Henry Cavill On MAN OF STEEL

"[Man of Steel] is a selfless movie about a character who is going through what he is going through. He wants to do the right thing, but he's fallible, like the rest of us. He messes up, and that makes us love him more." - Henry Cavill

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By Mark Julian - 2/15/2013



In the latest issue of Total Film Magazine out now, Henry Cavill talks about playing the granddaddy of all superheroes, Superman, in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.

On waking up during shooting and putting on the Superman suit.
"I love wearing the suit! You put it on every morning and you feel fantastic. I mean, you're wearing a Superman suit, for goodness sake!"

On how long it took to get into costume.
"It took the team about 15 minutes each day. They struggled hard...let's just say we became very close!"

His response to the question of what he tried to accomplish with the part.
"This is not a movie about Zack Snyder directing something, or Henry Cavill playing a character...It's a selfless movie about a character who is going through what he is going through. He wants to do the right thing, but he's fallible, like the rest of us. He messes up, and that makes us love him more."

On the Justice League rumors.
" A decision's being made, I'm sure, post opening weekend!"

There's more from Cavill in the interview including details on his workout regime, the pressure of being Superman on and off camera and what having a large tentpole franchise behind your name does for negotiations. Be sure to pick up the latest issue of Total Film if you're interested in reading more from Cavill. Man of Steel hits U.S. theaters June 14, 2013.

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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.

Source: Total Film
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LEEE777 - 2/15/2013, 6:49 AM
Awesome CAVILL was the best pick by far to take over from ROUTHY in this new reboot!

As for welling, Welling who :p

CAVILL will do the character the greatest justice.
Mystery - 2/15/2013, 7:10 AM
Most anticipated movie ever for me!
thosemortalmen - 2/15/2013, 7:11 AM
Great interview, and a very well articulated answer by Henry. Yeah, since he is not a perfect dude, like every kid who have been raised as an earthling, as we all experience, sometimes good or noble intention doesnt end up the way we wanted, though we came with a goodwill.
ATrueHero1987 - 2/15/2013, 7:12 AM
I'm ready to see this movie.
The top 3 most anticipated movies of the summer for me are: Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, and Man Of Steel!
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 2/15/2013, 7:14 AM
Good gravy, I can't wait.
bemond - 2/15/2013, 7:18 AM
I believe in Cavill! God I hope this movie rocks.
aztecRaingod - 2/15/2013, 7:22 AM
I think humanizing the character is a great idea. The holier than thou, infallible boyscout schtick would not have worked today the way it did years ago.
BANEofExistence - 2/15/2013, 7:22 AM
What material is that suit made of!?!? Great for Cosplayers!
INFO - 2/15/2013, 7:25 AM
I love the way he's so enthusiastic about being superman that shows me that he will try his hardest to bring the best performance of Superman we will ever see.
SpectacularJoShFest - 2/15/2013, 7:25 AM
I would like to say this is my most anticipated movie of the year but it isn't...this is my most anticipated movie of all times after Superman II...well,nope...that was Avengers,but any way, Man of Steel is what I've always wanted to see in a Superman movie...it's time to let the Donner movies go and embrace this new take on the character...oh and let the main theme go as well...it's not the 70s anymore =)

grifdeadpoolteabag - 2/15/2013, 7:27 AM
Dull, muted, and depressing.

And that's just the costume.

::groan::
DanteSparda - 2/15/2013, 7:43 AM
"A decision's being made, I'm sure, post opening weekend!"

Figures, then we will have to wait until August for some news about JLA and perhaps about a sequel to MOS.
TonyCHAOSJacobs - 2/15/2013, 7:56 AM
If the sucks..............i'm still gonna see it three times at the theatres.
gambgel - 2/15/2013, 7:58 AM
this will easily be my Fave movie of the year
rbfn04 - 2/15/2013, 8:01 AM
Whatever they say or do the movie, to me, hangs on what they do with the Clark Kent/superman dynamic. If they go "he is more Kal-El than Clark Kent. Clark is the mask" like the New 52, there's no way I'll be able to enjoy it.

If they go "Clark is who I am. Superman is what I can do", can't me in. (eventho I'll always look at the suit as "close but no cigar")
Thythoutrust - 2/15/2013, 8:03 AM
Does he fuse with Batman at the beginning of the movie? Or after like 45 minutes or something?

