Monday, February 18, 2013

Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder Hint at a More "Human" Superman

Image via Total Film.

Updated! (March 15)

Henry Cavill talks about Man of Steel in the new issue of Total Film magazine, which you may purchase online. He compares his portrayal of Superman to humans and claims that there is a degree of imperfection in him that makes the character more identifiable with ordinary people:
"This is not a movie about Zack Snyder directing something, or Henry Cavill playing a character… it’s a selfless movie about a character who is going through what he is going through. He wants to do the right thing, but he’s fallible, like the rest of us. He messes up, and that makes us love him more."
[via Total Film #1

"This is a Superman for a modern age. It’s not betraying anything that Superman is, but it is grounding everything in reality. It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with. Because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices…"

In contrst, wearing the costume obviously has the opposite effects. Cavill shares that putting on the suit made him feel "fantastic":
"I loved wearing the suit! You put it on every morning and you feel fantastic. I mean, you’re wearing a Superman suit, for goodness sake!"

"We've tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, 'Yeah, if I was Superman, that’s what I'd do,'" Snyder adds. Then he also supports what Cavill said of the character being more identifiable with common people than the one depicted before.
Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.