Henry Cavill Comments On The Destruction Of Metropolis In ‘Man of Steel’

The destruction of Metropolis during Superman’s and General Zod’s climatic fight in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has received plenty of criticism from critics and fans alike ever since the movie opened in theaters, and remains a controversial topic among fans of the character to this day, especially now with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looming.

However, the showdown between the two characters didn’t just cause devastation on a big chunk of Metropolis, as it also left a whole lot of innocent people dead. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Henry Cavill was asked about how that has affected Superman. Here’s what the actor had to say:

“I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a survivor’s guilt. I mean, that’s a different kind of thing because he’s above the threat. I think the most difficult thing for him at this stage of the story is that he has just come to terms with the fact that he is really, really quite powerful and he hasn’t found any major vulnerabilities yet, and despite this, despite the enormous power that he has, he still cannot do everything, and he really struggles with that. It’s not just a quick, “Okay, I get it. I can’t save everyone.” That takes a long time to work out.”

Despite the controversy surrounding the events of Man of Steel, Superman will have to face the consequences of the Black Zero Event in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s also the reason why the Caped Crusader decides to take down Superman, so it’s safe to say that it plays an important part in the movie. Cavill himself seems to think that Snyder always intended to address the destruction in the follow-up:

“I think that may have been part of the master plan all along. When it comes to the major story stuff I can’t really speak on that, because that was above my paygrade. What I can speak of is the idea of Superman, especially when the finger is pointed at collateral damage in the first movie. I mean, we’re talking about a greenhorn.”

For more comments from Cavill, click right here. What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing how this will all play out in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael Bezanidis

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