Henry Cavill’s tenure as Superman has been wildly unorthodox. After making a promising debut in the lukewarmly received Man of Steel, Henry Cavill has mostly been relegated to co-starring efforts, including performances in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Throughout his three-film arc, writer/director Zack Snyder presented a general indecisiveness in how to portray the character, opting for a dark, more grounded tone before changing the character back to his earnest origins in Justice League. All of these factors led many to believe that Cavill’s days as Superman were over for DC, but it appears after a long wait, Cavill could be returning as the Man of Steel.
According to a Tweet from Youtube personality Grace Randolph, Henry Cavill is in final talks with Warner Brothers to return as Superman, with Randolph sharing that the talks could conclude any day now. This news is coming fresh off Warner Brother’s announcement to revive the Snyder Cut of Justice League on HBO Max, which is set to be either a 4-hour feature film or a six-part miniseries.
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) May 22, 2020
After rumors swirled about other actors taking the Superman mantle (Michael B. Jordan was in consideration a few years back), the decision to stick with Cavill is certainly somewhat surprising. That being said, I am happy to see the actor return to the role, as he has elevated Clark Kent/Superman even when the material wasn’t the best.
Personally, I hope Cavill’s return marks more of the George Reeves-esque presence that we saw in the Justice League. Cavill’s performance was one of the lone bright spots in that bombastic mess, capturing Superman’s likable everyman personality with charm and a sly sense of humor. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Cavill’s Superman on the big screen.
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