Thanks for the heads up, Shar!
To borrow a phrase from a certain wall-crawling rival, Henry Cavill understands that with great power comes great responsibility.
The British actor, who is prepping to put on the most iconic cape in comic book history for director Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot, knows that the role is more than just a big career boost.
Since accepting the role of the world’s most famous superhero, Cavill has largely remained coy about any specific details surrounding Snyder’s take on the character – but he did tell PopcornBiz that he was committed more to the role of Kal-El/Clark Kent than to the fame that inevitably comes with it.
“I’m treating it like I would treat anything,” says Cavill. “I love reading historical fiction and fantasy books, and if I got chosen to play those roles, I have such a connection with those characters that I have an in-depth knowledge of how they would be made into a real person. The opportunity is the same with Superman. It’s absolutely fantastic because I’ve done all my reading and I’m really into the character.”
British actor Henry Cavill is already at work on the new Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” but he took a quick break on Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego, showing off a new look as he promoted his upcoming Greek gods and heroes drama, “Immortals.”
“Your hair’s a little darker,” Access Hollywood pointed out, noticing his Clark Kent-looking black-haired sheen, when Henry hit the “Immortals” press line.
“It is, yeah. Can’t imagine why,” the actor said with a sly smile.
While he was under orders to keep “Superman” related news to a minimum, Henry said working on the 2013-due project, directed by Zack Snyder, has been a dream come true.
“It’s fantastic. That’s all I can…” Henry trailed off. “It’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.”
Henry confirmed filming has begun in Chicago.
“It’s going really well,” he noted.