Entertainment Weekly Introduces Our New 'Superman' Henry Cavill
Obviously we already know that the new Last Son of Krypton will be played by British actor Henry Cavill, because the debate and buzz around the UK native playing a superhero who stands for truth, justice and the American way was just too hard to handle. However, for those who still aren't convinced, EW will introduce us to our new Superman: The Man of Steel in this week's issue, and it's a cover story. Not only do they talk with the actor, but they have even more praise straight from director Zack Snyder as to why Cavill is perfect for the blue tights and red cape. Essentially, it comes down to what happens when an actor puts on the suit. More below!
First up, here's the cover shot of Henry Cavill "as" Superman, but he's not in costume, so it's just glamour.
For his big audition, every actor that was up for the coveted role apparently had to shoot a screen test while wearing a replica of the Superman suit worn by Christopher Reeves in the original film. Cavill was instantly terrified and recalls, "All I could think was: Oh, god. They're going to look at me and go 'He's not Superman. Not a chance.' The actor inside me was going: You're not ready! You're not ready!"
But Snyder begged to differ. The director says, "If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement. Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go 'Wow.' Okay: This was Superman.'"
I don't care if he's British, this guy seems to have really won over all the right people, and I can't wait to see our first shot of him in the suit. If anyone still has any doubts about him, just remember again that Batman (Christian Bale) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) are from the UK and Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) is from Canada. The Revolutionary War is over, so let's give this guy a chance to be our new hero! Thoughts?