Henry Cavill has opened up about playing the iconic superhero Superman in director Zack Snyder’s upcoming ‘Man of Steel,’ saying the film is a modernization of the character, Coming Soon is reporting. The actor, who can next be seen in the action thriller ‘The Cold Light of Day,’ which opens on Friday, said the Superman reboot is “a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual.”
“It’s an unreal situation, but it’s approached from a very practical viewpoint,” Cavill added. “We wanted to make the character easier to identify with.”
Cavill also said he understood the importance of the title character. He said he feels it’s important to do the character justice. “There are a lot of people relying on me to do this well. I gladly accept that responsibility, and it’s a great one to have because it’s a wonderful opportunity,” he added.
The actor also said he doesn’t let the pressure of playing Superman get to him “because that’s going to hinder my performance and, therefore, let people down. So I choose to ignore the pressure side of it and focus on doing justice to Superman.”
‘Man of Steel,’ which was penned by ‘Batman Begins’ screenwriter David S. Goyer, is set to be released on June 13 by Warner Bros. The action-adventure also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.
Written by: Karen Benardello