7 December 2017   No Comments

INVERSE – The Man of Steel did not come back in black in Justice League, but don’t blame the camera crew. Scenes featuring Superman, played by Henry Cavill, wearing a black version of his costume were cut from the theatrical release of Justice League.

Fabian Wagner, an accomplished cinematographer who shot some of the biggest episodes of Game of Thrones — both “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards” — was tasked with bringing Zack Snyder’s vision for the DC superhero movie to life. In an email interview with Inverse, Wagner says scenes with Superman wearing his black suit were removed in the final cut.

“There were [scenes shot],” Wagner said. “It’s a cool looking costume. Sadly, we didn’t see that either in the final cut.”

In 1993, a year after Superman was killed by Doomsday in The Death of Superman, the titular hero came back to life in Superman: The Man of Steel #25 and Superman#81 wearing a black jumpsuit with a silver “S” instead of his usual red/yellow symbol. (Also, he didn’t wear a cape.) Much like Spider-Man’s symbiote costume, the black variant is cool because, well, it’s black. It was the ‘90s.

Superman was killed by Doomsday in Batman v Superman. And though it played out differently than in the comics, Doomsday pretty much looked the way he should have. So it made sense that fans expected to see Henry Cavill wearing a black costume for Supe’s resurrection in Justice League. Cavill even teased the costume on his Instagram page during filming, and some tie-in merchandise was produced with the design. Now, the movie’s cinematographer says there are scenes with a black Superman costume, they’re just on the cutting room floor.

In fact, Wagner says “quite a few scenes” didn’t make the theatrical release of Justice League, not just black and silver Superman. “Zack takes his time with telling the stories, and I’ve always liked that about his movies. There are a few scenes that I was very much looking forward to seeing which unfortunately got cut.”

One other scene Wagner refers to is a scene from the final trailer, in which Alfred (Jeremy Irons) talks to an off-screen figure while doing maintenance on the Batmobile. “They said you’d come,” he says, looking up at the mystery character. “Let’s hope you’re not too late.”

Wagner, who shot the scene, is keeping mum in regards to whom Alfred is speaking to. (Most fans think it was Superman.) But he promises that maybe one day fans will finally know for sure. “It was a great scene to shoot,” he says. “It was one of my favourites and also didn’t make it.”

2 December 2017   Comments Off on Women in Film and TV Awards

Henry attended the Sky Women in Film and TV Awards last night in London. I have added some photos into the gallery!

2 December 2017   Comments Off on #CAVILLMVP Campaign

Hey, fellow Henry and Superman fans! I thought I’d share this with you guys. There’s a campaign going around on Twitter to support Henry in getting a Man of Steel sequel. As you all might have read or heard, Justice League didn’t perform as well as expected in the box office, which is believed to put the entire franchise at risk, including Henry’s future as Superman.

So, as the campaign goes, fans will be participating in the Henry Cavill Week starting on December 4th. Post this image on your social media and use it as your profile picture as well during the HCW, and sign this petition.

This, of course, doesn’t guarantee that Henry will be given the Superman sequel that he deserves, but there’s no harm in trying!

29 November 2017   Comments Off on Henry Cavill’s Treasure Hunt for ACE Comic-Con

Henry announced in his Instagram account that he will be doing a treasure hunt during the ACE Comic-Con on December 8 to 10 in Long Island, New York. He ended the caption with hashtag #SearchForHope referring to the surprise. Henry and fellow Justice League co-stars Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher and Ciarán Hinds will be at the convention. Good luck and have fun to everybody participating!

22 November 2017   Comments Off on Henry Cavill Thanks Fans for ‘Justice League’ Support

Henry posted yet another thank you message to everyone who came out to support the world premiere of Justice League last week. The video starts with Henry mentioning he loves premiere nights, before standing up and revealing he was pants-less. Cheeky! Then comes some more highlights from the preparation to the interviews done during the red carpet premiere.

22 November 2017   Comments Off on New ‘Justice League’ Images Feature Superman

After keeping him out of the marketing material during the Justice League promotion, Warner Bros. has finally released some images that feature Superman! There are only three so far; here’s hoping we get some official production stills soon.