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Wanna buy a piece of the Kent family farm from Snyder's MAN OF STEEL, check out this shot of Cavill!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...  had a busy morning & afternoon plotting some future awesome for AICN and checking out a film that I can't quite talk about at the moment, but I came home to an interesting email from a reader I'll refer to as The Keymaster.   Seems the Keymaster was tearing through ebay, as a geek is prone to do.   Probably looking up SUPERMAN or MAN OF STEEL and he came across this curious auction.

Apparently the seller has laid hands on some of the props from the Kent Farm Smallville Set, and he had one up for sale.    It isn't particularly spectacular.  BUT here's the image the seller put up: 

That seems to be the clearest most dynamic shot I've seen from MAN OF STEEL, but in particular, I like that he's looking at the piece of set like...  WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?   I do miss the briefs.   I do.   But at least it isn't as atrocious as a humanoid faced LIZARD.   Sigh.   Pretty cool?

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  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    but...but.. that image is fake

    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Idk how to feel about this.

    by Randy

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    first

    by sjfatty

    I miss the briefs too

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Sure. Okay.

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Whatever.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    never mind his pants..

    by paul burnett

    ..where the fuck are mine?? watchin scum at the mo, whos the daddy?

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah the Supes pic is fan art

    by sunwukong86

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    SuperBatch!

    by ZapRowsdower

    It's not a bird - It's not a plane!

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah... that's fan art.

    by Gabba-UK

    Good Fan art I grant you but it certainly ain't no still shot from a movie. At best it's some proof of concept art from the production.

  • What a scoop!

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Already seen this

    by Levon Swift

    In a fan made poster on comicbookmovie.com, several months ago.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Christ another Superman film???

    by Billy_D_Williams

    this character has such limited potential to be interesting its not even funny. Batman is so complex he can be done by Burton, Schumacher (Batman Forever) and Nolan and still be interesting to watch. But I don't know how many times we can watch such a boy scout character until it becomes dull.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Superman 2: Battle of the Bulge

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Just look at that fucking thing.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Epstein dead at 60!

    by CountryBoy

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    good lord!

    by mick vance

    dr. doolittle is cheif wiggum!!

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    If Superman was short

    by HEADGEEK

    he'd still kick ass. He's Superman, right?

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    and checking out a film that I can't quite talk about at the moment

    by master_of_realty

    Then why even say that? fucking nozzle

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    i don't mind the lack of underware on the outside...

    by sonnyhooper

    ...i just wish the cape wasn't so long. it should hang about mid-thigh, not down to the ground.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    harry

    by mick vance

    superman's gotta be tall cause he's Amer-I CAN!! maybe a 3 foot tall super hero "flies" in Japan or some other godless land, but not in the land of the free. now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go eat three hamburgers, drink a six pack of bud, and feel up a chick with fake tits...

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Does this really pass as a post on this site???

    by The_Credible_Hulk

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    That's Him! That's fuckin SUPERMAN!!

    by Isaac R.

    Awesome!

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    You seriously couldn't tell it was a fucking drawing?

    by Steve Rogers

    Seriously? What the fuck?

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    To me, it looks like......

    by Brian

    .......you just got....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................coxxed!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Superman-Knocking out Kryptonians with his bulge

    by alienindisguise

    I should grab some wood and write a letter or number on it and say it's from a movie...I know what I'll be doing this weekend.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    HARRY'S LOVE FOR SUPER COCK, GAYS GTFO

    by Creepythinmanlivez

    IF HARRY WOULD GET OFF HIS FAT ASS AND DO SOME REAL WRITING @#$%^

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Awful

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Honestly, this is not a true representation of what Superman should look like. Dammitt! Christopher Reeve looked like Superman, and they didn't change his costume, give it texture or any of this other crap. Count me out on watching this turd.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Piece of wood + fan art = AICN story?

    by cinemixtape.com

    ...

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Superman embraces his appendage

    by Roger Moon

    as a wonderful gift from nature, you can kiss the ring but you can never touch the crown.

