Warner Bros. has released the first picture of Henry Cavill as Superman, and as opposed to previous reveals, they have decided against a standing poser and gone for something way more action-filled and dramatic.
And it works.
While the trunks are in shadow, this does seem to be the traditional, red-pantied Superman look. Gone, however is the spit curl. The look of the photo is more than a little “Jim Lee-esque” with its heavy grading and dramatic lighting. In our opinion, not a bad update — but what do you guys think?
MAN OF STEEL is set to open in two years, on June 14, 2013. Besides Cavill, it stars Amy Adams. Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne. Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Julia Ormond and Christopher Meloni. Zack Snyder directs a script by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.