'Man of Steel': Superman is Gaston
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Man of Steel, stop reading now. There have been a lot of heady dissections of the film: Why Superman is the Jesus we wish Jesus would be, and what the film’s ending may or may not get innately wrong about the character. There has also been a lot of inappropriate swooning over star Henry Cavill, who trained his way into looking like the live-action personification of Beauty and the Beast‘s Gaston — with a swell cleft in his chin, biceps to spare, and every last inch of him covered with hair. That got us thinking…
The deleted scene between Superman killing Zod and him happily showing up for his first day of work at The Daily Planet:
The director’s extended cut of SuperGaston pulling himself together. (Everyone who survived the brawl in Metropolis was at the one bar still standing.)
Bonus: The seduction plot we didn’t see:
The villain for the Man of Steel sequel is revealed. (The cape color will be fixed by the time it goes into production.)
The dark Man of Steel 2 love triangle is teased. Welcome to the franchise, Patrick Dempsey!
Beauty and the Beast (1991)