Henry Cavill Responds To The Rumours That He’s Done Playing Superman: ‘It’s Still Mine’

Henry Cavill discusses all things “Superman” in the latest issue of Men’s Health.

Cavill, who has played the much-loved character three times, says: “The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine.”

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Credit: Ben Watts for Men’s Health
Credit: Ben Watts for Men’s Health

He adds of the rumours that his time in the cape is finished: “I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role.

“There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I wasn’t to get into.

“I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

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Cavill also talks about the harsh nickname he was given at boarding school, admitting kids used to call him Fat Cavill.

He shares, “I was a chubby kid. I could’ve very well gone down the route of just accepting my lot in life and being like, ‘I guess I’m not going to do anything.’”

Credit: Ben Watts for Men’s Health
Credit: Ben Watts for Men’s Health

Cavill says acting helped him feel more comfortable in front of others: “It actually helped me survive. Even the kids who were nasty to me at times and took pleasure in squashing me—when I finished a play, they’d say, ‘Wow, you’re really good.’ And I was like, ‘Okay, this is where I draw my strength from.’”

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