Thursday, October 30, 2014

Start The Countdown Chicago, This Time It's For Real!


Yes Illinois, we know we've been teasing you ALL YEAR about Henry coming your way, but now it's REALLY happening. Reel Chicago was the first to break the news on the locations where the Batman v Superman cast and crew are supposed to be filming starting next week. On Location Vacations has added more specific details today. We hear production is already setting up at some of those sets, and the Chicago Tribune confirmed with the Film Office that shooting will begin Monday and last through November 14. 'Filming in Chicago' added this exciting bit.
Not only that, but the Superman Homepage has shared some new pics from the Kent Farm outside of Chicago, where work appears to also be underway ahead of filming there.



In the meantime production is wrapping up in Michigan, and it's a bitter sweet goodbye for the cast including Henry, who told us he's "met some really wonderful people who have become close friends," adding that he's gonna "miss it a lot."

These last few days saw some big scenes shot at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, and some last minute location filming, including back at the set where we last saw Clark Kent at (and yes, Henry was back at work pretty much as soon as he walked down that Rock).


But don't be too upset Detroit, because according to director Zack Snyder, the superheroes will likely return to Michigan. Watch him reveal the news to WXYZ Detroit.


In the meantime, @Bananadoc has begun posting outtakes they shot during the filming of Batman v Superman in that state. Of course Henry was front and center.
So now is your time to shine Illinois, and New Mexico you're next! - We're expecting you to represent, especially if you get a chance to meet Henry. Please share your pics and stories with the rest of his fans. Detroit, you've been a blast. Batman v Superman is headed for a wrap, and we'll be here to bring you the latest until the last time Zack Snyder yells "cut!"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Our Job Is Not Done: 'Gibraltar Rock Run' Target Close


We're swimming in a sea of neon yellow and not complaining! - Over the last few days we've been bringing you tons of updates (1/2/3/4) from the Gibraltar Rock Run. And while Henry is back on the Batman v Superman set, we still have a Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund target to reach for him.      


Lee Spencer met Henry at the top of The Rock, and what he's been through reminds us of the bravery of the Royal Marines and the work of the charity that supports them. Lee is a Royal Marine himself, who lost his leg while helping someone involved in a crash earlier this year. But there he was Saturday, running up that tough hill and so happy to have met Henry, captioning his pic "Me and Superman." 

Henry talked to us about why it's so important for him to support the RMCTF, during our chat with him before the run. Watch it now. Lewis Stagnetto captured some great moments from the interview in the photos below. We have much more to share with you this week, in the meantime please keep donating to Henry's official fundraising page. We're really close to reaching that goal for him. He did his part, let's now do ours.  














Monday, October 27, 2014

Gibraltar Rock Run: Media Coverage Focuses On Superman



One post can take so many pics and videos. There's been so much coverage coming out of Gibraltar following Henry's participation in the Rock Run, that we had to start a new post just to fit it all in. The GBC TV report was sent to us by @MickyBell who chatted with Henry. It includes new footage of him the day of the run (and a little of our interview set-up (at about :11 seconds).  

Brad Galli over at the ABC affiliate in Detroit wanted to know how Henry feels about the city he's been living in for almost a year. So we asked him. Watch their report in which they used part of our interview with Henry

The Gibraltar Chronicle also did an interview with Henry and his brother Nik. Read below (via Alisha Harper).




Transcript:

He really is a Man of Steel – not only did Superman actor Henry Cavill complete the Rock Run in just over half an hour, he posed for umpteen selfies this weekend and signed hundreds of autographs, and also kept atop of his fitness regime by performing squats between media interviews and all with a smile on his face. After completing the run Henry (in 32:44) and Nik, his brother (in 33:06) sat down for an interview with Cristina Cavilla.

The British actor joined his brother Nik Cavill in the run – a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines – and together they took part in the grueling five kilometre uphill Rock Run as part of the celebrations for the Royal Marines’ 350th anniversary with special events this weekend.

Donning the initiative’s luminous yellow T-shirt, the star, currently filming the upcoming (..) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, ran with his brother, personal trainer Michael and around 200 other competitors for the challenge which raised money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Henry is an ambassador for the Trust Fund which provides support to serving and former Royal Marines and their family.

How did the run go?

Nik: It was great fun and brilliant Henry could come and lend us his support.

Henry: It was really good fun, it’s an excellent event and the first time I’ve ever done anything like it. It’s really quite difficult though it’s not something to be sniffed at. You think oh it’s just a run up a hill but as much as people think a run up a hill might be difficult look at the size of the thing it’s a mighty large rock. But it was amazing fun and all the more fun because it was such hard work.

So what were your times?

Henry: About 12 and a half minutes (he jokes… I think).

Nik: More like around the half hour mark.

Not bad, who came first out of the two of you?

Henry: Me but only because he let me.

Was there a touch of brotherly competition then?

