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His character Superman uses a pair of spectacles to fool the world about his secret identity.
But Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill adopted a more practical form of disguise as he mingled with fans before pranking Suicide Squad star Will Smith at Comic-Con in San Diego at the weekend.
He approached the star’s autograph table while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, giving the Fresh Prince quite the scare when he realised afterwards he had been posing up for a selfie with a fellow movie star.
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Surprise: Will Smith guffawed with glee after being pranked by Henry Cavill at Comic-Con this weekend
It beats a pair of glasses: The beefcake’s Guy Fawkes mask was more effective than Superman’s disguise of choice
Tudors beefcake Henry recorded the moment for posterity in a video he later shared with his 1.6 million adoring followers on Instagram.
The Jersey-born jock said: ‘Here we go. We’re going to head onto the floor and see if we can get away with it. Wish me luck.’
With that the balding 33-year-old pulled the mask over his head and mingled with the throngs of geeks perusing the goodies inside.
But the highlight came when he nonchalantly shuffled up beside Will Smith as he signed autographs, the Men In Black star not giving him a second glance as tried to get through as many of the waiting fans as possible.
Nothing gets past Will: The focused actor did not look at Henry even after took off his disguise and stared at his fellow actor as they posed for a photo
Tick tock: It took a few seconds for the reality of the situation to sink in for the Independence Day star
Giving him the Willies: The actor gasped when he realised who he had been posing up with
Indeed he did not even turn to look before they had their picture taken, despite Henry staring straight at him after pulling up his mask.
Eventually he deigned to give a glance at his ‘fan’ afterwards, staring at him for a few seconds before the penny, not to mention his jaw, dropped.
After the shock wore off, the 47-year-old started laughing uproariously and pointing, realising he had been pranked by a master.
The rest of the Suicide Squad cast were almost as excited to see Henry as WIll, with giggling blonde beauty Margot Robbie seizing the chance to get her hands on the Superman star’s chest and sign his shirt.
Great casting: Will plays an observant sniper called Deadshot in Suicide Squad
Chest a minute: Excited Margot Robbie seized the chance to get her hands on Henry as she signed his shirt
What a Joker: Henry looked entranced as he shook hands with handsome Jared Leto
Hello boys: He also allowed beefcakes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Scott Eastwood to sign his chest
He also shared a brief chat with Jared Leto, who plays The Joker in the forthcoming antihero picture, before allowing Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Scott Eastwood to sign his shirt.
But the British actor was not content with just mingling with the stars.
For he had a great time mingling with fans and trawling the arena for comics, at one stage cheekily holding a Superman comic as he stared at the camera.
Henry was at the event for the release of the Justice League trailer on Saturday which, much like The Avengers, will see a gang of superheroes coming together to fight an opposing force.
The movie, which also stars Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, is set for a November 17 release.
Blending in: Henry’s acting abilities were pushed to the limit as he mingled with the proles inside the venue
That’s me! He seemed overjoyed when he finally found a Superman comic
Men of steel: Henry took great delight in posing up with some unsuspecting fans
In a league of his own: He is pulling on his tights once more to star alongside Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in Justice League
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