October 27 ‘Justice League’ Premiere in Beijing

Hey guys, my name is Jasper and I’m the new owner of this site. I’d like to thank Annie for letting me take over. I’ve always been a huge fan of Henry, so I’m really excited to be running a fansite dedicated to him. There’s quite a lot of stuff that’s missing from the gallery, but I couldn’t make it in time to work and catch up on that before the press tour starts. In the meantime, I will do my best to keep the site updated during the press tour, and once everything starts to lie low after that, I will get on it, I promise.

Moving on, the “big six” are in China to kickstart the press tour of Justice League. I joined the livestream of the event, and you can see some screenshots over at our Twitter. The cast also received such an amazing gift from the Chinese fans, a traditional scroll with sketches of our superheroes on it! Everyone was thrilled about it, which Henry also took to his Instagram.

The guys at Film Gob recorded the livestream and uploaded it on their YouTube channel. Lastly, I have updated the gallery with some photos of Henry at the event, along with posters, promotional photos, and screen captures from the final trailer of Justice League. Enjoy!



November 02 Shopping with Superman: Henry Cavill for The New York Times

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.

Read the full story.

November 21 Henry Cavill for Los Angeles Times: Superman’s Return in ‘Justice League’

Henry spoke with Los Angeles Times during the Justice League press junket in London early this month. He discussed Superman’s return in the film, and confirms he’s still contracted for at least one more film to appear as the Man of Steel.

By now it’s likely not a spoiler to reveal that “Justice League” includes the return of Superman, who sacrificed himself to save humanity at the end of 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That film, which was generally regarded as overly dark and somewhat unwieldy, gave audiences a version of Superman (Henry Cavill) that felt morose and off-base from the comic books. Here, filmmaker Zack Snyder — as well as Joss Whedon, who stepped in to direct the re-shoots — uses “Justice League” as a chance to reestablish the character.

“He’s definitely different from previous incarnations,” Cavill says, speaking a few weeks ago during the “Justice League” press junket here. “I feel like this is the natural progression from the end of ‘Man of Steel’ into what he is now. This is a rebirth of the character, to coin the D.C. comics franchise right now: It’s a refresh.” He adds, “This movie highlights the qualities of Superman that exist in the comic books. That’s something I’ve always been very keen to highlight in the character. This rebirth provided the opportunity for me to play those characteristics.”

Superman was largely left out of the marketing campaign for “Justice League,” and most of the cast and the filmmakers did their best to keep the revival a secret for as long as possible. But fans, especially those familiar with the comic books, had been speculating for months, asking: “How can you have ‘Justice League’ without Superman?” One of the only clues for his return? Reports that Cavill’s mustache for the upcoming “Mission Impossible” sequel had to be digitally removed during the re-shoots, meaning that Superman would be somewhere in “Justice League” (“That damn mustache,” Cavill jokes). As it turned out, the studio always intended to include Superman but did its best to keep the rollout spoiler free.

“I think die-hard fans will know you can’t have the Justice League without Superman,” says producer Deborah Snyder. “Without Superman, there was this loss of hope. At the end of [‘Batman v Superman’], there was this impending doom. This danger that was coming. That was the impetus of Bruce [Wayne] recruiting the Justice League. That was the why. But the threat is so big and large that they still needed Superman. They needed to be a team.”

“His self-sacrifice causes such a huge ripple,” adds producer Charles Roven. “It’s so inspiring that his presence is really all over this movie before you know whether or not he’s going to come back. The world is not the same without him, because he was representative of hope. Here’s the thing: We wanted to make a movie that was about hope and the positive force hope is. And it meant that you had to bring him back.”

The process by which Batman (Ben Affleck) and the other members of the Justice League bring Superman back to life is complicated, involving several scenes that would be impossible to fully explain here. Suffice to say that Superman’s lifeless corpse (which was not played by Cavill for these scenes) is not lifeless for long. And ultimately, it’s Superman’s reaction to being awoken from death that’s more interesting than how he’s actually brought back. His initial anger and confusion shift to an emotional confrontation with himself over what’s happened to Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and his mother, Martha (Diane Lane), since his death.

“I think it’s very confusing for him in that scenario, as it would be for any of us,” Cavill says. “He’s trying to work out what the hell happened. I’m sure there’s a sense of failure there, akin to that sense of ‘I wish I hadn’t died so I could still be here and the world wouldn’t be in the state it’s in now and I could have protected my mother and Lois from the pain they’ve been experiencing.’ There’s that sense of guilt, but it comes with unconditional love. It’s not rational. One of the great things about us is that we still care even though we may not have a reason to feel guilty.”

Read the full story.

April 26 CinemaCon 2018

Henry attended this year’s CinemaCon with co-stars, Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, and Angela Bassett yesterday. Mission: Impossible – Fallout was one of the highlights of Paramount Pictures presentation for Summer 2018. The cast also took the stage and discussed the film, including the death-defying scene of Tom Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, that required 106 takes!

