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6ft 0.47in (184.1cm)
Bundy said on 22/Jan/14
You are right 6'4" is way too tall for Superman. He would end up looking very awkward and freakish looking. 5'11"-6'1" is the best height for Superman, Batman and other superheroes. Christian Bale was the ideal height for Batman but his performance left much to be desired. The constant growling, grew tiresome very fast. The Man of Steel movie had many flaws but Cavil's performance as Superman was bang-on, and very good. Cavil was the ideal height for Superman and the movie was a lot better then Superman Returns, more action, for one.
Lorne said on 20/Jan/14
6ft4?!? My lord !!! Next we'll be hearing the new batman is 6'7...
Editor Rob said on 19/Jan/14
The young Superman from Man of Steel described him ... "I don't think I'd fit in the suit, because Henry Cavill is like 6'4" and 200 pounds or something"
Matt_Thor78 said on 18/Jan/14
In The Man Of Steel he doesnt wear any lift or high sole, so he's a very probably 185 cm. When he's close to K. Costner in the movie he's a young version of Clark Kent, so "downisized" a little with camera effects.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 10/Jan/14
I HAVE TO SAY HENRY IS A DIFFERENT VERSION OF SUPERMAN.
1;HE IS BRITISH
2;HE HAS A HANDSOME AURA WITH A FEEL OF TOUGHNESS.WHILE SUPERMAN HAS BOYISH CHARM
3;HE IS 6'1 NOT THE USAUL 6'3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/14
"Henry Cavill's height is 6ft 0.25in (184cm)"

Not under 6ft, but I seriously doubt the 6ft1 except as an early morning height OR if Kevin Costner is actually 6ft2! Bulked up and with heels he gave a taller impression, though.
lelman said on 2/Jan/14
He looked much taller than this is Man of Steel, thought he'd be about 6'3".
TripMcneal said on 2/Jan/14
6'0 1/2 - 6'1 seems accurate for Cavil. That is certainly tall enough to be Superman. He looked taller in the movie and his body was pretty jacked.
cucumismelo said on 28/Dec/13
Aragorn was supposed to be 6'6, but Viggo made people forget all about that. Cavill's a fine superman, and he looks 6'1 in most pictures. I think he could use an upgrade.
Tommo said on 22/Dec/13
On this side, the top post as of now (22nd december) is of Cavil stood next to a guy who is described as 6'7. Click Here 7 inches is probably about right.
j0rdan said on 19/Dec/13
All you people are so obviously jealous of Henry cavill hes tall enough and the film was brilliant way better than iron man films Robert Downey Jr. is like 5.5 and 50 years old no one says nothing about that
Mary wit said on 19/Dec/13
some people got really big height issue's in their minds... (especially if i read stuff like "ideal" height 188-189, or that they got took right out of the movie because someone is overtowering superman...)

whatever, chill guys... dont let your complexes **** up your whole life...
John said on 18/Dec/13
He IS too short to play Superman. Superman is supposed to be this strapping, huge fella who towers over everybody. Clark Kent is supposed to be this huge, clumsy fella who towers over everybody. Henry Cavil is too short for Superman, and the movie didn't even bother to disguise that. They could easily find shorter actors to "extra' beside him but nope. The military guys are all taller than him. That guy who spoke to Superman outside the interrogation towered over Superman and that took me right out of the movie. That movie and this doesn't harbour the essence of Superman, period.
(S)aint 185 said on 17/Dec/13
It wasn't how tall Henry Cavill was that killed Superman it was the directing if anything. The movie wasn't even bad.
NJP said on 16/Dec/13
184cm dead on, maybe even 185cm first thing in the morning.
Hypado said on 15/Dec/13
184/185cm

Man of Steel is the best superman movie!
johnmcc said on 15/Dec/13
Not as tall as Reeve but i thought he was a better superman than Routh or Welling. The listing seems correct as he was on Graham Norton with 5'10 Russel Crowe and looked this.
Ali said on 14/Dec/13
Its not that the mythology states he should be 6 4 and 225 pounds. Its just that he is not tall enough to play this role. He isn't. I don't think he made a good superman.
Matt_Thor78 said on 3/Dec/13
Sorry, but Henry is not under 185 cm.
In The Man Of Steel he just had light soles, and you can watch him in the first images of "The Men from UNCLE" close to the "tower" Armie Hammer (not less 194 cm). He's not just big and with a good posture, but tall too....
shell said on 29/Nov/13
You people are all crazy. He played a great superman and I liked seeing a hot superhero. He looks to be a solid 6'1 and doesn't appear to wear lifts like so many other actors, so he is probably secure in his height. And a few inches doesn't make a difference in the movies, they can make people look as big or small as they want. Did anyone see The Green Mile, they made 6ft 5in Michael Clarke Duncan look 7ft tall.
SimeJosif said on 26/Oct/13
I actually like the approach that they took with man of steel, rather than the thin and slender man with broad shoulders, they took the approach of a reasonably tall man with a solid build, an appearance of someone who looks physically superior much like it was in the comics, no one can replace Christopher reeve he was in a league of his own and will always be remembered as the original. He looks a legit 6'0.5 - 6'1
Poek said on 24/Oct/13
Can't believe he is 6 ft 0.5.. He towers so many people in the man of steel movie. I guess americans are short then.. With my 6'2 in the netherlands i'm on the average/short side.
Elias said on 19/Oct/13
He towers 179 cm listed russell crowe so he is 184 cm minimum
clutcher said on 15/Oct/13
very short to be a Superman, fail casting and boring film.
Tim said on 1/Oct/13
Perfect male height he is same height as me
Lorne said on 25/Sep/13
I agree 6 ft0.25 is nearer the mark, this guy has Jon Hamm posture.
Potato Eater said on 25/Sep/13
Superman is drawn with a ripped physique in the comics because it makes the character more believable as a being of immense power. If Superman was pudgy, the character would be laughable. Cavil's chiseled out of stone physique makes the character more believable.
Balrog said on 24/Sep/13
I agree with your comment, Lorne.
Iceman said on 24/Sep/13
Superman was always ripped and muscular in the comics. Even though the sun gives him his abilities being shredded makes it more believable that he's one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy. If Superman was drawn as being pudgy, the character would be a joke. Cavil's ripped physique makes him more believable as Superman over Tom Welling or Brandon Routh. Demanding that Superman be exactly some made up height (6'3") is far more ridiculous then having a shredded Superman.
Lorne said on 22/Sep/13
For everyone saying he's "big" enough, remember that, logically, superman would not be huge or ripped.why? Because, HE IS F$&@ing SUPERMAN!!! Think about it: it's been made clear that simply being under the yellow sun gives Kal-El unlimited strength. Even as a child he can lift cars. So why on earth would he work out constantly to maintain a physique he doesn't need? I understand he is drawn ripped in the comics, but that is for stylistic purposes. He also has unnecessary red briefs over his outfit in the comics! Much like Batman has black briefs over his grey outfit in the comics, and anime. Yet, the motion picture Batman hasn't had briefs since 1989, because clearly it is ridiculous. Tell me, should batman be made to wear briefs again?(over his outfit, it's his business what's underneath) no! The only reason they had those strange outfits in the first place is because it was easy to draw way back when. It continued because of tradition. But it has no lace in films. Much like cavils. He's not a naturally built guy, Cavill. It is clear he has to work out constantly to maintain. Between that, and his hair dye, he just isn't at all superman, and it is distracting. Nevermind him standing 183-184cm; he isn't superman tall, but as mentioned, he clearly isn't short. With big boots and his excellent posture, he'd look an easy 6'1. So if everything else was perfect, it would be no problem. Just look at Christian Bale. Bale is 182cm, not really what you would consider an ideal height for the Bat. But everything else was perfect; his looks, his style, of course the fact that he is an amazing actor. So the fact he's a little under 6 feet is no problem.(of course, superman hadn't been tall since he ditched the briefs. Bale is actually the tallest, at a solid 182cm, along with 182cm range Kilmer, but that's beside the point, since Burtons Batman had Bat-Lifts to make him look closer to 6ft) Anyway, superman should be a naturally big guy, tall, slender, yet big. Tom Welling is still the perfect example of how a superman should look, 190cm, black hair, naturally big, but not huge or ripped. Reeve also exemplified superman with his build, though I now think Wellings 190cm frame was perfect, even better than Reeve's, thought at 193cm, and slender, but broad shoulders, was arguably just as good. But not Cavill. Between Cavill as superman, and Affleck as Batman, we are about to enter a dark age for movies...
Larc 74in said on 16/Sep/13
Kevin Costner is still 6'1-6'1.25 and taller than this guy, 6'0.25 is closer for Cavill.
Tim said on 28/Aug/13
Looks shorter than 1.84 m
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
He's near 6'1". He looks so much better without the dyed black hair and makeup or whatever it is which makes him look plastic. He looks great in the above photo but he often comes across as a bit dull and plastic to me. I'd guess he was about the same height as Bradley Cooper.
The_Eckoman said on 26/Aug/13
batman is going to be taller than superman;
MJ said on 14/Aug/13
He looks like a solid 6" guy to me I can believe 6'.5". And I think he makes a great Superman I really don't think the difference between 6' even and 6'2-6'3 is big enough to make much of difference. People on here talk about a fraction of an inch in height like its a HUGE deal and 2-3 inches like its a few thousand feet, but in reality I think its hardly noticeable. I could see people not being convinced by him if he was like 5'6 or something, but for goodness sakes the man is 6 feet tall!!!! if that's not tall enough to be an effective superman I don't see an extra couple inches changing much. I guess I just don't get people like teej who think a solid 6 feet is too short but 6'2" is perfectly acceptable, It's not that big of a difference guys especially when your muscular and carry yourself well like Cavill does.
Connor 184cm said on 13/Aug/13
@Larc 74in Thor is 6ft 6?, i didnt think he was that big i thought he was only 6ft 3.
Larc 74in said on 13/Aug/13
Who the hell cares about height?
RDJ is a questionable 5'8 and he was still awesome as Iron Man (who is 6'1!)

