The new issue of Entertainment Weekly centers on upcoming superhero movies and features the first quotes from Henry Cavill on landing the lead role in Warner Bros.’ new Superman movie. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Among the topics of discussion: Cavills audition, which included shooting a screen test wearing a replica of Christopher Reeves once impressive, now dated Superman suit. If you can put on that suit and pull it off, says Snyder, thats an awesome achievement. Cavill was feeling less than super in the moment, at least about his ability to fill out the costume: He had just finished shooting a film with Bruce Willis called The Cold Light Of Day, and the part required to him to shed the impressive abs of steel and muscle tone he had put on for the movie he made right before that, the forthcoming mythic fantasy Immortals. As an assistant helped to him put on the Super-suit, Cavill recalls: All I could think was: Oh, god. Theyre going to look at me and go Hes not Superman. Not a chance. The actor inside me was going: Youre not ready! Youre not ready! Snyder saw something or rather someone different. He walked out, and no one laughed, says the director. Other actors put that suit on, and its a joke, even if theyre great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go Wow. Okay: This was Superman.
Be sure to pick up the magazine for more! Here’s a look at the cover: