Henry Cavill declares he plans to play Superman once again in the future. The 37-year-old British celebrity originally used the red cape in 2013's Man of Steel, the rebooted Superman collection. Since Man of Steel, Cavill duplicated the responsibility 2 a lot more times, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as well as likewise Justice League (2017). Before Cavill, the character was shown by Brandon Routh in 2006's Superman Returns. Cavill's Man of Steel took right into motion the DC Extended Universe as well as likewise served as the first movie of the usual movie universes.
Rumors of Cavill's return have really been wandering considered that his last depiction of Superman in Justice League. In May, it was reported that Cavill stayed in speak with duplicate his responsibility once again. However, all that is know is he wasn't considered for a Man of Steel 2, Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, or The Suicide Squad. The news could point to Superman playing the duty of connective tissue throughout the DCEU movies, similar to Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Henry Cavill sat down with Patrick Stewart on a remotely filmed episode of Variety's Actors on Actors and shared that he would like to play Superman again. The two actors spent time discussing their life-changing roles, with Stewart talking about Picard on Star Trek, and Cavill talking about Superman. Stewart says for actors, a part may come along that has an enormous impact on future roles. He asked if that happened for Cavill with Superman. Cavill replied, “I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation. When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that.” Cavill continues, “Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play extra of Superman in years to come.“
It's essential to address that Cavill stated he'd want to portray the responsibility “in years to come,” and not “for years to come.” The distinction is important because Cavill is expressing interest in playing a part in any opportunities that may arise in the near future, instead of claiming any sense of real ownership over the role. After all, Superman is a character portrayed on both the big screen and television by a long list of actors. There is always a chance the role is given to another actor in future flicks, especially with the numerous changes coming to the DCEU. The Batman franchise is an example that comes to mind, with Robert Pattinson replacing Ben Affleck as the titular character in the upcoming, The Batman. There have also been rumors that Warner Bros. doesn't have faith in a solo Superman movie starring Cavill.
While the quality and also strength of the DCEU movie have long been debated by fans and also critics alike, many do believe that the scripts from each of these movies didn't allow the talented actor to demonstrate his full range and also ability. Cavill is currently the star of Netflix's hit series, The Witcher. Whether or not he reprises his responsibility as Superman, Henry Cavill fans can still anticipate his expanding profession.