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Zack Snyder releases Henry Cavill Superman audition photo in Christopher Reeve’s suit

by on April 7, 2017
 

Zack Snyder has been known to release photos from behind the scenes, like the infamous “sad Batman” that become a meme everywhere. He’s also released pictures of himself editing the Justice League movie, showing Aquaman in action and Affleck in the Batsuit, taking direction.

But his latest image is perhaps the coolest. It features Henry Cavill wearing the Superman outfit worn by Christopher Reeve from the original Superman movies. The suit that made the world believe the Man of Steel really existed. Prior to this picture, there was only a blurry shot, seen below.

The picture above surfaced around 2014. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that Snyder spoke with Dejour and said, “We didn’t have the suit made when Henry was auditioning, so he wore the original Christopher Reeve suit. He put it on and when he came out of the trailer, everyone was like, ‘Dang, you’re Superman!’ “

While I grew up with Reeve being my Superman, it wasn’t until I saw Cavill in Man of Steel that I finally thought to myself, THIS IS SUPERMAN. While it would be nice to see him a little more jovial, like Cavill is in real life (see the YouTube clip below), I blame the writing and Snyder’s depiction of Clar/Kal-El’s personality, but Cavill nailed Superman, emotionally and especially, physically. Cavill’s Superman finally brought the action and fights we’ve seen on comics pages to the big screen.

Cavill, despite what early trailers shows, is set to reprise his role as Superman in the upcoming Justice League film, due out this November.