First Photos of Henry Cavill as 'Clark Kent' and More from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel
08.10.11 by BJSprecher
Warner Bros. released the first official still image of Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, last week and it was a dramatic, stunning shot of Cavill in a newly-designed Superman costume looking very grim and determined [whether Superman is defending a vault of some kind in the image or recovering after being hit into the vault by the Kryptonian supervillain General Zod (Michael Shannon ) is still open to debate]. Now, the first photos of Cavill on the Man of Steel set have surfaced and they reveal Cavill in costume as Superman's alter-ego, Clark Kent — with Superman's characteristic spit curl that so many fanboys complained was absent in the publicity still — for the very first time.
In addition to the two shots of Cavill in costume as Kent, several shots of Cavill and Snyder were recently snapped on the Sugar Grove, Ill., set. Other interesting "spy" photos have come out of the Plano, Ill., set, as well, including shots of Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent and the Kent farmhouse. And, if your cravings for all things Superman have not been satisfied by these photos, check out this cool fan-made Man of Steel shield teaser poster, which mimics the design of the Superman Returns teaser poster, but with the new shield shape and the dimpled look of the costume, and this fan-made theatrical teaser, which uses the publicity still of Cavill, but brightens up the colors of his Superman costume.
Man of Steel was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) from a story he conceived with producer Christopher Nolan. It was recently rumored that some re-writes were needed and that Goyer was too busy so Snyder brought in his 300 writer, Kurt Johnstad, but this has not been verified as of yet. The plot is a relative mystery, but it is known that the movie will take place primarily during Superman's formative years, when Clark Kent was unsure of how or even if he should use his super powers. The cast includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane; Diane Lane as Superman's adoptive mother, Martha Kent; Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet; and Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond as Superman's Kryptonian parents, Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van. Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix also star as unidentified military personnel.