Drumrolls! If reports are to go by, two years after departing the role, Henry Cavill is in talks to once again portray Clark Kent/Superman in films based on DC Comics. However, the extent of Cavill’s return to the role, whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League or for appearances in future films - has not been disclosed. Both the films will release on HBO Max.
Just had a little chat with Zack Snyder after a man of steel watch party. Ladies and Gents, it finally happened. The Snyder cut will be out next year! Now, I know there have been two camps over the whole Snyder Cut thing and whether it will ever happen for a while. Just remember, we all get to have more Justice League now, it's a win win. So, be nice to each other ;). Big congratulations to you, Mr Snyder! #ReleaseTheSnyderCut #ZackSnyder #JL
However, Warner Bros and Henry's representatives couldn't be reached for comments on Wednesday, as reported by variety.com.
Unless you are living under the rock, Cavill portrayed the superhero in Zack Snyder's Superman origin story Man Of Steel in 2013, then in 2016's Batman v Superman and 2017's Justice League.
Meanwhile, the ecstatic mood of DC fans was evident on social media with #HenryCavill trending all day.
*Henry Cavill returning as Superman*
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According to sources, Cavill wouldn't be suiting up for the director's cut. It would, in fact, be a cameo in one of DC's upcoming films, which include Aquaman 2, The Suicide Squad and The Batman. The 37-year-old actor, in an interview with Men's Health magazine in December, revealed that he isn't done with Superman duties yet. "The cape is still in the closet. It's still mine. I'm not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I've not given up the role. There's a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That's important to me. There's a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is - you'll see."
Before Henry, the Superman cape has been worn by Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, and Ben Affleck.
The British actor was also seen in 2018's Mission: Impossible - Fallout alongside Tom Cruise and Netflix's The Witcher.
(Source: Variety, IANS)