Superman Has Superbeard in New MAN OF STEEL Set Photos

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You know who people like?  Wolverine.  He’s a cool dude.  Perhaps it’s that line of thinking that has led to this scene in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel.  We previously saw some set photos of Superman (Henry Cavill) bearing a beard, but there he simply looked like a homeless person.  But as you’ll see in these new set photos, Supes has gone a little feral and has decided that perhaps he should be the best at what he does even if what he does isn’t very nice.  Then hopefully he remembers that he’s Superman.  I don’t know where Snyder, screenwriter David Goyer, and producer Christopher Nolan are taking this thing but set photos like this make me slightly anxious about the final product.

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

Set photos via Crave Online.

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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  • Tarek

    Axe dry Commercial ?

  • Eric Nixon

    I don’t know how good the whole film will be, but THIS is how built the actor who plays Superman should be.

    • Judas

      Are you sure? Let’s think a little: we all know that Kal-El came from a little planet called Krypton. We also know that he gets the power from OUR sun. And in his school time, his Earth father forbid him to participate in any sport for the reason we all know. So… do you really think that he necessary have to have that kind of body?

      • Fred

        Of course we’re sure, he’s built in the comic book. This is not real life and not everything has to make sense. If not, considering how minimal earth’s gravity is to superman, he’ll be a big blob.

      • Steve

        To add to Fred’s explanation, if this was a factual movie, then realistically, his body would have to be so dense so that bullets would just bounce off of him. And if he’s so dense, he wouldn’t be able to fly but instead he would weigh so heavy on earth that he would naturally have big muscles to just stand up and even bigger muscles if he lived on his own planet, Krypton! That’s why they call these movies non-fiction! Just remember that and try to ignore what you don’t understand and just enjoy the movie for what it is.

  • Dan

    “but set photos like this make me slightly anxious about the final product.”
    We have NO idea what’s going on in this scene! Maybe he spends 30 seconds of the movie camping? or running from a fire? or wandering the wilderness?

    • KorbenDallas

      Matt has no idea what’s going on, period. Really, so the writers/producers thought, “We have to infuse some influences from Wolverine in our movie. I know, we’ll make him have a beard!”

      Matt, honestly dude, I love coming to Collider to watch you fall on your face on a weekly basis. I’d love to read the script you wrote for Superman.

      • Collider Hires Trolls

        “Matt, honestly dude, I love coming to Collider to watch you fall on your face on a weekly basis. I’d love to read the script you wrote for Superman.”

        While I can agree that Matt falls on his face on a weekly basis, I definitely can’t say I enjoy it. I originally started coming to Collider because the articles seemed to stay generally positive and snark-free. I just don’t understand why Collider can’t get a guy who LIKES THIS STUFF? Or maybe just someone with a crumb-sized sense of logic? Take this absurdly written article for example-there’s not a shred of professionalism to it, it’s just a bunch of fucking non-sense that belongs on a blog in the depths of the internet. Why isn’t Frosty reporting all this Superhero stuff? I’d take his giddy nerd excitement over Goldberg’s self-loathing non-wit any day.

      • tarek

        And what if he can’t force himself to like horrible things ? He issn’t like you who is very easy to please. ^^

      • Collider Hires Trolls

        @tarek the troll- “he isn’t like you who is easy to please” Um first off ya little prick, you don’t know me so don’t assume you know my tastes in ANYTHING. I never said I was easy to please. Maybe if you had reading skills above a 3rd grade level, you would realize that my point is: If you are going to report news on GENRE FILMS, than it probably wouldn’t hurt to LIKE GENRE FILMS. I wouldn’t expect you to understand that Tarek, as your favorite thing to do seems to be to post on EVERY SINGLE PAGE on Collider with some smug nonsense (no wonder you’re trying to defend Matt, you’re just like him). Anyway, please don’t bother responding as you are not worth another second of my time.

      • tarek

        @ Collider hires trolls “the troll” ^^

        First: I wasn’t addressing you when I said that.
        Second: Read above.

        Do this 5 times and you’ll get it sooner or later.

        PS: It took me less than a second to write this, so I suppose you can read it. Solong Solo.

  • Kortag

    How do you shave a super beard?

    • Chachi

      Didn’t you see Hancock? With your finger nails of course!

