Warner Brothers has given us our first glimpse of Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel! How cool does this look?
There’s been buzz surrounding this film since the announcement that Snyder would take the reins of the reboot for this iconic character and we’ve still got nearly two years to wait. Snyder beat out the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones (Moon), Tony Scott, Matt Reeves (Let Me In), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles) and Ben Affleck (I was rooting for Ben for 2 reasons. 1. He’s a a very good director 2. He played George Reeves in Hollywoodland. Seemed to have some symmetry) for the job. Opinions have been sharply divided on whether or not Snyder’s suitable for or even up to the task. Personally, I think he’s a very good choice. For one thing, comic book ink seems to run in his veins. Two, I think Superman can benefit from the Snyder style. If you’ve seen 300, you know what that is. It’s kind of fitting that Cavill will become known to American audiences for his next film, Immortals, since direcor Tarsem Singh is obviously very familiar with the ‘Snyder style’. in any case, I think this puts to rest one hotly debated topic: just what would the ‘Superman suit’ look like? Now we have our first real look. I’d say Cavill looks plenty steely.
Snyder is definitely getting high marks for casting. Just days ago we heard about Laurence Fishburne signing on to play the editor of The Daily Planet, Perry White. Not a choice anyone would have anticipated, but inspired nonetheless. He joins Michael Shannon as General Zod (Shannon is making the most of his post-Oscar nomination-bump. Aside from his role as the conflicted and possibly twisted G-Man Nelson Van Alden in “Boardwalk Empire”, Shannon has upcoming roles in Machine Gun Preacher, Take Shelter, both scheduled for TIFF, James Franco’s directorial debut, The Broken Tower and the title role in next year’s The Iceman), along with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Julia Ormond and Christopher Meloni.
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Superman: Man of Steel flies into theaters June 14, 2013…yes that’s right, 2013.