Henry Cavill, who is reprising his role as the Man of Steel in the upcoming superhero clash film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” has called his iconic character “an amateur.”
With only a couple of weeks to go before the much-anticipated film drops, Cavill spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what’s going on in Superman’s head in the film. As the actor who first donned the superhero’s cape in “Man of Steel” (2013) said, Superman knows that his battle with General Zod (Michael Shannon) at the end of that film caused a lot of deaths. But as he deals with his regrets over that incident, he also has to man up against another superhero whose ire he has incurred.
Unfortunately, Batman may be more than Superman can handle.
“This is someone who is a complete amateur, and he’s facing up against someone who is very well versed in the arts of war,” Cavill said.
The actor also expanded on what makes Superman vulnerable, telling EW: “For me, when it came on to Superman’s weakness, it’s inside him. It’s the fact that he does really love humans.”
“That’s his weakness, that he doesn’t want to hurt anyone,” he explained. “He doesn’t want to scare anyone, and in that you can take advantage of him.”
Meanwhile, director Zack Snyder, who helmed both “Batman v Superman” and “Man of Steel,” recently revealed some telling details about who “The Hunger Games” actress Jena Malone played in “Dawn of Justice.”
Malone’s scene(s) was cut from the theatrical version of “Batman v Superman” but will remain in the R-rated Blu-ray and DVD releases. According to Snyder, fans will have to wait until these are released to find out about the mystery character who the actress plays in the film.
He did, however, drop some clues. “She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that,” he told EW.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters March 25.