“It took a year to figure this sequence out,” Cruise told the Las Vegas crowd Wednesday, before screening the footage.

The scene involves Ethan Hunt and CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill) as they skydive into a lightning storm above Paris. Mid-jump, they are struck by lightening and Hunt must catch Walker, who is rendered unconscious, and resuscitate him mid-air.

“I felt like I was in Top Gun,” Cavill said of filming the high-altitude jump.

To rehearse the sequence, the crew built what they say is the largest wind tunnel in the world.

“We had to decide how much we could do that is physically possible without killing Tom,” said Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie.

You can read more details over at The Hollywood Reporter. Anyhow, I have also updated the gallery with some high-quality photos of Henry at the event.

Update: Added additional HQ photos, including those from the Pioneer of the Year Dinner wherein Tom Cruise was honored. Thanks to my friend, Mouza!


May 17 Henry Cavill for ‘How to Spend It’

Henry shows off this summer’s coolest casual looks in a new photo session, photographed by Damian Foxe, for HowtoSpendIt.com. How the fashion style makes Henry’s chiseled good looks stand out even more is out of this world. The website also offers details on the outfits and where you can find/purchase them.

May 24 Empire Magazine (June 2018) Scans

There is a feature on Henry in the June 2018 issue of Empire magazine. This is the interview wherein he finally broke his silence about the infamous ‘tache. He also talked about Mission: Impossible – Fallout, meeting Tom Cruise for the first time, playing Bond, and more!

June 09 New Layouts + Gallery Update

Mr. Cavill has a new look! This one features the photoshoots taken last year with a little touch of Superman-inspired style. I hope you all love it as much as I do. I was planning on having a new one along with a gallery update for Henry’s birthday last month, but I couldn’t make it in time.

Speaking of which, I have updated the gallery with tons of stuff, new and some old ones updated with higher-quality versions, from public appearances to photo sessions to magazine scans! A lot of these stuff are from Annie that she had but didn’t have the time to sort or upload. I have also added high-resolution screen captures, back from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. to Justice League, including the Blu-ray special features from the latter. Make sure you give our gallery a visit!



July 10 Henry Cavill for Square Mile

Henry has blessed us with another gorgeous photo shoot as he graces the cover of this month’s issue of Square Mile magazine! He discussed a lot in this interview, including the much-awaited Mission: Impossible – Fallout, being Superman, some of his earlier projects, and much more. Check out the two covers and some outtakes in our gallery.

Cavill is bigger: north of 6ft, and with a build to make a wardrobe search for the nearest brick shithouse to cower behind. Your grandmother would describe him as a “strapping young fellow”, while your wife quietly slips her wedding ring into the nearest drawer. Never has a man looked quite so obviously Leading.

A cinematic star needs a cinematic setting – so we recruited the Shangri La penthouse at the Shard, and thus half of London sprawled out beyond gigantic panes of glass. We have gathered on the X floor of Europe’s tallest building to discuss Cavill’s role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout; or rather the little that Cavill can discuss about his role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Refreshingly for a modern blockbuster – where spoilers are tossed into the first trailer, and the plot can be deciphered a month before general release – very little is known about the sixth installment of the M:I franchise. Naturally, it stars Tom Cruise as daredevil superspy Ethan Hunt, naturally there is a countdown to an imminent global catastrophe, and naturally a lot of vehicles will blow up.

Cavill is the headline addition to an ensemble cast that includes returning M:I alumni Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, and Ving Rhames – a veteran of the very first installment way back in 1996. (Cavill was 13.) Our man plays “primary antagonist” August Walker – a thrusting CIA agent whose methods clash with Hunt’s inexhaustible heroism. (Hunt can’t be much chill, although neither is Walker by the sound of things.)

“I’m forced upon Ethan’s team by the director of the CIA. August Walker is a sledgehammer to Ethan’s scalpel. He will get the job done no matter what. His MO is so different to Ethan’s that naturally they don’t get along at all. Walker has no problem with collateral damage,” notes Cavill with a certain fondness. “He’s fine with it.”

Which is fortunate, as the trailer promises plenty of collateral will be duly damaged. Including the leading man: Tom Cruise broke his ankle chasing Cavill across the rooftops of London. (Fortunately for on-set harmony, the men were filming at the time.) Cruise, the utter pro, finished the take, but production was halted for several weeks.

Cavill spent the hiatus developing the character of Walker – and enjoying a little downtime. Every cloud… “I didn’t break my ankle, so I got a holiday and my character got better!” he says cheerily. “Wasn’t even a cloud: just silver lining!”

After such a mishap, it might seem prudent to tackle the dialogue scenes and retire to the trailer for the heavy stuff. Cavill is made of sterner stuff, and insisted on performing the vast majority of his own stunts. (He can’t share much details about the lone outlier, except to warn: “If you have two actors involved in that stunt, it increases the risk tenfold. And when we’re talking about that kind of stunt, if the risk goes up just a little bit, people die.”)

