Dean Cain, who played Superman in the 90s TV show Lois & Clark and plays Supergirl’s father in her recent show, has spoken about the OTHER Superman. That one, of course, being Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. His words weren’t exactly the kindest in the world:
“The movie obviously was so well made; the effects were incredible. It was too long, though, and I admit, I dozed off a tiny bit, but maybe that’s because I was tired after a lot of traveling.”
Of course, after that, he quickly pivoted and praised the cast of the movie, as many people often do when criticizing the movie.
“Ben was great as Batman and Henry is a very good Superman. This incarnation is so dark compared to the lightness of the Superman I’ve grown to know and love, as seen in the two versions that I grew up with — Christopher Reeve and myself. That’s the only difference to me. [This movie] inhabits a dark world and Superman is such an alien in that world. Wonder Woman is really easy on the eyes, and I love that they introduced the other guys, the Justice League, because those stories are very cool. I loved how they did that. But I don’t see how you have a Justice League without Superman.”
He is able to differentiate between the lighthearted versions of Superman and the darker version we’re seeing in the new DC movies. He doesn’t fault that change in tone, and in fact praises Henry Cavill for his version of the role.
Though it still doesn’t seem like he likes the new movie very much. When asked whether he prefers it versus Deadpool, he decidedly chose Deadpool. Though, that’s a pretty common opinion, so nobody can fault him there.