Henry Cavill Talks Man Of Steel And Comic Books


man of steelYesterday we got a glimpse at Total Film’s special Man of Steel cover featuring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, and today we get a few interesting quotes from Cavill featured inside the magazine. The man who will bring Superman back to life on the big screen this summer touched on the films more grounded approach as well as his comic book knowledge.

The British actor said Man of Steel is Superman “for a modern age” and that the film tackles universal questions about Clark/Superman’s purpose in life. Overall, it’s going to be a grounded approach:

This is a Superman for a modern age. It’s not betraying anything that Superman is, but it is grounding everything in reality. It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with. Because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices.

Cavill didn’t know a whole lot about Superman’s history when he auditioned for the role. When he got the role, as you could imagine, he went back and fixed that. He watched all the movies and picked up a lot of comic books. Cavill didn’t have a lot of comic book knowledge, but knowing a lot more now he says the film doesn’t really borrow from any one story:

Having gone to boarding school, I didn’t have a comic book store nearby. But as soon as was cast in the movie, that’s when I got my full, real introduction to Superman. I managed to piece together this character, maintaining that bass-line and having all the differences and nuances that our script adds. [But] this is our own thing. Stand-alone. It’s about Superman, but we’re not copying from any one comic in particular. And that’s a good thing, because it’s an original story.

Thanks to HenryCavill.org for transcribing the quotes in this month’s Total Film. Also, the magazine officially released the cover we saw yesterday. Displayed in the article is the clean subscriber’s incentive cover.

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