Actor Henry Cavill Compares Man Of Steel To DC's "New 52", Plus Much More!

Henry Cavill compares Man of Steel to DC's New 52 and also discusses his research into the source material and his feelings about the fan feedback. Can't miss responses from Cavill after the jump.

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By Mark Julian - 11/10/2011

Source: The Washington Examiner

Derrik J. Lang has a great write up for the Washington Examiner about Henry Cavill and some great quotes from the actor as well as his supporting cast from both Immortals and Man of Steel. So far, Cavill hasn't made one wrong step in his promotion for Zack Snyder's new Superman flick and as a result, anticipation is building rather than subsiding even though we have a little ways to go before Man of Steel hits theaters.

Cavill on what fans can expect from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel:

Cavill compared the "Man of Steel", written by screenwriter David S. Goyer and directed by "300" and "Watchmen" auteur Zack Snyder, to "The New 52," DC Comics' dramatic and so-far successful revamping of the origins and costumes of many DC Universe titles and characters, including Wonder Woman and Green Lantern and of course Superman.

"When that came out, everyone went, 'Arrhhh! Everything's changed,'" exclaimed Cavill. "It's part of the evolution of the character. There is a modernization to it, and certainly our style is making him easier to associate with because it's pretty tough to associate with an invulnerable alien."

Cavill on coming close to playing Superman before and the contacts he made at WB:

"It's actually been proven that just because I didn't get Superman then doesn't mean that I can't get Superman now," said Cavill without sounding the least bit arrogant. "You can't let it get you down. You've got to look at the positives. I got to meet with Warner Bros. and everyone there. It's beneficial, really."

Cavill on the fan reaction and his research into the source material:

"There are a lot of people who have dedicated their life to loving this character. ... Their opinion does matter," noted Cavill. "I've done my research on the source material. I have my opinions on the various bits and bobs, but sometimes there will be a little gem out there about one of the books, and I'll say to myself, 'Yeah. That's a good point.'"

Immortals director Taresem Singh also sings Cavill's praises and states he will be a wonderful Superman:

"He will deliver in spades," said "Immortals" director Singh of Cavill's Greek hero portrayal. "There's no drawing this guy back at this point in his life. He's so committed. ... In my film, he had to act, but he truly is a Superman." Singh said he was sold on Cavill for Immortals when he gave the actor a simple scene to read, and Cavill effortlessly interpreted it five different ways.

Sounds like Cavill just may deliver the Superman movie fans have been patiently and not-so patiently waiting for. I personally can't wait to see Immortals simply for the fact that it will give me a glimpse as to what to expect from Henry when the curtains finally rises on Man of Steel in 2013.








Man of Steel is an upcoming American superhero film under the development of Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series. Using Chicago as a backdrop, and with production to be based in west suburban Plano, the film entered principal photography in August 2011, for a planned theatrical release on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros., which also includes IMAX venues.




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superotherside - 11/10/2011, 11:44 AM
I really like this guy... :) Can't wait for a trailer!
bigshow2312 - 11/10/2011, 11:44 AM
This dude is perfect!
superotherside - 11/10/2011, 11:46 AM
Also, I would love it if he get's as close as he can to the Superman character, in the New 52... :) Perfect! :)
StrangerX - 11/10/2011, 12:07 PM
I've always wanted Snyder to direct a Superman film since I saw Watchmen, and honestly Cavil looks awesome as supes.
Shaman - 11/10/2011, 12:09 PM
TheGODDAMNSUPERGUY- I know, right?
Shaman - 11/10/2011, 12:10 PM
Christopher who?
Shaman - 11/10/2011, 12:14 PM
HeroKiller- Too true! Henry Cavill & Chris Hemsworth are hitting it big time!
write33 - 11/10/2011, 12:15 PM
so far you can't ask for more than what he's saying. Plus his set pix are overall very spot on......ok small gripes on his "superman" hair or lack of Clark glasses .. but there is so much time to go... .I can't wait! ....I wonder if the 2012 Super Bowl will be the first trailer, or sooner / later than that!
valeriesghost - 11/10/2011, 12:18 PM
Mmmm, smexy
ArgentSnith - 11/10/2011, 12:27 PM
Lordy Lord...CHESTICLES!
BATMAN1X - 11/10/2011, 12:28 PM
Finally The Fanboys are giving him A Chance to prove he will be A Good Superman..
blkyank - 11/10/2011, 12:35 PM
@teabag

Thank goodness you showed up.like The GODDAMNSUPERGUY,I love Cavill in this role,only not quite so much.Anyway,love Cavill's reference to the new 52.This could be the doorway to a combined DCU. Imagine a live action JLA film version of the new 52 Justice League Superman,Batman,Green Lantern,Flash brawl.
ThaMessenger07 - 11/10/2011, 12:37 PM
My sexuality is Quite intact but this man is sexy in every way shape & form. He will do well in this industry and MOS will be an amazing CBM. Can't wait!

