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MAN OF STEEL (2012): Henry Cavill as Superman First Photo

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Henry Cavill Superman Photo in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. The Henry Cavill Superman First Photo from Man of Steel (2012) shows us what could be the gritty Superman and Superman film that fans have longed for since the promise of the first two Superman films.

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Henry Cavill, Superman, Man of Steel

So much to say about this image. First, I applaud Warner Bros. for getting ahead of the game and releasing a clear, crisp look at their brand new hero before someone snaps a photo with their cell phone while the film shoots in Illinois. That’s something that’s burned Christopher Nolan and his team in Pittsburgh on The Dark Knight Rises so, it seems Zack Snyder and crew are learning.

I agree. By releasing this image, Warner Bros puts themselves in the drivers seat for the pr for the film instead of YouTube, phone cameras, and amateur photographers. Hopefully Nolan and company will learn from this and release official photos from now on before a pivotal character shoots a scene out in the open for the first time.

Finally, there’s the suit itself. A far cry from Christopher Reeves’ or even Brandon Routh’s duds, Cavill’s costume seems to have an almost living, Spider-Man quality about it. Blow up the image and look at the textures. Is it a departure? Yes. But the almost reptile consistency of it makes perfect sense when you realize these are clothes from another planet.

I love the scaly, reptilian texture of the new Superman suit. I hope the new Superman has the agression to match.

The official Man of Steel press release:

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.

Leave your thoughts on the first photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel below in the comments section. For more Man of Steel photos, videos, and information, check out our Superman Page. Man of Steel will be released in US theaters on June 14, 2013.

Source: SlashfilmCollider

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