Read the full interview over at Square Mile.

July 10 Henry Cavill for GQ Australia

We must be in heaven because we got two new photo shoots in one day! This time, it’s for GQ Australia, and the outtakes are very pretty. It reminds me of the Men’s Health shoot back in 2008. In the interview, Henry discussed his best life lessons, the #MeToo movement, the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and more. Check out the outtakes in our gallery and a snippet of the interview below.

As I set my phone on record, it starts to feel as if I’m about to get Dorff’d. “It’s better to step away,” says Cavill when asked whether he reads his own interviews. “A lot of stuff, in the written word, sounds very different from the intention.”

Cavill is still a little reluctant to open up. When asked what a visit home to Jersey gives him, he says it acts as a chance to reflect on how he’s changed each year.

So, how has he changed this year?

“The usual things, that people change every year.”

Anything more specific?

“You start to reflect on the past and consider the future while enjoying the present.” (6. ‘Keep secrets’.)

Again, we are empathetic. Cavill is coming off a long run of work: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (the sixth instalment of the Tom Cruise-led action-film franchise in which he plays a moustachioed foil to Cruise’s eternal Ethan Hunt) – was a marathon shoot, and it’s about to enter a marathon publicity tour.

Cavill spent a year working with Tom Cruise, and says precisely what so many say about Cruise. “Tom has got this incredible energy. He’s very charming and very engaging. He will remember details of your first meeting which you don’t remember. You’re person number 600 that he met that day, but he’ll remember your dog’s name and that your brother was unwell that day.”

Suffice to say, when you’re managing a Mission: Impossible workload, and blockbuster-sized demand, you need to draw lines.

So, Henry Cavill has boundaries. He won’t pose for photos at airports because, in the event of a mob forming, he’d rather not hide in a toilet. He won’t pose for photos at the gym, either – in-between sets is ‘me’ time, and that’s fair. He won’t text at the dinner table – not unless he’s asked permission in advance. (21. ‘Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.’)

He has an extraordinarily tight circle of friends, and they’re tightly curated. He’s heard the, ‘You’ve changed’ thing before, and if you’re saying that, you already don’t get it, and you may not have really ever been friends.

His real friends? They get it. “They go, ‘Wow! He is worked to the bone. Poor guy. I wonder how we can support him.’ Rather than, ‘What’s wrong with you?’”

Read the full interview over at GQ Australia.

July 28 Henry Visits ‘Despierta America’

The promotion for Mission: Impossible – Fallout is not yet over, as Henry visits the studios of Despierta America, and he brought along Kal with him! Check out high-quality photos in our gallery. Hope there are some clips soon.

August 02 Henry for Prestige Hong Kong

We are on a roll! Henry is featured in this month’s issue of Prestige magazine, and it is such another gorgeous shoot. Check out the cover and some outtakes in our gallery!

Henry Cavill is a gentleman. It’s in his actions, his diction, his dress sense and the fact that he’s unfailingly polite. When he arrives at our top-secret photo shoot location, he’s wearing a Royal Marines Charity hoodie, blue jeans and smart brown shoes – and, until now, I’ve never seen anyone look so dapper in jeans and a sweatshirt. Cavill also holds the door open for me on two occasions. It’s the small gestures that add up. This 35-year-old British actor has accomplished a lot, but still remains humble in what’s known to be a fickle industry.

“What is it like being considered a sex symbol?” He’s a bit surprised by the question and responds by saying, “Oh, God. Am I? I don’t know if I’m considered a sex symbol. ‘I don’t know’ is the answer to that question. I think, I mean, cool? If that’s the case, yay? My brothers will have a good laugh about that.” 

Cavill has starred in a string of box office hits including his performance as Napoleon Solo in the action spy comedy The Man from U.N.C.L.E., not to mention him suiting up for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in three DC films. This summer, we’ll also catch him on the big screen in Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Off-screen, Cavill’s schedule is hectic. Besides co-founding the film, TV and events company Promethean Productions with his brothers Charlie and Ben Blankenship, Cavill is actively involved in charity work as an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and The Royal Marines Charity, a British organisation that provides support to serving marines, veterans and their families.

Cavill was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, where the beach was just a 15-minute walk from the family home. The second-youngest of five boys, his career began when he bagged the role of Albert Mondego in the 2002 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. Back then, he was just a lad at England’s Stowe School and it was uncertain whether he’d pursue a full-time acting career. But by the time the movie had wrapped, Cavill had two agents, one in the UK and one in the US. 

Starring as the most famous comic-book character in not one but three blockbuster films, Cavill was the lead in Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League (the first two are the highest-grossing Superman films of all time). As it turns out, “Supes,” as he affectionately calls him, was also the young Cavill’s favourite superhero.

