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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"He's Almost Unrecognizable" Sand Castle Director On Henry

Omelete had the opportunity to interview Sand Castle director Fernando Coimbra, who talks about making the film and working with Henry. Thanks to our reader Carol (TheCralmeida), we're sharing the Q&A which was originally in Portuguese. The translation is a little rough (we paraphrased/edited a bit), but hopefully you get the gist of it.  

Shot in Jordan over six weeks, Sand Castle is undergoing the finishing touches in post-production. It shows Coimbra's vision of the Iraq war. He tells Omelette that while filming it, he learned about American military ethics, and says the movie draws parallels to what is happening in Brazil today.

The plot is set in Iraq in 2003. After the successful first ground invasion of Baghdad, a platoon of American soldiers is sent to Baquba, in the Diyala province, to repair the city's water system, damaged during the U.S. intervention in that country. The mission, which seemed simple, turns out to be a nightmare. Coimbra, who directed episodes of Narcos for Netflix, reunites with the streaming service, which bought the rights to Sand Castle when it was already in post-production.

In the following interview, Coimbra explains his approach to the reality of Iraq and the military procedures of America around the world.

How was the experience of shooting in Jordan in English, leading a multi-national cast and dealing with the thorny issue of the occupation of Iraq?

Fernando Coimbra: It was a great experience. Part of my decision to make this film came from the will to live that experience. Overall, I think it was amazing. Of course it came with its difficulties, especially after taking my family to live in the Middle East for nearly four months. Working with a multinational cast is always a very rich experience. In Narcos, I had the luxury of working with great talent in Latin America, while in Sand Castle I could work with super talented actors from the UK, United States, Egypt, Iran and Palestine. I also worked with Iraqi extras. I made sure to have real Iraqis in the film. I think it was very important for the final result, to have both American military advisers giving their point of view, as well as getting the perspective of the Jordanians and Iraqis. And that's what the film suggests, to look at both sides equally.

How was it working with Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill?

Coimbra: Could not have been better. Nick Hoult was already involved in the project before me. As the protagonist, he wanted to go deep with this story and this character. We had a very strong and intense collaboration. Cavill, since he read the script wanted to make the film, and this was a key factor. Even though he's involved in a multi-million dollar franchise with Superman, he wanted to do this independent film, which shows a very different side of him. We changed his look completely. He is almost unrecognizable. Cavill is a very simple and humble guy. And very easy to work with.

How did you approach the military intervention of the U.S. around the world?

Coimbra: The film is not at Americanist vision. The view of the war I deliver is not one of heroes, of glory and great deeds. The film is seen from the perspective of the soldier as an individual to show how, throughout the war, it will become more absurd and meaningless to him. And the concepts of freedom and democracy that he brought from the U.S. change once he meets Iraqi civilians and has the opportunity to have a minimum exchange with them.

What did the film teach you about military ethics?

Coimbra: There are two military ethics. There is the low-level one, trying to be as correct as possible (which is not always the case) and then there is a high-ranking one, where the real interests of war (economic and geopolitical) reside. What they sell to the soldiers is the idea that these will bring freedom and democracy to a country that lives under an oppressive regime.What is behind it, is the destabilization of the country and the delivery of its economy to international private corporations. What happened in this war, is that most of the soldiers returned home with a title in the head (?) because their motives did not match the real motivations of the war. Studying it, I began to better understand what is happening in Brazil now. It is the same process of interventionism, but without war, just like what happened in Egypt. The Obama administration has enhanced the interventionist policy in order to spend less money on the war machine and have the same result.

How are your Brazilian projects? Is there anything else on Netflix to come?

Coimbra: The only thing coming up for me on Netflix is Sand Castle (..).

Sand Castle will make its debut in 2017, though no date has been set.

'Man of Steel' Iconic Moment Captured By Director Zack Snyder

Justice League director Zack Snyder has been posting set pics on his Vero account for a few months now. But today he really hit it out of the park, by sharing what must have been an incredible moment for Henry and those around him.

Just imagine the excitement on that lot, as Henry walked out in his Man of Steel costume for the first time. Watch him talk about his experience, as he prepared to become Superman.

Can't wait for Supes to return in Justice League (less than 12 months and counting!) and Man of Steel 2.

Thank you Zack.

Henry's Post On Giving Tuesday, New Pics From Campaign

Henry has posted a new photo from his Omaze campaign to benefit The Royal Marines Charity, and what better day to enter than on Giving Tuesday! omaze.com/henrycavill

Image: Omaze/Henry Cavill

We also have a couple of behind the scenes pics from the day of the shoot, and check out the view.. that could be YOU next to Henry sipping champagne on The London Eye.


Omaze/Henry Cavill via HCO

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Pictures: Fans Meet Henry In A London Pub

"This guy came up to me and asked for a photo, can't say no to my fans"

Does that coat look good or what??

Tim being cheeky, after he met Henry and asked for a pic at a London pub today. And check out Darragh's awesome selfie and the rest of the cool photos!

