Henry Cavill on Man Of Steel's realistic Superman

New Clark Kent talks Zack Snyder's super-film…



With Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises finally crossing the billion barrier it's time for us to hang up our batarangs and start getting excited for Zack Snyder'sMan Of Steel.

And, if Henry Cavill's recent comments to be believed, it will be easy for Dark Knight Rises fans to get on-board with Snyder's take on Superman.

"What I can say is that it's a modernisation of the character and a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual," Cavill said.

"It's an unreal situation, but it's approached from a very practical viewpoint. We wanted to make the character easier to identify with."

Which sounds a lot like Batman Begins to us.

And, like Christian Bale before him, Cavill is aware of how much pressure is currently on his super shoulders. "It’s important to do the role justice. There are a lot of people relying on me to do this well.

"I gladly accept that responsibility, and it’s a great one to have because it’s a wonderful opportunity.

"I don't let the pressures get to me because that's going to hinder my performance and, therefore, let people down. So I choose to ignore the pressure side of it and focus on doing justice to Superman."

Man Of Steel will fly into UK cinemas on 14 June 2013.

What are you expecting from Snyder's Man Of Steel? Tell us below! 


    • zombonipictures

      Sep 3rd 2012, 16:12

      Cant wait for this film, Hope he can pull of superman.. and hope the film is decent compared to superman returns Aka snoozefest Brandon Routh was a good superman shame the script sucked the big one!!!! Good luck to henry cavill

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    • Otrain

      Sep 3rd 2012, 17:10

      Zach Snyder better not F this up! Super Sucker Punch

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 3rd 2012, 17:48

      Its hard to make Superman interesting, since he is mostly indestructible and can fly out of trouble. Still, the trailer looks ace.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 3rd 2012, 18:04

      I've recently read Superman: Red Son so that's gotten me in the mood for Man of Steel.

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    • SiMan

      Sep 3rd 2012, 19:41

      Isn't some of the, i guess you'd say critisism, of Nolan's Batman that it was too realistic, and by that i mean it made it difficult for other DC characters to appear in the same film universe. With all this talk of the justice league film and the possibilities of a rebooted Batman, do we want to see a more 'realistic' version of superman? Isn't part of the reason why the marvel films were so well received the fact that they were fantastical and entertaining. It was like watching a live action comic, whereas the Nolan films, although practically flawless on a film-making perspective (apart from the 3rd, but i won't go onto that again!), weren't particularly 'fun' in the same sense. I personally was hoping that Snyder would adapt the Superman: Birthright graphic novel. A modern take on the Superman origin, but still with that fantastical comic book element (i highly recommend it to any fellow comic book geeks - and even those who aren't!)

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    • SundayToSunday

      Sep 4th 2012, 3:31

      Fantastic actor, being passed over for the lead in Superman Returns was a blessing in disguise. Really looking forward to this.

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    • mangas

      Sep 4th 2012, 11:14

      I have concerns about Man Of Steel. Even more so after seeing the underwhelming first trailer. I think they are trying to ape the success of Batman/interpretation too much (yet another film where every little thing is explained, a broody darker Superman). The problem with Superman is that its two roles and Clark Kent is actually the harder role to play - we have seen the much hyped and disappointing Superman Returns already. Will Cavill fare any better as Superman/Clark Kent? A lot will depend on the chemistry as well as whether its a solid story - with honest depictions or just actors clearly out of their depth? Warner especially seem keen to start getting their superheroes back up on the big screen since the Marvel superheroes have been wowing audiences but often the results are mixed. So time will tell whether Superman will soar or crash and burn in movie theaters.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 4th 2012, 18:35

      There's camera phone recording of the comic con footage on The Dark Knight Rises IMDB forum page.

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