Bryan Singer Talks MAN OF STEEL And Why Henry Cavill Wasn’t Cast In SUPERMAN RETURNS

We heard from Bryan Singer earlier today about what he would have done differently with Superman Returns, and what was planned for the scrapped sequel. Now, in his interview with Empire (via Comic Book Movie), the director talks about the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel. He praises Henry Cavill’s performance, and said that he didn’t cast him in Returns because he wanted an actor closer to Christopher Reeve. “Yeah. I saw it when it came out. Um…I think Henry Cavill is great. I knew Henry. He and I were friends years ago. Oddly enough, the reason I didn’t cast him was because I was making a sequel to Christopher Reeve and I wanted somebody who embodied Reeve more.” Of course, Brandon Routh landed the part instead. 
Singer then talked in more detail about his thoughts on Man of Steel. While giving a mostly positive verdict, he admits that he would have done some things differently. “I am in awe of the world building and the scope of that picture. It’s tough for me. I’m not a critic and it starts to get into a weird thing where one director is talking about another director. I know how hard it is to make a movie, especially one of these movies and especially a Superman movie, and there was so much I was impressed with in that movie. There were things I might have done a little differently just because of the way I view the character. Don’t misinterpret that as me not liking something. It’s not ‘Bryan Singer’s review of Man Of Steel’!” You can pick up the latest issue of Empire to hear more from Singer, as he promotes next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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