Probably since he was first introduced in Action Comics #1 way back in 1938, fans have wondered how Superman gets away with such a lame disguise as just a pair of correctional eye-glasses. How can he possibly hide from his loved ones and the general public in such a manner? Well, perhaps back in 1938, this wasn't such a great way to hide. But here in 2016, who even needs glasses to go unrecognized? That's the point Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill makes in a new Instagram video.
Obviously, Henry Cavill is tired of getting the same question about Clark Kent's lame disguise. He thinks the glasses work. Here, in this current social media age, people are so consumed with themselves, Clark Kent doesn't even need glasses to go unrecognized on the streets of New York. Because no one cares!
Henry Cavill went wondering around Times Square without glasses, and no one noticed him. Okay, the city is a busy place. People are hurrying to work. Understandable. But Henry walks the street in a Superman T-shirt. He is surrounded by huge billboards for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And still, there are no takers. Not one single person asks for his autograph. Henry Cavill had this to say about the experience.
"Dear Doubter, The glasses are good enough. Regards, Superman."
Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth. As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. He fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman's wrongs. The rivalry between them is furious, fueled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction.
From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Zack Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launches Warner Bros. new DC Comics slate of movies over the next several years. Next up will be Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), followed by Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017), Justice League Part 1 (November 17, 2017), The Flash (March 23, 2018), Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), Cyborg (April 3, 2020) and Green Lantern Corps. (June 19, 2020). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just a few short days away from release. Watch as Kal-El wanders the streets unnoticed. Out of his blue and red tights, no cape, Clark Kent has absolutely to trouble hiding in plain sight.