Henry Cavill's WORLD OF WARCRAFT Obsession Almost Cost Him MAN OF STEEL Role
"One of us, one of us!" That's right, Henry Cavill is as geeky as the rest of us and it was his love of World of Warcraft that very nearly caused him to miss Zack Snyder's call offering him the role of Superman in Man of Steel!
During my time writing for CBM, I've lost count of the amount to times that actors have claimed to be fans of various comic books or video games in a bid to win the approval of those who actually are. 99% of the time, it's clear that they're talking nonsense. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to be the case with Man of Steel's Henry Cavill! "I’ve been playing a lot of single player games, like Skyrim," he revealed in an interview with GQ Magazine (via IGN Movies). "Goodness, that’s a great game." However, the extent of his video game obsession becomes even clearer as the British actor would go on to reveal that he nearly missed out on the opportunity to play Superman in Man of Steel because director Zack Snyder chose a very awkward time to call! "I saw it was him [calling] but the thing is, you can’t save World of Warcraft, you can’t pause it. It’s live."
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as Zod
RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2013.
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