The CW has thrown us a bone and dropped the first image of the new costume that Tyler Hoechlin‘s is going to be rocking in their upcoming series Superman & Lois.
This new image was dropped earlier today on Twitter, but we first saw it earlier this year in the form of concept art when the series’ executive producer, Todd Helbing, produced it at a panel at DC Fandome: Enter the Multiverse.
This new costume’s most prominent feature is the cape that is now being attached directly to the collar of the tunic, much in the same way that Brandon Routh wore it in Superman Returns. Also very noticeable is the suit’s texture which harkens back to Henry Cavill‘s costume from Man of Steel.
“I find that the new suit is representative of the show,” Tyler Hoechlin commented. “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. But it’s always interesting when I’m asked how I fell about “my new suit,” because I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me; it belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in the suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be wearing it.” Hoechlin went on to add, “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 that 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 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.”
Hoechlin’s new Super-togs were designed and created by Laura Jean Shannon and her team. Shannon likes to think that this new version of the hero’s classic costume “harkens back to the Superman we all grew up with while grounding him and elevating the suit in a modern arena with updated techniques and applications.”
Shannon went on to say, “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 & Lois.”
Superman & Lois debuts on The CW on Tuesday, February, 23, 2021 and will focus on Clark Kent not as the investigative reporter, but as a grounded husband and father.
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