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Henry Cavill In Superman Costume: First Photo Released!

Posted August 4, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Henry Cavill In Superman Costume: First Photo Released!

Superman: Man of Steel has finally revealed via Warner press release, what Henry Cavill will look like when he dons the iconic red and blue pajamas. -- And it appears to lean in the direction of "badass."

When director, Zack Snyder took the helm of this reboot, the speculation was inevitable that we'd get a tougher, grittier, yet stylistic version of the Kryptonian destroyer. Well, if this picture of the new Supes standing in front of a wrecked steel vault is any indication, then this could be the Superman movie that fans of intense, testosterone-injected, ass-kick-fests like Snyder's 300 have been waiting for.

After a recent date change, the film is set to hit theaters on June 14, 2013.

Check out the full view of the pic below.

The changes to the costume are slight, mostly in the S-symbol, and the hair is slicked-back, but puffy. But, the real change here seems to be that pissed-off demeanor. He looks like a buffed-up Marc Anthony.

Whether or not it's a sign of the direction of the movie as a whole remains to be seen.

Henry Cavill In Superman Costume: First Photo

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  • striderx220

    This Superman's kryptonite is receding hairlines. Background looks cool. Tom Welling would have made a more convincing looking superman if he bulked up.

    Posted: August 16, 2011 6:17 PM
  • lostexile93

    I'm not saying the movie is going to suck but I am glad that its dark like its supposed to be thats why its called dark comics aka dc.

    Posted: August 5, 2011 8:56 PM
  • lostexile93

    Number 1 the hair is wrong and I think that Brandon Routh who played in superman returns as superman looked more like superman then this guy does and they could have used the Smallville cast because they worked together for so long they have the acting down for it and Tom Welling was a good superman even though he wasn't superman untill the end he looked and acted like superman really good and Erica Durance who played Lois Lane in Smallville she was a good Lois Lane Thats just my opinion.

    Posted: August 5, 2011 8:51 PM
  • matthouston

    we might actually have a good modern superman can we all agree that the last one sucked alot

    Posted: August 5, 2011 7:05 AM
  • matthouston

    we might actually have a good modern superman movie can we all agree that the last one sucked

    Posted: August 5, 2011 7:02 AM
  • hitman0303

    I'm a big fan of the Christopher Reeve films, he defined Superman, his portrayal of both Supes and Clark are unmatchable. That's exactly why I disliked Superman Returns, because the director had Brandon Routh trying so hard to resemble Reeve, it was way off and bad-taste.
    So the only way to respect Reeve's legacy and also obtain a likeable movie/series is to have a different approach/interpretation of Superman, so the fans can enjoy both worlds.

    I like the new hair and the costume. Looks like a fresh, different, modern take.

    This clearly isn't meant to be another Christopher Reeve wannabe, therefore this movie may actually turn out to be good or even great.

    Looking forward to see this!

    Posted: August 5, 2011 2:37 AM
  • RandyMercer

    And now the complaining and whining starts.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 3:07 PM
  • nicklesbe

    no curl and his hair is too poofy it looks like hes wearing a bad hair piece >.<, or some sort of helmet made of hair. He needs a trim and some styling jell asap. other than that it looks great.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 2:36 PM
  • Scottbravesfan

    Looks good. I can't wait to see what Chris Nolan and his team of producers comes up with for Superman.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 1:04 PM
  • billy66bare

    Needs nipples. What? I'm just sayin'

    Posted: August 4, 2011 12:06 PM
  • Blakep267

    Haha that doesnt look anything like superman. Looks like Christian slater

    Posted: August 4, 2011 11:58 AM
  • CoreyJW

    its funny how the old Batman and superman (DC) movies where the bomb but to me now days it seems like marvel is stomping them on the movie side of things..... but that is just me

    Posted: August 4, 2011 11:54 AM
  • ShiloSteinmetz

    Yeah easy with the dramatic pic. We all know superman is a prettyboy with too many powers and perfect hair.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 11:28 AM
  • MD-McNasty

    Definitely looks like an older, buffer, Tom Welling. But unlike his movie predecessors, this guy's physique is better suited to the role. But it looks like he would trip on that cape. It's a cape, not a bridal train. :D

    Posted: August 4, 2011 11:24 AM
  • TheChampine88

    enough superhero movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:42 AM
  • american_exile

    Dear Costume Designers, Please stop with that fabric. Neither Ma Kent nor Peter Parker are going to waste their money on that expensive, tacky looking material. also, Superman is not batman, he doesn't really scowl like that. I'm fairly sure Superman Returns will be better than this and I like Snyder, I just think he was about as wrong a director for this project as you can get. I know im in the minority, but I don't think Chris " Comics are embarrassing" Nolan should be the producer either. his Bat flicks are pretty good crime dramas, they just aren't very good Comic Films.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:35 AM
  • Vyro

    I don't like the hair.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:28 AM
  • Obi1Kenobi

    marc anthony on steroids is right

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:28 AM
  • Blakwarrior87

    His head and hair look too big, looks more like Solomon Grundy

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:26 AM
  • thelastviking

    the blue scales make it look like it was meant for Aquaman...

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:24 AM
  • samusmaster64

    WTB Tom Welling

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:23 AM
  • exodusinside


    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:21 AM
  • patchworkdrum

    I think Zack Snyder will take the movie in a great direction, better than Superman: Returns, but maybe Superman looks too gritty, at least from this picture. I grew up with Superman Animated Series, so maybe I'm holding standards too high.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:21 AM
  • TornadoError404

    Doesn't look like Superman I have to agree with Blood Fox.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:17 AM
  • bloodgrunt

    I think the costume looks horrible.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:16 AM
  • McBeesj

    horrible he looks like bizarro superman, hopefully this is a bad joke or a weird angle

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:15 AM
  • Blood_Fox

    that guy does not look like super man. more like Italian mobster man.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:13 AM
  • samusmaster64

    Tom Welling or GTFO.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:12 AM
  • vole182

    It looks badass. I have my hopes up!

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:12 AM
  • V_Translanka

    Looks pretty good, actually. The darker colors make his costume appear slightly less cartoony and I'm loving the cape...Now let's see him in his Clark civvies!

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:12 AM
  • Cozzars

    What, no curl?

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:12 AM