The story surrounding Henry Cavill’s future as Superman in the DC Extended Universe has been rocky but if Warner Bros. needs a replacement, it seems that Stephen Colbert is down and already has the costume ready.
The DC Extended Universe had to face a heavy blow recently as it seemed that Henry Cavill was no longer going to be playing Superman on the big screen. Since then, the public statements from Warner Bros., Cavill and his reps make it appear that Cavill is still playing Superman, though no decision has been made on any future Superman movie.
If Cavill ever wants to give up the role, there would no doubt be a flood of actors, newcomers to A-list, that would love to take the role. One comedian has just put his name in the hat for the role and it’s probably not one you’d expect. Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, recently tweeted out this message in response to the rumors that Cavill was no longer Superman.
I heard they're looking for a new Superman. I just want to put it out there that I coincidentally wear glasses and red underwear.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 13, 2018
Obviously, Colbert is joking, but he would no doubt make for a great superhero voice actor. Hopefully, we’ll see Supes back on the big screen sooner than later. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Superman and the DC Extended Universe as more information becomes available.
If Cavill ever walked away from the role, who would you like to see play the role of Superman on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!