Henry Cavill’s DC Extended Universe tenure on the big screen as Superman is far from over … at least if he has anything to say on the matter.
In an “Actors in Actors” Variety In an interview with Patrick Stewart, Cavill conveys apparent unbridled enthusiasm for his Superman career; a role that, according to a 2018 business report, was believed to have been abandoned after an alleged Warner Bros. shake-up in the financial and critical sequel to the 2017 mega-movie League of Justice. Pertinently, Cavill’s sudden rush of optimism comes shortly after a late-May report’s claim that he is in talks with the studio to return to the role of an unspecified DCEU movie. As Cavill expresses to Stewart:
“I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you take the cloak with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation. When you meet kids, kids don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they can see Superman, and that carries a responsibility. Because he’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility that I’m happy to have, and I look forward to playing Superman for years to come. ”
Cavill, now 37, debuted in the role of Clark Kent / Superman in director Zack Snyder’s 2013 reboot DCEU film, Iron Man, which manifested itself as a serious, more character-centric (some might say grumpy) interpretation of the character than previous iterations on large and small screens. She would repeat the role in the follow-up to Snyder in 2016,. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, vs. Ben Affleck’s Batman, who would eventually join Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg in 2017 League of Justice, which Joss Whedon completed for a Snyder affected by the family tragedy. Despite the divisive nature of those departures, however, Cavill’s performances as Superman were widely viewed as a diamond in the proverbial DCEU, and initial reports of his departure from the role were met with widespread lament.
As with Superman’s predecessors on the big screen Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh, this first performance elevated British actor Cavill, then best known for his role in the television series Showtime. The Tudors– to household name status, leading to opportunities for co-starring in non-Blue-Bomber projects, such as the 2015 movie reboot (underrated) of Uncle’s man and a career in front of Tom Cruise in 2018 Mission impossible – Fallout. As Cavill continues: