Henry Cavill On Man of Steel Preparation and If He Saw Previous Films Again for This Role

Henry Cavill On <i>Man of Steel</i> Preparation and If He Saw Previous Films Again for This Role

While promoting his upcoming film Immortals, Henry Cavill also talked about his preparation for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and if he watched any of the previous movies ot televison shows again to know the character better. Check it out...

Talking to Collider about Immortals, his new film where he plays Theseus, Henry Cavill also shared some more info on his preparation for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. He was asked about source material and if he saw previous films again to get to know the character better. More below.

"I avoided watching anything which was someone else’s interpretation of the source material. I didn’t go back to the movies and watch them. I didn’t go back to the TV series and watch them. I didn’t want to take that and have that influence my interpretation and my performance of the character. Where the character truly belongs and where the character truly comes from is not from the movies or the TV shows; it’s from the comic books. So I went straight to the comic books and had stacks of them and just read and read and read and read and read. I enjoyed so much learning about the character in such a dense manner. The comic books were my source of material; the TV shows and movies were someone else’s interpretation and so I left that to them."

To see more of the interview where he talks about getting the role, just click HERE.

And here is a video of Cavill on Jay Leno briefly talking about the costume:

Starring Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner and Ayelet Zorer, Man of Steel is set to hit theatres on June 14, 2013.

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TerminatorMode - 11/7/2011, 8:56 PM
having all these interviews isn't making the wait to 2013 any easier
Howlett - 11/7/2011, 9:17 PM
sounds like he's on the right track.
IDKwhatToChoose - 11/7/2011, 9:21 PM
I like him a little more now
MetropolisMarvel - 11/7/2011, 9:24 PM
Hey Henry, take that suit off and give it to its rightful owner, Tom. Even though Siegel and Shuster won't let Tom wear it, the fact is Tom earned it.
rbfn04 - 11/7/2011, 9:31 PM
@Superguy man, stop saying you are a Superman fan if you hate iconicSUperman this much.

As fos Cavill, yeah, it's nice to hear him say that, but Snyder is driving this bus...
vermillion - 11/7/2011, 9:33 PM
Cavill is awesome. I can't wait to see his version of Superman... I think it'll end up being my favorite. :)
heisei24 - 11/7/2011, 9:48 PM
sounds good
WellDrawn - 11/7/2011, 9:53 PM
The Animated Series IS the best interpretation of the character so far imo. Although the show did tone down his powers dramatically so that there would be more of a threat, you get to watch him struggle more. It's not the Superman from the comics towing entire planets, that's for sure.
That being said, they toned down his powers even more in the Justice League series (way too much imo) he was always the first member of the league to go down in a fight or get knocked out. Hawk Girl could've kicked his ass in that show.
Superman SHOULD be a little over powered.
redrum010 - 11/7/2011, 9:53 PM
Smallville blows
MetropolisMarvel - 11/7/2011, 10:07 PM
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thedude2936 - 11/7/2011, 10:11 PM
@metropolismarvel I respect your opinion, but you do know Welling doesnt want to wear the suit right? I mean he didnt even wear an actual suit for the finale it was cg! To me the refusal to wear the suit just shows me he doesnt deserve it and is a slap in every fan's face . Plus man,Smallville wasnt that great a show to me. Its time to leave that show in the past and buried where it belongs.
FluxCapacitor - 11/7/2011, 10:15 PM
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Fastestmanalive - 11/7/2011, 10:30 PM
Love what I'm hearing from this guy
thedude2936 - 11/7/2011, 10:37 PM
I gotta say, I am pleased by Cavill's dedication to the role.
thedude2936 - 11/7/2011, 10:39 PM
@ skulldeath i Couldnt agree more
jaycr - 11/7/2011, 11:09 PM
I am getting a serious man crush on this guy, damn! great looks and some brains. I loved his answer, he is the rightful successor of Christopher Reeves.

Ladies, forget that faggot sparking vampire Edward or that little dick singer wannabe Justin whatever... Henry Cavil is what a Superman really should be. Women should know that, repressed lesbians probably don't.

BTW: Tom Welling sucks, he wasn't Superman and never will be Superman.
PoPcornDude - 11/7/2011, 11:17 PM
I'm actually looking forward to this MORE than tdkr, there's something about supes that I like more...
JustinMSalvato - 11/8/2011, 2:03 AM
Yes, this movie is going to suck.
VictorHugo - 11/8/2011, 2:38 AM
That´s not exactly a good answer because comic book writers ALSO write Superman based on TV shows they´ve watched and vice versa.