  • ...or skirtless Supergirl with glued on red vag-patch.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    He's got an armadillo in his trousers

    by Mugato5150

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    now show lois lane

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Harry that Lizard comment...

    by ZOMBRE

    It's like old school Aintitcool. It's small comments like that from the head geek that tell me you guys haven't sold out to Sony. I'm curious if I (and you) will love the new Spidey movie or not.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Could over look the missing iconic pants IF...

    by Odkin

    He was wearing a damn yellow belt. He NEEDS some color near his waist to break up all that blue.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    I'll be damned if I'm paying money to ogle Henry Cavill's dick

    by coosawatchie

  • One of the most important aspects of a superhero movie. Most comic book films are cut too quickly and don't pause to give us that panel feel. Snyder will slow things down..literally ;)

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Umm, you guys know that THAT is all photoshop...

    by ckone

    Right? It's total Photoshop.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Heres my problem...

    by LargoJr

    The Story writers say they got rid of the shorts, because they looked stupid and impractical... Really.. and wtf do you call boots with openings OUTSIDE of the suit he wears??? Did ANYONE bother to think.. "Geee.. won't these balloon up with air and get yanked off when he flies any faster then a walk?" It's kind of why Power Girl's suit won't work.. heh.. imagine her losing her top every time she flies 60+ mph LOL

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    You guys do realize how incredibly gay you sound, right?

    by Mugato5150

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    It gives SuperGay - Man of Steel a whole new twist

    by abe

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    @icanthavethat

    by richardHarrisonsSteamedCrabs

    Well I had Scum on tv earlier, listening to Alice in Chains, skimming AICN, drinking gin AND I'm still up!!!!!.... I'm the Daddy! Where's your tool? :)

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I miss the pants also.....

    by richardHarrisonsSteamedCrabs

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Weird thing about no shorts

    by BizarroJerry

    It's something you may not expect at first, but the bright red underpants call less attention to the crotch area than none at all.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    On Krypton that bulge is considered small.

    by Xenodistortion

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Better Than Lame Krypton Battle Armor

    by THX1968

    I really don't care for what's going on in the comics right now, and I seriously hope that is not the track this new production is taking. Clark's parents are integral to who Superman is, and the comics have robbed the character of that humanity. Regardless, that is far and away the best shot of Cavill in the Supes get-up. I want this to be good (I never want anything to be bad), but Snyder's busy camera and drab imagery makes me nervous. All the color is sucked out of Supe's suit; that's bad. Yet Nolan is good. Nolan is very, very good and my hope for this film hinges on his involvement. And what it is the aversion to the undies? They've been trying to eradicate super-hero undies for 20 years and they've finally succeeded.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    For the first time

    by somdawg

    Im starting to get the feel of an "alien" approach to Superman. Know it's concept art, but Im getting an otherworldly vibe from this now.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Spidey's secret briefcase

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Full of Kryptonite or leaked photos of Supes' bulge?<b><b><b><b><b><b> *gasp*<b><b><b><b><b><b> SUPES KILLED PETE'S PARENTS!!!

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Harry, are you being intentionally incompetent now?

    by Mattman

    This is fanart from the Man of Steel facebook site. It's been up for a week.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Wow...a fragment of siding and fake picture!

    by PorkChopXpress

    That is really scintillating, Harry. What an exclusive!

  • I don't see anything complex about Batman. He's dark and brooding and blah blah - he's the same in every film, a stiff. He's conflicted over this, torn over that, doesn't emote... and has a completely crazy stable of villains. Without that, no way there's so many films. And the gadgets don't hurt, either.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Wow no doubt why he's called the man of steel.

    by Phategod2

    Is this a porn parody. His junk is in purpetual 3-D.

  • Jan. 26, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Is anyone excited about this movie?

    by ryderdvs

    When the first two came out in the late 1970's and early 1980's, they were revolutionary for film and comic books, but now, with the onslaught of comic films over the last twelve years, it just seems as if no one cares anymore.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Looks very greyish

    by AshMcQ

    I hope they'll do something in the post-production to make it more blue.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 12:59 a.m. CST

    I wish I was in this movie...

    by Brian Mullett

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Heres the Funny thing

    by Phategod2

    Bryan Singer who is out of the closet gay directed the last Superman which was very toned down,and everyone gave him crap for the gay overtones and now we have Supercock with no Singer involvement.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    SUPERCOCK

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    More powerful than a locomotive.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Dr. Manhattan

    by jake the muss

    Had the best super crotch-shots. Period.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Of course he's got a huge cock.

    by Isaac R.

    He's fucking SUPERMAN!!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I mean, why WOULDN'T he have a huge cock?

    by Isaac R.

