Superman: Man of Steel production photo
The first shot of the new Superman in the form of Henry Cavill has arrived, and I'm not sure what people expected but the photography is a publicity shot that shows a man in a slightly darker than normal Superman costume with some wreckage behind him that looks like he caused.
I don't really know what people were expecting at this early stage. It's obviously a marketing shot and it's meant to tell us that Superman really isn't changing that much, although his suit is less bright than in the Christopher Reeve films.
Well I really don't know what to say. It's Superman, and while you might be with me when I say that Brandon Routh did a good job in Superman Returns (Filmstalker review), and that the film was far from the terrible catastrophe that most claim it was, Henry Cavill looks like he could do a good job in the suit from this single photo.
I'll include a little version of the picture here, but just enough to tease you to the original, uncropped version over at The Hollywood Reporter, it's only fair after all.
What do you think? Was it really worth it? What do you think you were expecting? I really didn't think we were going to see anything but this feels a little flat. Not the fault of those releasing it or a reflection on the film itself, it's just a picture of Superman.
It does beg the question though, what are people expecting of Superman: Man of Steel? How different to Superman Returns will it have to be?