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First Look At Henry Cavill As Superman
The Man Of Steel Is Here

04 August 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Warner Bros

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It won't hit screens until 2013, but here's your first sneak peek at Henry Cavill as the Man Of Steel, in Zack Snyder's new take on Superman. It's immediately apparent that the primary colours of the costume have been slightly toned down, and that this is one Kryptonian not afraid of getting his hands dirty. But some things don't change; he's clearly still capable of crumpling a bank vault up like a normal man crumples unwanted sheets of paper.

The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kent parents, Julia Ormond and Russell Crowe as his Kryptonian parents, Michael Shannon as fellow Kryptonian General Zod and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet. Harry Lennix, Antje Traue and Christopher Meloni also star.

Christopher Nolan is producing, as well as having worked on the story with David S. Goyer, who then wrote the script. We can expect to see the finished piece on or around June 14, 2013 - so expect a steady trickle of news from now until then.


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RE:
L: quantumphoeniix i hate it.hate the suit hate the colours hate the face.and the hair is just wrong.unlike a lot of you i thought routh was perfect.this doesnt look like superman to me.looks like an imposter hy? More

Posted by Spaldron at 02:49 on 10 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
No i like, looks much more interesting than returns More

Posted by trainedasninja at 21:25 on 09 August 2011 | Report This Post

i hate it.hate the suit hate the colours hate the face.and the hair is just wrong.unlike a lot of you i thought routh was perfect.this doesnt look like superman to me.looks like an imposter More

Posted by quantumphoeniix at 12:23 on 09 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Whingey bitches
I'm with you man. I watched Superman 1 & 2 recently, and plan to watch Returns again soon. I loved what Singer did with Returns- Routh's playing of Superman/Clark Kent, the adherence to the old films, Spacey as Luthor was brilliant...but I admit I've always wanted to see a modern, edgier Superman ever since I read The Dark Knight Returns. People are never going to be happy. Complaining about the 'S', the cape, the colour- actually on this forum people have complained about every single part of More

Posted by Mort Grimm at 00:31 on 07 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I guess I'm in luck (sort of)...
I have to weigh in on this post too? Heath Ledger's performance couldn't have been more different from Jacks?! That's why I loved it. Burton's Batman was silly. Nolan's given us a truly dark dark Knight, a gritty, believable one. Inception was incredible for my money- ten times more clever and inventive than any ten movies. You've never had a dream within a dream? Never had a lucid dream? Nolan is an original and talented director. I enjoyed Superman Returns too, but it's fine to change the fra More

Posted by Mort Grimm at 00:20 on 07 August 2011 | Report This Post

Superman!
Okay, so I'll wait and see some more pics of the suit before passing final judgement, but so far I quite like it. I have issues (muted colours, fish-scale texture, not 100% on the 'S' chest-plate) but then this could just be the lighting. The cape and boots are epic and Cavill looks the part. Although this is a promo shot, one can assume he's just been thrown at that vault door by Zod and is getting back up on his feet, determined. P.S - For the first time ever with a Superman suit, I More

Posted by Alistair at 20:56 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I guess I'm in luck (sort of)...
Two things!! One you said you liked Returns? Why???... Second thing, did you actually watch the dark knight? How can you compare Jack Nicholson's joker to Heath Ledger's?... They couldn't be more different! Or are you basing this on the fact the both had make-up on??? I love both versions, but to say they did the same job is ridiculous. More

Posted by RobinHood81 at 13:49 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: About bloody time!!!!!
I totally agree with you dude.... Returns was an awful movie. I am a massive Superman fan, but that movie does not exist to me! Such bad casting (Apart from Kevin Spacey)...And don't get me started with the kid with Asthma! Anyone claiming that movie to be good should be poked in the eye... Twice! More

Posted by RobinHood81 at 13:43 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Looking For A Good Start Here
I likey a lot ! More

Posted by Dirk Miggler at 00:46 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Looking For A Good Start Here
Cavill looks good and I'm liking the suit. Now let's see crazy ass Zod! More

Posted by CORLEONE at 00:45 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Synder / Superman
I'd say that Spielberg would be the perfect director for Superman. If ever there was a director who's sensibilities mirrored that of Superman, it's Spielberg. More

Posted by BatFan at 20:59 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Synder / Superman
L: Tech_Noir Personally, there's no other director working today that I'd wanna see direct a new Superman movie. Singer was bland, they need the extreme. agree Tech. I'm all ready for something mental. We know what a standard modern Superman film is like - Singer gave us exactly that. I'm well up for something quite far out there - which is why I'm, a little surprised at the normality of the suit but I love it. The most important thing is that Cavill looks good in it. It'll be inter More

Posted by Castor Troy at 20:44 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: My least favourite hero.
y Superman i ever liked was the third one where he gets put into a compacter by himself. Also This new one has the unfortunate fate of Nolan injecting his usual crappy dose of cold reality into it. ow, you do know that Nolan is only producing the movie right? It was written by David Goyer. With various rewrites! Seen it already huh? More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 20:29 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The problem with superman is
L: leroythemasochist He's just so bloody strong and fast and can 'see the harm cigarettes do inside people's bodies' (anti smoking campaign poster I had on my wall as a kid - sorry) that he can come across as a bit... Dull. I'll go see it (Superman in 79 is still a triumph) and will be interested to see how Nolan has shaken it up. Most excited (yes, excited) about Kev as Pa Kent to be honest. I love Kev, he's just ace, end of. ou have to look beyond his powers and see his charac More

Posted by BatFan at 19:55 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The problem with superman is
L: leroythemasochist He's just so bloody strong and fast and can 'see the harm cigarettes do inside people's bodies' (anti smoking campaign poster I had on my wall as a kid - sorry) that he can come across as a bit... Dull. I'll go see it (Superman in 79 is still a triumph) and will be interested to see how Nolan has shaken it up. Most excited (yes, excited) about Kev as Pa Kent to be honest. I love Kev, he's just ace, end of. riginal was 1978 More

Posted by JIm R at 19:44 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Synder / Superman
Personally, there's no other director working today that I'd wanna see direct a new Superman movie. Singer was bland, they need the extreme. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 19:43 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Synder / Superman
Nolans brother is writing it i think and CN is ex producing or so i read. I think it could be a good match, Zacks  visual style and the Nolan touch script wise...I'm optimistic. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 19:39 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Synder / Superman
Well so far you've got the main script written by David Goyer then Jonathan Nolan doing some quick re-writes and now Kurt Johnstads doing extended re-writes (most likely the problematic third act everyone is talking about). More

Posted by BatFan at 19:38 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Synder / Superman
Having problems with the third act apparently! More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 19:37 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

Synder / Superman
People need to remember that Synder is not a writer, Man of Steel is guaranteed to look great under his direction but story/script quality is down to the writers. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 19:34 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Bouffant on toast.
Hope so,but its not a terrible look,could have been a whole lot worse. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 19:18 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Bouffant on toast.
L: danbo1138 and the cozzie sees to be a darker shade of blue...still with Nolan and Zack involved I'm quite pumped for this. think that's just the filter and lighting of the picture. Look at his skin, no-one is that colour. I'm guessing the costume will be more saturated in the actual film. More

Posted by BatFan at 18:53 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:cautiously intrigued
L: Cyberleader jmebaby25 Chump. captain america was a US creation. If you want a Brit creation look to Judge Dredd or Dan Dare etc. Also WE created Watchmen. WE created The Killing Joke. hris Nolan was born HERE. I'm not at all anti the US. I love america. But I am against racism. And as for cup of tea govnor...GO CHOKE ON IT! For the last time WE'RE NOT ALL COCKNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ('cept a few in London) eah, erm.. this confuses me a little.. the xenophobic, homophobic post More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 18:42 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
Which has been removed. There is a difference between racism, xenophobia and plain rudeness - and most of this veers to the latter. Don't feed trolls and please don't fall into the trap of breaking rules yourself to bite back at them. More

