Henry Cavill compares `Superman` with gods

Updated: Jun 13, 2013, 13:29 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Henry Cavill, the new on-screen `Superman`, says "hope and goodness" are common between his superhero character and gods in Hindu mythology.

"India has a rich mythology and they`re both (Superman and Hindu mythology) rooted in the same thing - hope and goodness," Cavill said at a recent promotional event.

Cavill will debut as the caped Superman in forthcoming film "Man of Steel", releasing worldwide Friday. He plays Clark Kent in the film.

The actor had hit headlines when he was chosen to play the lead role in the film after stiff competition from the likes of Zac Efron, Matthew Goode and Armie Hammer during the auditions.