Why Superman’s Black Suit in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Is Important

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is refreshingly different from Joss Whedon’s 2017 film. It features deeper character development, a more cohesive storyline, and tons of fun Easter eggs.

One major change fans noticed was the Man of Steel’s new look. According to Zack Snyder, Superman’s black suit is important in understanding the superhero’s resurrection. 

Henry Cavill as Superman in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League'
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Superman’s black suit in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ represents his destiny

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Clark (Henry Cavill) is brought back to life by his superhero team and the Mother Box. After regaining his memories, he goes back to his ship and picks out a new all-black suit. 

Fans are used to seeing the Kryptonian in his traditional red and blue. So, when he flies in to save the day dressed in his sleek new get-up, many were curious about why. Well, as explained by Snyder, Superman’s black suit is a representation of his personal journey. 

“The black suit, you can say that in modern Krypton, when he left, everyone was wearing black suits,” he told I Minutemen. “So it is sort of linked to, in some ways, the old world. I think is a more direct relationship to his family.”

“In a lot of ways, the blue suit, to me, represents his kind of place on Earth,” he continued. “The blue suit is his suit of a hero, the suit of his destiny, whereas the black suit is more personal in a lot of ways, more about his family. One is outward, and one is inward.”

Zack Snyder had sequels to ‘Justice League’ in mind

Snyder’s original vision for Justice League included two sequels. In Justice League 2, he planned to kill Lois (Amy Adams) and have the superheroes go back in time to save her — a story set up through Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) dream in the final epilogue portion of Zack Snyder’s Justice League

According to the director, the second film would have featured a great war between Darkseid and the Justice League. “The final movie has Aquaman leading the forces of Atlantis, Diana leading forces of Themyscira, and Superman and Flash leading the forces of [humans] against Darkseid in a giant war,” Snyder recently told Vanity Fair

He also planned a much longer story arc for Superman

Snyder’s plans for Justice League 3 are mind-blowing. When talking to Vanity Fair, the filmmaker revealed that Batman would have sacrificed himself — something The Joker (Jared Leto) taunted him about in the dream sequence. 

The world would be left with no Caped Crusader. That is until Clark and Lois’ son grows up to become the next Batman

“It was going to be Lois and Superman’s son,” Snyder explained. “He doesn’t have any powers, and then he was going to end up being the new Batman. Twenty years later, on the anniversary of [Batman’s] death, they take young Bruce Kent down to the Batcave and they say, ‘Your Uncle Bruce would’ve been proud if you did this.’”


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It doesn’t look like Warner Bros. has any plans to make these sequels. But Snyder remains hopeful. “I didn’t think I’d be here talking about [a new] Justice League,” he said. “So never say never.”

Ever since the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the fan-generated hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderVerse has been trending. It was the fans that made the Snyder Cut possible. So who knows, maybe we’ll get to see more of Superman’s black suit sometime in the future.