The first look of an actor in an iconic role is always a hugely anticipated event and few cinematic characters are as instantly recognisable as Superman.

Today Warner Bros have come up with the goods, giving us our first look at British actor Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder’s Superman movie Man of Steel and as you’d expect it’s a typically unsubtle debut for Snyder’s film.

Days after we learned that Laurence Fishburne was to join Snyder’s film as Perry White comes this image of Cavill very much the man of steel and what we have here is our first real look at the Snyder Superman suit. When the first picture of Brandon Routh as Superman appeared there was huge debate over the minutiae of the suit and this is sure to be no exception.

The production is being overseen by Christopher Nolan and stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as well as Michael Shannon as General Zod who will no doubt be demanding some kneeling over the course of the film. It’s a great pic, a good debut for the new version of the character.

Man, it’s going to be a long wait until the Summer of 2013…

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