Henry Cavill in negotiations to return to Superman!
It’s been up in the air as to whether or not Henry Cavill would ever return to his career-making role of the iconic DC Comics hero Superman after appearing in three films in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe and now it’s been reported he is currently in talks to reprise the role! (Via The Wrap)
Though Cavill had reportedly departed the role in 2018, he has said in interviews since that he hadn’t given up on the role and was very grateful for his time as the Man of Steel and was ready to take on the mantle once again should the opportunity arise and now it appears he’s ready to return, though it’s currently unclear as to the extent of his new work, whether it be for the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League or for future films.
Cavill first appeared in the role in the start to the DCEU Man of Steel followed by 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League, which was the inciting point for his potential exit from the role after reshoots caused a rift between the studio and the star as it conflicted with his work on Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible — Fallout. He was set to appear in future DCEu films, including a cameo in David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, but after being let go from the role, one of his stunt doubles stepped in for him instead without the face of the character being shown.
In the meantime, Cavill has been hard at work leading Netflix’s upcoming fantasy series adaptation The Witcher, which recently received an early Season 2 renewal. Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Cavill’s upcoming projects also include the mystery drama Enola Holmes, where he will be portraying Sherlock Holmes.
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