I took the liberty of saturating this picture, it was too cloudy and gray! C'mon, Superman is bright and primary! Stop dulling down the heroes and costumes to suit your emo-anti-heroes today, please.
Now this to me is not exactly what we will be seeing in the film itself. It's obviously a promo picture. Just by the length of that cape alone, Superman is not getting off the ground. I've read horror stories of one actor who donned the costume and had to do take after take after take because the averaged-sized cape kept getting caught on furniture, in the door, etc. etc. So seriously, that's a 'promo cape.'
Remember the Voyagers! promo pics? Did Phineas Bogg wear the vest and a naked chest at all on the series? Nope! That was just to sell it and perhaps the studios were still playing around with the original outfit. Look at the color of his pants and the color and thickness of his stripe. And his sash. ALL different.
My big gripe with this costume in the promo pic is the rubbery latex texture. What's with the scales? This isn't Aqua Man. And there is no red underwear. But that seems to be catering to the new generation. Because starting this September, DC Comics is revamping 52 of their superheroes, including the biggies. and Guess what? Superman has no undies! And notice from the comic cover how is suit looks like armor? Look closely on Superman's left thigh and you'll see something similar. Now tell me, how is it that someone who is virtually indestructible save for a green rock, needs ARMOR? As far as the suit getting damaged? Well, Superman mythology according to my understanding has it that his suit was made from the fabric that was inside the rocket when he landed on earth. Again, indestructible.
Henry Cavill is a gorgeous man, so there is no problem with his looks and he's about 6'4 in height! Woohoo! Now that's Superman's real height in the comics. His bulk is fine. Men bulk up and down all the time for different roles. His Superman hair? it's perfectly black, but a bit over-styled with a 'Jersey Shore' & 'Gotti boys' ultra sheen. But on closer inspection of the pic, there is a lot of light on his hair, so that is most likely the culprit. Unfortunately a lot of Superman fan boys and girls are complaining about the missing 'S' curl. It could be a flub, it could be like I said, just a certain promo pic. Now if the real Superman's hair is wavy, not curly, where is that curl coming from anyway? As you can see, Cavill has nice curls!
This is in no way to judge the movie itself. All that remains to be seen for next year. And this time I will be going to see it! I can't wait!