Posted by elab49 at 18:30 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
y, I thought it was quite witty. He quoted you and emphasised (with bold) what he thought was ridiculous about your post. Namely that in one moment you were fine that they scrap the red pants, yet in the next are bemoaning the fact that they're failing to stay true to the "character and look" of Superman. Spaldron gave you more credit than you deserve. He figured that the bold type was enough and that it wouldn't require explanation. Your response suggests otherwise.t was also a bit More

Posted by Spaldron at 18:27 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
L: jmebaby25 L: rickreny Wow, i guess that is some sort of retarded british insult, but the american translation sounds much better dickhead. If you were literate enough to express your grievances about my comment like a mature adult, my response may have been a bit more respectful. Why don't you comment on a movie about a famous british super-hero like uhhhh....hmmm....Captain britain. Oh wait, they dont have any famous british super-heroes. I think its tea-time gov'na, and More

Posted by BatFan at 18:22 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
L: rickreny Wow, i guess that is some sort of british insult, but the american translation sounds much better dickhead. If you were literate enough to express your grievances about my comment like a mature adult, my response may have been a bit more respectful. Why don't you comment on a movie about a famous british super-hero like uhhhh....hmmm....Captain britain. Oh wait, they dont have any famous british super-heroes. I think its tea-time gov'na, and dont forget to brush your teeth af More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 18:10 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
L: rickreny Wow, i guess that is some sort of british insult, but the american translation sounds much better dickhead. If you were literate enough to express your grievances about my comment like a mature adult, my response may have been a bit more respectful. Why don't you comment on a movie about a famous british super-hero like uhhhh....hmmm....Captain britain. Oh wait, they dont have any famous british super-heroes. I think its tea-time gov'na, and dont forget to brush your teeth af More

Posted by BatFan at 18:04 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
L: rickreny Wow, i guess that is some sort of british insult, but the american translation sounds much better dickhead. If you were literate enough to express your grievances about my comment like a mature adult, my response may have been a bit more respectful. Why don't you comment on a movie about a famous british super-hero like uhhhh....hmmm....Captain britain. Oh wait, they dont have any famous british super-heroes. I think its tea-time gov'na, and dont forget to brush your teeth afte More

Posted by superdan at 18:02 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
Wow, i guess that is some sort of british insult, but the american translation sounds much better dickhead. If you were literate enough to express your grievances about my comment like a mature adult, my response may have been a bit more respectful. Why don't you comment on a movie about a famous british super-hero like uhhhh....hmmm....Captain britain. Oh wait, they dont have any famous british super-heroes. I think its tea-time gov'na, and dont forget to brush your teeth afterwards. Edi More

Posted by rickreny at 17:55 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Lookin good!
L: darth silas I'm pleasantly surprised that the costume is very faithful to the classic look of Superman.I was expecting them to completely revamp the design to make it look more "futuristic".The size of the S Is suitably big and even though the colour scheme looks toned down,the suit looks fine.Can't tell if he's wearing the red shorts though that's not a deal breaker for me.Cavill looks like a seriously bad ass Supes in that shot and much more charismatic than the dull Routh. ang- More

Posted by Rob at 17:26 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
I think he looks friggin' awesome.  More

Posted by UTB at 17:12 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
L: Spaldron L: rickreny new "man of steel" pro's: I'm on board with caville, even though at 6 ft tall he is a bit short to be playing a 6'4" ish superman. Also, i am totally cool with the deletion of the the red undies,lways made him look stupid and gay anyways. xtured suit is a bit of a spider-man ripoff, and although the red tone looks good, the muted blues are unnecesarry with a character like superman, he is supposed to be a bright beacon of hope, with bright primary colors. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 17:04 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: cautiously intrigued
L: rickreny new "man of steel" pro's: I'm on board with caville, even though at 6 ft tall he is a bit short to be playing a 6'4" ish superman. Also, i am totally cool with the deletion of the the red undies,lways made him look stupid and gay anyways. xtured suit is a bit of a spider-man ripoff, and although the red tone looks good, the muted blues are unnecesarry with a character like superman, he is supposed to be a bright beacon of hope, with bright primary colors. I can go with a da More

