Henry Cavill is following in the footsteps of Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh as Clark Kent and Superman in Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel.
As we saw with Andrew Garfield, stepping into the suit of a superhero can be a life changing experience. It seems to be affecting Cavill in a way as well.
In an interview with Total Film, he spoke about his training routine for bulking up to become the next Clark Kent.
I’m on 5000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs… you’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going. I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman
Holy Superman, 5000 calories a day? He’s certainly going to be huge after this film. That’s got to be one intense two and a half hour workout for him to turn himself into a buff Man of Steel.
He also spoke a little about that first moment he put on the suit, which I can’t wait to get a look at:
It’s extremely cool. There’s no other feeling like it. They just put it on, I turned around and look in the mirror and you can’t really play it cool – you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought ‘OK, holy hell, this is real, it’s not a joke anymore. This is it…you’re doing it, you’re right in the middle of it.
That’s the reaction I like to hear from the next Superman! It’s not as tender and heart-warming as Garfield saying he cried when he put on the Spidey suit, but it’s nice to know nonetheless.