It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve talked about Superman, hasn’t it? He just turned 80 this year and celebrated his 1,000th comic. But not much from the live-action DC Universe. Luckily for us, Henry Cavill decided to share a behind the scenes video. And it gives a real appreciation to the filming process.

In the video, Cavill shows the work that they do to film Superman flying and it’s impressive. If you thought it was just wires like me, boy is that off! They created a rig that holds Cavill by the waist and let’s his feet rest. Which is great for keeping his feet straight but also gives him more balance and able to give a better performance. Not only that, but it’s set up so Cavill can go from a landing position right back into a flying position. It clearly took a lot of training (and upper body strength) but the results are exactly what we need. The kicker? He set the footage all to John Williams‘ incredible score along with a bit of Hans Zimmer‘s as well. 

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The rig was set up for filming Justice League as Cavill shares in the caption. But he also gives a shoutout to another legendary superhero. “Behind the scenes on Justice League! Stunt team magic bringing Supes to life, John Williams and Hans Zimmer raising him to those lofty heights…..and then there’s me, who channelling a little bit of Spiderman with my hands….” Frankly, I don’t see the spider hands, but that’s alright! You do you, Cavill.

We had no word on when we’ll be seeing Superman again but a sequel to Man of Steel has been rumored for some time now. Maybe an announcement is imminent at SDCC? After the glum Superman we’ve seen in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, we were promised in Justice League to have a more joyful Superman. How that will be played into the sequel while also tying to what’s happened already is unclear. But I think we’re all hopeful for a smiling, happy Superman again.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more DC news. Justice League is on sale now.

 

Erin Lynch