First Image of Henry Cavill as Superman Hits the Web

Coming on the heels of some rather eyebrow-raising news that Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Perry White, Warner Bros. is making sure you stay excited about their newest Superman film, Man of Steel, with a brand new pic of star Henry Cavill in the super suit.

The film, directed by Sucker Punch visionary Zack Snyder, is said to be a fresh new take on the classic Superman tale, while finally giving us the Superman that we have wanted in theaters for decades. Now that just about the entire cast is in place, here’s the official press release from WB:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have provided the first look at the new “Man of Steel,” revealing star Henry Cavill as Superman in the film from director Zack Snyder. The film also stars three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Check out the full sized image of Cavill ripping apart a bank vault after the jump. Keep an eye out as more Man of Steel info and photos hit the web soon.

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