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    Friday
    Dec062013

    First Look at Henry Cavill's Superman: Flyby Screen Test

    Don't know about you. But when it comes to Special Features, the only thing that interests me is the screen tests. Those few minutes of crucial footage showing whether the no-name actor is right for the role and the blockbuster in question can rest on their shoulders.

    You can't show everyone who tested. I get it. Nothing but a landmine of legal red-tape to get past and nobody ever wants to admit they put themselves out there and failed. But one can't understand why they exclude said clip of the actor who got cast. Don't talk about how awesome so-and-so was, show it.

    So I was perturbed to hear the DVD/Blu-Ray for Man of Steel didn't showcase anything from Henry Cavill's screen tests. The British thespian first wore a prototype red-and-blue design for Superman: Flyby, the ill-fated relaunch via McG, and by all accounts, so impressed he was cast. Then it fell apart and when Bryan Singer took over, he opted to go in another direction and made Superman Returns. And when it came time to re-restart for Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan, Cavill was once again called upon, this time wearing a replica of the Christopher Reeve design. And we all know how the rest of that story turned out.

    Not breaking news or anything, but we figured this was a cool enough li'l item you good readers would like to see; a twenty-one year-old Cavill from the Superman epic that almost was nearly a decade ago.

    Reader Comments (8)

    Awesome! I just wish there was a video of it. I really want to see his MOS screen test as well.

    12-6-2013 | Unregistered CommenterKal-El Fan

    Thank you so much for sharing! I'm a long-time Henry fan and I was moved to tears. Thank you!

    12-6-2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

    Phenomenal job! You just made my day! :)

    12-6-2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoker

    Wow, just think if Henry stayed on and was cast in Superman Returns. After Singer screwed the pooch with that movie. Cavill would have been cast into oblivion just like poor Brandon Routh.

    Boy...that all worked out for Henry, didn't it?

    12-6-2013 | Unregistered CommenterSooperMan

    Whoa. Meant to be Superman. He even makes that campy-looking suit look cool.

    12-6-2013 | Unregistered CommenterRocky

    Glad you guys enjoyed the shot. You'll love the rest.

    12-6-2013 | Registered CommenterPeter Georgiou

    This site rocks!!! Screw the haters!!!

    12-6-2013 | Unregistered CommenterBMAN

    So when will we see this "rest" that you speak of?

    12-8-2013 | Unregistered CommenterKal-El Fan

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