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Henry Cavill’s Jaw Dropping Transformation For His Godlike ‘Superman’ Physique in Man of Steel Will Make You Respect Him Even More

Henry Cavill Transformation For His Godlike Superman

Henry Cavill had always been there, in the background, existing in his niche hall of fame. Until he was not. All of a sudden, the world couldn’t get enough of the actor. Now, he is known as Geralt of Rivia or The Witcher, or for his one exceptional villain role on Mission: Impossible – Fallout, or as Napoleon Solo. Some might even go as far back as the actor’s early stint on the Showtime drama, The Tudors where he portrayed Charles Brandon.

Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)

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But none of these come close to claiming the honorary title of being the leading cause for the actor’s global and overnight fame. The Zack Snyder trilogy that began with 2013’s Man of Steel once and for all established Henry Cavill at the top of the pyramid and he hasn’t been perceived as anything but the one true Superman ever since.

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Henry Cavill’s Journey of Physical Transformation

The role of the Last Son of Krypton didn’t come easily to the Justice League actor. One might even recall how he had been rejected during the 2005 casting of James Bond before Daniel Craig was ultimately chosen for the part of the legendary spy. All of this had gone to build toward the person he is today and when DCEU came knocking at his door, he gave his every morsel of energy to become the only one fit to play the role that Snyder asked of him.

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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This journey into transforming himself from his leaner self to his current physical form involved 6 months of personal training at the Gym Jones private facility under the supervising eye of Mark Twight. The cycle of excruciating diet, regimen, rest, and exercise pushed him to the edge of his physical and mental limits and he came out the other end, looking the part of a god.

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The Herculean Feat That Made Henry Cavill into Superman

Henry Cavill’s BMI required him to consume at least 5000 calories a day, considering he reaches a 6’1” height and weighs approximately 190 lbs. Reports indicate that after those months of hitting the gym, his physique had gone down to having an average of 5-7% body fat with occasional toning down to 3-4%.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

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This required him to follow a specific diet tailored to sustain his body relative to the muscle mass he required for his DCEU role, and simultaneously supplement his calorie consumption. Cavill spent at least 2.5 hours at the gym 5 days a week and followed a regulated diet of intermittent meals and protein shakes (a LOT of them). It’s sufficient to say that his dedicated effort at doing what it takes did get him entry into the playing field of the gods and then some.

Source: Men’s Health

Written by Diya Majumdar

It's 2023 and Diya Majumdar's social life is defined by a 365-day binge-marathon of films and television shows. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, she now has more than 1000 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, and hardly anything fascinates her more than painting exact replicas of all their troubled works – in oil, of course.