Henry Cavill On Why His Clark Kent Isn't Clumsy Like Christopher Reeve's Was


Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is the December cover story for French magazine Studio Ciné Live (via batman-news) and it includes an interview with Henry Cavill. He discusses his portrayal of Clark Kent the reporter, the new problems Superman faces and how his costume has become more comfortable.

At the end of Man of Steel, Clark was introduced by Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) as The Daily Planet's newest reporter, but don't expect Cavill to portray him as clumsy as Christopher Reeve did. "Comparisons with Christopher Reeve’s clumsy Clark Kent are inevitable," Cavill explained to Studio Ciné Live. "My Clark Kent is trying to be as small and invisible as possible. If you’re awkward and spilling things constantly, people are going to notice you, and that’s not the best way to go unseen. You have to admit, it’s not a remarkable disguise, just a pair of glasses. He’d like to think that no one will believe he could be Superman. How could such a delicate flower be a living god? Preposterous."

Cavill says fans shouldn't expect Superman to be much different from when we last saw him. "Superman himself isn’t that different," he offered. "He does however have to deal with a new set of problems because he’s now been revealed to the world. This film is more about how the world in general – and Batman in particular – sees this alien, and less about the evolution of Superman."

Actors portraying superheroes often complain of costumes that make it difficult for them to use the bathroom in a timely fashion, however, adjustments have been made to Cavill's suit. "It’s easier to take it off when I have to relieve myself!" he exclaimed. "Suddenly my life is much less complicated."


In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.