First Image of Henry Cavill in The Man of Steel

Here we have Supes busting through a giant vault door.  The visual tone seems to be more in line with Zack Snyder’s oeuvre, but I think it looks good.  There a lot of questions in Hollywood and on the gossip rounds:  Can Henry Cavill play Superman?  I think this picture answers that question with a resounding YES.

Nitpicks aside (and the nit-pickers are going crazy) I think the costume is cool, sufficiently modernized, although I do have to agree with Devin over at B.A.D. that the suit is a bit too texturized.  I know it looks good on film, and particularly lends itself to Snyder’s shooting style in particular, but there are many fanboys who want classic bright blue with bright red undies, and this is definitely not that.

Otherwise, I think Cavill will be able to pull off the relatively simple roles of Clark Kent/Superman.  The question is, will there be a worthwhile script behind it?  The visuals are definitely in line with Watchmen and Sucker Punch, two of Snyder’s most famous visual opuses.

Is it too early to tell?  What do you think?  Or will you be seeing it either way?

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