It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s our Hunk of the Day — Superman: Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill! This 28-year-old British hunk is set to star in the upcoming Superman movie, set to be released in 2013, and in our dreams after seeing newly-released photos of him in the skin-tight suit.

Cavill’s acting career began at a Buckingham boarding school, where he took part in numerous plays. The steamy Cavill played numerous television roles across the pond before landing the role of Charles Brandon on Showtime’s ‘The Tudors.

Cavill, who was considered for the role of Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ film, played rugby until being chased away by injuries.

Check out photos of Cavill, including of him in his skin-tight Man of Steel costume, below.