27 Oct Exclusive Interview: Henry Cavill talks projects after 'Batman V Superman' and more

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We are glad to present to you the second part of our exclusive interview with Henry Cavill in Gibraltar (you can find the first part here) during the celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines on October 25, 2014. We asked him about his work in the film industry, his future projects, as well as how he deals with his popularity.


One of the most pressing questions we have for Henry is about his movies besides Batman V Superman and Justice League. Some time ago there was a rumour that Henry did audition for the role of King Arthur in the new Guy Ritchie movie. Henry said, there are some things in the works for after Batman V Superman, but he wasn't ready to divulge that information just yet.

"There are a lot of things which may or may not happen which I best not mention until you start the first day shooting, but as soon as I know I'm sure you'll know."

We asked him about his dream role or dream project, hoping to get a hint at the types of roles he's going after, but he was tight-lipped, telling us that he is more than satisfied with the role of Superman in his pocket, though, indeed, he would have gladly played one of those heroes to whom this 350th anniversary is dedicated.

Henry Cavill Henry Cavill during our interview after Gibraltar Rock Run

"That's a tough one because Superman is such a great role to play and I think now it's about playing the best roles that come along. If I got a chance to play a Royal Marine or an SBS Operator (Note: Part of the United Kingdom's Special Forces, the Special Boat Service was originally the Special Boat Section when it was created during the Second World War and is comprised of Royal Marines — HCO) than that would be fantastic. But again, these things, they're only available when they're available, so something like that would be awesome."

We know that Henry Cavill will be playing the Man of Steel in two Justice League movies, a solo Superman movie and in Batman V Superman, which he's currently filming. For fans of his who want to see him play a different kind of role, we asked if he would like to play a comedic role? Our interviewer says, "You're a very funny guy!", to which Henry laughed and then told us that his next action hero, super spy Napoleon Solo very much fits in this genre: "Comedy? Maybe. I mean Man from U.N.C.L.E. is coming out. Man from U.N.C.L.E. has a very comedic element, so you'll see a bit of comedy in there."

We noted that from film to film Henry has plenty of Hollywood stars as his on-screen partners, but maybe there is someone with whom he, himself, would very much like to work?

"One actor I'd really like to work with?" Henry asked and immediately said the name: "Gary Oldman. I'd really like to work with Gary Oldman. He's a fantastic actor. He's got something really special in every movie he does. I'd love to get the opportunity to work with him."

Henry Cavill Henry Cavill during our interview after Gibraltar Rock Run

Well, Henry, if it's not a hint from your side (we have a strong rumour that Gary Oldman's character in Batman V Superman will be portrayed by Brian Cranston), we hope someone from Gary Oldman's team will hear your wish, and your fans will have the pleasure of seeing you both together on screen soon.

Another question we asked Henry was about his favourite TV show.

"I haven't had time recently," complained Henry. "I mean, I've been working non-stop, flying here, running up gigantic rocks. So, yeah, I haven't had much time to watch TV, but the TV show Vikings (another TV show by The Tudors creator Michael Hirst — HCO) I was watching earlier this year and that was fantastic."

We also asked, how he is feeling about the fans and paparazzi who catch every his move? Henry said, he considers this fact as a part of his daily work.

"You get used to it. It's definitely a different lifestyle to begin with. I think it's probably more of a pain for those who are with me because they're used to going from one place to another and it taking ten minutes because that's how long it takes to get there. But with me it will take half an hour to an hour because I have to stop and say hello to people and take photographs. I'm used to it. It's probably more of a burden to those who aren't."


Thank you, Henry, for this interview!

We also would like to thank Henry's trainer, Michael Blevins, for filming it for us and Charlotte from the RMCTF who helped us coordinate the interview and coverage of the weekend festivities in Gibraltar!


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