Henry Cavill Talks New Superman's New Look

New Superman Henry Cavill is sporting a look fans have never seen on the caped hero – no trademark red underpants, a beard and he appears to go shirtless in at least one scene. On Monday, the British actor chatted about the comic book character’s new updated look.

During an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Henry was asked about Superman’s new all-blue pants and the 28-year-old actor appeared to be a bit intimidated by the revealing attire.

“Why wear underpants when you can be far more revealing?” he said with a laugh.

Later on Tuesday night at the premiere of his latest movie, “Immortals,” Access Hollywood asked why his Clark Kent/Superman is seen sporting a beard while shooting the superhero reboot.

“You’ll see!” Henry coyly said with a smile.

Also during his interview with Leno, the actor revealed that he was up for the Daniel Craig’s role in “Casino Royale,” and that Stephenie Meyer originally wanted him for the role of Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga.”

“By the time it came around to casting, I was too old,” Henry said of the part that would go to Robert Pattinson.

“Immortals” hits theaters on Friday and “Man of Steel” is slated for release on June 14, 2013.

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