After countless ifs, buts, and maybes, it appears that Henry Cavill is back as the most powerful superhero on Earth. According to a recent claim, the British actor will don the red and blue cape and reprise his role as Superman in a sequel to his 2013 film Man of Steel. According to the rumour, the film is currently being developed with Henry in mind, and it will be a part of the bigger DC Extended Universe.
Henry had made his debut as Superman aka Clark Kent in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Henry reprised his role in Batman vs. Justice League (2017) and Dawn of Justice (2016). (2017).However, with Zack Snyder’s departure from the DCEU and Warner Bros.’s shift in focus about the franchise’s future, Henry also quietly left the universe. Despite calls from fans for his return, it appeared implausible until very recently.
Industry insiders said that the new management at Warner Bros. Discovery had persuaded Henry to reprise his role as Superman, and in September, it was reported that Henry was back in the role. Last week, the leaked post-credits scene of DC’s upcoming Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson, hinted a Henry cameo, and many assumed this was the project about which industry sources were speaking. According to a recent story from The Hollywood Reporter, this is merely the tip of the iceberg.
According to the article, Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy have expressed “strong desire” to recast Henry Cavill as Superman. According to the article, the project would essentially be a sequel to Man of Steel. Charles Roven is producing it and is now searching for writers.
A release date of 2024 or 2025 may be overly optimistic, as production is still in its infancy and there is still a long road to walk before filming can begin. However, fans can rejoice at the news that, at least for the time being, conditions are favourable for the return of their favourite Superman.