    • the artist

      Haha! Nice one, Chachi…

      In the Man of Steel series by John Byrne, he addressed this (likely not the first storyteller to do it, but it stands out for me). Supes uses a small piece of his crashed ship as a mirror and reflects his heat vision onto his own face to “burn” the beard.

      • joe kerr

        or maybe with the same scissors he uses to cut his nifty boy scout hair.

  • Mikey

    Unf! I would let him ruin me.

  • Jeremiah

    “Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer?”

    Can you guys PLEASE stop attaching the studio’s ultra-stupid press release to pics and stories about this movie? Every time I see a new picture and I get the slightest bit interested in this film, I scroll down, see the press release printed in all of it’s contrived, condescending glory and it makes me want to skip this thing altogether.

    Will Superman use his powers to divide and conquer?

    [Spoiler Alert] No. How do I know this? Because he’s Superman, not Hugo Chavez.

    • joe kerr

      it doesn’t says “Will his OWN abilities be used” it’s more like if the government will try to “persuade” him to become a weapon.

    • Nate

      “[Spoiler Alert] No. How do I know this? Because he’s Superman, not Hugo Chavez.”

      Awesome.

    • dad

      That made me lol for real. Best thing I’ve read all day.

  • Keir

    Well you can definitely see that he put on some muscle when you compare him to the shots from Immortals.

  • ipolos

    I dont think any set photos should get you worried for movie. How do you think you would look if you just got out of bed before getting ready for work and someone snapped a photo of you. You’d no doubt look like a mess, which is what a movie looks like when its being shot, when you look at an “out-of-context” set photo, and when you already have a bias against the director. I’m just sick of people dissecting set photos and judging a movie based on them. the movie COULD suck, it COULD be awesome, or just meh. Either way, just stop ruining for yourself and everyone else

  • ipolos

    sorry for any grammar mistakes

  • lugo

    he’s just getting away after raping a an old woman

    • Bendeed

      LoL that would be the most interesting comment here. haha

    • Jeremiah

      I can’t stop laughing every time I read this.

  • sense 11

    Superman looks like he can kick some ass

  • hannah

    Looks like he’s on the set of twilight…-_-

    • hannah

      …stealing Jacob’s shirt…

  • Deepak

    Looks annoyingly like Christian Bale at the start of Batman Begins…

    • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin)

      I hope there’s no voiceover in which he talks about the “thrill” of the crime. :)

      I’m not surprised by the seeming similarities (since Nolan and Goyer are involved), but I hope it doesn’t feel like the beginning of Batman Begins, but with Kal-El instead.

  • Kai

    Hulk smash?

    All joking aside, I’m looking forward to this movie.

  • Joe

    Uhm…he forgot to train his legs. Though I wouldn’t really want Supes with oak tree thighs. Flying trunks would take on a whole different meaning!

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  • ozzie

    like all superman live action movies before this is going to be awefull

    • Nate

      Like all trolls before, you’re predictable and an atrocious speller.

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  • ti

    Ripped to Shreds

  • Isak

    Steel indeed.

  • Dan J

    Not to hate, but those are chicken legs! He needs to focus on the lower body or he’ll tip over!

    • Jeremiah

      I read in a Men’s Health that male models don’t develop their lower body to the same extent as their upperbody because it makes fitting into shit like skinny jeans difficult. Once again…Emos ruin everything.

  • Jackie Diane

    Dude, they’re all OVER you, Matt! Can’t wait to bring you to set for my next project!

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  • Ringbearer1420

    Like most people Superman looks fucking tight with a beard… And Wolverine DOES NOT have a fucking beard.

  • batmanrules

    Just like all the previous Superman movies that sucked..this one will suck too! There should’nt be anymore Superman movies cause they are never any good and thats the truth!

    • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin)

      … justice, and the American way? :)

  • LEM

    Dude is jacked! he put it some work for sure and I hope the final product pays off for him.

  • Reggie

    I wonder if he took the “Cream” or the “Clear”

  • Johanan

    If I wanted to read snarky hipsters reporting movie news I would go over to Pajiba

  • Grimcicle

    Supes has been bearded in the comics a few times in the past.

    Also, Matt, Wolverine doesn’t have a beard. He has mutton chops.

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  • 123

    “… but there he simply looked like a homeless person”

    stupid Nonsens !

