In a recent article with The New York Post, director Zack Snyder discussed some information regarding the highly anticipated Man of Steel. Snyder covers why he and the producers decided to redesign the Superman suit. In addition, he revealed how Henry Cavill might fit into a larger Justice League universe and shared info on what role Christopher Nolan played to shape the film.
Here is what he had to say about the iconic costume:
"The costume was a big deal for me, and we played around for a long time. I tried like crazy to keep the red briefs on him. Everyone else said, ‘You can't have the briefs on him.' I looked at probably 1,500 versions of the costumes with the briefs on. If you look at the costume, it's very modern, but the relationship to the original costume is strong. You come onto a project like this, and you hear about modernization and you hear about bringing things forward to today, and all you can do is hope that it's going to look cool and different from anything you've seen before."
Snyder then mentions how Man of Steel could lead to more films, and perhaps even serve as the foundation for the linked universe with the impending Justice League:
"We approach the film as a single endeavor. There are a lot of gears that have to turn in the world of commerce and the world of the mythology we create to facilitate more adventures for this character. We'll see what happens... I don't know how ‘Justice League' is going to be handled. Honestly, I don't. But ‘The Man of Steel' exists, and Superman is in it. I don't know how you'd move forward without acknowledging that."
Finally, Snyder talks a bit about Supermans legacy and reveals how the film was shaped by the influence of producer Christopher Nolan:
"We tried to approach this as though there's never been a Superman movie before, but at the same time respecting the canon and mythology. There are the pillars that you have to respect, and I'm not about to break them. But it is fun for me to bend them and mess with them. There's a logic and concreteness that has to exist with Chris. You can't just do stuff because it's cool. He demands that there be story and character behind all of it, which I'm a big fan of."