There's arguably no superhero more beloved, or better known than Superman. As one of first major mainstream superheroes to debut in the world of comics, the character has gone on to become an icon who completely transcends the pages of DC's graphic novels. Henry Cavill has spent the last three years in the boots of the Last Son of Krypton, and according to his new manager, Dany Garcia, he wants to embrace that legacy and seriously expand the character's world in the DCEU. Garcia explained:
Dany Garcia recently recently spoke to Newsweek about her newfound status as Henry Cavill's manager, and she meticulously laid out the actor's plans for the future. With regards to his role as the Man of Steel, it's clear that he doesn't want to be a secondary player in this universe. In addition to his status as a central hero in the upcoming Justice League movie, it seems that Cavill really wants to open up Superman's corner of the DCEU with the recently confirmed Man of Steel 2. In true Superman fashion, Cavill apparently wants to take the world by storm and have a global impact on audiences.
Of course, like most Hollywood insiders, Dany Garcia plays incredibly coy with the details. It's difficult to truly know what she means by "expand that world," but we can reasonably assume that Henry Cavill really wants to bring more niche elements of the Superman mythos into the greater DCEU. This could mean introducing a deluge of new villains, or (given the major tonal shifts that DC's aiming for) it could also mean bringing in more lighthearted Superman characters like Kara Zor-El a.k.a Supergirl, or maybe even Krypto the Superdog. Please, for the love of all that is holy, let them introduce Krypto the Superdog.
It's not necessarily surprising to learn that Henry Cavill wants to go all in with the Man of Steel franchise. He's consistently proven himself as one of the most passionate performers in DC's cinematic universe. Whether it's engaging fans and co-stars at San Diego Comic-Con, or simply keeping a chipper demeanor while sitting next to Sad Affleck in interviews, the guy clearly enjoys his role as Superman in the DCEU, and he wants to ensure that his role remains as prominent as possible in the near future.
If you're a fan of Henry Cavill's Superman, then it appears that you can look forward to a much more fleshed out Man of Steel universe within the next few years. CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to Man of Steel 2 and the rest of the Superman franchise as more information becomes available to us; Henry Cavill will return as Superman when Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
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