"I was thinking on Christopher Reeve" while writing this, I was thinking on the 60´s "Great Scott" cartoon when writing this, and so on.
hellfire - 11/8/2011, 4:36 AM
Why o why are people still harping on about Tom earning the right to play Superman, he has as much right as Dean Cain. Don't get me wrong I think Tom was perfect for tv's smallville (I'm still a fan) but I have high hopes for Henry from the stills I've seen and articles I've read just like the one above. I think Tom is an ok actor but not strong enough to carry a major film on his shoulders (the Fog) after all they'll be none of this walking to the camera and looking up towards the corner of the room to convey a moment of deep thought or letting one rip.
rbfn04 - 11/8/2011, 4:47 AM
You guys know that was his objective, right? Troll:

"MetropolisMarvel - 11/7/2011, 10:07 PM
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C'mon guys, let's stop feeding the troll
rbfn04 - 11/8/2011, 5:17 AM
@tea i'd join in, but than i'd have to think about Smallville and I don't wanna do that yeeeech

And now I'm thinking of it.... Make it stop!!!!!
BackwardGalaxy - 11/8/2011, 5:20 AM
Well, he says all the right things. I like that he's going from the comics and not going to be influenced by previous interpretations.
marvel72 - 11/8/2011, 5:32 AM
its not a bad thing watching the donner superman movies i think they're classic's,just keep away from smallville that was 10ILB of shit in a 5ILB bag.

@ teabag

did you watch the smallville season finale the other week on e4,i've seen the bit where he becomes superman on here but watching the whole episode brought a tear to my eye..................

i knew i couldn't rip the shit storm anymore.:D
SamHell - 11/8/2011, 5:37 AM
pretty sad when the ad was longer than the footage itself
SamHell - 11/8/2011, 5:37 AM
nice range rover tho
marvel72 - 11/8/2011, 5:44 AM
@ teabag

e4 split it into two parts,so the finale looked better.
comicb00kguy - 11/8/2011, 6:29 AM
I dislike a lot of what I've seen and read about this movie thus far, but I do respect Cavill for his approach to the role. He certainly has the right attitude- no previous movies or TV series, go straight to the source material to really get to know what makes the character work. As much as I love the Donner Superman- it is still THE standard by which comic movies should be judged, imo- it is time to see another interpretation of the character.

I am rather curious as to just what Superman comics he's reading- there are certainly enough of them to choose from. I'd hope he's going for a good mix of the character from different time periods, which would allow for different approaches to the character and really learning the full rich history of Superman, with maybe some Elseworlds stories thrown in.
Emjeed - 11/8/2011, 6:29 AM
Wow.. Smallville.. Smh.. That's all I'm gonna say..

Lol the article wasn't kidding when it said "briefly discuss the suit"
Henry is turning me gay.. Like yesterday I made an offer to @Teabag
ClarkFarley2012 - 11/8/2011, 6:38 AM
Starting to like this guy even more. Sucks we have to wait this long but I'd rather them take their time.
Emjeed - 11/8/2011, 6:49 AM
@Teabag That if you post some pics i'll allow you dip your teabag in my cherrybomb water.. ;)

@Monkeyballs3.. what you said
devil - 11/8/2011, 7:14 AM
it is about time they reboot it
rbfn04 - 11/8/2011, 7:33 AM
@monkeyballs not Clark either. He can be "The Blur"
TheDetectiveComicRises - 11/8/2011, 7:51 AM
His debut Superman picture is Awesome! I think he will go far as Superman!
Emjeed - 11/8/2011, 8:32 AM
@Tea okay you got me.. yeah you go.. okay enough.. hey that's enough! (choking while tea is lost in the cherry water)
valeriesghost - 11/8/2011, 9:02 AM
He's saying all of the right things.

I have a love/hate relationship with Samllville. I'd say the first 6 seasons were really good, but the last 4 sucked donkey balls. I stayed with it because i was committed at that point. The finale was one of the biggest let downs of my tv viewing life.
headlopper - 11/8/2011, 10:27 AM
"...So I went straight to the comic books and had stacks of them and just read and read and read and read and read. I enjoyed so much learning about the character in such a dense manner. The comic books were my source of material; the TV shows and movies were someone else’s interpretation and so I left that to them."

SupermanA1Fan - 11/8/2011, 11:42 AM
@hellfire: Dean Cain did a great interpretation of Clark/Superman. I still watch it on DVD! It's just a different perspective and was never trying to come off as a Superman action series. IMHO it was something guys and chicks could watch together.
Henry Cavill is going to do a great job with this. I think that the success or failure is going to fall into the hands of the director, not the actors.
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