Henry Cavill in a recent interview with who else, but Empire Magazine, shed some light on where we find Clark Kent and Superman after the events of ‘Man of Steel.’ It would appear that Superman will be a much more matured version than we had seen in Man of Steel. Having adjusted to his role as a savior.
“He’s more used to this gig, doing his best to save as many lives as he can. He is no longer frantic. He’s no longer a wet behind the ears kind of superhero.”
Cavill also commented on the differences between Batman and Superman and what the source of their conflict is in the film:
“He doesn’t agree with [Batman’s] form of justice. For this farm boy, who tries to do things the right way, justice at any cost is not something he can come to terms with. It’s not about one on one. Of course Superman is going to win. But it’s deeper than that. It’s more that these two great powers exist and are actually trying to achieve the same thing, but in such different way…”
As with any film, there are always comparisons to past incarnations of characters. Till this day, many still believe Christopher Reeve was the iconic Superman/Clark Kent that will never be forgotten. Cavill was asked how this time around his interpretation will differ from that of the late actor:
“He is the human side of the character, but there is often this idea that Clark and Superman must be so different. He can only get away with wearing the glasses so much. If he’s drawing attention to himself by being clumsy, that’s not going to work.”
It sounds like we won’t get as much of the “Clumsy human” side of Clark Kent. It would appear that Clark will take the approach of not drawing as much attention to himself. We will just have to wait and see how that plays out.
Batman v Superman hits theaters March 25, 2016