Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have release the first official image from Zack Snyder's The Man of Steel, and it gloriously shows off actor Henry Cavill in full costume as Superman!
I'm not really sure what to think. I wanted to be really excited for this, but I'm just not digging the costume. Maybe it will grow on me, but at firt glance I've gotta say, I'm not really impressed. Cavil looks fine in the role of Superman, but that costume just isn't doing it for me. Mostly I don't like how the Superman symbol is placed on the chest of the rest of the outfit. Then it's got this weird scaly texture. I don't know, maybe it will work when it's in action of the big screen. As you can see I'm trying to talk myself into liking it. The image definitely gives off a darker vibe to the character. What do you all think of the costume?
One other thing! How is Clark Kent going to wear his working suit over this big bulky costume? There's no way this can effectively be concealed. I'm just sayin'.
From the press release:
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.