Superman Fully Exposes Himself in New 'Man of Steel' Set Photos

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:19 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Superman Fully Exposes Himself in New 'Man of Steel' Set Photos

The first official image of Henry Cavill in costume as the newly rebooted cinematic Superman in Man of Steel seemed designed to put the latest version of the costume in the most familiar context, assuring concerned fans that no radical Tim Burton-style redesign had taken place.  Still, the darkly lit picture was thick with obfuscation, and subsequent long-range set photos revealed that Superman's familiar red underpants have been done away with.  Close-up daylight images from the set of Man of Steel provide by far our best look yet at Cavill sporting the new outfit, which comes complete with some stylized accents providing a distinctly Kryptonian flavor.

These images come the Plano, Illinois set, where director Zack Snyder is shooting some heavy duty action scenes that take place in and around Clark Kent's adopted hometown of Smallville, Kansas.  The set photos premiered at SuperHeroHype, where you can find even more stills of Superman sort-of in action.

Obviously, Cavill's capeless whilst rehearsing and whatnot, with those patches around the collar serving to secure the cape to the rest of the costume.  The bits on his wrists and sides definitely make the suit look like a piece of Kryptonian hardware as opposed to something Martha Kent, played by Diane Lane, would've made with her sewing machine and some motherly gumption. 

Now, I think, is as good a moment as any to be thankful that Warner Bros and Snyder opted against the idea of making Superman himself a digital creation, or putting him in a Green Lantern-style CGI suit.

David S. Goyer, who co-wrote Batman Begins and crafted the story for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises with Christopher Nolan once again fashioned a story with Nolan, who is producing with his wife Emma Thomas.  Goyer is also the principal architect of the new Superman screenplay. 

Cavill's rocking the cape as Superman, while Michael Shannon and Antje Traue play his Kryptonian nemeses.  Amy Adams is the latest actress to step into Lois Lane's heels, with Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White.  Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond appear as Kal-El's biological parents, while Harry Lennix and Christopher Meloni both play human military men.

Man of Steel is set for June 14, 2013.

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