You can read more of the story over at Prestige Online.

August 04 Square Mile (July 2018) Scans

A little late on these, sorry, but I have updated the gallery with scans of the full feature on Henry in last month’s issue of Square Mile magazine.

September 05 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner

Henry might not have a film premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, but he was there yesterday to attend the gala dinner hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Check out some photos in our gallery!

September 30 New Images from ‘Nomis’

Nomis had its premiere as the closing film for this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival last Friday, September 28th. Unfortunately, Henry is busy with The Witcher duties and couldn’t make it at the film’s premiere. He shared a message to fans about it on his Instagram. Also, a new poster and a new still from the film have been released. Check them out in our gallery!

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November 19 Henry Cavill for Men’s Health

Henry has graced the cover of next month’s Men’s Health magazine! In the interview, he talked about his movie projects, The Witcher, and whether he’ll play Superman again. You can read the full feature at Men’s Health website, but here’s an excerpt:

The Witcher combines the sneaky charisma Cavill displayed in U.N.C.L.E. and Fallout with the sinew and strength he built up for his superhero roles. After working on Fallout, Cavill was keen to do his own stunts on The Witcher, including rigorously choreographed sword fights. But he was most excited, he says, about the chance to understand Geralt’s place in the world. “It’s funny how much he’s actually like us,” he says. “Geralt has that thing of trying so damn hard and being misconstrued or not appreciated—of people having a negative opinion of you, despite you actually trying to do the right thing.”

Which brings to mind Cavill’s lengthy stretch as Superman—the three movies that made him an international star while also leaving a large segment of fans unsatisfied. He’s cautious when discussing the films themselves, so consider these assessments the height of his candor: Man of Steel? “A great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything.” Batman v Superman? “Very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.” Justice League? “It didn’t work.”

Cavill almost reprised his Superman role for a blip-sized cameo in this year’s Shazam! but says he couldn’t do it because of his Fallout schedule. That absence—coupled with the fact that The Witcher could wind up as a Game of Thrones–like epic that eats up a huge chunk of his calendar—furthered the speculation that his time in the cape was finished. “I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on,” Cavill says of the rumors. “I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

December 04 ‘The Witcher’ Photocall

The press tour begins! Henry attended the photocall for the first season of The Witcher yesterday with executive producer Lauren Hissrich and fellow co-stars. Visit our gallery for some photos!

December 17 ‘The Witcher’ World Premiere

Henry looked dapper at the world premiere of The Witcher yesterday in London. Visit our gallery for some high-quality photos! Don’t forget, the series hits Netflix this Friday, December 20th.

December 20 Henry Cavill for Inquirer Entertainment

Last week, Henry flew to Manila, Philippines to promote The Witcher, and Inquirer Entertainment had a one-on-one chat with him. Check out an excerpt below and the full interview at their website. I have also added some outtakes into the gallery!

You’re a gamer. Does that inform your performance as monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, the Butcher of Blaviken, in “The Witcher”?
It would be impossible to say that it doesn’t inform my portrayal in the series. Because there’s a huge influence that that experience had on me. I mean, I played the game for hundreds of hours (laughs). And so, there will always be an influence in one way, shape or form.

It’s about me making sure my target is realized. And that is to make Geralt as accurate to the books as possible, and as enjoyable for people like myself and “The Witcher’s” fans, as well. That was always my goal. I wanted to make Geralt the character who I experienced and continue to experience [as an avid gaming enthusiast].

In what way do you channel Geralt’s brooding demeanor? Are you as dark in person, because we mostly associate you with Superman and the other larger-than-life characters you portray?
I think everyone has some darkness in them. As an actor, it’s about accessing those different parts of your personality that are required for the role. With Geralt, it’s not necessarily his darkness that’s interesting, it’s more his stone-cold exterior and indifference.

When you see him commit what some people would call atrocities, he’s actually not doing it out of darkness. That’s what is interesting about the character, his intentions always come from the light, not from his dark side—not like August Walker [in “Mission: Impossible”].

In fact, even August Walker’s intentions were [good], but he was just willing to do some terrible things to achieve them—which made them dark! Whereas Geralt, his actions are always intended to do something good. It’s just unfortunate that the path he takes tends to shine a dark light upon his actions.

There’s some fine singing in “The Witcher,” which helps leaven the doom and gloom of the material. It somehow brightens all that dark brooding. Didn’t you want to sing in it, too? We know that you played Sonny in “Grease” when you were in school.
Absolutely, the music here is fantastic. But that’s actually a wonderful reflection of “The Witcher’s” world. The bard Jaskier (Joey Batey) is such a fantastic character because he does seem to work as contrast to all of the show’s darkness, grim politics and harsh realities.

But as far as having Geralt do some singing, he really isn’t much of a performer. Would he ever sing? It would be difficult to sing in that gruff and brooding voice, I think. No, he hasn’t got much of a singing voice (laughs).

