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First official image of Henry Cavill as Superman

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Warner Brothers has released the first ever image of their brand new Superman, played by Henry Cavill. Behold Zack Snyder's new scaly vision of Superman from his Man of Steel movie.


Looks like he's busting out of a bank vault! Who knows what's going on in this image, the whole thing could merely be a set up just so the studio could release the first image. But lets not let that stop us from making plot speculations! We want to know what you think! How's the Man of Steel's new rumpled locks? Are you happy with the new scaly suit? (Click on the image to enlarge).

Also in the press release was a little run-down of each character:

Illustration for article titled First official image of Henry Cavill as Superman

The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams ("The Fighter") as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne ("What's Love Got to Do with It") as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane ("Unfaithful") and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner ("Dances with Wolves").

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road"), and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe ("Gladiator").
Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

"Man of Steel" is being produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

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Is casting a non-white actor as Perry White some kind of PC joke? Not that a non-white actor can't play the role of course, it just seems soooooo likely to draw attention. Hard to that it was a color-blind decision.