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Want To See Henry Cavill With The Superman Curl?

Nordling here.

No, this isn't photoshopped.  These are pics of Henry Cavill, the new Superman, with an all-too-familiar hairstyle, walking down the street:

Looks appropriately Supes-ish!  Courtesy of Moviehole.  Nordling, out.

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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I'll be damned...

    by Dharma4

    He does look like Clark Kent.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Too much hair!

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Too much. Too much! Poof!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by LOST_FAN

    He's going to be great Superman I bet.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by Brick_Walker

    'tis okay. Something just feels off for me though. Stick some glasses and an old timey 3 piece suit with a bow time on him, then we'll talk about Clark Kent.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Yeah, too much hair! Still, it's not a deal-breaker.

    by Cervantes

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Please don't suck. SR has it moments, but

    by slder78

    when you have the original movie to live up to that's a really high standard to reach. Oh and limit the green screen work ok Snyder? It worked for Watchmen, won't work for Man of Steel.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Looks like Saturday night fever

    by broken ear

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by ames prather

    ...Superman won't have a perm. ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Here's hoping...

    by Fletch Gannon

    that we get a great Superman movie; I'm holding my enthusiam back until it comes out so all of this casting news doesn't really affect me. However they do have some high standards to live up to and I'm hoping that they hit this one out of the park.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    They still should have gone with Brandon Routh

    by KoolerThanJesus

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Too much hair? Seriously?

    by Dharma4

    Going bald are we, fellas?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Head to toe....

    by logosicon

    In the Superman Suit, please. Routh had a wonky body shape in "Superman Returns". This dude in the first picture seems to have the same problem. Hugo

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Say, Jim! Wooo! That's a bad outFIT! Wooo!

    by theDORK

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Ah, ah, ah Stayin' Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    These are NOT set photos, Nordling- they're from SDCC

    by YackBacker See- same shirt, pants and wristwatch.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    So it's set in the late 80's/early 90's?

    by MooseMalloy

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    looks like a Jersey Shore reject not Clark Kent

    by j2talk


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    So the S on the chest stands for Situation Man

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    So who did this one SUCK off to become Supes?

    by the Green Gargantua

    I said it.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Again, this is from San Diego Comic Con

    by YackBacker

    Can any of you people read? Look at the guy with the SDCC badge next to him in the first picture as well. This is Henry Cavill starring as Henry Cavill. Please, AICN, just read before you post shit...

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    It's great so far, Pee Wee. Action packed!

    by matineer

    Have to give the guy credit for packing on the muscle. Will they use the old suit?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    No, not really. But thanks for asking

    by Geektard_Smasher


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Is this the John Byrne Clark Kent?

    by Geektard_Smasher

    who threw out the mild mannered part of Kent, and had him be a muscle bound ladies man? This was how Byrne often had nim dress, without suit and tie. Oh, Byrnes sucky, depowered reboot of Supes was almost as bad as his work on She Hulk and Wonder Woman. Jeez, that Canadian faggot was overrated. I actually liked his shit once. When I was 10 and he was riding on Chris Clairmonts shoulders.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    AICN has it right, yacky...

    by Grasscutter

    to what error are you referring?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    grasscutter, these pictures are not from the MAN OF STEEL set

    by YackBacker

    That's Cavill appearing last week at SDCC to promote his IMMORTALS movie. These shots don't show us how he'll look in the Superman movie- he's not in costume, he's not on the set in these photos. It's like showing us a picture of Daniel Day Lewis from last weekend and saying "This guy's going to play Abraham Lincoln soon! Imagine him in a top hat!" This post is a sham.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Cameo in Dark Knight Rises

    by hoorayforeric

    I'm saying it'll happen. And also one of the reasons why Supes got pushed back to 2013.

  • One can only hope the tight pants and casual-Friday white shirt is the new Superman outfit though.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by Grasscutter

    where in this article does Nordling write that this is the Man Of Steel set? Or that he's in costume?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    He doesn't say it, but doesn't say where the pics are from

    by YackBacker

    I guarantee you the vast majority of people seeing it will think they're from the set- Nordling should clarify that this isn't Clark Kent and Cavill is not on the set. The wind blew Cavill's hair forward and suddenly AICN has "news" to report?

