SUPERMAN & LOIS: For a character who moves faster than a speeding bullet, it sure took long enough for this new costume reveal. So goodbye weird cape buckles, it was well worth the wait…
I LOVE IT! And so does Clark/Superman Tyler Hoechlin. Here’s what he had to say about Superman’s new duds.
“I find that the new suit is representative of the show,” said Hoechlin in a statement. “Just as this suit is unique and set apart from the ones that preceded it, the story we’re telling about Clark/Superman at this point in his life is unique and something we’ve never seen before. I appreciate the opportunity to wear the suit and the responsibility that comes with it.”
“I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me,” added Hoechlin. “It belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in that suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be the one wearing it. I come from the world of baseball and a line of coaches that always preached that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. Because when you wear that jersey, it represents not only you, but your entire team, and everyone that has ever worn that jersey that came before you. So when I wear the suit, that’s what it means to me. It represents everything that Superman stands for and has stood for, for almost a century now. And I look forward to carrying on that tradition.”
The suit was designed by Laura Jean Shannon.
And according to Shannon, “we got Superman into some custom athletic inspired Super-Boots as a ‘jumping off point’ and focused on a new neckline and cape to maximize the billowing and movement we all love to see in the books and films that have defined this character for generations. A streamlined muscle structure and updated paint job combined with some dynamic design lines and a sculpted armored belt all took his established custom fabric into a new direction to solidify the new look for Superman in Superman and Lois.”