Henry Cavill recently took to Instagram to joke that his Superman was holding back against Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
DC Comics’ Jim Lee shared what began as an arm tutorial for Superman on his personal Instagram account yesterday, only for it to evolve into a new piece featuring Superman using his heat vision in order to kill Batman. This led to a response from Superman himself when Henry Cavill replied in the comments, teasing that he was holding back against Ben Affleck’s Batman during their epic duel in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
You can check out the response from Henry Cavill below.
HUMOR: He really was holding back. WB give him a sequel!! from DC_Cinematic
While Henry Cavill could be teasing unfinished business between his Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman it’s unlikely we’ll ever get to see a rematch between the two titans. With Ben Affleck having officially retired from the role of Batman, the actor has been replaced on the silver screen by Robert Pattinson who will don the cape and cowl as a new incarnation of the Gotham City hero for Matt Reeves’ The Batman, leaving chances for a on-screen reunion between Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman almost slim to none.
As for Henry Cavill himself, the actor has no deal to return for another outing as Superman in place. After Warner Bros. courted the actor for a cameo in Shazam!, Henry Cavill walked away from negotiations only for his version of Superman to still be featured in the film. The production managed to skirt around the lack of Henry Cavill by simply not showing Superman’s head in the scene he appeared in.
So what do you think? Was Superman holding back against Ben Affleck’s Batman? Let us know in the comments below!
Henry Cavill can be as Superman in with Ben Affleck’s Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Here’s the official synopsis for Justice League:
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, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD. Stay tuned for more updates on the future of the DC Extended Universe.