    The dude has the most awesome super powers in the history of super powers and is married to the hottest comic book wife ever. To even suggest that he has anything less than a twelve inch penis would be ridiculous.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:29 a.m. CST

    and Batman's NEVER BEEN MARRIED?!?

    by Isaac R.

    Unless you count his little buddies *winkwink* How anyone could think Brucie is straight is beyond me.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Superman seems MIGHTY happy ...

    by Shady Drifter

    ... to return to the screens :-)

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    By the way, that's a big piece of wood...

    by Shady Drifter

    Just sayin'

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    It's weird how no red pants draws more attention to his cock than without

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Yeah yeah I know. Stop looking at his cock?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Huge cock?

    by syn_flood

    I've got some bad news for you guys...

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 4:12 a.m. CST

    I'm assuming most of those making cock remarks...

    by tstone

    ...are dudes. Why are you looking? Facinated? Repressed? He's packing. Get over it.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST

    They're adding the rotors in post.

    by knightrider

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST

    I feel intimidated by the size of Clarks bulge.

    by tradeskilz

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST

    It's Snyder. This movie will be a vapid spectacle.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Got Wood?

    by masteryoda007

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:27 a.m. CST

    My God, I hope this film's not in 3D..

    by Righteous Brother

    He'll have someone's eye out with that.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Who wears short shorts?

    by PackyMcCracken

    Superman wears short shorts. After looking at several months of "The New 52" and the various images of Zach Snyder's Superman, one thing has become very clear to me... Superman is not Superman without the red undies. He just doesn't read as Superman visually anymore. Superman is iconic. Everybody knows what he looks like, even if they couldn't draw a picture of him. What's more important though is that they know what he doesn't look like. Whenever I see Cavill in the suit or read JL or any of the other DC books with his mandarin collar suit, I have to remind myself who it is. (Plus the change in hair style has made Kal-El completely indistinguishable from Bruce Wayne) Snyder has taken this mistake two steps further in not only removing the man-panties, but also muting the color and adding ornamentation(?) to the cuff, waist and boots. I think Henry Cavill is perfect casting. I hope that Snyder can somehow avoid the visual and narrative problems of Watchmen. But this costume "re-imagining" was pure ego. Anyone who thinks they can overcome 70+ years of media saturation with their "vision" is completely deluded. I think the red panties will be back sooner than later in the comics. It's unfortunate Snyder has seized upon this passing fancy for his movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    uh?

    by CARTMANEZ

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    fanart but should be used for the movie poster

    by CARTMANEZ

    from the SHH boards: http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/22122/tnkch.jpg they should use that image for the poster or one like it, especially with the superman II style carnage in the background (so let people know theres some ACTION this time!!!) in fact its not totally unlike the SR ones - one thing i think SR got right were the 2 movie posters which were pretty iconic looking: http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/373272.1020.A.jpg http://uk.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/112/MPW-56220 btw Fan art is quite a powerful thing - i remember in the build up to SR there were lots of fanart posters and this one actually inspired the makers of the movie so much they put it in the film! http://dnm5555.deviantart.com/art/Superman-Returns-Teaser-poster-212401392 there was another one with people on the street looking up at superman flying about the skyscrapers that seemed to make its way into the film too: http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQutb_6aSghFVw2kco3iLkVYfA12KHne9XnJK-7yW-ynibGZN3exKYCiTc2 also i think a variety of CapedWonder fan art ended up on the 2006 DVD collection

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST

    my fave genuine superman movie posters

    by CARTMANEZ

    http://ckmaccom.startlogic.com/images/o/ro-105b.jpg http://www.sci-fimovieposters.co.uk/images/posters-s/S-0023_Superman_II_one_sheet_movie_poster_l.jpg yes II had the best , plus IVs was pretty cool: http://movieart.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/supermanIV-1sh-19792.jpg

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 7 a.m. CST

    I am okay with no red trunks, looks more streamlined.

    by moorE12

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    This is going to bomb...

    by vezner2007

    They changed the suit for no reason other than to be "modern" I guess. Lame excuse and it only makes him look odd. They are using old villains that we've already seen in a previous movie. *yawn* And, as I understand it, they are changing the origin story a bit and making him more "brooding". Sorry, that aint the "boy scout" that we all grew up with. If I want brooding, I'll go watch Batman. I predict this Superman movie will bomb worse than the "metroman returns" flop. Why oh why can't they make a good Superman? Because Hollywood is bankrupt on original ideas and they are also tied down by political correctness. You all know it's true.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Really, enough about his crotch.

