A new concept design imagines Justice League star Henry Cavill as the Kingdom Come version of Superman for the big screen.
The Kingdom Come comic book miniseries by Mark Waid and Alex Ross has been revered for years now due to its mature storytelling and fantastic character-work. The story sees a disillusioned Superman leaving the Justice League behind for a decade after Lois Lane is killed. Fans have been hoping to one day see the story adapted for the silver screen which now seems possible considering the DC Extended Universe is increasingly becoming more established. While there’s no chance we’ll be seeing Kingdom Come for at least the next couple of years, this cool fan edit shows off what Henry Cavill could look like as an aged Superman.
The concept design was created by a digital artist known as “Skull101ify” on Instagram and sees Justice League star Henry Cavill looking like the Kingdom Come version of Superman, wrinkles and all. You can check out the artwork below.
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In honor of his possible return, here's @henrycavill as Kingdon Come Superman! . . . . #DianaPrince #ClarkKent #JohnJones #jonjonzz #wallywest #barryallen #ArthurCurry #maxwellord #justiceleague #jla #superman #batman #wonderwoman #flash #theflash #MartianManhunter #greenlantern #aquaman #dc #dceu #dccomics #dcextendeduniverse #cw #supergirl #flash #arrow #joker #releasethesnydercut
What this artwork does really well is show how battered and upset Superman can look if pushed to his breaking point, something that Kingdom Come excelled at. Should this current roster of DC Extended Universe characters continue for the next decade or so, it’d be brilliant to see a Justice League film tackle the beloved Superman story. At this moment, Warner Bros. and DC have been taking continual creative risks with their projects so it wouldn’t be surprising if Kingdom Come graced the screens of our multiplexes.
What do you think of the artwork? Do you want to see Henry Cavill return for a Kingdom Come movie? Sound-off in the comments section below!
Henry Cavill’s Superman was last seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding Superman and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!