Most of Justice League’s official marketing has been geared towards League members recruited by Batman and Wonder Woman. As such, the Man of Steel has taken a backseat. Some fans are thrilled by the idea of not seeing Supes until November, while others are hoping for even the smallest of teases. For now, said teasing continues to come via Henry Cavill’s social media pages.
In celebration of Superman’s 79th anniversary, the actor posted a photo of himself in costume (from the thighs down), drinking coffee and showing off the hero’s boots.
Hi Everyone! I’ve been doing some Super Ruminations because this month is the 79th anniversary of Superman in Action Comics and thought it fitting to pass on this little fact. Who knew eh?? In January 1933, Jerry Siegel wrote a short story titled “The Reign of the Superman”, which was illustrated by his friend Joe Shuster and self-published in a science fiction magazine. It told the story of a bald villain with telepathic powers. Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper syndicates,Siegel re-conceived the “superman” character as a powerful hero, sent to our world from a more advanced society. He and Shuster developed the idea into a comic strip, which they pitched unsuccessfully. National Publications was looking for a hit to accompany their success with Detective Comics, and did not have time to solicit new material. Because of the tight deadline, editor Vin Sullivan was forced to make it out of inventory and stockpile pages. Sullivan asked former coworker Sheldon Mayer if he could help. Mayer found the rejected Superman comic strips, and Sullivan told Siegel and Shuster that if they could paste them into 13 comic book pages, he would buy them. #SuperRuminations #Superman #ActionComics
Included in the “Super Ruminations” post, Cavill offers a bit of insight concerning the character’s creation and history. Regardless of the general consensus surrounding Cavill’s portrayal, it’s always comforting to know that many of these actors bringing our favorite characters to life are just as invested in their stories as we are.
As for the photo itself, there isn’t much to gleam from it. The suit on display doesn’t seem to be any different from what Cavill donned in Batman v Superman. However, a change could still be on the horizon; we will just have to wait a while to see exactly what it entails.
What do you think the Man of Steel will wear once he returns — a black suit, a variation of his DCEU garb? Let us know in the comments below.
Justice League hits theaters this fall on November 17.