Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sand Castle: Meet Henry's Costars, Filming Set To Begin Monday

Clockwise from top left: Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill, Neil Brown Jr., Glen Powell, Logan Marshall-Green, Beau Knapp.

That's one fine group of U.S. soldiers!

We are soooo ready to bring you everything from Jordan, as production on Sand Castle gets ready to go on Monday. However we're also realizing that those updates may be hard to come by, not only because of the location but also the language barrier.

The good news is we've done a bit of research, to give you a better idea of what the film is about.  

The other great thing is that Henry and several of his costars are either on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, so hopefully it won't be a complete media blackout.

On Thursday Henry (seemingly in Jordan) introduced us to Captain Syverson, who he'll be playing in the movie. His costars have also been sharing tweets and details, with Glen Powell posting a couple of cool updates just in the last 24 hours -- including a pic with Nicholas Hoult as they took on the tourist sites..


A photo posted by Glen Powell (@glenpowell) on


Henry was nowhere to be found, but we have a feeling that he might have been cheering for New Zealand, as that country's team claimed victory in the Rugby World Cup today. Congratulations to the All Blacks!

Back to Sand Castle, in the last couple of weeks the film added Glen Powell, who according to Deadline will play Sgt. Falvy, "a tough-minded, fitness-obsessed, foul-mouthed soldier from the South part of the unit."

Beau Knapp, also plays a sergeant in the unit that is tasked with repairing a broken water system in the dangerous and unstable Iraqi village of Baqubah.

Logan Marshall-Green replaces Luke Evans as the sergeant in charge of Matt Ocre’s (Nicholas Hoult) unit, and again Henry plays the special forces captain running the operation in Baqubah.

All we know about Neil Brown's character, is that his name is Enzo.

The story is based on the life of screenwriter Chris Roessner, who shared some key details about his work during an in-depth interview a few years ago.


 Here are some of the highlights:

"In the script, the main character comes to realize that one of the reasons he joined the military, went through this war experience, was to, in a way, earn the love of a father he never met. That’s very much my story. I didn’t meet my dad until I was 27. My dad was a career military guy, was an Army Ranger, was a Special Forces guy, and was very much that guy. He’s a very tough person."

"I signed up July 11th, 2001. When I signed up, it was a very different military than the one I would end up serving in; there was no war on the horizon. After signing up and after September 11th, I would spend the next three years of my life away from my family and on the other side of the world, far away from anyone I had any history with whatsoever. It was a very scary time, but I got to spend some formative years just learning how to be a man. Learning how to see the world and figuring out what my place in it would be."

"All of the characters in the script are the guys that I served with. I had to construct a narrative, of course. So in order to give the story some thrust I tasked these guys with repairing an aqueduct. Really though, the impetus to write ‘Sand Castle’ was to honor the amazing things I saw my friends do, these 19 and 20 year old kids. To come home and not see their faces in magazines? And seeing billboards that…I just felt, when I came back from Iraq, that our country had gotten really bad at picking its heroes."

"So when I sat down to write this script, the only goal I had in mind was portraying those people in a way that was honest and interesting and would hopefully give them the credit they deserve, but would otherwise never get."

"I watched the movie “Platoon” in Saddam Hussein’s palace in Tikrit at 3:00 in the morning. I finished it just as the sun was coming up. And it very much changed my life, not just because the movie was fantastic and wonderful but it was so deeply personal. When Andy [Dahm] and I were talking about “Sand Castle” we talked about that movie constantly because it was so deeply personal. That was the only goal. Write a movie that is deeply personal, that’s indicative of your war and tell the story in as clear a way as possible. I think, without question, “Platoon” was something we came back to time and time again."


Roessner does talk about the plot, but some of the details are kind of spoilerish, so keep that in mind if you decide to read the rest. There is also a possibility the script could have gone through rewrites since the 2013 interview.

As filming begins next week, Voltage Pictures will be busy presenting Sand Castle to buyers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA -- so hopefully we'll have news to report from there as well. In the meantime we want to once again wish Henry good luck in Jordan. 

Knock it out of the park, Captain Syverson!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Sand Castle' Preps: Henry Introduces Us To Captain Syverson


"henrycavill: The road to Captain Syverson #SandCastle"


Henry just made his second post on Instagram, and it was as exciting as the first one..


Hello new look for Sand Castle!





WATCH THE VIDEO of him getting the buzz cut for his role in the movie, that will officially begin filming on Monday in Jordan. Henry also revealed that the character he'll be playing is named Captain Syverson with the U.S. Special Forces. Shortly thereafter, his costar Nicholas Hoult sent out a tweet from Jordan..


Are we excited or are we excited?! -- Here's what we know so far about Sand Castle.

This week we learned that Luke Evans will no longer be working with Henry in the film, that is set to wrap January 2. As always, you can look for production updates as they come in.

Thanks for the awesome preview, Henry!






P.S. We want to congratulate Alliana Alejandro, who is the winner of our "Guess Henry's next Instagram post" contest. She got the closest with her answer:

"His next post on instagram will be a picture of him in a soldier outfit. He may post it on Oct 31 or Nov 1-5 around 1pm."

