Superman’s stuntman hails from CALS, not Krypton

Paul Darnell

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a CALS alumnus!

That alumnus is Paul Darnell, a 2005 graduate in human nutrition, foods, and exercise, who was the stunt double for Henry Cavill in the 2013 “Man of Steel” movie.

Darnell has come a long way since his first part — a straight-to-DVD production titled “Evilution,” in which he played a free-running zombie — and has gone on to appear in major blockbusters such as the “Twilight” series and “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.” He was also in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”