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Henry Cavill's Superman Ready for Takeoff on EW Cover

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 11, 2013 at 6:34AM

Henry Cavill's Superman appears to be poised and ready to strike in a new image from "Man of Steel," revealing another take on Superman's signature red and blue getup on the new Entertainment Weekly cover. Cavill takes on the square-jawed alien superhero in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" alongside a strong ensemble including Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne (trailer below).
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Henry Cavill's Superman appears to be poised and ready to strike in a new image from "Man of Steel," revealing another take on Superman's signature red and blue getup on the new Entertainment Weekly Summer Preview cover. Cavill takes on the square-jawed alien superhero in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" alongside a strong ensemble including Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Christopher Meloni, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne (trailer below). 

Inside the magazine, EW reveals that there will be no Kryptonite whatsoever in Snyder's film, but there will be the requisite "building-smashing, train-slinging, heat-vision-blasting battles."

A previous version of the costume, one donned by Christopher Reeve in his fourth Superman feature, 1987's "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," was sold at an auction in Beverly Hills this week for $25,600

Cavill just told Total Film magazine that he was thrilled with the latest Superman garb: "I loved wearing the suit! You put it on every morning and you feel fantastic. I mean, you're wearing a Superman suit, for goodness sake.'' More details on the reboot in EW's latest issue. "Man of Steel" premieres June 14, 2013. 


This article is related to: Entertainment Weekly, Superman, Franchises, Costume Design


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.