I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn't a prediction.
What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that's how I approached the part.
It never occurred to me that I was a leading man until I was 19 years old. I had been acting since I was 10, so that's nine years and 30 or 40 plays, in school and summer stock, professional theater, too.
I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis.