Henry Cavill on Playing Superman in MAN OF STEEL

By AMC September 10, 2012

Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot, "Man of Steel", is easily one of the most highly anticipated films of the coming year. Certainly audience interest increased with the release of the dual trailers earlier this summer (each one featuring voiceover narration from one of Superman’s two paternal figures: Jor-El and Pa Kent).

The teasers seemed to indicate that this would, indeed, be a fresh, unique and contemporized take on the beloved tale.

In a recent interview with Ciniplex, star Henry Cavill spoke a bit about his turn as Supes as well as the tone of film.

“What I can say is that it's a modernization of the character and a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual. It's an unreal situation, but it's approached from a very practical viewpoint. We wanted to make the character easier to identify with."

When asked if he felt a sense of weight in taking on this most iconic of characters, Cavill responded:

"Very much so, yes. 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."


Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

"Man of Steel" opens in AMC Theatres on June 14th, 2013.

Source: Coming Soon

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