While Zack Snyder’s DC film proved divisive amongst fans, Chloe Zhao is on the completely positive side of the Snyderverse coin. Talking about Zack Snyder and his work, Chloe Zhao has confirmed that Henry Cavill’s Superman was her inspiration for Eternals. Despite the critics’ thoughts on Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel. Zhao finds nothing but inspiration from it.

Chloe Zhao
Chloe Zhao

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Henry Cavill’s Superman Was Chloe Zhao’s inspiration for Eternals

Filmmaker Chloe Zhao gained a lot of love from comic book fans after she revealed a film that inspired parts of Eternals. In a candid interview with a French outlet, Cinema Jeuxactu Zhao revealed that Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel inspired many Eternals scenes.

Talking about this Zhao said that among all the other Superman movies, Henry Cavill’s Superman was the most authentic adaption of the myth. She also said that while she was watching the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel she thought it was by Terence Malick. She further stated that the film left a strong impression on her, but Ikaris is their take on Superman.

Henry Cavill Superman
Henry Cavill Superman

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“You said it, not me! Superman is the Übermensch, the ultimate man, the superman, a concept that exists in all cultures. Of all modern interpretations of Superman, this is Zack Snyder’s with Man Of Steel which inspired me the most because he approached this myth in an authentic and very real way. I remember thinking it was Superman by Terrence Malick when I saw the trailer. This film left a strong impression on me. But Ikaris is, of course, our take on Superman.”

This statement by Chloe Zhao indeed left a lot of fans amazed as critics did not find the movie at its best.

Henry Cavill replaced in Superman: Legacy

The fan-favorite Superman all draped in his red cape will once again be spotted on the silver screen with James Gunn’s upcoming movie Superman: Legacy. But this time Henry Cavill will not be the Man of Steel as rising US star David Corenswet will become the latest actor to don the legacy of Cavill.

David Corenswet
David Corenswet

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After the confirmation from James Gunn, the news was first reported by Hollywood trade publications. It also confirmed that Rachel Brosnahan, star of multiple Emmy-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will be playing Lois Lane.

DC Studios’ Superman: Legacy hits theaters on July 11, 2025.

Source: Forbes 

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