Cavill looks 6'0.5 to me however, Superman is supposed to be an inch taller than Batman, so 6'3.
Even Hemsworth isn't tall enough to play Thor, he's 6'3, while Thor is supposed to be 6'6.
teej said on 10/Aug/13
Im sorry, but the guy playing superman should be atleast 6'2 and up
ReeveisSuperman said on 7/Aug/13
It's more like Reeve 'is' Superman. In every way imaginable, the tallest 6'4",the best looking, the most charming, the most believable. It's actually a miracle that someone could look that much like Superman and even eclipsed what you imagine from seeing a superman comic! Since the time of the Real Superman, we have gotten a chinese superboy (Dean Cain),a skinny farmboy (Welling), a super stalker(Routh), and now British Steel (Cavil). These are all very weak imposters compared to the tallest and by far the best ever to look like (hair,costume, face, and body,and Voice)..the one and only Christopher Reeve...the one God chose to be Superman. Cavil is a 6'0 British SuperChap...yawn...
knarfster said on 7/Aug/13
"In an Poll that came on TV recently, people voted Christoper Reeve almost 70% !! " yeah, and 50% of America has an IQ below 98, what's your point? People who like Reeves either haven't seen Man of Steel, or are old and nostalgic (and I am 48)
Balrog said on 3/Aug/13
210 pounds? Perhaps 195 - 200.
Balrog said on 29/Jul/13
I agree Christopher Reeve was the best Superman.
Danny Harris said on 29/Jul/13
Such bias crap. Cavill was great as Superman and equal to Reeves. Cavill is still big at 6ft1 and 210lbs of muscle. Look I love Reeves and the first Donner film but it was really campy and I simply enjoyed Man Of Steel more cause its fresh, modern and action packed! I also noticed MOS had influences from the comics like Birthright and Secret Origin and Cavill reminds me of Jim Lee's Superman too!
Iceman said on 28/Jul/13
Superman is not 6'3", as he's never had his height measured in the comics. It's been estimated and inferred that he might be around 6'2" or 6'3". He's taller than the average man, but what is that 5'11", 6'3". Any actor playing Superman can't be too short as there's no exact height for the Man of Steel. So a 6'0" actor playing Superman is not an issue.
ReeveisSuperman said on 28/Jul/13
Correction. In an Poll that came on TV recently, people voted Christoper Reeve almost 70% !! as their favorite Superman! The other 30% was spread between Welling, Dean Cain, Routh, and Cavil, George Reeves. Reeve looked exactly like Superman and was American (important)and the movies were great (Superman I & II). Reeve wasnt lanky, He was tall and muscular after the training and yes he stood above the rest at 6'4" because Superman should stand above the rest. Cavil is a good actor, but he is British, has no superman hair,his costume was dark (like batman) and the man of steel movie just simply was not 'Superman' and more like a dissapointing re-boot in same category as Routh's movie. As much as they try , it simply cannot equal the Greatness and Perfection that was Christopher Reeve -The one true Superman...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/13
No he doesn't. Routh, Reeves and Welling looked the part.
This guy looked more like Superman's geeky adolescent brother
Cruisindude said on 27/Jul/13
He's 6,1. Superman is 6,3. Not even an issue. He still was an amazing superman and will be even better in the upcoming batman/superman man of steel sequel in 2015.
Balrog said on 27/Jul/13
Well, he is 6 feet range for sure, there are a bunch of pics of Cavill next to Lutz and they look the same in height. Both are strong 6 footers.
Iceman said on 26/Jul/13
Cavil definitely looked the part of Superman. There's no set exact height for Superman, people think he's supposed to be tall and lanky because Christopher Reeves was 6'4". In the comics Superman was always muscle bound, he had the V shaped upper body with broad shoulders and a skinny waist. Cavil has the superman body and looks the part a lot more then Reeves,Tom Welling or Brandon Routh.
183CM said on 26/Jul/13
He is 6, no more
yum said on 26/Jul/13
Short arms. Ha ha. Maybe part t-rex
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TheVerve180cm said on 25/Jul/13
184cm/185cm
Lo sgozzatore said on 24/Jul/13
Even 6'5 is noticeably taller than nearly 6'3 :)
But almost everybody described Welling as 6'5! Cavill should be described 6'3 :)
Lo sgozzatore said on 23/Jul/13
Rob, i dont know, do they describe this guy as a very tall man? I mean, do they refer to him as a 6'3 guy? I remember you said Welling is upgraded by all his castmates because he's Superman, so they all describe him as a 6'4-6'5 guy. This guy is Superman and i guess he should be upgraded by two inches... This was your thought... Do they describe him as the tallest actor? Dont think so :)
Editor Rob
near 6ft 3 is noticeably taller to many than nearly 6ft 1, but I've not read many interviews were others have talked about him.
Alex said on 22/Jul/13
Not a short man by any means. Not Superman-tall ,true, but with two 5cm lifts, he can easily pull it off. And ,as a comic book reader, I must say that he has the looks and the acting skill to play a convincing Superman. Why he gets so much hate I will never understand.
Cruisindude said on 22/Jul/13
He's 6,1. He has good height and a solid muscular build which helps him look taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/13
Henry Cavill - 6"(183cm)
Brandon Routh - 6"2.75"(190cm)
Tom Welling 6"3"(191cm)
Christopher Reeve - 6"4"(193cm)
Rey said on 18/Jul/13
Very similar body structure and mannerism like the late Jon-Erik Hexum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jul/13
In the Superman gear probably 187-188cm.

So about 6ft flat for this gentleman
Rey said on 13/Jul/13
I just watched the Katie show. Kevin Costner is wearing cowboy boots. I can see them when Michael Shannon walked on stage. Henry is wearing regular dress shoes. I observed Henry and Kevin to be about the same height at the Superman premiere in NYC. I can see why the boots caused some height questions...
Rey said on 12/Jul/13
Henrik, there is a big difference between what Reeve says and what Daivd Prowse says...about Reeve's personal weight. I believe Chris Reeve.
David said on 11/Jul/13
Danny Harris thanks for your post. I agree with you now. I saw a recent picture of Henry with Russell Crowe and Henry was 2.5-3 inches or so taller than Russell, so he seems about six one or close to it at least like you're saying. I got thrown off with how it looked on the Katie show. He did appear to have long legs sitting in the chair.
David said on 10/Jul/13
Danny I see what you're saying and agree with you now. Thanks for your post. Just saw a recent pic of Henry and he looks like 2.5-3 inches taller than Russell Crowe, so he may be about six one. I believe it now. The pic is at the bottom of this interview: Click Here

On the Katie show Henry looked like he had long legs as he sat in the chair, this should have indicated to me that he is tall. It seemed like it but when he shook hands with Kevin Costner that threw me off.
joe said on 10/Jul/13
eh, initially i thought he was 6'1, but after seeing him near jay leno on his show, he's probably a solid 6 footer.

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Henrik said on 10/Jul/13
Rey says on 1/Jul/13
Christopher Reeve was well over 212lbs. when in Superman. He commented he was most muscular in Superman LLL and was over 235.!!!!

