First Look at Superman

I’m on the fence with Man of Steel. At first it was shaping up well with an unknown in the lead role surrounded by an all-star cast (Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Russell Crowe).

But then Zod was announced as The Villain (later to be accompanied by Faora / Ursa), then my expectations severely dropped. I dreaded Superman II.2 (like Super-Fail was beat-by-beat of the 1978 film), and most recently Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) cast in the role of Perry White. He’d more suited for Ron Troupe (a fellow reporter for The Planet) then yet another case of Billy Dee Williams Syndrome (Lando Calrissian in Batman 89′).

But this kinda makes up for that with Warner Bros. giving us a glimpse of Henry Cavill (The Tudors) in the role of Big Blue.

Talk about making a first good impression unlike that half-assed debut of Brandon Routh in the suit. This setting definitely indicates that Zack Synder (the severely underrated Sucker Punch) will deliver the long overdo big fight scenes that severely lacked in that other film.

The S insignia is very much the Earth-2 symbol. It appears the belt is back to the oval shaped buckle which is good because the thing I really despised about the past design was the branding all over. Don’t mind the red tights being gone, I just couldn’t see that staying in the redesign. The flowing red cape is a great finishing touch.

The only other bit of skepticism I have is this tone being in the film’s entirety. The last thing anybody wants to see another Emo Man of Tomorrow.