With the theatrical release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice approaching, the stars have already started doing their press rounds. Henry Cavill, Superman himself, recently spoke with Cineplex magazine about his role as Big Blue.
It seems that while he’s fully aware that Man of Steel was a divisive film (I loved it), he says BvS won’t address any issues viewers had with the first movie:
The reception of my first Superman movie, from what I’ve read, was fairly mixed,” the English actor says via phone from New York. “Everyone I’ve spoken to enjoyed the movie, but [not] unlike if you’re going to meet a stranger in the street, they’re not going to badmouth you to your face. There’s no intentional move, I don’t think, in Batman v. Superman to address any issues that people had with Man of Steel. It’s just a continuation of that storyline and they continue to develop that world and introduce new characters.” Cavill adds that, perhaps more than world-building, he’s excited to explore new aspects of his brooding, conflicted, Earth-saving alien.
Furthermore, he discusses the depth of his character:
“I think maybe people may look down on some popular culture stuff, but they’re actually very complicated and interesting characters,” he says. “Superman especially, he’s just wonderfully rich and one of those things, for me, that’s just enjoyable to play. There’s so far you can go with it; if you really, really delve deep into the character, there’s so much you can do. It’s just about exploring it within the vehicles and finding what you want to do. He’s going to have some very interesting character development in this one.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters March 25.