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    whats yackbacker whining about?

    by kev8791

    the topic says a he's sporting a superman not seeing anything about them being set pics? also folks, dont sweat the hair. im sure they'll take a comb to him on set! i dont think we need to worry about "Saturday Night Superman"

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Nah, you're wrong, yacky...

    by Grasscutter

    I guarantee the vast majority of people seeing that picture after reading that headline and the copy in the article won't get their panties in a twist about nothing, like you seem to have. Obvious troll is obvious. The article is fine.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Too much hair? Yeah, too much hair.

    by Greggers

    Superman is more of a clean cut guy. Of course, this may be where Snyder has decided to leave his mark. I give you: The Poofy Haired Superman.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    You're obviously not a long-time AICN TBer, grasscutter

    by YackBacker

    I wasn't asking you to respond to me, I was speaking to Nordling. Peace be with you.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by Mickster_Island

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    He doesn't need to, is what I'm pointing out...

    by Grasscutter

    and that you're tilting at windmills.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    And you're concerning yourself with my posts

    by YackBacker

    Let's just agree to disagree- no need to go any further than that.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah I think it should of went to Routh Too.

    by ganymede3010

    I don't get the "I'm looking at Superman vibe" from this current one. Oh well.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Yep looks like Superman alright.

    by Super Joker


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST


    by 3774

    Fine, i admit it. He's hot, and looks the part. i still have zero faith in this. We should have got a sequel to SR.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    'Too much hair' will be the

    by Brian Hopper

    least of the problems with this.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    here it is, what caviul looks like as superman in costume!

    by crazy4dragons13

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    So glad THIS Superman doesn't look like he's still 22

    by BoyNamedSue

    Superman needs to look like he's at least 30! Brandon Routh looked way too young for the part!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Is it me or does Immortals look like a rip-off of GOD OF WAR?

    by ganymede3010

    Just recently finished GOD OF WAR 3. Once i saw the trailer I was waiting for Kratos to show up, everything in the game did but him unfortunately.

  • Not sure how those Nolan Batman's slipped through DC/WB's crap factory.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    He does look like a MAN which is good.

    by JediRob

    I liked Routh, but he was just a little to baby faced. This guy looks like a grown up.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Superman with a jew fro or GTFO.

    by DickBallsworth

    Actually, he don't look half bad. No homo.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST



    bring back Routh

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    and Singer


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's Jack Tenrec!

    by MooseMalloy

    XENOZOIC TALES feature here we come!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by Fritzlorrerains

    And Clark KENT should be wearing fucking GLASSES FFS!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by YackBacker

    These aren't set pics.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    This new look super suit is too earthly and business-like.

    by wackybantha

    And where's the damn cape?!? (Wouldn't it be funny if this were actually the new suit?)

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Cavill needs a trip to SUPERcuts fast. See what I did there?

    by Karl Hungus

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Kinda looks like Welling. LMAO ... Ironic.

    by Triple_J_72

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    im convinced yackbacker is Snyder..

    by kev8791

    hes just so intent on people knowing their not set pics. he cares about this way too much..

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    And I'm sure that pisses Tom Welling off mighty big.

  • The goyer/snyder combination has me concerned...guess we'll see December 2012 if this makes the cut.

  • and yes I realize the person that did it wasn't being serious...good laugh.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I'm just a douchebag from Brooklyn - Henry Cavill's Superman

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look enough like a weird Christopher Reeve look-a-like.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    As long as they don't repeat the mistake of the last movie and have a "2" curl and of course have a good story I will be fine with Man of Steel.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    So is this movie going to be picked up by

    by Xen11

    NBC and then immediately canceled??????

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Worst picture of a person playing Superman EVER

    by NathanGrey

    What? It is AICN

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    After the owl movie and SUCKER PUNCH...

    by justmyluck

    ...bonne chance!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST

    First pic

    by Aaron

    The spitcurl is backwards. Again. Like 'Returns'. Second pic it looks correct. It's a small detail, but niggling nonetheless. It's supposed to be an \S/, not the mirror image of one.

