Comic-Con is over. For Warner Brothers, that means it won’t face competition from other super heroes or have to yell above the noise of the San Diego convention – as they give fans a first glimpse at the next Superman. Just released, the image below of the American icon, who will be played for the first time by Henry Cavill.
In the promotional still released by Warner Brothers, Superman’s trademark spandex outfit looks more like armor, although he still sports the red boots and cape and, of course, the trademark “S” on his chest.
“I’m Super. Thanks for Asking!”
Best known for his role as Charles Brandon, in the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-2010), English actor Henry Cavill will wear the cape for director Zack Synder (Watchmen, 300). Cavill follows Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, and most recently on the big screen, Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel.
Who else will fill out the cast of the new Superman movie? Laurence Fishburne co-stars as Daily Planet newsman Perry White, Amy Adams will play love interest Lois Lane. Diane Lane and Kevin Costner will play Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, while Superman’s Kryptonian parents Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van will be played by Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond. As for the villians, Superman will face off against the evil General Zod (played by Michael Shannon) and Zod’s partner (played by Antje Traue). Finishing out the cast is Harry Lennix as U.S. General Swanwick, and Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
Comic Book Creations
Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman remains to be one of America’s most beloved superheroes. When he debuted in Action Comics in 1938, Superman was an instant success. Since then, Supes has gone on to star in television shows, movies and more comic books. He’s also a superhero in the franchise world with over a billion dollars worth of toys, games and toothpaste branded with his image. That’s not too bad for a guy who started as comic book character.
Creating comic book characters like superman can lead to more than just comic books. Artist Tom McFarlane (Spider-Man, creator of Spawn) went on to create a toy company. Comic-book artists Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld (along with McFarlane) and others created their own media empire with Image Comics.
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