New MAN OF STEEL Image Shows Off Henry Cavill in Full Superman Costume

     April 18, 2013


Celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday today with this newly-released image from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.  Henry Cavill (Immortals) shows off the new super-suit from head to toe which is closer to the more modern comic book styles, notably the lack of red trunks.  Also, according to the most recent trailer that fired up fanboys everywhere, that “S” on his chest may not really be an “S” after all.

Also starring Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne and Russell Crowe, Man of Steel opens June 14th.  Hit the jump to check out the new image.

The new look at Cavill from Man of Steel comes via Yahoo!.  Click the image for hi-res:


Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.

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  • Kevin

    I really like the chrome color scheme of this movie. And Henry Cavill appears to be a perfect Superman, I’m hoping for a present-yet-modest performance à la Christian Bale.

  • LOL

    What an awful suit! The guys who made this are clowns.

    • GunsOfNavarone

      Get a grip.

    • Jake Doe

      Ok……what makes you say that? How is this suit horrible? and how are the people who made it clowns? You’re a fucking idiot man, seriously. Eat a dick and then choke on it. Fucking piece of shit nerd.



      • Lol

        Hey kid, it’s called the real world and in the real world people have different opinions. I suggest you learn to deal with it. LOL.

      • Adam

        @Lol: As someone who’s actually been living in this “real world” you speak of, let me tell you: Nobody uses the word lol that much when speaking, and we certainly don’t name ourselves lol, then finish our posts with lol. The whole thing just screams R-E-T-A-R-D

      • Lol


  • Eeeewww

    Why is superman’s bulge so pronounced? I thought this was a family movie?

    • HelloWorld

      Because everything he’s got is SUPER!

    • Anonymous

      Because “DICK” that’s why.

    • Hrothgar

      Ummm. If you think that’s “pronounced” then

      1. You have very low expectations.

      2. You have never seen movies with other superheroes/armor. There is nothing pronounced about this.

      If this pic offends you, I feel sorry for your kids and the ueber-prudish family they’re growing up in.

    • xyzero

      Because he’s Snyder’s Homoeroticman. Look! It moved!

    • Nico

      The lady doth protest too much, methinks… hmmm

  • Nero::.

    Cavill born to play superman

  • Dawg

    Superman 2006:
    -Suit is evocative of the classic era
    -Lead pays homage to Christoper Reeve, one of the greats
    -Helmed by a director with track record for tight action based on comic book material

    Superman 2013:
    -Suit is dark and ugly
    -Lead is wooden and brooding
    -Director has a track record for bad-to-OK movies with overblown effects and lacking performances
    -Everything points to last-decade attempt to make superheroes darker and grittier
    -Nobody’s seen it
    Internet: “BEST SUPERMAN EVER”

    • rich woa

      You forgot some points on the superman 2006
      -no action
      -kate bosworth….
      -boring villains
      -Director tried too hard to make it like the Donner films.
      -pretty much the same plot points.
      -also it had no action

    • Dogg

      Dawg 2013:
      -Accuses the suit of being “dark and ugly” based on the grounds that it is not made of spandex or has red underwear included
      -Assumes that paying homage equals “good”.
      -Exaggerates the talent of past Superman director who has only made ONE notable indie film and ONE notable comic book film (X2). (which btw, throws out just about all mythology established in the source material.)
      -Hasn’t actually seen the fcking movie yet.

    • Doug

      - This suit actually makes sense (red underwear in 2013? really)
      - Lead looks like he could actually beat someone up
      - This isn’t 1980 and Chris Reeve is not the end all be all when it comes to Superman
      - Director + Producer combo for this movie makes for something spectacular
      - The trailer for this is better than the whole “Superman Returns” movie

      • Lol


      • chad vaughn

        You’re so stupid Lol, you write “Chris “dark knight rises” Nolan” as if TDKR is a universally hated film. It was well reviewed and grossed a billion worldwide. And if that’s the closest you can come to a bad Nolan film, then obviously Nolan is doing very well. But go ahead and laugh some more stupid.

      • Lol

        Also, does anybody know if there is a Superman impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “Up, Up and AWAY”? I’d REALLY like that. . . . in fact, i’m pretty sure that it will be the greatest Birthday ever. I’m willing to offer $300, cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

      • Rich woa

        Lets just move on, LoL is a troll. This conversation is done.

    • sense 11

      One time at a zoo i saw an elephant taking a dump and that was the greatest piece of shit I had ever seen until I saw Superman Returns

      what exactly do you miss about the suit, was it the big red diamond encrusted S on the chest?

