If Henry Cavill gets away with it, he’s not done playing Superman. Since 2013, the British actor has worn the Man of Steel stockings and cape for three box office hits: “Man of Steel”, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League” set in Warner . Bros’ DC Universe.
In an interview for VarietyActors on the Actors issue, Cavill told Patrick Stewart that he hopes to continue playing Superman for years to come.
“I’ve always been a fan of Superman,” said Cavill, who is 37 years old. “With a character like that, you take the cloak with you off set. And it becomes part of their public performance. When you meet kids, kids don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they can see Superman, and that entails a responsibility. Because he’s such a wonderful character, he’s actually a responsibility that I’m happy to have, and I look forward to playing Superman for years to come. “
Cavill did not specify how he would portray Superman in future films. A story in Deadline Last month he reported that he was in talks to return to the character, but not necessarily in a separate movie.
“My life has changed dramatically because of that,” said Cavill. “And he has given me many opportunities for roles, and yes, he has been one of those characters that changed the entire course of my career. I am incredibly grateful for that, and it has also taught me a lot about myself. ”
Stewart asked Cavill to explain.
“He’s so good, he’s so nice, and when you start comparing yourself to him, because you’re playing it, you really start looking inward,” Cavill said. “You say, ‘Am I a good person? Can I be a good enough person to play Superman? And if you ever hear a whisper there that’s like, ‘Hmm, wait a second. Maybe not, “so you adjust it and make sure you’re a better person. I think that’s all we can do in life.”
For more information on Variety’s conversation with Cavill and Stewart, read our full story here.