This evening Josh Horowitz hosted an in person Q&A and livestream with Henry Cavill. They talked about his career – past, present and figure and his experiences as an actor.
They started the conversation with Enola Holmes updates and then went straight in with the big guns to discuss the recent Superman announcement. Henry was asked about his feelings toward the news to which he replied; “the character means so much to me, it’s been 5 years now… I never gave up hope and it’s amazing to be here talking about it. I’m excited to tell a story with an enormously joyful Superman”.
He went onto explain that he got the call to say it was happening whilst he was filming The Witcher. Because the cameo scene had to be done within a certain timeframe he had to ask them to halt production on The Witcher. When doing so he couldn’t tell them the reason for halting it because it was top secret.
The Black Adam cameo was filmed at the Warner Brothers Studio in Leavesden, UK. Henry decided to wear the Man Of Steel suit to film the scenes because it held a huge sense of nostalgia to him. He then went onto describe Man Of Steel as the top moment of his career.
Josh Horowitz asked what the journey was like up until this point for the character and Henry explained that though he prepared himself for rejection when it came to Superman, he never lost hope.
When discussing some of his famous near miss castings he mentioned that he’d previously auditioned as Superman/Clark Kent for Superman Returns. Luckily when he auditioned for the role in Man Of Steel he felt he had his foot in the door because it had the same casting director.
Josh Horowitz and Henry Cavill went on to discuss Zack Snyder, who had sent in a video message to ask the following question; “Was it odd doing the green screen shots and having to act like your flying without seeing what it looked like?” He also ended the video with a heartfelt statement “You, of course, are the greatest Superman”.
When asked about the future of Superman in DC films Henry stated that he couldn’t share anything regarding the upcoming plans or status of them just yet. But he did give his support for James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over at DC Films.
To finish off the interview they took audience questions, in which someone asked “which character have you learned the most from playing?” Henry replied with “Superman… It’s a responsibility in public as well as on camera and it’s taught me a lot about myself and the world and what it means to a lot of people.”
I thank Josh for his incredibly insightful interview with Henry. You can follow him on YouTube where he will publish the video at a later date.
It’s safe to say I am very excited for the future of Superman.