will be playing the new version of Zod, wearing a motion capture suit on the Kent Farm set. Unless this is simply a one time occurence, this means that we won't be able to get a real look at Zod until Warner Bros. releases an official still. The move is rather surprising given the amount of flack this summer's Green Lantern was given for its CGI suit, but considering that Zod won't be getting nearly the same level of screen time as the hero, they probably think they can get away with it.
Additionally, SuperHeroHype has posted a series of photos featuring Superman himself, Henry Cavill. The shots only show the superhero from the back, meaning that we still don't have an answer on no-red-shorts-gate, but the shots do reveal two things: 1) there is no "S" symbol on the cape and 2) it's not nearly as long as the first official still makes it look.
Check out the images below and be sure to head over to both the Facebook page and SuperheroHype for more images from the set.