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In his first on-camera interview since being cast as Superman in Zack Snyder’s reboot, the new Man of Steel, actor Henry Cavill, chatted about everything from his research for the part to what it will be like working with his Lois Lane, Amy Adams.
MTV News caught up with Cavill at WonderCon 2011, where he was promoting his upcoming film “Immortals,” in which he plays a Greek warrior. Turns out Cavill won’t be able to take much of a break after such a daunting role, as he’ll soon gear up to wear Superman’s iconic cape. Cavill said the training for “Superman” will be a “similar kind of thing” to that of “Immortals,” adding, “It’s going to be intense.”
The star explained that by reading the “Superman” comics, he’ll pick up on the “key characteristics” in order to get “a general idea of what he is, and then working from there.”
Cavill also opened up about why it was important to stay true to the iconic character, even with Snyder’s new, modern twist. “Superman is Superman, after all. There’s only so much of a change you can make to that,” he said.
As he continues to map out how to play the role, he’s already got his leading lady, Amy Adams, lined up and ready to go.
It was confirmed a week ago that Adams, fresh off her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod for “The Fighter,” would play Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane. Cavill, who revealed he’d met with Adams for a screen test, said he was “looking forward to working with” her, calling his newly announced co-star a “fantastic actress, very talented.”
He isn’t the only one who’s excited about having Adams tackle the iconic female role. Snyder called her “one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today,” while Margot Kidder, the original Lois Lane, gushed, “She’s a brilliant, wonderful actress! She’s incredible. She’s an extraordinarily accomplished young lady — and gorgeous and full of energy and spirit. She’s so different from part to part, it’s going to be really interesting to see what she does with Lois.”
Cavill noted that the age difference between he and Adams (he’s 27, she’s 36) was nothing more than happenstance, saying that making the nine-year difference part of the story line would be for Snyder to decide. Cavill said of the age gap: “I don’t think it matters at all.”
Regarding those who argue Adams is too old to star opposite Cavill, Kidder said, “Who cares? What a bizarre thing to be concerned about. She certainly doesn’t look older than him.”
Motion Captured – One of the benefits of being at an event like WonderCon is that you sit down with people who are involved in some of the most-anticipated projects for genre fans, and you get to be among the first people to talk about those projects with them.
I’ll be moderating the panel for Tarsem Singh’s new film “Immortals” later today, and the star of that film is Henry Cavill, who, of course, has been cast to play the lead role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Superman.”
Cavill is a guy who has been on the cusp of superstardom for a while now. He was almost James Bond. He was almost Bryan Singer’s Superman. He even read for Batman at one point. And yet, in each of those moments, someone else ended up playing the part. Now, finally, on the strength of his work in “The Tudors” and the early buzz around his performance in “Immortals,” it feels like Henry is having that moment.
Sitting down with him today, most of the conversation had to do with “Immortals,” but we did take the time to talk about stepping into the suit of one of the most recognizable characters on Earth. My impression of Cavill after spending a few minutes chatting with him is that he’s a dynamic choice for the role.
We spoke a bit about Superman during our time together, and while we’ll have our full “Immortals” conversation for you later, we wanted to share the “Superman” stuff with you immediately, since there’s such intense curiosity about who he is and what he’s going to bring to the role.
Despite a cell phone mishap and me managing to scare the hell out of Cavill about his appearance on the panel in the afternoon, I think it was a good chat, and I find myself much more relaxed now about the choice that Snyder and Nolan made to hire Cavil.
I already knew that with today’s technology, we will believe a man can fly. What’s far more important is believing in him as a person, and I think in Cavill, Warner Bros. has finally found the man for the job.
Zack Snyder’s Superman to-be (and Amy Adams’ next co-star) Henry Cavill has already gotten super-hot in order to play a Greek hero in Immortals, but now he has to get hot in a whole new way in order to play Superman. “Cavill spent months on Tarsem’s Immortals, maintaining six percent body fat, and, he jokes, competing with his co-stars to see ‘who had the best abs,'” Movieline reports, following an investigation. “I’m not quite in Immortals shape like I was, but I’ve got the base there again,” Cavill said. “When you see the Immortals shape you’ll see what I mean. We obviously haven’t had the final brief yet [on ‘Superman shape’], it’s going to adapt and change as [my trainer] sees my body adapting to the training. He’ll go, ‘Okay, Henry can do this,’ or, ‘His body will look better like that.’ It’ll be fine-tuned and tweaked as we go along. But I think it’s going to be a different sort of shape from Immortals.” In his defense, Snyder has said he wants an old-school, super-buff Superman, but, man, who knew getting hot in multiple ways could be so complicated? [Movieline]
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