Image: Tessa Key

A photo posted by Niall Sunderland (@niallathy) on

hisamith: #superman

Rosie's pic via Henry Cavill Fans FB 

A photo posted by Peter McGowan (@mcgowaner07) on

Thanks as always to Henry for being super nice with everyone, and thanks to those who share their moment with the rest of his fans.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Chilly London: Pablo's New Pic with Henry

Pablo says he was on his way to lunch today, when he casually bumped into Henry in London. And look what a cool pic he got!

Henry looking very much his Superman self, or..

Add a stylish coat..


And he wasn't the only one that noticed.

Stay warm everyone! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sightseeing Company Shares Fiji River Rafting Pics

Sightseeing company Rivers Fiji, just shared the pics and video from the day Henry took their river rafting tour and posed for pics earlier this month. Looks like everyone had an awesome time!

"You may want to identify the 2016 Superman sensation Henry Cavill in the pics. He too thoroughly enjoyed this private trip down the Upper Navua river. They were surprised as guides dug out a lovo in the middle of nowhere."

Have You Entered The Omaze Contest?.. Henry Is Waiting!

Sooooo.. who's already packed their bags?!

Good luck you guys, this is definitely going to be a fabulous experience for the winner. And you get to make a difference for The Royal Marines Charity.

Don't delay and ENTER NOW.. those extra perks are selling out!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sam's Dream Comes True, She Met Henry In London Today

We spot an England Rugby beanie!.. winter must have arrived in London.

Sam ran into Henry today, and she couldn't be more excited to meet him. We hope Henry soaked up the rays in Miami, Los Angeles, and Fiji now that he's back in chilly London.

Thanks for sharing your photo Sam, and stay warm everyone!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

JustGiving Awards Set For Tuesday: Good Luck Henry!

UPDATE 11/22..

The JustGiving Awards are almost here, and you know who we're rooting for!

Henry is a dedicated ambassador for both Durrell Wildlife and The Royal Marines Charity, raising funds for both thanks to his hard work and your support. This year he participated in The Durrell Challenge and the Commando Challenge, and has just launched a new fan contest in partnership with Omaze.

Look for updates from Tuesday's ceremony in London as we get them. Good luck Henry! (but know you're already a winner in the eyes of your fans).

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Pic: Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Employees Meet Henry

"Now we know why he is SUPERMAN! He eats at Agave! Pleasure having you @henrycavill!"

After returning from Fiji earlier this week, today Henry posed for this pic with some excited employees at Agave Taco Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Thanks for sharing you guys.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to hang out with Henry in London early next year -- truly a super trip!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Enter To Win "Super Day" With Henry Cavill In London

He teased us with this picture, and today Henry revealed he's partnered with Omaze for a new campaign to benefit The Royal Marines Charity. And the big winner could be YOU.

A dream come true for any fan.

ENTER NOW (and see all the cool stuff your entries could get you). Good luck everyone!

UPDATE 1/3: Use our exclusive promo code HCN100 at checkout, for 100 bonus entries!

All images: Omaze/Henry Cavill

This Time Next Year..

Image: Warner Bros.

The waiting is killing us, but we can now say we're one year away from the Justice League release!

We have no doubt that Henry will deliver a strong and passionate performance.

Front and center, Superman.

P.S. Standing by for that rumored trailer that's supposed to drop soon. Yes!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Henry On The Move, And Travelers Get To Meet Him

Hello stranger!

After having no sightings of Henry since he arrived in Fiji at the beginning of the month, it looks like he's on the move again.

Niki ran into him in Fiji, and a little later two airline employees posted their cute photos with him.

Safe travels!

A photo posted by LyndsieπŸŒͺ (@lyndsierawr) on

UPDATE (11/16): One more great pic, and we love reading what everyone had to say after meeting Henry. Thanks so much for sharing your photos.

"LauraTotten1: Lovely to have met @henrycavill. He is as gracious & kind, as he is talented & handsome! He's one of the good guys. Thanks for the advice Henry - I wish you continued massive success! #henrycavill #superman #napoleonsolo #royalmarines"

BvS Nominated For People's Choice Award

Image: Warner Bros.

The People's Choice nominations were announced today, and your votes got Batman v Superman to the final round!

The film is officially nominated for Favorite Action Movie, now we have to come through for Henry and get the win.

VOTE NOW at peopleschoice.com, where you can see the rest of the nominees. Voting ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 16.

The 2017 People’s Choice Awards will air Wednesday, January 18 on CBS.

Congratulations Superman!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Badass Beard, Charming Moments, Gambling On Superman

A photo posted by Man Made Grooming Co. (@manmadegrooming.co) on

Superman may be out of sight for now, but definitely not out of the minds of his fans!

Monday kicked off with several Henry mentions, including "Beard of the Week." AndPop then highlighted some of the reasons fans can't get enough of him, give the cute article a read in the link below.

This next post has us planning our next Vegas trip..

GeeksDownUnder: "I don't gamble often (nor do I encourage it) but I'd place my bets on Superman any day."

And the rumor is we're getting a Justice League trailer before the end of the year, and Jason Inman almost spilled the beans! #hype

So while we wait for that trailer to drop, how about some holiday shopping?.. LOVE the Metropolis background!

