First Look: Henry Cavill Dons Superman’s Cape

Here’s a peek at the first shots of the “Man of Steel” star in his tights

Last Updated: August 4, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

Henry Cavill is going where Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh (oh, that guy!) have gone before in a series of promotional shots from Warner Bros. upcoming "Man of Steel." 

Filming on the comic book movie reboot started this week, giving us a chance to see how Cavill ("The Tudors") will stack up as Superman. 

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Based on the first photos of Cavill in the signature cape and tights, it looks like director Zack Snyder ("300") is hewing to a traditional, albeit slightly streamlined, costume for the "Man of Steel." 

In addition to Cavill, Amy Adams co-stars as Lois Lane, with Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Russell Crowe also on board in supporting roles. The film hits theaters on June 14, 2013.