Batman V Superman
's Henry Cavill proved the effectiveness of a secret identity with his social experiment...
Some superheroes fight crime under the guise of a secret identity. This is essential in trying to protect their loved ones and to continue their everyday life in peace when they're not saving the world.
For Superman fans, there's always a little bit of skepticism regarding how effective Superman's secret identity of Clark Kent actually is. But it looks like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill just proved that the simple disguise is more than effective. How?
Cavill walked around Times Square in a Superman shirt and no one bothered to notice.https://www.instagram.com/p/BDBit1wA5kb/?taken-by=henrycavill&hl=en
Cavill has unofficially busted the myth: If Clark Kent was to walk around a major city no one would stop and point out the Man of Steel.
Based on his Instagram video, the only thing really different from the regular Man of Steel outfit for Cavill was the jacket and jeans. His overall look is similar to that of Superman's regular heroic appearance, but no one noticed. The caption from Cavill even pointed out that "the glasses are good enough."
Yes, Cavill was lacking the normal stereotypical glasses and the journalist attire, but then he wouldn't have really stood out in Times Square.
There are probably people who are skeptical of the effectiveness of Cavill's test taking place in New York City's Times Square. It's a valid concern being that most everyday New Yorkers won't recognize anyone famous because they're en route from point A to point B in the hopes of little to no interference on their commute. However, for anyone who isn't familiar with the world of Superman, Metropolis is pretty similar to the city that never sleeps.
It's a pretty busy city that has a lot of New Yorker type of people that try to focus on getting their jobs done, hopefully before another fight between Superman and whatever bad guy might be causing destruction in the city. So if regular New Yorkers don't pay attention to Henry Cavill in a Superman shirt, I wouldn't be surprised to see the people of Metropolis not thinking anything of Superman in his Clark Kent attire.
If you want to see the latest look for the Man of Steel as a reporter, catch him squaring up against the Dark Knight on March 25 in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.