Amy Adams Talks Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

The actress claims that he is quite invested in the character, and that she has a couple of scenes with the terrifying Michael Shannon as General Zod.

Henry Cavill is 'invested' in his Man of Steel character says Amy Adams
Henry Cavill is 'invested' in his Man of Steel character says Amy Adams
Actress Amy Adams has been making the press rounds as of late, for her new movies The Master and Trouble with the Curve. Naturally, she has also been fielding questions about next summer's Man of Steel, where she plays a "reinvented" Lois Lane. She recently spoke about her Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill, revealing how invested he was in this superhero character.

"You feel like you're in scenes with Superman. He is completely invested and yoked and he just really took the role very seriously and yeah, he's fantastic, he's just so yum. He's the nicest guy, aside from the face."

The actress also revealed she shared a few scenes with Michael Shannon, who plays the "terrifying" General Zod.

"He's fantastic. He's terrifying. I only had a couple scenes with him."

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

Sources: MTV

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  1. Khaotician

    @the JOKER We can all dream! Just don't see it happening. I pray i'm wrong!!!

    3 years agoby @KhaoticianFlag


    @thaphoenix All we can do is pray to the holy comic book Gods that we finally get a good Superman film, sit back with our alcoholic beverages and cigars, and just wait!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. the Narrator

    Pretty f*cking epic, huh, @bawnian-dexeus? I really wanted to see Millar's version on-screen, but I guess that'll never come now. Kind of makes every other plot they might choose for sequels seem like a let down in potential. :/

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. Tha Phoenix

    @mcleve02 That and my heart literally sank. If Snyder f*cks this up for me... >.>

    3 years agoby @thaphoenixFlag


    @thaphoenix Did you spit up some of your martini on that one?

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator I nearly cried reading that man

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @comicbookfan@dan1 AND WHERE THE HELL DID THE DRAMA GO!? ;)

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @z-money What hype... the hype is coming from the fans, not the movie... They have not released hardly anything to the public on this one... I personally love the casting... It is filled with extremely talented people whom are chameleons and lose themselves in every role they play...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus That was my thoughts exactly! Or at least that is where my brain was at the moment! ;P

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  10. Z_Money

    Ok, here we go again. More propoganda (marketing) coming from the MOS camp. Come on! Do you guys really think she is going to come out and say HC did an ok job as Supes? Or HC did not give all his best to the part? Or, HC was sh*t as the Man of Steel? Bottom-line, this movie has a 50-50 shot of being great or being a bomb. On the pro-side, there is the Nolan connection and probably a great story along with Snyder's great visual presentation style. On the bad side, half of the cast is bad casting (with the better side being Superman's parents Kent's and El's). Snyder's possible interpretation of Superman (who is a boy scout not Leonidas of Sparta) and the use of another familiar villian (Zod). I love Superman (he is my favorite comic and super-hero character), I am just afraid of all the hype and bullsh*t that might be a let down like Superman Returns or TDKR.

    3 years agoby @z-moneyFlag


    @thaphoenix *lights a match, savors the flavor, takes a puff, exhales* Thanks Phoenix, you're the best!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @comicbookfan Very true, except for the hate on my movie!!! ;P
    But I agree... I just know, at this point, I am really liking everything I see and hear on the Superman project... It does not mean I will not change if this starts to go downhill! haha

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @superman81 hehe

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  14. CBF

    @narrator Interesting idea. I feel like I have been pushing this forever, but I would love to see Brainiac as a villain in a Superman movie. But I would have liked to have the Kryptonian mythology tied into his character, whereas if they did him now, they'd most likely drop that from the story. Either way, Superman vs. Brainiac would be sweet in live-action. For now, I have the animated adaptation coming out next year in the fall. I like your other villain choices, as well.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  15. Tha Phoenix

    Wait, just read through the comments. Goyer left re-writes?


    3 years agoby @thaphoenixFlag

  16. Tha Phoenix

    I'm so excited for this film, it isn't even funny. 2013 can't come soon enough.

    Cavill seems really invested in the role and, while I'm hesitant about the 'change of direction' with the character of Lois, I'm sure Goyer (and Nolan) have done a fantastic job with the story and know what they're doing.

    Just waiting on that full length trailer, which I predict will debut in front of 'Jack Reacher', 'Les Miserables' or maybe 'The Hobbit'.

    *settles down on bench, Martini in hand*

    3 years agoby @thaphoenixFlag

  17. the Narrator

    Very true, @comicbookfan. It's rather unfortunate for all parties involved.

    Yeeahh... I gathered as much, @dan1. Lol.

    And no problem, @ejk1.

    On a side note, for sh*ts and giggles (and if this film succeeds), what would you like to see from a sequel. Before anyone hits me with the "this is pointless without seeing the movie first" spiel, refer to my first comment. I'm rather curious about how grounded this film will be and how it might affect any possible dreams fans might have for a sequel. I for one am still a little stuck on Mark Millar's idea:

    An epic three-part series written and directed back to back. Brainiac would open the series as the big bad from Kal-El's world while Lex is slowly developed for the series. Doomsday would eventually come in during the second film, giving Supe's a run for his money and "killing him" while Lex is finally established as a baddie. Then the battle of the gods, as it were, with Zod and Superman battling it out for the fate of the world, while Lex moves in for the kill. The series would end with Superman being the last human on earth, old and alone, the last son of two worlds... something like that. Too late for that now, eh?

