Following the release of the polarizing Justice League, the once-promising DCEU has been in a state of flux. Solo efforts like Aquaman and Shazam! have been a big hit, but fans’ faith in a team-up crossover has been shaken. Earlier this year, it was reported that Henry Cavill would no longer don the red cape as Superman. However, during a conversation with Men’s Health, the actor clarified his continued interest in the role.
“The cape is in the closet, It’s still mine. I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role,” Cavill told the magazine. “There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”
While this is in no way a confirmation of a future sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel, it does give fans of Cavill’s Superman a glimpse of hope. DC films are still thriving with the recent release of Joker recently becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all-time. Additionally, the DCEU is prepping for the release of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and Wonder Woman 1984 early next year. Moreover, 2021 will see the release of The Suicide Squad and Black Adam. A sequel to Man of Steel is on the wishlist for fans all over the world. Many have suggested that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams should take the reins if it were to come to fruition.
Henry Cavill’s Superman has been on the minds of fans a lot lately. With the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement gaining traction online again, Cavill was urged to join actors Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and Ray Fisher in their support. Superman was also mentioned several times in The Rock’s release date announcement for Black Adam.
What do you think of Cavill’s reluctance to let the role go? Would you like to see him continue to play Superman? Let us know in the comments below!
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