Henry Cavill Dons Superman Costume for His First Batman v. Superman Photo

Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Clay Enos

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Henry Cavill in Batman v. Superman!

The Man of Steel actor, 31, has once again tied on the red cape, appearing in his first photo from the upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

In the image, Cavill stares intently into the camera, while standing in the pouring rain in his skintight blue Superman costume, adorned with the "S," the cape, and red shoes. His hair is perfectly coiffed as he is set against a scene of a dark, cloud-covered city. 

The Tudors alum made his first turn as Superman in 2013's Man of Steel, which was a massive hit. The movie brought in $668 million at the worldwide box office and was nominated for BAFTA and MTV Movie Awards. 

Cavill reprises the role in the upcoming action flick opposite Ben Affleck, who was famously cast as Batman to much uproar. "I'm sure he'll be fantastic," Cavill said of Affleck at the time of his casting. "He's got his own style, he's not copying anyone else. He's been tenacious in his career." In the months since the announcement, Affleck, 41, has readied himself for the part, hitting the gym to add on pounds of Batman-approved muscle mass. 

The two superhero stars will also be joined onscreen by Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, and Jesse Eisenberg. Catch Batman v. Superman in theaters on May 6, 2016. 

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