The time has come for the Man of Steel to take flight again on the TV screen. Superman, played by Tyler Hoechlin, and Lois Lane, played by Elizabeth Tulloch, are ready to take on a new Earth and all the excitement that surrounds it in Superman & Lois.
Now with the official release date of their new show set to premiere on February 23rd, 2021. First look has been released by the CW with their press release on the upcoming pilot season. The image of Hoechlin shows him in the new Superman suit, which has taken a page from the new 52 comic series by DC Comics.
Unpacking Superman And His Super Suit
The suit seems no different from the suit used by Henry Cavill during his time, but there are some details that stand out. For example, we see that compared to the suit worn during his introduction on sister show “Supergirl” the buckles that have connected to the S emblem have been taken away and we see the symbol stand out more on the chest and the belt buckle red with a gold middle. It looks like we won’t be seeing any red underwear for a while with live action versions of the Kryptonian. For more on the suit, check out the press release of Superman & Lois.
Tyler Hoechlin who plays Superman and Clark Kent said:
“I find that the new suit is representative of the show. 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 feel 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 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 new Superman suit, designed by Laura Jean Shannon and built by her L.A.–based Supersuits team in conjunction with Creative Character Engineering, has a classic, timeless vibe that both 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.
“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.”
It looks like CW and DC is going to make the kryptonian boy scout look quite fetching and ready to defend the world from the likes of evil. What do you think of this new suit? Will you be watching Superman & Lois? make sure your press passes are kept to date with The Illuminerdi for more DCTV news and features.