Although rumors swirled that Henry Cavill was leaving the cape behind after Justice League, new information suggests he might return to Superman once more.
With Warner Bros. pivoting DC Films into a new, lighter direction than the previous adventures before Justice League, it seemed like Henry Cavill wouldn’t return for a second solo Superman film. But Heroic Hollywood exclusively learned new information which suggests the Man of Steel might be ready for a comeback in the near future.
It’s important to remember that while dedicated fans still love and support Zack Snyder’s vision for DC’s Justice League, the film was a critical and financial disappointment, with Warner Bros. reportedly losing $60 million dollars. The studio decided to change the DCEU’s direction and follow unique creator led stories instead. In 2018, just before the debut of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Zachary Levi’s Shazam, it was announced that a Supergirl film was in development with screenwriter Oren Uziel tapped to write the script. He previously scripted 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox before also being tapped to write the sequel to Ryan Reynolds’ Detective Pikachu. Rumors suggested that Kara Zor El’s solo film would springboard a new actor to replace Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Zachary Levi’s Shazam proved that DC’s new direction was successful, bringing a welcome dose of superheroic comedy which also boasted a surprisingly touching undertone. But one of the most talked about scenes nearly looked very different. The scene sees Billy Batson thank his best friend Freddy by turning up to their school as Shazam – proving to the other kids (and bullies) that he really did know the hero. But Billy also brought an impressive friend with him: Superman. Well, most of him anyway. Audiences only saw the hero’s iconic costume, thanks to the Kryptonian’s head being out of frame. Henry Cavill was originally supposed to fully appear in a brief return to the DC Extended Universe, with director David F. Sandberg explaining the original scene saw Supes joke about school food with Shazam and Freddy. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal fell apart thanks to scheduling conflicts with Cavill’s role as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series.
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