Director Zack Snyder’s remake of the Superman mythos has been getting mixed reactions so far. The teaser trailer released last month left many people with lukewarm feelings. It was too sombre in tone, they felt, for a superhero who has never been “dark”. Neither the filmmakers nor star Henry Cavill have said much to the press recently, which doesn’t exactly help sell the film.
But today, Cinefex managed to get a few words from the British actor, whose new film “Cold Light Of Day” is out next week. Cavill said: “What I can say is that it’s a modernization of the character and a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual. It’s an unreal situation, but it’s approached from a very practical viewpoint. We wanted to make the character easier to identify with.”
Cavill also fully understands the importance of the character. He elaborated: “Very much so, yes. It’s important to do the role justice. There are a lot of people relying on me to do this well. I gladly accept that responsibility, and it’s a great one to have because it’s a wonderful opportunity. I don’t let the pressures get to me because that’s going to hinder my performance and, therefore, let people down. So I choose to ignore the pressure side of it and focus on doing justice to Superman.”
Oh, and in case you were wondering about the picture above, that’s Cavill posing in costume with a young fan who came to visit on the set earlier this year. What a nice guy, eh.
“Man Of Steel” also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. It premieres 14th June 2013.