Henry Cavill Still Wants To Play Superman, Discusses What He’d Like To See In A Sequel

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Of everyone involved in Warner Bros. failed shotgun attempt to create their own version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it can be argued that no one got screwed more than Henry Cavill.

I’ve long argued that when Cavill was cast as Clark Kent for Man of Steel, Warner Bros. had no intention of creating a shared cinematic universe at that moment and simply wanted to, for lack of a better term, The Dark Knight-ify Superman. Given the massive critical and commercial success that the Christopher Nolan Batman franchise was, it’s only logical that Warner Bros. was hoping to do the same for their equally beloved Last Son of Krypton.

Unfortunately for Cavill, Warner Bros., and most importantly, the fans, Marvel Studios’ rampant success forced the studio to change course and try and Frankenstein a shared cinematic universe together with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

And yet, despite all that backlash and drama and disappoint, Cavill still, somehow, still wants to be involved with the franchise.

Speaking to Fox 5‘s Kevin McCarthy, when asked about the fervent support for the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League, Cavill said he would rather just focus on a possible Man of Steel sequel.

“I’m always interested to see how that stuff turns out but that is very much a chapter of my past, I would rather talk about what is going to happen in the future. The future of Superman, how I can express that character from the comic books, which ties in nicely to ‘Man of Steel’. ‘Man of Steel’, I really like that movie, and I’d like to be able to tell the story where it was left at that point,” Cavill said.

In recent weeks, there have been rumors that Warner Bros. is considering recasting the role, as they reportedly had conversations with Michael B. Jordan about playing Clark Kent.

And yet, despite the failings of Justice League, most fans in the community would have no problem seeing Cavill suit up as the Man of Steel once more. Plus, considering Warner Bros. recent hot streak, it’s only fair they give Cavill another crack with their newfound sense of direction.

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Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him eric@brobible.com