Why You Shouldn't Think Too Hard About Clark Kent's Return After Justice League, According To Henry Cavill

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Spoilers for Justice League can obviously be found throughout this article.

At the end of Batman V Superman, Superman was killed off in a moment that was devastating for fans everywhere. However, by the time Justice League rolled into theaters, we knew Henry Cavill was on the press tour and that Superman would factor into the plot of the DC film somehow. Those who have seen Justice League already know that in fact Supes is back in action partway through the flick, and have wondered if that return will eventually have ramifications for Clark Kent, as well. Henry Cavill recently explained that fans shouldn't think too hard about how Clark Kent will pop back into the picture for people who are not his mother and Lois Lane. He said:

It's a tricky one. The wonderful thing about movies is that it's a suspension of disbelief. We're talking about a guy who can fly, who can shoot lasers out of his eyes. And so there are ways of doing it but telling these stories, it's about your enjoyment. It's about my enjoyment. It's about enjoyment for the viewer. And so we can spend four hours of a movie explaining why and how Clark comes back. But is that what you want to see?

Henry Cavill seems to be saying that whatever movie comes up next for Superman won't spend much time focusing on how Clark Kent is going to come back from the dead. When last we saw the character, the Kent family was returning to Martha Kent's home after Bruce Wayne bought the bank that had foreclosed on the house. The final scene was a nice one and set up the fact that Bruce Wayne and Superman are starting to get on the same page, and it leaves the door wide open for what is to come next.

Henry Cavill also said at ACE Comic Con (via Comicbook.com) that it would be nice if DC could solely focus on Superman and spend a ton of time just walking through the day-to-day in the life of the character, who spends part of his time as Clark Kent and part of his time as a superhero. He noted,

If I had billions and billions and billions of dollars and I could make six movies a year all based on Superman, yeah, we would go through that.

At six movies a year, however, we'd probably all be suffering a bit of Superman fatigue. Unfortunately, in real life, we have no idea what DC movie Henry Cavill might pop up in next. A follow-up to Man of Steel has not been announced. A follow-up to Justice League is looking less certain now that the first flick's box office numbers have not matched up to expected predictions. We'll have to wait and see if and when Henry Cavill even has the opportunity to be Clark Kent and not just Superman again. We'll let you know as soon as Warner Bros. makes an official announcement. For now, you can see the long list of DC projects that have been announced.

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