  • Given, he did cut it (at least near the nape) later on). With the company-wide DC reboot coming, I'm more interested in his costume, and if one of the reasons he's losing his trunks in the comics is because the makes of MOS told DC that they're going to ditch the red trunks for the movie also.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Still better ...

    by Cruizer Dave

    than the new Peter Parker's hair.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Hack Snyder

    by D o o d

    yep that was a Snyd(er) remark!

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty close to perfect!

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm a big Cavill fan, and these pics almost seal the deal for me. I would like to see him with the glasses on though.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    i dont need a musclebound supes, but he looks a bit scrawny.

    by dahveed1972

    the hair looks normal, and therefore fine.


  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Looks perfect for the black suit

    by Detective_Fingerling

    I got nervous for a second. Looked like they were gonna go for a Mad Men era Superman, but he was way too fashionable for that era.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST

    No sir, I don't like it!

    by sweeneydave

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Second pic reminds me of Alfafa

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    I'm more interested in how Lois looks. Yes homo. Thinking of getting the Voltron sub because, after all the budgeting I did, it looks as though the DC one doesn't have enough interest to go through. But Mattel should have shown figures that have never been made before to plug Club infinite earths.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST

    The pics are from Comic-Con!

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Ha! Snyder's gonna break the fourth wall and have Supes dismantle Hall H.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Came out of AICN retirement to say...

    by liljuniorbrown

    Please don't suck..God Please. I don't ask for much..... I think Routh was perfect and he deserves another chance but please please please don't fucking suck

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Too much hair?

    by pw

    Haha you lot never cease to amaze me with your moronic criticisms. The dude looks the part. Great casting. That's one step closer to a great superman movie. This is too much hair

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Nordling, this is all you have for a post?

    by Franck

    What a fucking disgrace. Next time you should post a tabloid picture from of him on his bike and name the post "want to see Superman with flying-like hair?", then a teen magazine pic of him taking the trash out and name it "want to see Superman in fight-like action?". Fuck this. .

  • I dig this guy in The Tudors but this is some weak-ass casting. And the hair looks completely ridiculous. That's like Jeri-Curl for white dudes, on that head.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    I'll be damned...

    by Shalako

    Warner Bros. is really cutting corners by recycling Joe Pesci's hair hat from Goodfellas.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Too much hair on the guy. Brandon Routh looked more the part

    by cgih8r

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    With that haircut, he looks like a metrosexual.

    by eveelcapitalist

    A pooftah as the Brits might say. He's supposed to be a Kansas farmboy, not some flamboyant...flamboyant thing! me what he looks like in the Clark Kent glasses at least, then I'll know for certain.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Playing in the background...

    by ObiBen "Staying Alive".

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Shit director = shit movie

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Don't be surprised when this baby opens that it's a massive turd.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Parting is on the wrong side...

    by Desk

    No kidding. Supes' hair is supposed to part the other way, so that the resulting curl creates a Superman 'S'. It might be a small thing, but it bugs me. And I can't say I'm blown away by Cavill in Clark Kent mode. He doesn't look bulky at all - certainly nowhere near as built as Christopher Reeve - suggesting that if this Superman is going appear particularly muscly it's going to have to come from his suit. And why would Superman would feel so insecure as wear a suit which gives him false muscles, I don't know...

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Cavill as Superman?? Don't get it.

    by bufordtannen

    His shoulders are smaller than Routh's, and Routh had a tiny head and fat arse to contend with. Can Cavill even act? I saw him in the Woody Allen - Larry David film and he was ok, not embarrassing but nothing special. The main point is still the same though - why is a proven failure like Snyder in charge?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Superman Looks Like George Reeves

    by John

    ...a smug, chicken-legged, barrel-chested, wife-beating asshole in a ridiculous, tight-fitting leotard. Not like this pretty, muscular douchebag. Get the source material right FFS!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by Magic01273

    that everyone jumps on Yackbacker when he points out that a stupid post like this (yes, it is stupid) is going to lead a load of idiots to start complaining about the hair and then - lo-and-behold - post after post of moronic “too much hair”, “FFS superman has Joe Pesci/ Michael Landon/ Saturday Night Fever hair”, and the classic “OMG they got the curl the wrong way around again!!!1!1”…. The article is dumb because a) it’s basically about the hairstyle of a male celebrity who went to SDCC (seriously? did I just accidently wander into E! News Online?) and b) its obvious that an *alarming* number of mouth-foaming fanboys are seemlingly unable to comprehend the simple concept that this is neither a set pic, nor is it a pic of the actor in costume.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Let the record reflect...

