ByScott Pierce, writer at
Yell at me on Twitter: @gingerscott. Managing Editor at Moviepilot.
Scott Pierce

Man of Steel soared to the tune of $125 million its opening weekend, making it second largest opener this year and the biggest June opening ever. Naturally, Warner Bros. marketing department must be jumping for joy. After all, the emotionally riveting trailers surrounding 's reboot hit us in the gut faster than a speeding bullet. They were just that good.

There's an interesting dichotomy between the actual reviews of the film (it currently sits at a rotten 56% on Rotten Tomatoes) and the A- it received from CinemaScore, but there's no denying that the film evolved the idea of Clark Kent into something for today's audiences. MoS straddled that line of pleasing diehard Superman fanboys and newcomers. That's especially true since people are still trying to dissect what, if any, easter eggs in the film lay out future DC projects. However, there's also one scene that people are dissecting solely for nostalgia purposes. If you haven't seen the film, I suggest you stop reading if you don't want any spoilers whatsoever...

Before Man of Steel's release, there was a rumor online that would somehow be pulling a Tupac and making an appearance in the film. CBM points out that there was a set photo appeared that looked like Reeve's Clark Kent. There were rumors that Reeve's face would actually be placed on this background character. However, now they're reporting specifics from the film which may or may not be Reeve's actual appearance or just a trick of the eye.

Here's the scene in question:

When Superman is flying up into Zod’s gravity beam, the effects of the gravity beam are very clearly shown on Henry Cavill’s face. One of the effects appears to be that Zod’s gravity beam makes Henry Cavill look a lot more like Christopher Reeve. Quite a few viewers seem to have noticed the resemblance, because the theory that Christopher Reeve’s face was purposefully CGI’d onto Henry Cavill’s body has started circulating on social media.

Did you guys notice this? Is this just a trick of the eye or do you think Snyder actually tried to put Reeve's face on . While I still think Reeve is the best Superman out there, I would've also been happy for a random appearance because, let's be honest, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a great, kitschy show.

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