October 21 ‘Making The Witcher’ Screen Captures

Last August, Netflix released a special 30-minute documentary about the journey into the world of The Witcher, including the casting of the roles and behind-the-scenes look at the show’s first season. Visit our gallery for high-resolution screencaps!

January 29 ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Premiere Date

We got a date! The Snyder Cut is set to premiere on March 18th only on HBO Max. Contrary to previous announcements, it will not be released in four one-hour parts, but as a four-hour movie. Save the date! New posters were also released with the announcement.

August 10 Henry Cavill for People Magazine

Henry spoke with People Magazine and shared his mental health philosophy, his diet, and more. Also featured are three outtakes from a shoot that he did for MuscleTech. Check them out in our gallery!

Henry Cavill has never been afraid of a challenge.

The British actor, known for his ripped physique in Man of Steel, spends hours training for his physically demanding roles. But the 38-year-old says he didn’t discover his love for the gym until later in life. “When I was in school I played sports,” he tells PEOPLE. “I wasn’t the most spectacular physical specimen back then, but I definitely had drive.”

That drive helped him land his first major physical role in Immortals. “I was doing a lot of martial arts and bodyweight exercises because it was apt for the character,” he says. “And the first time I really moved into lifting weights properly was for Man of Steel.

From there, says Cavill, his fitness journey took shape. “It’s evolved and developed in its own way depending on the characters that I’ve played or what I’ve had access to — the facilities, where I’ve wanted to go with my body and what I’ve wanted to do.”

These days, he says, he likes to maintain a baseline level of fitness that can be adjusted depending on his work. “I will do a lot of body building work for an aesthetic look for a project or a role,” he says, adding that he focuses on different body parts on different days.

Cavill’s fitness came to a halt in December after injuring his hamstring while working on The Witcher. While some people suffer a mental blow when injured, the Justice League star chose not to see it as a setback.

“When I look back, I realize, yes, it was a hard time,” he says. “I think one of the skills I’ve picked up over the years is just forging ahead regardless of difficulty or hard work or trials and tribulations. So when the hamstring injury came, I tried to look at the silver lining. It was like, ‘Ok. I was working insane hours and it was exhausting and I now physically can’t work because I’m on crutches.’ So I was focusing more on taking the time off and going, how can I best heal myself?”

He explains further. “When it comes to my mental health, [I] focus on what I can control and work on that. And that gives me something to work towards rather than something to deal with or work through or manage my life through.”

With the injury now behind him and no immediate roles coming up, Cavill is working on sprinting. “I want to build a better engine,” says Cavill, who has partnered with MuscleTech supplement company. “One of the things my physical therapy for my hamstring showed me was that I have a lot of capacity in my engine but I have not accessed it. And it’s something which I really want to build upon.” 

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November 05 A Look Inside the Episodes of The Witcher’

Netflix has a special A Look Inside the Episodes series that offers some behind-the-scenes footage from all eight episodes of the first season of The Witcher. Each episode is 5-7 minutes long, and creator Lauren S. Hissrich takes an in-depth journey into the stories and themes of the season. Unfortunately, Henry doesn’t discuss anything, but it serves as a good recap in preparation for the new season next month! Check out screencaps in our gallery!


November 11 Henry Cavill for The Hollywood Reporter

The year is coming to a close and we still got blessed with a gorgeous new photoshoot! Henry spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and talked about a lot of things, including the new season of The Witcher, Highlander, his future on Superman and Mission Impossible, and taking on the mantle of James Bond.

Henry Cavill stands in a Miami hotel room looking like a comic book drawing made real.

He’s 6-foot-2 but seems taller because he’s so broad. His muscles stretch an ordinary camel-colored knit shirt into a bulky superhero outfit. “I’m amazed how many people recognize me with a mask on,” the actor says, and it’s unclear if he’s being modest or truly doesn’t know how cinematic he looks — even his wavy jet-black hair with its jagged widow’s peak would give him away (you may recognize this hairline from films such as Mission Impossible: Fallout).

Yet as we sit down for the first of our two interviews, Cavill’s brawn is quickly contrasted by his genteel demeanor that his colleagues say is typical of the 38-year-old Englishman. Take the way the Witcher actor typically starts his days on set: Cavill will select a crewmember, say hello, shake their hand and ask how their day is going. Then he’ll approach another crewmember and do the same — then another and another and …

“It’s to the point where sometimes our ADs are like, ‘OK, we have a huge crew, you can’t ask everyone,’ ” says The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

Explains Cavill: “A set is often rush-rush-rush, and we forget the basic human decencies. I want people to know I respect everything they do and they’re just doing a job like I am. To me, it’s just respect and good manners.”

It’s a characteristically nonchalant answer from somebody whose approach to his work is anything but casual. From Cavill’s recent selection of roles to his work ethic to his social media engagement, his strategic deliberation reflects the hard-core gamer that he is.

