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What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like if It Were in Color

Man of Steel was a bit of a drag in a lot of ways, but one of the dreariest aspects of the movie was simply its color palette: The movie’s drab look seemed calculated to remind viewers of the The Dark Knight, but this made an odd stylistic match with the Big Blue Boy Scout. In a new video that attempts to color correct Man of Steel footage (and a bit from the Batman v. Superman trailer) to put the flush back in its cheeks, Video Lab makes the case for letting Superman “fly in blue skies.”

Interestingly, the video also notes that the decision to darken the Superman film might have happened pretty late in the game, showing early set photos of that bright blue suit.