Collider uploaded the full 20-minute press conference the cast and crew attended as part of the Justice League promotion in London last November 4th.
So I’m finally catching up on the updates I missed during the Justice League press junket in London from last weekend. Here are some details and videos from several interviews Henry did in London!
Starting with Henry’s Instagram, he shared a photo of him in the Star Labs set that is a part of the Justice League Experience, comparing it to his PC gaming set up at home. The cast also posed for a group photo at the themed rooms.
The guys at Cosmic Book News generously shared some photos from the press conference on their site. I have added those in our gallery!
ComicBook.com was at the press conference and shared some info on their website. The cast was asked what they want fans to walk away with after seeing the movie, to which Henry answered with “For me, I hope people walk away from it first of all having enjoyed it and had fun, but more importantly to have it inspire, and to walk away with a sense of hope.” The site also shared a video compilation of the interviews they did with cast, wherein they shared details on making the film. Henry’s part starts at around the 4:50 mark, and of course, he was asked about the mustache and the process of removing it for the final cut.
Henry recently sat down with The New York Times for an interview, wherein he discussed the Superman legacy, his fashion style, taking the James Bond mantle, and many more, including his moustache!
LONDON — It’s not every day that you go shopping with Superman.
It was 10 a.m. on a sunny Friday last month, one of those rare autumn days when the English capital seems to have swapped weather with Santa Monica, Calif., when I first spotted Henry Cavill, the British actor who has put his stamp on the Man of Steel for a new generation of filmgoers.
Military erect, his arms folded purposefully, he was standing outside Gieves & Hawkes, the Savile Row clothier that has been outfitting the British gentry since King George III.
He was hard to miss. Regardless of one’s age, gender or sexual orientation, it can be agreed that the man is a specimen, a 99.9999 percentile hunk, a super man. I pictured a hypothetical ad in Variety: “Wanted: Actor. Untitled Superman project. Must be as handsome as Ryan Gosling, as charming as Colin Firth and as ripped as any starting linebacker on the Dallas Cowboys.”
He had arrived on Savile Row from his home in London’s genteel Kensington district to browse for suits on the eve of the publicity blitz for “Justice League,” the superhero blockbuster-to-be featuring Mr. Cavill alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Aside from a Superman-ish forelock that tumbled down his forehead, Mr. Cavill looked more like a romantic lead from an E. M. Forster period drama, wearing a royal blue Cifonelli blazer, a dandyish confection of curls and a distinctly retro, and distinctly absurd, handlebar mustache.
“It’s for a role, ‘Mission: Impossible 6,’” he said sheepishly, referring to his giant crumb catcher. “It makes me feel a little odd at times. People think I’m some crazy handlebar-mustache-growing person.”
“But,” he added gamely, “I’m also playing around with it now, growing it a bit longer. Why the hell not? When else am I going to grow a handlebar mustache?”
To the degree the mustache was intended as a disguise, it failed. In recent weeks, the whiskers had seemingly become more famous than he was, inspiring countless tabloid items after Mr. Affleck jokingly referred to it as a “full-on porn-star mustache” during a “Justice League” reshoot.
Then again, Mr. Cavill has an uneasy relationship to fame. For years, he was a Hollywood’s king of the near miss. He lost out to Daniel Craig to be the next James Bond, and also to Robert Pattinson on both “Twilight” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Although he has been working steadily since he was a teenager, he always seemed to receive second billing to his biceps.
But he has been flirting with A-list stardom ever since he inherited the role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s 2013 franchise reboot, “Man of Steel,” followed by featured roles opposite Armie Hammer in “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” in 2015 and now Tom Cruise in his latest “Mission Impossible” installment.
In person, though, Mr. Cavill comes across less like a Hollywood action hero than an English gentleman in the prewar sense, a vestige of an era when leading men were described as “dashing” or “debonair,” and civility meant something.
In a less august setting than one of London’s oldest bespoke tailors, he might be fair game for the “paps” (paparazzi), as they say in England, as well as for any hormonal young woman with a smartphone and an Instagram handle.
Henry Cavill’s Superman ushered in the DC Extended Universe back in 2013 with Man of Steel, and he’s returning to the big screen later this month in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Following that, his next scheduled appearance is in Justice League: Part One, but as we know, Wonder Woman is arriving five months before the DC heroes officially join forces for the first time. There’s been no word on whether Superman might cameo in the Amazon’s solo movie, but it can’t be discounted entirely.
While speaking with the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante, Cavill reaffirmed that he won’t appear in Suicide Squad, but he wasn’t so sure about Wonder Woman. Here’s the rough translation of his comment:
In ‘Wonder Woman,’ I haven’t heard anything yet, but watch that space. And in anything else, I don’t know just yet if anything else gets shot between.
Wonder Woman has been shooting in London for almost four months, and still has a fair amount left to finish. Since most of the movie takes place in 1918 during World War I, the only way Superman could appear is in one of the present day “bookends” that were revealed yesterday during EW’s massive DC movies coverage. Since these scenes take place after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it wouldn’t be unusual seeing the two interacting, and that could be another way to set up Justice League: Part One that fall. Plus, let’s be honest: a Superman cameo in one of his fellow Justice Leaguers’ movies makes way more sense than appearing in the supervillain-filled Suicide Squad.
However, beyond just how Superman would fit into the Wonder Woman story, it’s also a question of whether an appearance would fit into Cavill’s schedule. The actor’s next project, the war drama Sand Castle, also began filming in November, but even if he’s finished his work on that, he’s now making the press rounds for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So Cavill may not have time to head out to London or the next two stops on the Wonder Woman shooting schedule, France and Italy, in time. Since Warner Bros would like would to keep a Superman cameo a secret for as long as possible, it may be a while until we get confirmation one way or the other.
Superman isn’t the only hero that’s been speculated to appear in Wonder Woman. Last November, it was rumored that Batman would show up, specifically by watching her save civilians from Ares and then chatting with her afterwards. Since the majority of Wonder Woman takes place nearly 100 years ago, moviegoers won’t have to worry about Diana of Themyscira being overshadowed, but much like how the Marvel movies have included occasional hero cameos in another hero’s movie (Bruce Banner in Iron Man 3, as an example) it wouldn’t be weird for DC to take a similar approach.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23, 2017.