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Set Photos Reveal Brand New 'RoboCop' Suit

Wait, it's black!

By Kate Erbland Sep 16, 2012 10:31PM
The remake train chugs on with Jose Padilha's take on 1987's "RoboCop." This time around, "the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before."

So ... it's "RoboCop." But with a new cast! And, per our first look at the film, with a brand new suit. For Padilha's film, it looks like the new suit (to the left) has done away with the shiny metallics of the original suit (to the right) and has gone with a look more reminiscent of the Batman suit in "The Dark Knight" series. It certainly looks much easier to move in, and it will be interesting to see just how much of that translates to the final film.

'RoboCop' | Joel Kinnaman

The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste so, at the very least, it will have a wonderful stable of acting talent to pull from.

Check out two (larger) pictures of the new suit, thanks to ComingSoon, after the break.
"RoboCop" will open on August 9, 2013.

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Sep 17, 2012 5:35PM
Stop making things look like rubber suits. He does not look mechanical.
Sep 17, 2012 6:13PM
Old suit better!  Some of the super hero's are beginning to look too much alike. Leave well enough alone.
Sep 17, 2012 8:14PM
People keep calling this a 'suit', and if indeed it was just a suit, then yes, the new look makes more sense for urban warfare. But...
It is NOT a suit! People, you keep forgetting the most important thing  - Robocop is a cyborg, he is not wearing a suit! That's his body, which is mainly robotic!
That is why this new look doesn't make any sense. The new Robocop looks just like a human wearing armor, and not as the machine he is supposed to be, and that's why this new look is a total FAIL.

Sep 17, 2012 5:55PM
I give them a D minus for originality on the suit.  It really does look a lot like the latest bat-suit.
Sep 17, 2012 5:50PM
It appears that Batman has lost his cape and cowl.
Sep 17, 2012 5:50PM
Old suit is awesome!!! This one will probably tank like Total Recall
Sep 17, 2012 6:39PM
I think the whole idea behind the 1st movie is that he was more machine than human, that's why the suit actually worked great in that movie, he became more human as he realized who he once was.
Sep 17, 2012 6:27PM
It would appear as if the growing trend of "everything matte black is awesome!" is alive and well in this new release...sad! The original suit may have been clumsy and awkward but, it served its purpose. It looked robotic...this looks aquatic! EPIC FAIL in the making guys!
Sep 17, 2012 8:53PM

looks like crap leave the movie as it is


Sep 17, 2012 6:23PM
Looks like he is waiting to compete in the luge instead of crime fighting robot....
Sep 17, 2012 6:05PM

I think the original RoboCop suit looks way more badass! The new suit just looks dull and uninspired. I hope this isn't a sign of how the rest of the movie will turn out!

Sep 17, 2012 6:11PM

I just watched the original again on cable this weekend.  This remake won't even come close. Never could.  The suit actually looks somehow less futuristic then the one from 20 years ago.  A remake was a bad idea- a sequel of some bizarre plot where the original is returned to duty after being shut off for years- would have been better.  The franchise lives and dies with the cool factor of the suit itself; this one falls way short.  Are you listening studio? GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND SPEND THE MONEY NOW- or lose it on ticket sales later. CHEESY.

Sep 18, 2012 12:33AM
Wow!  who plays the joker in this new movie! 
Sep 18, 2012 3:35AM
Wow! the new suit looks phoney and stupid! i am Not!!!!! going to waste my dime or time on this.
Sep 17, 2012 7:49PM
Sep 17, 2012 6:34PM
It looks like Judge Dredd and Batman combined.
Sep 17, 2012 8:48PM

Really! No one in the board meeting had a NEW idea for a film. Hell no - we'll just redo Robocop.

Cash-n'-Grab baby Cash-n'-Grab . . . the Real Hollywood Story.  

Sep 17, 2012 7:32PM
Oh god, This movie just got ruined. Remake or not I would of accepted the old suit. New one is just so bland and ordinary.
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