Upcoming Flix Spotlight: Immortals – ‘The Story Behind Theseus’ Featurette

Exactly a month from now, on 11-11-11, Immortals is released. You probably already know that I’ve been anticipating this for some time. I was initially excited because Tarsem is directing (as I really like The Fall), but when Henry Cavill was cast, I am even more psyched!!

Yes the British actor is VERRRY easy on the eye, with his dark hair, blue eyes and tall, lean physique, he’s soooo my type, ehm. But looks can only interest me so far. Fortunately, after watching some of his interviews, it’s obvious he’s much more than a pretty face. Watch this featurette below of Henry discussing his lead character Theseus, as well as snippets of Tarsem and Luke Evans discussing his role as Zeus.

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I’m a big fan of swords & sandals movies and so this kind of movies is right up my street. Plus, with Tarsem’s visual flair this is likely going to be a visual feast in every sense of the word. Cavill is still relatively unknown now apart from him being cast as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Unless you’ve seen him in The Tudors and notice him in Stardust and Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, this is likely people’s first major introduction to Cavill before Man of Steel comes out in Summer 2013. It’s interesting that Immortals‘ been compared a lot to 300 and Cavill’s going to be working with 300’s director next.

Well, I do think he’ll do a good job. He’s got such a strong on-screen charisma as you can see in the trailer so I sure hope he’ll continue to have a lasting and varied career in Hollywood post Superman.

You can read updates on the film here and the latest trailer here. Immortals also stars Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Luke Evans, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Kellan Lutz,and Isabel Lucas.


What do you think folks? Thoughts on Henry Cavill and/or Immortals?

31 thoughts on “Upcoming Flix Spotlight: Immortals – ‘The Story Behind Theseus’ Featurette

  1. Oh, yes. This is one of my must-sees for the Fall — perhaps, even more than Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ (not hesitant about Cavill, just Zack). Thanks, Ruth.

    1. Yay, glad to hear Michael. I presume you’ve seen The Fall? I think people’s doubts about Man of Steel lies on the director, but I’m perhaps a bit optimistic because of Nolan’s involvement and the lead actor, obviously. I think with Superman, the key is in the casting and so far I can safely say that Henry is already eons better than Brandon Routh.

  2. Ted S.

    As you know I”m not a big fan of 300 and never seen any of Cavill’s work, so I’ll probably give it a rent. Like you mentioned, it reminds me too much of 300, especially the visual and the tone of the film.

    1. I know you’re not a big fan of Snyder, Ted, but Tarsem’s visual style is quite different, he’s more artsy I’d say, even some of the images on the Immortals trailer look like classical paintings. I think Tarsem’s films are meant to be seen on the big screen.

      1. Ted S.

        Yeah I like Tarsem’s visual but I only saw The Cell, never really interested in seeing The Fall. Maybe if Immortals get a lot of good reviews from the critics, I might check it out on the big screen. I think the reason I never wanted to see The Fall was because it got trashed by most critics.

      1. Ahah, well Dorff doesn’t do it for me at all actually but you got that right about Henry and Luke. I LOVE watching their interviews together, looks like they’ve become great friends. That’s cool that you got a tweet mention from Evans, I presume that’s his fan club’s Twitter account, or is that Luke himself?

  3. i’ve been anticipating this one as well 😉 Singh said it would be 300 meets Caravaggio, and when the first clip was released I had my doubts. But the later clips were more like what I expected.

    1. The more I see about Immortals the more excited I am. Henry seems really confident on screen, even though in interviews he seems so humble. LOVE him! 😀

      1. yeah I agree. he seems really chill, even though he may become quite famous relatively quickly. i had to laugh when he acted mock-horrified that an interviewer had used Wikipedia as a source 🙂

        1. Seriously, that’s insulting! You’d think a real journalist would have the courtesy to do a bit more research than that. But yeah, he doesn’t seem like a guy who’d be offended by that, what a nice guy!

  4. You know I am interested in checking this one out myself! Henry Cavill looks somewhat like M. Fassbender in that featurette to me. haha.

    This one looks like it will be a lot of fun to watch. Hard to believe it’s only a month away!!

  5. Some of the visuals look interesting (It’s Tarsem after all) but the movie has a whole doesn’t really have me interested. It looks like another Clash of the Titans. I will wait for the reviews before jumping to any conclusion on whether I want to see this or not.

      1. @ Novia, so it’s back to normal now right as far as Hollywood movies being released in Indo? I sure hope so. I think this one might be popular there.

  6. I hope it is not a let down for you Ruth. The long fight scene from it I saw at Big Screen looked rubbish

    I am so over slow motion fight sequences!!

    But I bet Cavill can see us through!! 🙂

    1. I think if it’s done right I don’t mind the slo-mo action stuff. And you said it matey, Cavill WILL make it worthwhile… I don’t think I’ll be bored watching it, ahah.

  7. @Ruth it’s half normal. We are still not sure which movies can pass through and which can’t. It is still not as sure as it used to be…but at least we got to see some of them.

    I am still waiting In Time despite my reluctance on the leads.

    1. That’s too bad Nov, ah well at least you can still see some Hollywood movies, though I presume independent films are probably not getting any play over there?

      I might just rent In Time. If it were Cillian in the lead, then it’s worth seeing on the big screen.

  8. Cavill is gorg no doubting that but I usually catch these epic swords and sandally pics on home viewings. Of course it takes away from the spectacle of seeing on the big screen but it is a price I am willing to pay.

    1. I just feel that my TV just isn’t big/good enough to take in Tarsem’s visuals. When I saw The Fall, my hubby and I wished we had seen it on the big screen. And with Henry, it’s extra um, motivation to see it at the cinema 😉

  9. Dave

    Can’t be any worse than Clash of the titans can it,so I’ll give it a whirl,maybe only on rent though,I imagine there will be something better to see at the cinema

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