Henry Cavill Swaps Capes For Camo In Our Exclusive Sand Castle Image

For his next role, Henry Cavill is swapping his Superman cape for some army camo. Sand Castle sees Cavill thick of beard and short of hair, starring as gruff military man Captain Syverson, opposite Nicholas Hoult’s cipher Matt Ocre, at the height of the Iraq war. Take a look at our exclusive new image below, taken from the new issue of Empire. Click to embiggen.

Based on screenwriter Chris Roessner’s own experiences of Iraq, Sand Castle will offer a grunt’s-eye-view of life and death on the ground when it’s released on Netflix in the spring. "It's a war film," explains director Fernando Coimbra, "but it's more about Ocre's experiences, and the motivations of these guys. You read interviews with soldiers in these conflict zones and they don't even understand why they're really there."

For more on Sand Castle – and really rather a lot of other exciting new movies, including Cavill's stablemates in Justice League – be sure to pick up a copy of this month's Empire, on sale now. Subscribe to Empire here to get a copy delivered straight to your dooor days before the shops.