Check out the new SUPERMAN, Henry Cavill, on the cover of “Entertainment Weekly”

Jim Napier

by: Jim Napier
February 17th, 2011

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill is on the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The mag gives us our first look at the Man of Steel in Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN reboot (well, at least in a Superman tee shirt). The new issue centers on the upcoming superhero movies and features the first quotes from Cavill on landing the lead role, as well as quotes from Snyder.

After the jump we have the full image of the cover for you.

Henry Cavill Superman

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

Among the topics of discussion: Cavill’s audition, which included shooting a screen test wearing a replica of Christopher Reeve’s once impressive, now dated Superman suit. “If you can put on that suit and pull it off,” says Snyder, ‘that’s an awesome achievement.” Cavill was feeling less than super in the moment, at least about his ability to fill out the costume: He had just finished shooting a film with Bruce Willis called The Cold Light Of Day, and the part required to him to shed the impressive abs of steel and muscle tone he had put on for the movie he made right before that, the forthcoming mythic fantasy Immortals. As an assistant helped to him put on the Super-suit, Cavill recalls: “All I could think was: Oh, god. They’re going to look at me and go ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going: You’re not ready! You’re not ready!” Snyder saw something — or rather someone — different. “He walked out, and no one laughed,” says the director. “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.’

If those quotes don't get you excited for Cavill in the role, I don't know what will. I believe he definitely looks like he'll be able to handle the role. What are your thoughts?

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