The new face of Superman, Henry Cavill, graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly on a special issue dedicated to the new generation of superheroes.
The magazine also deals with Cavill´s audition to portray the man of steel which involved the actor shooting a screen test wearing a replica of Christopher Reeve’s Superman suit.
Cavill recalls the feeling he had at the moment while an assistant helped him put on the Super-suit: “All I could think was: Oh, god. They’re going to look at me and go ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going: You’re not ready! You’re not ready!”
Director, Zack Snyder, however saw something completely different: “He walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go ‘Wow.’ Okay: This was Superman.’’
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly is out now. Do you feel Snyder made the right choice with Cavill?