Henry Cavill has weighed in on some of the recent Superman rumors. In a recent interview with Variety, the Man of Steel actor was asked about some of the rumors that have cropped up online. Many of which began flying around following reports that the actor was set to return to the DCEU as the beloved character.
“They get wilder and wilder by the day,” Cavill said. “The amount of speculation, the stuff I read on the Internet, is extraordinary and sometimes frustrating. It’s when you see people stating stuff as fact. Like, “No, that’s not the case. That hasn’t happened, and that conversation isn’t happening.” But the important thing is that people are excited about it, and I think it’s important to be excited about a character like Superman. Superman is a fantastic character. If people are chatting about it, and even if they’re making stuff up, it’s okay, because that means they want to see the character again. And in an ideal world, I would absolutely love to play the character again.”
As was widely reported recently, Cavill is said to be in talks to return as Superman once again. Following the release of Justice League in 2017, it seemed like his days as the famed Kryptonian here were done.
What remains certain is that Henry Cavill wants to play Superman again. What is more confusing is his official status. The actor is not saying here that he isn’t in talks to make a return to the part. He is, however, saying that many of the reports making the rounds are untrue. That makes things a little tough to sort out.
Reports suggested that Superman would appear in various DCEU movies in the future. Man of Steel 2, it was said, is not currently on the table. There is no script for the long-awaited sequel, and Warner Bros. is still struggling to figure out how to make a new solo movie work.
During the interview, Cavill also commented on the Snyder Cut of Justice League. The fabled cut will be debuting on HBO Max next yet. It will finally bring Zack Snyder’s original vision to life.
“I don’t know if I’m surprised,” Cavill said. “With everything that has happened this year, with the lockdown and cinemas having to close and streaming services now being how we are getting our entertainment, it’s not really a surprise. I think it’s one of those things where it’s an opportunity, and I think it’s great that Zack [Snyder] has an opportunity to finally release his vision of [‘Justice League’] and I think that’s really important for a storyteller and a filmmaker. When that doesn’t happen, it’s always a sad occasion. And now Zack has the opportunity, and I’m excited to watch it.”