It seemed like Henry Cavill had hung up the cape and boots for good after reports surfaced in 2018 that Warner Bros. were done with the character. Two years later and the current hype over the incoming release of the famed Snyder Cut seems to have stirred the pot enough to some new information to light.
Comicbook.com claim to have insider information that Warner Bros. still plans to use Cavill as Superman in the near future. When studios sign actors to star in the franchise, they sign multiple picture deals and Cavill is still apparently contracted to play the character.
This apparently does not mean that Man of Steel 2 is in the pipeline. Alternatively, the character will be used in a way akin to the way Marvel Studios has used the Hulk. Appearing in supporting roles, team movies and cameos in movies spearheaded by other heroes.
Cavill appeared on Zack Snyder’s live stream rewatch of Man of Steel last week, it was here where Snyder announced that the Snyder Cut of Justice League would be coming to HBO Max. Fans wondered if his presence was to hint at something and now it seems like this may have been the case.
It’s unclear what implications the release of the Snyder Cut could have but Snyder did plan for Superman to appear in Justice League 2. But that was before tragedy struck leaving him to exit the project. Warner Bros. then brought in Joss Whedon who completely changed the direction of the projecting, creating a finished product that disappointed fans worldwide.
Cavill first debuted as Superman in Man of Steel and reprised the role another two times in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Even when it seemed as though the studio lost interest in seeing Cavill return as Superman, Cavill didn’t. He has made it clear that he would like to reprise his role once again. He felt his version of the character still had a lot to offer.
“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 about the characters development in the first movie.
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