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With his infamous blue suit, flowing red cape and large S symbol, Superman's classic look has barely changed since his first appearance in 1938. The Man Of Steel is without doubt the most iconic Superhero in popular culture, appearing in radio plays, TV shows and movies non-stop for almost 70 years. The new reboot out this month is in very safe hands, with visual wizard Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) directing and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) producing. Movies Plus (M+) caught up with rising star Henry Cavill, who finally gets to play the Man Of Steel, after being second choice to don the famous suit in the 2006 movie Superman Returns.
"Jersey is home", is the proud proclamation of Henry Cavill, the man playing the latest incarnation of all-American super hero Superman. The Man of Steel star was born in Jersey and will return to the 45 sq m island to show off the blockbuster.
After losing out on the roles of Superman and Batman, Cavill was once dubbed the unluckiest man in Hollywood. But that's all behind him, he tells Susan Griffin from ChronicleLive.
Henry Cavill thought he had Superman within his grasp, but the iconic superhero managed to escape him. The British actor almost played the legendary title character in "Superman Returns" (2006). He screen-tested for the role and was reportedly director McG's top choice, but then McG left the project and was replaced by Bryan Singer, who chose Brandon Routh as his leading man.
Last night, the cast and crew of Man of Steel took New York by storm for a black-carpet premiere (red wasn’t practical, we suppose, given how wet it was in the city yesterday). ComicBook.com was there, and we’ve been bringing you interviews throughout the day – but we saved the biggest one for last.
BURBANK, Calif. — With his dark eyebrows deeply furrowed and gleaming white teeth firmly clamped shut, Henry Cavill winces when asked if Superman is treated like a terrorist in “Man of Steel.” His reaction is somewhat understandable. The charming British actor should feel very protective of the character — one of the biggest icons in pop culture. Besides, Henry Cavill is Superman now.
British actor Henry Cavill will be making his grand Hollywood entrance as the latest big screen incarnation of the all-American superhero Superman, in director Zack Snyder's dark and gritty "Man of Steel," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday.
Briton Henry Cavill becomes the latest actor to don Superman's famous red cape as "Man of Steel" hits theaters this week — and hopes it's just the start of a rebooted blockbuster franchise. The heart-throb actor co-stars with Amy Adams as plucky reporter Lois Lane and Australian Russell Crowe as his other-worldly father Jor-El in the $225 million film, aiming to soar to the top of the US summer box office. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane play the couple who raise Superman as Clark Kent after he lands in their backyard in a space pod ejected by his real parents from the dying planet Krypton.
Actor relied solely on comic book to help shape portrayal For "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill, the key to the success of director Zack Snyder's exciting new interpretation of the iconic character of Superman isn't so much about the film's spectacular special effects as it is creating a character grounded in reality. After all, any film has a hard time flying (so to speak) if the audience can't relate to the main character, no matter how much it dazzles its audience visually.
The thought of a British Superman had never occurred to me before hearing the eloquent voice of Henry Cavil on the other end of the telephone. Cavill, who just turned 30, was born on the island of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency, but his Superman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" is not descended from British origins. Cavill's man of steel, like Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh before him, is from Kansas by way of Krypton. The difference is that Cavill plays his version with a little more weary bravado than what we've seen in the past.