    by John hatred for: a) Superman b) Movies c) This website

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:09 a.m. CST


    by bod33

    You were totally correct with your initial posts. Grasscutter you're the one who looks like a massive twat now

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Cue the retards!

    by ZodNotGod

    "Too much hair" coming from four-eyed, fanboy fatties that are obviously balding and ugly as mud fence.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Gay. Entire post belongs on girly TMZ

    by corplhicks

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Superman became metrosexual

    by buggerbugger

    ...the instant he looked into a mirror and decided to use a 'manly' hair product to tease his forelock into its iconic 'S' shape.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Yes makes sense it is from SDCC

    by Rupee88

    He is kind of unshaven with 5'oclock shadow and don't think Supes (or Clark Kent) would be like this..althoug you never know. But as others have pointed out, this is not from the Superman film. Even though it is a bit of an insight how he will look with the curl (if they even use that, which they probably will not)

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:28 a.m. CST

    cruiser Dave is right

    by gruntybear

    The mile-high Jew-fro on the new Peter Parker is an infinitely more unforgivable hairstyle crime.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST


    by NeonFrisbee

    Oh, right, cause he's a handsome guy who doesn't weight 800 pounds, is perpetually covered in Cheetos, and lives in his mom's basement.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Too much hair!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    That's what Brandon Routh said to Bryan Singer on the casting couch.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Jump the gun much? - Read Again

    by Malcior

    If you re-read I don't think Nordling has actually said it's a setpic. Just a pic of the guy walking down the street with the curl in his hair.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    2nd pic kinda looks like older Tom Welling

    by Dex1138

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    I was going to say that same thing. Dressing nicely is apparently "metrosexual" and worthy of scorn. Just like wearing plain black makes you "emo" and equally worthy of scorn. These are things I've learned at AICN.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Oh hello...

    by Smashing

    Hairy chested Superman love god.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Spend a day at SDCC in the Exhibit Hall, even Supes can't handle that.

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    The amount of geek juice flowing through those halls overwhelms even the man of steel.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    So all other actors playing Super-heroes went to the Gym..

    by ColloquiallyBorn

    ... and this guys playing Superman didn't go?... Man, I am really pulling for this movie to work as the last one doesn't even come close to what a Superman movie should be like. But this casting... Man... It's hard to hope for any good when WB is behing the wheel... Someone should've told this Cavill guy that he was about to play the strongest man in the world not the spiffy Wall Street Auditor...

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Too much hair?!?!?

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Do you actually read the comics before you say shit like that or you just basing your thoughts on the 70's movie???

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    You're partly right, in that this new movie version of Superman is directly 'inspired' by John Byrne's take on the character, as per some interview I read with Goyer-Nolan. I do confess that I don't remember this mid '80's version of Supes. Was too busy getting through Junior High at the time. From what I hear though, it was a scaled back Superman in terms of powers, no continent lifting abilities or turning time back by flying around the globe here, I'm assuming.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    So happy you guys aren't getting "geek boners" over this...

    by Mr. Waturi

    This talkback is gay enough as it is.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Who are you guys, Montgomery Burns?

    by Orbots Commander

    I don't get the hair critique. Reminds me of that Springfield baseball team Simpsons episode where Burns keeps nagging Don Mattingly to 'shave those sideburns, you hippy!' Yeah, that's a weird critique, and I'm as critical as the best of them here.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    couldn't care less

    by Bileranter

    He's got head pubes btw.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Well, I'll be... he does look like Superman after all!

    by kevred

    I was not sold on the images I saw of him when this was first announced, but he looks great here. Has the facial look, has the physique, and his body proportions make him look taller than he is (6'1"?), which will be a bonus on screen. Funny how a few random photos can make me feel a bit better about this project. It still has to justify its creation - and a good villain would be nice, too! - but I have a good impression from these pics.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    smashing, that hairy chest won't last for long in an American film

    by gruntybear

    Hollywood / Madison Ave. have decreed that Americans apparently can't stomach secondary male sexual characteristics AT ALL. Rest assured that Superman's chest hair will be waxed away or otherwise erased before this film ever sees the light of day.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    This guys is a SHIT actor

    by Nabster

    Haven't any of you guys seen Tudors? He was just a back up, and they picked him because they couldn't find anyone else, and they were desperate because if they didn't start to make a film immediately they would lose the film rights to Superman.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Henry lookin pretty alright for the role.

