The Man of Steel veteran insists he is still committed to being the Last Son of Krypton
The love affair between Warner Bros. and Henry Cavill has taken a few knocks in the past few years. The critical panning of the now derided Justice League movie only served to leave fans and studio heads disillusioned with the dark superhero path laid out by Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman.
Following the infamous “moustache-gate” and the laborious reshoots by Joss Whedon, Justice League achieved the impossible … and dissolved the Justice League in its current form. Ben Affleck surrendered the cape and cowl, Aquaman set off for the brighter solo sea’s and Wonder Woman will soon be taking a trip back in time for Wonder Woman 1984.
But where does that leave The Man of Steel?
Despite rumours suggesting Henry Cavill‘s tenure as Superman is well and truly over, neither the actor himself or the studio have released anything concrete to support the conjecture. But now, Cavill is coming out fighting and has promised Superman fans everywhere that they have not seen the last of his incarnation of the Man of Steel.
While speaking to Men’s Health magazine, the actor spoke candidly about his tenure as Superman, and his plans for the future of the DC character.
“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.”
Later in the interview, Cavill was asked for his perspective on both Batman Vs Superman and Justice League and in his opinion on the former was “Very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.” As for Supes role in Justice League, Cavill said: “It didn’t work.”
I’m of the opinion that Batman was the subject of complete character assassination in Justice League, and of the two, Superman fared better than his Gotham counterpart and was depicted more in line with the unswervable portrayals of Christopher Reeve’s version of Superman. However, one thing is undeniable. With Cavill looking to the future and the imminent release of the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher, which has incidentally already been renewed for a second season, Superman needs Cavill more then Cavill needs Superman.
Fingers crossed Superman fans may have something to cheer about in the near future. Cavill’s sentiment will undoubtedly resonate with the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaigners and will buoy Superman fans the world over, and in this day and age, it is refreshing to hear an actor’s commitment to a role which has proven to be as controversial as a CGI removed moustache!
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Source: Men’s Health