Well, rest assured ladies and gentlemen: Henry Cavill is still ridiculously handsome, and still looks really good in his Superman costume. This morning Warner Bros released the first official shot of the actor in his Kryptonian garb, from the upcoming sequel 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' This comes a few days after that weird sort-of look at him as Clark Kent. Based on the grimness of the rest of the image, though, it looks like tough times could be ahead for the Man of Tomorrow.

In the photo Superman is standing on top of a rain-slicked rooftop, possibly in Gotham, because as the title of the movie suggests, he will be battling the Dark Knight (played by Ben Affleck) and certainly some of that battle must take place outside of Metropolis. The weather causes his big cape to ripple elegantly behind him, with Cavill's steely gaze aimed directly at the camera (careful – he does have laser-vision!)

People far nerdier than myself (yes, these people do exist) could probably illuminate the differences in the costume from last year's "Man of Steel," but we couldn't detect anything noticeable, although maybe those armbands and the ribbing on the sides? It also seems like the colors have been brightened slightly, to give them a more robust look.

The Zack Snyder-directed superhero romp, which also costars Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter, is released on May 6th, 2016.

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