Thanks to reader submissions on SuperHeroHype, we have our first close-up look of Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel.
Although retaining many of the classic design elements of the Superman costume we know and love, there are some clear changes here that we couldn’t see in the first publicity shot released. The black detailing around the sides is definitely new, and the lack of underpants on the outside of the costume is a little unnerving.
While we feel that the Superman costume was always going to be fine the way it was, Warner didn’t hire Zack Snyder to plan the Man of Steel the way it has been done for the last eight decades. Click the photos below to enlarge.
We particularly like the rather masculine image of Supes having his makeup touched up.
Plus, just in case you needed a memory refresher, here’s the official publicity photo of Superman released earlier in the month:
Man of Steel is released on 13 June 2013 in Australia from Roadshow.