Henry: There are five of us – all boys so it’s not about direct competition. It’s more about setting standards for one another, so one does something really fantastic and the other goes, “ok, cool, so that’s now the standard”, and you either choose to go for it or you don't. It's not about crushing your brother in competition and going 'yeah I win' and dancing on the other person's failure. It's just about supporting each other and setting high standards.

There have been lots of challenges going on this year in the UK and around Europe in celebration of the Royal Marines’ 350th anniversary, so why did you want to do the Rock Run?


Henry: Because it’s a challenge and also it’s brief as I only have so much time in my schedule. Warner Bros. very generously gave me some time off to come out here. It’s just something I wanted to do and Gibraltar is such a special place for the Royal Marines as well and it’s the only battle honour they have. To be a part of this in the 350th year is very very special.

And raising lots of money in the process, Henry how close are you to your £20,000 target?

Henry: Unfortunately we didn’t quite reach it, we made about £17,000 but my fans and everyone I work with have been very supportive.

The Royal Marines are a family celebrating 350 years of that family so how significant is this anniversary to you?

Nik: I feel very privileged just to be serving in the 350th year. Clearly though we stand on the shoulders of giants of all the men and women before us who have been involved in all these operations. So it’s just amazing to be a part of the Royal Marines.

You obviously have a personal connection to the Royal Marines but what does it mean to you personally to be an ambassador?

Henry: To be honest it’s an incredible honour that the Royal Marines allowed me to be an ambassador. It’s something which not many people get the chance to do. I don’t think just anyone could be an ambassador for the Royal Marines and to have the opportunity to support guys like this be it serving or former marines is wonderful and an opportunity I relish.

Have either of you been to Gibraltar before and what did you make of it?


Henry: No, I’ve not been before, it’s my first time and I think it’s fantastic! The Rock is gigantic when I first flew in I thought wow… it’s huge and I’ve got to run up that.

Nik: I have been before it’s part of the deployment. The Royal Marines stop here and we run up the Rock so I knew what was coming and how painful it is.

Finally, Nik, what’s it like to be a Superman?


Nik: No not at all. We’re very fortunate to have a high calibre of individuals in the Royal Marines so it’s a privilege to be able to lead these guys in very challenging circumstances so they’re the superheroes.


@Simon_Orr was kind enough to forward us this message from Henry to The Royal Marines on their 350 birthday (October 28). Look for his greeting at the very end!




We have a lot more to share with you on the days to come. Please keep supporting Henry's fundraising effort on his RMCTF page. We have to get him to that goal!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Exclusive: Henry Cavill Interview At The 'Gibraltar Rock Run'


Now that Henry is an ambassador for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, we intend to be fully involved in helping him support the charity that means so much to him and his family. So when we got the opportunity to interview him at the Gibraltar Rock Run, we were excited to talk to him about the work ahead. During our chat Henry mentioned his brother Nik who is a Royal Marine, and preparing for the run with trainer Michael Blevins. Watch below and please keep donating to Henry's fundraising page.


We have much more to share with you from our trip to Gibraltar in the week ahead. In the meantime, catch our initial coverage from the Rock Run, and the other events Henry participated in this weekend.

Henry At Governor's Gala, Service At Royal Marine Monument


@GraceYome: "Henry Cavill is a great guy. Charming, very down to earth, considering he's Superman." 

We couldn't agree more with Grace. Henry was the perfect gentleman all night long Saturday, starting with his co-hosting duties at the Gala Cocktail Reception held at the Governor of Gibraltar's residence. From the minute he walked in, he was nothing but charming with everyone who approached him for a chat, autograph or picture. We are truly grateful we were able to attend the event, and it's an experience that will stay with us for a long time. Thank you Henry for reminding us why we support you.


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After the Governor's party wrapped up, Henry was off to a couple of different venues including a stop at Gibraltar's Diwali Ball where other fans caught up with him. Images: @vivekbudhrani @dj_chuso @essardasgroup.


"Our two gorgeous ladies at @essardasgroup ran into the Dashing Henry Cavill aka Superman, at Gibraltar's Diwali Ball."

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On Sunday, Henry and his brother Nik attended the Royal Marine Service ahead of the Freedom of Gibraltar Parade that ended at the Governor's residence. We'll have more from there later this week. For now here's a preview.


Pictures by Katia Martinez, @alishaharper15








 

We feel really honored to have been able to witness such a wonderful ceremony full of pride and gratitude for the Royal Marines. We look forward to bringing you much more coverage on the charity that supports them, now that Henry is representing them as their ambassador.

After a busy 48 hours in Gibraltar, Henry headed off back to Detroit to continue filming Batman v Superman. But not before making a few more fans extremely happy. You're a good man Superman.


xbeckziie "Hello Mr. #Superman !! #HenryCavill is just the most gorgeous man ever! <3"


@Ariana_Hardy: "Meeting Henry Cavill was honestly the highlight of my day."

EmmaGonzalez92: #OMG #Superman #Super #Nice