Sorry about the delay in posting these. huge thanks to Luciana:
- Public Appearances > 2015 > April 21st | CinemaCon WB Presentation – The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Sorry about the delay in posting these. huge thanks to Luciana:
If you’ve read many Internet rants or seen the latest Honest Trailer, people have some reservations about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The teaser trailer brought up a lot of questions as to what this movie actually is. Is it a Man of Steel sequel? Is it supposed to introduce Batman? Is it setting up Justice League? According to Henry Cavill, the answers are no, yes and yes.
MTV recently caught up with the Superman actor in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon presentation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and pressed him for details. Though he didn’t say much, Cavill did reveal a couple of things, namely that Batman v Superman is not a Man of Steel sequel. Wait, what?
I wouldn’t call this a Superman sequel. This is Batman versus Superman, so it’s a separate entity altogether. It’s introducing the Batman character, and expanding upon this universe, which was kicked off by Man of Steel. It’s an introduction to the [Batman] character, and ultimately an introduction to Justice League.
That should help subside some of the complaints making the rounds…some of them, anyway.
Those present for last year’s San Diego Comic-Con got to see some early footage from Batman v Superman, but we were all eager to see the first full teaser trailer hit the airwaves. Layered with the voices of Holly Hunter, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Ben Affleck’s new, gravely Dark Knight timbre, this brief look was already jam packed. Coming off the events of Man of Steel, the world isn’t quite sure what to make of their new savior. Kal-El has his fair share of critics, his harshest being Lex Luthor (Eisenberg). While he’s dealing with that dilemma, he also has to worry about Batman stepping in to make him bleed. Why does the Caped Crusader hate Superman so much? What would cause so many people to turn on the man who saved the planet from General Zod’s army?
Then there’s the second half of the film’s title and Cavill’s statements to consider. Here’s the actor’s full statement.
While the film will primarily be about the Batman v Superman aspect, Dawn of Justice speaks to the trickle of appearances throughout. Warner Bros. made a big showing in casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, while we also received our first look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. In addition, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller are reportedly making some type of appearance in the film, as well.
Director Zack Snyder has a lot on his plate, and it’s the same juggling act Joss Whedon faced with Avengers: Age of Ultron. There, he had to introduce Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, ignite some sparks between Captain America and Iron Man pre-Civil War, insert Easter eggs and a character from Black Panther, and further set up the Infinity War to come down the road. Reviews for Avengers are pretty positive, so here’s hoping Snyder can accomplish the same feat.
The first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out, here’s the video and captures:
Henry attended erarlier today the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 held on Grosvenor House Hotel in London. I added a few pictures at the gallery:
Henry Cavill is featured on the new issue of Shortlist Mode and it has a brand new fashionable photoshoot, which I uploaded in the gallery, the article is below:
MODE cover star Henry Cavill talks to Andrew Dickens about the joy of polo necks, the fun of guns and the wardrobe issues of being Superman
For a man who’s used to getting changed in a phone box, swapping clothes in the offices of a private air charter company must seem positively luxurious. Mind you, Henry Cavill needs the space.
Only weeks after he wrapped up filming the latest Superman film, with shoulders you could drive across and biceps like prize hams, he’s still sporting a superhero physique that can make us mortals feel simultaneously fat and skinny.
He’s also just wrapped MODE’s jet-setting cover shoot. His look, as he swaggers around an airfield just outside Exeter (giving rise to “Is it bird? Is it a plane? Yes, it’s a plane” gags), has a dash of Sixties styling, which is a nod to the next Cavill film to hit cinemas: Guy Ritchie’s take on the classic TV show The Man From UNCLE. Cavill, it transpires, loves clothes, loves dressing up, but thanks to those muscles, his passion has problems.
“It’s bloody expensive,” he says, now dressed down in a checked shirt and jeans, and digesting a sausage butty. “I’m buying new clothes every year. I’m bigger than I was in the first Superman film (Man Of Steel), so I don’t fit the same clothes I did then. And when I was doing The Man From UNCLE, I was smaller, so it’s a constant shift in body size and shape. It’s fun, but you’ve got to have a big closet, so you can leave stuff in there and go, ‘Oh, back to that size again – I can wear that sweater’.
“But I never throw stuff away because I’ve changed size. Things I’ve loved, I’ve worn so much I’ve had to get rid. I’ll love something so much, I still see it the way it initially was, and then a friend will say, ‘Why do you dress like a homeless person? Look at your f*cking clothes, mate.’ And then you realise that the T-shirt you adore has four holes in it. And that pair of jeans no longer has a fashionable rip, it’s just your knee hanging out.”
Cavill’s character in The Man From UNCLE is Napoleon Solo. Or, ‘the one played by Robert Vaughn’ for those of us who spent childhood Saturday teatimes being entertained by TV repeats – always featuring men in roll necks – from this strange, colourful decade our parents banged on about. Solo, a postwar art thief-turned-Cold War agent, is the dapper playboy – who Cavill describes as “an arsehole with a heart” – working alongside Soviet spying machine Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer in the film, David McCallum when it was on TV). It’s Solo’s look that inspired the shoot. Cavill likes this.
“I really do,” he says. “I was looking at some photos of myself in The Man From UNCLE, and I thought, ‘Those are really great.’ I love wearing classic suits. And the great thing about the Sixties is that they had a little bit of flair. You can go big flair, or just a little bit, and I like a little bit. I’m more of a classic guy; I’m not outspoken, so it’s nice to wear something that looks so sharp and has a bit of colour.”
And your feelings on polo necks?
“Polo necks are great! There’s this attitude towards polo necks, where if you wear one, then all of a sudden you’re a dickhead. And it’s not fair, because polo necks look really good. It’s just a matter of people opening their minds to it. We can wear all sorts of stuff these days, so why not a polo neck?”
Why not, indeed? And it wasn’t just the polo necks Cavill enjoyed about the film; he claims Ritchie is “the best person I’ve ever worked with. He makes great movies, but doesn’t sacrifice any fun or enjoyment in the making – if I could do every movie in the future with him, I would happily do it.” This, of course, won’t be the case. For example, Ritchie isn’t directing Stratton – the film for which Cavill’s currently preparing. Based on the John Stratton novels by ex-SBS commando Duncan Falconer, it’s something of a passion project for Cavill, whose brother Nik is in the Royal Marines, and he’s co-producing the film with another brother, Charlie.
“I’ve always been a huge supporter of the Royal Marines, and therefore the SBS is largely – not entirely – drawn from the Marines,” he says. “It’s my chance to be the Marine I never got to be, and draw some attention to them, hopefully raise some money. I’m an ambassador for the Royal Marines trust fund. And I like the guns and stuff. I do. It’s fun.”
Nor did Ritchie get his hands on the biggest film of Cavill’s career to date, the currently titled Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Next summer’s clashing of the capes – and cause of Cavill’s enormous wardrobe requirements – sees his Man Of Steel take on Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight. A major salvo from DC in the war with Marvel for comicfilmiverse supremacy, it’s a subject of anticipation and hope. What can he tell us about it?
“I can’t tell you anything.”
Not even from a fashion perspective? Surely there was some costume envy. With all that black, Batman has a much more chic look. And external underpants have never caught on.
“I’m incredibly loyal to my character,” says Cavill, with genuine conviction. “I love him. I’m protective of him. Superman’s the dude. He’s an absolute ledge. I’d never say, ‘I’d prefer to be that superhero.’ I’m Superman.”
The Man From UNCLE is at cinemas nationwide from 14 August