Anyways, looks promising.
Facade - 2/15/2013, 8:06 AM
@TonyCHAOS...no doubt...lmfao.
Fortress - 2/15/2013, 8:09 AM
Henry Cavill for Superman in JLA!!!
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/15/2013, 8:21 AM
mmmmm cavill delicioso, i'm not gay but....
starkresilient - 2/15/2013, 8:25 AM
he seems kinda boring and not charismatic enough but I hope he does well
mumbz - 2/15/2013, 8:58 AM
this guys is just so cool!
KNIGHT3000 - 2/15/2013, 9:01 AM
ToTheManInTheColdSweat -

your gay dude
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/15/2013, 10:05 AM
KNIGHT3000

i'm cavillsexual

^_^
TonyChu - 2/15/2013, 10:30 AM
Loved watching Space Ghost Coast to Coast as a kid.
SamHell - 2/15/2013, 10:53 AM
@batz11 YEah I noticed that too.

maybe he's an atheist
knocturnalzen10 - 2/15/2013, 11:43 AM
Should be epic , orgins is there in sup comics so we'll see

cross fingers twice
Godzillafart - 2/15/2013, 11:45 AM
If this is as good as it looks like it will be, it will be hard to beat.
Super12 - 2/15/2013, 12:10 PM
I CANT WAIT FOR MAN OF STEEL!!!
batman1216 - 2/15/2013, 12:38 PM
I feel we may be in for something special. TDK level special. Its just a vibe I am starting to get. I also feel the world is ready for a new Superman movie. When Returns came out there was no real buzz. Even before we knew it was crap, but after TDK trilogy and Nolan's name attached to it there just seems to be this growing buzz. The trailers have this feel to them that seems special. I hope I am right, because Superman deserves it. Batman is my favorite, but Superman belongs right there with him.
JULEZ13 - 2/15/2013, 12:46 PM
WB to make a final decision on JL after MOS's opening weekend?? I guess Cavill has his agent calling them constantly to see where they are going with this. I'm sure he wasn't supposed to let us know that tho! BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO CAVILL!!

I still don't see the need to wait. The greatness of this movie is clear... They better move ahead with JLA! Get Goyer and Jonathan Nolan to come up with the story and let Snyder direct!
Tony93 - 2/15/2013, 12:47 PM
can not wait!! can not wait!!!!
Tony93 - 2/15/2013, 12:48 PM
I also cant wait for maketing.. promo.. posters..
shirts..
and the 3rd trailer..
cant wait till my theater has a bigass poster of Cavill on the walls..
it will be glorious!! lol
DanteSparda - 2/15/2013, 1:41 PM
@TonyCHAOSJacobs

I'm sure many fans said the same about Green Lantern...
Nomis1800 - 2/15/2013, 3:24 PM
Now there's a Superman..
thaonly1guly - 2/15/2013, 3:57 PM
@JULEZ13 That's exactly my thought process. They could easily just have Goyer and J. Nolan write the script and Snyder direct. The more I think about it the more I think that is exactly what is going to happen.

I wouldn't be surprised if Goyer and J. Nolan are currently writing a script as we speak.
Navyblue8 - 2/15/2013, 4:35 PM
YEAHHHH!!! GO MAN OF STEEL! I love what Henry Cavill's words lines about MOS. Come on, Warner Bros. should do to make the Justice League movie after MOS... I can't wait to see Henry as Superman in the Justice League movie.
Thecondor14 - 2/15/2013, 5:52 PM
Can't wait to see this especially with Cavill in it. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy Reeve and the rest but Cavill just has a Superman vibe. He also has the muscularity that the others lacked that makes him look like he can do what Superman does.
Jollem - 2/15/2013, 6:02 PM
here comes the justice league
ahhmynuts - 2/15/2013, 7:08 PM
im just wondering where the guys that said he was a bad cast are at...
XavierLehnsherr - 2/15/2013, 7:33 PM
I already saw this movie.

Back when it was called "Smallville".

He didn't even need to wear the suit to be Superman.

And he did it for 10 years.

It was awesome.
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