A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. However, the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Will he be able to find it within himself to truly become, "The Man of Steel"?
This film released in June 2013, on the 75th anniversary of Superman.
Henry Cavill refused to take steroids to muscle up for his role. He also refused any digital touch-ups or enhancement to his body in his shirtless scenes. He said it would have been dishonest of him to use trickery while playing Superman, and he wanted to push his body to the limits, to develop his physique into one that was worthy of the character.
For his shirtless scenes, Henry Cavill went on an extremely difficult diet and training regimen in which his calorie intake was cut from five thousand to nearly fifteen hundred for six weeks. After six weeks, he reached a body fat level of just seven percent, the level achieved by professional body-builders during competitions.
After Henry Cavill shot his shirtless scenes, director Zack Snyder gave him a tub of ice cream and pizza to reward him for his Herculean effort for the shirtless scenes.
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