Justice League has come and gone, and with it we saw the return and rebirth of Superman, played by Henry Cavill. After two films of a torn, uncertain Superman, we now have a Superman in the vein of what most comic reader see him as. He is not just an alien with a begrudging obligation to Earth. He is a beacon of hope who chooses to see the good in mankind.
With Justice League, we finally got to see that character arc play out. Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, and Cavill opened up about that emotional journey.
“He’s definitely different from previous incarnations. I feel like this is the natural progression from the end of Man of Steel into what he is now. This is a rebirth of the character, to coin the DC Comics franchise right now: It’s a refresh. This movie highlights the qualities of Superman that exist in the comic books. That’s something I’ve always been very keen to highlight in the character. This rebirth provided the opportunity for me to play those characteristics.”
It’s been a long time coming, but now audiences will get to see the true Superman on the big screen in future films (should they get made). What does Henry Cavill want to see? He opened up about that as well.
“There’s a wonderful opportunity to tell the Superman story. Now there is a fantastic chance to show Superman in his full colors and tell a very complex, character-driven movie that is based on story and have that wonderful sensation of hope and happiness. A feel-good movie with lessons laced in there as well.”
Even for someone like me who is never really like the Boy Scout interpretation of Superman, this sounds like a welcome idea, given the journey Superman has gone through over the course of the last three movies. To actually see him take on the role that we know him for would indeed be quite the rewarding prospect.
But what do you think? Is that the right direction for the Man of Steel to go in next, and do you even think it’s possible after the lackluster performance of Justice League at the box office? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Los Angeles Times