Henry Cavill talks Man Of Steel

News Glen Chapman 4 Dec 2013 - 07:02

Incumbent Superman Henry Cavill chats about the references in Man Of Steel, and the character he wants to see in a future film...

Man Of Steel has been released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, conveniently in the run up to Christmas. And to promote the release, star Henry Cavill has been chatting about the film and in particular the Easter Eggs littered throughout.

Chatting to CBM, Cavill teases of the Blu-ray that "we're going to get the opportunity to see Zack [Snyder]'s references to other aspects of the DC universe. There's one which is obvious which is now particularly obvious because of our next instalment, which is involving Batman as well. We see Bruce Wayne Enterprises on the satellite in space".

Cavill continued, pointing out that "we also see some references to LexCorp. I actually have no further knowledge of this next story, but there's a good chance Lex is going to be introduced at some stage".

The actor went on to state what he would like to see in future instalments. What really intrigued me was Dr Emil Hamilton's connection to S.T.A.R. Labs. Cyborg I think would make a wonderful character and an incredible bridge between both super-humans and humanity in a different way to Batman. So I don't know where he's going to come in or if he's going to come in, but that's one I'm particularly excited about".

If you believe the rumour mill, pretty much every DC character ever invented is currently being crammed into Batman Vs Superman, so we wouldn't rule out anyone just yet...


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This is a pretty thin article isn't it

That makes sense, since it's a pretty thin movie.

No it was most a great movie. Apart from the bit where the aliens cut power to every electrical device except the TV. How did they do that?

Is that a Sub-Division of Wayne Enterprises?

It was a great movie up to the point where I suddenly found myself watching someone playing a video game.

The first half of MoS is very good, all the Krypton stuff and the flashbacks - thought it was a really good take on the Superman story. Unfortunately the second half of the film is yawnsville, reverted to the usual lets cram loads of effects into the last 40 mins and destroy everything we can - completely lost the emotional edge it had built up to that point - also, Michael Shannon (who is a brilliant actor) just wasn't a very good Zod (had zero dread factor, wasn't all that menacing really). But the blame has to be laid at the feet of Zack Synder - overly flashy with no substance - less is more Mr Synder, less is more.

That was just the last 1/3 hence my use of 'mostly'

I'll concede that there may be a great movie hidden somewhere underneath all the superfluous rubble, or maybe in one of the many redundant craters.

If they started making video games more like actual games these days, those scenes wouldn't feel that way. You should ask yourself why this video game feels like I am watching a movie...

They didn't cut the power to everything.
They only shut off all the lights, they used anything that could transmit video to send their message, then they turned the lights back on.

*Raises Flame Shield*

Man of Steel was a better film than The Avengers.

I think you got your money's worth out of MoS. I saw it on the big and enjoyed it, and and I bought the bluray yesterday and enjoyed it even more. This is the first film in the franchise, and as a set up, I think it's an effin' great start.

Interesting! Can you provide reasons in a handy dot point summary please? No need to write a whole essay, just interested in your take...

I absolutely agree. The "big FX ending" IMO is affected by the advent of modern 3D technology. If you take off the glasses, it's easier to see where the story stops being told and the budget starts to beat you in the head.

Wholesale destruction was better.
Aliens were better and actually defeated enemy instead of pulling off a Phantom Menace.
I preferred the story, but that's probably because it was an origin story too.

Just a few things.
And I'm not saying The Avengers is a bad film whatsoever, just personnel preference.

They're fair enough reasons. Despite loving The Avengers to death, I have to admit it doesn't really stand on its own two feet - it had five or so films before it to help it out. What Man of Steel did, it did on its own.


Hi guys, so I just bought the DVD today and watched it. Prior to this I saw it in
the cinema, and after I had seen it I was the ultimate hater and fan who likes
to 'think' and need reasoning and asked for 'story'. I said all of these clever
things that everyone else who hates the film said, and I believed that only
Christopher Nolan is allowed to DIRECT a good super hero story like many other
like minded individuals. I picked at EVERYTHING about this film. To put this
into perspective, I came at this from the angle of a film student, (I’ve
graduated now). So you can imagine the rhetoric I was probably spewing.

Flash forward to today where I watched the DVD and guess what, I LOVE THIS FILM!!! I need to see it again!! Right now! There is plenty of ROOM to think, if you only just let go of logic and immerse yourself into the SUPERHERO film INNOCENTLY.

We are not Critics from Criticton, we are humans! We should just watch the film
for what it is and not what we would have wanted it to be! I had actually
written my own superman script intro before, and had planned out a film in a
‘realistic’ way, thinking back, what an absolute pompus ASSHOLE I was! I was
too obsessed with myself to see past my own nose! This film has everything it
needed! It does indeed make you think, it has plenty of story, you can FEEL it
in every scene for the love of God and the dialogue is not bad at all! I looked
closely at everything and LISTENED this time, Jor-El and Zod’s philosophies go
really deep and we can discuss this on an entirely new thread on their own. If
you think about it neither Jor-El nor Zod are ghosts of an ancient
civilization, Kal-El is!! Superman is! He is a flawed and therefore extremely
amazing Kryptonian, (in my opinion) probably like the ones who unfortunately
dropped the ball by creating the genesis chambers ultimately leading their
people to ruin.

Now to elaborate…look closely at scenes and you will see Superman… As a child who doesn’t want to be who he is…FAIR ENOUGH. Jonathan dies, yes, did the haters SEE Clark look at the PEOPLE RIGHT BEHIND him? Or were you too obsessed like I was, with what YOU would have written in that particular scene? Superman flies to the World engine to destroy it risking his life which he and Lois clearly speak about, consequences wise etc (so he risks his freaking life to save us!)
So you ask why there were no Kryptonians guarding it, same with the Codex
right? Why didn’t they guard that…Its because of THOUSANDS if not MILLIONS of
years of Kryptonian thinking, which we as humans probably can’t suspend our
disbelief for! Think about what I just typed…can you, or don’t you want to?


Signing out

Former fan turned hater turned fan once again!! (YES!!!)

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