July 3, 2014 1:41 pm

FIRST LOOK: Henry Cavill in ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Henry Cavill as Superman in a photo posted to the official Twitter page of 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.'

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TORONTO — Here’s your first look at Henry Cavill as Superman in the forthcoming Batman v. Superman movie.

The 31-year-old British actor reprises his role from 2013’s Man of Steel to star opposite Ben Affleck, who is the latest actor to portray the Dark Knight, in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The image was posted Thursday on the movie’s official Twitter page.

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“The more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me,” director Zack Snyder told USA Today.

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A number of actors have portrayed Superman — a DC Comics superhero co-created by Toronto-born Joe Shuster — including George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain and Brandon Routh.

Affleck played Reeves in the 2006 made-in-Toronto movie Hollywoodland.

Snyder said only a few scenes with both Cavill and Affleck have been filmed so far. “It’s never really been done and it’s kinda cool,” he said.

In May, Snyder shared a photo of Affleck as Batman.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for a May 6, 2016 release.

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