Entertainment Henry Cavill dons Christopher Reeve's Superman suit in test shot

16:06  10 april  2017
16:06  10 april  2017 Source:   Entertainment Weekly

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"First test with Henry … I knew right away he was my Superman ," Snyder wrote. Cavill isn't wearing just any old costume. "We didn't have the suit made when Henry was auditioning, so he wore the original Christopher Reeve suit ," Snyder told Dejour in 2016.

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  Henry Cavill dons Christopher Reeve's Superman suit in test shot © Clay Enos/Warner Bros

This is the moment Zack Snyder knew Henry Cavill was the Man of Steel.

The director, who recently helmed the chiseled actor in Justice League for Warner Bros., posted a rare behind-the-scenes image to his Vero account, showing Cavill donning a replica of Christopher Reeve's iconic Superman suit. "First test with Henry," Snyder captioned the photo, of which a blurry version emerged online back in 2014. "I knew right away he was my Superman."

As Snyder explained during a 2016 interview with DuJour, "We didn't have the suit made when Henry was auditioning, so he wore the original Christopher Reeve suit. He put it on and when he came out of the trailer, everyone was like, 'Dang, you're Superman!'"

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Los Angeles: Director Zack Snyder has shared a photo of actor Henry Cavill from his test for the 2013 film " Man of Steel" in which he' s wearing the suit that original big-screen Superman Christopher Reeve sported. "First test with Henry

“First test with Henry … I knew right away he was my Superman ,” Snyder wrote. They didn’t have the Man of Steel suit built yet, so Cavill did his test wearing Christopher Reeve ’ s Superman costume.

"All I could think was, Oh, God, they're going to look at me and go, 'He's not Superman. Not a chance,"' Cavill recalled to EW of this moment. "The actor inside me was going, 'You're not ready! You're not ready!'"

However, Snyder said, "He walked out and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on and it's a joke, even if they're great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go, 'Wow. Okay, this is Superman.'"

See the image below.

  Henry Cavill dons Christopher Reeve's Superman suit in test shot © Zack Snyder/Vero

Cavill debuted as Superman in 2013's Man of Steel, followed by last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (also directed by Snyder), and he'll soon resurface in Justice League, out this Nov. 17. Though, his new suit may be drastically different than that the Reeve's version.

This article was originally published on EW.com

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