Henry Cavill's future as Superman on the big screen may be in limbo, but he has some thoughts on his previous turns as the iconic DC superhero. Cavill first played the part in 2013's Man of Steel, which kicked off what is now commonly known as the DCEU. The actor has since played the part two more times, once in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and again in 2017's Justice League. The results, financially and critically speaking, are varied, but what does Cavill think of these movies personally?
At present, Henry Cavill is promoting his new Netflix show The Witcher. There is no telling when he may play Superman again, if ever. But during a recent interview, he was asked about his prior experiences in the cape, starting with Man of Steel, which was directed by Zack Snyder. While the movie may be critically divisive, Cavill, in hindsight, is quite happy with how that one turned out. Here's what he had to say about it.
"A great starting point. If I were to go back, I don't think I'd change anything."
Man of Steel, for quite a few fans, was a bit dark and violent for what they wanted out of Superman. But the general sense seemed to be that Henry Cavill was the perfect man for the job. Things got interesting when the follow-up would finally put Superman on Screen with the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That movie remains divisive as ever, with Ben Affleck ultimately taking on the role of Batman. Cavill feels, at the end of the day, this became more of a Batman movie.
"Very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie."
The actor, remaining reasonably diplomatic, didn't comment on the quality or how he truly felt about it. Moving on, we get to Justice League. This movie proved to be a disaster, as Zack Snyder left before filming was finished, with Joss Whedon coming in to oversee massive rewrites and reshoots. Henry Cavill, for his part, ended up in a rough spot as his mustache for Mission: Impossible - Fallout couldn't be shaved, leaving it to be removed from his face via CGI for his Superman reshoots. Cavill didn't mince words when sharing his thoughts on this particular outing.
"It didn't work."
It's not likely many fans would push back against that sentiment at this point. That's likely why there is still so much discussion about the fabled Snyder Cut of Justice League, which has been getting another big push lately. In the same interview, Henry Cavill made it clear he hasn't surrendered the role of Superman just yet and he wants to take another crack at it, be that in Man of Steel 2, or whatever shape it may take. This news comes to us via Men's Health.