We may not have seen the last of Henry Cavill has Superman after all. The 36-year-old actor first put on the cape in 2013's Man of Steel and went on to reprise the role in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017's Justice League. Yet, following the release of Justice League, things began to shift at DC Films as Warner Bros. started to rethink its strategy with the brand. That, ultimately, left Cavill's future in doubt. However, the actor has now commented on the matter in a promising way for those who wish to see him return to the role.
Henry Cavill is currently promoting The Witcher, his new fantasy series for Netflix, which was already given an early season 2 renewal. It was, in part, Cavill's participation in the show that gave some pause when it came to his future as our on-screen Superman. Yet, during a recent interview, Cavill didn't mince words when the subject came up. Here's what he had to say about it.
"The cape is in the closet. It's still mine."
That is pretty cut and dry. Last we heard, Warner Bros. had halted development on Man of Steel 2 and there are no current DC projects on deck that have Superman slated to appear. To make matters more complicated, the brief cameo made by Superman in this year's Shazam didn't have Henry Cavill in the suit. Instead, the character was shown from the neck down. Couple that with reports from last year stating Cavill was done with the role, in addition to the actor's confusing, non-verbal response on Instagram, and things have seemed far from certain, to say the least.
This is truly the first time that Henry Cavill has significantly discussed the matter since the release of Justice League. As many fans will recall, Henry Cavill was called in for reshoots on that movie and had to have his Mission: Impossible - Fallout mustached removed with CGI. It was something of a disaster. Speaking further, Henry Cavill hasn't given up on the Superman role yet and has high hopes for the future.
"I'm not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on. 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."
That is a promising comment, indeed. Whether or not Warner Bros. feels the same way remains to be seen. At the very least, for now, Henry Cavill firmly denies that he's hanging up the cape for good, so it's not quite time to fancast our new Clark Kent just yet. This news comes to us via Men's Health.