'Man of Steel' Update: First Official Image of Henry Cavill as Superman!

'Man of Steel' Update: First Official Image of Henry Cavill as Superman!

Aug 04, 2011

Check it: Warner Bros. has just sent out the first official look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel.

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We'll have more upcoming from our Superman Countdown author and expert, Jeffrey Taylor. From the looks of it Superman is standing outside a busted-up bank vault, and the image is super heavy on the photoshop -- not to mention a drop dark and far away. Sound off on what you think of the new Henry Cavill version of Superman.

From Jeffrey Taylor, of Superman Homepage and our own Man of Steel Countdown column:

I was just telling somebody yesterday that we should expect to see Henry Cavill in a teaser image with the suit some time this month, if not this week.  Lo and behond I woke up this morning and there it is.

While the image isn't entirely clear, it looks as though the blue unitard is a reflective material with a raised "S" shield that looks about the right size and the classic V-cut boots.  It's similar enough to the classic costume with an updated feel.  I sincerely hope that Ma Kent sewed it because it doesn't smack of the kind of advanced alien technology that would have made it improbable in Superman Returns.  The cape is long and flowing so I can't wait to see him in the air in action with it.  It's hard to tell if he has the red trunks on or not because of the lighting and the belt is clearly there, but it's too hard to see how it looks.  Remember that when the Superman comics relaunch in September that the trunks will be a thing of the past.  I wondered if that would affect the film and I'm still not sure.

It's never easy to accurately judge these comic book costumes from a simple image because I need to see it in motion on the screen to know for sure.  My only complaint so far is the lack of a spitcurl, But knowing Snyder, he's probably got a guy set to computer generate it in post.  This is a great action shot that begs the question, "What did that safe ever do to you?"

Our own John Gholson adds this photoshopped image of the new suit in the original colors. Which looks better?

Here's the official press release, which confirms the entire cast ...

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have provided the first look at the new “Man of Steel,” revealing star Henry Cavill as Superman in the film from director Zack Snyder.

The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White.  Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue.  Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
“Man of Steel” is being produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder.  The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.  Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

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