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You're wrong. David Prowse who trained Reeve said that he managed to put on 40 pounds on him, and that he was 170 before they started. Reeve himself said 215.
Danny Harris said on 4/Jul/13
I also watched the Katie show and the angles were off and it was weird cause Laurence Fishburne looked short aswell. But when I've seen other footage/interviews and pictures of Cavill and Costner together they look the same height. There's pics below of Costner, Cavill and Shannon on this page to judge their heights better aswell.
Danny Harris said on 4/Jul/13
I've met both Henry Cavill and Kevin Costner in person and their both 6'1 as I'm the same height. Also Chris Meloni is 6'1 and Michael Shannon is 6'4 cause he was 3 inches taller then me.

Henry was huge and ripped in Man of Steel and gave a great performance. I loved MOS! Can't wait for the sequel.
Balrog said on 3/Jul/13
Rob, there's a chance he's 6 feet flat? Cavill holds good posture most of the time, so he might pull looking taller.
Editor Rob
I doubt he's only 6 foot, he has impeccable posture yeah...

a good thing, he's a very confident man!
Silent d said on 3/Jul/13
I thought he was 6 foot 2 but after seeing him with russell crowe, gina carano and others. He looks about 6 foot.
David said on 2/Jul/13
I think Henry is very good in Man of Steel and the most muscular of the Superman actors. However, on the Katie Couric show Kevin Costner looked considerably taller than him and Costner is no more than six one. For this reason as well as the picture with Russell Crowe I have doubts that he is about six feet. Admittedly though he may look it in the movie.
Rey said on 1/Jul/13
Christopher Reeve was well over 212lbs. when in Superman. He commented he was most muscular in Superman LLL and was over 235.!!!!
isabella said on 1/Jul/13
I was not sure at all if I was going to like Henry Cavill....I thought Tom Welling was PERFECT...in all ways...But Henry...did a great job....as the "Man of Steel". I really don't care...if he wasn't 6'3".
Linebacker28 said on 1/Jul/13
Saw Man of Steel the other day, and thought he was great in it. Definitely had the look and screen presence to carry the role. Although height-wise, did appear to be the strong 6' as listed here; if he had another 2", it would've been perfect. Regardless, he's got a bright future ahead of him, and I'm eager to see where this new Superman franchise goes to now.
David said on 29/Jun/13
There is online a picture of the Man of Steel cast at the 2013 Taormina Film Fest. Henry is standing on the far left next to Russell Crowe. Don't they look about the same height? Can't link to it.
David said on 29/Jun/13
Did anyone see Henry on the Katie Couric show shake hands with Kevin Costner (to help us compare their heights)?
Henrik said on 25/Jun/13
Superman in the comics is 6'3" and 225 pounds, from what I've seen. Reeve was 6'4" and 212 pounds.
Balrog said on 24/Jun/13
Superman has been always listed at 6'3''.
Lorne said on 24/Jun/13
I didn't say Welling should have played superman in the movie, in fact I specifically said they never would, and never implied they should have. The 10 years was intended as humorous, and to illustrate a point. I didn't like Cavill B4 Superman, and I think he looks ridiculous. Tom Welling has the perfect look for Superman; but not Hollywood acting abilities. Insulting me, and ESP shattered, is just sad, Cavill looks terrible for the role in my opinion, and I am entitled to it. And as far as what I ejaculate on to the other pages... Wow, just wow. I have never said any of those things. I say Rob's listing for Vin Diesel is crazy, he is nearer 5'11, and I have also stated that upgrading Arnie to 187cm was unnecessary. I say 181(possibly less) for Diesel, Arnie is 185.5-186cm range. You either have a big crush on Cavill, or you simply like making stuff up in your head. 6ft3 Arnold??? LOL!!!
Anonimity is Great said on 24/Jun/13
@Lo sgozzatore.

It wasn't meant for you, but for the other guy who said that welling is a better superman with 10 years more experience.
Dirty Pitts said on 23/Jun/13
There's a lot of people here claiming what Superman should look like who have very little understanding of the Comics. There is no set height for Superman, but in the comics it has sometimes been referenced that he is 6'2". So in fact 6'4" Christopher Reeves would be too tall to play Superman and Henry Cavil would be closer to his actual height. A bigger issue is that Superman is always muscle bound in the comics. Henry Cavil built up that physique perfectly. None of the other Supermen: Reeves, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh looked like they were chiseled out of Steel like Cavil.

@Lorne, Arch Stanton
Your posts seem to be full of the usual dribble you ejaculate all over on the other boards. Calling Cavil "plastic", "fake". You guys should go back to making your posts about how Vin Diesel is 6'0" and Arnold (the Terminator) is 6'3".
Moosa said on 23/Jun/13
He pulled it off really good but he is way too short not even 6 ..as kevin costner is 6'1 legit and he was way shorter than him!!!so i would wellington or Routh should have been superman!!!
Merk said on 23/Jun/13
He is less than 1.84, look at this pic where he's next to Kellan Lutz (1.84 listed here), where Cavill is standing as tall as he can be and Lutz is not standing completly straight so they could be probably the same height, but now look at the bottom of the pic, while Lutz is wearing a flat boots, Cavill is wearing a shoes with heel so Cavill is obviously shorter than Lutz, probably by 1 or 2 cm... or maybe Lutz is taller than 1.84.

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Johno said on 22/Jun/13
I am going to round him to 6'0

A good choice to play a superman -- could not stand the immortals though
marcus said on 22/Jun/13
Just saw the movie. The individual scenes were well done, but the movie as a whole did not satisfy me. I have to say that I prefer the story in Superman Returns. Cavell does not seem to be even close to 6 ft. Little Amy Adams had no heel at all in any of her scenes with him and appeared taller than she is.
Lo sgozzatore said on 22/Jun/13
Anonimity, I just said Superman should be pretty tall and big, like a Tom Welling. I'm not talking about acting abilities. I still have not seen the movie, so i can't judge. But as for face/physique Welling is much more Superman...
Anonimity Is Great said on 21/Jun/13
Tom Welling?? Are you kidding me?? Cavill's Superman is miles better. Almost as good as Reeve's, but in this new universe Reeve's simply isn't going to work. This is the perfect Superman Movie for our time. Regarding his height, I'm a little disappointed that he is not taller, and the director doesn't seem to try to hide the fact using elevators, but hey, his other properties are more than make up for it. A solid 6ft.
Lo sgozzatore said on 21/Jun/13
Yeah, he doesnt look under 183-184. Good listing. He's still tall, not like a Superman should be, but still tall. Superman should be at least around 6'3, like Tom Welling or Christopher Reeve, who i think has never been a full 6'4 but more like 6'3-6'4 range, just like Welling
Van said on 20/Jun/13
I have just watched The Man of Steel and I gotta say he looks a very very strong 6'1 to me. Probably even 6'1.5 in the morning. He's a big guy with perfect posture IMO
Henrik said on 20/Jun/13
As for the people discussing his genetics, he is supposedly an endomorph, whereas he claimed to have been fat as a child and bullied for it. You can see the "softness" around his waist area, even though he is ripped.

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Sain't said on 19/Jun/13
I just saw man of steel he looks like 185 or 186 with his perfect posture. Solid listing rob!
jaz said on 19/Jun/13
well I think he is stunning, I think he will be great :) he's taller then me and from all the recent shots of him training etc, looking good is all I can say. I think he should be fifty shades of grey too, js
Balrog said on 18/Jun/13
He looks like a proper 6'0''. Tall but not Superman tall.
Lorne said on 17/Jun/13
Whoa. A 184cm superman? Ridiculous. It would be different if he didn't look like he's a plastic teenager! Seriously, I haven't seen the movie, but I know his acting abilities are limited, and he's the goofiest looking "Man of Steel" I've ever seen. More like the man of cellophane! Tom Welling would have been better, he has 10 years of experience, and his 190cm build is perfect for Superman, IMHO, of course.
jtm said on 17/Jun/13
5'11.5 tops.
gobsmacked said on 15/Jun/13
Are you people for real!?!...arguing over .5cm height differences of actors and who should play what role.....unbelievable!!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/13
Looked a bit shorter than Costner.

