Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Last Chance To Show Your Support: 'Rock Run' Is Saturday!

"I hope you and your families know, how much you are appreciated."

It's a simple but powerful message, and it still stands months after Henry delivered it to the families of The Royal Marines. Henry made his first public appearance as ambassador for the charity that supports them in May, and now he's getting ready to represent them again. He's taking on The Rock of  Gibraltar this Saturday, to raise money for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. So what exactly is he in for? -- we'll let local athlete Chris Walker give you an idea:

The Top of the Rock run is basically a 2.75 mile run from sea level to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar which is approximately 1000 feet. The first 0.25 miles is flat and then the remaining 2.5 miles is all up hill, starting at a grade of 25 percent. I have always run the distance in one go rather than split it up into sections as I know that if I was to stop at any point I would not get going again!
The run takes in some of the most spectacular scenery of the Spanish coastline to Tarifa and also of the Atlas Mountains over the Straits in Morocco which does take away some of the pain of the run.

Not exactly a joy run. Yet Henry is taking a break from his busy filming schedule to participate, because the RMCTF is a cause close to his heart. His brother Nik is a Royal Marine who will join Henry in the event.

Henry is at 60% of his goal on his official fundraising page, but he still needs a little push to get him to his target. This is your chance to cheer him on with your messages and support. We'll be in Gibraltar to bring you updates from the run and talk to Henry about his involvement with the charity.

Your Gibraltar TV has just released an updated schedule of events happening this weekend. They say Henry will be presenting the award for 'Best Dressed Marine' at a children's competition before the run:

A number of events have been planned for the weekend including a 2.4 km Postal Fun Walk on Saturday for anyone who wants to join in and a children’s competition for the ‘Best Dressed Marine’, the prizes for which will be awarded by actor Henry Cavill prior to the walk. Sign up on the day will be 09:30 at Casemates and it will cost £5 for children or £10 for adults. All participants of the Postal Walk will receive a medal for their efforts. Children can turn up on the day dressed as a Royal Marine for the £5 entry fee but do not have to take part in the walk.

Hundreds of runners from all over the world are coming to Gibraltar this Saturday to take on the challenge of the infamous Rock Run whilst raising money for charity. Late entry runners can sign up on the day at 0930 in Casemates, the cost is £35 which includes a Race T-shit, bespoke medal and lunch after the event.

The Royal Marines Band will entertain the crowds before the run and walk and a warm up session will take place before walkers and runners depart Casemates Square at 10:50 with the Re-Enactment Society heading to John Mackintosh Square for and 11:00 start.

A Freedom Parade will take place on Sunday following a Service at the RM Monument in Ocean Village at 1200. The final event will be the Royal Marines Band Concert with support from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Band. The concert will take place in St Michaels Cave and start at 20:00. Tickets are on sale now in John Mackintosh Hall, the last day for tickets will be Friday 24th.

Exciting weekend ahead, Go Henry!

'Batman v Superman' Filming Update, Cast Members Share Details

While Henry is headed to Gibraltar in a few days to participate in the Rock Run, filming continues in Michigan ahead of a move to Chicago next month.

This week there have been reports of work at several Batman v Superman Michigan locations, including the one in Metamora that we've known about since January. Josh and his family live in the area, and he tells us he's seen a lot more activity there in the last few days (we hear there was even a possible Superman sighting). He also shot this video of the area and promised to keep us posted. Thanks Josh!

We've also been getting some really cool updates by director Zack Snyder. He shared a pic of one of the cameras being used on the Batman v Superman set, as well as a farewell photo with Tao Okamoto now that her work on the film appears to be finished.

A photo posted by Larry Fong, ASC (@unclewow) on

A photo posted by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on

And now that he can say he's Aquaman, Jason Momoa is totally bragging about it! -- and he's even shared some details about his appearance on Justice League. Check it out on The Hollywood Reporter.

Ray Fisher will play Cyborg in Batman v Superman, but turns out he didn't know he was getting a solo film until the studio made the public announcement last week! -- read more at Entertainment Weekly.

More updates to come, as Batman v Superman gets closer to a wrap. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Henry & His Dog On The 'Batman v Superman' Set

Last week we brought you coverage of the Batman v Superman set at MSU. We even got a glimpse of Henry and his furry baby. But today @Bananadoc had a much better shot of the two arriving on set Friday. Very sweet!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Final Countdown: The Gibraltar Rock Run Is Almost Here

This is it!

On Saturday Henry will take the next step in his commitment to support The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, by participating in the Gibraltar Rock Run. And it won't be an easy task to complete.

But he also won't be doing it alone. Henry is running with his brother, Lieutenant Colonel Nik Cavill. Just a few weeks ago, he mentioned what that will mean for him:

“I could not be happier to take part in the Gibraltar Rock Run with my brother and his fellow Royal Marines especially during such a momentous occasion. I will remember this day fondly."

The run is just one of the many events planned for this weekend in Gibraltar, as the UK celebrates the 350th anniversary of the formation of The Royal Marines. We will be there to bring you updates and we'll also be talking to Henry!

So if you have any questions about his participation in the run, or his work with The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, please leave them in the comments section.

And don't forget to keep cheering Henry on with your donations and messages on his official fundraising page. Help him reach his target! - Gibraltar, here we come.

Weekend Treat: Jen Meets Henry & Shares Her Story

Jen is 12 and she's a big Superman fan!

Her mom sent us her picture, after they both met Henry at the MI Barbell Classic II Saturday. Henry was there supporting his trainer Michael Blevins (@sworntoblack), as he competed in the CrossFit event.

Jen told us she was really nervous and shaking when she met Henry, but he was "so, so nice, it was like he wasn't even famous!"

She added that she loves superheroes, and she's really excited for Batman v Superman. She wrapped up by saying she wishes she'd worn her Batgirl t-shirt and not the Doctor Who one :)

Thanks to Jen and her mom for letting us share her awesome pic with Henry. We're so glad both of them got to meet him before he leaves Detroit. Catch everything from the weekend competition in our wrap.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Back In Detroit: Henry With Fans At Competition

Just hours after the latest Batman v Superman set wrapped at MSU, Henry was back in Detroit meeting fans. The man doesn't stop. He was out supporting his trainer again as his spotter. You may remember the two have attended at least a couple of other competitions while they've been in Michigan. It's nice to get a glimpse of the work and dedication that goes into maintaining the CrossFit lifestyle. 

Images: Steve Riparip: Legacy Design Studio

jjaclynaalyse: "Yes, we obviously had to get a pic with Superman at the crossfit comp."

@TerryTown2014: "It was great meeting Henry Cavill today"

stronghappyme: "Oh did I mention I met Henry Cavill at the Barbell Classic!? No big deal. He was chill and super nice!"
Henry had complimented Elizabeth last time he saw her compete. Nice to see their photo!

"You know, just me and Superman hanging out" - via Georgina.

Image via Sammy

Here are the pics from the event that feature Henry and Michael. You can see the rest at Lex Artis.

See them in HQ after the cut