GMA: Henry Cavill Sports Christopher Reeves Superman Suit for Audition

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Good Morning America: Henry Cavill Takes on Superman

GMA: Henry Cavill Sports Christopher Reeves Superman Suit for Audition

Henry Cavill takes on the muscled, caped crusader, Superman, in Christopher Nolan’s Man of Steel, out June 14 2013. (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

Henry Cavill is capturing villains and hearts in his new film Man of Steel. Cavill plays the handsome and iconic role of Superman. The movie is getting hyped up for its release on June 14, but Cavill’s trying to not let it go to his head just yet.

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“I’m trying to not dwell on the pressure,” he told Good Morning America.

While his co-star, Amy Adams, has always been in love with Superman, Cavill didn’t have a big tie to the hero growing up. He said he never read the comics, but did like to play Superman in the backyard.

“I would run around the garden with a tea towel around my neck, beating my brothers up as Superman,” he said.

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Henry Cavill Wore Christopher Reeves’ Iconic Superman Costume

When Cavill got the call to play the caped crusader he had just come off a job where he needed to look out of shape. Director of Man of Steel Christopher Nolan told him the ultimate test was putting on Christopher Reeve’s original Superman Spandex. While Henry Cavill was mortified, he just had to walk out in front of the film crew for a screen test and hope no one laughed. He said something just clicked.

To get Superman’s sense of disconnect and outsider perspective, Cavill used his personal experience. As an actor, he is used to traveling a lot and not having stability for long periods of time. He used that to create Superman’s sense of not belonging.

While the film doesn’t debut in theaters until Friday June 14, Josh Elliot couldn’t rave enough about the film. He and Sam Champion have seen Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece and say “run don’t walk because every seat will be filled.” They said that Man of Steel has rebooted the franchise.

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