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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).

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(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.