First look: Henry Cavill is smoldering in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jul 3, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. ET
Image: Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. and director, Zack Snyder, unveiled the first look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with an image of Henry Cavill as Superman hanging out on a Gotham rooftop.

Cavill, who is reprising his role as Clark Kent, makes that classic pajama suit look good. And though the redesigned suit has received criticism for leaving out the iconic red underwear, we have to say, after seeing this image, we aren't complaining.

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In a recent interview with USA Today, Snyder discussed the relationship between Superman and Batman (Ben Affleck) in the upcoming film and warned us not to get too caught up in the "v" in the title. The film intentionally used "v" instead of "vs" as a way "to keep it from being a straight 'versus' movie, even in the most subtle way."

Snyder explained that in Man of Steel, Clark Kent was finding his place in the world, both as a human and a hero. In Batman v Superman, that journey will continue, though it will be thicker, denser and more epic, according to USA Today.

Snyder told the magazine he and Cavill have "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."

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Part of that "push" is placing Superman in unfamiliar territory, aka Gotham City. He'll also be introduced to new foes and allies, including Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa).

Though Snyder has only shot a few scenes with Superman and Batman together so far, he doesn't discount the excitement and fan fervor around the upcoming film, "It's never really been done, and it's kinda cool."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release May 6, 2016.

Do you think Snyder can make the superhero combo work?