He had lost out on a run of high-profile parts, including Cedric in Harry Potter and Edward in Twilight both of which went to Robert Pattinson. In the search for a new James Bond, it came down to him and Daniel Craig. Add to that the collapse of a Superman reboot in which he had been cast as the lead and you have an actor whose name was at risk of becoming a jinx. The year-old Brit who sits before me in a minimalist hotel room in a pale blue shirt and black trousers is in a very different position. Two years ago, he finally got to play Superman in the alternately thoughtful and cacophonous Man of Steel. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opening next spring, starring Ben Affleck as Batman, and assorted Justice League spin-offs looming, the red cape is his for at least the next five years.
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Man of Steel is breaking box office records world wide and receiving some of the most mixed reviews any comic book movie has received. Is Man of Steel a love-it-or-hate-it film? Are people clinging too closely to their old views of an iconic character? Is this Superman the Superman of our generation? Here are the thoughts of this gay nerd.
Henry Cavill is not just an ordinary movie star, rather he belongs to that exclusive club of actors who have had the privilege of portraying superheroes. In his case, however, he was able to play not just any superhero, but the greatest and most popular of them all, Superman. The British-born actor replaced actor Brandon Routh, the last person to take on the role, to ably portray the extraordinary superhero who has enough superpowers to save the world all by himself. So what made the Cavil so special that he was picked for this revered role? He had his education at various schools both in Jersey and England.
KYLE: Lindsey! I am NOT the type of girl who goes for the big, brawny types, I swear, but there was something about this particular Superman that left me practically breathless. Beefcake shots are nothing new for this genre, but when Thor doffs his shirt, his pecs are as round and smooth as two stones from the souvenir shop. It was totally refreshing to see that hairy chest!