New MAN OF STEEL Set Photos Feature Bearded Henry Cavill as Clark Kent

     October 5, 2011

Some new set photos have surfaced for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. They’re not as revealing/exciting as the ones of Russell Crowe in his Jor-El costume that we reported on yesterday, but they do feature Henry Cavill doing his best hobo impression. Cavill is seen sporting a dirty beard in character as Clark Kent. It’s rainy, he’s wearing a jacket that would invoke sad Don Draper, and he’s interacting with a scraggly (but still cute) dog, so one can assume that Kent/Superman falls on some hard times during the course of the film.

Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, and Christopher Meloni. Man of Steel opens June 14th, 2013.

Here are the set photos courtesy of Socialite Life (via CBM):

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.


  • Your Mom

    I know I’m forever the pessimist, but with this beard, his Jersey Shore hair and the “scales” all over the suit… this is shaping up to be awful.

    • Your Mom’s Tight

      Yea, hopefully your pessimism will consume you and you’ll die never having really enjoyed anything.

      • Your Mom’s Really Tight

        live. laugh. love <3

        Gnome what im super sayain?

    • Troll Detector

      Agreed. Early signs are not promising. It looks like they’re going with this “Earth One” storyline. And yet ANOTHER origin story.

      For Superman.

      Arguably the most recognizable and familiar superhero of all.

      I would be most pleased to have the filmmakers prove me wrong, but I don ‘t think that’s going to happen, frankly. And I must say The Dark Knight Rises ain’t looking that hot right now either.

  • Jesse

    How do you shave a Superbeard?

    • Robin

      melt krypton down in to a liquid and wax it off

      • jymmmymack

        No, no, no, no, NO! You reflect your supervision off of a mirror and burn that sumbitch off!

      • Eric Nixon


        Thank you. I’m glad someone else knows.

  • Strong Enough

    Immortals is going to flop sooo hard

  • Al

    I’m just guessing that this could be like the opening to Superman:Birthright except not in Africa.

  • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin)

    Seeing these photos, I’m hearing the voice of Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul speaking to Bruce Wayne in the dank, dark prison…

    and Christian Bale as Bruce talking about the “thrill” before pulling off a crime…

    as well as having compassion for those less fortunate…

    You become something else entirely… a legend, Mr. Kent, a legend! :)

    • brandon

      My thoughts exactly!

  • KAL EL

    I’m guessing this is a down-time moment after his Pa Johnathan Kent dies. (If in keeping with the Donner film)

    Then he will go become Superman after this beardy moment. Or create his Fortress of Solitude? I wonder if that will be in this film? And will it still be made of ice/crystal? I hope so, as I heard Krypton will look like Coruscant from Star Wars, rather than the iconic Icey planet.

  • LEM

    Will there ever be anything that gets me excited for this movie? This movie needs the promotional equivalent of Viagra at this point for any fan to be interested.

  • Tom

    …Personally I’m not sure how some people can judge the outcome of an entire film based on a few out of context shots?? I think we’re going to get something similar to ‘Batman Begins’ with the first quarter of the film taking place in the present intertwined with pivotal flashbacks…I’ll reserve judgement until see a trailer.

  • zootcatchy

    aaaww he’s so cute :D

  • Tarek

    I’m sure it is for an advertisement for Gilette.

  • Dallas

    I mean who saw sucker punch? no one and the only hope for this movie is chris nolan behind the production and if he doesnt stop snyder from ruining this then im giving up on snyder as director. Im just ranting but still…Com’n MAN!

    • Terry

      Snyder better pull a rabbit out the hat. His last two movies were junk( I mean junk like in an effing junkyeard) in the trunk.

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  • Liv

    this guy is ugly as hell hes got nothing on tom welling

  • Nothin better to do

    It’s good to NOT be a fanboy….then you get to enjoy stories from new perspectives and different points of view – rather than becoming angry and manic depressive when someone dares to rethink something that’s been done the same way for over half a century.

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  • Mr.Rich316

    Maybe this is the updated Clark Kent disguise. No more glasses to fool the masses, Supes just rubber cements a beard to his face to walk around Metropolis all day…

  • Richard

    What would he shave with? A bandsaw? A bulldozer?

    • Troll Detector

      He uses his heat vision reflected off a specially crafted mirror.

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  • ashley

    i dont remeber did i get ur sig n on my tin lbox? its bak at my house in bklyn so i cant chek ;/ but wer u at ny for that thing gathering

  • ashley

    respond wer at ny? yessss oooo noahhooo

  • stevie C

    has anyone considered that they are shooting two movies – parts I and II?? I think we are looking at another iconic supes movie – in line with the classics that Donner shot

  • lenz

    Um. If he is the “Man of steel” what is gonna use to shave it off? I mean he is bullet proof right? So his beard would be bullet proof, wouldn’t it?

  • Joe

    Ok which Gillette razor does Supes use to shave that beard and where the heck can I get one!??

  • bill

    his hair is curled for clark but not for supes…figures…they always
    have to change things.

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