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Friday, February 28, 2014

Here Comes The Buzz: 'U.N.C.L.E.' On List Of Most Anticipated Trailers

We may have to wait more than two years (don't remind us) to see Henry in action as the Man of Steel, but in a little bit more than 10 months we'll be seeing him as The Man from U.N.C.L.E. -- and the press is starting to get excited (about time!). Total Film has put U.N.C.L.E. on its list of the '20 Upcoming Trailers They're Most Excited About,' and we LOVE what they had to say about the film & Henry:

Why We're Excited: Guy Ritchie takes on 60s-style superspies with charm and action in equal measure? That’ll do it for us, although the pairing of Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as the TV show’s classic heroes Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin makes the whole project extra special.

What We're Hoping To See: Lots of tongue-in-cheek sparring, classic fisticuffs and a super 60s aesthetic.

Worry not Total Film, we hear there's plenty of that. Hopefully we get a glimpse in the trailer a little later this year. Can't wait.

Actor David McCallum played Illya in the original series, and while talking to The Daily Record he had this to say about the big screen adaptation:

"I’ll be fascinated to see it, and very interested to see how they succeed."

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will open in the U.S. on January 16, 2015. France will reportedly get it January 21st, while in Spain the film is scheduled to be released February 6th. We'll keep updating the release dates as we get them. This is going to be a fun film, and we're looking forward to seeing Henry & Armie breathe new life into these iconic TV characters.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: A "Legendary Moment" With Superman

Luke shared this pic, calling it "the legendary moment he bumped fists with Superman" at the Man of Steel premiere in London last June. The awesome photo captured what we feel is the essence of Henry, connecting with his fans with simple gestures that mean the world to them. So on this Throwback Thursday we're sending him good vibes, as he prepares to once again take on the role that he has portrayed so well, on and off the set. Updates from Detroit as they come in. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Why We Do What We Do.. He Really Is A 'Super' Man

AustinBaugus94: "The happiest moment of my life to this day. Thank you Henry Cavill." 

The new picture posted by Austin is from the Man of Steel premiere in Sydney. See many more fan pics and read their stories on this link we've put together for you. 

Exclusive: 'The Cold Light Of Day' Stuntman Talks Working With Henry Cavill

Photo: Henry & Abraham Redondo in The Cold Light of Day.

Abraham Redondo is one tough guy. He's been a professional stuntman for years and also holds his own in the boxing ring. We had a chance to catch up with Redondo about his work with Henry Cavill in The Cold Light of Day, which was filmed in Spain.

How did you get involved in 'The Cold Light of Day?'

Well, I am a professional fighter in Spain of MMA and K-1, and working for an agency as a film stuntman. They called me to shoot a scene with Henry.

How closely did you get to work with Henry Cavill and what was that experience like?

I was face to face with him. We shot a scene where I was a security guard of an embassy he's trying to access. I got to stop him. The scene we shot was much longer, but the director then must cut it down.

Did you do many stunts/action scenes together and what was the most difficult to achieve?

It was an easy job, we had to film Henry pushing me against the door and I chase after him, throwing myself over him. That scene was funny, I ripped Henry's shirt and had to stop filming to get it fixed. We had to repeat it many times, because the manager was a perfectionist and every time something new was happening.

Henry usually does most of his stunts, was that the case in this film?

Yes, he did not want a double, the director asked us to be very careful, was scared and wanted to make sure that nothing would happen (to Henry)... LOL

How much training/rehearsal time went into planning the stunts and actions scenes we saw on 'The Cold Light of Day?'

Henry and I spent all morning filming, repeating the whole scene.

Any fun set stories from when you worked with Henry/cast that you can share with fans?

Henry and I laughed at ourselves when I threw myself over him and ripped his shirt, the director asked us to do it carefully, Henry was saying do it harder hahaha.

Henry doesn't speak Spanish yet you were filming in Spain, did you guys ever practice some of the language together?

Henry saying hello or thank you in Spanish, he was very kind and sympathetic at all times. He was a pleasure to work with.

What are you up to since the film came out (latest projects etc..)?

My projects are currently outside the cinema, more dedicated to my sport, I am now a promoter in Europe for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Arnold Classic Sports Festival, responsible for contact sports. But if you call me to film, I'll go.

Anything else you'd like to add about your experience of working on the film?

Thanks to you and to say that Henry Cavill is a great actor and person, and was a pleasure to meet.

