Report: Henry Cavill in Talks to Return as Superman for Multiple Movies
Henry Cavill might get the chance to bring the cape out of the dusty old closet and play Superman again, but as a recurring guest star in other movies.
Everyone can relax, Superman returns. Henry Cavill has a big chance of returning to the cape that’s still his and not just for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
It’s being widely reported but The Wrap broke news Cavill is in negotiations to don the blue and red for multiple DC movies to come. ComicBook.com adds he might not get a sequel to Man of Steel for now.
Things would work in a way similar to Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk or Nick Fury in the MCU. Superman would appear “in films for a supporting role or even smaller cameos,” says the site.
They also note, “The future of Cavill’s Superman has not yet been fully decided, and it sounds like Warner Bros. and DC Comics are still figuring out where the character best fits in upcoming films.”
The potential deal is why Cavill was able to appear on Snyder’s live stream of Man of Steel where the director’s cut of Justice League was officially announced for HBO Max. Before that, Cavill wasn’t sure if the Snyder Cut existed and didn’t take part in the campaign to see it released.
He routinely expressed interest, meanwhile, in returning and getting Man of Steel 2 made. Cavill and Mission: Impossible – Fallot director Christopher McQuarrie pitched Warner Bros. on a sequel, but the studio didn’t bite.
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Cavill has also stated he would like to adapt elements of the Brian Azzarello’s graphic novel Superman: For Tomorrow. “There’s a lot of weight to it,” he said in 2018. “I don’t know if it’s the exact one I’d make a movie out of but I definitely take tones from it.”
Cavill remained adamant the cape was still hanging in his closet the last few years and he has “a lot I have to give for Superman yet.”
Rumors ran hot for months he was coming back. The tipping point came weeks ago when it was reported the announced Supergirl movie was off. Meant to softly reboot Super-lore in the DC Extended Universe, it had a scriptwriter in Oren Uziel but failed to enter production.
There was also talk we would see Cavill’s Superman in Black Adam or a Shazam sequel. Allegedly, Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson is pulling for that; he and Cavill share management.
Black Adam (and Wonder Woman) are out of the question according to Justin Kroll of Variety.
Cavill’s return is only a cameo and would likely have him appearing in a film where he has previous ties with title character (AQUAMAN, SHAZAM). Sources say not for BLACK ADAM or WW. New MAN OF STEEL film still way off with no certainty Henry would return to star.
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 28, 2020
That might not be for long though. Cosmic Book News continually reports Cavill’s return and slugfest with Teth-Adam won’t happen until, at least, Black Adam 2.
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