The music of Taylor Swift is combined with a multitude of clips that pays tribute to the 10-year run of the CW's Smallville in this music video that manages to encompass much of the show's history.
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Discover the origin of the new foes who have been making The Man of Steel's life so painful and chaotic lately. What are their ties to the current ACTION COMICS epic? Plus, Lois Lane uncovers a tragic secret from Superman's past!
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Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was recently asked his feelings about Henry Cavill as Superman and Zack Snyder's approach to Man of Steel.
While the Immortals promotional campaign continues, Henry Cavill continues to be interviewed and answers some cursory questions about his role of Superman in Man of Steel. What follows are excerpts from some of those interviews.
Q: Shooting Man of Steel you’ve got people wondering things like what earthly tools are strong enough to shave or maintain Superman’s beard. Is it a strange thing to deal with, people focusing so much on these kinds of non-serious aspects instead of your work?
HENRY CAVILL: [Laughs] I think in this day and age it’s all part and parcel. There are people taking photographs of us working all the time. It’s just one of those things; you’ve got to take it in stride. And you know, I put all the prep work into it. I’m not necessarily being shot in the best, most flattering of lights, but I put the hard work in and the performance will come later. People will see the movie, hopefully. It’ll help when people see these photos beforehand, from various movies, to sell them more on the character. So it’s less of that transition phase from seeing an actor on screen to believing a character and getting wrapped up in the story being told. Superman’s such a familiar character, so deeply ingrained in pop cultural history.
Q: What do you think fans will be most surprised to see added to the canon in Man of Steel?
HENRY CAVILL: There’s only so much I can say, I’m afraid, about the job or the character. But what I can tell you is that we’re going to make him easier to relate to, and it’s a modernization of the role.
Photographer Susan Gittins oftentimes manages to snap shots of films in production in Vancouver, and Man of Steel is no exception. While writing for the Vancouver is Awesome site, she offers ino on what she saw and shares the photographs she managed to take.
“Director Zach Snyder is so secretive about his new Superman movie that crew must check their cell phones before entry into Mammoth Studios in Burnaby and paparazzi had to climb trees in Ucluelet last month to catch glimpses of the filming,” she writes. “So it came as a shock last week to see the Man of Steel himself and shirtless to boot on a big green screen set on the North Shore. Henry Cavill, the first non-American to play the iconic role of Clark Kent/Superman, is best known to me for playing Charles Brandon on The Tudors. While Brandon [Routh] is a handsome rake he didn’t look buffed-up like this so kudos to Cavill and his trainer Gym Jones. These aren’t CGIed muscles as some of the abs in Snyder’s 300 are rumored to have been.
During virtually every Immortals interview that he does, Henry Cavill is asked about his role of Superman in Man of Steel. What follows are a couple of excerpts.
When Henry Cavill had been cast as an extra in the Russell Crowe film Proof of Life, he decided to take advantage of the situation by asking the actor who would someday play his Kryptonian father, Jor-El, a question.
“I had been doing school plays and so I walked up to Russell and I asked him, ‘What’s it like to be an actor?’” Cavill revealed to Contact Music. “And he said, ‘Well, you know, it’s great. Sometimes they treat you great, sometimes they don’t. And the money’s pretty good, too.’ And then everyone came running up and I waved and said, ‘Quick, run!’, because they were all looking for autographs. Two days later I got a signed picture of him in Gladiator saying, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’… At the end of that journey of a thousan miles, that first journey, he’s there as well.”
While making the promotional rounds for Immortals, Henry Cavill stopped by The Tonight Show and chatted the film up with host Jay Leno. They also worked in a tiny bit on Man of Steel - particularly Supes' lack of red underwear.