    by phifty2

    I know your eyes are drawn there for reasons that probably go back to childhood but what did you want them to do?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I think motion capture guy is AMAZO.

    by whatevillurks

  • srlsy

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    So Kryptonians are three-legged creatures?

    by Snookeroo

    Who knew?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    They're still embarrassed by the character

    by lprothro

    ...it's written all over that assymetrical, ugly, and overly modified costume. Translate supes as is, in all his goody-two shoes, dorky glory or don't do him at all. I'm sure this will be a good film but modifications to the suit alone are enough to dampen my interest. Maybe one day DC will get its own Favreau or Raimi who are willing to faithfully interpret these characters into the modern world without compromising the characters themselves.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Fan Art, Maybe, But Not Concept Art

    by jorson28

    Like most on here, I think I can tell a piece of painted concept art, even if it's done digitally, from a photograph and THIS picture of Superman is photographic. I don't think it's A photograph, though, but likely a frame from one of the behind-the-scenes videos that have popped up online - probably from a stunt rehearsal session - blended with what appears to be a backround resembling, say, the "New Krypton" floor from Superman Returns. If it were painted, it would likely be more dynamic in its color saturation and maybe a bit less detailed. Also, even though we know they're not using the red underpants, this isn't quite the COMPLETE costume because you can see a sort of imprint in the blue bodysuit where something looking like a belt would usually go. Also, there may still be something red to cover the "crotch" area, itself (which I know sounds a lot funnier than it really is). Finally, there doesn't seem to be ANYTHING about this alleged prop to speak to its validity. At most, it looks like some kid might have used a woodburning kit to carve into it a Kryptonian symbol, but even that's arguable. Frankly, I think the whole posting is a fake, and if it's not, I'd be surprised if Warners doesn't demand it removed ASAP. We don't even know what the font will look like for the title yet! It's way too early for people to either be getting their hands on and selling legitimate props, let alone for anyone to be getting away with it.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Still can't believe HArry couldn't tell that was fan art

    by Jaster Mareel

    Very good fan art, sure, but quite obviously fan art. Either he has real vision problems or it's yet another case of Harry being so zealous to get a scoop he doesn't give a shit if it's actually a scoop or not.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Every time I see a pic of this new Superman I'm compelled to Photoshop on some briefs...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    But not in a gay way.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Smuggling plums from Krypton, I see...

    by BurnHollywood

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Fan art or not...

    by Tom Fremgen

    He needs a belt. I'd prefer the red trunks too, but I know that's not cool (like it ever was!?) But Superman running around in a 'onesy' with bright red boots, not too cool either.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Another epic fail from Harry.

    by loafroaster

    Anyone else remember the time he got pissed over a shot of Emma Frost in the Wolverine movie turning to diamond? That was some funny shit.

  • It's the last of three versions of the same manip with varying color schemes (with this one being by far the best). But yeah... fan art.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    i think the background's from 2012 actually.

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    When John Cusack's out running the end of the world in his limo.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    sonnyhooper....mid thigh?

    by R. B.

    Seriously? You seriously wrote that? Okay, I'll play.Think about Superman with a red cape that only reaches mid-thigh in your mind's eye. Is that acceptable? Does it look cool? Because in MY mind, it looks like Robin.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    You guys cry too much

    by Jarrete Barnett

    ...you know that? I'm willing to guaranty this movie is infinitely better than what an aborted Superman Lives project would have been... by default.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    The outfit looks okay...

    by tj donkey show

    ...but I hate the shade of blue and red that was used. The belt really does need to be yellow to break-up the suit.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Superbulge!!!!

    by pumaman

    Looks like he's got an armadillo in his trousers !

  • updated to today of course and with an epic Jor El vs Zod Krypton smackdown Yeahhh! (Jack Black style)

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    He still looks stupid.

    by Triple_J_72

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST

    sub_legacy - almost right

    by PackyMcCracken

    It's pretty safe to guarantee it will be better than whatever the hell Superman Lives was going to be and it may be at a magnitude of thousands, perhaps millions, of time better, but infinitely... tall order. I hope that Man of Steel is good, but I feel like I'm having to swallow a few too many pills to have any confidence it will be.