Zack Snyder has teased the resurrection of Henry Cavill’s Superman in his version of Justice League.
In the theatrical version of Justice League, Henry Cavill’s Superman returned in a brighter suit and channeled his inner Christopher Reeve. Based on the CGI over Cavill’s mustache in the film, it’s expected that the return of Superman will play out a bit differently in Zack Snyder’s cut of the film that will arrive on HBO Max next year.
Henry Cavill’s journey as Superman began in Man of Steel where we saw his first day as a superhero. Man of Steel humanized Superman in a way that we’ve never seen before on film and Zack Snyder talked about making him more relatable during a recent interview on Beyond the Trailer:
“I love the idea of Superman going on a journey with his character. I love the idea of Superman having to reconcile his morality, reconcile his place on Earth, reconcile love affair with Lois and how that affects the way he relates to humanity and all those things as we all do with the normal relationships we all have in our daily lives. So I think that when you see Superman grapple with those things, he becomes a lot more relatable. When I see Superman having to figure out what to do, I now can go like, ‘Wow, if I was Superman…’ Superman is such an abstract character, in his powers and what he’s able to do. Anytime you can bring him back down to Earth, he becomes a lot more relatable, and for that he’s more interesting. A huge respect for his moral code, and I think his ultimate place as the top of the pyramid of the DC superhero world. In the end he has to achieve that pinnacle.”
The Justice League director went on to say that it was always a part of his plan for Superman to reach his peak after his death in Batman v Superman and explained how his cut will explore that idea:
“I always felt like that was what I was doing. Now with the resurrection sort of theme, who is he now? When you touch the eternal, in the sense that coming back from the grave. How are we changed by that?”
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s 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.
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Source: Beyond the Trailer