Also I have no clue in what way Cavill beat Reeve. MoS was slightly better than Superman returns but it did nothing for the character and there was barely an ounce of acting. Superman: The Movie came out when the duality of trying to be Clark Kent while also using his kryptonian powers to help people as Superman was a huge aspect of the character. Reeve's movies had much better acting than Cavill's which is not knocking Cavill as an actor but the MoS screenplay was just a pandering to have a movie out by the anniversary and capitalize on how well the Dark Knight trilogy did. Personal opinion (and this is personal only) the best Superman is still Christopher Reeve and the best Batman was Michael Keaton with Christian Bale's being a very close second.