Director Zack Snyder has shared the first ever picture taken of Henry Cavill suited up as Superman from his audition for Man of Steel.
The director shared the photo on his Vero account revealing a clear look at Cavill in a replica of the Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the original 1978 film directed by Richard Donner along with the caption: “I knew when I saw him he was my Superman.” You can check out the photo below.
On top of the spectacular directing and visual effects, Cavill himself received the most praise for his performance in the big budget blockbuster that kicked off the DCEU taking in a total of $668 million at the global box office.
He’ll be seen once again later this year as Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming superhero team-up flick Justice League also directed by Snyder.
The film also stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon. Here’s the official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.