Henry Cavill is not worried about being typecast
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Henry Cavill’s take on Superman has divided critics ever since he first made his appearance as the caped hero in 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
But it is not only the public, who have a problem with Cavill darker version of Clark Kent, with the actor himself admitted he had regrets about the role.
In an interview with Square Mile, Cavill explains how his perspective on the superhero not yet given much space for the development of the characters.
“Man of Steel” Superman the dark origin, ending with the hero killing Captain Zod in cold blood to save others — a dramatic departure from the feel-good Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve.
After “Man of Steel” with plans for more Superman sequels were put to the development of the DC Comics universe, with Cavill reprising his role in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League”, along with Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
Cavill argued that the focus on the ensemble-films means that the audience not have been able to see Superman develop his dark origins in the “Man of Steel”, something he regrets.
“We didn’t get the chance to see the other side of it, the” I’m ready to be Superman and now I’m ready to show the world for the best examples,'” Cavill said.
“That is where the joy and happiness comes from, and that feeling of warmth, of the character, that is his true superpower — he makes people believe in themselves.
“It was a shame, because it would have been nice, and it would be a nice link with the severity and the depth of the ‘Man of Steel.'”
Despite the last two DC films get a mixed reaction from the public, Cavill said that he was “definitely” interested in another Superman movie.
“There is an opportunity to continue to tell Superman stories, and get them exactly right. The show of things when the hope and the joy and the wonderful power of his to make people believe in themselves,” he said.
This article originally appeared on the news.com.au.