When Henry Cavill Wants To Play Superman Again

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The DC Extended Universe is a tricky place. While only a handful of blockbusters has been released to the public, there have been a ton of projects announced to be in development. Besides Aquaman and Shazam!, which are actively filming, the future of the shared universe is uncertain. As such, it's unclear when we'll see some of our favorite characters, including Henry Cavill's Superman/Clark Kent. Cavill has starred in the most DC movies to date, and he was recently asked when he'd be returning to the blue and red. While he doesn't have a concrete timeline, Cavill revealed he'd like to reprise his role ASAP, saying:

I can't answer that definitively right now. But I'm hoping sooner rather than later. I've been talking to certain people and hopefully, we're going to start talking to other people who are responsible for making those calls. And we shall see.

While it's unclear if Superman will return in a Man of Steel sequel or another big ensemble project like Justice League, Henry Cavill certainly seems dedicated to playing his role in the shared universe. Considering how wishy washy Ben Affleck has appeared to be in the last year, this will no doubt be a relief to all the DC fans out there.

Henry Cavill's comments to Fandango seem to indicate that he's sticking with the DCEU for the long haul. Considering Man of Steel ended up jump starting the entire shared universe, Cavill's comments are certainly comforting. Zack Snyder was eventually given the freedom to expand his version of the DC universe, resulting in the ambitious but critically mixed additions of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Superman has been a major focus of the movies thus far, so it's good to know Cavill is planning on putting the cape back on.

Unfortunately, not al the leading players of the DC Extended Universe seem as determined to stick around for the long haul. Ben Affleck seems to be distancing himself from his role as Batman, starting with stepping down from directing the character's first solo movie. It seems like we may only get one or two more appearances with Affleck as Bruce Wayne, so the studio is going to have to pivot in order to keep Batman on the silver screen.

There has been plenty of talk around Man of Steel's possible sequel in the past year or so, with fans eager to see Henry Cavill's Superman get another solo movie. Plenty of directors' names have been tossed around, so Henry Cavill's determination to fly another day will no doubt help this process.

The next installment in the DCEU is Aquaman on December 21st, 2018, and you can catch Henry Cavill in Mission: Impossible -- Fallout on July 27, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.