Greetings, funny names fans! This post is coming to you live from the chaise lounge in my parents’ backyard. It’s a balmy 36 degrees as I write this (that’s 96.8 F for all y’all American readers) but the sun isn’t the only thing making my temperature rise around here. Last week I thought I’d cool off at my local movie theatre, and I’ve been suffering from heatstroke ever since.
Yes, I finally got to see “Man of Steel” and yes, today we’re talking about Henry Cavill and the rest of the cast.
Look, it’s not like I’m totally taken in by the cheekbones and the chiselled muscles, here. I’m a serious journalist, you guys, and as such, I’ve done some serious research for this post that goes beyond typing “Henry Cavill hot” into Google Images.
I’ve also been visiting a lot of Hollywood gossip websites.
Because, my friends, it turns out that our hero, Mr. Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill, (whose outstanding full name supports my proposed “men with multiple funny middle names make great actors” theory), is not only from the funny named Bailiwick of Jersey … but is also dating beloved BoFN alum and actress Kaley Cuoco.
See? Serious journalism!
Now, in the interest of serious journalism, I should probably take a moment to disclose my personal bias: when it comes to the important business of declaring your allegiance in the comic book world, I’m a Marvel girl all the way. Billionaire industrialist with a tortured soul? I choose Ironman over Batman. Average guy who gets his superpowers from the natural world? I’ll take Spiderman over The Flash. A group of mutants with the ability to save the world? Give me the X-Men over The Watchmen, every time.
But I’ll cross enemy lines into DC Comic territory for Superman.
I could put my geek glasses on here and discuss how Supe illustrates the “nature versus
nuture” debate, and how, in “Man of Steel” he embodies a tolerant, inclusive view of a more pluralistic society that acknowledges diversity, which I truly believe we need to stand up for as much as we can in our world today …
… but since this is a BoFN and not a WBS post, I’ll just say that I love him because his family has crazy names, instead. Supe’s proper name is, of course, Kal-El, and Mom and Dad are Jor-El and Lara-Lor-Van, and of course we all know how excited I get about the villain in this one, General Zod.
I’ll sign off with one more BoFN-appropriate item of pop culture news: Nicolas Cage’s younger son is named (and I swear my journalistic sources are solid on this one) Kal-El Coppala Cage.