Henry Cavill 6ft0.25in(184cm)
Kevin Costner 6ft1in(185cm)
Duhon said on 15/Jun/13
Full body shot Cavill and 6'3.5"-6'4" Michael Shannon side by side. Click Here

Assuming Shannon is a full 6'4" as he claims how tall does cavill look here?
Sam said on 13/Jun/13
Interesting premiere shots...all guys who claim 5'11.5"-6'1" range: Meloni, Fishburne, Crowe (clearly the shortest), Costner, Cavill...the only height standout is, unsurprisingly, Michael Shannon. Costner may still be the tallest of the similar height guys, in side by side, he looks a tad taller than Cavill (I think in the group shots Costner is slouching), who then looks to have a bit over Meloni, Fishburne and lastly Crowe. Most of the guys look pretty close to Rob's respective listings for them.
diggy1234 said on 12/Jun/13
Henry Cavill is a legit 6ft1. Costner is shorter then Cavill! Look at the other pics posted and Costner looks 1 or even 2 inches shorter then Cavill all the time. Cavill is max 2.5 inches shorter then Michael Shannon. Lil taller then 6ft1 Chris Meloni aswell.
wingwalker said on 12/Jun/13
He looks like he's standing as tall as he possibly could (same on other pictures) while Costner has more of a loose posture, and still there looks to be about 2cm between them.
Dirty Pitts said on 11/Jun/13
Costner is at most 1 cm taller then Cavil and possibly the same height or even a bit shorter as evidenced by the pictures. Costner looks good for his age but was never at the level of Brad Pitt or Denzel. Most people would say Cavil is more attractive.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/13
No way is Costner only a cm taller than Cavill..
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/13
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He's shorter than Kevin Costner. They're like opposites, Costner looks a naturally handsome guy with a healthy looking tan and features, Cavill kinda looks like he's made out of plastic.
Duhon said on 11/Jun/13
Some shots of cavill next to 6'3.5"-6'4" michael shannon from the premiere. Click Here
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Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/13
@ Dirty Pitts says on 23/May/13

Depends on what you consider better looking. Cavill to me looks a bit fake looking, obviously dyes his hair black and has to work out a lot to look like that.
Da_Mayor said on 9/Jun/13
He's not muscular enough to be superman. Also, he looks shortish.
Stallone would be my 1st choice. Robert Downey could also add some dimension to the man of steel but he'd have to wear some platforms to pull it off
PaulB said on 7/Jun/13
Should have played Jack Reacher, he's tall enough to have carried it off better than Cruise!
jamie said on 25/May/13
6'1" for sure. There's at least a clear inch between him and 6ft listed Luke Evans.
Dirty Pitts said on 23/May/13
I think this listing is bang on. The Man of Steel looks slightly over 6'0" and around a shredded looking 200 pounds. I think 5'11" to 6'1" is the best range for Superman, it's not too tall and not too short. I think 6'3" Brandon Routh and 6'4" Christopher Reeves looked kind of gangly and not muscular enough in the Superman suit because they were too tall. 6'5" Joe Manjelloeater would have been even worse. Cavil is also far more attractive as Superman should be.
Editor Rob
I saw a guy I know who is aroun d5ft 8-8.5 meet him few weeks ago and he looks about 4.5 inches taller with him...
lulo said on 22/May/13
quite surprised, always thought he was 6'3ish
joey said on 1/May/13
i think 6'1 is right. he can give a shorter appearance because his arms look short.
Shell said on 23/Apr/13
I don't agree with all these people saying henry cavill can't play superman. I think he is very good looking and i loved him in the tudors. Saying he is too muscular to play superman is ridiculous, in the comics he was always very muscular. As far as height is concerned being just over 6 ft you can still play superman, as we have all seen with actors, they can appaer much larger on the screen.
jamz said on 20/Apr/13
Cavill is a legit, strong 6'1".
RobertJ said on 19/Apr/13
Their close but Henry is taller than Luke Evans. Probably an inch, no more. If Evans is legit 6 feet, Cavill should be listed as 6'1''.

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Alex said on 18/Apr/13
Seriously,Dan, you need to calm down. I mean...5'11'' tops? Short loser? Seriously? Look, I understand that you might think this guy is not tall enough to play superman, many people do, but have some serious problem with attitude. If I were you i'd take that comment back and apologize....
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/13
wtf in a picture with the rock this dude was easily 2 inches taller than him....
jim said on 30/Jan/13
Cavill is 6'1
Rikashiku said on 20/Dec/12
He has quite a tall appearance to him. Maybe because he has a lean body or because he is cast next to shorter actors. I can believe he is over 6'0". 184cm looks just as good.
AAAA said on 14/Dec/12
With Nighy... Someone mentioned wanting to see this picture before I think
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173 said on 12/Dec/12
Rick says on 11/Dec/12
Tom Hardy is 5'9 and he looks much much bigger than that in TDKR
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Have you ever heard of lifts and camera tricks? That's what they used to make Tom Hardy "look" taller.
Rick said on 11/Dec/12
Tom Hardy is 5'9 and he looks much much bigger than that in TDKR
Cbm said on 27/Oct/12
I agree with Steven. 184 in shoe, 182 barefoot. His build makes him seem taller.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 18/Oct/12
6'0.5 is a good height to play Superman, with boots on he will reach 6'3.

Cranberries forgot that Iron Man is 6'1 and RDJ is a questionable 5'8.
Who really cares about height? Michael Keaton was barely 5'10 and Batman was supposed to be 6'2, even Bale at 6'0 wasn't tall enough, but at the end they were both awesome in their movies.
cw said on 23/Aug/12
There's some old pics of Cavill standing next to 6' 1 Bill Nighy, and Henry is clearly taller. Can't see their footwear, but still...
tom said on 15/Aug/12
Mr. Rob: I see a hybrid in some pics of Chris Reeve and Tom Welling --yielding a Henry Cavill, do you see it? Also, Reeve, Welling, and Cavill are all English surnames. Could this be the Anglo connection...
Jake said on 1/Aug/12
He looks like a guy who can put on mass really easily MD. For superman, he is probably a lil over 6' and weighed about 200-205 pounds at probably 10% body fat. I am a certified personal trainer so that is my best estimate. I also noticed that he does have shorter arms for someone of his height but a HUGE chest so he'll be a good superman
MD said on 1/Aug/12
More a question on his physique type, but does anyone know how much he weighed during the filming of 2011's Immortals? I read he dropped 25lbs, but don't know how much he weighed beforehand. I was also surprised to read that he puts on weight really easily and needs to exercizes to keep his weight down. He always struck me as someone that was probably naturally thin, but I guess that wasn't the case.
Marcus said on 27/Jul/12
Henry Cavill seems to be playing a more 'realistic' Superman in the vein of Christian Bale's Batman. Regardless, at a little over 6 feet tall he should be very believable as Superman. While he is not the giant that Christopher Reeve was, he will make a great Superman, albeit more realistic and less cartoonish.
Witchdoctor said on 10/Jun/12
this guy looks like he is "the perfect Superman" from behind the scenes shots! Also very short arm span on him.
Henrik said on 11/Feb/12
I don't think that I would have considered Joe Manganiello to be the perfect choice for the role either. He doesn't have blue eyes and his overall phenotype deviates so significantly from Superman's/Clark's stereotypical appearance.

Armie Hammer with dyed black hair would have been the best choice, if you'd ask me:

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Joe257 said on 25/Jan/12
Superman is 6'3" in comics and 6'4" in films. I guess Henry will wear lifts or tricky camera angles will be used to create the illusion of a greater height.
Taylor said on 14/Jan/12
Cavil is a good friend of one of my friends. I have been in his company several times. I stand 5'11" and he stands taller.. Really nice guy.
r3v001 said on 10/Jan/12
I'm finally comin around to accept Cavill as Superman and someone mentions manganiello and now I am conflicted all over again. lol! Oh well still excited to bring my son to his first movie when it comes out hope were not terribly dissapointed! I guess 6 feet will have to do. 3 inche boots oughta do the job nicely.
Editor Rob
Manganiello nearly got the part. He had his body measurements and everything done for the suit, but scheduling scuppered his chance.
Hugh said on 2/Jan/12
If Cavill is 184 cm, I'm 195 cm! LOL.
He can't be more than 5'11", and Click Here and Click Here MD posted proves it.
Streetfighter7 said on 31/Dec/11
At first sight(micromind) I thought Henry Cavill were short!'Cause in the movie with James Franco "Tristí£o&Isolda", who's listed as 5"11, looked just an inch taller. Being that said I agree with Rob. But now I really believe he'll
portray a real superman ( once it starts in the mind) and he has a gentleman airs. According to the height, IMO, it doesn't matter a bit since he's already got the look! So Mr. Cavill go ahead, be a true man and don't worry, Zack Snyder will plus the super to you. For fans: If you are those who's asking what's the cape for? Answer: To protect people from being hurt (fire,objects,etc.), his arms are strong but can't avoid the pressure of an explosion to do it's work.
Supermanfan380 said on 14/Dec/11
Part of the reason some people mistake Cavill for being 6'2" or 6'3" is because he has a relatively small head. This would actually help him "look" 6'4" on screen as Superman. Also with favorable camera angles etc... He should be the tallest man in any shot not including an NBA player.
bob said on 13/Dec/11
too short, i was hoping joe manganiello would get the part
Henrik said on 2/Dec/11
jason says on 27/Nov/11
Henrik - are you fecking mad?

