The New Superman: See Detailed New On-Set Photos of the 'Man of Steel'

When Warner Bros. released a photo of Henry Cavill as the new Superman earlier this month, the less-than-detailed photo had him busting out of some sort of vault, looking a little leaner and more sinewy than Supermen past.

Now a series of on-set pics have emerged from enterprising photographers on the scene of the production of "Man of Steel" in Plano, Illinois, and we've got far more detail than we could have really otherwise hoped for.

The shots, which come from SuperHeroHype and their friends 'Kal-El.9859' and 'wacots', include some close-ups of a buffed-out Cavill sporting a contoured, skin-tight outfit that calls to mind the latest Spider-Man costume.

Weirdly, none of the on-set photos show off the infamous cape, though another set of recent, very blurry photos from Celebuzz! do show that off in one still as well.

Besides Henry Cavill as Superman, the award-winning cast of "Man of Steel" includes Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni, Julia Ormond, Michael Shannon, and Antje Traue. The "Man of Steel" will be directed by "300" and "Sucker Punch" director Zach Synder, known for his over-the-top action and highly stylized visual aesthetic.

Check out pictures of the new Superman below, and let us know what you think in the comments: