It looks like Henry Cavill will be putting on that red and blue suit again.
Variety reported that the British actor, 37, is in talks to return as Clark Kent in an upcoming DC Comics movie.
Is he suiting up for reshoots for Zack Snyder’s recut — aka Snyder Cut — of Justice League? No, according to Variety’s sources, who said Cavill is up for a cameo in one of DC’s upcoming movies, which include Aquaman 2, The Batman and Suicide Squad 2.
If memory serves, Cavill’s Superman in Justice League — the theatrical version completed under Joss Whedon’s supervision — wasn’t well-received. It wasn’t his fault.
Cavill was in the midst of filming Mission: Impossible — Fallout when he was recalled for Justice League reshoots. Problem was, Cavill had a moustache which was he contractually obligated not to shave.
Ultimately, the Justice League producers resorted to using CGI to remove Cavill’s facial hair to the tune of US$3 million (S$4.3 mil). But the digital IPL results were super-weird.
Despite that movie’s lukewarm reception, Cavill said he was still game to play the Man of Steel. “The cape is in the closet,” he said in a 2019 Men’s Health interview. “It’s still mine… I’ve not given up the role.
“There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”
Cavill is currently starring on Netflix’s fantasy series The Witcher. Let’s hope he’s not growing a beard for the new season and if he is, he’s allowed to shave it off when he returns as Superman.
The news of Cavill back as Kal-El broke shortly after Snyder tweeted a first-look pic of villain Darkseid from his upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League.
Warner Bros is reportedly spending US$20 million on the highly anticipated recut which will feature new music and special effects. As per Hollywood Reporter, it’s unclear how Justice League 2.0 will be shown when it premieres on HBO Max next year, either as a four-hour director’s cut or in six TV-style “chapters”.