Henry Cavill tried to prank Comic-Con fans by pretending to be a fan himself. According to People magazine, Henry Cavill donned a Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta mask to safely explore the Comic-Con floor without being mobbed by fans.
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Playing the role of Superman proved a challenge for Cavill when it came to him wanting to meet the cast of Suicide Squad. The struggles between their onscreen characters required Cavill to have a stealthy approach when it came to visiting the Suicide Squad cast.
In a video he shared on his Instagram account, Henry Cavill donned the mask in order to explore the venue without being mobbed by fans, but he still posed for photos and looked around. Henry Cavill eventually found his way to the meet-and-greet table for Suicide Squad and asked Will Smith for a photo, lifting his mask as he smiled next to Will Smith. The video shows that after the picture was taken, Smith realized that the fan was none other than Henry Cavill, and he started to laugh.
Despite being a film star himself, Cavill proceeded to make his way down the line and have the cast of Suicide Squad sign his t-shirt. He captioned the video on Instagram as the best Comic-Con yet, as he went there for the Justice League but he did not want to miss meeting the cast of Suicide Squad.
Justice League is the next big film with Henry Cavill’s version of Superman in it, but he took some time to talk about one of the tougher sequences to film in the recent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to Cinema Blend, Henry Cavill had a tough time filming the big fight sequence between Batman and Superman.
With the film being recently released on Blu-ray, details revealed from the special features have found their way online. One of the features showed Henry Cavill explaining that the fight sequence between Batman and Superman was actually incredibly difficult to film because Ben Affleck was basically battling blind during the filming.
The costume that Affleck was wearing for the scene took heavy inspiration from The Dark Knight Returns, and it included a massive helmet with eyes that lit up. Henry Cavill says that he had to do some pretty heavy lifting in the fight because the helmet prevented Ben Affleck from being able to see much during their scenes, meaning he had to make sure everything went right. Since Ben was practically blind during the scene, following choreography proved to be a difficult task for the two actors, and the task was only made more difficult for Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck when the pouring rain set in. Seeing through the rain proved tough even for Cavill, and made it extremely difficult for him to measure his punches during the filming.
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Henry Cavill spoke on the difficulty of filming the fight between Batman and Superman.
“During a fight sequence, where the person you’re fighting, because of the nature of their costume, can’t see anything, you’re the one who has to be watching for punches… and when you’re punching someone, it’s where to punch, how deep.”
He went on to say that as soon as it started raining, his sense of distance and depth was compromised, and he had very little time to adjust.
“Plus, the water’s really cold… And then remembering everything you have to do and try not to get hit in the face by a guy wearing hard plastic gloves.”
Affleck’s Batman and Cavill’s Superman battled it out in one the most memorable scenes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The extended edition of the film, known as Ultimate Cut, has recently been released and features 30 additional minutes of on-screen action. The Ultimate Cut is a perfect purchase for anyone excited to Henry Cavill come back as Superman for next year’s Justice League.
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