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Sunday, August 7, 2011
The newest Superman film, The Man of Steel is due to be released in theaters in the summer of 2013, but superhero and costume fans are getting a sneak peek of the new Superman digs. The first in-costume shot was released this week and has been well received by fans so far.
The new superman suit shows colors that have been toned down a bit, making the DC comic mainstay seem a bit rougher and grittier than in previous versions. In the recent shot, viewers are not able to tell if the Man and Steel will be wearing briefs atop his legwear. Fans feel that the suit feels very much the same overall as that of the late Christopher Reeve’s in the four films during the 1970s and 1980s.
Director Zack Snyder has taken charge of breathing new life into the role after the 2006 film Superman Returns received less than stellar reviews. The new film will have an all-star cast including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, while Kevin Costner and Diane Lane play Clark Kent’s adoptive human parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent. Superman’s Kryptonian father Jor-El will be played by Russel Crow and Michael Shannon has stepped on as General Zod.
The legendary Marvel comic hero will be played by Henry Cavill who is best known for his role as “Charles Brandon” on the hit television series, The Tudors. Cavill, who actually hails from Great Britain, was appointed for the role of America’s best known superhero back in March. So far it sounds like he is loving his costume!
"It's extremely cool. There's no other feeling like it," Cavill told Total Film after trying on the Superman suit for the first time. "They just put it on, I turned around and looked in the mirror and you can't play it cool – you sort of laugh. I thought 'Holy hell, this is it. You're doing it, you're right in the middle of it'."