    by MacReady452

    His quads looked ripped in that first pic. He must be squatting with his trainer a lot. A little upper body work and he should fill out the tights just fine. Did anyone mention this is not a set pic and it is from Comic Con?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Let's be honest, Superman doesn't need a curl

    by Kikstad

    The hair curl looks okay in comics and Christopher Reeve was able to pull it off, but you can have a successful live-action version without it. If they try to hard to keep it, it will look ridiculous. Keep the costume, get rid of the curl!

  • Fuck this movie. :)

  • NOT!!!! The Prometheus talkback is being pushed down because of this shit?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    You Will Believe A Man Can Strut

    by tomandshell

  • Also agree that anyone saying too much hair is on video-crack. It's what nerds smoke.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Nah, it is Photoshopped

    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    Zack Synder doesn't film on location... and that's no green screen behind Cavil!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    He's wearing the same outfit I am today...

    by kidicarus

    Except, you know, my digs are clearance J. Crew and his are $500 custom slacks and a $300 shirt. Bastard.

  • and a reflective chunk of his space capsule.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    He looks like Colin Firth with black hair

    by SmokingRobot

    If his accent isn't perfect this will be a disaster.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    @ orbots commander

    by 3774

    Byrne definately muscled Clark up, but they didn't scale his powers back. In the second or third issue of that relaunch, S does the same thing he did at the end of SR, just with no one watching. It has to be where Singer got the idea.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    By that i mean...

    by 3774

    ...carving out a round area of the earth and lifting it into space.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I stand by my previous assertion...

    by Grasscutter

    that the vast majority of AICN readers are smart enough to recognize that these aren't set pics from Man Of Steel, much like Andrew Garfield's Spider-man costume he wore to Comicon wasn't the Amazing Spider-man costume. Are a few people dumb enough to not read the actual article and misconstrue Nordling's intentions with this article? Sure. Obviously.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Louisianna waterfall...

    by PoeticWarriortoo

    on Superman is a boner of epic stupidity.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Looks like Douche Kent...

    by LouisWu

    He's suffering from "I don't want to cut my hair ala Hugh Jackman in Wolverine". It looks incredibly bad. At the very least bring the look in to this decade.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    This was the guy who used to be known

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    as the guy no one had ever heard of or seen in anything before but who used to always come runner-up for every big superhero-ish role out there. He went for them all, Batman, Superman (first time around), James Bond. He must have a lot of connections in the industry because he auditioned for all these without having done anything beforehand. It's like he woke up one day, told mummy and daddy he wanted to be a movie star and they said 'we'll see what we can do.' He barely did any TV, etc. Just the movie star roles, please. In that case, it's astounding he's finally made it. All or nothing, very brave, but not so brave if he's as rich as I suspect he is.

  • Harry- I'm looking at you.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by jake rodgers

    you're still wrong. read the comments and yacky is the correct one. thanks anyway

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by poop

    I'm choking on it!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Well he can't be as bad as Brandon Routh.

    by Volllllume3

    That's literally IMPOSSIBLE.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    This dude looks nothing like the classic Clark Kent. Nothing like him. Colbert, however, looks classic Clark Kent.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    No, I'm right.

    by Grasscutter

    But thanks for trying. The facts are on my side.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Yo Vinny...

    by AnalFissure

    ..what da fuck?

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I want to see him with the glasses

    by Brigon

    At least he doesn't look like a little boy like Brandon Routh did.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Pleated pants?

    by Dr Gregory House

    Srsly?!? Come and kneel before Carson Kressley.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Superman's cameo in DKR

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Bats is having a tough time with the stupid, cheap-ass Comic Con cosplay looking Bane from this pics earlier this week. Supes flies down to the crowd scene, shakes his head in embarassment as Bats has his ass handed to him by this piece of shit hack villain, and says "Bruce, you can't take this guy? What the fuck is up with you these days?" Supes flies away in disgust.

