The September 2015 issue of Men’s Fitness features a cover story on Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in the DC Extended Universe and is currently promoting The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. In the magazine, he talks in detail about his career – past, present and future. The folks at Henry Cavill Online have shared this interview for those unable to pick up the issue.
The most significant tidbit from this interview apparently reveals when exactly 2017’s Justice League begins filming. We heard recently that the two-part superhero epic will commence production in the spring, with the two parts presumably shooting back-to-back. However, according to Men’s Fitness, Justice League will begin production even sooner in “early January.” There is no specific quote from Cavill regarding this, but if accurate, this is very interesting.
Many expected that Justice League wouldn’t roll cameras until later in the spring, after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released (following press junkets and the like) and Gal Gadot finishes shooting Wonder Woman. With this in mind, expect more casting news and the like to be announced within the coming months.
Cavill also speaks about playing Superman in general, reaffirming that he wants to portray this legendary character “for as long as I can.” He then praises Batman v Superman and Justice League‘s “very good” screenwriter Chris Terrio, and he again explains how Superman is a more difficult character to adapt than Batman. “There’s so much that can be done with Superman. The Batman story is easy. He’s dark and brooding and dangerous. Superman, I believe, can be a better story, but it requires 10 times the effort to get it right. All I can do is keep my gingers crossed that the big cheeses at the top care as much about the characters as I do.”
For even more from Cavill, head on over to Henry Cavill Online to hear him talk about selecting The Man From U.N.C.L.E. as his first post-Superman role, his super physique, missing out on James Bond and more. Many thanks to the site for sharing this information from this issue of Men’s Fitness.