Henry Cavill, the handsome British actor who stars in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, says he wants to play the Man of Steel role for “many years to come” and fans couldn’t love his words any more.
The 31-year-old has been talking about the role that has propelled him to stardom, the likes of which were unknown to him just a couple of years ago. Aside from a stint in the long-running period drama The Tudors, Cavill had very little exposure to big films.
Prior to his role as Superman in the 2013 Zack Snyder blockbuster Man of Steel, Henry starred as the mortal Theseus in Immortals in 2011 and then Warner Bros. came knocking at his door and everything changed for this otherwise quiet young man.
Not one to search the spotlight, Cavill mainly stays out of the way when he is not filming, but reporters caught up with him recently. Speaking at a BAFTA L.A. event, Cavill revealed the Man of Steel sequel and prequel to Justice League, Batman v Superman will be a feast for the eyes when it opens in March of 2016.
“It’s Zack Snyder, so it’s going to be a visual spectacle and it’s cinematic history. We’re doing Batman and we’re doing Superman, and it’s all happening at the same time. So, fingers crossed it turns out to be as exciting as I think it is.”
Henry Cavill is taking a break, after months of working out to stay in shape for the grueling filming schedule of the new blockbuster in Detroit, Chicago, and the desert of New Mexico. During the interview, our newest Superman also defended Ben Affleck (Batman), whose casting created great controversy and said he didn’t need to give the newcomer any tips on how to tackle the Dark Knight.
“We’re talking about Ben Affleck here. I don’t need to give him any advice. The guy’s a legend. He does his own thing! He’s great. He’s fantastic.”
Fans were outraged when Snyder and Warner Bros. announced that Affleck would be taking on Christian Bale’s role from the Christopher Nolan trilogy and giving the iconic superhero a completely different take. As the complaints have died down in the face of this decision, fans are eager to see what Batfleck will do with the role. Henry seems confident.
This will mark the first time in movies history that Batman and Superman face-off on the big screen and Henry Cavill has signed on to play the Red Caped hero for the Justice League films as well, so fans are more than excited to have the dark haired, blue-eyed actor wearing spandex for a few more years.
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