'Zack Snyder's Justice League' Spoilers: How did Superman get his black suit in director's cut?
The 'fake death' of Lois Lane might have something to do with it
Leaked footage from 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' has confirmed that Superman (Henry Cavill) will align with the Darkseid in the movie, briefly, before joining the league. Discussions are raging about how he managed to get the black version of the Superman suit, which is one of the most notable highlights in the director's cut. There have been several theories doing the rounds. While some seem promising and possible, a majority of them come across as pure balderdash.
One theory by a Redditor, clubbed with Snyder's own thoughts on the suit, makes for a near-perfect storyline. u/WestsideInformer writes: "Superman's arc revolves around being torn between good and evil. Upon his resurrection, he fights the league and flies off before Lois' return."
It continues: "He encounters Steppenwolf at the Fortress of Solitude, where he is brainwashed into believing that Lois is dead; he leaves wearing the black suit. He helps Steppenwolf to destroy most of the Russian town, the setting for the third act battle before he has a dreamlike encounter with Jonathan Kent. He flies off to Wayne Manor where he meets Alfred and Lois, before returning for battle with The League."
Combine this proposed storyline with Snyder's comments. "It's interesting also, too, because like, you know, the black suit. Because you can say, in modern Krypton, when he left... everyone was wearing black suits, mostly, you know?" Snyder had said. "So it is sort of linked to... in some ways, to the old world. I think it's a more direct relationship to his family."
Snyder also added that, in his opinion, Superman's traditional red-and-blue suit represents the hero's place on Earth. "You know what I mean? Like... the blue suit his his 'Suit of a Hero,'" he continued. "The 'Suit of His Destiny.' Where like, the black suit is his more personal in a lot of ways." He explained the black suit "is more about his family."
Lois Lane was more than just Superman's love interest. They shared a connection that Snyder beautifully brought out in 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' With the reddit theory twisting facts and telling him Lois was dead, it is only fair that Superman flips and he blames Bruce Wayne for it, and hence the black suit. There is also the possibility that he may have changed the outfit to black to mourn her death as well.
Of course, much of this is pure speculation and only Snyder's four-hour feature will reveal the actual reason. The official synopsis reads: "Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat."
"Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions."
'Zack Snyder's Justice League' releases March 18, 2021, on HBO Max.