During an interview with Collider at CinemaCon, Justice League star Henry Cavill discussed the possibility of returning for a Man of Steel sequel and whether or not when he would extend his DC Extended Universe contract with Warner Bros.
While a Man of Steel sequel has yet to be announced, Henry Cavill has been open about his desire to reprise the role of Superman in a direct sequel to the DC hero’s standalone film. Cavill once again expressed his hope of returning to play Superman in a Man of Steel sequel at CinemaCon and stated there are plenty of stories he wants to tell with the character:
“I’m having a lot of conversations, behind-the-scenes, with certain people and we will hopefully be having conversations with other people who are also behind-the-scenes to make things start happening. It is very much in my desire to do a Man of Steel 2, a direct sequel to Man of Steel, and there is a whole bunch of Superman story that I want to tell. There is a whole style of Superman’s character that I’m very keen to tell and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”
When asked about rumors that he was talking with Warner Bros. about extending his contract, Cavill would only state that he will do more films as Superman under the right circumstances:
“Honestly, there’s a possibility there. I think I’m still supposed to do one more. Regardless of that or not… there’s a lot of story that I would love to tell and if that stuff starts to happen and with exciting filmmakers who I have close relationships with, then regarldess of whether I have one more or not, I’m doing it. Because I want to tell more of the Superman story.”
Do you want to see Cavill return as Superman? While I haven’t been a fan of the DCEU’s take on the character, I feel Cavill could make an excellent Superman if someone would actually tap into his natural charisma.
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, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD.
10 Essential Superman Comics You Need To Read
Superman, the quintessential superhero, seems to get a lot of guff from fans. The world’s most powerful Boy Scout can be a boring character when he’s not handled properly, but when he’s being guided by someone who truly understands him and his emotional complexities, fans should expect an amazing story.
Yeah, Superman can punch his way out of simple problems, but when the audience gets to see him think or deal with personal vulnerabilities we develop a special bond with the character. To follow someone who has to be careful about sneezing in public in case they knock someone over or can’t help his friends move furniture in case it betrays his strength can be extremely interesting.
Superman represents hope and believing in yourself. While it might seem like Superman can do anything, his stories really teach audiences that if they believe in themselves their ability to do good is unlimited. Even the world’s most powerful person has emotional problems, and to see him try to overcome his pain serves as a nice reminder that all of us are strong, no matter how low we may feel in a particular moment.
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