After our first look of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Synder’s forthcoming Man of Steel and a tantalising glimpse of Michael Shannon in the role of General Zod, we now get to check out what Kal-El’s Kryptonian father Jor-El will look like in the film, courtesy of Russell Crowe taking a cigarette break.

Assuming that Jor-El won’t have a pack-a-day habit in the film, Crowe’s costume marks a significant departure from the Kryptonian design ethic cinema goers are familiar with from 1978’s Superman: The Movie. In place of the clean, simple clothing worn by Marlon Brando’s Jor-El in Richard Donner’s film, Crowe’s costume shows a dark, heavily textured look that appears more like a suit of armour.

Closer inspection suggests some commonality with Cavill’s costume, however; the burgundy cape is the most obvious nod to Superman’s iconic attire, while Crowe also appears to be wearing a form-fitting blue layer beneath his robes that is very much like what we’ve seen of the new super-suit. And, of course, a variation of the familiar ‘S’ shield is present in the centre of his chest

It’s certainly a different look for the character, but one that seems fitting for Synder’s re-imagining of the Superman universe.

(via Mail Online)