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Henry Cavill Dons Famous ‘S’ For Entertainment Weekly Cover

by  in Comic News, Movie News Comment

Although it will be months before we see an image of Henry Cavill in cape and tights, the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly offers a first look at the new Man of Steel wearing the familiar “S” shield — even if it is on a faded T-shirt.

However, 27-year-old British actor has donned the red-and-blue suit. Well, a suit: Cavill’s audition included a screen test in which he wore a replica of Christopher Reeve’s famous, if woefully dated, costume.

“If you can put on that suit and pull it off,” director Zack Snyder says, “that’s an awesome achievement. […] “He 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.’”

The new issue of EW is on sale now. Snyder’s still-untitled Superman movie is expected to begin production in June for a December 2012 release.