Any individual who has witnessed Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel in the 2013 DCEU movie has arguably fallen out of love with any other rendition of the Kryptonian superhero. Cavill’s rendition is the only acceptable version of Superman and Cavill is the only acceptable actor for the role. DC holds the record for creating the most remarkable trilogies, namely Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight and later Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And although the latter marks the last movie that witnessed the return of the beloved actor in DC, it isn’t enough to stop fans from dreaming.
The World Awaits Henry Cavill’s Return as Superman
In the SnyderVerse, extraordinary scripts take life and transform into extraordinary cinema. In the first movie of the Snyder trilogy, Henry Cavill assumes the role of the Last Son of Krypton as he traverses across a brutal landscape of growth, love, and redemption for his planet as he fights against General Zod in the Battle of Metropolis.
The Battle leaving ravages in its wake draws the wrath of the Dark Knight as he sets out to punish the god for his cruel destruction of innocent lives. In an elaborate master plan, archnemesis Lex Luthor brings the fight to a climax as he manipulates Batman and Superman in a duel to the death in Snyder’s second movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
2017 witnessed the remarkable resurrection of Superman although Snyder’s Cut (2021) added more gravity to the return. Justice League theatrical cut marked the final appearance of Henry Cavill and it has been a crushing 5 years for the fans as demands for his return and reprisal of the role have only increased exponentially.
Henry Cavill’s Rumored ’22 SDCC Appearance Bites the Dust
In the past few months, as the clamoring only grows surrounding Warner Bros., DC, and Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill too becomes a warehouse of rumors as he hints at his return as Superman but only under certain favorable conditions. Among all the hullabaloo, news reaches the fans regarding a rumored appearance of the actor at the 2022 SDCC comic-con panel for a certain announcement. However, the news has been squashed under another rock as Cavill was spotted in the midst of filming The Witcher Season 3 in Wales.
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As time passes, the flickering hope for Cavill’s return wavers too and as fans, we might have to wait even longer for something to solidify within WarnerMedia’s plans for DCEU. There have been talks of a Snyder reboot that needs to occur with Henry Cavill’s Superman as the focal point if the industry does want to move ahead with a future Superman project. However, those have remained just talks and anything concrete still remains to be decided pertaining to the actor and his involvement in DC.
The Witcher Season 3 premieres on Netflix in 2023.