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'Robocop' Gets A Brand New Look

Out with the chrome, and in with the black: the film will feature a whole new brand of Robocop.

We are literally a year away from the release of the Robocop movie and already we're beginning to see images from the set, concept art for the new Robocop suit and even the first movie poster -- and the movie has only just begun filming. Over the weekend we got our first look at actor Joel Kinnaman suited up and ready to channel his inner Murphy. The two set photos reveal the actor strutting around in a very different kind of suit that had a lot of fans scratching their heads wondering 'where is the iconic chrome Robocop suit?' Regardless of where the chrome is, the set photos gave us our first look at what Robocop will look like. The suit is very different from the original version featuring a sort of matte black plating. Definitely not what we would expect in a Robocop suit, but interesting, nonetheless.

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We saw our first hint at what the suit would look like back in August, courtesy of FILMOPHILIA. The concept art depicted a darker suit with rigid plating (think Iron Man). While the finished product doesn't really look like the concept art we saw earlier this year, you can definitely see the resemblance between it and the finished product on the set of the film. However, while the concept art seems to resemble a heavy metal exterior, the set photos look more like a rubber suit. Then again, we can't expect a reboot of the film without some major changes being made.

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Now, not everybody is down with major changes -- especially when these changes are being made to the iconic look of a character like Robocop whose suit has remained virtually the same throughout all three Robocop movies, an animated series and a comic book. However, change is inevitable, and we all expected the appearance of the character to change at least a little bit since he was being reintroduced to a whole new audience. Whether you like the new look or not is up to you, but it's hard to judge the costume without seeing it on the big screen. Remember what Chris Hemsworth looked like in those Thor leaked set images? Not nearly as cool as he did in the final product. Check out the images of Kinnaman suited up as well as photos of many props and vehicles from the set, below.

Source: Just Jared, ComingSoon and Filmophilia

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