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FIRST LOOK: Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

July 3rd, 2014 by Marc Comments

A few days ago we got our first look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kent (above) in a pic for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, an organization in the UK for serving and retired Royal Marines and their families.

Now, however we get a better image… this time of him as Superman himself and standing on a rooftop in what has to be Gotham (below)… thanks to USA Today.

Snyder also talked a little about the movie and where it finds Superman: “Really digging in and evolving the character — both as Clark and as Superman — is a challenge but there’s also “the fun of trying to figure out what to put in front of him that’s difficult.”

“Cavill is definitely more comfortable in the role the second time around. We’ve both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit. The more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me.”

On the debut of Batman, the director said that instead of using several movies to define Affleck’s Batman, the character’s 75-year mythology is so deep in culture now that they can just jump to an older, road-weary take on the Dark Knight. Plus, he says, “it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”

On the much pondered V over Vs debate, he adds: “but suffice it to say there is a ‘v’ in between their names; having the “v” instead of “vs.” is a way “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”

He has only filmed a couple of scenes with the two in it and says: “It’s never really been done and it’s kinda cool.” 

He confirms Gal Godot hasn’t filmed scenes as Wonder Woman yet but “she’s working out and getting buff and ripped.”

He sums the movie up before the end by saying: “You can talk all you want about other superhero movies, but it’s Batman and Superman, let’s just be honest,” Snyder says. “I don’t know how you get bigger than that.”

It’s hard to argue…

Man of Steel was all about Superman finding his place in the world as both a hero and as a man, ultimately saving the city of Metropolis from certain doom. Dawn of Justice continues to immerse him on Earth by working at the Daily Planet as Clark Kent along with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Perry White (Laurence Fishburne). But it also takes him to new environments such as Gotham City and introduces larger threats, including Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….