SUPERMAN: 6 Biggest New Reveals From Set As Shooting Continues In The DCU's Metropolis - SPOILERS

SUPERMAN: 6 Biggest New Reveals From Set As Shooting Continues In The DCU's Metropolis - SPOILERS

As production continues on Superman in Cleveland, Ohio, we've rounded up yet another wave of big reveals from the movie's set, including more characters we didn't expect to see in the upcoming reboot...

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By JoshWilding - Jul 10, 2024 12:07 PM EST
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Aside from a blurry shot of The Engineer from afar, cameras were rolling on Superman for a long time before filmmaker James Gunn's DCU reboot finally reached Cleveland, the city which will double for Metropolis. 

We've already brought you a couple of breakdowns which rounded up some of the biggest reveals from set. Now, we're back with another, and there's a lot to delve into here. 

David Corenswet has once again been spotted suited up as the Man of Steel, as have a number of other cast members in their respective superhero roles. Then, there's the addition of some unexpected animal characters, Superman in action, a charming "Clois" moment, and a big cameo with ties to Superman: The Movie.

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6. Corporate Superheroes


Mister Terrific (Edi Gathegi) was the first superhero spotted on Superman's set, though Green Lantern (Nathan Fillion) and Hawkgirl (Isabela Merced) have now also been photographed alongside the Man of Steel. 

What's surprising is that they're all wearing costumes bearing the LordTech logo, essentially confirming Maxwell Lord is funding his own corporate superhero team. Whether this explains what are ultimately some pretty underwhelming superhero suits is hard to say. 

We'd bet on Mister Terrific, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl being sent to recruit Superman, something he's unlikely to have much interest in.

5. Krypto


In another round of photos, we caught sight of Mister Terrific standing outside a pet shop (with a broken window) before he runs down the street with a box of dog treats, trying to convince an unseen pooch to follow him. 

Piecing together what was shown, it looks like the hero breaks Krypto - Superman's loyal canine companion - out of a pet store where he's presumably been trapped. 

We'd imagine Terrific needs him to track down Superman. Oh, and remember the bandage on the genius' bloodied foot? Well, all signs point to Krypto using his laser vision to burn a hole in Terrific's foot, likely because the hero does something to annoy him!

4. An Unexpected Member Of The Green Lantern Corps


You need only look at Gunn's work on Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad, and Peacemaker to see his preference for weird comic book characters (from Cosmo to Polka-Dot Man to Judomaster).

We shouldn't be surprised then that he's found a way to include Ch'p in Superman. 

In the comics, he's a squirrel-like alien recruited to the Green Lantern Corps and trained alongside Hal Jordan. He's accompanied Guy into battle several times and is seemingly tasked with protecting Sector 2814 alongside the human. A real squirrel was used on set for Corenswet to interact with, though we'd guess he'll be a CG character.

3. Superman Leaps Into Action; Metropolis In Crisis


It's always nice to see Superman being a hero and that's exactly what's been put front and centre in photos from the movie's set. 

He's been spotted leaping into action to save a falling civilian and protecting a young girl from an explosion by shielding her from a massive explosion. In recent years, it's become a rarity to see the Man of Steel portrayed like this on screen, with Zack Snyder preferring to take Supes down a much darker path.

Interestingly, some Metropolis citizens appear to fear Superman, perhaps because he's not one of the corporate superheroes given the thumbs up by the clearly very powerful Maxwell Lord.

2. Clois


There's been a lot of activity in and around Cleveland, with stunt performers often spotted before the actors themselves. 

In one such instance, we've seen doubles for Superman and Lois Lane flying through a "Metropolis" arcade, spinning slowly as they gaze romantically at each other. It's a fantastic video and one which feels like a classic Clois moment. 

Don't worry, though, as the Man of Tomorrow will also see some action. In another recent video, Superman can be seen flying an unknown foe through a baseball stadium, dragging their head into the floor as he goes. Well, unless it's the movie's villain - Ultraman/Bizarro - doing it to him, of course!

1. A Heartwarming Cameo


In what looks to be a touching moment for fans Christopher Reeve, Will Reeve, the son of the Superman: The Movie star, will make a cameo appearance in Gunn's reboot as a TV news reporter. 

He's an actor and producer who, in recent years, has served as a correspondent for ABC. The filmmaker was spotted embracing Reeve after these scenes were shot and we're sure his presence in Superman will be something many of you appreciate. 

Plus, given the influence Superman: The Movie has had on Gunn and other filmmakers, we're sure that won't be the only nod to the 1978 classic we get next summer.

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Origame - 7/10/2024, 12:10 PM

JustAWaffle - 7/10/2024, 12:16 PM
@Origame - yeah Clois is not a thing, and sounds borderline vulgar 😂
Lisa89 - 7/10/2024, 12:11 PM
You misspelled "clitoris", Josh.
Malatrova15 - 7/10/2024, 12:17 PM
@Lisa89 - ok pal . i don know why i need to remind you but Nate nake clear that any insult against Josh will not be tolerated .
First call buddy
Lisa89 - 7/10/2024, 1:43 PM
@Malatrollva - You insult Josh when you imply that is wasn’t a simple spelling error.
Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 12:15 PM
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No one is allowed to shit on the CW ever again.
theBlackSquare - 7/10/2024, 12:20 PM
@Doomsday8888 - because their final production frames look better than long distance set shots?
Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 12:25 PM
I'm aware of the magic of post-production but Gunn's shit always looks the same, case in point...his GotG V3 jackets.

