When it was announced that British actor Henry Cavill had been cast as Clark Kent aka Superman, in the Zack Snyder movie Man of Steel, there were quite a few moans and groans from fans who felt that an American actor should play the role. However, Henry has admitted that he can take the criticism on the chin and that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Cavill told Voices From Krypton, “No, not really. If I were to take everyone’s comments to heart then of course, I think it would be. There’s hurtful stuff out there and very wonderful stuff too, so I’m thrown between having an enormous ego and a very small crushed one. It’s one of those things where you just, it just all part of the entertainment. It’s going to happen, people are gonna talk and that’s great. If people are talking then they’re being entertained in one way or another, so carry on.”
He added, “It is a microscope and you’ve just got to remember that the people who really important to you and your life, when they’re inspecting you under a microscope and finding flaws, then that’s a really bad thing because that is what it is. But anyone else, they’re fully entitled to their opinions and they can fire away, they can troll on the internet forums, they can do whatever they want and good for them. As long as I’m entertaining, I’m entertaining.”
As well as Henry Cavill, Man of Steel also stars Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon and Kevin Costner. Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder, based on a screenplay by David S. Goyer and is set to be released on June 14 in both the US and the UK.