Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive — and a sharp dresser to boot?
That looks to be the case for Henry Cavill's updated version of the intrepid Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent in the highly anticipated superhero sequel "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Fans got their first glimpse of Cavill in costume as Superman's secret identity via a photo tweeted by the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund on Monday. (The 31-year-old British actor is supporting the Royal Marines 1664 Challenge, a five-stage, 4,000-plus-mile trek raising money for wounded soldiers.)
The RMCTF's photo finds Cavill sporting a natty brown trenchcoat, navy shirt, gray tie and wool slacks, with a striped scarf tying the look together. Next to him is a folding chair with the name Clark emblazoned upon it.
Some Supes traditionalists may bemoan the absence of Clark's trademark spectacles, but we don't expect him to switch to contacts anytime soon. After all, at the end of "Man of Steel," Clark donned a pair of Paul Smith frames to complete his disguise for his first day of work at the Planet.
Still, if the photo is any indication, Cavill's Clark will be both a cleaner-cut fellow than he was in "Man of Steel" (drifter chic, anyone?) and a hunkier, less nerdy dude than previous screen incarnations. Truth be told, he looks a bit more GQ model than GA reporter.
In any case, "Batman v Superman" director Zack Snyder has made it clear that he's willing to shake some of the cobwebs off the Last Son of Krypton, even if doing so risks angering the faithful.
In March, Snyder told the Times that "Dawn of Justice," set for release May 6, 2016, "literally takes the 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman' universes and explodes them."
At least Clark won't be underdressed for the big day.
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