First Official Look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel

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Well, here’s some good  news to wake up to on a Thursday morning. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures has released the first official photo of our new Superman, Henry Cavill, as Supes himself in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”.

I’m not much of a Superman fan myself, but the pic looks pretty good. It seems that Snyder will be going for a more grittier, dark version compared to Brandon Routh’s take as Superman in 2006′s “Superman Returns”.

Recently, Cavill spoke out about wearing the Superman outfit for the first time:

“It’s extremely cool. There’s no other feeling like it,” he said. “They just put it on, I turned around and look in the mirror and you can’t really play it cool – you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought ‘OK, holy hell, this is real, it’s not a joke anymore. This is it…you’re doing it, you’re right in the middle of it.’”

And here’s some official announcement talking about who else is in it…in case you’ve forgotten.

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.
What do you guys think of the new look? Yay or nay?

Click on the pics below to enlarge:

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  • Danmillion99

    I’m so disappointed….. :(

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    Where’s the curl and undies

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Curl is missing, undies are probably there but in shadow.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Curl is missing, undies are probably there but in shadow.

      • Juggernaut

        I don’t think the red undies are gonna show. If you look closely at the pic it is all blue.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Doesn’t bother me too much really. I mean Batman’s suit has never been like the comics and yet its never been a real problem except for the “nipplegate” incident. So a little change for Supes is okay. Besides the undies over the pants thing is really old. LOL
          Sent on the go!

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          • Juggernaut

            Agreed. As far as I’m concerned this one should be as far from Returns and the Donner films as possible. The character needs to have a completely new take to succeed. I think that Snyder and Nolan know that and will deliver.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Yessir!

            Sent on the go!

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          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            Noooo, you gotta have the undies on the outside of the pants. Otherwise, i’ll have to throw away my superman underoos!

  • Hercules

    THIS SUIT REALLY SUCKS!!!! i missed chris reeve’s suit. it looked better.
    this guy could’ve worn a BETTER Superman suit from the 1978 SUPERMAN Lunch box;
    used to have it as a kid back then. it would’ve look much better on him.
    YO, WHAT’S WITH THE TRAVOLTA GREASE HAIR!?!

  • Hercules

    i hate to say
    this but THIS SUIT REALLY SUCKS!!!! I missed chris reeve’s suit. it was cool and better than this.
    Henry could’ve worn a different suit from the 1978 SUPERMAN Lunch box like the one i had as
    a kid back then. YO, WHAT’S WITH THE TRAVOLTA GREASE HAIR!?!

  • Steven

    “Dark Knight Syndrome”…

    Did everybody forget that Superman isn’t supposed to be dark? Why does this need to be dark and gritty?
    And why does darkening the color tones equal to being dark and gritty?

    He looks like he’s playing it with such a dark edge. Superman isn’t supposed be dark. This looks like Bizarro.

    • Juggernaut

      It’s funny you say that! I actually thought the same thing at first glance.

  • Epic_Myth

    I really like everything about it, sans the lack of the curl.

  • Epic_Myth

    I really like everything about it, sans the lack of the curl.

  • Dalton0804

    Personally I like the suit, a little to rubber but acceptable. Remember guys we’re seeing this picture OUT OF CONTEXT we have no idea what has come before or after it, the intensity could be fully justified

  • Anonymous

    Any remake easily beat pile of turd called superman return!

  • Fiscaplyder

    looks bulky…i still like superman chris reeve’s suit…