Posted by Spaldron at 16:59 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Chris Isaak
Agreed looks too similar to Captain America & Aquaman in texture also think the Blue should definetly pop more (OH GOD DID I JUST SAY THAT?something about the S maybe it's to do with 3D but it seems to stick out too much. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 15:24 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Rob L: JIm R L: Rob Looks great. There's nothing there that I can complain about...except maybe too much hair! ote] what I was thinking, where's the curl ? ood point! At least the logo's the right size. Any word from Darth Silas on this yet? ote]   ]] More

Posted by JIm R at 15:23 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Lex
L: pete_traynor L: richard_wl1978 "Everyone has their little faults, mine's in California". Bring back Gene Hackman, he was great. I trust Nolan to get a good tone for the film but more than anything I think Superman should be full of awesome action scenes. Push the action to the max to make up for the pleasant but sluggis 'Superman Returns' nlike Returns you’ve got actual adversaries who are on his physical level, so this should not be a problem at all. I also predict it be More

Posted by kumar at 15:20 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Make it Dark!
You think so? I admit I've always wanted to see a darker version of Superman, but my reservation concerns his character. The question is how far to push him? More

Posted by Mort Grimm at 15:19 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: JIm R L: Rob Looks great. There's nothing there that I can complain about...except maybe too much hair! ote] what I was thinking, where's the curl ? ood point! At least the logo's the right size. Any word from Darth Silas on this yet? More

Posted by Rob at 15:19 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Lex
L: richard_wl1978 "Everyone has their little faults, mine's in California". Bring back Gene Hackman, he was great. I trust Nolan to get a good tone for the film but more than anything I think Superman should be full of awesome action scenes. Push the action to the max to make up for the pleasant but sluggis 'Superman Returns' nlike Returns you’ve got actual adversaries who are on his physical level, so this should not be a problem at all. I also predict it being left open ended with More

Posted by pete_traynor at 15:17 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Rob Looks great. There's nothing there that I can complain about...except maybe too much hair! ote]   That's what I was thinking, where's the curl ? More

Posted by JIm R at 15:16 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Interesting how you can tell straight away its a Zack Snyder film, just from the one shot. the colour scheme looks identical to Watchmen, 300, and Sucker Punch. Early days though, but looks good More

Posted by Drew_231 at 15:10 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Chris Isaak
Im not too keen on the texture of the suit- I would have preferred a smoother appearance. And like Returns, im am against the emblem looking as if it was "stuck on" but I managed to look past it. Loving the look on his face and I love that cape!! Edit: I take it all back- I love everything about it! More

Posted by kumar at 15:08 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Looks great. There's nothing there that I can complain about...except maybe too much hair! More

Posted by Rob at 15:08 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
Very promising. Looks awesome. More

Posted by JIm R at 15:06 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Worried..
L: zpider242 ..that Nolan is attached to this project at all. I thought his Batman movies were dull and Inception was a confusing mess. nception wasn't that confusing, you probably weren't paying enough attention. But if it's any consolation Nolan's input will be minimal on this. I hear he's quite busy these days working on another film. More

Posted by hatebox at 15:01 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Worried..
Can't agree with you there I'm afraid. Inception was one of the best thought out and executed films I've ever seen and made perfect sense within its own world. Nolans films are the best Batman movies for me- Burton's were too silly and we will not even speak of Batman and Robin. The Dark Knight needs to be dark and psychologically complex, like the best graphic novels. More

Posted by Mort Grimm at 15:00 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post


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