It has been about nine years since Henry Cavill was announced as Superman and then proceeded to star in Man Of Steel. Since then, the actor has went on to portray the character for multiple movies such as Justice League and Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Cavill will once again take on the role of the symbol of hope in Warner Bros. Discovery and Detective Comics’ Black Adam.
When the role was still in talks, Zack Snyder had to prove to Warner Bros. Discovery that Henry Cavill was indeed their Superman. Although his iconic suit was yet to be made, Snyder proceeded to get Christopher Reeve’s Superman suit from the Warner Archives for Cavill to try on.
Henry Cavill Being Perfect For The Role Of Superman
The moment Henry Cavill wore the suit, he did not feel as if he would be the right fit. Wearing the suit itself had been a high honor and he had believed that the moment the crew say him in the suit, they would immediately reject him and see how he was not the Superman they were looking for.
“All I could think was, Oh, God, they’re going to look at me and go, ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going, ‘You’re not ready! You’re not ready!’”
This however, was not what Zack Snyder felt at all. In fact, the moment the director saw Cavill in the suit, he knew they had managed to find their Clark Kent. Snyder had then clicked photos to prove the same to WBD and that too had worked just as smoothly with the production company seeing the same as Snyder.
Henry Cavill’s Thoughts When He Wore The Suit
Henry Cavill did not get the positive feeling Snyder had gotten. He instead thought he looked rather unimpressive in the suit. Zack Snyder had stated that many had tried on the suit, big talented actors as well.
“Other actors put that suit on and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go, ‘Wow. Okay, this is Superman.’”
Henry Cavill had later revealed how he felt when he wore Christopher Reeve’s suit. He had stated how he felt embarred when he saw himself in the suit, saying that it looked ridiculous on him. Cavill had said that it looked like a pair of pajamas and that he would look really really bad in it. That however, was not the case as we will see Henry Cavill once again in the iconic role from 21st October 2022 in Black Adam.
Source: The Graham Norton Show