Henry Cavill and Joss Whedon have same vision for Superman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 November 2017
Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill has revealed he saw "eye-to-eye" with 'Justice League' boss Joss Whedon when developing the Superman character in the DC Extended Universe movie

Henry Cavill and Joss Whedon shared the same vision for Superman in the 'Justice League' film.

The 34-year-old actor has starred as the iconic superhero in three movies so far - 'Man of Steel', 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and now 'Justice League' - under the guidance DC Extended Universe creator Zack Snyder, but the filmmaker stepped away from the latest release back in March after his daughter, Autumn, died.

Snyder was replaced by 'Avengers' filmmaker Whedon and Cavill - who admitted he loves the "traditional" idea of Superman - revealed he bonded quickly with Whedon on what should happen with the character.

Speaking to the LA Times newspaper, Cavill said: "I've always enjoyed the traditional, very classic view on Superman in the comic books. I think there's an enormous complexity to that character. I know when I was working with Joss, he and I saw eye-to-eye on some of the aspects of Superman. That paragon of hope. That ideal. That wonderful feeling of, 'Oh, good Superman's here.' I have also developed a very personal and protective relationship over this character, and it was just lovely to have the opportunity to smile and feel good."

'Justice League' focuses on Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg, who must come together to protect Earth from the alien threat of Steppenwolf.

Cavill thinks it's a film "which everyone can access" from kids to parents to grandparents.

He said: "I think there's an opportunity for these heroes to be represented in a way in which everyone can access. It should be funny. You should be able to take your kids to it."

Cavill also said there is now a "wonderful opportunity" to develop a new big screen Superman story.

He said: "There's a wonderful opportunity to tell the Superman story. Now there is a fantastic chance to show Superman in his full colours and tell a very complex, character-driven movie that is based on story and have that wonderful sensation of hope and happiness. A feel-good movie with lessons laced in there as well."

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