And Cavill says his take on Clark Kent is less 'chocolate-box' than previous versions

Henry Cavill has promised that the new Superman movie will be “epically cool”.

Cavill stars as Clark Kent in Man Of Steel, a reboot of the Superman franchise from Watchmen director Zack Snyder and Batman producer Christopher Nolan. The first trailer was released in July (2012) – scroll down to watch it.

In a new interview with Details, Cavill insisted that Man Of Steel offers a new slant on the iconic story. He explained: “I don’t mean anything against the movies and TV shows that have come before, because they were of their time, but this is epically cool. People in the past have criticised the character for being a bit chocolate-box, a bit vanilla, and this is not that – at all.”

Back in September (2012), Cavill revealed that Man Of Steel takes a more “realistic view” of the Superman saga. The actor echoed those comments in this latest interview, adding: “The lore is there that we’re drawing from, but to create something from that which is reflective of life today – that’s the trick.”

Alongside Cavill, Man Of Steel boasts a bumper ensemble cast including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman’s biological father. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will play his adoptive parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.

The film’s script has been written by David S Goyer, whose previous credits include Batman Begins and Jumper. Man Of Steel will open in cinemas on June 14, 2013.