By: John M Jerva
Well here’s some unexpected news to grace your Thursday morning as reports are coming in that Henry Cavill is in active negotiations to remain playing the Man of Steel in several upcoming DC films.
Before you get too excited though, the reports are also saying that Cavill will be used in supporting appearances in other DC property films similar to how Marvel used The Hulk and there is no news on whether there will be a Man of Steel 2 according to the site ComicBook.com.
Per The Wrap who brought the word: The extent of Cavill’s return to the role — whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” or for appearances in future films — has not been disclosed.
We all know the history of Warner Bros. DCEU when Batman V Superman was not the critical and box office success that WB was hoping for and I won’t even go into Justice League which recently saw a major victory this week when fans all over the world won their #ReleaseTheSnyderCut war and WB announced that Zack Snyder’s vision will finally see the light of day on the new HBO MAX next year.
ComicBook.com added: This new deal is part of the reason that Cavill appeared on director Zack Snyder’s live stream rewatch of Man of Steel last week, the same stream where Snyder announced that his cut of Justice League is coming to HBO Max. Cavill debuted as Superman in Man of Steel and played the role again in Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Snyder intended for Cavill to return in a second Justice League movie, but those plans fell through when Joss Whedon replaced Snyder during Justice League’s post-production.
Cavill has expressed major interest in returning to the role stating, “Where we left off with Man of Steel, in particular, was the guy who had found his place, or was trying to find his place but had sort of found it by the end, that had committed something which he would consider a most horrific sin by killing the last member of his species,” Cavill said. “That is a place where I would like to travel from with the character. Him exploring the positivity of who he is. Not necessarily the chocolate box version, but the leaning into that. That character who becomes an icon of hope and enjoying that experience rather than necessarily being made uncomfortable by it.”
However you want to look at it, the news that Cavill is in talks to remain Superman is good news and hopefully they will use him the right way as Cavill’s turn as the iconic Son of Krypton has been the best representation since Christopher Reeves. At least that’s my opinion.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more on this developing and certainly interesting story as future updates will surely come pouring in!
Source: The Wrap and ComicBook.com