Superman has been the most renowned superhero for decades. From the first Superman film in 1948 until the last in 2021, everyone adores and loves this all-time favorite superhero. Zack Snyder’s 2013 blockbuster Man of Steel gave Henry Cavill the opportunity to embrace the mantle. And there is no doubt that The Witcher star did the character justice by pushing him to his limits.
From 1975 through 1980, Superman’s Lois Lane and late actress Margot Kidder made significant contributions to the film. She collaborated closely with Christopher Reeves’ Superman, but she discovered something unique in Henry Cavill’s Superman! What was that?
Margot Kidder found Henry Cavill hotter than Christopher Reeve
Margot Kidder appeared in four consecutive Superman films alongside Christopher Reeve after being cast as Lois Lane. Even after leaving the franchise, she remained a fan of the renowned character. Kidder was appreciative of Zack Snyder’s Superman cast. The Lois Lane actress was also taken with Henry Cavill, better known as Superman.
According to reports, Kidder offered her thoughts on Henry Cavill as Superman during an interview. “Oh my god, he is heaven,” she claimed of The Witcher actor. The Superman actress also compared him to Reeve and praised Cavill’s charisma.
“As wonderful as Christopher Reeve was, he was wonderful and perfect. He was not exactly a big steaming heap of sexuality. And this Cavill really is. I loved him on The Tudors. I could not get enough of him.”
Margot Kidder received her breakthrough in 1978’s Superman film. Her five-decade acting career was boosted by this superhero film.
Margot Kidder was not a fan of Henry Cavill’s Superman depiction
The late Superman star had great hopes for Cavill in Man of Steel, but she wasn’t a fan of how the Mission Impossible star portrayed Superman. She says, “I think the directors were good, the actors were good but the basic approach was not there.”
“I think there was a cynical decision on the part of the studios, which are now owned by multi-nationwide conglomerates just like almost everything else on the planet. So they would make these artistic decisions by non-artists – guys would want to strike the millennial demographic because they basically make up about one particular quarter of the populace.”
The former Superman actress preferred Christopher Reeve’s version of Superman because of its interesting storyline, she considers Cavill’s version a weaker plot compared to the original. Every day, new reports surface about Henry Cavill returning as Superman to the DCEU, beginning with the Black Adam post-credits scene, which comes out on 21st October, 2022.