Man Of Steel is a “realistic and modernised view of Superman”

Superman reboot star Henry Cavill talks about Man Of Steel, in cinemas from 14 June 2013

Man Of Steel Superman
Man Of Steel Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman in Man Of Steel

Speaking to Cineplex, Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill said a little bit more about the world of Zack Snyder’s new-look Superman, saying, “It’s a modernisation of the character and a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual. It’s an unreal situation, but it’s approached from a very practical viewpoint. We wanted to make the character easier to identify with.”

Fans may grumble at the idea of Superman needing to be made easier to identify with – obviously Smallville didn’t run for 10 seasons due to being too opaque for its viewers – but nonetheless it’ll warm geek hearts to know how seriously Cavill is taking the role.

“It’s important to do the role justice,” he confirmed. “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. I don’t let the pressures get to me 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 is in cinemas from 14 June 2013