Justice League had the opportunity to show Henry Cavill’s Superman in a black suit but the scene never made it to the film. And the reason has been revealed now.
Justice League’s costume designer has explained the reason why the black suit was not used for the film. Many fans assumed that Superman will don the iconic black suit from the Death and Return of Superman arc but he ended up wearing the iconic red and blue suit.
in a new interview with Digital Spy, Justice League’s costume designer Michael Wilkinson explains why the black suit never made it to the film. He said:
The black suit is something that has fascinated us as filmmakers from the get-go. We saw a glimpse of it in the nightmare sequence from Man of Steel when Superman was wading through skulls, and also in the deleted scene from Justice League where you do see Clark walking through the spaceship and it’s teased in the background.
When we were prepping Justice League, at first it seemed that it might be a logical choice for the look of Superman when he’s resurrected. Zack is extremely respectful and passionate about the depiction of Superman in comic books and graphic novels, and traditionally when he is resurrected, he is in the black suit.
But as the tone of the film developed and we were in pre-production, the filmmakers felt that the classic red and blue suit seemed more appropriate to our story and our script. It seemed that a more positive, upbeat image of Superman was what was needed – the idea of hope and that the world could, in fact, be saved was important, so that’s the direction that we went.
Recently, footage of a deleted scene was released online which showed Henry Cavill’s Superman walking through the Kryptonian ship looking at the black suit. Most of the fans wanted the black suit for the film. Maybe we’ll get it someday.
Source: Digital Spy