The interwebs are buzzing over the first photo that has been released of our new Superman. The photo of Henry Cavill has blown up since Warner Bros released it via Twitter, as everyone is curious about the actor's interpretation of the much beloved American superhero.
Cavill, 28, grew up in the Channel Islands. This is a huge role for the young actor who has had smaller parts in films since 2001. You might remember him from the James Franco film Tristan + Isolde or for his role on the Showtime series The Tudors.
The new film that will feature Cavill as Superman is Man of Steel, set to be released in 2013. The film, directed by 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder, is commonly being called a "reboot" of the franchise.
Other recent superhero reboots include Christopher Nolan's re-imagining of the Batman mythology. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and next year's The Dark Knight Rises are part of the well-regarded and highly buzzed about trilogy that put Gotham's protector back into prime pop-culture relevance.
Nobody knows if Man of Steel will follow down the same dark realism route as the Batman reboot. One clue suggests that it might: the man who wrote the Man of Steel screenplay, David Goyer, is the writer behind the last three Batman films.
One thing is for sure - with Zack Snyder at the helm, we can at least expect something visually interesting.
What does Twitter think about Cavill as Superman?
Just saw the new picture of Henry Cavill as The Man Of Steel. Costume looks alright. Not gonna make any judgment calls on the movie yet.
The upcoming film also boasts Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent. Both Russell Crowe and Christopher Meloni are both rumored for roles.
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