The designer revealed that in Superman: Man of Steel, we will get an extensive "neo-medieval" backstory on Kal-El's home planet of Krypton, and mentioned that everyone on the planet wears a suit much like the one we've already seen. The film will also delve into the mythology behind the iconic S that Superman wears on the front of his costume.
"Wilkinson explained that since they created a 'neo-medieval' back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. 'Everyone on Krypton wears this suit,' he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up with the blue/gray color and chainmail look. 'It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world,' he added."
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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.