He’s played Superman in a trio of DC films (which have grossed more than $2 billion), launched The Witcher franchise (Netflix’s most watched original series until Bridgerton came along) and had a scene-stealing turn in 2018’s Mission Impossible: Fallout (which brought in $800 million worldwide as the highest-grossing film in the franchise). All of this has positioned Cavill as arguably the biggest action hero in the world who isn’t a household name — yet.

Zack Snyder calls Cavill “a warrior monk.” Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie sees Cavill a bit differently: In a town full of celebrities, “Henry is a classic movie star.”

“It’s not like there was something in the water in the 1930s and ’40s that there isn’t today,” McQuarrie says. “Movie stars are not as abundant now for two simple reasons: The industry wanted and cultivated stars, and there were people ready to do the work required to be stars. Henry is in the category of somebody hell-bent on doing the work, and that work is hard.”

Cavill is certainly working more than ever, set to star in John Wick director Chad Stahelski’s reboot of the action-fantasy Highlander, reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix sequel movie Enola Holmes 2, and head the all-star cast of Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller Argylle. And Dec. 17, The Witcher returns for season two (with Cavill having just signed a new deal paying more than $1 million per episode, sources say). There’s also never-ending speculation that Cavill might be in line to play the most highly coveted character in action cinema — James Bond.

For his part, Cavill acts vaguely perplexed by all this. “Something has changed, something has shifted,” he says of his busy coming slate. “After 21 years of hard work, I have three jobs lined up. Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s my approach, maybe my value as a commodity increases being attached to things like The Witcher. Now I can really focus on the storytelling and grow from here.”

You can read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter!

December 10 ‘The Witcher’ Madrid Premiere & Press Conference

After London, it’s Madrid’s turn as The Witcher continues its press junket for the new season! Last night, Henry attended the premiere, looking handsome as always. Then earlier today, he attended the press conference presented by Netflix. Check out photos in our gallery!


December 24 Henry Cavill for GQ Spain

Henry is featured in this month’s issue of GQ Spain! I’m glad we were blessed with a pretty photoshoot before the year ends. He mainly discussed the new season of The Witcher, but he also talked about his other upcoming projects such as the Enola Holmes sequel, the Highlander reboot (which is referred to as The Immortals in this interview), a possible return as Superman, and much more. The interview is originally in Spanish, so I let Google Translate do the work in this English version. If there’s any mistranslation, just let me know! Also check out outtakes and scans in our gallery!


Let’s cut to the chase: The first season of The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, is the fifth series with the longest viewing time in Netflix history : 541 million hours of playback worldwide during the first 28 days. And it is the second most popular shot in English. We are not talking about a minor series, we are talking about one of the great ones.

It is not difficult to understand, then, that the second season , which will be released during the month of December, has generated an expectation as unusual as it is deserved . And there is its protagonist, Henry Cavill , having tea on the terrace of a hotel in Miami. Confident, smiling. The day is hot but not sunny and the pool is empty despite being midsummer, but the actor seems calm. Maybe too much? Come on Henry, you’re riding a dragon!

“Success is always a good thing,” he tells GQ Spain exclusively. “It’s always a good thing because it means there are more eyes on the project and surely, although I don’t know it officially, more time, more effort and more money will go into production if it is popular. So it’s always a good thing. . As long as the entertainment works, it is positive . Precisely what we try to do is entertain people! ” The Witcher, based on the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski , is a fantasy drama – a bit dark – that centers on Cavill’s character, Geralt of Rivia , a monster hunter who finds his destiny in the form of a princess . But that’s just the beginning, things get complicated. There is love, there is magic, there is death.

GQ: How are you feeling? How have you spent these strange months? I imagine it has been hard for everyone.
Henry Cavill: I feel fine. It has been difficult times and months for many people, for many of us, and what I try, now that we come out of it, is to apply the lessons that I have learned during this time that I have thought so much. I think it’s an opportunity, it’s always good to look for opportunities even in bad times. The opportunity to think about things, about life, about what I want from her, about what I want to do with her… has been something like the good side of all this.

Has this whole situation of the pandemic affected the filming of the second season of The Witcher?
Has affected, yes. We had to stop. We stopped first once and then again around Christmas because in the UK there was a sharp increase in cases after Christmas. When we came back after that, we had to get tested every day. It was hard to get used to it, but I’m glad we did it like this. Netflix took great care of us. I think it was important that we all get tested. I think the hardest thing on set, one of the big differences, was the difficult context. Everyone worked long hours, wearing masks, wearing glasses … Everything becomes a little more impersonal, and when you’ve been shooting for months and months, everyone is tired. It is difficult to perceive the nuances of the people. It was one of the most complicated aspects, among many.