A photo posted by Luke. The Geek Of Steel. (@thegeekofsteel) on

Have a great week everyone.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Henry Talks Love For Rugby, Devon, Royal Marines Charity Work

Mark Allison had the opportunity to interview Henry at the Commando Challenge last month. He's just published his interview for Exepose, in which Henry talks about his love for rugby, Devon, and his work with The Royal Marines Charity:

“My brother is a Royal Marine, he’s a Lieutenant Colonel. I’ve always liked the Royal Marines, I probably would have joined the Marines if I wasn’t an actor, and it just seemed to make sense. I know there’s a lot of support required for family, and the marines themselves, whether they’re serving or not, and it seemed like the logical thing to do – join the charity and help as much as I can.”

Read the full interview at Exepose. And don't miss our chat with Henry and everything else from the Commando Challenge: 1/2/3/4/5.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Henry's Manager Shares Quick Update On Twitter

If you didn't know by now, Henry's new manager Dany Garcia is a force to be reckoned with. During a recent interview with Newsweek she confirmed Man of Steel 2 is in the works, and yesterday she held a Twitter Q&A where she answered a question about the focus of her work with Henry.

We are really excited to find out what's in the planning stages, in addition to the return of Superman. You can follow Dany on Twitter and Instagram where she shares some great professional advice.

And like Henry always says.. "watch this space!"

Superman The #1 Answer On Cheeky Family Feud Question

Naughty Family Feud..

Thanks to Kimberly for the heads up! 

Henry's Message On 'Remembrance Day'

Today the UK remembers servicemen and women killed in conflict (Veterans Day in the U.S.).

This is Henry's message as he honors them.

Henry comes from a military family, and has been an ambassador for The Royal Marines Charity since 2014.    

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cuteness Alert: Amy's Young Daughter Is Over Her Henry Phase

Amy Adams was on Good Morning America today, promoting her new film 'Arrival.' But when the conversation turned to her daughter's crush on Henry, Amy admitted she's over him:

"Oh yeah, oh yeah, she doesn't anymore -- she makes it very clear.."

 "Do you remember that funny time when I thought Henry was cute?" 

"She kinda pinched him in the tush, she was like a year.. and Henry is like "she's your daughter.""

Star Flashback, Plus Miami & London Fan Encounters

"Look who is with us in the hotel! Actor Henry Cavill..."alias" SUPERMAN! We were with him in the elevator as well, lovely guy!"

It's #ThrowbackThursday, and we have some really sweet fan encounters to share with you.

Beate Van Baal ran into Henry while he was visiting Miami in September, and he posed for a pic with her son. During that trip, Estee Backoff and her coworkers also got a chance to meet him and one of them got this great pic below. Catch up on everything from Miami: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12.

In July of last year, several fans ran into Henry and Kal on the streets of London and among them was Rajai Khateeb and his son. We think someone loved meeting Super Puppy!

"Look who Karim and I bumped into today in Kensington, SUPERMAN!"

Finally, this week actress Ana Layevska shared her cool pic with Henry at the Los Angeles premiere of Immortals in 2011. Five years later, she still remembers that epic moment calling it "the closest" she's been to Hollywood.

A photo posted by Ana Layevska (@analayevska1) on

We love sharing the photos fans post with Henry, but if you repost them -- please credit the owners and be respectful on their social media pages. Thanks so much!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Registration Now Open For The 2017 'Durrell Challenge'

Durrell announced today, that you can now register to participate in next May's Durrell Challenge.

What are you waiting for??

Hopefully you can make it like these guys..

 In the meantime, take a look back at this year's event --> 1/2/3/4.

More updates to come!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Amy Adams Talks Man of Steel 2, Justice League Villain Revealed

Image: Warner Bros

Will Lois Lane be part of Man of Steel 2

It remains to be seen, but in a new interview Amy Adams mentioned how she found out about the film that is now in development (thanks to @caraliscity for the heads up). Watch Amy's comments at about 3:45.

"I read about Man of Steel 2 when you guys did" 

During that same junket, Amy talked about the scenes that got cut from the theatrical version of Batman v Superman, and shared whether she's seen the extended version.

Image: Warner Bros

You also want to catch Kevin's interview with Ezra Miller.. he geeks out about being The Flash (at about 5:50), and shares a little preview of what you can expect to see in Justice League. UPDATE: More from Ezra below.

This week we finally found out who will be playing the villain in the film. Check out the details..

Jason Momoa also had some cool stuff to share about getting cast as Aquaman..

And Ray Fisher is showing off his cool Justice League wrap gift from the studio. Nice look Cyborg.

But perhaps the biggest news of all, is that Wonder Woman has a baby on the way. Gal Gadot announced the news today. Congratulations!

A photo posted by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) on

Friday, November 4, 2016

Batman v Superman Shoutout In New 'Lego Batman Movie' Trailer

Batman is always so confused about his feelings for Superman..

In the new Lego Batman Movie trailer, it's up to The Joker to set him straight.

The Lego Batman Movie is out February 10, 2017. The Warner Bros. release kicks off a dream year for DC fans, that then get to watch Wonder Woman on June 9 (did you catch that awesome new trailer?) followed by Justice League November 17.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016