August 4, 2011

First Look: Henry Cavill as Superman

Okay, so it's only the first look, and WAY better than Wonder Woman, but I have to say I am not all that impressed. Can we for once, just lay of the textured, unnecessarily padded and tweaked costumes? The raised "S" shield looks like it's about to peal off and that cape must weigh 50 lbs. And those rubbery looking, dull blue tights look like they came from Spider-man's tailor. I give the new super-suit a B-.

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Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

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  1. I'm really on the fence about the new suit. Completely agree about the 'S'. In some photos it actually looks like Play-Do. Yes, can we stop over detailing everything! I was hoping some of the aspects of the "Superman Returns" suit would be dialed back a all the tiny S's, especially the belt buckle which I never approved of.

    Overall I liked Bryan Singer's Supes costume. This one just seems too shiny and scaly looking. Too 'wet'. Even though you can't see it in this first image, I sure hope he has the red shorts on. Don't want to find out later that they've gone the somewhat cringe-inducing DC rebooted Superman version who has an all blue outfit save the yellow belt.

    Nice to see the yellow belt buckle back but it almost looks too big and clunky. Need to see more photos. Maybe more people will pipe in and there will be some alterations like how fans influenced the Wonder Woman costume for the failed pilot.

    Hey, I like this....think I'll re-post on my blog. :)

  2. "This one just seems too shiny and scaly looking. Too 'wet'."

    Maybe he's Aquaman in disguise?