First Look at the Man of Steel

August 4, 2011


Here is our first look at Henry Cavill as Superman from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. I’m just not sure what I think yet. Maybe I need to let it grow on me or maybe I need to see it in action. What is up with the scale like texture in blue? It kind of has the same look that the new Spiderman costume has. And it appears that the famous “S” is raised. Do all costumes have to have their emblem on it as a raised plastic or metal piece? I do like however that Warner Bros. has released this photo now with such a high quality of production behind it. This is way better than letting our first glimpse being a cell phone picture seen from a roof spying overhead.I also have to give this photo some credit for not going the way of  a normal super hero pose with a boring background. Want to see what I mean? Check out this photo of Brandon Routh as Superman.

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10 comments on “First Look at the Man of Steel

  1. It seems that “S” symbom resembles the Siegel-era.

  2. And don’t you think that the image suggests an attitude different from Reeve/Routh-era?

  3. I absolutely love the costume. I like it way more than Spider-Man’s new suit. I think that Henry Cavill as Superman, just by the looks alone, was a perfect choice. We finally have a Superman who looks like he can mess up anyone who gets in his way. The hair looks a little weird though.

    • brandon Aug 4, 2011

      I agree about the hair. Looks like he has the hair of a mob boss. Where is the trademark curl?

  4. Mike Poteet Aug 4, 2011

    It is certainly a dynamic shot. I haven’t yet decided whether I really like the costume: it may just be the lighting, but it seems as though they’ve gone with the muted colors and weird texture of the Routh costume, and that cape looks maybe too long to be plausible. But I’m really more interested in the film having a really great story — if it has that, I’ll accept the costume, I’m sure.

    (Is it just me, or does Cavill look a lot like Mitt Romney in this shot? All morning I’ve been wondering, “Who does that look like?” and it finally hit me.)

  5. Yes, Mitt Romney…that’s it! 🙂

    • Mike Poteet Aug 4, 2011

      Incidentally, no inferences re: my politics should be drawn from that observation… it is simply that: an observation! 🙂

  6. Jeremy Aug 4, 2011

    I think that the costume looks pretty cool with the muted colors, but I don’t know about the raised S or the textured look. I just hope the film isn’t a disappointment. I think we need to move past the whole geeky Clark Kent with big glasses and the clueless attitude he uses to conceal his identity. We need the Superman of 2012 not 1978. I wonder what Ben De Bono thinks about the costume, lol.

    • I actually like it a lot. As you probably know from the podcast, I’m not a huge Superman fan. That said, the look of the film looks pretty good in this picture and the casting has been awesome. I’m really hoping this one not only turns out to be a good film but changes my opinion of Superman

    • Mike Poteet Aug 5, 2011

      Agreed about the need to play Clark differently than Reeve did. I loved Reeve’s take and he played it well, but it needs to be more in line with how Byrne portrayed Clark in the “Man of Steel” reboot era in the comics: i.e., Clark Kent is the real person, Superman is — not exactly the disguise, but the alter ego.

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