'The Flash': 'Flashpoint' plot might see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman one last time in the DCEU
His appearance in the Ezra Miller-starrer may also explain his exit from the DCEU in a rather believable manner
There was a Deadline report this May that Henry Cavill is in talks to reprise his role as Superman in the WB DC Universe. With the latest news being Michael Keaton's possible return to the DCEU as Batman in 'The Flash', fans have been speculating if this was the project Cavill would ideally return to. It does make sense considering the discussion wasn't for a potential 'Man of Steel' sequel.
Should this speculation indeed come true, this would mean Superman would be either making a cameo appearance or he would just be one of the characters who will take up some major screen space even if it is for a brief bit. Superman has been an integral feature in The CW's Arrowverse show, 'Supergirl', and while he does play more a supporting role, the epic multiverse-shattering battle of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' saw three Supermen, Tyler Hoechlin, Brandon Routh and Smallville's Clark Kent (Tom Welling).
However, with 'Flashpoint' rumored to be the storyline for 'The Flash', the film may see Cavill as the Superman in one of the timelines and may also explain his exit from the DCEU in a rather believable manner. Not just does it make the whole thing seem like a new start, it also leaves the door open for a potential return to the franchise. 'Flashpoint' sees Barry Allen mess with the timeline creating an alternate universe. The comic plotline for 'Flashpoint' sees Thomas Wayne becoming Batman in an alternate universe after Barry Allen fractures the timeline.
And despite all this, fans will still be hoping for a 'Man of Steel' sequel that sees Cavill back as Superman. 'Man of Steel' was a mixed outing for Snyder and Henry Cavill. While the film did receive praise and new fans, it also lost some of the fanatic Superman fans in its quest to give a different take to the character. Currently, the film has an acceptable 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This number is a lot better compared to the two other films that have Superman appearing— 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (28%) and 'Justice League (40%).
What are your thoughts on Henry Cavill making an appearance in 'The Flash'?