That Henry Cavill is returning to Superman after technically 5 years nonetheless feels fairly contemporary, although it’s been about two weeks for the reason that information formally broke. Since he lastly broke the information, he’s made clear that he needs to return again as a extra joyful Man of Metal, and his gratefulness that he’s capable of get one other shot on the character after first donning the cape in 2013.
However in chatting with Deadline for the outlet’s “The Movie That Lit My Fuse” sequence, Cavill additionally touched on how he needed to mentally put together himself for the opportunity of not enjoying Superman once more. “As an actor, it’s a must to be taught that there are issues out of your management…regardless of how your efficiency was, it doesn’t matter what issue weren’t in your management within the first place,” he defined. “[Being Superman] was one thing which I needed to very gently maintain onto in my coronary heart.”
The tumultuous manufacturing of blockbuster superhero movies, and Warner Bros. extra broadly, is effectively documented. Cavill wouldn’t be the primary actor to get a uncooked deal from enjoying an iconic superhero, however he’s one on this trendy period with the strangest lifecycle. As a consequence of a faceless cameo in 2019’s Shazam and final yr’s information that WB enlisted Ta-Nehisi Coates and JJ Abrams to develop a film starring a Black Superman (which can or is probably not nonetheless occurring), for a time it appeared pretty doubtless that Zack Snyder’s Justice League could function Cavill’s final go because the DCEU transitioned following the eventual universe-wide reset with 2023’s The Flash.
Cavill first auditioned to play Superman for 2006’s Superman Returns, a task which might finally go to Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh. For him, the attract of the DC character stemmed from his innate goodness and the impact he has on these round him, which he hopes he’ll get to convey throughout in regardless of the subsequent movie is the place Superman crops up.
“There’s one thing so true and trustworthy and hopeful, which is the very best of all of us, and I like that,” he continued. “I feel it’s the factor which all of us really yearn for, deep, deep down, which is goodness, and everybody else being good, and good to 1 one other. […] Even at our most cynical, I feel that deep down, that’s what we would like.”
Till we see Superman once more, we’ll need to tide ourselves over with Cavill in yet another season of The Witcher and so many extra Warhammer discussions.