Henry Cavill shares his desire for Superman to become more inspirational in the DC Universe after his reappearance in Black Adam.
Henry Cavill aspires for a more motivational Superman in the DC Universe moving forward after his return in Black Adam. The 2013 film Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder, marked the British actor’s first appearance as Superman and served as the catalyst for what was once known as the DC Extended Universe. Similar to Man of Steel, Cavill’s subsequent appearances in Zack Snyder’s films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League received varying reviews and poor box office performance. Superman lost popularity once the director left the series, and rumours suggested Cavill wouldn’t return either.
Cavill triumphantly returned as Superman in the post-credits sequence of Black Adam after a protracted period of uncertainty
During the post-credits scene for Black Adam, Cavill triumphantly returned as Superman after a protracted period of doubt. There is a lot of hope for Superman’s future in the franchise as a result of the unexpected cameo appearance, which marked his return to the DC Universe. After the release of Black Adam, Cavill expressed on social media that the post-credits scene was “only a very small taste of what’s to come” and hinted to a promising future for his character in the DC Universe alongside “an incredibly joyous Superman.”
Cavill is currently teasing his ambitions for Superman’s future in the DC Extended Universe during an exclusive interview for Enola Holmes 2 with Screen Rant. The actor expects to see a more motivating portrayal of Superman in next films, albeit much is still up in the air at this moment.
DCU Can Profit From A More Positive Superman
It is noteworthy that Cavill expressed his desire for a Superman portrayal that is more upbeat and motivating than what was presented in Snyder’s flicks. Batman v Superman continued Zack Snyder’s grim and gloomy portrayal of the Kryptonian hero, while Man of Steel introduced a more sombre tone to the superhero. The contentious theatrical version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which heavily relied on Joss Whedon’s reshoots, was vastly superior, but the Snyder cut was much more depressing. Both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman underperformed at the box office, in part because of how depressingly they portrayed the Kryptonian hero.
With Cavill now confirmed to appear in upcoming movies, the DC Universe has the ability to profit from a more upbeat portrayal of Superman, exactly as the actor has shown an interest in seeing. This could start with Man of Steel 2, which could serve as a soft reboot for the lead character and, depending on the writers and directors chosen, could shift the DC Extended Universe (DCU) away from Zack Snyder’s grim and gloomy portrayal of Superman and toward something that is more in line with the ideals of the hero, such as truth, justice, and hope. The outcome might possibly be a Superman movie that both reviewers and viewers will enjoy.