The new Superman that fans know from the 2013 blockbuster film “Man of Steel” will be returning in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” However, with the return of Henry Cavill’s Superman, he will also be dealing with a weakness that he has inside him despite having godlike powers that others fear already.
In his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cavill revealed that while Superman may have powers men on Earth can only imagine, he still has one weakness, besides the weakening compound Kryptonite. As the actor revealed, it is Superman’s dilemma that while he has the ability to save everyone, he still cannot save each and everyone.
“I think the most difficult thing for him is that he has just come to terms with the fact that he is really, really quite powerful,” Cavill said. “Despite this, despite the enormous power that he has, he still cannot do everything, and he really struggles with that.”
Cavill also went to share that for his Superman, it will be shown that even godlike heroes do get hurt. His weakness lies in the psychological vulnerabilities that most people have inside them. According to the actor, it will be the hate that he will get despite his heroic efforts to save the world that will place a burden on him.
“Although he is physically infallible, psychologically he’s very much vulnerable to the same things that make us vulnerable,” Cavill says of his Superman. “When you’re doing your best, your utmost, and then people point their finger at you and call you the bad guy. That would be enormously frustrating. I know the human reaction would be, ‘Hold on a second, f*** you man,’ and his reaction is the first half of that: not quite the ‘f*** you’; It’s the hurt.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” open in theaters on March 25.