But hey, who knows, maybe the costumes will really stop being CW-tier and actually become Hollywood-tier!
harryba11zack - 7/10/2024, 12:36 PM
@Doomsday8888 - or what?
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 12:41 PM
@Doomsday8888 - the CW & snyderverse sucked.

Thank goodness Gunn is rebooting DC and getting the characters and their costumes (both the colors and parts) right
Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 12:42 PM
If you trash the CW costumes then proceed to praise Gunn's costume then you're full of shit and a hypocrite.
harryba11zack - 7/10/2024, 12:48 PM
@Doomsday8888 - I'll sh1t where I'll sh1t
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Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 1:20 PM
Say it without crying tho, lel.
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 1:50 PM
@Doomsday8888 - I can't. I always cry tears of joy that the snyderverse is dead.
Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 2:14 PM
More alive than ever thanks to guys like you who keeps it rent free in their head 24/7😂😂
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 2:19 PM
@Doomsday8888 - not me mate... you. I dance on its grave
Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 2:22 PM
You mention Snyder every single day, "mate".

More than its fans.
Doomsday8888 - 7/10/2024, 2:50 PM
MF, you are LITERALLY under my mentions.
Go in the Watchmen thread and even there you mention Snyder.

Stay assblasted!🗣
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 3:03 PM
@Doomsday8888 - the WATCHMEN thread where snyderbots are mentioning Hack Snyder loooool? That thread?
TheNewYorker - 7/10/2024, 3:13 PM
@Doomsday8888 - FACTS!
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 3:58 PM
@Doomsday8888 - The love for the true DCU is what motivates me, and from this the gratitude that the snyderverse era is over forever and I was right in what I said 10 years ago, and now everyone sees it.
DocSpock - 7/10/2024, 4:00 PM
@HermanM -

I totally agree. Also, the casting of so many characters by Snyder was terrible. The crappy CW & Snyderverse DCFU are DEAD. Some just can't accept it.

I remain optimistic about the movie. The only thing I don't like is most of the costumes, but if it's a great movie, I won't care about that.
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 4:29 PM
@DocSpock - Exactly. I remember that the snyderverse bandwagoning was at a time so strong that sites would ban you if you criticized Ezra Miller's abysmal casting as The Flash when it was announced. I called that shit on day one, and now, fast forward a decade later, and everyone shares my opinion on it.

Gunn is getting the colors and costume parts right on Superman and his casting has been 8/10 for everyone, which is much more accurate than the CW and snyderverse. I think any issues people have with costumes will be resolved upon the release of a trailer, but Gunn will above all get character and story right and make general audiences care about and like the characters through a genuine connection like he did with Groot and Rocket Raccoon, and that was missing from the snyderverse completely.
Malatrova15 - 7/10/2024, 12:17 PM
You go Josh love your list theh bring tons of traffic and that what matter keep up cowboy!
Forthas - 7/10/2024, 12:18 PM
The first three if true gurantees we are getting Thor Love and Thunder (Part 2)
HermanM - 7/10/2024, 12:39 PM
Can't wait to see this movie. Gunn is making all of the right moves
sheisthekey - 7/10/2024, 12:58 PM
Kids love talking animals and family friendly humor in movies, smart move from Gunn
dragon316 - 7/10/2024, 1:05 PM
Time frame of movie have everyone confused present or past with type
Clothes people are wearing on set
campblood - 7/10/2024, 1:06 PM
I don’t like how this is basically what if Superman was dropped into the world of the boys. But I’ll still see it
ModHaterSLADE - 7/10/2024, 1:28 PM
Probably laying the groundwork for a Terrifics project with this one with Metamorpho involved as well.
tRuckRogers46A - 7/10/2024, 1:33 PM
Hmmmm, Ch'p is a squirrel 'like' GL.
Superman pictured with 'ACTUAL' squirrel.

Bit of a leap IMO. to assume a real squirrel, behaving like a real squirrel, will be cgi'd into Ch'p.
Especially as there's no 'actual' dog for the Krypto scenes.
JonC - 7/10/2024, 2:51 PM
Why are we using Clois when she is with Superman and not Clark?
Are we assuming she already knows Clark is Superman?
Colton - 7/10/2024, 3:29 PM
It's unbelievable that ppl don't find Krypto one of the cringiest things ever. Wtf
HerrmanM - 7/10/2024, 4:24 PM
God I love men so much. Being this gay shouldn't be allowed but thank the baby Jesus for making me love the meat like nothing else.
SummersEssex - 7/10/2024, 7:18 PM
This constant “nice to see Superman save someone for a change” shtick is so overused in all of these articles. Yes, the Snyder stuff was darker, but all of Man of Steel was entirely based around him helping and saving others and BvS still had a few scenes of him helping but not often because the movie was about his conflict with Batman.

bUt hE diDn’t sAVe hiS dAd sO dAt meAnS sPoOpeRMaN baD

*cue massive eye roll* Stop it already.

Just report your findings and go. Not everything has to be dripping with your overused butthurt rhetoric.

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