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‘As a young boy, I was running around the garden in a Superman outfit’: Henry Cavill Always Wanted To Play the Man of Steel, Even When He Was Just a Kid

Henry Cavill shares there is something true, honest and hopeful about Superman.

Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman in the sequel of his 2013 Man of Steel. The actor is currently featured in the Netflix original Enola Holmes 2 alongside Millie Bobby Brown. Enola Holmes 2 premiered on Netflix this Friday. The Justice League star was featured on Deadline’s The Film That Lit My Fuse. Cavill shared insights on some of the most iconic roles from The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Witcher, and The Immortals.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

He also shared his experience of getting cast as Superman and his thoughts about the character. The Enola Holmes star also talked about Man of Steel 2 and his future with the character. Henry Cavill currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix original, Enola Holmes 2.

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What Led Henry Cavill to Play Superman?

Henry Cavill portrayed Superman for the first time in the 2013 film Man of Steel. The Immortals star went on to reprise his role in several films. He made his last appearance as Superman in the 2021 Zack Snyder’s Justice League, before reprising his role in Black Adam.

The Mission Impossible star confirmed his comeback as Superman with his cameo in the 2022 film. Henry Cavill was recently featured in Deadline’s video series, The Film That Lit My Fuse. During this interview, the British actor was asked what led him to play that character.

Cavill in Man of Steel
Henry Cavill in Man of Steel

The Tudors star shared that the character is enormously important. He then shared that as a young boy he used to run around the garden with a Superman outfit on. “He is prevalent in all of our lives in one-way shape or form. As a young boy, I was running around the garden in a Superman outfit,” Cavill shared.

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The Man of Steel star further stated, “Even though I didn’t know what it meant. It was imparting a lesson upon me of hero and being positive.”  Cavill further shared that after this when he got the opportunity to audition for the role he went for it.

Henry Cavill was brough into the DCEU by Dwayne Johnson.
Henry Cavill as Superman

The DC star shared what he feels about Superman. He said that the Kryptonian superhero reminds him of the boy he was, as he assumed the best of everyone.

He also shared that there is something beautiful about the character. “There is something, true, honest, and hopeful about the character, which is the best of all of us,” the Witcher star shared.

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Henry Cavill Failed His First Superman Audition

Following his appearance in the 2013 film, everyone was certain that Cavill is the perfect actor to play Superman. However, Man of Steel was not the first Superman film the Argylle star was associated with.

During his interview with Deadline, Cavill also shared that he once lost the opportunity to play the Man of Steel. He said, “So when the opportunity came to audition, to screen test for the first Superman, which I didn’t get, it was something which was exciting.” 

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill in Superman Costume

Cavill auditioned for McG‘s aborted Superman film. Reports mention that he even went on to put a version of the iconic Superman costume. He auditioned for the movie, but unfortunately, he did not get the part.

The movie was later canceled. Henry Cavill then auditioned for the 2013 Man of Steel and got the part. The Highlander star will reprise his role as Superman in Man of Steel 2.

Henry Cavill’s recent movie, Enola Holmes 2 was released on November 4, 2022. Both Enola Holmes and Enola Holmes 2 are available to stream on Netflix.

Source: Deadline

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.