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11th Mar '17 6:46:37 AM RedRoverRedRover
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The choice can actually be quite complicated because -- of course -- the actors have to wear these things. In ''X-Men'', nobody could move in the leather. There was a scene as they are approaching the Statue of Liberty and they have to climb over a brick wall that's about two foot tall. It took them several takes because [[Creator/HughJackman Jackman]], [[Creator/HalleBerry Berry]] and Co. could [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence barely clamber over it]]. Likewise, it wasn't until ''Film/BatmanBegins'' that any Batman actor could turn their head while in costume (Clooney lampshades this in a late show interview about how conversations between him and Creator/{{Arnold|Schwarzenegger}} would go), though how much of this is the latex and how much of it was costume design is unknown.

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The choice can actually be quite complicated because -- of course -- the actors have to wear these things. In ''X-Men'', nobody could move in the leather. There was a scene as they are approaching the Statue of Liberty and they have to climb over a brick wall that's about two foot tall. It took them several takes because [[Creator/HughJackman Jackman]], [[Creator/HalleBerry Berry]] and Co. could [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence barely barely]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3IFAjV2tvg clamber over it]]. Likewise, it wasn't until ''Film/BatmanBegins'' that any Batman actor could turn their head while in costume (Clooney lampshades this in a late show interview about how conversations between him and Creator/{{Arnold|Schwarzenegger}} would go), though how much of this is the latex and how much of it was costume design is unknown.
1st Mar '17 7:45:59 PM Ryulong
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** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', however, the X-Men wear yellow suits made of fabric, inspired in equal part by the team's uniforms during their earliest comic appearances and the ''New X-Men'' suits. The only one in that movie to fit one of the three materials is [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110805224916/marvelmovies/images/2/21/Vlcsnap-2011-07-07-21h16m56s173.png Magneto in the ending.]]

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** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', however, the X-Men wear yellow suits made of fabric, inspired in equal part by the team's uniforms during their earliest comic appearances and the ''New X-Men'' suits. The only one in that movie to fit one of the three materials is [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110805224916/marvelmovies/images/2/21/Vlcsnap-2011-07-07-21h16m56s173.png [[http://www.caps.media/201/1-xmen-first-class/full/xmen-first-class-movie-screencaps.com-14772.jpg Magneto in the ending.]]
13th Oct '16 11:14:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Latex, Camp/Kid.

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* ''Film/SkyHigh'': ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Latex, Camp/Kid.
6th Oct '16 3:07:27 PM DustSnitch
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See also: FutureSpandex, NotWearingTights; HellBentForLeather, MovieSuperheroesWearBlack, and MovieSuperheroesWearMutedColors. Contrast the more civilian CoatHatMask.

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See also: FutureSpandex, NotWearingTights; HellBentForLeather, MovieSuperheroesWearBlack, HellBentForLeather and MovieSuperheroesWearMutedColors.MovieSuperheroesWearBlack. Contrast the more civilian CoatHatMask.
21st Sep '16 7:18:50 AM ErikModi
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See also: FutureSpandex, NotWearingTights; HellBentForLeather. Contrast the more civilian CoatHatMask.

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See also: FutureSpandex, NotWearingTights; HellBentForLeather.HellBentForLeather, MovieSuperheroesWearBlack, and MovieSuperheroesWearMutedColors. Contrast the more civilian CoatHatMask.
18th Sep '16 12:29:25 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Film/XMen'' goes for leather, and it is the TropeCodifier for MovieSuperheroesWearBlack (as noted in the page quote).

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* ''Film/XMen'' goes for leather, and it is the TropeCodifier for MovieSuperheroesWearBlack (as noted in the page quote). A seen in bloopers, the leather suits aren't very flexible (James Marsden and Hugh Jackman had difficulty scaling a short concrete wall) and Marsden himself said the cast didn't enjoy wearing them.
27th Jul '16 4:02:33 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Spandex, regardless of whether it's the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy original]], ''[[Film/AmazingSpiderManSeries Amazing]]'', or [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] continuities; unique in that, since Spider-Man is explicitly very acrobatic, both leather and latex would be inappropriate.

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Spandex, regardless of whether it's the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy original]], ''[[Film/AmazingSpiderManSeries ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries Amazing]]'', or [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] continuities; unique in that, since Spider-Man is explicitly very acrobatic, both leather and latex would be inappropriate.
27th Jul '16 3:59:34 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Film/SpiderMan1'': Spandex; unique in that, since Franchise/SpiderMan is explicitly very acrobatic, both leather and latex would be inappropriate.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan1'': Spandex; ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Spandex, regardless of whether it's the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy original]], ''[[Film/AmazingSpiderManSeries Amazing]]'', or [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] continuities; unique in that, since Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man is explicitly very acrobatic, both leather and latex would be inappropriate.


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** Film/DoctorStrange: Averted with just fabric. The major characters are all sorcerers rather than superheroes and dress in mystic robes.
22nd Jun '16 11:53:59 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Power Rangers'' has twice used latex: ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' replaced the spandex with latex armor entirely, and ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' adds a latex armor variant that never existed in the ''Sentai'' original.

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** ''Power Rangers'' has twice thrice used latex: ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' replaced the spandex with latex armor entirely, and ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' adds a latex armor variant that never existed in the ''Sentai'' original.original, and the reboot movie ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' uses heavily redesigned latex costumes.
8th Mar '16 8:42:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Film/ManOfSteel'': A texturized latex/leather that seems more outerworldly but still has the skin tight quality of spandex(Justified, as its actually a form of SpaceClothes, he is an alien after all). In real life, its actually a black flexible bodysuit with silver colored muscle shaped pieces over it, with a semi transparent blue silk-like material (with the tiny pattern printed onto it) stretched over that. This is actually a pretty cool fix to the problem that spandex (or any skin tight material for that matter) doesn't show off muscle definition the way it does in the comics. This costume gave the illusion of comic book spandex without the camp factor.

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** ''Film/ManOfSteel'': A texturized latex/leather that seems more outerworldly otherworldly but still has the skin tight quality of spandex(Justified, spandex (Justified, as its it's actually a form of SpaceClothes, given that he is an alien after all). In real life, its it's actually a black flexible bodysuit with silver colored muscle shaped pieces over it, with a semi transparent semi-transparent blue silk-like material (with the tiny pattern printed onto it) stretched over that. This is actually a pretty cool fix to the problem that of spandex (or any skin tight skintight material for that matter) doesn't show not showing off muscle definition the way it does in the comics. This costume gave the illusion of comic book spandex without the camp factor.
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