It’s been a good couple of weeks for fans of the DC films. First we got the news that HBO Max will indeed release Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League, and now we’re learning that Henry Cavill is in talks to return as Superman in a new movie.
Deadline says that new project will not be a Superman movie, however. “While there is not a Man of Steel sequel in the works, we’re hearing that Henry Cavill is in talks to reprise his role as Superman in the Warner Bros. DC Universe.”
The site adds: “We hear Cavill could come back in a couple of different ways, not a standalone film, but there are plans to put him back in the big red cape again sources with knowledge tell us.”
Variety‘s Justin Kroll clarified a bit more on Twitter. “Cavill’s return is only a cameo and would likely have him appearing in a film where he has previous ties with title character (AQUAMAN, SHAZAM). Sources say not for BLACK ADAM or WW. New MAN OF STEEL film still way off with no certainty Henry would return to star.”
Either way, it’s exciting news for fans, especially since it was announced back in September of 2018 that Henry Cavill would no longer appear as Clark Kent/Superman in the DC Universe. He has played the superhero in 2013’s Man of Steel, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and 2017’s Justice League.
The actor is currently starring as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s popular The Witcher series, which had started filming its second season. Production was shut down due to current events but is expected to pick back up soon.
In related news, Justice League director Zack Snyder has given a peek at his cut of the movie coming to streaming service HBO Max, which launched yesterday. The director’s cut is expected to hit the service in 2021.
You can view Snyder’s photo of Darkseid below. All Snyder said was, “He’s coming… to HBO Max.” Ray Porter played the DC villain in segments of Justice League that were not used, though it’s unclear how the character will appear in the new cut. In the theatrical version of the movie, Ciarán Hinds played the main villain Steppenwolf.
When #ReleaseTheSnyderCut was made official last week, Snyder said: “I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality,” said Snyder.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.
But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, and Chris Terrio.