With all the talk on the town being anything and everything that is Marvel this week, rightfully so, one can’t help but wonder of the future of the other comic universe that exists: the DC Extended Universe. Aside from the upcoming Aquaman film later this year, the production of Shazam!, and the announced pre-production of Wonder Woman 2, it’s rather uncertain what else is in the future for the struggling franchise or how much more we’ll see of certain characters. One of those characters is Henry Cavill’s Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman, who has appeared in three of the DCEU’s films.
While attending CinemaCon yesterday, Cavill was asked by Fandango if and when his portrayal of the Man Of Steel would return to the big screen. While the star is uncertain as to when that will happen, he expressed that he would like to reprise the character that brought him national attention. His response was shared on Fandango’s Twitter account:
“I can’t answer that definitively right now. But I’m hoping sooner rather than later. I’ve been talking to certain people and hopefully, we’re going to start talking to other people who are responsible for making those calls. And we shall see.”
Henry Cavill would like to get back in the Superman cape ASAP.#CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/L2x3N3oo6G
— Fandango (@Fandango) April 26, 2018
Personally, while the films are not on that level of the MCU’s best, I enjoy Cavill as Superman. He embodies the exact look of the comic book character and has given us a performance that shows the character’s strengths and weaknesses, internally and externally. I felt Man Of Steel was a good film that opened the door to this new cinematic universe and that it’s not too late to save it (with the right creative leadership and less studio interference).
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We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for Cavill and his performance as the Earth’s adopted son.