FIRST LOOK AT HENRY CAVILL IN COSTUME AS SUPERMAN

Warner Bros. released this photo today of Henry Cavill in full Superman costume for Zack Snyder’s upcoming re-boot, Superman: The Man of Steel. There was lots of speculation on the ol’ Interwebs that Cavill’s costume would take after the recent re-design of Superman’s costume by Jim Lee for the DC Comics re-launch, but thankfully there is no ridiculous collar or any armor plates. The red undies do appear to be gone, and the whole thing has that weird basketball-like beaded rubber look to it, just like Andrew Garfield’s new Spider-Man costume. I’m also not a huge fan of Cavill’s hair in this shot. It looks too wind-blown and 80’s. There needs to be an “S’-shaped spit curl in there as well. I love the pose and the destroyed vault set, though. Click on the photo for a huge, hi-res version.

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on August 4, 2011, in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I miss Brandon Routh.

    I have a real issue believing this guy can pull off the Clark half of the role, which in my opinion is the more meaningful half. In general this seems too dark, like they’re trying to force the “he has to be in the shadows like Batman” issue that Jon Peters wanted in the “Superman Lives” script. Maybe it’s just the muted colors in the costume, I don’t know. In general this feels more “I’m going to take over the world” than “I’m going to protect the planet and be an icon of hope”.

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