Krypton Loaded Up an Excellent Nod at Superman Actor Henry Cavill

You do you, Henry Cavill.
Gif: Paramount

It was one of the most talked about moments of last summer. The unnecessary, but undeniably cool, moment in Mission: Impossible - Fallout where Henry Cavill reloads his fists during a fight. Why? No reason. It’s just badass.

Long before that, of course, Cavill became a star playing Superman for DC Films. And this week a Superman-themed Syfy show paid homage to the moment.

In episode two of the second season of Krypton, Seg-El pulls a Kal-El and reloads his fists.


Here’s the full clip followed by a GIF created of the two side by side.

Totally nailed it, right?

Krypton airs Wednesday nights on Syfy.

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At first glance I thought this was cool because Cavill has the potential to be a truly great Superman if given better material—but this isn’t even referencing something that Cavill did AS Superman.  It’s referencing some other character the actor played.  (Like if he’d done this move as Superman, it would be as if it were some weird Kryptonian move that he learned by watching some crystal.)

That said, I really hope that Cavill isn’t done as Superman.  I’m all for them doing a soft reboot, keeping the cast but hiring a filmmaker who actually cares about the character(s).  No need to scrap a perfectly good cast.