New spy photos of Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL – costume details revealed

New spy photos of Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL – costume details revealed

Okay, I normally don’t like posting paparazzi photos or spy pics from upcoming films, but being a huge Superman fan this one is too exciting to pass up. As you may know, Henry Cavill is the new Supes in director Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL, and so far we’ve only seen one crystal clear image of Cavill in costume (HERE if you missed it). Now Superherohype has posted a few more revealing images which give us a better look at the costume details, and what Henry looks like in it. Kind of cool to check out, though I’m sure it will bring much criticism from Zack Snyder haters.

Here’s the really juicy shots, there’s a few more at the source:

Things to note – there’s already been talk about the “S” not being on the back of the cape, and the large size of the “S” on his chest (which I like actually), but here we can see a much more techy design on the costume’s sides, and really get a sense of how dark it looks.  I’m wondering if those muscles are all Cavill, or mostly padding.  The lack of a belt still seems odd.  What do you think?

Here is the Warner Brothers 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.

MAN OF STEEL is scheduled for release on June 14, 2013

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