First Image Of Henry Cavill's SUPERMAN: FLYBY Screen Test Surfaces

First Image Of Henry Cavill's SUPERMAN: FLYBY Screen Test Surfaces

The website, thinkmcflythink, has gotten their hands on an image that gives us our very first look at Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") in a different Superman costume, auditioning for McG's defunct Superman: Flyby. Hit the jump to check it out!

In 2004, before Henry Cavill was Zack Snyder's Superman in Man of Steel, Cavill was cast by McG ("Charlie's Angels") to play Superman/Clark Kent in his unproduced Superman film, Superman: Flyby. A film that was written by J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek Into Darkness"), and would've also starred Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor. That's why you see him in the banner above. Keep in mind, this took place two years before Bryan Singer's super-dull, Superman Returns. So what killed McG's Superman: Flyby? Well, the director revealed that it was his fear of flying that grounded the production. Warner Bros. wanted the film to shoot in Australia for cost-savings, while McG wanted it to be shot entirely in North America so that he never had to get on a plane. Even though Cavill would have to wait nearly a decade to suit up as the Man of Steel, we can now see an image of his Superman: Flyby screen test, via


Image: Tim Burton JP

STORY: Young PRINCE KAL-EL is rocketed to Earth in an effort for Jor-El to allow Kal-El to fufill the prophecy of being the chosen Kryptonian to end a century old Civil War. On Earth Kal-El is found by the KENTS a kindly couple who's hopes were to be parents. After surviving the years Kal-El now Clark Kent's life is shown through a series of scenes showcasing his life before Superman which leads right up to the moment he meets Lois Lane at a Metropolis College. All the while the young TY-ZOR Cousin to Clark Kent goes from Planet to Planet in search of his Cousin in hopes of killing him and crushing the war. When he arrives to Earth he discovers his Cousin has become SUPERMAN Earth's greatest protector and the two engage in a battle for the Earth it self. - CBM's Robert Garlen

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Moohika - 12/6/2013, 1:46 PM
Cavill was Superboy back then, now he is SuperMAN.
Interestein - 12/6/2013, 1:50 PM
Perfect choice.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 12/6/2013, 1:50 PM
Exactly, he was too young for it back then.
AmazingFantasy - 12/6/2013, 1:51 PM
Wow he doesnr look half bad lol
JoeMomma29 - 12/6/2013, 1:52 PM
I look the costume they went with!
Brainiac13 - 12/6/2013, 1:53 PM
Nice find nails. ;)

Wow he looks super young.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 12/6/2013, 1:54 PM
Man of Steel suit = 10x better than lame that plastic shit.
BlackIceJoe - 12/6/2013, 1:55 PM
I am happy this movie was never made I shudder to think what McG would have made instead.
JasonBlue - 12/6/2013, 1:55 PM
Perfect Casting.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 12/6/2013, 1:57 PM
I'm glad this was never made, but we got Superman Returns instead -_-
Brainiac13 - 12/6/2013, 2:10 PM


I'm about to watch the all the xtras from MOS. I'll be till 3am :)
JediSuperGuy83 - 12/6/2013, 2:11 PM
Henry Cavill is The Best Superman actor of all time
tacobender - 12/6/2013, 2:13 PM
That costume is full of suck. I love everything Synder is doing for DCCU
Tuuralihn - 12/6/2013, 2:17 PM
I thought Nicholas Cage was cast as Supes in Flyby?
JediSuperGuy83 - 12/6/2013, 2:18 PM
@tacobender Agreed Props to Michael Wilkinson for designing it is Amazing and The Best Superhero Costume of all time
REPOMAN - 12/6/2013, 2:22 PM

McG and Zack Snyder.

Warner Bros. really know how to pick great directors.

JacksonVegaIII - 12/6/2013, 2:22 PM
Thank christ Mc G never got to get anywhere near a superman film, Ill never forgive him for destroyin a Christian Bale led Terminator franchise................. it couldve been so good

MCG is everything that is terrible with modern day American Cinema
darkknightmare2012 - 12/6/2013, 2:22 PM
i think they have allready confirmed changes to the suit are coming i just hope they dont f it up i thought it was pretty close to perfect only thing really missing was the s on the back of the cape. IMO
Brainiac13 - 12/6/2013, 2:24 PM
Why does this guy call himself McG?
GinjaNinja - 12/6/2013, 2:24 PM
RDJ as Lex.... Wonder how that would have worked out. Think if this would have been made, it probably would have flopped and we wouldn't have cavill right now. weird to think. Cavill is a solid actor. Not the best but good enough to get the DCCU going
SpectacularJoSh - 12/6/2013, 2:24 PM
Hmm...The suit in MOS looks quite a lot like that of Flyby, I like they sort of went with something similar. MOS' Superman suit is hands down the best looking suit the character has ever worn and the New52 should change it to the MOS one.
JediSuperGuy83 - 12/6/2013, 2:25 PM
@REPOMAN he is better Thab Whedon and anyone else who has directed a Superhero Blockbuster Man Of Steel is The ALL TIME BEST THE GENRE
DarkGoku - 12/6/2013, 2:25 PM
@Tuuralihn, Cage was going to be in Tim Burtons superman movie.
maninfinesuit - 12/6/2013, 2:25 PM
Cool suit. Better hair. Still probably a wooden Superman.
Scooby - 12/6/2013, 2:25 PM
Somebody should cast this guy as Superman, nyuk nyuk :)
bigdannymac - 12/6/2013, 2:27 PM
Looks EXACTLY like Matt Bomer there..
NightForce - 12/6/2013, 2:29 PM
I think that suit is pretty cool. Cavill makes a better Superman in 2013 now that he is older
DukeAcureds - 12/6/2013, 2:29 PM
So the guy who crossed over from Star Trek to Star Wars (which is not only Disney but also the Lucasfilm Universe has been acknowledged as being the same as the MCU in CA-TFA) was the man who first put Henry Cavill in the Superman suit?
Truly does he bring balance to the force.
DukeAcureds - 12/6/2013, 2:30 PM
Didn't Cavill also audition for Singer's Superman Returns? Would love to see a video of that, too.
McFarlaneFan - 12/6/2013, 2:30 PM
McG has cost a few studios alot of money in pre production of films that never get made. Possibly more than 100 Million combined.
JayJayCAW - 12/6/2013, 2:31 PM
still looks awesome, even in that dumb version of the suit lol
Brainiac13 - 12/6/2013, 2:32 PM
Too tied to put this in an article.

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Reni - 12/6/2013, 2:34 PM
Man, Cavill was born to play this character. Sucks he's getting overshadowed in the sequel
REPOMAN - 12/6/2013, 2:35 PM

SuperGuy83 - "he is better Thab Whedon and anyone else who has directed a Superhero Blockbuster Man Of Steel is The ALL TIME BEST THE GENRE."

Snyder can't direct a narrative film to save his life.

Whedon directs and writes characters and stories that work.

Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 2:37 PM
That's a mkxture of the MoS suit and Nic Cage's suit.
Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 2:38 PM
Mego - 12/6/2013, 2:40 PM
It looks like the torso from some shiny action figure.
AC1 - 12/6/2013, 2:40 PM
Wow, he looks like Superman even in that crappy Flyby suit. Still, glad that one got cancelled, if it hadn't, we wouldn't have had Man Of Steel (at least, not with Cavill).
SuperCat - 12/6/2013, 2:45 PM
Ship - 12/6/2013, 2:52 PM
The man who born to be Superman. Don't even our beloved Chris Reeves was so accurated in that regard.
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