A total of nine actors have donned the famous red cape and the large S on their chests to portray the iconic Superman. Dean Cain, a past Man Of Steel actor who played Superman during the '90s on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, has spoken out about his thoughts on Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Cain spent his Easter weekend taking his 15-year-old son Christopher to see Dawn Of Justice. He explained that his son was not a fan of the new movie:
"My son hated it because Superman died. It made me very happy that he took it so personally and that he has such a strong connection to the character (laughs). The movie obviously was so well made; the effects were incredible. It was too long, though, and I admit, I dozed off a tiny bit, but maybe that's because I was tired after a lot of traveling. Ben was great as Batman and Henry is a very good Superman. This incarnation is so dark compared to the lightness of the Superman I've grown to know and love, as seen in the two versions that I grew up with — Christopher Reeve and myself. That's the only difference to me. [This movie] inhabits a dark world and Superman is such an alien in that world."
Cain did, however, comment on just how strong and buff current Superman Henry Cavill appeared in the film:
"The suit looks fantastic; the suit is amazing! I would call him lucky to get that suit instead of the Lycra that I had. Henry is a big, physical guy, and he looks “super," if you will (laughs). I've met him before and he has that Superman special something. This is a different incarnation, as I've mentioned. My favorite of all time will always be Christopher Reeve. He'll always be Superman in my eyes."
But he was confused by director Zack Snyder’s take on the Man of Steel:
“Whenever I played him, I played Superman as if I had a secret that nobody else knew. That secret is that you could always win. It seemed that Superman didn't have that in this film.”
Perhaps the next Superman film will be more hopeful and optimistic. We will have to wait and see.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]