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Udders of Steel

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a…..cow.

Photo credit: Danny Evans / Rex Features

Photo credit: Danny Evans / Rex Features

Even the Jersey cows are getting into the Superman spirit as the island prepares for its first ever film premiere on Friday (14 June).

The heroic herd became donned the superhero’s famous blue-and-red cape in anticipation of Hollywood’s arrival for a very special premiere of one of this year’s biggest films – Man of Steel.

Danny Evans / Rex Features

Danny Evans / Rex Features

Locals even etched out the iconic ‘S’ logo on one of the island’s sandy beaches.

Jersey-born Henry Cavill who plays the leading role will be the star attraction and the reason behind the extraordinary premiere location, having made a specific request to the film company to give something back to the island where he was born and spent most of his childhood.

Picture credit: Danny Evans / Rex Features

Picture credit: Danny Evans / Rex Features

The Jersey premiere will take place on Friday, after the London event, in order for Henry and other big name Hollywood superstars to attend.

Henry’s family still live on the island and will be joined by friends and supporters for a series of special screenings.

David de Carteret, director at Jersey Tourism, said: “Jersey’s over the moon to be hosting such a prestigious event. We’re all incredibly proud of Henry and the whole island is delighted to get the chance to host such an important premiere on our shores.

“Island life is gearing up for Henry’s arrival; from the Jersey Evening Post turning into the Daily Planet for a day to local produce being prepared for the premiere’s after party. Even our famous cows can’t wait for Superman to fly in on Friday.”

Tim Relf

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