Henry Cavill to return as Superman? Overjoyed fans say it will add new life to DC extended universe
There has been a ripple of excitement among DC fans after Zack Snyder hosted a quarantine watch party of his film, 'Man Of Steel'. While fans waited with bated breath to know whether Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman again, they were overjoyed to hear that Snyder's Cut of 'Justice League', which saw him play the superhero, will be released on HBO Max.
The question swivels around Cavill, whether he will return as Superman, anytime soon, on the big screen. The DC Gods just might be kind to us, and we can expect him in a DC film, just maybe not a standalone Superman film. According to Deadline, while 'Wonder Woman 1984' and 'The Suicide Squad' are already done filming and Superman won't be appearing in Robert Pattinson's Batman, there are chances that the red-caped superhero could appear in 'Shazam 2', 'Black Adam' or 'Aquaman 2'. It seems as if 'Shazam 2' is a likely bet, but 'Black Adam' isn't too far behind on the list of possibilities as Dwayne Johnson has announced that a Superman/Black Adam brawl "is in the cards."
Fans have a lot to say about this piece of news. One wrote, "I really liked Man of Steel, but I understand people’s issues with it. And even though I liked it, I‘m not itching for that type of Superman story again. That being said, I’m so happy Henry Cavill will be reprising the role. He’s perfect for it and is an all around amazing dude."
"2020 said sorry and gave us Avatar on Netflix and then made Henry Cavill Superman again. Maybe this year won't be so bad....?" a fan wrote. Another tweeted, "The return of #HenryCavill as Superman will add a new life to the DC Extended Universe. @wbpictures."
"So #HenryCavill in talks to return as #Superman. But in what film? No talks about a solo film. Probably in the Shazam! Sequel," a fan tweeted. "Greatest news ever," another wrote.
In a Mens’ Health’s December cover story, Cavill revealed he had not given up the role. “The cape is still in the closet,” he said. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”