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First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in new Batman vs Superman film

03 JULY 2014 We've already seen our first look at Batman, but now we have the first look at Henry Cavill as the man of steel himself, Superman.

Filming for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway and this moody shot shows Superman standing in the pouring rain over a darkened city.

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Henry Cavill as Superman


The picture seems to confirm the rumours that this will be follow the theme of 2012's Man of Steel film with a darker plot, and continues the theme of the first picture of Batman, which was released earlier in May.

The movie, not due for release until May 2016, will see Ben Affleck make his debut as Batman alongside British actor Henry.

Although it has been described as a sequel to 2012's Man Of Steel the new film is really a prequel to the expected 2017 film Justice League.

Details of the plot remain a closely guarded secret however Jesse Eisenberg will star as Lux Luthor and  Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane also all return to reprise their roles from Man of Steel.

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Ben Affleck as Batman


Ben was initially considered to be a controversial choice to take over from Christian Bale as Batman, but the first photo of him in character had a positive reception.

Fans and critics, including Rolling Stones' Jon Blistein, have said they are pleased to see the character still portrayed as the "brooding Batman we've come to know and love".

A new snap of Henry as Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent, a journalist for the Daily Planet, has also been tweeted from the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund
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"A treat for a Monday morning for all our #HenryCavill fans. Henry is a great supporter of the @RM1664Challenge!" the social media account tweeted on Monday, which gave fans a glimpse of Henry is his Clark Kent uniform as suit and tie with a satchel.

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