'Man of Steel' is a decidedly darker version of Superman than the ones we've met in previous films, but that's not the only difference. -- by Bryan Enk
Marlon Brando is dressed head to toe in white as Kal-El's father, perhaps foreshadowing the prominent color of choice for the interior and exterior design of what would later become the Fortress of Solitude. Russell Crowe's wardrobe goes in the complete opposite direction, sporting more muted colors to reflect the more somber tone of "Man of Steel." Also, Crowe has a beard, just like his scruffy-faced son for a good chunk of the running time.