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Daniel Wallace is a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek, and author/co-author of books including The Jedi Path, The Art of Superman Returns, DC Comics Year by Year, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. Other universes he has worked with include Smallville, Indiana Jones, and Supernatural. We asked him some questions about his new book, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
Twelve year old Cooper Timberline was in elementary school, when he got the part of 9 year old Clark Kent in the Man of Steel movie. Actor Henry Cavill plays the grown Clark Kent/Superman. Cooper, a Richmond, Virginia native, is not new to the entertainment industry. He did theater, traveled with the national tour of “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and also starred in 2012’s “Chasing Mavericks” with Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston. We interviewed him on the red carpet in New York for Man of Steel and followed up with a few questions after the movie came out.
Larry Tye runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which is designed to help the media do a better job covering critical health care issues. From 1986 to 2001, Tye was a reporter at the Boston Globe, where his primary beat was medicine. He also served as the Globe’s environmental reporter, roving national writer, investigative reporter, and sports writer. Larry has written several books, including Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend and his latest Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero. We asked him about the new Man of Steel movie and Henry Cavill’s performance as Superman.
We met up with our friend Lisa while covering the Man of Steel premiere in New York and she told us all about her experience meeting Henry Cavill outside the theater.
Until now, he’s been best known for his role in the award-winning The Tudors, and for reportedly narrowly missing out on leads in Twilight, James Bond and Batman. But that’s all about to change, as this month the chisel-jawed 30-year-old Brit stars as Superman in what’s tipped to be the blockbuster of the summer, Man of Steel. With a Guy Ritchie project in the pipeline and his made-for-the-red-carpet looks, expect to see much more of Henry Cavill.
Élan Goldstein was an extra in the Man of Steel movie starring Henry Cavill. He was one of many military members serving at Edwards Air Force Base when the film came there to shoot and he ended up being an actor in the movie. We interviewed him before the movie came out and asked him about his filmmaking experience, what it was like to work with Henry Cavill and the cast and crew of Man of Steel. You can read that interview here. Élan promised us a follow up interview after the movie was out and he could speak more freely. What follows is his description of filming the scenes he was a part of.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a Superman post on Fashionista! The latest Supes flick, Man of Steel, is currently crushing the box office, having earned $125 million (the biggest June opening in history) in its first weekend, alone. Folks are going bonkers over the newest installment in the quintessential superhero saga, with some obsessing over the story’s heavy origin aspect, and many others just freaking out about Henry Cavill’s glorious chest hair. We’ve been Superman fans for quite a while – with super hotties like Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, and now Henry Cavill filling the title role (and its requisite skin-tight suit), it’s not hard to see why. So we were beyond thrilled when Man…
Superman is not a role they give to movie stars. Christopher Reeve was unknown when he took the part. The same was true for Dean Cain, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh; the best any of them could claim is a multi-episode guest spot on a TV show or, in Routh's case, a supporting role on a daytime soap. Though some bigger names have been considered for the role (Nicolas Cage being the most bizarre among them), filmmakers seem to understand that when audiences look at Superman they should see only Superman, and not the actor who plays the part.
Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, is currently playing at the Paramount Theatre in Kankakee. But the two stars of the adventure flick, Russell Crowe and Henry Cavill, actually visited the area nearly a year ago when they reported in with Tina Haigh and the crew at the Haigh Quarry dive center in Kankakee. Some scenes in the movie required SCUBA certification and the open water dive tests required two-day visits to the local facility.