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SDCC 2011: Man Of Steel (2013): Henry Cavill adds 25lbs. For Superman

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 07/24/2011 - 14:53


The post-Immortals Panel interviews are now hitting the net. 

Earlier we heard word from Henry Cavill about the delay in the release date for the Man of Steel, and also a story about Russel Crowe from Cavill's early school days.

At the Immortals Panel, Cavill said the hardest part of filming was the training, and now we get some more details via The Collider.

Cavill states he has put on a massive 25lbs. for the Man of Steel compared to when filming The Immortals.

"Although I’ve had a trainer both times, it’s a very different kind of thing for this next job (Superman). For example, I’m 25 pounds heavier now than I was in Immortals. That is enough said, really." said Cavill.

Furthermore, Cavill states the training not only prepared him physically, but mentally, as well.

"It’s prepared me, mentally. When you have that negotiation, when you’re training and you get to that rep which is difficult, and you know you’ve got 10 more reps to go in that one set, and another five sets after that, and you say, 'I don’t really have to do this. I can do something else. If I just put the weights down and have a bit more rest, it will be fine.' It teaches you how to negotiate and win the negotiation, and how to notice the lie in your head, which is, 'Oh, it hurts it’s dangerous,” as opposed to, 'Yeah, it hurts, but that’s good.' As my new trainer says, it doesn’t have to be fun to be fun. That’s very telling."

25 lbs. alone should say a lot, as director Zack Snyder has stated he wants his Superman to "kick ass."

To toot my own horn, this is the exact look I said they were going for back in early April, when Cavill first started training for the Man of Steel.

Finally, Cavill finishes with discussing the responsibility of becoming the Man of Steel.

"It’s very humbling to be chosen to represent such an enormous character with so much depth to it as well, but at the same time, it’s a true honor. I want to do justice to the character and I want to be the right guy for the job. I want to prove them right, much like Zeus."

Head on over to The Collider for even more from Henry Cavill.

Immortals hits November 11th, 2011.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.