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  18. Superman81

    @ejk1 I know what you said then and now, I know why you say what you do. You have your rights to be cautious about this movie. All I ever said was wait for the final product and then base judgement. But everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have no issues with you.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Querido dedo

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. ejk1

    @dan1 No rational person was questioning that, Dan. Some people can't realize a joke for what it is.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. Dan

    @comicbookfan@ejk1@narrator Allow me to reiterate that I was just messing around earlier. I rather enjoy @narrator's responses, he thinks sh*t out in a very logical manner. Plus we have the same taste in women, so it's hard for me to knock him :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  22. CBF

    @ejk1 Very well said, my friend. And agreed fully on my part 100%.

    @narrator I've done it a few times as well. It's like sometimes we feel that need to leave long winded responses as an approach to stake our MW reputation on. I know the other day I went off on a thread, which was most likely completely out of character for me. Lol. And lord knows we've seen our share of intelligent users over the years who've constantly had to defend themselves from being attacked repeatedly for their opinions that they just left the site altogether. =(

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  23. ejk1

    @narrator@superman81 By the way, when you read this line, "Even though I expressed afterwards, and you acknowledged the fact, that I meant commercially, I did say that, if my mind serves me correctly, that MOS would be a dud," change "commercially" to "critically." I would not have noticed my mistake if not for you're response, narrator. Thanks again.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  24. ejk1

    @narrator Thanks man. I guess you can say I'm using the "Expect the worst, hope for the best" view in regards to Man Of Steel.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  25. the Narrator

    Jesus Christ, @ejk1. I thought posting lengthy comments was my job as the Movieweb god, "Narrator: The Long Winded". Lol. Nonetheless, I fully agree with your comment. I've read pretty much 90% or so of your Superman posts throughout the past couple of years, and you've always stated your opinion using facts as support, but have always stated that you WANT the film to succeed. Some people can't seem to get past the fact that one can expect a film to fail, yet still want it to succeed despite their predictions. Good example using Sucker Punch and early critic's-only showings as a tell, btw.

    @dan1... I'd play on being offended, but it's too taxing and it's pretty much a given on Movieweb that I''m just naturally lengthy... lengthy. Lol. That's what she said. :P

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  26. ejk1

    @superman81 Okay, I think @bawnian-dexeus was right in saying there was confusion between "disappoint" and "bomb," and that was most likely my fault at the beginning. Even though I expressed afterwards, and you acknowledged the fact, that I meant commercially, I did say that, if my mind serves me correctly, that MOS would be a dud. It is very easy to construe that either towards critical or commercial (or even both) aspects, and I should have been clearer. With that said, I also told you and everyone else that bothered to read what I wrote that I hoped to be proven wrong, at which time you and anyone who so desired could take free swings at my position. You could never leave it at that by saying, "will do," or something to that effect. Therefore, you're the one who has brought the drama between us, not me.

    With that said, let me go over one final time my reason for saying that MOS will be a disappointment (which will be the word I will use, instead of dud, to lessen confusion). There was an article on MW stating that David Goyer was leaving MOS to write Godzilla, leaving behind rewrites. The same article stated that Jonathan Nolan, the writer of TDK, turned down the offer to do the rewrites, and Zach Snyder turned to Kurt Johnstad, the man who wrote 300, to do the rewrites. This article came roughly two or three months after Chris Nolan left his "godfathering" duties on MOS to direct TDKR. So with rewrites ahead, Snyder was Nolan-less and turned to his writing partner on a movie that plot wise was only so-so, at best (300 is a visual stunner, nothing more). I took these factors together, and saw trouble ahead, and declared that I thought the film would be a dud. We won't go any further into the many times I've had to defend what I said, because I really don't care to do so. At this point one can agree or disagree. In less than a year, we will have a definitive answer. But I will say that for all the confidence you had early on about the film, @superman81, you're comment today, "I only hope that Snyder took this serious too," shows that you have some doubt about the film as well. I know you're pulling for it, as am I, and it's natural to be nervous, but don't go getting upset if I say something critical. I'm just expounding upon what I see and what I believe it to mean.

    As for this article, I treat the same way I treat all articles of this type. Whether talking about Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Hobbit, etc., when there is a hugely anticipated film on the horizon, the people involved will always sing its praises, especially when we are this far away from release. Remember how Ryan Reynolds said GL was like Star Wars about ten months before release? It isn't what they say now. It's about what they say and do when the release nears. Will everyone still be talking? Will the film be released to critics two weeks before release, or two days before release? That's an important tell, because it shows how a studio tries to hide their "rotten tomatoes." Case in point: Snyder's "Sucker Punch." Very hyped up, but the hype died when it was realized that the studio wasn't letting critics see the film until a day or two before the release. And we know why they waited. So yeah, that's pretty much my thought on this article, and any article of this kind, MOS related or not.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. Nicholaus XX

    @ChiRep-1 -- You'll be my first @mention, next time.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  28. skywise

    What else would you say?

    "Well he isn't relaly interested in the role and is just sleepwalking through this one????"

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  29. skywise

    Well thank God he is "invested" in the role because lord knows they are paying him enough. Not to mention die hard fans who NEED a proper Superman movie.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  30. ejk1

    @superman81 My apologies, I thought this was the same article as before. When I get the chance, I'll read through and give you whatever feedback I can.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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