Check out our gallery & our YouTube Playlist for more of Henry in The Cold Light of Day. If you live in the U.S. you can also catch the film tomorrow on The Movie Channel. We'd like to thank Abraham, for taking the time to talk to us. You can find him on Instagram under AbrahamRedondo, also on Facebook. Learn more about the Arnold Schwarzenegger project at arnoldfighters.es


Superman Honored, Wonder Woman Update, Marketing 'Man Of Steel'

The Moving Picture Institute has just announced the winners of this year's Liberty in Film awards, and the Man of Steel himself is being honored:


Having escaped the authoritarian planet Krypton as a baby, Clark Kent/Superman fights for freedom and individualism on Earth even when he has to combat the US government's own surveillance apparatus.

Of course part of that honor goes to Henry for his Superman portrayal in the film. Congratulations! we can't wait to see what he brings to the sequel. UPDATE (2/27) Man of Steel is also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture (via). The awards will be presented in June.

During the Man of Steel promotion, you could find ads for the film pretty much everywhere you looked. Now Ad Week has a new article breaking down exactly how much Warner Brothers spent to promote its films in 2013:

Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel picked up more than 100 product partners, earning the studio some $173 million.

The article really gives you an idea of the work that goes on behind the scenes, to help make a film a success. Read the rest.

Like The Wrap's Jeff Sneider assumes, guess now we know why Adam Driver didn't take the rumored role of an older Robin or Nightwing in the Man of Steel sequel. He's reportedly in negotiations to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII.  

Workout Selfie... ;)

Gal Gadot has shared this pic, as she continues preparing for her role as Wonder Woman in Israel. You know she's gonna look hot in her in costume, hopefully alongside the Man of Steel ;)

Former Lex Luthor Kevin Spacey, has spoken out in support of current Lex, Jesse Eisenberg:

"First of all, I think [Jesse Eisenberg] is a remarkable actor. He's just going to f'ing own it. I think it's a great idea and I wish him the best with it."

That confrontation between Superman and Lex will be epic!

Could the secrets of the sequel be found in the animated Justice League War? - What Culture seems to think so and makes a case for it. Check it out.

If the latest reports from Detroit hold true, we could be just weeks away from the beginning of filming on Man of Steel 2. We're staying on top of it for you.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Promo For 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Starts Lining Up

Less than a week after Warner Brothers announced The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will open in the U.S. on Martin Luther King weekend, Allocine has great news for French fans. The site says the distributor has confirmed a January 21, 2015 release date for that country. We were wondering how promo would line-up at the beginning of next year for the film, and it looks like we have that answer. Look for more international dates as we get them. UPDATE (2/26): According to Infocine, Spain gets El agente de CIPOL on February 6th. Catch up on everything U.N.C.L.E. with the help of this handy link bundle. It includes all of our coverage on the film, since it was announced Henry would be joining the project. We are very excited to see Henry play Napoleon Solo, because we know he will definitely bring the sexy spy!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thanks A Million Super Fans! - We Couldn't Do It Without You

We've only been together for 10 months, but we've already shared the proud moments..

the sexy snaps

the workouts

the late nights

The super sweet

On behalf of everyone at Henry Cavill News, I'd like to thank you for your readership. One million page views is more than we could have asked for when we started the blog in support of the super hot, very talented and immeasurably gracious Henry Cavill. Hope you know how much we've enjoyed bringing you updates on Henry's latest projects and his career. Much more on the way!

Sincerely, Yvette

P.S. Check out our interview with MLiveDetroit. They gave us a nice shout-out (thanks Eric Lacy).

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fan Shares Premiere Pics, Cyborg In 'Man Of Steel 2?' - Wonder Woman Shows Some Muscle

As you probably know by now, Henry is not just a fangirl's dream, men also identify with him because of the characters he plays. Cédric got a chance to meet him at the London premiere of Man of Steel and shared these great photos on Instagram. He later told us:

I was so happyyyyyy, wonderful day 

See our premiere coverage & check out our gallery for more pics from that day.

The latest casting rumor surrounding Man of Steel 2, comes via Latino Review:

According to sources, the production is currently looking for a black actor in his early 20s who is also physically fit. Here is the kicker though: the part is for a small role in the untitled Batman Vs Superman movie BUT will be recurring in other upcoming DCU films.

