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@ManofSteelMovie: Henry Cavill said he didn't reference source material to play a conflicted Superman. Nor did he watch previous actors 4 inspiration.
Man of Steel Press Conference: Amy Adams and Henry Cavill talks Superman
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Henry Cavill on Justice League:
@FredTopel wrote, he approached Henry Cavill as the press conference broke to ask about the next stage for Superman.
Henry said he was open to reprising the role of Kal-El in not just another Superman movie, but in the DC team-up prospect too. “Of course I’m open to it, very much open to it, but I have no idea what plans are for that,” Henry said. “I’m not privy to that kind of information. I think it would be a lot of fun to explore the character further and a continuing journey, but I know nothing about those plans so far.”
Reports of a Justice League plan may be exaggerated. Certainly, news broke that Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer were tapped to produce it, and then that was taken back. Henry could only confirm that Justice League thoughts popped up on the Man of Steel set.
“You know what, there’s so much talk about it constantly,” Henry said. “Everyone’s talking about if Justice League will happen. None of it has ever been official speak. It’s always been what if, and if we were to do, how would we do it? It’s always just been brainstorming and fun ideas as opposed to genuine thoughts. Certainly when it comes to me, because if there is genuine thought about it, it’s probable behind very locked doors.”
Some Best Answers and exclusive photos by Desdehollywood.com
Henry Cavill (Superman)
“I don’t think it was about finding my way into an icon. If you try to be an icon when you are playing one, I think that defeats the purpose. The responsibility is enormous and the realization that it really matters [...] really helped at the gym, when you think you can’t push any harder.”
“When you see Clark traveling alone, trying to figure out what he is, I didn’t go to any source material. I applied my own experience. Actors have a quite lonely existence: You make a temporarily family, you love them, and you don’t see them again until the odd press conference.”
“I didn’t take anything from the actors who played it before, that’s their interpretation. I wanted to do my interpretation, not out of ego but because it would have been a disjointed performance if I had someone else’s influence. I went straight to the comic books.”
Zack Snyder (Director)
“I was worried about Superman as a project because it seemed at the time like a lot of work, to make it work. But there is no fear in David’s script, the idea was very straightforward and confident. I think the vision was an unapologetic Superman movie. I feel that in the recent past people have been apologizing for Superman, a little bit: For his costume, his origins, the way he fits in society. We said ‘No, no. This is the mythology, this is how it is supposed to be’. I don’t know if we made it too important but that’s was the way we wanted to do it.”
“Zod offers a physical and emotional thread that is stronger than any earthbound thread. He represents his people.”
“Within the parameters of this story there is no Kryptonite or Lex Luthor. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist in this world.”
Amy Adams (Lois Lane)
“I grew up with the character. I auditioned several times, this was my third trial. So thank you Zack! I love that she was going to be part of the solution and no just part of the problem.”
“My daughter really liked Henry in the suit and gave him a cheeky grab. She just wanted to touch the suit and reached out… She is going to kill me when she is older!”
Michael Shannon (General Zod)
“[On where he goes to get that 'evilness'] I get my bucket, go the well and say ‘Satan, are you down there? I need to be evil today’. I lower the bucket down, the lava comes back up. I drink it, it hurts, but I take some Alka-Seltzer and Pepto-Bismol. No, I don’t know. I don’t necessary think about my characters as ‘evil’.”
“It is no secret that I am much stronger than Henry. There were a lot of ice packs back at the hotel for Henry. Russell really kicks my butt in this movie. He is the Gladiator, what are you going to do?”
Photo by @MargaretGGG: press junket on June 3