Henry Cavill’s surprise comeback to the DC Universe as Superman is something that is being rejoiced by fans all over the world. But besides earning love and support from his fans, the British actor also received validation and a critical appraisal from one of the most renowned comic book writers, Dan Jurgens.
Not only has he contributed profoundly to a monumental extent to DC’s popular comic book, The Death of Superman, but Dan Jurgens has also played a significant role in the creation of some of the greatest DC supervillains including Doomsday and Hank Henshaw.
And recently, the writer expressed his appreciation and enthusiasm with regard to Henry Cavill’s reprisal of Clark Kent’s character as he talked about the same in an interview with The ComicBook Nation Show.
Dan Jurgens believes Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Superman is impeccable
It’s no secret that Henry Cavill shares a special bond with the character of Superman, as has been pointed out by the Man of Steel actor time and again in various interviews and chat shows. Well, it is also that very attachment to his character that has helped Cavill to really depict the true essence of Superman and symbolize all that he stands for. And Dan Jurgens is of the same opinion.
In light of the 30th anniversary of The Death of Superman, DC is going to be re-releasing a Deluxe Edition collection of the comic book, and while talking about the same, the conversation took a little detour when Jurgens was asked to share his two cents on Cavill being reinstated as Superman in the DCU.
The 63-year-old exclaimed his assent about it as he remarked that the news about the Dawn of Justice star coming back to the superhero franchise was “stunningly good.” He also mentioned how Cavill has the striking ability to really get into his character and present him in an untarnished light “so you don’t even know he’s doing it,” because it just comes naturally to the actor.
Check out his full review about the Justice League star putting his cape back on:
“I think Henry Cavill really does this great Superman where he personifies the character. Part of it is, people have always asked me about drawing Superman, and what is entailed in that: One the things I talk about is Superman having a certain sense of presence on the page – that if he’s in a room with the Justice League, he should be a figure of attention. He should have almost kind of a sense of nobility about him – but not one that is terribly assuming like he’s trying to put on airs. And I think Henry Cavill captures that and is able to portray that onscreen in a natural way so you don’t even know he’s doing it, it’s just there. It works on almost a subliminal level. So I think it’s fantastic, and I certainly look forward to seeing a lot more of him in the suit.”
Dan Jurgens has contributed greatly to DC
Jurgens’ influence on the DCU has been prolific over the years and is also conspicuous through various projects of the franchise, especially when it comes to Zack Snyder’s films. In fact, the black Superman suit that Cavill is seen to be shrouded in, in Snyder’s 2016 Dawn of Justice, has been inspired by Death of Superman, with some changes to the final adaptation, of course.
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Besides working on the famous superhero in the red cape, Jurgens has also brought characters like Booster Gold and Doomsday to life and has even worked with Marvel as a writer on series including Captain America and Thor.
So, Cavill getting a seal of approval from such a revered artist is definitely another win for both him and his character.