Superman rumors are running widespread again, and there’s no fact to the most recent round of news relating to Henry Cavill’s status as the Guy of Steel, Collider has actually learned. The website Revenge of the Fans reported yesterday that the “huge obstacle preventing Cavill from appearing as Superman in a new Warner Bros. DC motion picture is that Cavill’s group was making needs including a manufacturer credit, director and script approval for any possible Man of Steel 2.
We connected to Cavill’s team, and they vehemently denied this rumor as “patently unreliable,” noting there is “no truth to this.” Cavill is not making any such demands contingent upon his return for a Man of Steel follow up.
Cavill landed the coveted role as Clark Kent for Zack Snyder’s 2013 film Man of Steel, and subsequently reprised his role as Clark/Superman in Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the reshoot-heavy Justice League. Fans have been demanding an appropriate Superman follow up since Male of Steel hit theaters, as Batman v Superman was an engaging concept however caused less screentime for Kent as it likewise needed to present Ben Affleck’s Batman. But therefore far, that Superman sequel has yet to emerge.
Last September, THR reported that Cavill was “parting methods” with Warner Bros. and the character, however it is very important to note that because that time, neither Warner Bros. nor Cavill have actually ever stated he’s not playing Superman anymore. At the time of THR’s report, WB put out a statement merely stating “We have a terrific relationship and fantastic regard for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. In addition we have made no current decisions relating to any upcoming Superman movies,”
Warner Bros. is currently at a little bit of an inflection point for its DC Movies, and after attempting grand overarching strategies for an interconnected universe, it quite seems like they’re now taking it one film at a time. Case in point: The Birds of Victim job that remained in advancement turned out to be so enticing that it leapt ahead of a Suicide Team sequel in regards to production, and is now currently shooting. Additionally, James Gunn was recently worked with to compose and direct the Suicide Team sequel, which might end up being more of a reboot.
Then there’s The Batman, for which Warner Bros. finally verified Affleck will not star. Matt Reeves is composing and directing that movie, which will apparently introduce a younger Batman, however it’s unclear how/if it’ll connect to the existing DC Movies.
The recognized Justice League hasn’t been entirely dissolved. Gal Gadot returns as Marvel Woman in the follow up Marvel Lady 1984 next summertime, and the smashing success of Aquaman all however assures Jason Momoa will be back for a sequel to that movie. This means there’s still really much the possibility that Cavill could return in some sort of capability, whether that’s in a correct Man of Steel sequel (here’s hoping) or a supporting or cameo role in among the other upcoming DC films.
For now, Cavill is presently shooting the highly prepared for Netflix dream series The Witcher, in which he fills the lead function. And while Warner Bros. has yet to reveal prepare for more of Cavill as Superman, we can confirm that the trouble is definitely not due to agreement demands imposed by Cavill or his team.