“I’m on 5,000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs…you’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going,” Cavill said. “I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman.”
Cavill is already a pro at transforming his body through exercise in order to play a role. Albeit in a completely different way, Cavill gained plenty of lean muscle mass for his upcoming movie “The Immortals” due out in theaters on November 11, 2011. However, he needs to really bulk up for his next role.
“It’s going to be a different kind of shape,” he said. “When you see ‘The Immortals’ shape, you’ll see what I mean. We obviously haven’t had the final brief yet (for ‘Man of Steel’), it’s going to adapt and change as far as when Mark [Cavill’s trainer] sees my body adapting to the training he’ll go, ‘Okay, Henry can do this,’ or ‘Henry can’t do this,’ or ‘His body will look better like that.’ It’ll be fine-tuned and tweaked as we go along. But I think it’s going to be a different sort of shape from ‘Immortals.'”
Luckily, Cavill still has plenty of time to get into Superman-shape. The much anticipated “Man of Steel” is not set to be released until 2013.