Today an official photo of Brandon in his Superman togs was released to the press.
The design of the suit for the movie was clearly inspired by the extraordinary Max Fleischer cartoon shorts: darker colors, a small S-shield, and the "V" front boots.
Despite drawing from some great inspiration, I still think the costume looks a little odd. I think it's the high collar. Most Superman costumes have left more of the neck exposed. Two, Routh's legs are short - or at least the combination of those boots and the low riding red briefs make his legs look short. The overall effect is a guy that looks out of proportion and bottom heavy.