Poor Henry Cavill. He’s out dutifully doing publicity for a movie called “The Cold Light of Day,” which has this synopsis on IMDb:
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
It also stars Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver and has a 4.9 rating on IMDb.
So while I’m sure he’s been encouraged by the publicists to stay on message and talk up the movie, he must be secretly relieved when he just can’t avoid a Superman question. Here are his thoughts (as much as he can reveal, that is) about next summer’s “Man of Steel,” from Cineplex via Coming Soon (sorry, Cineplex, I can’t give you a link if I get a “file is damaged message” when I try to open your pdf).
What I can say is that it’s a modernization of the character and a very realistic view of one, obviously, very fantastic individual,” he said. “It’s an unreal situation, but it’s approached from a very practical viewpoint. We wanted to make the character easier to identify with.”
In regards to the responsibility of playing the iconic superhero, Cavill said:
“There are a lot of people relying on me to do this well. I gladly accept that responsibility, and it’s a great one to have because it’s a wonderful opportunity. I don’t let the pressures get to me because that’s going to hinder my performance and, therefore, let people down. So I choose to ignore the pressure side of it and focus on doing justice to Superman.”
That’s funny, because Superman is usually focused on doing justice.
Zack Snyder directed “Man of Steel.” It co-stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. The film opens on June 14, 2013.