But the result is incredible. I have seen the first episode and it has a lot of force, it is very explicit, very gore. What can we expect from the rest of the season?
There are many surprises for the rest of the season. It is largely Lauren’s (Schmidt, the creator) version of the story, she has turned her own vision to the source material. There is a lot of the original story there. Even fans who know the books top to bottom will find many unexpected twists and turns. Follow the three usual characters, Cirilla, Yennefer and Geralt, in their different plots. I do not want to reveal more because there is much of the original story there, and I do not want to give too many clues or change anything.

How was the process of creating your character? You had a lot of different references: the script, the novel, the video games… Was it a mix of everything?
Obviously, with the plot set, with Lauren guiding us through the season, there is a framework to work within. But I wanted to bring the Geralt from the book into the series as much as possible. For season two, I wanted to make him more bombastic, more intellectual, someone with a more philosophical bent, someone wiser, because Geralt is between 70 and 90 years old. In season one, I made a deliberate decision to talk less, to show what Geralt is like in the outside world, his interactions with strangers. I understood that a man who talks less and observes more could better capture Geralt’s intellectual nature, but now that he is in a personal context, that he has his Witcher brothers, that he has spent more time with Cirilla, he really wanted to show his more intellectual side. , the one of the wise man.

Let’s go back to the numbers. With the success of the first season, are you worried about the critics?
Of course. I think criticism is very important … but it depends. Sometimes there are critics who are not fans of the genre, who do not like science fiction or fantasy … When there is a particularly negative criticism you may think: “Well, this is not a fan of the genre”, but there is always important information there . I read all the reviews, all the internet forums, and I try to learn as much as possible. You have to accept everything, the good and the bad, but it is in the middle of both that you can learn the most, and I think that is important.

I think you are a fan of video games. What are you hooked on now?
I play a lot of retro games, it’s like going back to my childhood . The game that I am hooked on, and that I always have on hand, is Total War: Warhammer II , the computer game. I am looking forward to playing Warhammer III.

Speaking of future projects, I think you are still in Enola Holmes and also in the reboot of The Immortals , a mythical film. It’s crazy.
If you are a fan of retro video games, you are obviously a fan of The Immortals . I’m really excited to be a part of that, to be able to work with such rich material and to be on the project from the beginning, and to be able to work with [the film’s director] Chad Stahelski and the kind of narrative that he does. I am impatient, it is a very exciting project. I think Chad and I can do something very special with history.

In Spain it is a cult film.
It is a cult movie everywhere. The original had its flaws, of course, but it was a powerful story with great power. And the Queen song was fantastic. As I said, the prospect of delving into the idea of The Immortals is wonderful and exciting , how they live, how they interact with each other, and all the exciting plots that can come out of there.

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December 24 Henry Cavill for Esquire Singapore

Henry is also featured in this month’s issue of Esquire Singapore! The photoshoot used here isn’t exactly new though, they are outtakes from the shoot that Henry did for Inquirer during the promotion of The Witcher in Manila two years ago. Check them out and the scans in our gallery!

Esquire: What attracted you to the role of Geralt besides already having an interest in the medieval-fantasy genre and knowing The Witcher through the book and game adaptations?
Henry Cavill: I’d played the games extensively and enjoyed them enormously. But what really drew me to the character was Sapkowski’s writing—the way he’s written extraordinary characters that have so many layers and depth.[Geralt’s] a bit morbid at times. But he’s also a philosopher and intellectual; a white knight but also incredibly cynical. He tries to do the best thing but always ends up in terrible situations because of it. The cynicism comes from what he’s been through. Yet, he still continues to do what he thinks is the right thing. He’s also quite funny at times and witty as well. In that, there are wonderful character moments throughout the books with opportunities to dive into that character as honestly as possible. That has drawn me to portray the live-action version.

ESQ: How do you depict notable character nuances of Geralt from both the book and games to make him familiar with the audience? And did you inject bits of yourself into this live-action adaption?
Cavill: For me, it has to have a fine balance. Because this is very much Lauren [Schmidt Hissrich’s] version of the story. So, it’s about me trying to bring as much of Geralt that’s true to the books to fit into that story—that fine line of playing a character who is necessary for the plot and also trying to colour in as much of Sapkowski’s character of Geralt into dialogue and behaviours. And then, of course, the editing process can alter the characterisation too. But for me, it’s finding that balance between Hissrich’s version of the story and bringing as much of Sapkowski’s into that.

ESQ: The concept of destiny and fate makes recurring appearances like through the Law of Surprise and is even emphasised by Visenna (Geralt’s mother). Do you believe that it’ll happen in real life too?
Cavill: There’s always the potential for it to happen. For that to be realised, one has to work towards it. It won’t happen if I’m sitting on a sofa and not doing anything. But I am a bit of a romantic and I do like to believe in the idea of a state of destiny. I also think that it should be worked for as it won’t happen by itself.

