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Henry Cavill: 'This Batman is real and intimidating'

By Zaki Jufri in BeijingMovies - 11 March 2016 10:00 PM | Updated 14 March 2016

Henry Cavill: 'This Batman is real and intimidating'

“There's something incredibly real and intimidating about this Batman,” Henry Cavill revealed when he first saw co-star Ben Affleck in his costume.

“This Batman is different than any previous version of the character that we've seen in live-action films,” the 32-year-old British actor added.

Making his debut into the DC comics superhero franchise is Oscar-winner Ben Affleck who plays playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego Batman.

"The biggest challenge going into was the daunting aspect of playing a character who's got such a fixed place in people's minds and expectations. I think that was the biggest challenge," Affleck said.



Ben Affleck, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill at the 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' press conference in Beijing | Photo: Zaki Jufri

"I didn't get to create the character. I had to sort of recreate something and hope that it fit into people's idea of who Batman was already and hope that they would accept my nuances on it," he added.

Affleck was joined by Cavill and Snyder in China on Friday (11 March 2016) on the first stop of the global promotion tour.

Directed by Zack Snyder, 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' sees the two comic-book titans facing off three years after Cavill’s take on Superman was introduced in 2013’s 'Man of Steel'.

Reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Cavill said that for him, the new film brought a challenge of a more physical kind.

Speaking about getting in shape, Cavill said, "The idea behind Superman, for me, in preparation, doesn't really change from movie to movie. But with this one particular, it was having to work doubly hard in the gym, because I knew I was going up against Ben, and Batman."

Affleck chimed, "I had to make sure that I was a fair match.”

The movie also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White.

Cavill explained that while his version of Superman is for the modern age, it is still much drawn from the same baseline of Superman from the comic books as is every Superman rendition has.

Henry Cavill talks about Superman at the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice press conference in Beijing.

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Snyder said that the movie will be a lot less interesting without seeing the two icons clashing on screen.

“Both of these characters are heroes from their point of view and from the point of view of who they protect. They go to understand the other person's perspective even though they're on a collision course. These are very rich characters and they allow that complexity,” Snyder said.

The director is as excited as fans to see Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman together in one place for his movie.

"It's true that you get caught up in the sort of technical part of it. And you forget that it's historical; to see Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman in a single moment, standing there," he said.

"With me, being a bit of a dork, I was like 'That's got to be the coolest thing I've ever seen'."

'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' opens in Singapore 24 March 2016

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  • Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

    (2016)
  • Rated
    PG13 /
    Genre
    Action
  • Language
    Eng
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