‘When you have to save everyone, how hard is that on you?’: Henry Cavill Believed Superman’s Savior Complex Was Turning Him Evil Like in Superman III, Wanted Man of Steel 2 To Explore That Darkness

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It seems that the next few years will be jam-packed for actor Henry Cavill as projects pile up on his schedule planner one after another. He is known for his roles in Netflix’s The Witcher, Enola Holmes, and Mission Impossible, but none more than his iconic role as Man of Steel’s Superman.

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Henry Cavill in Man of Steel

It’s been years since Cavill starred in a superhero film wearing Superman’s cape, and fans have been wishing for his return. The actor has been vocal about his enthusiasm for reprising the role in the DCEU, and just recently, the character appeared in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam post-credits.

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Henry Cavill Reveals Possible Concepts For Man Of Steel 2

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Man of Steel 2 is reportedly in development

Given the possibility of another Superman film, Cavill has some ideas he wants to explore about the character. He believes there is more to Kal-El/Superman than the audience has seen. In an interview with Collider, the actor shared his thoughts:

I had a bit more of a gentleness to the tone of the thing, but I would love to have the opportunity to play the Superman that we all know and love from the comics, as a continuation of his development and we see the hero.”

He went on to say that it is an interesting concept to tackle what makes the character so ideal and the consequences that come with it. Every hero possesses a challenging reality, and that is where Cavill wants to take the direction of the next Man of Steel film. He added:

It’s just about finding the right hooks to have a character that is as good and idealistic as Superman, that there are wonderful opportunities to delve into what it’s like to exist as him and those hardships that come with that. When you have to save everyone, how hard is that on you? That could be an interesting line to run.”

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Cavill wants a darker Superman story

Henry Cavill’s excitement on his return has got fans anticipating a darker, more menacing Superman. When asked about the possibility of a sequel and the concept he would wish to bring to the table, the actor told The Hollywood Reporter:

There’s an opportunity for growth after that, to explore the psyche of Superman as a deep, seemingly invulnerable god-like being but with real feeling on the inside. As I always say, ‘The cape is still in the closet.’

Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for future updates regarding Henry Cavill’s upcoming projects and the future of Superman in the DCU.

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.