Superman: 8 Reasons Henry Cavill is Most Comic-Accurate

Henry Cavill has portrayed Superman for three films. However, his contract with DCEU has ended. This means fans won’t be able to see him as the Kryptonian. But if we compare his Superman to previous versions of the superhero, Cavill is the most comic-accurate Superman.

Here are 8 reasons that make him the finest and accurate Superman.

True son to his both fathers







Jor-El, his biological father, made Kal-El the carrier of Krypton’s legacy. And he proved it right by saving the human race when needed. Similarly, his adoptive father, Jonathan Kent wanted him to be responsible and noble. He proved them both right as mentioned in the comics.

Has humane traits that make him more human

Superman is a Krypton and not God

Clark Kent is a true Kryptonian. However, his earthly upbringing made him more human than others. He fought off Zod to save the human race, absorbed the energy of the earth’s sun. However, in the end, he wanted to live with his love of life. This can get more human and comic-accurate than that.

Dire need to be accepted

Henry Cavill Superman

Superman has social anxiety disorder and thus he couldn’t accept that he was an outsider. He has the dire need to be accepted amongst the human race. But unfortunately, humans have always ignored his good intentions and treated him as an outsider. 2013s Man of Steel has showcased such behavior.

Humanitarian nature

Clark Kent was different in DCEU

The comic book shows a humanitarian nature of Clark Kent. He never backed down from helping underprivileged people. Moreover, he took a job that helped poor people. Also, he always served justice, whether it was a petty thief or batman. Cavill embodied this nature accurately

Discovering his powers






Cavill portrays an amateur Superman which is very similar to the comic book. In the comic book, he was always discovering the extent of his powers. And his journey of self-discovery makes him more human than us. And Cavill’s Superman has embodied this accurately.

Similar origin to comic book






Kal-El’s childhood years were shown in detail in Superman: Secret Origins. And the moviemakers have directly adopted the story for the movie. The movie shows Clark Kent discovering his powers, his struggle to fit in the community, and also getting bullied. The movie has adopted the story arc perfectly making Cavill’s Superman similar to the comic book.

Has God-Like Powers

Superman's powers are not utilised fully

He is the most powerful superhero of all. His Kryptonian physiology, God-like powers, and nobility make him the best superhero of all time. And Cavill’s Superman displays these qualities with ease. His epic fight scenes in Man of Steel and his ability to be merciful make him the best Superman.

Wears black suit after re-birth

New Image Shows Henry Cavill In Superman’s Iconic Black Suit

After his death in Doomsday, Superman is reborn and wears a black suit. This suit allows him to absorb solar radiation and heal faster. Although Cavill’s Superman wears the black suit immediately in The Justice League, Snyder’s cut gives us comic book accurate version.

Comment below any more reasons that make Cavill’s Superman more comic-accurate!

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