Get your first official look at the new Superman from Man of Steel!

As filming on MAN OF STEEL gets ready to begin, Warner Bros. sent out an official look at Henry Cavill as Superman!

The photo was sent along with a release confirming the cast including Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner with Michael Shannon as General Zod and Antje Traue as Faora. I’m not sure if this was confirmed already but Christopher Meloni was listed as playing Colonel Hardy.

So what do you think of the pic? It’s obviously staged and beefed up with some Photoshop and CGI but Cavill himself seems to have the look down (though he looks slightly sinister/Bizarro in this photo). I’ll bet there will be some debate about the costume, which continues that honeycomb-design that seems to be ever-popular in superhero movies. (What I find strange is that the honeycomb pattern is visible even in the “S” on his chest.)

What do you think? Does this get you excited for MAN OF STEEL or make you nervous? Read the full press release after the photo…

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Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have provided the first look at the new “Man of Steel,” revealing star Henry Cavill as Superman in the film from director Zack Snyder.
The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), 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 Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

“Man of Steel” is being produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.


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