‘Superman’ Henry Cavil Photo from EW

The new Man of Steel and director Zack Snyder also discuss the audition process for this highly-anticipated superhero project.
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‘Superman’ Henry Cavil Photo from EW

The latest print issue of Entertainment Weekly features the new Superman, Henry Cavill, gracing the cover. While he is not in full costume, you can catch a small glimpse of what he looks like with the iconic Superman shield (although it's under a leather jacket). Click on the photo to access our gallery. You can also read excerpts from the article below.

Superman's Henry Cavil EW Cover

Henry Cavill talked about his original audition to play the Man of Steel, where he had to wear the legendary costume, which actually was a replica of Christopher Reeve's original costume from the first Superman.

"All I could think was: Oh, god. They're going to look at me and go 'He's not Superman. Not a chance.' The actor inside me was going: You're not ready! You're not ready!"

Director Zack Snyder revealed, though, that he was confident Henry Cavill was Superman after first seeing him in the superhero suit.

"If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement. He walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go 'Wow.' Okay: This was Superman.'"

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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  • lane1 • 4 years ago

    Well, unfortunately, I don't like any of those designs. I don't care how "bad" or "unpopular" some think the red shorts are, they need to stick with the traditional costume. It should be different without being TOO different. It should have some dark elements without being TOO dark, etc. etc.

    Even with the minor tweaks to the Returns costume, it didn't work well enough.

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    • cupid • 4 years ago

      @lane1 I think there gonna reboot the suit as will there were some concept art for it.

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      • lane1 • 4 years ago

        @mieko-siede: Its George REEVES and Christopher REEVE. Not the other way around... just had to clear that up.

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        • lane1 • 4 years ago

          "If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement. He walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors."

          That's completely true. That was exactly how I felt about Dean Cain. Everytime I look at him in the suit, I can't help but chuckle inside because I've never been able to take him seriously as Superman. Despite how much he looked like him, I never thought he was right for the part or was able to truly portray the Superman character.

          Christopher Reeve has always embodied Superman and Clark to a T. As for everyone else who has ever put on the suit, Brandon Routh came the closest to how Superman should look. I just didn't like the way the suit was designed for the most part. A lot of it made Routh look funny. The flat, crotchless underwear. The fact that they were way too short, almost resembling that of a speedo. The too small S shield that didn't come down far enough on his chest with his long torso. All the little things. I didn't like the S shield on the belt either, but next to everything else that looked bad, it was passable. I actually didn't mind that they swapped out the more brighter red for a dark "maroon" color, but I wouldn't want to see them go with that shade again.

          While Tom will be wearing the same suit from Returns (specially re-fitted to match his broader build, I'm sure), they've already shown there'll be a different cape used with the more traditional thinner, brighter look. It should compliment the darker shades of red on the suit perfectly.

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          • vanboy • 4 years ago

            Yeah, I feel bad for the guy. HE did a good job. It was just the sucky story that revolved around that combining the two crystals. LAME. Well he's been doing other stuff. I'm sure he won't leave the business over it. Like I said, the new Superman better be ripped to make the ass kick believable.

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            • Lautarous • 4 years ago

              I can see him as Superman. He has the look.

              What could Brandon Routh be thinking at this moment? ("They f*ck me up!")

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              • vanboy • 4 years ago

                He looks a lot more like Christopher Reeve than Brandon Routh. He'd better work out though. He looks a bit wimpy. And I don't want to hear this, "Oh, we didn't want to have Superman too muscular and pumped up". Have any of these wimps checked out the comic books? Superman has more muscles than a sea food platter. Get a clue guys. Buff him up and have him kick ass.

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                • emmytt • 4 years ago

                  he will be a great superman

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                  • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                    i want to see Superman beat the sh*t out of some villains.. ill be impressed if he gets down and dirty

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                    • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                      Cavil says the right things, but that means nothing. He has to prove his worth in two years.

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                      • zdarth • 4 years ago

                        He looks cool and not lame.

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                        • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                          He kind of looks like Ioan Gruffudd to me. (a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic)

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                          • buriblazing • 4 years ago

                            we will see not convinced yet.

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                            • dan1 • 4 years ago

                              Nice. He doesn't give off that Boy Scout persona, I like that. More serious looking Superman.

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                              • Fike • 4 years ago

                                @b.j. Frank, I never said Superman Returns was a reboot. I was saying this new Superman movie wasn't needed as a sreboot. And i agree i think Zack Snyder will do good with this.

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                                • b-j-frank • 4 years ago

                                  @Fike... Superman Returns was a sequel, not a reboot. Thats why they chose Brandon Routh. He looks a lot like Christopher Reeves. The Man of Steel is going to be a completely new take on the story.

                                  I, for one, can't wait to see what Zack Snyder is going to do with this. I definitely think he has the chops to be able to pull it off

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                                  • ensigndesign • 4 years ago

                                    I like the new direction. I am for the guy.

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                                    • skywise • 4 years ago

                                      I really really NEED a good Superman movie.

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                                      • reven • 4 years ago

                                        nice

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                                        • ignitedspade • 4 years ago

                                          This is such a horrible photograph. It doesn't even look like him. Maybe in the days of The Count of Monte Cristo it looks like him, but he looks way different than this. Of course this could have been taken when he was thin for his recent film, but he is usually much, much muscular than this.

                                          Aside from that, I cant wait for this movie. I have high hopes for it this time around. With Snyder, I'm sure he will have Supes doing what he does best, actually kicking ass. Guaranteed some slow motion too. Lol.

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