It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... your first look at Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
Warner Bros. released the first still of the "Immortals" star in action on Thursday (August 4), and he certainly looks different than Supermen past. In fact, the texture and coloring of his suit actually looks more like what we've seen so far of Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man getup in "The Amazing Spider-Man," than the costumes Christopher Reeves or even Brandon Routh popularized in their respective "Superman" movies.
The Man of Steel also looks distracted, judging by his facial expression, by whatever has led him to the bank vault (or aircraft interior?) he appears to be standing in. Just above him, sparks are flying.
When MTV News caught up with Cavill at WonderCon in April, he warned that this re-imagining of the popular superhero would differ from fans' popular perception of Superman. "It's going to be different, but not so different that it's unrecognizable," he said.
"Man of Steel" recently saw a production delay that pushed its release date to June 14, 2013. As Comic-Con last month, Cavill told us the delay caught him by surprise but he would not let it affect his enthusiasm for the project.
"They broke it to me gently," he said. "I was just told the other day. It's OK; it's nothing to do with me. That's stuff which I have no control over. I just focus on the character and do my job."
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