Before we know it we’ll be seeing Henry Cavill in his Superman costume but until then you can either go back and watch The Tudors to see him in action or check out the first trailer for his new film, Immortals.
I actually spoke with the cast and creators at WonderCon last month for Newsarama. Here’s what director Tarsem Singh had to say about the film, “It’s basically about immortality to put it in a nutshell. The hero [Cavill as Theseus], whose story we follow, is basically a nobody who, through his deeds, will be known forever. So his immortality is through means,” said Singh. “And then there’s Mickey [Rourke] who has the Attila the Hun policy, which is knock everything up that you can, you have many, many children and twenty generations down you might recognize your eyes and you’re immortal. The Gods by definition are immortal but they fight with each other, they can lose that too. So I just thought, the Gods were the ones that most can’t relate with but the other two I think is what natures’ fight is all about.”
Relativity Media has teamed with Archaia for an Immortals graphic novel. Archaia says it will expand upon the film’s key characters and events through a series of original tales written and illustrated by recognizable comic names like David Mack, Ron Marz, Dennis Calero and Ben Templesmith. The graphic novel will be published through Archaia’s Black Label division.
Producer of the film, Marc Canton, said he feels smart for sticking with Cavill for the role of Theseus, especially now that he’s been cast as Superman. “The truth is, we cast the sh*t out of 300 and they all emerged and now Gerry [Gerard Butler] and [Michael] Fassbender and Lena Heady, and it’s happening again here. Both Henry and Luke and Kellan Lutz and all these guys and Freida [Pinto], I mean, they’re going to explode. It’s true that when Henry, someone asked me, did I yell when I heard Henry got Superman and I went, ‘Well, I was actually the one that told Zack about him,’ so I guess I had a plan in mind.”
The Immortals trailer should be attached to Thor, opening this weekend, while the film itself debuts November 11.