Warner Bros. has released the first official photo of new Superman Henry Cavill, who definitely lives up to the superhero’s nickname and the movie title: Man of Steel. Director Zack Snyder has said he was going for a ‘bigger, muscular, retro’ Superman and Henry Cavill certainly seems to fit the bill.

Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel (Source: Warner Bros.)

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What we want to know after seeing this photo of Henry Cavill as Superman with muscles bulging all over the place is how is this guy going to convincingly portray nerdy, bumbling Clark Kent? Seriously!

Cavill, 28, will portray Superman and his alter ego opposite Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will play Superman’s adoptive parents. In what is just, in my opinion, weird casting, Russell Crowe will play Superman’s birth father, Jor-El, and Julia Ormand will play his biological mother. Laurence Fishburne has been tapped to play Daily Planet newspaper editor in chief Perry White.

Man of Steel is due for release in 2013.

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