'THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN' Is Henry Cavill's Favorite Superman Story

'THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN' Is Henry Cavill's Favorite Superman Story

"The Death of Superman" and "The Return of Superman" are some of Henry Cavill's favorite Superman comic books. Would you want to see those storylines receive a film treatment?

We've heard previously from actor Henry Cavill that he based his performance as Superman in "Man of Steel" on the various interpretations of the character in numerous DC Comics storylines. In this recent interview with Empire.au, the actor shares details on what Superman story is his favorite. Cavill lists "The Death of Superman" as his #1, would you want to see that story given a film treatment, perhaps to end Zack Snyder's Superman trilogy?

"'Death of Superman' is the first of my favorite comic books and in that, you get to see what the character is willing to do and willing to sacrifice as far as the greater good is concerned and to protect those he cares about and the human race," said Cavill on the gripping 1992 Superman comic book. "Then we see in 'The Return of Superman' the various ways Superman is perceived by the outside world. And all these characters that are faux-Supermen or 'Supermans', they tick all the boxes, they fill all the criteria that one would imagine Superman needs or what Superman is made up of, yet not any one of them is Superman. There's a very special thing...that essence is missing. And when [Superman] does return, it's screamingly obvious, even though he's almost unrecognizable," Cavill summarizes. He continued on, discussing what that particular story added to his performance, "From that is what I drew from, those different things, the perception mankind has of this character rather it be feared, hailed, respected, whatever the case and then find this figure coming back and wanting none of these things but [those traits] still being dominant somehow."

Above: Cavill says the hardest part of Man of Steel was the training it took to transform his physique to a Superman-esque chiseled powerhouse.

Cavill goes on to list "Red Son" and..."Superman/Batman: The Search For Kryptonite." The latter is a somewhat interesting revelation as the two premiere DC super heroes teaming up to track down all traces of the substance would be an interesting path to take if the glowing green rocks are introduced in "Man of Steel 2". However, when asked if that was indeed the story for a "World's Finest" or "Justice League" film, Cavill was quick to state that he doesn't know what Snyder and David S. Goyer plan to explore in future installments.

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Running Time: 2 hrs 23 min
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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."
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