Originally Posted by Bruce Malone
It's debatable who has the better physique per se. If your idea of superman is the broad chested 6'3"+ tall figure than you'd go with Reeve.
Cavil has more of that modern gym defined look but he's about 3 inches shorter than reeves.
Cavil obviously has the advantage in the suit department with the modern textures and padding but i don't think he'd look as impressive as reeve did in the old school suit, while i think reeve would arguably look great in the new suit.
If he put on some weight, sure.
Reeve obviously has the advantage of being 3 inches taller. But still, he's nowhere near as muscular and big as Cavill is. I can sacrifice 3 inches for a "modern gym defined look".
Don't forget that Cavill also tried on the old school suit, and that got him the role.