The article goes on to mention that director Zack Snyder met with Michael B. Jordan for the mystery role. Of course we know that won't likely lead anywhere, since Jordan has been cast as The Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot coming out next year. So what role is Zack looking to cast? some are guessing Cyborg, who Henry recently mentioned he'd be excited to see in the Man of Steel sequel (at about :40).

With production reportedly set to begin next month, we're sure we'll have that answer sooner than later. While Henry continues training in Detroit, looks like Gal Gadot is also putting in some time at the gym. She posted this picture on Facebook earlier this week (sorry about the purple haze, blogger is messing with our uploads today).

As we first reported, Gal has been working with Henry's trainer Mark Twight in Israel for the past month or so. It definitely looks like she's on her way to becoming Wonder Woman.

Now to our pet peeve of the week. It's a raccoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper.. and like Warner Bros. producer Daniel Alter tweeted, it's pretty frickin' cool.

That fing racoon is just too god damn cute & cool at the same time..sonofabitch

It's awesome news for Marvel, that just released the trailer for this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy that includes Rocket Raccoon (yes it has a name). Not so good news for DC, if the film's sequel ends up on the May 6, 2016 Marvel slot up against Man of Steel 2. JoBlo reported the news and then backed away a bit saying only it would be released in 2016. Regardless, we're keeping a close eye on that raccoon, especially after seeing the buzz online:

After debuting Tuesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the footage for the upcoming outer space adventure attracted 88,000 mentions across Twitter, Facebook and various blogs in a 12-hour period between 11 p.m. EST until 11 a.m. EST. By way of contrast, in the first 24 hours following their trailer debuts, “Man of Steel” attracted 75,000 social mentions, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ inspired 96,000 mentions — and those were released at a reasonable hour.

We wrap things up with a fan's reaction to her Man of Steel calendar. Yup, all Henry.

Latest updates as we get them!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Who Is Ready For This Reunion? - Exclusive Kent Farm Update

The Kent farm appears ready to go and we can't wait for Clark to get back there. Our awesome Illinois set reporter Lauren, today has an exclusive update on how things are looking at the Yorkville location that will be used in Man of Steel 2

Here are the photos I took!

Few updates... Looks like they did some exterior painting since I was there last. They boarded up the windows (probably to deter people from breaking in) and added a rectangular window to the very top of the house which was not there last time. 

I'm wondering if designing is done on the inside of the house already?? A lot of the cars and lights that were on the property a month ago are no longer there, however there was one car parked outside the barn.

My thought is that they are pretty much done preparing the property and it's ready for filming!!

Pretty exciting!


Last we heard, filming is now reportedly set to begin in Detroit next month. There's no word on how the release and production delay could have affected when the sequel films in Illinois. Lucky for us we have Lauren on the scene. Stay tuned for updates!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Set To Be Released January 16, 2015

It's the news we've been waiting for! 

Warner Brothers has finally set a U.S. release date for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. -- Start the countdown to January 16, 2015. The Martin Luther King holiday weekend date is a bit surprising like Collider points out:

Is this a lack of confidence or simply an attempt to open a more high profile film in the dumping ground of January? It’s unclear at the moment, but Paramount’s gamble with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit didn’t exactly pan out earlier this year.

(..) The film will open against Fox’s Frankenstein redo starring Daniel Radcliffe, the Kevin Hart/Josh Gad comedy The Wedding Ringer, and Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller with Chris Hemsworth.

More feedback from Screen Rant:

Question is, will it fare better, worse or the same at the box office as this year’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – another reboot based on an older espionage genre property, which has taken in $123 million worldwide thus far (on a $60 million budget). It’s possible that Man from U.N.C.L.E. will do better in the U.S. since it retains the original show’s 1960s backdrop; comparatively, the Jack Ryan reboot’s modernized take on the Tom Clancy character’s origins struggled to stand apart as something unique, contributing to it becoming the lowest-grossing Ryan flick here in the States.

And then we get to JoBlo who we agree with (on the comedy bit):

I would expect THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. to share the same comedic sense as Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES films, but I wouldn't be shocked if it was a straight dramatic film either. The two young stars of the film should play well off of one another. This definitely has franchise potential

Ahhh franchise, could we really take that much Solo? (yes, yes we could). The Playlist makes a case for the film, but worries about its competition (yup).

