Henry Cavill Wearing Christopher Reeve Superman Costume

Zack Snyder has shared a good quality version of a black and white photo of Henry Cavill wearing a replica of Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume.

The photo was shared on Snyder’s Vero social media account, and was taken back when Cavill was testing for the role for “Man of Steel”.

Snyder is quoted as explaining, “If you can put on that suit and pull it off that’s an awesome achievement. [Henry] walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go ‘Wow.’ Okay: This was Superman.’”

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Nate1986
Member

This is old news. Why is everyone treating it like it was new? We saw this years ago.

MattComics
Member

This is the first time we have seen the full photo top to bottom and have seen it without it being slightly blurred out but of course it can’t be in color.

DE-EL
Member
Henry’s such a great Superman on and off-screen. IMHO, he’s the best cinematically. He’s also living proof that dreams can come true. Henry’s been a fan of Superman since he was a kid (even though he wasn’t allowed to read comics growing up because he attended a strict boarding school) and has wanted to play him his entire life, a point made by his friend/former co-star James Franco. I can only imagine the backflips he did when he found out Zack (also a fan) cast him. Hope he gets his Promethean Productions company up and running before Matthew Vaughn is… Read more »
Super El
Member

This must have been before Henry went to his full bulk

Then again, Reeve was three inches taller, so maybe that’s why he looks skinnier than usual in that pre-MoS photo

DE-EL
Member

Yeah. He said when he tried out for the part, he wasn’t yet in shape…

MattComics
Member
I recall in an interview he remarked that the Reeve suit was “unforgiving”, basically implying that you’ve got to be in shape to wear it because if not it’s gonna show all your flaws. But I think it’s telling that despite not being in shape no one laughed at him wearing it. Which just tells me that if you have the right actor or draw him right there’s no reason the classic suit design can’t work because simply put, maybe it can look silly on the average person but it doesn’t look silly on Superman. That being said just doing… Read more »
sehroyal
Member

I have this fanfiction in my head where in the end of Justice League lois gifts him with a new suit, and he looks at it and it’s human fabric. He notices the new logo, which is really the classic one, and Lois goes “On earth, it means Superman”.

s-shield
Member

This! Every word of this!

rotcev08
Member

I am such a fan! Henry is simply.. super.

Kal-Ed
Member

The dude definitely has a presence on and off screen.

redcape
Member

One would like to think that after his come back in the JL that one of the issues that ZS would address will be the colors and material of his suit. I for one don’t really dislike his suit but I would sure like it a lot more if they altered it’s texture and colors.

NeoRanger
Member

The suit isn’t going to look any better, until they drop that ridiculous filter they apply all over the place. While not the light blue of the Chris Reeve costume, both of Cavill’s suits had color; we just couldn’t see it underneath 50 different color filters.

Case in point, here’s the costume, unfiltered, from when Henry and Amy did that ice bucket challenge thing:

Guest

Yeah it looks great under natural light, but with all the darkened after effects and filters it’s very dark and muted so the colors are suppressed.
Speaking of which…..
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Kal-Elvis
Member

Man, those colors look good! it’s a shame we never see them in the movie.

Now if we can just give Henry the spitcurl (natural look via 90s comics, not the Reeve version) then the look would be perfect.

MattComics
Member

It’d be nice to if he had it parted the right way. It’s an s curl not a question mark.

Kal-Elvis
Member

LOL! Super-Riddler! :p

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