Henry Cavill as Superman represented a very accurate, comic book friendly version of the Man of Steel. Sadly he is not coming back and we all miss him so much.
Possesses The True Power Of A God
Superman’s Kryptonian physiology allows him to wield unparalleled power almost akin to a literal God. Capable of incredible feats, fans had been longing to see some good Kryptonian level action in a Superman movie. Where the rest of the Superman movies failed, Cavill’s Superman succeeded. His fight with Faora in Smallville or with Zod in Metropolis show `his powers in all their glory.
Fights For The Underprivileged & The Oppressed
In the comic books, Superman fights to uphold the law with or without his glasses on. Superman has always been a guardian of the law, using the press to reach out to people who have been wronged. When he heard about Batman bending the rules to violate people’s rights, he got to work to put an end to it. Superman doesn’t care if you are right or wrong. You break the law, you pay the price.
His Childhood Memories Shaped Him
Man Of Steel showed how vulnerable a young Clark Kent was. Struggling to control his powers, learning the element of restraint, and being constantly bullied turned Clark Kent into a recluse and an introvert. Clark became more humble and gentle because he learned the secret to a happy life is humility and kindness. That story arc is similar to the one shown in Superman: Secret Origins comic book arc.
He Is More Human Than Most Humans
Clark Kent’s connection to earth and humanity goes deeper than we could ever imagine. Cavill’s Superman denied Krypton a second chance at the expense of the human civilization. He is more than happy living a normal human life even though he wields unparalleled power. He is proud of his human roots.
Making Earth A Better Place
Everyone hated Superman, called him a “False God”. But he still fought Doomsday and killed him at the cost of his own life. His death united the whole world. A world that was full of malice, prejudice, and hatred came together to grieve for his sacrifice. Superman is the embodiment of hope. And Cavill’s Superman proves it.
Always The Learner
Superman’s journey is a journey of self-discovery. The comic books show that even after years and years of serving the greater good, he is still naïve when it comes to many things. It took time for Superman to understand how to use his powers and when not to exercise them and let the people decide for themselves. When Superman killed Zod in man of Steel, he learnt a very valuable lesson – that sometimes you have to go against your own instincts. Cavill’s Superman has learnt a lot of lessons since then.
Fights To Be Accepted
Humans will always fear what they do not understand. They will certainly be scared of a guy who can fly through space, shoot lasers from his eyes, and bench-press a mountain with his pinky finger. Henry Cavill’s Superman only had good intentions in mind but the people had a hard time believing in him. That is something the comic books have been showing us for a long time.
He Is A True Kent
In death or in life, Superman finds solace and some much needed advice and support from his parents. The Kents have been a pillar of support for superman, the driving force behind Clark putting on the red cape. Henry Cavill’s Superman does not shy away from revealing even a God feels low at times. Sure he belongs to the House of El but if Man of Steel or BVS proved anything, he looks up to the Kents when he is confused and that says a lot.