Alliana wins a $25 Amazon card. More chances to win coming soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Official Pictures From The 'Ugly Bug Ball' In Jersey

Henry with Lee Durrell

Durrell Wildlife has just posted the official photos from the Ugly Bug Ball last month, where Henry proudly represented them as their ambassador. You can see the rest on their Facebook, and everything else from the ball in our wrap. And don't forget to keep up with Henry's work with the charity at cavillconservation.com.





























Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Out On Digital HD Today!


If you're like us, you've probably been having Solo withdrawals ever since The Man from U.N.C.L.E. left theaters a few weeks ago. But now you get to watch him in action anytime you want!

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is out on Digital HD -- Here's the link to download your copy today or pre-order your Blu-ray/DVD which will be out November 17.

The wait is also almost over for South Korea, where U.N.C.L.E. will open on October 28 (so technically it's already out for them!). Japan finally gets to meet Solo as well, when the film opens there on November 14.

Ahead of that release, Henry and Armie had a message for fans.. and you even hear Henry speak a bit of Japanese ;)



If you are one of those creative types, you still have a few days to enter this fun contest..


And how cool is this U.N.C.L.E. cameo?..  You can even see our favorite headliner's name in there!


But nothing beats Jaison's story...


Isn't he awesome? -- Thank you as always for all the support for the blog and for Henry. We really appreciate it.  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Guess Henry's Next Instagram Post, Win A Prize


Happy Monday everyone!

We're still celebrating the HUGE step Henry took, by finally joining Instagram and Facebook last week. Now we're on countdown mode until his next post... aaaand apparently so is everyone else.


You guys crack us up..

Since there is really no way to tell when Henry will post again, we thought.. why not turn this excruciating wait into a fun contest -- and let you win a cool prize!

So here is how it's gonna work:

Give us a date, time (wherever he is), and a guess at what Henry will be posting next.

Keep it clean, respectful to Henry, think ahead, and good luck to you all!

Once that next Henry Instagram post hits, the person that gets the closest to the right answer, wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

Are you ready? -- Enter the "Guess Henry's Next Instagram post" by leaving your answers in the comments section below. You can only enter once, and make sure to leave an email, twitter handle, FB or IG name so we can contact you if you're the winner.

UPDATE 10/29: We have a winner! - Congratulations Alliana.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Weekend: Fans Meet Henry In (Lucky) London


"Henry Cavill was nice to meet you"


"Thank you, you are so polite and your German very good."

Carmen shared her hot pictures, after meeting Henry while out and about in London. Wait, what do you mean Kal is not with him this time? :p

UPDATE 10/24: _Nashvile_ also posted her cute photo with Henry on IG, adding "Alright Superman, if you want a photo you can have a photo." Thanks for sharing!


Like always, Henry is the absolute best with his fans who can now connect with him on Instagram and Facebook. So go say hi!

Have a great weekend everyone.

P.S. RMCTF #Represent

UPDATE 10/28: We've added the full picture from the top via Hannelore Lei.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Pic: Henry And Kal Smile For The Camera In London


"Perfect day with Henry Cavill and beautiful Kal."

Alexandra_Dora_Nemes ran into Henry and his furry baby earlier today, in what looked like a crisp fall afternoon in London. And look at Kal smiling for the camera, just as photogenic as his dad!

The big news this week, is that you can now keep up with Henry on his official Instagram and Facebook. But we'll also continue to bring you the latest news on his projects and charity work. You can also expect us to keep sharing your fan pics and the stories of those who get to meet Henry. One of those lucky people is Corrado La Porta. He works at a club Henry frequents in London, and he got these two awesome pics with him last month.


"Superman finally back"


Corrado has hung out with Henry several other times this year, and has the hot pics to prove it.

Katy Matthews also shared her photo with Henry, after meeting him at a London pub earlier this year. She later ran into him again at the JustGiving awards. Henry will soon be leaving for Jordan to start filming Sand Castle with Luke Evans and Nicholas Hoult, so keep checking back for the very latest and everything Batman v Superman and Justice League as well.

A photo posted by Katy.matthews1 (@katy.matthews1) on


Thanks Mia/Marie

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Henry Joins Social Media, Shares 'Batman v Superman' Cover



That blue check mark makes it official, and he's on Facebook too!




So I’ve finally taken the leap into social media! And here’s a little treat for you all in the form of a sneak peak of...
Posted by Henry Cavill on Wednesday, October 21, 2015



Welcome to the crazy, Henry Cavill.

What are you waiting for??.. go say hi!!!


And check out the new behind the scenes images included in the magazine.. Supes is the man ;)




Caps from the trailer now in better quality



UPDATE 10/23: A few more new stills included in the issue that's now on sale.








Read what Henry reveals about the film and much more! -- Click to read full article below. 









Scans via  FiftyShadesAS -- Order your copy 



More to come..



Oh Jared, why are we not surprised :p