ESQ: What did you learn from being Geralt after two seasons?
Cavill: For the first season, he didn’t do much talking; he wasn’t very vocal and verbal. Since this was the case, I thought, let’s try and make him not going to speak much [but] more of a watcher and listener instead. That’s my portrayal of his intellect and wisdom. He’s between 90 [and] 100 years old after all, so he’s not going to be hyper like a young man and jump into a conversation unnecessarily.

For the second season, I wanted to portray that a little more. I pushed for sounding more intellectual and as someone who’s actually got a plan and [an] opinion. Like a sense of wisdom. For me, I’ve been trying to convey that as much as I possibly can and create this paradigm character.

ESQ: Tell us about the dynamics of working with an expanded cast that was added for season two, particularly Geralt appearing with the witcher clan at his childhood home.
Cavill: I got some interactions with the witchers and others whom I’ve worked with previously. But there are a lot of new characters I would not be interacting with because the focus will also be on Cirilla and [sorcerer] Yennefer’s storyline too. With Geralt, it was about me trying to find those moments to assert the things that I loved in the book with the time that was allowed in Lauren’s version of the story. There are similarities to the book, but it’s loosely based on [Sapkowski’s] Blood of Elves. So, there’ll be story points and events that can be even surprising for fans of the book.

ESQ: You’ve dealt with both magic CGI battles and hands-on combat on the show. Which do you prefer?
Cavill: I really enjoy doing the sword fights. That was a lot of fun for me. I think the magic aspect is fun too. But there’s got to be a set of rules in place and it could be tricky to play around with magic. For now, I really love sword fights because of its wonderful storytelling potential. It could look absolutely fantastic if done right. Like with the Blaviken fight in season one that was arranged by stunt and fight coordinator Wolfgang Stegemann. This fantastic fight contains so much story although there’s hardly any dialogue. So, I really love doing films where we get to do a different way of storytelling so people get absorbed in a way that is beyond dialogue.

ESQ: What are some of Geralt’s traits you identify with and why?
Cavill: One of Geralt’s traits that I identify with is that he always tries to do the right thing; his intentions are honest. That’s something I’ll definitely aim towards doing. But thankfully, I don’t experience the same outcome as Geralt because he always ends up in trouble whenever he does it. I don’t suffer from that same ‘curse’, fortunately.

August 19 First Images from ‘Enola Holmes 2’

Netflix has released the first batch of official images from the much awaited sequel, Enola Holmes 2. Returning for this new adventure are Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, and Louis Partridge. Check out the stills in high-quality in our gallery!

Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel.

October 28 ‘Enola Holmes 2’ World Premiere

Henry looked dapper as he attended the world premiere of Enola Holmes 2 last night in New York City! This also marks his first red carpet appearance with his girlfriend Natalie Viscuso. Also at the premiere were his co-stars, including Millie Bobby Brown, Susana Wokoma, Hannah Dodd, and director Harry Bradbeer. Visit our gallery for photos of Henry at the event! Don’t miss the film’s premiere next week, November 4th, on Netflix.


June 28 Gallery Update: ‘The Witcher’ Season 2

Apologies for taking so long with these, I have finally updated the gallery with high-quality stills and high-resolution screencaps from the second season of The Witcher! Just in time before the new season premieres tomorrow. You might notice a different arrangement with the albums in the gallery for this one, I will be using this format with episodes from now on. I feel it’s more organized and more detailed having the release dates and episode synopses included.


August 04 Gallery Update: ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 Volume 2

And that’s it for Henry as Geralt of Rivia. It’s sad to see him leave a show that he once was very excited and passionate about. He’s such a huge fan of this wonderful world created by Andrzej Sapkowski. He gave everything he could during the three-season run and he did an amazing job bringing so much life into Geralt. I have updated the gallery with high-quality stills and screencaps from the final three episodes of The Witcher Season 3!


January 18 ‘Argylle’ Press Conference in South Korea

The press tour for Argylle has kicked off! First stop was South Korea. Henry attended the press conference, alongside his co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Rockwell. Director Matthew Vaughn was initially scheduled to go too, but had to cancel due to health reasons. Check out some photos of Henry at the event in our gallery!

March 23 ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ Photocall

The press tour begins! Henry attended the photocall for The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare yesterday in London. Also present were his co-stars Henry Golding, Eiza Gonzalez, Alex Pettyfer, Cary Elwes, Babs Olusanmokun, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, director Guy Ritchie, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Visit our gallery for photos of Henry at the event!

April 11 CinemaCon 2024

Henry attended this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas for Lionsgate’s presentation. He has two upcoming projects with the studio, In the Grey with Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzalez, and the highly-anticipated Highlander reboot.

“If you thought you’d seen me do swordwork before, you haven’t seen anything yet,” Henry teased during the presentation. “I’m a lover of the original [‘Highlander’] movies, for better or for worse, and it’s one of those things where when I was reading the script for the first time, I wasn’t quite too sure where they were going to go with it.”

Visit our gallery for some photos of Henry at the event!