Henry Cavill may have delighted fans with his arrival on the red carpet in London last week, but he's the first to admit that he's stepping into big shoes - and a cape, and some underpants - with his portrayal of the Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill may be pretty super, but how does he compare?
So just how super is he, when you line him up against the catalogue of actors who've played the role previously. And considering it's immediately Dean Cain and Christopher Reeve that spring to mind when asked, it's a surprisingly long list.
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For many, the role is defined by Christopher Reeve