Ever since his appearance in 2013’s Man Of Steel, the movie that gave birth to the DCEU, Henry Cavill was starting to be recognized as the best adaptation of Superman in cinema history. The audience that had witnessed the performance of the actor was instantly mesmerized by his flawless depiction of the superhero with an emotional sub-plot about his past that helped his character gain more depth and sentimental value from the audience.
But, due to unfortunate circumstances within Warner Bros. Discovery, CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran decided to drop Cavill’s version of the caped crusader in order to revamp the DCEU into their new vision of the DCU. Many people were unhappy with this outcome, accusing the studios of disrespecting the actor and the hard work that he put in to bring the character to life. But it seems like there might already be a successor to Henry Cavill, who also happens to be a real-life hero of the country!
US Military Veteran Donns The Cape To Succeed Henry Cavill’s Man Of Steel!
When WB Discovery first announced that the current DCEU was being scraped by the executive officials in Warner Bros. they also announced that Henry Cavill will be hanging the cape forever. This meant that the excitement that the audience felt when they heard about his return as Superman in Black Adam was shattered within an instant, and their rage and displeasure surged forward. This was followed by threats and cyberbullying of CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran by fans of Cavill and the DCEU.
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But after a recent announcement made by Andrew List, a decorated US Army veteran and founder of A-List productions, fans are starting to believe that they have already got the legacy of Superman back in the form of his upcoming crowdfunded fan film titled Superman: Solar. The film will star another decorated military veteran Glenn Kiil who List met during his days of service in the US Army. In the description of his Indiegogo crowdfunding page, List mentions what his motives and inspiration for making this film. He said:
“Superman has always been important in my life and he’s always been my favorite character in any media. What has always drawn me to the character goes beyond the powers and abilities. It’s his humanity, he chooses to live as one of us to understand our problems…and cares all the same, While he does large-scale things like saving earth from alien invasions, he’s also that same guy who stops to help you change your bike tire on the side of the road, That’s what I’ve always loved about Superman.’’
With his idea of taking the caped crusader back to his roots grounded in the reality of his duties that he had taken upon himself, List tries to capture the image of the superhero into a national hero.
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What’s Next For Henry Cavill?
After leaving the DCEU franchise, Henry Cavill is now eyeing building up a cinematic universe with him in his lead in the proposed Warhammer 40000 web series by Amazon Prime Video. Cavill, himself is a big nerd when it comes to video games and literature, and he also happens to be a fan of the tabletop game. Thus, this series is also like a passion project for him.
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Superman: Solar, expected to release on December 2023
Source: Bounding Into Comics