And while the star power behind "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." might not be as huge as the monster flick, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Luca Calvani are no slouches and neither is director Guy Ritchie. So why is WB releasing this big screen reboot of the '60s TV spy series on January 16, 2015? Probably because their calendar is insane at the moment, with this summer and fall already full booked with an array of blockbusters and big movies. So fine, run with January, but did you really have to put it on the same weekend as the Daniel Radcliffe starring "Frankenstein" and Universal's Michael Mann cyber thriller?

Bleeding Cool:

Typical commentary on studio release dates would see this as a vote of no confidence. January is typically considered the dumping ground for dreck, a period when cinema-going has all but slowed to a halt.

That may, however, be a reductivist point of view, especially when Warner Bros. are trying to fit the film into a very, very crowded year.

Or maybe The Man From UNCLE is a complete carbuncle and WB just ‘fessed up by flushing it into a horrible u-bend of a release date. People are going to believe what they want, anyway. I’m not going to start a fight, but to me, Guy Ritchie’s name on the poster is far more an indicator of relative quality than a release date would ever be.

This is what Ain't it Cool News had to say, and Empire shares the silver lining:

That window means it's currently opening against Michael Mann's Cyber (which may not actually be called Cyber at all); the Paul McGuigan / Max Landis Frankenstein; and Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer. Don't be fooled into thinking that January is the film dumping ground it used to be either. The Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend, while it doesn't rake in summer money, has become an important date on the calendar, and this year provided reasons to celebrate for Ride Along, Lone Survivor and The Nut Job. But it can also be a risk, as the team behind Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit can testify.

We Got This Covered brings the funny, while providing some perspective:

You see what you’ve done, Hollywood? With the summer of 2015 completely congested with tentpoles from all the major studios, Warner Bros. has opted to release two buzzy, star-studded projects in the cold winter months of next year. Spy reboot The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has been handed a January 16 release date, while con-artist caper Focus will be released on February 27.

If this was any other year we were talking about, I’d say that Warner Bros. had recognized the two flicks as likely bombs and decided to bury them in the typically barren months of January and February. However, 2015 is absolutely waterlogged with major flicks. In the summer of next year, Warner Bros. already has three major projects – sci-fi revamp Mad Max: Fury Road, Dwayne Johnson action adventure San Andreas and Joe Wright’s Peter Pan reworking Pan – but the months of May, June, July and August will also see the release of competing blockbusters like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Fantastic Four, Terminator: Genesis, Ant-Man, Bourne 5 and (I hate to say it) The Smurfs 3.

So, perhaps an earlier release will bode well for both flicks. However, even their current slots won’t be completely without competition. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will go up against a Frankenstein remake and Michael Mann’s thriller Cyber, while Focus will be battling Tarsem Singh’s sci-fi thriller Selfless and the star-studded 3D adventure Everest. Regardless, Warner Bros.’s releases will now almost certainly be the box office victors in their respective weeks, which likely would not have been the case if either flick had been released in the summer of 2015.

Also check out HMSS Weblog's take on the release date and the cool fact attached to it (hint: 007).

As for us, we remain confident director Guy Ritchie will deliver a fun action film, based on the popular 1960s TV series. Another thing we know for sure, is that Henry will be an awesome Napoleon Solo. We brought you extensive coverage during filming and can't wait for promo to begin. Trailer, trailer, trailer!

Throwback Thursday: Always So Charming, Always So Hot..

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Ricky shared his pic with Henry, out relaxing before Man of Steel was released. (via)

We've been bringing you fan stories from the past year, but today we were reminded that Henry has always been as charming as he is now. You might have seen the pictures, now read the fun stories.

Photo & story via

I ran into The Tudors star Henry Cavill at the after-party for the Fighting premiere at Marquee lounge in New York City on Monday night (April 20, 2009).

The 25-year-old British actor, who was in town to take a few business meetings, definitely stood out in the room — super tall, dark and handsome. (FYI: He was sitting at a producer’s VIP table.)

This next picture is one of our favorites (hot lookin' Henry), and today Jessie shared the details of that night. We warn you.. you WILL be jealous of her.

Jessielouisep: We met at The Roundhouse at a Jessie J concert (August 4, 2012). We were both a little drunk, he was very lovely. And I definitely took advantage lol lots of hugs and got a few cheeky pictures. The muscles.. (via). 

Told ya! (green with envy), Henry was there with friend and Immortals costar Luke Evans. You can see more pictures from that night in our gallery. We love hearing how lovely (& sometimes cheeky) Henry is with everyone he meets. If you have a story or pictures you want to share, please email us at henrycavillnews@gmail.com. Happy Throwback Thursday!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We Can't Get Enough Of The 'Man Of Steel' AKA Such A Nice Guy

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Seriously, Henry helping out his trainer at the Michigan Barbell Classic a few weeks ago, is the Detroit gift that keeps on giving. This picture comes courtesy of Ashley. Check out the rest of the pics from that day 1/2/3. One of the fans who met Henry at the event, told us that he took photos with anyone who asked. Again, why we support him 100 percent.. he's quite a guy. #Superman 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Henry On The March Cover Of TRAIN Magazine

We're not surprised the Man of Steel is on the March cover of TRAIN magazine. Henry has been working hard for the last few months as he prepares to become Superman once again. Just today we got another great picture from the Michigan Barbell Classic, where he was his trainer's spotter (see the rest 1/2). A few weeks ago Moviehole also had a must read interview about Henry's determination to look the part, as filming on the Man of Steel sequel gets ready to go in Detroit. We'll bring you the details of his interview with TRAIN magazine as we get them (UPDATE: Read a preview below). Go Henry!

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Photo: Jason/Jamie

Henry talked to TRAIN magazine about being called Fat Cavill when he was young and the toll that took on him. He also described his workout routine as he got in Superman shape under the guidance of Mark Twight:

“He had the ability to crush me, but just enough that I couldn’t walk properly. I felt horrible and a little sick, but I still wanted to come back,” laughs Cavill. “The intense training led to what I call a ‘recognition moment,’ during which you think, ‘OK, I can do this it’s not going to kill me, number one. And number two, I’m in safe hands. And finally number three, I’m actually enjoying it.’”

“Yes, it hurt — in fact it was excruciating. But I liked pushing past that point to where you realize your body is actually more than capable of doing it. The moment when that happens is wonderful.”

So is he ready to do it all over again?

“All in all it’s tough, really tough,” he says. “The workout is hell and wonderful at the same time — really wonderful. And now I’m going to have to do it all again for the next one [laughs]. But I love it. I want to get it right, and the physicality and the look is a big part of it.”

The March issue of TRAIN is now on sale

Fan Of The Month: A Real 'Superman' In The Making

We don't know his name or what he's been through, but you can see the determination in his eyes. As a journalist covering news stories on a daily basis one can become jaded, and then a picture like this one comes along to remind you why you do it. Every person has a story to tell. This powerful photo came to us via journalist SimplyShamime. It was taken in India by travel photographer High_Vibe_Photo, who shared the story behind the picture that really captured our hearts.

This boy wouldn't let me go without taking a photo of his t-shirt, and boldly claimed "I'll be a hero one day too." Back streets of Hyderabad, India.  

This real Superman in the making is our fan of the month.   

Monday, February 17, 2014

Latest From The Fortress Of Solitude, Err.. A Snowy Detroit

With a new picture of Henry at that Crossfit event popping up online over the weekend, we figured it was time for a beanie appreciation post! - that, plus the fact that more snow is on the way to Detroit today.

So exactly how much snow has Henry been dealing with since he arrived to prepare for Man of Steel 2 last month? -- let's put it this way, the Detroit Free Press says as of last week, it's been the seventh snowiest winter in that city's history. The season's total was at 67.9 inches, and again another snowstorm is now moving in. So yeah, Henry's own Fortress of Solitude... stay warm Superman!

We didn't hear of any sightings this weekend (booh!), but that doesn't mean people are not aware that the Man of Steel is in town..

While we don't encourage organized stalking, we would love to hear if you run into Henry like the lucky crowd at the Michigan Barbell competition. You saw the pictures, but even the owner of Motor City Crossfit where the event took place, was taken by surprise by Henry's popularity:

So you guys probably saw my post (..) about Superman (Henry Cavill) dropping in to our gym for a competition (..) This guy is kind of a BFD apparently because his visit went sort of viral. Typically our most viewed posts on our FB page reach roughly 3000 people. Well his picture with one of our members has garnered almost 70,000 (..). 

BFD?.. really??.. HE'S SUPERMAN! -- but we'll let it slide, because he did mention us in his post (thank you Jason). He went on to say this about meeting Henry:

I guess he was a pretty cool guy as well...so...go see his next movie since he's not a dick.

And if THAT'S not an endorsement, we don't know what is: #Superman  #Notadick ;) 

Stay tuned for the latest from a snowy Detroit!