First image of Henry Cavill in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice arrives

The first image from the set of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has swooped online, giving us our first look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in the superhero smash-em-up.

Wearing a shirt, tie and brown trench coat, this looks like Clark in full journalist mode, no doubt investigating the nefarious schemes of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

Check out the full image below…

(If you’re wondering what Cavill’s holding up, it’s a T-shirt promoting the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, who tweeted the picture yesterday.)

The film, which isn’t so much a direct sequel to Man Of Steel 2 as a prelude to 2017’s Justice League , has been shooting for a month, with Ben Affleck on board as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Information on BvS remains pretty sparse at this point, but you can bet there’ll be a fair few epic scraps between the titular superheroes.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice opens in cinemas on 6 May 2016.