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The Man Of Steel Scene That Henry Cavill Regrets Filming

Nowadays, Henry Cavill is killing monsters on "The Witcher," shooting out of a helicopter in "Mission Impossible: Fallout," and looking forward to several new movie roles, but it's all thanks to his career-changing role as Superman in 2013's "Man of Steel." The Zack Snyder superhero flick put Cavill on a grander stage that only grew larger with the follow-up movies "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League." While these DCEU movies are generally seen as far from perfect, everyone quickly realized that Cavill makes for a perfect Superman in both physicality and personality.

However, since filming "Man of Steel," Cavill's gained plenty more experience, so there's bound to be at least one part of that early performance he dislikes. It turns out that if he could go back, he'd redo one little thing. When The Hollywood Reporter asked Cavill what professional decision he regrets, he pointed to his acting choice in one of the last scenes of "Man of Steel."

Cavill hates his smile in the Man of Steel cemetery scene

The scene comes near the very end of "Man of Steel," when Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and his adoptive mother, Martha (Diane Lane), are standing at his father's (Kevin Costner) grave, remembering their time together. When she asks what he's going to do now — when the world doesn't need saving — he smiles and says he's going to find a job, transitioning the scene into that sets up for his future as a nebbish journalist at the Daily Planet.

Cavill nitpicked the scene, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I would've smiled differently. Every time I see it I'm like, 'That's an irritating smile.' I just don't like it. Why did I smile like that? That's not how I smile. That I would have done it differently." The moment only lasts about two seconds, so it's unlikely anyone but the Superman actor would notice anything odd about his expression unless they're looking for it. We'll just have to wait for the Cavill Cut to see his perfect rendition of the "journalism is my dream job" smile.

Unfortunately, we don't know when we'll see him play Superman again, but he's certainly interested in continuing the role. Here's hoping he gets that chance, because he's much more than an irritating smile.