Henry Cavill is our new Superman/Clark Kent, and the actor recently shared some very fascinating details about his version of Kal-El and what his motives are in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Christopher Reeve’s Clark Kent was very unsure of himself, clumsy, and a bit of a doormat played up a bit for comedic effect. Although the actor was certainly synonymous with Superman/Clark Kent, Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent is much different — he is less socially awkward and gets to really tap into his journalistic capabilities. During this promotional campaign, Cavill, 32, states that his version of Clark Kent is much more in line with how he is written in the comics.
While speaking with inSing TV, Henry Cavill discusses what Clark is feeling in this film and if the events of the previous film, Man of Steel, have a huge impact on how he views the world in Batman v Superman. Clark Kent will definitely be dealing with some major guilt and pain over humanity being so fearful of him.
“The events of ‘Man of Steel’ I don’t think affected how Clark sees the world much at all,” Henry Cavill reveals. “He blossomed into the superhero that he was required to be. He met his station. However, this movie certainly makes Clark see the world in a different way, because he wasn’t expecting…or, he was hoping that half the world wouldn’t suddenly hate him and fear him and want him destroyed or gone. But sadly, half the world did.”
Henry Cavill goes on to say that Clark Kent/Kal-El always expected the world to be fearful of him once he finally revealed himself, as he was told so numerous times by his father Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel. Clark wasn’t expecting, however, to be hated and thought of as the villain — he may be an alien, but he grew up on a farm in Kansas. As much as he might feel alienated, there is an undeniable bond to humanity that even Clark cannot deny.
“It’s about him going through these growing pains of being a superhero,” Henry continued. “And making his errors and mistakes, and errors of judgement and action, and learning from it.”
It looks as if Ben Affleck’s Batman is more than willing to help Superman understand the error of his ways.
There was a pretty brilliant teaser trailer released last year, featuring several voices talking about the amount of power Superman has and how scary and dangerous it truly is. Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent will have to deal with being labeled as a “false God” in this film.
And Clark can take advantage of his position as a reporter to help do good by the world, specifically targeting Batman as a threat who operates outside of the law. However, it certainly won’t be an easy battle for Clark Kent/Superman trying to bring down Batman.
As far as the box office predictions for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadline reports that advanced ticket sales for the superhero film look to be quite promising. Apparently, if Dawn of Justice is able to bring in anything above $152 million on its opening weekend, Batman v Superman will have the highest pre-summer opening.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters everywhere on March 25, 2016. And while we’re at it, it might be valuable to know the release date of the other upcoming movies in the DC Extended Universe. Suicide Squad opens on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman opens on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One debuts November 17, 2017; The Flash races into theaters on March 16, 2018; Jason Mamoa as Aquaman opens on July 27, 2018; Shazam will be in theaters April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg is slated for release on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. debuts on June 19, 2020.
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