Henry Cavill Teases Superman's Black Costume

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If you haven't seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet, I'm about to spoil a key moment in it. At the end of the film, while the Trinity are struggling in their battle with Doomsday, Superman scoops up the Kryptonite-spear, flies toward the monstrous beast, and stabs it through the chest. It's a fatal wound, but before it dies, Doomsday rips off one of its own spikes and impales the Man of Steel, killing him as well. However, in the film's final moments, at Superman's Smallville funeral, we see the dirt on his casket rise and hear a faint heartbeat, insinuating that Superman isn't dead or won't stay that way for long.

Of course, as we already knew, Superman will appear in the Justice League movie. We just don't know how his resurrection will play out. Though, we now may have a clue.

Today, Henry Cavill, the actor who portrays Superman, posted a new image on Instagram that shows a close-up view of his costume, but this time, it is black!

This could suggest that his resurrection is influenced by the The Death and Return of Superman story arc (1992-1993). In that, when Superman was resurrected, he reappeared in a new black costume and with long hair.

In the story, he had been killed and his body was being slowly restored by a regeneration chamber stored in the Fortress of Solitude. The black suit was something the Fortress robots had put on him while he hibernated, recovered, and was ultimately resurrected.

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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The film is being directed by Zack Snyder, based on a screenplay by Chris Terrio. The cast features Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, and Amber Heard as Mera.

Justice League will open in theaters on November 17, 2017.