As for the 52, I hope they go with a little more attitude but a character that looks like he will develop into a KC Superman. Not a boyscout, not an Angry 22 year old but exactly what he is, an Alien, with god like powers, raised in middle America...
ArgentSnith - 11/10/2011, 12:39 PM
ncreb@ Thanks for clearing that up for me. I wrongly Identified them as Chesticles after wieghing the option of refering to them as Golden Bozos.
Bajumbos is much more succinct, sir. :)
ThaMessenger07 - 11/10/2011, 12:40 PM
Shaman - 11/10/2011, 12:42 PM
SteveRogersSon- Of course i was only kiding. I do like Reeve only i never thought of him as the be all/end all of Supermen. And so far, Cavill seems to make sure we don't think that. However, i DO definitely agree with your criticisms in regards to the DCnU version of Supes. I don't want Cavill or Snyder to just use that brownprint for the character. They should use all shades of him from the massive source. And i'd be highly surprised if Cavill doesn't crack at least one smile in this film.
Action - 11/10/2011, 12:48 PM
Henry is going to be an excellent superman. Snyder and co. will not let us fanboys down.
Greengo - 11/10/2011, 1:01 PM
"I'd examine his bits & bobs" ~ Fannyboys
Daniellantern - 11/10/2011, 1:08 PM
Whoa, This dude is awesome! Can't wait for trailer.
dxperry - 11/10/2011, 1:13 PM
Movie will suck, Cavill Sucks, Snyder sucks, suit sucks, black perry white sucks, sucks sucks
villain001 - 11/10/2011, 1:16 PM
waiting for 2013 blows
Zordan - 11/10/2011, 1:20 PM
i think this will be strong movie as nolans batmans
write33 - 11/10/2011, 1:22 PM
@dxperry

"sucks sucks" made me laugh outloud. nice.
MassExecutions - 11/10/2011, 1:23 PM
If its hard to relate to an invulnerable alien, why do I really like Silver Surfer and really dislike Superman?

Also, he didn't answer the real question: Is his Superman going to be a communist like the new 52 Superman?
Greengo - 11/10/2011, 1:32 PM
Massex: lmao.

MassExecutions - 11/10/2011, 1:41 PM
@Greengo - I KNEW IT!! I TOTALLY FREAKING KNEW IT!!
FlappyJax - 11/10/2011, 2:03 PM
Henry's the man.
PoPcornDude - 11/10/2011, 2:14 PM
Cavill will do more than perfect for the role, this is a wise decision from WB, unlike GL
TheDetectiveComicRises - 11/10/2011, 2:24 PM
He will do very well :)
Thablaqkgoat - 11/10/2011, 2:26 PM
So then Man Of Steel is going to be unnecessary, confusing, and completely throw continuity out the window? Damn!

Though I like the stories for the New 52, I still think it was stupid to start over :/
TheAmarilloBlack - 11/10/2011, 2:40 PM
@Shaman
REEVE.


Big boots to fill, Hank. Don't fock this up.
rbfn04 - 11/10/2011, 4:11 PM
@Superguy yeah, cause my gripe with DCnU "SUperman" is "it changed".
rbfn04 - 11/10/2011, 4:26 PM
@SteveRogersSon yeah! How dare I "hate" on a hit first ask questions later character??? He obviously was right, afterall GL SAID something. You know, you can't have people TALKING around you!.
headlopper - 11/10/2011, 6:13 PM
". ... Their opinion does matter," noted Cavill."

That's the money quote.
Cartfly - 11/10/2011, 6:15 PM
I respect his honesty, humility and gentility.
Hi's gonna be a great superman.
rbfn04 - 11/10/2011, 6:42 PM
@Superman9859 well, if they ARE going DCnU's route, that "Superman' is not the most likeble character... He a douche
MaddMonkk - 11/10/2011, 7:15 PM
tea jeepers creepers where'd you find them...tittiess
davidcub - 11/10/2011, 8:06 PM
People have been aware of Superman's alien invulnerability for over 70 years now and have had no problem relating to him or really any of the DC characters!!! EVERYONE knows who Superman is! I HATE all this "now they are easier to relate to" bullshit! I've been "relating" to them since I was 2 years old.
rbfn04 - 11/10/2011, 8:16 PM
@dsavidclub c'mon man, the other characters where easy to relate. Who can't relate to a billionaire mentally il playboy? Or a space cop?
Ichaos - 11/11/2011, 1:26 AM
Hmmm trying to be like the new 52 Superman???? I may. End up passing on this film if thats acurate and watch Green Lantern on Blue ray. :/ i really dont want to see a movie about an angry racist alien.

Kind of odd "modernizing" an alien from a more advanced civilization in another Galaxy. For the most part modernizing should mean instead of reporters rushing to phonebooths to call in their stories theyuse blackberries.
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