I beg your pardon?
jason said on 27/Nov/11
Henrik - are you fecking mad?
jazm said on 25/Nov/11
6ft 0.5in? He's much taller than that. 6'2" seems right.
Moke said on 25/Nov/11
He seem to have the same issues with height as Radcliffe judging by that unnatural statuesque-like posture :) Click Here
Maximus said on 5/Nov/11
6'1" is not short by any means. Compared to Reeves, yes he is shorter but with boots on he will easly hit 6'3"......anyone 6'1" and above can play Superman and pull it off. The reason he may appear taller is because a 6'1" guy is not short.....can easly be mistaken for 6'2".....anyway his height will not be an issue....only his acting ability to pull off a convincing "Man of Steel"
Meat on bones said on 29/Oct/11
I thought this guy was taller like 6'2 or 3, maybe it's his bulked physique. He's probably 2 cm taller out of bed. Whit, the new generation are actually getting wider, not taller.
MD said on 24/Oct/11
Rob,

Here he is with Luke Evan, who you have listed at 6'0", even:

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Henry even has a clear footwear advantage, here. Just trying to figure out why you have this extra half-inch attached to his height.
Editor Rob
they are pretty close in height, but cavill could edge him.
Henrik said on 23/Oct/11
Routh was/is 6'2.5", which is not exactly far from 6'3".

Cavill does not only have the proportions, but not the looks either. If logic was reality, he would be playing Jimmy instead. But it seems that Jimmy won't be in the movie. General Zod will, though (!).
Supermanfan380 said on 21/Oct/11
I think even if he is not actually 6'3" or 6'4" they can do a good job of making him "look" 6'4" on screen in MOS. Likely will have lifts in his boots and shoes, and they can always have him 4" closer to the camera than other actors sharing scenes with him.

Everyone around here who has looked through celebrity photos to judge height knows very well how being a few inches closer to the camera can make someone look much taller than they really are.

Hollywood has used these tricks for years, and the director is Synder, who is very visual in his style, and there is no way he would let his superman look anything but tall on film.
Michael said on 17/Oct/11
Cavill is definitely a dwarf to portray Superman. Agreed Brandon Routh was the perfect cast although still falls short(the late Mr Reeves is the ultimate Superman with his build and frame). Why can't Hollywood find someone 6'3"-6'4" to play Superman. Cripes.
Henrik said on 13/Oct/11
Kyle, are you saying that 6'4" Reeve didn't dwarf 5'6" Margot Kidder? The height difference between Amy Adams (the current Lois) and Cavill seems to be about the same as the difference between Reeve and Kidder.

Anyway, it's not like it is hard to make someone appear two inches taller on camera, as has been said before. Arnold Schwarzenegger often gave the impression of being a 6'3", or even 6'4", man, while he in fact was a weak 6'2" or 6'1.5". I also read somewhere that they had a stand-in (a professional fencer) for David Prowse during the fencing scenes in The Empire Strikes Back. I doubt he was exactly the same size as Prowse, but it seemed to go unnoticed anyway.
Kyle said on 11/Oct/11
By casting Amy Adams they have a rather short Lois Lane so a too tall Superman whould dwarf her to much - especially in his role as Clark Kent, where he's supposed to be in the inferior position.
Hank said on 9/Oct/11
Henry Cavill maybe shorter than some other well known actors that have portrayed Superman such as Reeve, Routh, and Welling. However, he not 6'0.5", he is a legitimate 6'1" tall. Also if you put him in boots he is more like 6'3" which is the official height of the Man of Steel. While he maybe shorter, he is a lot more muscular than the other actors who portrayed Superman, this is kind of like what they did to James Bond, made him a shorter but a more muscle bound macho character. I think he will make a very good Superman.
Anthony Joseph said on 6/Oct/11
This height seems accurate he probably is a little over 6'1'' out of bed which is the height he claims, he is a handsome guy and should make a great superman. I always thought 6'2'' would be the ideal height but i would actually rather be 6'0.5'' with his physique than 6'2'' because when you go over 6'2'' it is very hard to fill out.
Henrik said on 23/Sep/11
"Only in previous movies he has been."

And there is the key. You might like Clark Kent as appearing "wide and short", but I believe that most wouldn't appreciate that image. Tall, naturally muscular and long arms defines the non-cartoon Superman.
kal_el1988 said on 22/Sep/11
superman is supposed to be buff yet slender haha no he isnt. Only in previous movies he has been. Superman is muscle bound.
Henrik said on 21/Sep/11
MD:

The reason why I think he's "too muscular" is because, as has been mentioned already, his large muscles make his arms look very short.

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That physique is not even remotely similar to Reeve's: Click Here
MD said on 20/Sep/11
Oh, boy. I missed your previous comment, Henrik. Between Steve thinking that McConaughey is tall, and you thinking that Cavill is too muscular (ha!) this page has gone to hell. lol
MD said on 20/Sep/11
It appears it's already been said, but McConaughey is even shorter than Cavill, so I don't know what the hell you're talking about, Steve.
Henrik said on 20/Sep/11
Steve:

McConaughey is "tall"? This site has him listed as 5'10.75" (180cm), i.e. average height.
Steve said on 19/Sep/11
Of all superheroes, Superman more than anyone is defined by his physical presence (and perfection). I'm not saying that the perfect man is 6'3" or 6'4". I'm saying that Superman is all about being 1) big and strong, 2) a big boy scout who is on the idealistic side and 3) handsome in a classic American way. Reeve met all of those 3 criteria plus some other small ones that made him perfect. I know this will piss off some people, but Reeve was also a well schooled guy who also went to the finest acting school in the world (Julliard) so 1) he could act and 2) he naturally was graceful and polished (Superman, or Kal-El, came from a elite family on Krypton and so would exhibit the same level of sophistication and graceful manners). This is something many people don't mention but it was what made Reeve perfect for the role. You could take Matthew McConnaghey, who is tall, handsome in an American way, and he wouldn't quite carry the role with the same grace as Reeve did. But I do wonder why MC was never considered for the role when he was a bit younger. I think he would be way better than Routh or Cavill, provided he could get rid of his Southern drawl.
Henrik said on 19/Sep/11
I am rather annoyed at his frame than his height. He is "too buff" for the role. Superman is supposed to be muscular, but still slender.
jamz said on 16/Sep/11
Perhaps he'll be wearing lifts in the movie
Michael said on 8/Sep/11
Jesus Christ, Cavill's buffed up frame coupled with his short arms and costume made him looks like he is 5'7" instead of 6' !! Thanks for the link Cranberries. This Superman franchise is certainly going down the drain. Not only Cavill does not have the height but he doesn't have the looks either. Should have brought back Brandon Routh. *sigh*
Bryan said on 6/Sep/11
@Fine,
As a huge Wolverine fan, the first thing I said to my friends when we saw the first X Men movie was he was too tall. I even heard other people in the crowd whisper it. Most people did not realize in the comic he was only 5'3. Also is it too much to have actors in shape enough to actually resemble the characters they are playing and not use a body suit like this movie and others have done?
Peter said on 4/Sep/11
The new Superman costume that Cavill is wearing looks absolutely aweful, he looks better in the original Superman suit that they made him wear. I am guessing this new reboot of Superman is going to tank. Anyhow he is too short to be Superman, only 6' 0.5" while Welling and Routh are 6'3" and Reeve was 6'4", the idea that they will ever make a Superman better than Reeve is just silly.
MD said on 3/Sep/11
Anyone see any mentions in the media how much he bulked up to play the role? I haven't been able to find any information besides that he was eating 5,000 calories a day, and the new photos showing him in his suit...and I question if the suit didn't have muscle padding in it.
r3v001 said on 3/Sep/11
@CRANBERRIES AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Your right he does have short arms! I grew up with and loved Superman more than any other superhero. When I brought my first born son home from the hospital the first movie we watched together was Superman 1 with Christopher Reeves who unarguabley is the best Superman, but I dont mind having a new Superman other wise there would be no more movies but I agree a little over 6' is just not tall enough! Strong 6'2 minimum!!!
leonari said on 1/Sep/11
I agree with Larc. Just saw the New supes costume. Let me tell you: It doesn't look good. At all.
Jed said on 31/Aug/11
You won't notice the inches unless they don't make an attempt to hide them. With camera angles/decent shoes he'll tower most of the cast and he's a tall guy anyway. He's likely 4-5cm shorter than Brandon Routh or Tom Welling. That's not that bad.
klem said on 31/Aug/11
Let's not forget about Tom Cruise in Valkyrie playing Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. He was 6-3 and Tom Cruise 5-7.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 30/Aug/11
He has the appearance however, he will totally look like Superman in the movie, but he isn't tall enough, like most of the main actors in the superhero movies. Superman is supposed to be 6'3, but let's not forget about the others:
- Batman is 6'2 and Christian Bale is barely 6'0;
- Iron Man is 6'1 (and 6'6 in armor) and Robert Downey JR is 5'8;
- Thor is 6'6 and Chris Hemsworth is 6'3;
- Captain America is 6'2 and Chris Evans is 6'0;

