Images emerged last night from a location shoot of the new Cybermen episode from Doctor Who Series 7, and it seems that despite our previous concerns, a new look for the metal monsters has been revealed!
You’ll need to open the spoiler tags below to view the images (via Combom), which reveal the new-look Cybermen lining up and stomping (no major surprises there!)
As you can see, the creatures from Mondas or Telos (as opposed to the Cybus factories, we presume) are sleeker, more Batman-esque than the previous Iron Man-taunting version. This sleeker look is welcome, but a far cry from the original 1960s versions which Neil Gaiman has claimed to be a fan of.
We’re quietly confident that Neil Gaiman can breathe some genuine new life into the Cybermen so that we can overlook their virtual non-appearance in Closing Time and other ultimately unsatisfying Cyber-stories.
If anyone can do it, Gaiman can!