  • Dr.Doom

    What??? A reboot?? Again? Hmmph, I hope this movie will give us more action the the previous one… T.T

  • Cardenas

    I don’t think is a Wolverine “mode”, in a few stories in Superman comics he looks this way. Once he spent long time outcast in the space due a moral conflict about killing 3 kryptonian from a parallel earth who was wiped out for them. In that time he looks as you see in picture. Other story named “TIME AND TIME AGAIN” he is lost in time for months and again his look is as you see in pic. Superman is an iconic figure among comics but his looks also has change in the 73 years since first appearance.

  • Ryan C

    A guy wears a beard and is shirtless, and suddenly he’s a Wolverine wannabe? — whatever next, a cop pulls out a gun and suddenly he’s trying to be Dirty Harry? — a woman takes her top off and suddenly she’s trying to be Sharon Stone? I suppose you did have to come up something to write to go along with the pics, but how about saying something insightful, instead of being an insipid hack. For the love of god, lose the arbitrary cynicism — it does not make you sound intelligent!

  • Buks Terblanche

    I can not wait !!!!! It will be a Super cool move!! I know. I love Superman.But he needs beger arms.He is Superman!

  • Faust-el

    Of course Superman is not going to be evil but if you think about it, it is a fresh concept. Now I never read the comics but in the old movies he never considered for a second using his powers selfishly (except when he turns back time to save Lois) A superman that has a weak moment where he considers using his powers to take over the world even if his ultimate goal is peace is surprisingly fresh and adds a realism to Superman that may be just what this franchise needs. All in all I have the utmost confidence that Nolan and Goyer will deliver an epic new Man of Steel. Concerned that Nolan is not directing though..

  • Faust-el

    Oh and this Matt guy is a grade A moron.

  • dave

    Best guess for the scenario is post-apocolypse or phantom zone

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  • Loretta

    Superman is such a well- known loved character, all Henry Cavill can do, is give his own interpretation of what HE feels are all of the nooks and crannies of what makes Superman/Clark Kent what he is and reflect that in his acting choices. He can understand the fans passion and take on board their opinions as part of research. But he’ll never be able to get into one particular fan’s head. He isn’t going to please everyone. We all know that. There are people who will come out and say ‘That was sh*t!’ or ‘Why didn’t they do *this*/*that*.’ Even though directors and actors are paid a lot of money, ultimately, they want to make something/be a part of something that is going to stand the test of time and people are going to really love. I’m going to walk up to that cinema desk and pay for my ticket when the film is released and go in there with excitement and an open mind. I WANT to enjoy it! As paying customers, we have the right to have an opinion, but opinions are also like a*seholes – everyone’s got one! So I am open to whatever interpretation of Superman they’ve come up with. When I go to the Cinema, it’s nice to go to a different Universe of where X and Y can happen. I’ll be happy to experience their Universe. If they’ve had the balls to take Superman on board and say, we’re going to try something new with this, we could very well fall on our arses and know that some of you are definitely not going to like it, but we’ll do our best folks! The least people can do is say, fair enough, and go in there with an open mind. Just my two cents worth! Lxx

  • Travis henry

    My cock just got stiff as a bat after seeing these pix.

  • nick

    god, people look way too hard into things

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  • Steve

    To add to Freds explanation, if this was a factual movie, then realistically, his body would have to be so dense so that bullets would just bounce off of him. And if he’s so dense, he wouldnt be able to fly but instead he would weigh so heavy on earth that he would naturally have big muscles to just stand up and even bigger muscles if he lived on his own planet, Krypton! That\’s why they call these movies non-fiction! Just remember that and try to ignore what you dont understand and just enjoy the movie for what it is.

  • Steve

    To add to Freds explanation, if this was a factual movie, then realistically, his body would have to be so dense so that bullets would just bounce off of him. And if he\’s so dense, he wouldnt be able to fly but instead he would weigh so heavy on earth that he would naturally have big muscles to just stand up and even bigger muscles if he lived on his own planet, Krypton! That\\\’s why they call these movies non-fiction! Just remember that and try to ignore what you dont understand and just enjoy the movie for what it is.

  • Steve

    To add to Freds explanation, if this was a factual movie, then realistically, his body would have to be so dense so that bullets would just bounce off of him. And if he is so dense, he wouldnt be able to fly but instead he would weigh so heavy on earth that he would naturally have big muscles to just stand up and even bigger muscles if he lived on his own planet, Krypton! Thats why they call these movies non-fiction! Just remember that and try to ignore what you dont understand and just enjoy the movie for what it is.

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