Usually on a film as big and as anticipated as Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the first look at one of the characters is either a sneaky pap set pic or an official image put out by the studio (as with Ben Affleck’s Batman). But for Henry Cavill in character as Clark Kent, the floor has been ceded to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust, of which Cavill is a supporter, to show the initial image of the actor in his Clark Kent garb.
The Trust is an organization that supports serving and retired Marines and their families, and with Cavill’s connection, the studio allowed them to make the reveal.
Sure, it’s not the first look at Supes and Bats (and Wonder Woman, and whoever else will show up in the superhero-stuffed sequel) together, but it’s something.
Batman V Superman, of course, picks up the story amid the fallout from Man Of Steel as the likes of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) figure out how to exploit paranoia about Earth’s newly discovered alien adopted son, while Bruce Wayne (Affleck) is also interested in his motives.
The film will feature returning Steel cast members Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, with Gal Gadot aboard as Wonder Woman alongside Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Tao Okamoto, Ray Fisher, Scott McNairy and Callan Mulvey. Zack Snyder is busy cranking the cameras now, and the film will be out in the UK on April 29, 2016.