It maybe a while before we get to see Henry Cavill don the famous red/blue spandex of the superist of all the DC superheroes in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (due 2013), but before then he gets to play ‘Theseus’, a hero of the greek sort, in Tarsem Singh’s Immortals.
Theseus (Henry Cavill) has been chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans – Aramis in The Three Musketeers) to to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares.
It is said that the one who possesses the bow can unleash those pesky Titans the gods went to a lot of trouble imprisoning the walls of Mount Tartaros. In the king’s hands, the bow would ‘rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods’. But annoyingly, ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict, so Zeus taps up a peasant named Theseus comes forth as their only hope… Could have gone with a general… you know… someone with military experience maybe?.. but no… a peasant…
Anyone else think Zeus spends rather too much time at the Mount Olympus bar than thinking up an effective strategy for dealing with people that are ‘annihilate’ you? “Zeus, Zeus! A pesky mortal is trying to destroy us!!”… “Really?… Oh, okay… Erm.. Send that guy to stop him. No, not the guard, the one next to him plowing. Yes really! And it’s my 12th goblet of wine this morning, why do you ask?”