Warner Bros. has released the first official image of Henry Cavill in his role as Kal-El for 2013's Superman: The Man of Steel. Here it is courtesy of JoBlo.com.
Man of Steel is right.
This is the gunmetal Superman we probably should've expected from director Zack Snyder. That said, it's still a little jarring to see such intensity from the character. We're reminded of Azzarello and Lee's Superman: For Tomorrow here. Though there's something about that crumpled vault and the silvery lighting that recalls the Fleischer cartoons in some curious way. Even at full resolution, we still had to squint to make sure this was actually Cavill here. He could pass for Dean "Mayhem" Winters (30 Rock, Allstate ads). Did he pluck his eyebrows?
UPDATE: Some of you are worried about the spit curl. Before we could contact Jim Lee to ask if it's retractable, we were directed to this image from Aint it Cool News. This is evidently a current photo (note the SDCC badges) and well, I have to stop writing this sentence because it's too nerdy even for this writer to consider.