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.
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.
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