Cavill, along with director Zack Snyder and co-stars Amy Adams and Michael Shannon, recently sat down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz to discuss what it was like to wear the super-famous, super-tight costume.
"The suit was amazing," Cavill said. "When I put it on for the first time, I didn't see me wearing an outfit, I felt like we were creating Superman in the room. And every time I was on set, people treated me differently when I was in the Superman outfit, and every time I was in it, I felt differently."
However, Cavill wasn't the only one who had strong opinions about his wardrobe. Michael Shannon, who plays General Zod, was also required to wear skintight suit — but he didn't find it as flattering. Movie-goers will see the villain decked out in metal armor, which was all designed and created in post-production. On set, Shannon had to wear a multi-colored unitard that revealed everything. "I was like, great — I'm General Zod! Watch out!" he joked.
And about those shirtless scenes? Cavill explained, "It involved an enormous amount of work, and you've got to do respect to the character, you've got to make the character look like he's invulnerable. It's just grueling stuff, and you want to make sure that you do justice to it."
And do justice, he did. Catch the entire interview here.
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