Say whatever you want about the quality of Zack Snyder’s DC films, but if there’s also one thing that’s undeniable, it’s his casting. Affleck was tremendous as Batman, Gal Gadot glows in Wonder Woman and Cavill fit the part of Superman like a glove. And it looks like Cavill is equally invested in the role as fans are in him donning the blue tights and red cape. In an appearance on Variety’s Actors on Actors issue, Cavill told Patrick Stewart, who himself once played a superhero, that he hopes to continue playing Superman for years to come.
“I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation. When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that. Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”
Cavill also expressed just how grateful he is to be able to play the role, which altered his life forever, at least as far as his career is concerned.
“My life has changed dramatically because of it. And it has given me plenty of opportunity for roles, and yeah, it’s been one of those characters which changed the entire course of my career. I’m incredibly grateful for it, and it’s also taught me a lot about myself.”
Is it just me or does Cavill sound like one hell of a guy?
“He’s so good, he’s so kind, and when you start to compare yourself to him, because you’re playing him, you start to really look inwards,” You say, ‘Am I a good person? Can I be a good enough person to play Superman?’ And if you ever hear a whisper in there which is like, ‘Hmm, hold on a second. Maybe not,’ then you adjust it, and you make sure you are a better person. I think that’s all we can do in life.”
Oh, who am I kidding? This guy should be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, or at the very least be given the opportunity to play Superman for the foreseeable future.