If you’re a fan of Henry Cavill’s Superman, but you prefer the classic look of Christopher Reeve, you’ll love the picture “Justice League” director Zack Snyder recently shared on social media app Vero.
The black and white image shows Cavill in a replica of the iconic costume Reeve wore in Richard Donner’s classic, “Superman: The Movie.” The photograph was taken during a screen test for the lead in Snyder’s 2013 feature, “Man of Steel.”
Snyder has stated in the past that Cavill’s appearance in the classic Reeve suit was instrumental in the British actor landing the role. “If you can put on that suit and pull it off,” he explained. “[T]hat’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.’”
Although “Man of Steel” marked Cavill’s on-screen debut as Superman, it was not the first time he’d been slated to the play the character. Director McG had tagged the star of the Tudors to play the hero in his 2004 film, “Superman: Flyby,” based on a script by J.J. Abrams. After that project fell apart, director Bryan Singer tapped Brandon Routh, who’d also auditioned for the McG film, to star in his “Superman Returns,” which was based on an entirely new script.
Via Batman News