“Man was he ripped as well”: Forget Jason Momoa, God of Abs Henry Cavill Was Terrified of Another Snyderverse Star as He’s “Really Built”

"Man was he ripped as well": Forget Jason Momoa, God of Abs Henry Cavill Was Terrified of Another Snyderverse Star as He's "Really Built"
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Henry Cavill has charmed his viewers with his dazzling smile, but it’s not the only attribute people love about him. The incredible actor has amassed a great fan following with his remarkable roles as Superman in Man of Steel, Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes, the Witcher, and others. The actor is very dedicated to his physique, however, he is intimidated by another DC Universe actor’s build.

Shot from Batman v Superman
Shot from Batman v Superman

Henry Cavill has a well-shaped and strong build, for which he has worked hard. However, despite being one of the fittest stars in Hollywood, he feels seconded by Batman star, Ben Affleck.

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Henry Cavill was intimidated by beefed up look of Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman

Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck worked together for Zack Snyder’s famous film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The two A-listers of the industry had a great time shooting together, however, Cavill was a little bit intimidated by the muscular build of the Pearl Harbor star. The Mission: Impossible – Fallout star was not in his best shape at the time.

The actor shared in a conversation with Comic Book Movie,

“Like most things in life, you put yourself at a certain level, and I thought I was in good shape going into that film. Then I met Ben Affleck. What struck me first was how funny he was, but man was he ripped as well. I’ve never been the type of guy to get involved in any sort of macho one-upmanship, but I admit I was more than a bit intimidated, and it gave me the desire to push it a bit more because Ben is really built.”

Henry Cavill was Superman in the DCEU.
Henry Cavill was Superman in the DCEU.

He further added,


“The guy is huge. I’m puny by comparison. He is much bigger than I expected, with this huge presence and vast physicality. I had to step it up. When you see this mountain of a man walking around the set, you think, ‘I’ve got to get to the gym… yesterday.’”

The Enola Holmes actor shared that Ben Affleck was his inspiration to hit the gym, as he felt the need to step up his game.

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Ben Affleck Hated Working Out With Henry Cavill

It is interesting to know that Ben Affleck hated working out with Cavill, while the latter was intimidated by the former’s physique. As per reports, Henry Cavill followed a strict diet and did heavy workouts to get in shape for his superhero character. Once the actor had signed up for Batman v Superman, he made sure to maintain his workout as he did not want to be a fat Superman.


His DC co-star, Ben Affleck shared in an interview with Men’s Health, about working out with Cavill,

“I wouldn’t say we worked out so much as I acted as Henry’s trainer,” 

A glimpse from Batman vs Superman
A glimpse from Batman v Superman

Affleck shared that he helped Cavill to gain muscle mass. He also added that The Witcher star looked like Gumby before his coaching, and they worked out together to gain muscle mass for the 2016 movie. He recalled, “In all honesty, we did work out together. And I hated it.” 

Their film received a grand opening, but the numbers dropped by the second weekend. It grossed $873.6 million worldwide, with unfavorable reviews from critics.


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is available on HBO Max.

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Source- Comic Book Movie


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