The Hollywood industry doesn't seem to care much about height today, they care about appearance and look. So a 6'0.5 Superman is more than acceptable.
jamz said on 30/Aug/11
Francis - Rhys Meyers wore shoe lifts in The Tudors which took up to almost 6ft as Henry VIII was a tall guy.
Clark Kent said on 28/Aug/11
When you play Superman, you play Clark Kent. Reeves was great in playing the goofy, gangly Clark Kent who had half a foot on everybody around him.
That was his strength : looked strong as Superman and goofy as Kent. Cavill won t cut it ascKent.
Michael said on 9/Aug/11
Mesay, watch your mouth. It is rude of you to call someone stupid on a public forum.
Dan said on 9/Aug/11
I really think that all of the Supermen that we have seen had something at first that you can criticize as not good for Superman , Chris Reeves was too skinny for the roll at first, but he build up for the role, Dean Cain didn’t have the blue eyes color fans will expect in Superman, Tom Welling looks good but he doesn’t feel like Superman, he doesn’t even like the suit, and Brandon Routh even with facial expressions like the ones from Reeves looks too childish(and they were not casting for Reeve, they were casting for Superman), Henry Cavill looks good for the role, I am sure he will have the muscular size, and regarding the height well… that is his downer, but with good camera angles and boots I am sure you will not notice that on the screen.

I think that for the Reeve fans it’s time to let go, we are not looking for a guy that looks like him, we are looking for a new modern version of Superman(in my opinion like the one on the DC universe online game)And for the Welling fans it’s really hard to portray him on a serious darker and hopefully more violent movie after the TV show which is a totally different way of looking at Superman.
brad said on 9/Aug/11
Okay I am the exact same height as him and no one has ever called me short haha. Sometimes I feel awkward when around smaller people. He is plenty tall enough to play the role. You can be sure they will boost him up using lifts and camera tricks. They have begun to release pics and he looks jacked. I am pleased with the pick for Superman. I am ready for the movie bring it on.
Dan said on 8/Aug/11
isn't Dean Cain 6foot? so he is shorter than Cavill? right?, so what is the problem?, Dean Cain played superman well, and no one is complaining about his height, and Cavill looks fine to me as well, so why is everyone having a cry? don't like it? don't watch the new movie.
WColbert said on 5/Aug/11
People are so full of **** when it comes to height- particularly guys. If Cavill IS truly 6'1" or even over 6 foot at all, I'd wager he's taller than most of the clods claiming he's too short- tall enough to look over the 5'10" head of the average American man. Any time a guy tells you his height, you can sure as crap in most cases subtract an inch or so to get his real height. Almost every single guy I meet exaggerates his height. How do I know? Because I know how tall I am (and yes, I have been known to go up by half an inch and say I'm 6'2" when I'm 6'1.5"- medically measured, many times, I know for a fact exactly where I stand and self measuring is nearly impossible to get right by yourself)- every time a guy tells me he's 6'2", sure enough, the fugger is shorter than I am by at least half an inch or so. I've had guys exactly my height tell me, to my face, with a straight face, that they were 6'3". Guys who I was at least 4" taller than claim to be 6 feet tall. So yeah. Most guys are full of absolute crap. At least my license only exaggerates by a quarter of an inch or so when I really stretch lol

I actually am over 6 foot- over 6'1" (and I am the rare case that is not adding half an inch or an inch or even two- I told you I've done that, this is the honest truth)- and the average man I pass, I can see the top of his head standing on level ground with him. I need only wear my hiking boots to reach 6'3"...so if I can, Cavill, if he's 6'1", certainly can.

The REAL question is...can he act the part? Will his accent slip out? Does he have the right voice? HEIGHT is one of the most easily fakes things in hollywood. How else do you explain 5'5" Tom Cruise coming off as 5'10" in so many of his movies? The guy is tiny...he's the size of most women...his taller female co-stars would usually tower over him, yet, he somehow comes off as being close to the height of half of his 5'9"ish co-stars. Ben Stiller, too - though lately he seems to have given up on trying to look taller.

I'm more worried about his hairline, to be honest. Looks to be a bit receding.
Jim said on 5/Aug/11
Looks to be a solid 6 footer, which isn't necessarily short, but maybe a tad bit for the Superman character. Nonetheless for Hollywood, 6 ft. is plenty on camera and I'm sure they can work the angles, just like they did with Chris Evans in Capt. America to make him seem bigger - which by the way, Cavill seems to have a much more muscular frame/build than Evans, and judging by the photo released yesterday, he can definitely fit the bill.
Mesay said on 4/Aug/11
That dude Michael is so stupid, who is short at 6 feet? I really think this movie will be the best superman movie ever made, at least this guy has a badass face and not a silly boy face as the guy from superman returns has, i think he will be even better than reeves!
Michael said on 4/Aug/11
Cavill is definitely a dwarf to portray Superman. Agreed Brandon Routh was the perfect cast although still falls short(the late Mr Reeves is the ultimate Superman with his build and frame). Smurfs on crack. Now that is real hilarious. Anyway Teo brought up a good point. Superman is 2.5" shorter than Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman. Why can't Hollywood find someone 6'3"-6'5" to play Superman. Cripes.
jettalon said on 3/Aug/11
Brandon Routhe was great. This director is a dork. Why doesnt anyone stay true to the comic books. Superman is 6'5 and SUPER meaning looking muscular...HUGE. Camera tricks? Ya right. He looks and feels 5'10 and scrawny. They should rename the movie BOY of Steel!!! This director is a joke. Tel
him to go make Smurfs on crack or something and leave Superman to the real directors.
Teo said on 6/Jul/11
It's funny that Wolverine, who is 5ft3, in movies is nearly 2 in taller than Cavill, while in theory Supes should be 1 foot taller than Wolvie!
For sure, I don't see Cavill as the perfect choice, but as long as Superman isn't shorter than Batman (and Cavill isn't shorter than Bale) I think there's no problem. Plus Cavill has the right jaw for the part and if he'll properly workout he will easily be 200 pounds or more, and I don't see how anyone can call it "not big enough"...
mee said on 5/Jul/11
I also think that with this height he is short for Superman.
Francis said on 4/Jul/11
Really doesn't look over 5'11 next to 5'9 Rhys Meyers. 5'10 is a bit of a stretch though...
PottervsVoldemort said on 3/Jun/11
Cavill should do fine as Superman. As long as we don't have Lex out to become ruler of Australia in some crazy land grab script. The point is it will come down to the script. I still wish they had kept Routh in that role.

As for Padalecki, I don't see him as Superman but watching him in Supernatural, I can't help but think that if I could go back in time, I would cast him as the young adult Anakin Skywalker in the Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith. If I didn't know better, I would think the people in charge of the Clone Wars cartoon series designed Anakin similar to Padalecki.
Richard said on 23/May/11
An interesting tidbit about Cavill with regards to Superman was that he was initially pursuing the Batman role in Batman Begins, but director Chris Nolan thought he was too young at the time, only 21 years of age. Thinking about it he is more Batman like than Superman. He comes across as very metrosexual, something Superman is not, this fits Batman/Bruce Wayne more. Looking at him he would be an excellent James Bond.

I also agree with Frankie that Cavizel would be the best Superman out there. However since he portrayed Jesus, it would make the religious undertones of Superman too obvious.
Frankie said on 20/May/11
Cavill is a bit on the short and small build size to be Superman. Honestly Jim Cavizel is the best man out there to be Superman. I thought Routh was the best imitation of Reeve. Why they fired him is beyond me. I doubt this reboot will be very good, even with Nolan producing it.
Simon Templar said on 17/May/11
Tsog: respectfully speaking, You wouldn´t beleive if I told you all the actors whose voices you and me have never, ever, listened to in any of their films (I mean, the´ve been replaced/exchanged by another "stunt/voice"). What I do mean, "voice" is not a problem today in Hollywood.
Anon said on 15/May/11
George...
So true!! I love it!!
tsog said on 14/May/11
i think his voice isnt really on tone as superman and i do think the short height is a disadvantage, thats why i hoped they pick joe manganiello because Christopher reeve was 6'4 while manganiello was 6'5 and is on his prime BUILD. they could've just used graphics for supermans blue eyes just like what they did i passion of the christ to change the iris colors. if anything i hope they choose manganiello for superman if they make a justice league movie :)
klem said on 12/May/11
George is right.
He is almost 6-1 that enough to PLAY Superman. Some of you are acting like is is becoming one for real. 6-1 looks tall on camera and there is easy to look 2 inches taller on camera.
TheVerve180 said on 11/May/11
wtf 6ft is plenty tall...some of you claiming 6ft guy might be only 5ft10 max.
Simon Templar said on 29/Apr/11
Kraven: with all respect, I don´t quite agree with you saying "..he does´t have the correct height..". Let´s remember Henry´s 6´0.5"; I mean he´s not 5´9" tall.
Let´s state he´s already a tall human being, so it´s just a matter of 1.5 or 2 inches, and he could even balance it with very short lifts. What´s more, whithout lifts, wearing the usual Supermans´s boots (perhaps 1.5"), maybe whith 1 additional half an inch, he´d be O.K.. I do not think height is really a problem here: if so, what would be the height difference between Michael Keaton and the cartoon character that he interpreted 20 years ago, ie Batman (not less than 4 / 5 inches difference,....not even using stilts ..¡¡!!). What would then be the difference between the stature of Daniel Craig with the idea of the character, as Ian Fleming's James Bond? (3 inches or so apart, and not in favor of Craig !!!)
George said on 22/Apr/11
None of you have a clue!!!
First of he is going to have a slight lift in the shoe making him 186 and 188 in shoes. Secondly....christian bale is 6ft batman is 6ft2 chris evans is 6ft captain america is 6ft2 chris hemsworth is 6ft3 thor is 6ft6 robert downey jnr is 5ft8 tony stark is 6ft1 toby maguire is 5ft7 3/4 spiderman is 5ft10. Are you starting to see a pattern here trolls? The thing is....most of the posters here are probably nerds that havnt lifted a single weight in their life and dont have a clue how superman is supposed to look in real life...first of its a comic!! they dont look like that in real life proportions! secondly Henry cavill is more than big enough to fill the shoes of superman he has a big build most likely bigger than all of geeky trolls posting on this page secondly he is going to get much bigger for the role. Christian Bale went from the machinist to batman begins in a year....did any of you geeks see batman begins? he was huge! and henry cavill is bigger in his state now and has the same amount of time as bale to bulk up so he will easily look ''big enough''. The thing is on screen he will look large and imposing with lifts camera angles etc....its never been a problem for other actors Val Kilmer is 6ft and batman is 6ft2 yet he pulled of looking tall in Batman Forever and Henry Cavill is at least the same height but he is going to be quite a bit bigger in the muscle department. I hope you all find a girlfriend and live happy normal lives....i honestly do....
Da Man said on 18/Apr/11
Agree that Padalecki is a poor choice for Supes, he just doesn't look like him. I do think Padalecki would make a good Marvel Thor though, as facially he looks a lot like George Perez's Thor. Just another 20 lbs of muscle, a wig and some contacts and I think he'd make a better Thor than Hemsworth.

I'm not convinced Cavill is a good Supes, even though he does look very "Superman-ish" facially. He is several inches on the short side, his build is a bit on the small side, and I've seen nothing to suggest he can pull off a mid-western American. Maybe he can, but I have little hope for a Zack Snyder-directed Superman-film. Everything I've seen from him just seems all wrong for a Supes movie. Hopefully I'll be forced to eat my words, but only time will tell.

As for Cavill, he looks roughly 6'0", I do think 184 cm is generous. He only looks tall on the Tudors next to Rhys-Meyers. He never looked tall next to Callum Blue who himself looked fairly small on-screen in Smallville.

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jed said on 17/Apr/11
I love how so many people talk about superman's build. He's supposed to be a big guy, but in the comics he's drawn far larger than he realistically would be at that height and weight - not to mention the real superman's proportions are even worse than barbies.
Kraven said on 16/Apr/11
Henry Cavill is just to short and skinny to play Superman, and Jared Padalecki is just as horrible casting suggestion for Superman as Cavill is, since Jared Padalecki doesn't even resemble Superman in the slightest, and he also isn't muscular or wide enough to play Superman, he is only tall enough.
Kraven said on 16/Apr/11
Henry Cavill is way to short to play Superman, even Brandon Routh was on the short side for playing superman at 189 cm tall. Superman is 191 cm tall, therefore the actor that portrays him should at least be 191 cm tall, and have a muscular wide build. Henry Cavill just doesn't have the correct height or muscular physique to fill the part of Superman. His face does somewhat resemble Superman's, but not much.
MsKitty said on 12/Apr/11
@Michael, I am far from a "die-hard" fan of Henry Cavill, only having seen him in a couple of projects. I am, however a "die-hard" fan of Superman, mostly based in comics. Therefore, I look at Cavill and am not disappointed...it is absolutely not some sort of sacreligious statement to say that perhaps he will dethrone Chris Reeve as "perfect Superman". How can we say it's impossible? It is entirely possible. It's the die-hard Reeve and Smallville fans who are up in arms about this whole thing. I am giving the actor, director, and the entire project the benefit of the doubt. I think it has great potential. What everyone's big problem is with Henry Cavill is beyond me. Get over it, I say.

And Jared Paledecki?? Seriously?? That's maybe one of the worst suggestions I have heard thus far...As for Cavill being labeled a "small guy" and "diminuitive"...do i sense a case of little man syndrome?? Get a life!
Candyman said on 10/Apr/11
Padalecki, while much taller than Cavill, imho is too boyish in his facial features and doesnt quite project the poise to pull off superman as well as I believe Cavill can. But that's just me. Above 6 feet is tall enough to be Superman.
Joe said on 6/Apr/11
Cavill is probably a 6 footer, I think he is too London pretty boy to portray a clean cut Midwestern guy which is Superman. This will not come out right. The only actor who did Superman right was Christopher Reeve. I remember when they wanted to recast Superman I knew it would never work. Reeve IS Superman, always has and always will. Even in SR, they paid homage to Reeve.
MD said on 29/Mar/11
I don't get this "too short" BS for most superheroes. So long as you're six feet or more, you can work with that on camera. To me, more than height, weight and build can be a major issue with casting. It's pretty easy to manipulate height on-screen; it's much more difficult to manipulate weight and build.
supes78 said on 28/Mar/11
George Reeves was fine for 50 years ago. Times have changed and the ideal Superman candidate should reflect the physical attributes that we expect from heroes of today. Although I'm sure Cavill is a great actor, he's way too short for Superman. But then again, I think the days of casting the "perfect" Superman might have ended with Chris Reeve.
Alka Seltzer said on 27/Mar/11
George Reeves is around the same height. I don't see anyone saying he was a horrible Superman.
Lyla said on 25/Mar/11
He's totally amazing :)
The new Superman, I think that it's a good choice btw
Michael said on 20/Mar/11
Yep, Jared Padelecki would be a solid choice, much better than the diminutive Cavill. MsKitty is certainly a die-hard fan of Henry Cavill despite the lack of stature to portray Superman. Well, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. It's just sad to see a small guy like Cavill donning the costume.

Quote from Mskitty :-
"He will definitely be better than Dean Cain and Brandon Routh. He may well give Christopher Reeve a run for the title of "Perfect Superman"..."

I don't know how you came up with that supposition but the way you stated it seems to suggest that as a fact. Amen..
MsKitty said on 17/Mar/11
In my opinion, Christopher Reeve was good for the role in the first two movies because of the writing and directing. It was not due to his acting skill or because of his height and build. Let us not forget that Superman 3 and 4 failed miserably even with Reeve aka "the PERFECT Superman"! Because of the crew helming this next reboot, Cavill has a good chance of being the best Superman to date. However, die-hard fans of the Reeve Supes, Tom Welling's Superman based character, and/or Brandon Routh's Superman will never be satisfied with this choice. As far as comic book fans are concerned, I feel the naysayers in this group are among those who at first completely dismissed Heath Ledger playing Joker in The Dark Knight, ignoring the fact that he had already proven to be a great actor prior to his being cast and that he used The Killing Joke as a basis for his portrayal. For the most part, those comic book fanboys were proven wrong and came to accept the Heath Ledger incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime with open arms, as I feel they will once Cavill flies onto the screen.

