Super! Aka Say Hello To The Man Of Steel

All those behind-the-scenes shots from The Dark Knight Rises that have been hitting the web this week may have made you momentarily forget, but yes, Superman is returning (again) – and here he is!

Not only is this a first shot from director Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel, it’s also our first look at Henry Cavill as Supes himself. And it’s everything we’d hoped for and more – moody, atmospheric, super-stylish. The super-suit itself is darker than before (and, apparently, shinier), which is fine by me. Cavill’s also giving us everything he’s got with one seriously steely stare.

The only odd thing is the Count Dracula-esque barnet, which seems to have been plied with serious amounts of Brylcreem.

Still, this is very promising stuff. Let’s just hope that Snyder can match his trademark saturated style with a script strong enough to ensure this new Superman really soars…

Pitt of alright

Here’s Brad Pitt. With a gun. Looking mean as hell. It’s the first shot of him from the currently filming thriller Coogan’s Trade, a book adaptation helmed by Andrew Dominik (the director of moody Western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford).

I’ve not read the original Coogan’s Trade novel, and I’ve yet to see Jesse James (it’s been sat forlornly in the ‘To watch’ pile on my bookcase for months), but I’m still pretty hyped for this. Why? Well, for a start it has a cast that includes Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ben Mendelsohn.

Then there’s the film’s plot, which has Pitt playing mob enforcer Jackie Cogan, who investigates a dodgy high stakes card game. Considering all the praise Dominik and Pitt received for Jesse James, this second team up ought to be something equally special.

Also, wow, Brad Pitt overload on the blog today. The man must stop being so freaking cool.

Pic via The Playlist