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Superman wearing black suit in comics

In the lead-up to Justice League, there was speculation aplenty of how Superman would be be resurrected, as the Man of Steel sacrificed his life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to defeat Doomsday. One of the more unique pieces of information to emerge was that when Superman was back among the living, he would be wearing a black suit, just like he did in the comics. Justice League has now come and gone, and the black suit wasn't anywhere to be seen. But Fabian Wagner, a cinematographer who worked on Justice League, has confirmed that Kal-El/Clark Kent did indeed wear a black suit in an earlier cut of the movie. Wagner said:

There were [scenes shot]. It's a cool looking costume. Sadly, we didn't see that either in the final cut.

Unfortunately, Fabian Wagner didn't provide any details to Inverse about how exactly Superman's black suit fit into Justice League's story. We can reasonably assume that he would have donned if shortly after returning to life, but officially speaking, we don't know if this was simply a temporary costume change or if it would have reflected him being briefly corrupted by Steppenwolf. In any case, by the time Justice League's theatrical cut was put together, the creative team decided it was no longer necessary to include these new duds. If we're lucky, maybe we'll receive an official look at this costume as a special feature on Justice League's home release, if not these cut scenes included as deleted material.

Warning: SPOILERS for Justice League are ahead!

Despite rarely being advertised as one of Justice League's leading heroes, most folks knew that Superman would be back in action during the movie. This was accomplished by bringing Superman's body back to the Kryptonian ship in Metropolis and using its technology with one of the Mother Boxes, he was successfully resurrected. However, he wasn't quite himself upon reawakening (to put it delicately), and he nearly tore the League apart until Batman brought Lois Lane to calm him down. One trip to the Smallville farm later, Superman was back to his normal self and flew off to aid Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg with defeating Steppenwolf. Rather than don a black suit for the job, he put on a shiner version of his traditional red, blue and yellow costume. Now that he's resumed his superhero duties, it's highly unlikely we'll see Superman shift to a black suit for Man of Steel 2 or wherever he next appears. As far as the DC Extended Universe canon goes, that particular fashion choice has been tossed aside.

Justice League is still playing, and to plan out your trips to the theater over the next year, look through the remainder of our 2017 premiere guide and all of our 2018 premiere guide.