The Man of Steel director, Zack Snyder has been posting materials on social media of late and was offering insights into his directing methods. He has been posting pretty heartfelt birthday messages to all the actors who he has worked with in the DCEU. He had posted a BTS image of Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), and now, he has done the same thing for Henry Cavill (Superman).
For Henry Cavill’s birthday, Snyder had released an image of the actor in Christopher Reeve’s Superman suit from when Cavill had been auditioning for this role. Snyder released a black and white image, but this time it is in color.
“This was the shot I did to show the studio that this was my Superman… they agreed. Got the suit from Warner archives and Henry honored its Legacy-Happy birthday, my brother.”
In 2016, Zack Snyder had revealed that they did not have a new Superman suit for the Man of Steel when Henry Cavill was auditioning. Cavill then stepped in and wore wear the Christopher Reeve Superman. It was very evident to everybody that Henry Cavill was the new Superman.
“We didn’t have the suit made when Henry was auditioning, so he wore the original Christopher Reeve suit. He put it on, and when he came out of the trailer, everyone was like, Dang, you’re Superman!”
Snyder had said that when other actors tried on the suit, it looked like a joke. He then went on to say that even great actors could not pull off the look. Cavill had this to say:
“All I could think was, Oh, God, they’re going to look at me and go, He’s not Superman. Not a chance. The actor inside me was going, You’re not ready! You’re not ready!”
Henry Cavill was just right for the job. All the DC fans were happy with his version of Superman.