He will definitely be better than Dean Cain and Brandon Routh. He may well give Christopher Reeve a run for the title of "Perfect Superman"...

I have to say that if 6ft 0.5in is his barefoot height, then it's safe to say that his height in most regular shoes is close to 6'2" and therefore, making him appear an inch taller than that will not be much of a problem. As I said before, he can bulk up enough to look large and imposing, so I am not the least bit worried.

As for Mr. Rob's comment on Taylor Lautner one day becoming Superman...let's hope we never have to live through that one! D: lol

The real concern we should all have, as was stated before, without a doubt, is who will they get to play our beloved Lois Lane?! Hopefully, it's better than Nolan's choice to play Catwoman, although as a fangirl of Selina Kyle, I'm warming to that idea....
Whit said on 17/Mar/11
@Rob - Sort of funny that each new Superman is shorter than the last when each new generation is getting taller. I vote they cast Jared Padalecki, dye his hair darker, and maybe give him blue contacts. Or, heck, they could just stick with Tom Welling and upgrade him to the big screen.
orangy said on 16/Mar/11
We'll have to agree to disagree. With some decent lifts I think he'll look imposing enough. Let's not write him off until we see a trailer at least.

Editor Rob
instead of Superman getting taller, you have Welling/Routh shorter than Reeve and now Henry a couple of inches shorter than those 2.

By 2020 they'll probably be casting Taylor Lautner as the man of steel.
orangy said on 14/Mar/11
Are you stuttering Michael, or do you really hope repetition will give your whining credibility. Admit it, you're actually Brandon Routh aren't you? Cavill's clearly a tall guy. Just watch the Tudors, he's consistently one of the tallest in any given scene. At least 6 feet if not quite 6'1
Michael said on 13/Mar/11
Henry Cavill doesn't have the looks and the height to portray Superman well enough. I sense a disaster coming.
MsKitty said on 11/Mar/11
I couldn't agree with you more, Launchdoctor! It isn't that I think Henry Cavill is the best choice or the perfect Superman, but I think he is a good choice, and though he obviously is lacking height, I think he looks the part...he doesn't look like Christopher Reeve, he looks like Supes. So I am remaining optimistic and taking the wait-and-see stance on this one. As for Lois Lane, let's hope they learned from the last horrible casting choice. Who do you think would be a good pick? Funny how this thread turned into a Superman forum...lol
Launchdoctor said on 10/Mar/11
To respect the true legacy, you must return at least in part, to the original comic books before any movie. Kryptonian males were all intelligent, tall and physically fit. Brandon Roth was a great Christopher Reeve, not really a great Superman. Good but not great. At one point in 2010 the rumors were Jon Hamm for the part. I thought that choice the best so far. Why? Jon looks most like the original comic book character and he doesn't have boyish looks. But the part has been cast and the contracts signed. Henry Cavill is an actor and he may end up doing a fine job, we'll just have to wait and see. The real casting story though will always be... Who plays Lois Lane?
gqtaste said on 7/Mar/11
Here's another charity group saying this guy is over 6'0. He's closer to 5'10 in reality.
Michael said on 6/Mar/11
Mskitty and SolidSnake,

Both of your points are well taken, especially Mskitty's. Yes, the storyline plays a huge part in getting the movie back on track, and for this the director's contribution is extremely vital. Superman I and II by the late Christopher Reeve is the best of the best in Superman's history, and although II and III are dismal *in relative* to the earlier works, they are still considered as part of the Superman's saga due to Reeve's participation.

Now, height and looks are a different matter altogether. Although the director is one of the vital part to the equation, the actor needs to act(and look) the part as well. I don't what other think and this is my opinion. Tom Welling can't really act and his performance are pretty wooden although he looked tall and strong. Brandon Routh scores better in both looks and performance but the director screwed up in Superman Returns with a mediocre to below average storyline. Christopher Reeve is the ideal Superman and the tallest one out of the pack standing at 6'4" barefoot. With boots he probably stands at 6'6" or more. Cavill will probably be around 6'4" with lifters but his frame is small compared to the bigger guys. The superhero needs to have a big presence with a towering figure in order to portray Superman to a tee.

I am still waiting for a good director to bring back the Superman legacy to life. In my mind the Superman saga ended with Christopher Reeve's resignation from the franchise. Brandon Routh is the best candidate to fill in the shoes(very similar resemblance to Chris' features although an inch or two shorter) but unfortunately there isn't any good directors to make that happen, just yet.
MsKitty said on 4/Mar/11
I couldn't agree with you more, Jed! You seem like an individual who knows what he's on about! :D
jed said on 3/Mar/11
JonasBlane Routh is 6'2.5 if that. Lifts/Camera angles will be used to make Cavill look taller (if they even have to be used)
jed said on 3/Mar/11
He's 5cm shorter than Routh. If that. Come on. Nobody complains that Bale is 2 inches too short for Batman. Plus the way superman is drawn in the comics makes him look far bigger than 225lbs yet nobody points that out as a problem.
JonasBlane said on 1/Mar/11
Superman should be 6'3 - 6'4, Reeves was 6'4, Routh was 6'4, Welling is 6'3. He's not an average man, but a superhero, he's supposed to tower over people. And quite frankly 6ft0.5 just doesn't cut it regardless of what these people on his dick say.
MsKitty said on 27/Feb/11
@Michael "With Cavill on board the Superman franchise is going down the drain"

I'd say Superman IV the Quest for Peace with Christopher Reeve and Superman Returns with Brandon Routh already got a good head start on that one. And don't get me going on that whole Smallville thing! If anything, Cavill can in no way make it any worse, especially with Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder helming the project. And if it does tank, I'd be extremely surprised and even astonished if the reason is Cavill's lack of a couple inches. To me, that's a moot argument and a fanboys lament if I've ever heard one.

In my opinion, they can easily add inches to his height with lifts and camera angles and that'd be just fine with me. The real important thing is that the story is good as well as the acting, which I have to believe will be all that and more. This is exactly what is needed to breathe life back into this franchise. I for one am extremely excited and have no doubts that it will be great. Can't wait to see my superhero Crush back on the big screen again!
Aoknaa said on 27/Feb/11
Yes but this is Superman, he shouldn't look short next to other cast members and they already cast 6'1" Kevin Costner as his father
SolidSnake said on 26/Feb/11
@ michael give the guy a chance. Do you know how much hate there was for Daniel Craig being picked for Bond? He was blonde and the shortest actor to take the role yet Casino Royale was praised as being one of the best in the bond saga
Anonymous said on 24/Feb/11
For all those who believe that 6´1" is short for Superman, my answer is the following: "what´s really short is your minds, my dear Sirs". Superman is a very strong man, and tall also, but he´s not suposed to be a basketball player.
6´1" is a more than respectable tall height, which will have the addition of the boots (6´1" + boots: 6´2,5" aprox). Great height for this superhero. Taller than most men all around the world (he´s not suposed to be a Giant, Hulk or King Kong).
Sam said on 22/Feb/11
The recent article in Entertainment Weekly about the casting of Superman refers to Cavill as 6'1"
Kyle said on 21/Feb/11
I think his height is about right in terms of the upcoming comic movies really. Thor should be the tallest, which Hemsworth is. Captain America and Batman are around the same size, but a little shorter than Superman, which Bale and Evans are compared to Cavill.
jed said on 20/Feb/11
superman's supposed to be 6'3, I wouldn't say 5/6 cm is 'too short' for a film. I mean Brandon Routh is 6'2ish and looked fine.
gregarious ginger said on 18/Feb/11
He looks taller on The Tudors because of his shoes.This sounds like the right height.
eddie45 said on 18/Feb/11
Cavill is easily 6ft1! As i've met him in london and I'm exactly 6ft1 too. Gotta say he's a really charming fella. Hope him all the best in the new Superman film. I think he's gonna nail it as hes got the look's and acting ability to pull off the iconic role.
kcirej said on 18/Feb/11
too short for Superman;
Chris said on 16/Feb/11
I think Cavill is a little taller than 6ft0.5, closer to 6ft1 maybe. Can't wait to see him play Superman.
kcirej said on 16/Feb/11
hes too short to play superman
SAK said on 16/Feb/11
Doesn't look fully 6ft1, therefore 6ft0.5/184cm is spot on for him.
Stiffelio said on 13/Feb/11
This guy has a future: he combines good looks with great acting. He claims 6'1" but Rob's estimate at 6'0.5" or even 6' flat is more likely.
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/11
He is going to be the new Superman.... :) I think that it's a good choice.
I read somewhere that he's 6.1 (1.85).

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