Henry Cavill’s Superman dons the Injustice Superman suit in this new image that imagines a villainous take on the Last Son of Krypton.
Back in 2013, Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Entertainment debuted Injustice: Gods Among Us. The fighting game that launched on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U from Netherrealm studios featured the heroes of the DC universe, including Superman and Batman, clashing against each other in a Mortal Kombat style fighting game that tied into the Injustice comics. But when the sequel, Injustice 2, landed Xbox One, PS4, and Microsoft Windows, it gave Superman a much more villainous role than most fans are used to, as well as an incredible new costume.
Digital artist christ_ave41 recently shared a new piece that gives fans an idea as to what Henry Cavill could look like should he ever get the chance to don a costume similar to the suit worn by Superman in Injustice 2. You can check it out below.
While there are no immediate plans for Henry Cavill to return for another appearance as Superman, he has yet to officially retire from the role. Henry Cavill’s last performance as Superman was in Justice League which was was originally set to feature Henry Cavill in the black Death And Return Of Superman suit after he died in the battle against Doomsday at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film still saw Henry Cavill’s Superman returning from the dead, but the theatrical release lacked the black Superman suit entirely. Instead, it was left to be featured in a deleted scene, but fans are still clamoring to see Henry Cavill’s black Superman suit in Zack Snyder’s directors cut of the film, which has been confirmed to exist.
Henry Cavill exited negotiations to reprise his role as Superman last year after the studio could not reach an agreement that would have seen him return for a cameo in Shazam!. Instead, the film managed to still include the cameo with Henry Cavill’s Superman by keeping Superman’s head out of the shots he was in. Henry Cavill can be seen as Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. Henry Cavill will next be seen in The Witcher series on Netflix.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas Jones. Here is the plot synopsis for Shazam!:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Shazam! will be available on digital platforms July 2 before it arrives on Blu-ray July 16. The film will be followed by Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise and Henry Cavill as we learn it.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos