Earlier today, The CW graced us with our first official glimpse at Brandon Routh’s Kingdom Come-inspired Superman getup for Crisis on Infinite Earths. As with any comic adaptation, bringing the suit to life required an all-star team of capable designers. Now, Routh himself has given a shout-out to this team in a new Instagram post that shows his character in a new light. You can check it out for yourself below.
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“… I’m always around.” #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #Superman @thecw @warnerbrostv @dccomics An amazing team put this together! Thank you to @vaxcodsng for leading the charge & design, Rory (and team) at #HargateCostumes & Jose (and team) @ironhead_studio for building the suit, Mauricio @westerncostumecompany for the boots, @redheadtattoos for the hair, #AmandaMcGowan & @tiarae9 for makeup, @thealexrossart for the artistic inspiration, and lastly @marcguggenheim for being crazy enough to pull this all together.
The first shot of Routh in costume featured a more colorful backdrop and showed him striking Superman’s most famous pose. However, this new image casts him in a darker aura. It also shows Routh with his hands clasped in front of him, mirroring the older Man of Steel’s appearance on the cover of Justice Society of America #10 in 2007. In his caption, Routh gave props to the various crew members who guided the design process from concept to construction. Additionally, he thanked Kingdom Come artist Alex Ross, without whom the outfit wouldn’t exist in the first place.
It’s also worth noting that Routh’s caption features the line, “I’m always around,” arguably his most famous Superman Returns soundbite. This suggests that his appearance as Superman in Crisis will serve as a sequel of sorts to that film. Of course, we won’t know for sure until the crossover kicks off in December.
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