'Man of Steel' Actor Reveals New Details About Superman's Suit

In related news, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced a special advanced screening of Zack Snyder's superhero reboot on Wednesday, June 12th.

Man of Steel actor Mackenzie Gray teases Superman suit details
Man of Steel actor Mackenzie Gray teases Superman suit details
Canadian actor Mackenzie Gray (Stargate: Infinity, Smallville) recently spoke about his top-secret role in director Zack Snyder's superhero reboot Man of Steel. Although the actor could not say who exactly he is playing, he did reveal details about Henry Cavill's three-layer Superman suit.

"Oh yeah, amount of detail on Superman is unbelievable. Superman's costume, is a three-layer costume; there's a body-skin layer and then there's a muscle layer that was molded to Henry's muscles - it's a silver, metallic rubber - and then over that is a mesh skin so whenever he turns into light it looks like he's made of steel. It's just incredible, the design of the film is fantastic. All the concepts and the designs is just remarkable and they didn't have to build fake muscles for Henry because he's really built."

He also spoke about the film's 'hyper-realistic' tone.

"I wouldn't say it's darker but more hyper-realistic. Maybe it's got a bit of a darker tone; it's not as comical, there's no comical villains or anything like that. It's a very realistic film, but with all the magic of Superman. For example, when he's flying you'll really believe that he's flying and it's really great how they did that. I really think that Man of Steel is a different take and it's not going to be cartoonish. Zack Snyder has done such an amazing job with the film."

It should be noted that Mackenzie Gray played Dr. Alistair Craig in the final season of Smallville. Since the actor's role is being kept top secret, do you think he may be reprising that Smallville role for Man of Steel? We'll find out for sure when the movie opens in theaters nationwide June 14.

In related news, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced today that they are hosting an advanced screening of Man of Steel on Wednesday, June 12, two days before the big-screen adventure opens in theaters nationwide. Here are the relevant details from the festival's press release.

"Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced a special pre-Festival screening of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' Man of Steel on June 12. Starting May 10, Festival pass holders will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to this screening ahead of the general public on-sale via the Festival website.

The special pre-Festival screening of director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' takes place June 12 at 7:30 pm and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. In the film, a young boy learns he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Warner Bros. will release the film on June 14.

Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com."

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



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  1. Warner Brown

    This is going to be a definitive Superman film. I like how they are taking some inspiration too from the John Bryne comics of the 80s, and making Superman more Badass. Though Reeves will always be in my heart, since I was 3 years old. Join our great MOS community on FB. almost a thousand members, all excited for this one! www.facebook.co m/groups/manofsteelofficialcommunity/

    2 years agoby @Warner-BrownFlag

  2. Sean

    @BobbyS Yes, i know that the Justice League movie rests on the success of Man of Steel. I think that Man of Steel will certainly have the capability to do extremely well in the box office.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Mieko_Siede

    @bawnian-dexeus That's why to keep from completely dashing it, I had to look at it as an homage movie, nothing more. It didn't even leave the impression of being anything but that. From the opening theme to the iconic send off in the end when he flies out of orbit, it in most ways tried to replicate the original two films. It was the reason the Donner version of Superman II had to be released to DVD. Despite the rest of the cast having their own looks, they even made the mannerisms of Clark/Kal-El mirror the already strikingly similar looking actor's performance. I think that's the only way I can look at that movie and feel justified in having such a strong outlook toward it.

    2 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mieko-siede It has good to possibly great moments, but it was missing something for Kal-El to hit and a better villain

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Movie-Man Smith

    Movie looks good, real . . . good. Still on the fence about the costume. I've seen better fan mockup's on the web. If they had just done straight up Superman classic with today's look, I think most fans would be saying . . . "up, up and awwaayyy".

    2 years agoby @Movie-Man-SmithFlag

  6. Mieko_Siede

    @bawnian-dexeus Sorry about that, I know you were. I just get carried away sometimes. I guess it's got a lot to do with the fact that I failed to chime in before with the discussions people had about their disappointments with Superman Returns and how it's practically been written off. But I do know what you were referring to. I can honestly say, I was close to that feeling as well with the anticipation of it. But this time I can truly say those feelings are once again captured.

    2 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mieko-siede Well, I was referring to the anticipation feelings and being a kid again, bur yeah, good points

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. Mieko_Siede

    @bawnian-dexeus To be honest with you, I didn't hate Superman Returns. I actually liked it for its nostalgic value. Routh looked so much like Christopher Reeve it was uncanny. It had a lot of beautiful imagery. It had scenes worthy of iconic stills from the pages of old comics. It was a more modern and contemporary take on the Donner classic. I didn't expect a lot to happen within the film though its timing with the proper resources should have given us a lot more. I hated the look of the costume. The fabric of the cape made it look plastic. The material the jumpsuit was made of elongated his torso too much. The S was too small. In close up shots you could see a bunch of tiny S patterns within it. The trunks were too tiny. There were still moments when he wasn't in action and it looked ridiculous.

    And yet, for what it was worth, I felt like there were some pretty strong points. He dealt with the laws of physics. He wasn't able to just snatch the plane out of air he had to maneuver it and try to position himself before he finally forced his own momentum against it. That was my favorite part of the movie actually. I like that we got a glimpse into the emotions of Superman with his yearning for Lois and not being able to have her having lost that connection. I like that this Superman didn't cower when he realized he was standing on an island made of Kryptonite. He continued to try to fight though he was at his weakest. Thinking he was going to die himself, he tried to launch Lex into space along with the island. I liked the plummet to earth and the feel that it could have been the end of him because Lois couldn't get all of the Kryptonite shard out of him. I had a few other points but, that just about covers it.

    Sure, the movie had a stupid plot. Sure, there was really no reason for him to go into space looking for Krypton knowing there was no chance. We didn't get the super-villain...that wasn't to be expected anyway. It felt more like an homage movie than a franchise builder. With as much wrong with it, there was just as much right for what it was worth.

    2 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mieko-siede Like me with Superman Returns

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Superman81

    the color change might be why in some pictures the background of the S doesnt look yellow. I know on the new banner several people left remarks about how it wasnt yellow

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  11. Mieko_Siede

    I think I agree with a few of the comments below in that I too am looking forward to this more than I can remember ever anticipating a comic book/superhero movie before. I mean this goes all the way back to 1988 when the very first Batman movie came out starring Michael Keaton. That's the hype I feel. That's the excitement and anticipation I have for it. I'm almost a kid again as I eagerly await June 14th to arrive. Wow, it's incredible how that just occurred to me...I remember those exact feelings as they resurface as the date gets closer.

    2 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  12. bipolarmassive

    Yeah, I have one just like it at home...

    2 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  13. BobbyS

    @sean I might be on the same boat simply because the Justice League movie rests on the success of MoS

    2 years agoby @BobbySFlag

  14. CUPID

    Cant wait!

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  15. Trangalanga10

    Best movie of the year

    2 years agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  16. Jacob Fredrick

    as much as i loved ironman 3 this film had me more hyped than any super hero film in quite some time

    2 years agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  17. isaac phillips

    I believe Mackenzie Gray will be playing a stand-in for Lex Luthor. He played one in Smallville too.

    2 years agoby @isaac-phillips-83608346Flag

  18. Sean

    @supermanvenom I'm more excited about this movie, then i ever was for all the Nolan/Batman movies.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. supermanvenom

    I can't wait for this movie. I'd say im more excited about this then i was about dark knight rises

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag