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Henry Cavill is a Man of Steel: PHOTOS


Henry Cavill is the latest actor to don a skin tight superhero suit for the Superman reboot, Man of Steel, and some new on-set shots have emerged via Facebook.

Check out a few more, plus an awesome fan manipulation fantasy shot, AFTER THE JUMP...

(facebook via dark horizons)



And here's the fan manipulation of the photo above, with added cape.


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  1. My mouth literally dropped open when the front page of Towleroad loaded and this hunk appeared. Time for a cold shower before work...

    Posted by: Jay | Aug 31, 2011 8:26:54 AM

  2. He's hot. Of course he's hot, he's Henry Cavill.

    What's more interesting to me -- and may make a good cultural studies paper -- is, despite the U.S. population of 350 million, what has changed in American acting/maleness, that now nearly ALL the most iconic superheroes are British, and most of the rest played by foreigners?

    Batman - BRITISH
    Superman - BRITISH
    Spiderman is now BRITISH
    Thor - Australian
    Wolverine - Australian
    Green Lantern - Canadian
    Captain America - American
    Iron Man - American

    Posted by: Strepsi | Aug 31, 2011 8:31:59 AM

  3. Is his suit padded? I don't remember Henry being this big.

    Posted by: Nate | Aug 31, 2011 8:48:16 AM

  4. Strepsi: Another question is why most of the fantasy characters that have no basis in reality have to all be white Europeans...thought of that? What about superman looking like a person of Asian or African descent. It's a fantasy character so what gives?

    Posted by: BRENDA | Aug 31, 2011 8:49:43 AM

  5. @brenda - it's all fantasy but who's fantasy was it that created them...

    Posted by: Ander | Aug 31, 2011 9:16:46 AM

  6. Better looking in Henry VIII series, I think.

    Mostly just seeing the suit here.

    Posted by: Suitless Is Better | Aug 31, 2011 9:33:03 AM

  7. Ugly costume.

    Posted by: Jim | Aug 31, 2011 9:37:07 AM

  8. Brenda, most of these character were created in the early 20th century, so duh. Black Thor? You're right, that sounds totally plausible.

    Posted by: MrJ | Aug 31, 2011 9:39:36 AM

  9. This movie and the N-th reboot of Spiderman will probably be the trigger for a superhero-equivalent to the Disco Demolition Night.

    Posted by: galore | Aug 31, 2011 9:40:06 AM

  10. Looks like a spirited but lame attempt to keep Superman relevant past the baby boomer generation.

    And yes, that suit absolutely is padded.

    Posted by: Poison | Aug 31, 2011 10:09:06 AM

  11. Please don't digitally remove his bulge... (s).

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Aug 31, 2011 10:10:41 AM

  12. He is very hot but the costume is not.

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 31, 2011 10:16:57 AM

  13. has suit HAS to be padded. his veins and abs wouldnt come through the suit, lol. still a stud though.

    Posted by: jj | Aug 31, 2011 10:19:03 AM

  14. That looks retarded.

    Posted by: nodnarb | Aug 31, 2011 10:28:25 AM

  15. Damnit, where's the "S" curl?

    Posted by: JohnnyP | Aug 31, 2011 10:47:55 AM

  16. Henry, it's time to take that suit to the dry cleaners

    Posted by: Greg | Aug 31, 2011 10:53:22 AM

  17. love the bulge

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 31, 2011 10:59:07 AM

  18. The costume is even more hideous than I could ever have imagined. Especially after "Smallville" lasted ten seasons with it's traditional approach to Superman (ie fun and heroic!), how could anyone think that what the public really wants is this?

    They'll get my money when they give me Superman.

    Posted by: justme | Aug 31, 2011 11:12:56 AM

  19. @ Brenda
    Great point. While these superheroes may have originated in the early 20th century, the movies being made aren't (they're all being set in the present). Why not update more than just the setting. And, honestly, it could be a lot more interesting to retell these stories in new ways.

    Posted by: David | Aug 31, 2011 11:22:33 AM

  20. Wow yeah. He looks great, but that padded suit worries me a bit. It just looks...well... padded. I hope it photographs better for screen than in photos.

    Posted by: Secret Identity | Aug 31, 2011 11:36:07 AM

  21. Somewhere there's a sad mannequin looking for its hair. :\

    Posted by: sparks | Aug 31, 2011 12:17:48 PM

  22. No Brenda; no David, you cannot change the superheros - there are easily tens of thousands of fans in America that would raise such a hue and cry about deviating from the traditional heros. The solution is to add new characters and advertise the heck out of them.

    Posted by: J H Robbins | Aug 31, 2011 1:20:53 PM

  23. Is it just me or does he look a little like Rick Santorum in that last photo? I know, eewwwwww

    Posted by: Robert | Aug 31, 2011 1:32:32 PM

  24. YES! YES! YES! Cannot wait to see Henry in this!

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Aug 31, 2011 1:47:20 PM

  25. He looks gorgeous!

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 31, 2011 4:35:10 PM

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