Henry Cavill Opens Up About His First Time Wearing Superman's Suit

By Sean O'Connell 2011-08-03 14:03:10discussion comments
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There has been so much Superman chatter on the Internet over the last day or two that one might think Zack Snyderís Man of Steel was opening this summer instead of Summer 2013. Hot on the heels of the controversial announcement that Laurence Fishburne would play Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White, we have brand new Superman Henry Cavill opening up about his official diet, his training regime, and how it feels to wear the traditional red-and-blue super duds.

"Itís extremely cool. Thereís no other feeling like it," Cavill tells Total Film. "They just put it on, I turned around and look in the mirror and you canít really play it cool Ė you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought "OK, holy hell, this is real, itís not a joke anymore. This is it. Ö Youíre doing it, youíre right in the middle of it.'"

I get the impression newly-minted Spider-Man Andrew Garfield had a similar reaction when he first donned his costume, and some of that enthusiasm spilled over into his charming Comic-Con speech last month.

Cavill didnít reveal any plot points aside from giving the company line about being true to the character, yadda yadda yadda. He did reveal that heís working out more than two hours a day and devouring 5,000 calories a day to bulk up for his Superman role. And Cavill mentioned that the increased physique could help him if he ditched this iconic American role for an equally important British hero. When asked by Total Film if heíd ever like to play James Bond if and when Daniel Craig leaves the franchise, Cavill didnít mask his enthusiasm and started heíd "leap at the opportunity to do it." First things first, sir. Focus on Superman for Snyderís Man of Steel, which wonít open in theaters until June 14, 2013.
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