Henry Cavill Says His Clark Kent Is More Like the Comics Version Than Christopher Reeve's

Mon, March 14th, 2016 at 3:02pm PST | Updated: March 14th, 2016 at 3:02pm

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Anthony Couto, Assistant Editor
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Cavill's Superman didn't know he'd be "accused of being the bad guy."

To "Batman v Superman" star Henry Cavill, his portrayal of Clark Kent is more like the comic book version than Christopher Reeve's take in the original 1978 Richard Donner "Superman" film.

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Doing press for "Batman v Superman," Cavill told Insing Movies, "It's more the Clark Kent from the comic books as opposed to the Richard Donner/Christopher Reeve version of Clark Kent. While that character is very much beloved, I feel this Clark is more in line with that -- who's a journalist, a reporter. There's less of that light touch; less of that comedic touch to his performance."

As for Clark's alter ego, Cavill says his Superman is surprised at the public's reaction against him, even after the destruction in "Man of Steel": "He never thought that he would be accused of being the bad guy. He realized people may fear him, but he never thought it would go that far."

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You can watch the full interview with Cavill here.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne, among others, "Batman v Superman" hits theaters on March 25.

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