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Henry Cavill talks Superman, graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly

02.17.2011

Just a few weeks ago Christian Bale, when asked his advice to Henry Cavill who had just won the role in the Zack Snyder/Christopher Nolan reboot of Superman, had no idea who Henry Cavill was. That's about to change as the push to get American audiences more familiar with the "Tudors" actor begins. Cavill appears on the cover of this Friday's "Entertainment Weekly" and is at the forefront of an article on the new batch of superheroes.

The full article, which includes new quotes from Cavill, Snyder and Nolan, isn't online yet, but here's a tease from Cavill on his screentest, which included wearing a dated replica of Christopher Reeve's classic Superman costume: "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!"

Snyder disagreed saying that he may have laughed at how some other actors looked in the costume but felt that Cavill "exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go ‘Wow.’ Okay: This was Superman."

I don't know that I'm 100% convinced in Cavill yet but I've been surprised before. What do you think? How does he stack up against Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and this summer's other superheroes?

Source: EW

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5:13AM on 02/21/2011

Superman

I'm kinda of exhausted seeing Ryan Reynolds playing nothing but comic book characters. Chris Evans also, going on his 2nd, so who cares. Chris Hemsworth, is just flat out laughable and the movie Thor, doesn't intrigue me in the least bit. Henry Cavill is the best thing to happens to comic book characters going to the big screen amongst this latest batch of actors being casted!
I'm kinda of exhausted seeing Ryan Reynolds playing nothing but comic book characters. Chris Evans also, going on his 2nd, so who cares. Chris Hemsworth, is just flat out laughable and the movie Thor, doesn't intrigue me in the least bit. Henry Cavill is the best thing to happens to comic book characters going to the big screen amongst this latest batch of actors being casted!
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6:41PM on 02/18/2011

Supaman!

I believe in Henry Cavill!! I look at this guy and say yes! yes this is a great superman. hes a decent actor he looks the part i think this will be great!
I believe in Henry Cavill!! I look at this guy and say yes! yes this is a great superman. hes a decent actor he looks the part i think this will be great!
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6:51AM on 02/18/2011

Looks okay for the part

I think Henry Cavill looks okay for the part, but i had my hopes set on Matthew Bomer as the man of steel. I think he's awesome on White Collar and i think he would've been great. But that's just me.
I think Henry Cavill looks okay for the part, but i had my hopes set on Matthew Bomer as the man of steel. I think he's awesome on White Collar and i think he would've been great. But that's just me.
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3:17AM on 02/18/2011

you know something...

I thought that a movie about owls making armor and wielding fire was a fucking stupid idea, and it still seems absurd on some level, but when you see what Snyder does with it you can't help but enjoy it. The guy has a talent for makings things enjoyable. Just sorry to see that there wont be a Justice League, all the universes are different. As for Cavill...well i thought routh was perfect as superman, just that motherfucking Bryan Singer can't write a superhero movie for shit. That motherfucker
I thought that a movie about owls making armor and wielding fire was a fucking stupid idea, and it still seems absurd on some level, but when you see what Snyder does with it you can't help but enjoy it. The guy has a talent for makings things enjoyable. Just sorry to see that there wont be a Justice League, all the universes are different. As for Cavill...well i thought routh was perfect as superman, just that motherfucking Bryan Singer can't write a superhero movie for shit. That motherfucker should just stay away from comics. Under the direction of Snyder this guy should do fine.
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10:00PM on 02/17/2011

That picture...

I've seen Cavill in many photoshoots that made me go "Woah, perfect casting!", but seriously, that picture of him on the cover of EW looks awful. It's probably one of the few pics that blind me to the Superman-ness in the guy. That's one of the worst pictures of him ever. Oh God, the irony!
I've seen Cavill in many photoshoots that made me go "Woah, perfect casting!", but seriously, that picture of him on the cover of EW looks awful. It's probably one of the few pics that blind me to the Superman-ness in the guy. That's one of the worst pictures of him ever. Oh God, the irony!
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7:42PM on 02/17/2011
I like this choice. Looks good. I too need to see him in full costume, but so far so good.
I like this choice. Looks good. I too need to see him in full costume, but so far so good.
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7:27PM on 02/17/2011
I need to see him in full costume & make-up first.
I need to see him in full costume & make-up first.
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2:44PM on 02/17/2011

I Like

I thought great choice also. I hope the movie is a success.
I thought great choice also. I hope the movie is a success.
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2:23PM on 02/17/2011
He's a very talented actor so there shouldn't be any worries about him doing the role justice. The issue is more the story itself, the last few Superman movies have been terrible (story-wise).
He's a very talented actor so there shouldn't be any worries about him doing the role justice. The issue is more the story itself, the last few Superman movies have been terrible (story-wise).
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2:17PM on 02/17/2011
Shit's gonna be tight. Can't fucking wait to see Cavill as Superman.
Shit's gonna be tight. Can't fucking wait to see Cavill as Superman.
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2:10PM on 02/17/2011

Great casting

I'm hopeful he'll be able to pull off the spirit of Superman, I just feel he will need to bulk up... a lot!! I've always invisioned Superman as being a physically supreme being but we've never had the chance to see him portrayed that way.
I'm hopeful he'll be able to pull off the spirit of Superman, I just feel he will need to bulk up... a lot!! I've always invisioned Superman as being a physically supreme being but we've never had the chance to see him portrayed that way.
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1:13PM on 02/17/2011
One can debate whether you feel he's ready for the role, but I have faith that Nolan won't give us a crappy movie...
One can debate whether you feel he's ready for the role, but I have faith that Nolan won't give us a crappy movie...
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1:04PM on 02/17/2011
I'm glad this project is shaping up slowly but surely. take the time necessary to make a great Superman movie. setting my hopes pretty high for this one. (I'm in the minority who really like Superman Returns, so i probably will enjoy it)
I'm glad this project is shaping up slowly but surely. take the time necessary to make a great Superman movie. setting my hopes pretty high for this one. (I'm in the minority who really like Superman Returns, so i probably will enjoy it)
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12:53PM on 02/17/2011

This will be a great movie

...just so long as there's no costume, no flying, and there's a giant fucking spider in the third act.
...just so long as there's no costume, no flying, and there's a giant fucking spider in the third act.
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12:12PM on 02/17/2011

Trust Snyder

He hasn't let us down yet.
He hasn't let us down yet.
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12:06PM on 02/17/2011
Even if this guy couldn't believe he is not ready for the role yet, under the right direction an actor can achieve greatness. With Nolan and Snyder involved, no doubt this actor and the movie itself are on the right trails..
Even if this guy couldn't believe he is not ready for the role yet, under the right direction an actor can achieve greatness. With Nolan and Snyder involved, no doubt this actor and the movie itself are on the right trails..
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11:43AM on 02/17/2011
Props to Christian Bale for being honest about Cavil. Where's that interview?
Props to Christian Bale for being honest about Cavil. Where's that interview?
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11:41AM on 02/17/2011
I just dont know if he looks the part
I just dont know if he looks the part
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11:34AM on 02/17/2011
Out of the casting of all the recent superheroes, this is the one I think is the best. Evans and Hemsworth will be good in their films I think, but Reynolds is most likely going to just be a Van Wilder that acts serious at times. I'm still hoping one day we can get a movie with Batman and Superman together though.
Out of the casting of all the recent superheroes, this is the one I think is the best. Evans and Hemsworth will be good in their films I think, but Reynolds is most likely going to just be a Van Wilder that acts serious at times. I'm still hoping one day we can get a movie with Batman and Superman together though.
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11:17AM on 02/17/2011

Couldn't be more convinced

Liked Routh a lot but Cavill is perfect for the role.
Liked Routh a lot but Cavill is perfect for the role.
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10:50AM on 02/17/2011

Nice cover

This quotes make me even more comfortable that Cavill is the right choice for the role. Can't wait to see him in costume!
This quotes make me even more comfortable that Cavill is the right choice for the role. Can't wait to see him in costume!
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10:34AM on 02/17/2011
He looks the part. Let's hope He and Snyder can pull it off. Is it too late to ask for a battle between Superman and an army of giant robots?
He looks the part. Let's hope He and Snyder can pull it off. Is it too late to ask for a battle between Superman and an army of giant robots?
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10:33AM on 02/17/2011

Great Cover

Cavill is going to be great and is going to blow everyone out of the water. He was the perfect and best choice out of the bunch Snyder was considering.

I think he'll do just fine along Reynolds Green Lantern, Evans Captain America, and Hensworth's Thor. I can't wait to finally get a great Superman movie.
Cavill is going to be great and is going to blow everyone out of the water. He was the perfect and best choice out of the bunch Snyder was considering.

I think he'll do just fine along Reynolds Green Lantern, Evans Captain America, and Hensworth's Thor. I can't wait to finally get a great Superman movie.
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10:20AM on 02/17/2011
I say he has the look hands down. Will he have "it", so to speak? Time will tell. I certainly am looking forward to seeing how it all goes down....i'll be there!
I say he has the look hands down. Will he have "it", so to speak? Time will tell. I certainly am looking forward to seeing how it all goes down....i'll be there!
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