First Photo: Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL!

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This is AWESOME. I love the handsome mix of modern materials with the old-school “S” on the chest.

Majestic, yet formidable.

Retro, yet space-age.

And Cavill looks the part; he’s always been able to play equal parts regal and rugged.

I know it’s just a publicity photo, but this looks like he was just thrown into a vault, and now he’s getting up to punch somebody. Zod? Faora? It doesn’t matter. Because they’re in trouble.


Here’s the Warner Bros. press release accompanying the photo:

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.

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this forever.

One comment

  1. Alexander Stevenson says:

    I don’t really know what to think.  On the one hand they didn’t do the things I was worried about them doing (giving him a military collar that makes him look like Soviet Superman and they didn’t give him a fruity plastic belt… the belt is very manly), but on the other they did all the bad things I didn’t expect/want them to do (ridiculous rubbery fish armour fabric… even on the boots and chest symbol, desaturated red, no spit curl, a cape that’s longer than the top of the knees).  It just doesn’t suit Clark’s personality… he looks like a villain, not a friendly, approachable hero.  On the plus side though, Cavill is probably the first actor to actually come close to having Superman’s body type (BIG!!!), so I’m happy about that.

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