Henry Cavill is starting to let his lips loose on Man of Steel. And like most actors trying to shill their film, he is doing an okay job at it. His words read like a regurgitation of whatever the writers … Continue reading

Henry Cavill Touts ‘Man Of Steel’ As A Modern And Realistic Take On Superman

Henry Cavill is starting to let his lips loose on Man of Steel.

And like most actors trying to shill their film, he is doing an okay job at it.

His words read like a regurgitation of whatever the writers and producers and director have c-clamped into his brain.

Stuff like:

“What I can say is that it’s a modernisation of the character and a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual.”

And:

“It’s an unreal situation, but it’s approached from a very practical viewpoint. We wanted to make the character easier to identify with.”

On the pressures of playing Superman:

“It’s important to do the role justice. There are a lot of people relying on me to do this well.”

More:

“I gladly accept that responsibility, and it’s a great one to have because it’s a wonderful opportunity.”

Finally:

“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.”

Everyone go get their copy of Superman Returns and watch the special features.  Eerie… Brandon Routh says pretty much those exact same words in all his interviews.

There is a curse!

Source: Coming Soon

  • ANTI Douche

    Henry, shut up.
    All we care about is Supwrman, not you, the actor.
    Also, you’re ‘not’ Chistophwr Reeves… So…
    Zip it.

  • Jesus_Slade

    Don’t care what Henry has to say!
    Who is he anyway? I’ve never seen him in a movie before!
    Put your money where your mouth is and leak a decent trailer!!

  • Reynolds Negrin

    Cold Light of Day….I’m a little worried.

  • http://www.facebook.com/StephenMCroft Steve Croft

    ANTI Douche, shut up.
    All we care about is Henry Caville as Superman, not you, the dickhead talkbacker.
    Also, you’re ‘not’ funny… so…
    Zip it.

  • Piablo

    I saw the trailer and I love the look and feel. If the movie turns out that way, then it’s possible that two superman films will occupy my all-time top ten list. Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan have yet to give me a reason to doubt any of their work. As far as Henry Cavill, he’s a good actor and he definitely has the look.

  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.pedliham Luke Slywalker

    Henry Cavill is a good actor and could play the part of Superman with his eyes closed (see The Tudors for confirmation). Superman/Clark Kent isn’t exactly the most difficult part to play either so don’t fret fellow movie nerds, with Cavill in the suit and Snyder (who could direct Superman with his eyes closed – see Watchmen for confirmation) in the directors chair, we have nowt to worry about! What does worry me though is the soundtrack – they have a mountain to climb in terms of living up to the John Williams score or even getting close!

  • http://twitter.com/CJGreffrath Chris Greffrath

    Did you really just say Superman isn’t that difficult to play for an actor? Come on man. Just because Superman is the first superhero and a simplistic one does not mean that the character is easy to play.

  • rsixsmith

    well i don’t know how you make superman realistic. i’m not aware of any real people sent from a distant world with a mandate to use their astonishing powers to inspire mankind toward his better nature. i hope it doesn’t mean making superman super agro. the only worry i had at all with zack snyder making this movie is that he’d turn superman into a slightly dickish ball of testosterone. hopefully he’ll focus that energy into zod. with nolan producing, it’s a no-brainer that it’ll be a darker or more intense movie, which is fine. snyder can be relied upon for great action and probably a pretty awesome climax.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1034709619 Dan Riedel

    So then this begs the question: If this is a “realistic” take on Superman…WHY THE F*CK ISN’T HE IN THE SAME UNIVERSE AS NOLAN’S BATMAN?!!?!?!!?

  • John Weaver

    The difficulty of doing superman correctly is taking the character’s glaring weaknesses and making them the emotional strengths of the movie. They usually solve his invincibility with an over reliance on kryptonite and define his crusade as a kind of alien boy-scout-complex. It sounds like they’re not ducking these problems but confronting them as the emotional weight of the character. To choose servitude over godhood and what kind of pain is involved in that choice. How to you make a choice like his emotionally relatable? Hard to do… and hard to explain in interviews without talking about the movie’s possible weaknesses. I hope they get it right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.pedliham Luke Slywalker

    Well, not wanting to detract from the character (which I love) or any of the actors that have played him, Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh and Tom Welling have all seemingly played him with ease and yet none of them are exactly critically acclaimed thespians! Superman has always been the goodie two-shoes, the big blue, all American boy-scout and I just think these are fairly simple character traits to portray on-screen. If the actor has the right look he’s basically a shoe-in for the part! I understand that the fact that he is in effect playing two parts (Superman/Clark Kent) might be viewed as being a difficult thing, but are they really so different? No. Why? Because they are the same person exept one of them wears glasses and a suit and the other one wears his underpants on the outside of his trousers – and can fly! Also, the fact that you just said yourself he is “simplistic” kinda points towards it being an easy part dont you think? Why would you think it was a difficult part to play anyway?

