If you’re looking for a new Hollywood heartthrob to fawn over, look no further than Henry Cavill. No, but seriously, the 30-year-old actor, hailing from the island of Jersey in the English channel has quite a list of achievements behind his back, including starring in The Tudors and in Immortals and, with the “Man of Steel” trailer looking as cool as it does, there’s a good chance that this might be a career-defining moment for the actor. As for Cavill’s take on the whole thing, he just wants to do the fans proud.

"This character matters so much to so many people," Cavill says in the June/July issue of Detailsmagazine. "I want to get that right. I want to do it justice. I want people to believe in the character and have faith in the character and kids to grow up wanting to be Superman." He also goes on to recount the experience of learning that he would get to play the iconic character:

"When I found out I got the part, I was home playing World of Warcraft," he said. "Zack called, and I thought he was calling to let me down easy. But then it dawned on me that he was giving me the part. I had to play it cool. Be appreciative, respectful, professional. But the second we hung up, I just sprinted up and down my stairs cheering and whooping like a madman. I kept looking in the mirror, going, 'I don't believe it. I'm Superman? I'm Superman!'" Essentially, Cavill is just trying to stay grounded and realistic about his career prospects. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen. In the meantime, scroll down for some pictures to start your day.

Henry Cavill, Vanity Fair Oscar Party
The actor may have been called "Fatty Cavill" in his childhood, but those days are firmly behind him.

Henry Cavill, Tom Ford Cocktail Party