Like the rest of the world, it seems, former Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman actor Dean Cain has seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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The man who formerly played the Man of Steel and his alter ego Clark Kent from 1993 to 1997 on the ABC series had a few things to say about director Zack Snyder’s darker take on the DC Comics character, as well as on the new Man of Steel himself, actor Henry Cavill (and his suit).
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cain said he did go see the superhero movie over the weekend, and that he was accompanied by a tough critic: his son.
Yes, my son and I went to see it. My son hated it because Superman died. It made me very happy that he took it so personally and that he has such a strong connection to the character (laughs). The movie obviously was so well made; the effects were incredible. It was too long, though, and I admit, I dozed off a tiny bit, but maybe that's because I was tired after a lot of traveling. Ben was great as Batman and Henry is a very good Superman. This incarnation is so dark compared to the lightness of the Superman I've grown to know and love, as seen in the two versions that I grew up with — Christopher Reeve and myself. That's the only difference to me. [This movie] inhabits a dark world and Superman is such an alien in that world. Wonder Woman is really easy on the eyes, and I love that they introduced the other guys, the Justice League, because those stories are very cool. I loved how they did that. But I don't see how you have a Justice League without Superman.
He then offered some kind words about Henry Cavill’s take on Kal-El, but Cain's more enthusiastic response was about that awesome suit the British actor gets to wear. And even though he agrees Cavill has that “Superman special something,” there will always be only one Son of Krypton for him.
Here's what he said:
The suit looks fantastic; the suit is amazing! I would call him lucky to get that suit instead of the Lycra that I had. Henry is a big, physical guy, and he looks “super," if you will (laughs). I've met him before and he has that Superman special something. This is a different incarnation, as I've mentioned. My favorite of all time will always be Christopher Reeve. He'll always be Superman in my eyes.
Amen to that. Throughout the years, the actor has kept some ties to the Superman mythos one way or another. He once guest-starred as Dr. Curtis Knox on The CW’s Smallville, and is now currently playing Kara Danvers’ adoptive dad, Jeremiah Danvers, on CBS’ Supergirl.
Who was/is your favorite Superman?