  • ANTI Douche

    F*ck off.
    Nuff said.

  • Matt Granados

    I like that — ‘servitude over godhood.” My question is: why can’t we have a Superman movie that tackles those themes and yet ISN’T BROODING?

  • Matt Granados

    Because Nolan doesn’t believe Superman and Batman SHOULD be in the same universe. He’s oddly selfish when it comes to his “vision” of Batman.

  • Matt Granados

    Hans Zimmer is incapable of creating a memorable Superman theme. Why? Because his music is about turmoil and unpredictability and percussive chaos, which works fine for the types of big movies he’s scored.

    But when it comes to iconic themes that inspire and enlighten? He just doesn’t have it in him. Not his fault — just not his forte.

  • Matt Granados

    Superman is a one-dimensional character. That’s why he works as the world’s greatest superhero … he exists for one purpose only: to save humanity.

    As soon as an actor tries to add depth (aka Brandon Routh) it just doesn’t work.

  • Matt Granados

    Tom Welling was a good Clark Kent, because he played a kid learning how to become a man. As soon as he became “Superman” in every way possible minus the suit, the show got kinda bad.

  • Matt Granados

    What’s the other Superman film that occupies your top ten? The 78 one?

  • Matt Granados

    To me — “darker and more intense” should not be synonymous with Superman. But Warner Bros. is gonna learn the hard way AGAIN when the movie doesn’t become a smash success.

    People wants superheroes in the tone of The Avengers. Smart, funny, and thrilling — but never dumbed down. And especially not “serious” or “brooding”, EXCEPT if it’s Batman. He’s the only superhero who gets away with it.

  • Matt Granados

    The next trailer needs a lot of action in it to sell people on it.

  • Matt Granados

    Christopher Reeves will probably be the best version of Superman we ever get.

  • John Weaver

    yeah… a lot of talent and a lot of luck…

  • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzepr1xp/index.html unsean

    The only way to treat Superman realistically is to underpower him significantly because the guy is at the moment essentially a god.

    I am not sure that that’s the direction that they’re going, but I would be willing to be money that it’s the case.

  • myclawismypenis

    Agreed. I was going to add some more to my comment.but figured that once you say Reeve and Superman…nothing else can be said about it.

  • myclawismypenis

    Action..yes, Superman has to throw a punch this time around.

  • myclawismypenis

    WIll be interesting to see how the movie unfolds up until he decides to become superman..

  • myclawismypenis

    I’m still holding out hope that Zimmer can come up with something.

  • myclawismypenis

    That must be constant problem that they have with the comics as well…I always found them kinda boring at times.

  • rsixsmith

    i pretty much agree with everything, although- considering all the thumbs down everytime i mention it- it’s no secret that i think the funereal tone of tdkr was way overboard without enough quality action to balance it out.

  • rsixsmith

    i hope we don’t have to wait until the last half hour-45 min. somehow i doubt it, though. i try to be optimistic before i see something that interests me, but that’s always a double edged sword.

  • rsixsmith

    i generally agree, but read grant morrison’s all star superman. it’s incredibly fun and intellectually engaging. i disagree that superman is one-dimentional, but i do think that too many comic book writers are. also, i wasn’t at all offended by singer’s choice to give lois and superman a son. that could have led to all kinds of new and interesting places. his love for lois just came off a bit stalker-y in execution. and of course the overarching conflict was stale and anticlimactic.

  • rsixsmith

    to be fair to chris nolan, his interpretation of the material wouldn’t accommodate a character as fantastical as superman. i like to think that nolan’s “realistic” approach to batman is purely to make him more relatable, thereby making the themes and symbols more inspiring. maybe i attribute too much of a connection to nolan with bale’s comment that he wouldn’t be in a movie that had a robin. i took that to mean that the behind the scenes narrative was that the overwhelming majority of batman comics are silly and unappealing to a mainstream audience. in that context, yeah, i agree that even to have people of that mindset making the movies can come off as selfish. but many comic storylines feature only batman, and most of them are good. tim burton’s movies still stand up as great additions to the batman mythos. so will nolan’s. even if this last one was a bit underwhelming for some of us. or just me, really, as far as i know.

  • ANTI Douche

    Thank you, Matt!
    Sometimes an actor’s soul just seems to shine…
    Right through the lens to screen to our hearts…
    And, man oh man, did he!!! :)