Superman’s Body Up Close and Personal

New spy photos have emerged today via Facebook that finally give us some close-up shots of actor Henry Cavill in the Superman suit on the Illinois set of “Man of Steel”.

The shots have him without the cape in between takes, probably due to the weight. Because of this it allows us to get a look at the details of the suit which is definitely more alien-esque with some ornate black ribbing on the sides, lower back and down his thighs. There’s padding all over to give a very defined muscular appearance (and a well sculpted crotch), while the red of the S and the boots really stands out against the muted blue of the rest of the outfit.