  • His replacement is Miles Morales He's half black half Hispanic, and I doubt they'll pile gay on and make it a cliche fest...but you never know.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Batman is kind of a prick

    by Geektard_Smasher

    who is in the long run doing what he does for selfish reasons. Fanboys here like to jack off to dark characters like Bales Batman and Ledgers overrated Joker, but Superman is the guy you want as a friend. When you have to move to a new house and don't have the money for beer and pizza, Superman is the only one to show up and help. The Joker you love so much might show up, but it'll be to sit in a beach chair across the street drinking a cocktail and blowing a joint and laughing at you.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Looks cheesy and stupid. Superman needs to be reinvented.

    by MrFloppy

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by JAMF

    holy shit, he's like john barrowman crossed with that mr shoe off glee. what a fucking ponce. this will NOT work.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I actually really enjoyed Sucker Punch


    but I have no faith in Zack to make a good Superman film. This guy looks like he'll fit right in. I'm thoroughly looking forward to another Superman reboot in 4 year. Can't fucking wait.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    No grasscutter

    by Magic01273

    You are wrong. You are also various other things that I seriously can't be bothered to list out. Also, the article is entitled "Want To See Henry Cavill With The Superman Curl?" which is factually incorrect. Its actually not Henry Cavill with the Superman Curl. Its just Henry Cavill with a curl. Which makes both you - and this "story" - dumber than shit. In addition to that, the subsequent flood of cry-baby dipshit posts moaning that they don't like Supermans hair proves that the majority of AICN talkbackers are barely clever enough to blink both eyes at the same time, let alone realise this isn't a set / character pic.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Needs edgier, darker hair

    by BranMakMorn

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Over-rated Joker...

    by NightArrows

    Fuck a bag of broken glass, geektard_smasher . The praise heaped on Ledger's Joker was worthy.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    geektard_smasher Byrne overrated?

    by CartoonFanboy

    Depends on who you're talking to. There are plenty of people (like you) who think his work sucks, while others sing his praises to a ridiculous extent. Personally, I find his writing hit and miss. His work on X-men, Fantastic Four, Next Men, Omac, Captain America, West Coast Avengers and Incredible Hulk is all excellent. Just about anything he did post 1995, however, is a big old meh. I would disagree on your opinion of She-Hulk as well. Byrne's run on the book was fantastic. True, the writing was more of a comedic romp than an action/adventure series (with Byrne breaking the fourth wall on numerous occasions), but I found that refreshing. You are right about him missing the mark on Clark Kent though. While I think his reboot of Superman was solid overall; it doesn't hold up as well as one would like, and Clark was way to "cool" for my taste.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Looks good...

    by Tug

    looks right out of the comics, much better than the slicked back, greasy look

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    This guy as Supes = FAIL!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Really, DC/Warner? Really??? Was this the best choice you agree with? They should have stuck with Brandon Routh. Box Office prediction??? I say it won't exceed Superman Return box office take!

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    That gentlemen... is Kal-El.

    by Se7en

    Spit curl. Square jaw. Great acting chops. Nice casting Mr.Snyder. Now do us proud.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    @geektard_smasher, I love it re: TDKR

    by kevred

    Maybe that will make the director's cut. Would love to see it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Hair too curly...Too young. No likey!

    by planetran_fan

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Superman is a dick!

    by daggor

    Pretty bad casting, just from the looks of this douche.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Super Dickery

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    And now, io9 picked this up as a set photo story

    by YackBacker I rest my fucking case.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Hairbear Bunch

    by pumaman

    They better CGI the hell out of that fright-wig and make it look shorter. Please God, why no Brandon Routh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    he's no reeve or routh..he looks like a bad guy!

    by FleshMachine

    not a nice face

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Is this secretly

    by RexBanner

    a Goodfellas remake?

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    no glasses

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    no win

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    His ass looks fat and he has Frodo Baggins' hair

    by Sepulchrave

    He looks like a stylist.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Nerds do want to have sex with male comic chars

    by Arteska

    This thread kind of proves it. Don't feel bad though - it's not like there isn't a reason football fans think girls look especially hot in a jersey from their favorite team.