      That Superman was such a big gaping vagina that Kumar from Harold & Kumar beat him up. Do you get what I’m saying. I mean the guy had Super Baby Mama Drama going on for most of the movie. It was bad & disappointing like Phantom Menace bad & disappointing and that’s pretty goddam bad & disappointing in my book

      alright that’s enough ranting for one evening, sense out

      • Rich woa

        Haha, great opening to the conversation.

  • tarek

    Fortunately, they photoshoped his dick. Don’t want to experience again the Watchmen sydrome
    With the blue thing on a big screen. nice move Charlie

    • rich woa

      Did the scene make you come out of the closet?

      • tarek

        No. I made my coming out with Watchmen. What a big Junk on IMAX!

  • It’s a trap!

    Take a deep breath in, breath out, relax. My two cents on the suit, it looks good, very futuristic – lets you know he’s here to launch roundhouses all day long after he asks you to take a hike nicely. So there’s a buldge,big deal. I’m sure the camera won’t be zooming in on his junk.

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  • Grayden

    The one thing that makes me chuckle and grin about the casting of Cavill as Clark/Kal-El is that back in the day Wizard (comic pricing guide) used to do an editorial called “Casting Call” where they picked who they thought would be best for superhero roles if Hollywood “made” the movie. Sure enough, Henry Cavill was listed as one of the possibilities for Superman back in ’01-’02 when he’d been cast in ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’. They also correctly cast Patrick Stewart to play Prof. X back in the mid-late 90′s, but there really was no one else who could have played him.

  • Grayden

    As for everyone having a cow about the “S” not being an “S”. It’s never been an “S”, it’s the crest of the house of El. It can mean whatever they want it to mean. I’m pretty sure they’ve just never had Superman explain that it isn’t an “S” from his point of view.

    • SeanPB

      Absolutely spot on. It’s been explained – never in the films – that its entirely coincidental/opportune that the glyph looks to us like an S.

      • DG

        I wouldn’t call it “entirely coincidental” my friend. After all, Superman is a made up character and I think they thought it would be slick to make the Kryptonian symbol look like an “S” so it will also stand for Superman…it was well planned out.

    • Nate H

      Exactly! In almost all of the interpretations of Superman from at least the past 20-30 years, the S has been the crest of the House of El. I don’t think Superman has EVER said “The S on my chest stands for Superman.” He didn’t name himself that – Lois Lane did. So realistically it can’t stand for Superman. I like the whole “hope” spin anyway – it is more meaningful than standing for Superman or being his family crest. I’m surprised no one has thought of that before.

      • Anthony


  • Chris Nolan is a Whore

    And I’m officially bored of my anti-Nolan hate. You kids enjoy the comments section. I’m outie. You won’t have to worry about me no more for realsies. If anyone needs me I’ll be commenting on Only God Forgives articles, discussing real cinema.


    People are really complaining about how bad the suit looks. It looks pretty bad ass to me. Some of you like the red underwear so much, maybe you should buy your own.

  • Jack

    Except that’s not Superman’s costume. Trust me on this one.

  • Marlboroliteman

    Superman finally learned that his red boxer briefs go on first, then his pants.

    • tarek

      this will happen in the sequel : Superman Vs Rocco Siffredi

  • jon

    The internet:

    “Give us something new and fresh. We’re tired of the same old thing.”

    Movie studio delivers new and fresh reimagining of superhero or other intellectual property.

    “Ahhh, this sucks, why did they change it? That old thing was way better. That’s not Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, etc.”

  • tarek

    Question: Why Superman has to wear this blue suit and this red cloak ? to hide his identity ? Stupid, ’cause he doesn’t wear a mask

    • Anthony

      no he wears glasses…. BIG DIFFERENCE ;)

      • tarek

        Yeah.. the glasses… Best camouflage of ze universe. ^^

  • Anthony

    Why it is ok for Batman to change his costume through the years but not Superman? Batman never wore his classic spandex costume in any of his films and nobody arguing about that so why Superman cannot change his costume for something more modern. I agree that the red tights = Superman but in our reality, our nowadays mentality, red tights over a light blue spandex costume is pretty awkward… If there is one of the DC characters who really should have the best costume ever is Superman; he’s a damn alien from outer-space so why wearing spandex?

    • Unicron

      Maybe most of the internot community are just upset at the fact that they wont get the updated suit consumer version the lusted for, for so long…so they can look super when typing similar comments to the one I’m posting right now.

      im pretty sure i wont be looking at his pants when his punching Zod in the face…in the air.


    Communist faggot caucasian antiAmerican “Superman”. Figures. BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quite literally.


    Communist faggot caucasian antiAmerican \"Superman\". Figures. BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quite literally.

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