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DC fans think Henry Cavill and Kevin Costner scene in Man of Steel was one of the most heartbreaking ever

Gregory Robinson

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DC fans think Henry Cavill and Kevin Costner scene in Man of Steel was one of the most heartbreaking ever

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

DC fans have praised that a scene from Man of Steel featuring Henry Cavill and his dad, played by Kevin Costner because it's absolutely heartbreaking.

The 2013 Zack Snyder film served as an origin story for Superman and received a positive response from comic book aficionados.

Just before Kal-El’s home planet of Krypton explodes, he is sent in a spacecraft towards earth where he lands in Kansas.

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The little alien baby – who eventually becomes the world’s greatest superhero – is adopted by Jonathan and his wife Martha and named Clark.

Clark and Jonathan have a heated argument before the tornado. Credit: Warner Bros.
Clark and Jonathan have a heated argument before the tornado. Credit: Warner Bros.

Clark soon begins developing superhuman abilities, which his dad urges him to keep hidden even when a tornado rips through their town. Jonathan even refuses the help of Clark and he loses his life in the tornado, which weighs heavily on the Clark’s conscious for the rest of his life.

As Jonathan raises his hand to stop Clark from using his powers to save him, the future hero is left watching in agony as his dad perishes.

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Clark watches helplessly as his dad dies. Credit: Warner Bros.
Clark watches helplessly as his dad dies. Credit: Warner Bros.

Podcast host Kevin McCarthy tweeted his love for a scene from the film in which Clark Kent and his adoptive human father Jonathan Kent.

Tweeting a GIF of Jonathan's death scene, he said: "Rewatching MAN OF STEEL now. This scene destroys me every single time. "The way Henry Cavill yells 'Dad' is heartbreaking. Costner’s look in that scene just speaks volumes.

"Snyder handled that moment with perfect balance. Such a conflicted scene emotionally. Beautifully handled."

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Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Lots of Man of Steel viewers agreed, with one fan writing: "Yes even though you know what’s coming, he appears so calm and strong. It’s like he is saying “ no son let my sacrifice be what drives you to show us that we can be better."

Another emotional fan shared: "Me too, I well up every time I watch it."

Someone else gushed: "One of the best in a film chock-full of incredible scenes."

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Jonathan stops Clark from using his powers. Credit: Warner Bros.
Jonathan stops Clark from using his powers. Credit: Warner Bros.

On Thursday (15 December) the actor announced on Instagram that he would 'not be returning as Superman' after a meeting with Gunn and Safran, after Gunn confirmed a new Superman film is on the way starring a younger version of the character.

We'll miss you, Henry!

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Henry Cavill, Superman, DC Comics

Gregory Robinson
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