Henry Cavill

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an extremely good-looking actor in spandex!

Warner Bros. has released the first image of Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel, which doesn't hit theaters until May 6, 2016. The image was first tweeted by the film's official Twitter account.

In the moody photo, Cavill's Superman is seen standing on a rooftop in the rain, and gives off a grittiness more reminiscent of Gotham City than Metropolis.

Batman v Superman casts Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

In May, director Zack Snyder tweeted the first image of Ben Affleck as Batman.

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