First look at Henry Cavill as Superman

Filming on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is now under-way and some set images of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent appeared online earlier this week, so to reduce the risk of someone snapping Cavill in his red and blue costume Warner Bros. have released a polished image of the new Superman.

One noticeable change to the costume compared to previous films is the darker shade of blue, something which could hint at the tone of the reboot. They’ve also got rid of the red underwear, which I approve of. It is 2011 afterall.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from superhero costumes it’s that they always look better in motion, but as a ‘first look’ it looks pretty good.

The movie stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent. Russell Crowe will take on the role of Superman’s biological father Jor-El, with Julia Ormond playing Superman’s Kryptonian mother. Michael Shannon will play the villain, General Zod, and German actress Antje Traue has been cast as villainess Faora.

Man of Steel‘s release date was recently pushed back to June 14, 2013. What do you think of the costume?

  • Anonymous

    Pretty sweet image right there. The first thing I noticed was the huge cape. 

  • Calets

    Looks good and bulk up

  • Szegedi László

    so what is he wearing if not the red underwear? nothing? just the blue suit with the belt?

  • Francisco Melo

    Please post the link to the full image

  • Russel

    László: They’re reinventing the whole character, so I guess that’s what we’ll get.

    P.s. Némá, még egy magyar! :)

  • ShaynBintheplacetoB

    That is one powerful looking superman.  Love the new digs

  • Nick

    Looks like they gave Superman his balls back.

  • Roberto Hernandez

    he looks like Hayden Christensen.

  • Vaddix17

    Wonderful, except for the fact that it seems empty without the red. After decades not one Superman went without it because it just works. Quallman from Doug is a perfect example you need the undies, but still he looks good.

  • Super Micky Mouse

    Well I got nothing against it. But why doesn’t forget the James Bond role this better for him.

  • Rogan

    Looks intense, but he has a big forhead lol

  • primemeat

    Weres the supes bangs

  • primemeat

    looks like a mexican superman maybe a super cholo

  • Edrrocks

    Costume looks awesome the only problem is its got a sorry actor wearing it, also got a sorry director to who can’t cast worth shit!!! The only people he did cast right was maybe Russel Crowe. And Synder casted a black guy to play perry white?!? what the fuck hell fucking no!!! Ima go see this movie but im 95 % sure that it is going to suck balls. Tom Welling 4 superman!!!!

  • Frank the Tank

    Looks very impressive! Not sure about the hairstyle though.

  • ambrocey

    brandon ruth was the ideal man for this role ,this guy sucks ,,,the movie will go for a toss..lets see the new superman performance and his acting …

  • buddy

    no offense but i think Brandon is too soft for the role…Superman should be the superlative hero and i think Henry Cavill fits the bill….he’s so manly and tough looking….dark shaded costume resemble the pixel images, i love it…guys let’s give the new team our all out support, after all its Superman….=)

  • http://filmonic james long

    nice costume,but wear is the red pants

  • http://filmonic james long

    nice costume, but wear is the red pants