MAN OF STEEL Director Zack Snyder on Casting Henry Cavill - Audio Interview

In this one-on-one audio interview conducted shortly before Man of Steel opened, director Zack Snyder reflects on what it was about Henry Cavill that convinced him that he was the right man to play the last son of Krypton.

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By EdGross - 7/8/2013
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supermarioworldE - 7/8/2013, 6:46 AM
That friskies ad before the interview is gonna haunt my dreams forever.
MightyZeus - 7/8/2013, 6:48 AM
Great interview Ed.

Henry Cavill was obviously the best choice for 'Superman'.
Shaggy - 7/8/2013, 6:49 AM
thank God they picked him over Joe-Schmoe Mangawhatwhat
TheSonOfKrypton - 7/8/2013, 6:51 AM
Henry Cavill was the best part of the whole film.
EdGross - 7/8/2013, 6:51 AM
Thanks, all. I'll have more interview excerpts coming from Snyder as well as Henry Cavill.
Scooby - 7/8/2013, 6:52 AM
Awesome Ed!

KNIGHT3000 - 7/8/2013, 6:53 AM
5) AVENGERS
4) X2
3) DARK KNIGHT
2) SPIDER-MAN 2.1
1) MAN OF STEEL

BEST CBM EVER CREATED, HAHAHAHAHAHA
NeoBaggins - 7/8/2013, 6:54 AM
"I can do things that other people can't"
DoubleD - 7/8/2013, 7:21 AM
Pacific Rim is getting good reviews. YAHOO !

Man of Steel will not even top The Amazing Spiderman (752 million) movie worldwide gross.
DoubleD - 7/8/2013, 7:28 AM
Man of Steel my prediction. 299 million domestic + Foreign 375 = 674.00 Worldwide
DoubleD - 7/8/2013, 7:31 AM
My prediction since the Man of Steel fell out of the sky at the box office so fast, Warner Brothers will not risk making a sequel. They got lucky with the Man of Steel. COMIC CON CAME AND WENT AND WE HEARD NOTHING.

TheManofTomorrow - 7/8/2013, 7:37 AM
I'm one of the few people who liked Sucker Punch. I love Zack Snyder's work. But man, the dude must not be allowed to talk! He says "you know" and "like" throughout the interview. I get what he's saying, but his inability to articulate what he means damages his credibility as an expert film maker.
EdGross - 7/8/2013, 7:39 AM
Warner Brothers HAS to make a sequel; right now, it's all they've got in terms of DC. Besides, the movie is now about $150 million in profit, plus there's the $160 million they pulled in from promotional tie-ins and, then, there will be several hundred million more from Blu-ray/DVD, which should put things close to a billion dollars. Is it Iron Man 3 business? Not even close, but certainly profitable to the point of leaving no doubt there will be a follow-up.
Scooby - 7/8/2013, 7:40 AM
@TheManofTomorrow that's what some critics think - that Snyder is a boy going through puberty trapped in a man's body. Good thing movies are a combination of several things, most importantly the visuals, like you know what I'm saying?
DoubleD - 7/8/2013, 7:45 AM
EdGross, Warner Brothers is going trough tough finacial times right now and big changes. Its just my quess but I feel WB is going to play it very safe with what movies they make.
TheDetectiveComicRises - 7/8/2013, 7:51 AM
Excellent casting & Superb film!
EdGross - 7/8/2013, 7:52 AM
I'm only guessing, but, like I said, if they ultimately make $500 million in profit from Man of Steel, that's a pretty good incentive to push forward. Again, they need to if they are seriously going to try and get a "movie universe" going.
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 8:01 AM
It made more then Thor, Captain America, X-Men First Class. And made more then Iron-Man 1 before adjustments, it still has a few more weeks in theaters so by the time it is done MOS will beat IM1 after the adjustments too.
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 8:02 AM
There will be a sequel.
DoubleD - 7/8/2013, 8:07 AM
Dmon,, DC don't make the call. Warner Brothers makes movies not CBM's.

MARVEL STUDIOS makes movies so that is why films like Thor, Captain America, and Hulk keep getting re-made. If these films were with WB we would have never seen sequels or The Avengers.
DoubleD - 7/8/2013, 8:08 AM
monkeyballs,,, oops
fettastic - 7/8/2013, 8:21 AM
It's pushing $600M now. Does it have another $100M in it? I don't know, maybe.

But the real prize is that franchise money and cracking open Justice League as well.

Man of Steel 2 is gonna generate a mountain of cash.
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 8:27 AM
@DoubleD WB had to have known that MOS would not have done better then a 2nd and 3rd movie in a franchise or a Team movie that had 4-5 major characters from other films. Also MOS did better then the X-Men films from Fox. Fox has other films that they produce also but the are still making X-Men films.
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 8:29 AM
Of course I will admit though that Fox has to make X films or they will lose the rights.
xfactor - 7/8/2013, 8:54 AM
@ doubled, there has to be a sequel on the way, wb isn't stupid they made the money back already, so obviously they see the franchise potential. This movie is a hit, and its made more than both captain america and thor, both are with sequels coming up as well. You're right dc dont make the call it's wb, but when have you known the warners for turning down cash?
PapaII - 7/8/2013, 9:25 AM
Pay no attention to Doubledouche, he's just a minor marvelite troll. Stop feeding him!
jp688 - 7/8/2013, 9:34 AM
Great interview.
valeriesghost - 7/8/2013, 9:47 AM
@Monkeyballs, nice video, i'm a huge Pearl Jam fan and Matt Chamerlain was the original drummer
MrReese - 7/8/2013, 9:59 AM
He was an awesome Supes.Bring on MoS2
Neek2086 - 7/8/2013, 10:29 AM
DoubleD Stop hating on MOS okay we get it u Dont like superman get over it they're going to make a Sequel.. it was a success so stop whining.. Why did u come on this article to bitch anyway if you didnt like MOS.. And I'm curious what movies did u like so i can tell you everything wrong with it???
Bodwulf - 7/8/2013, 10:44 AM
Love how you can post a story about casting . Then the comments section turns into a nostalgic look back at Prince! Thanks to all those who posted pics!
EdGross - 7/8/2013, 11:20 AM
Bodwulf, I'm just surprised it took as long as it did.
xfactor - 7/8/2013, 12:09 PM
damn right @ineedrevelation, sheeiit iron man (2008) made 586 mil and look how that turned out ;)
Nubase - 7/8/2013, 12:35 PM
@DoubleD

We all get it, you do not want MOS to make any more money

its really getting boring now

l've seen the movie 3 times already and it gets better and better.
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 2:52 PM
@Ineedrevelation Transformers has never gotten a Fresh Score and they are making the fourth one right now. RT score means nothing.
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 3:00 PM
@Ineedrevelation Also like I said earlier MOS made more money then Thor(16 wkends) and Captain America (16 wkends) and has only been out for 4 weekends. It has already beat Iron-Man 1 (22 wkends) before adjustments also. When it is done MOS will have beaten Iron-Man 1 after adjustments as well.
Folchibas - 7/8/2013, 3:05 PM
@Ineedrevelation - difference is though? what does that even mean??
Dmon - 7/8/2013, 3:44 PM
@Areopagus Agreed
Jollem - 7/8/2013, 11:15 PM
nice
savageguitarist - 7/9/2013, 12:57 AM
lol@ the logic of some of you people. comparing man of steel total money compared to iron man 3 which is the 3rd freaking installment in a franchize backed up by avengers group movie. man of steel should be compared to batman begins or TASM
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