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“That’s the kinda stuff I want to do”: Henry Cavill Reveals He Wants to Do Period Drama Like ‘Gladiator’, Makes Sense for DCU to Hire Steven Spielberg for ‘Man of Steel 2’

Henry Cavill Reveals He Wants to Do Period Drama Like ‘Gladiator’

With Henry Cavill’s exit from The Witcher franchise, the actor gets honest with himself. Talking about what was the movie that drew the Man of Steel actor into the world of Hollywood, his answer indeed makes sense.

Referencing Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000), the actor stated that he loves starring in period dramas which made DCU’s decision of Steven Spielberg to direct Man of Steel 2 all the more reasonable.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher (2019-).
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher (2019-).

Henry Cavill Loves Starring in Period Dramas

After taking a break from The Witcher franchise, Henry Cavill is alleged to focus more on his role as Superman in the DC Universe. After a troublesome time for the actor, the people’s support and Dwayne Johnson’s fight were enough to bring the Rogue Nation actor back into the folds of DC.

Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Universe.
Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC Universe.

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Henry Cavill recently starred in Deadline’s video series, The Film That Lit My Fuse, wherein the actor talked about the movie that made the actor feel the wonders of Hollywood. Although he had already set his mind on acting, he stated that there were no particular movies that made him fall in love with…except one.

“I’m not too sure if this particular move made me have to tell stories on screen. I think I wanted to do that anyway. That was something that was bouncing around at the back of my head and I was excited. I was always interested in drama. I was doing school plays at the time, and it was definitely one of my two goals which I was going to go for.”

The Enola Holmes actor then divulged the film that had made it memorable for him to be a part of Hollywood. Citing Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000), the actor felt how movies impact the lives of people and thought “that’s the kind of stuff I wanna do”.

“I went with my English class, and it was a special trip which my teacher planned, and we all went together and watched the movie,” he said. “It was such a unique experience because, one, I was watching it with other students, rather than going by myself … and also we got to discuss the movie afterwards.

The actor continued,


“I don’t particular remember what was said in those discussions but all of a sudden, if felt like more of a thing than it ever had before. There was more of a breakdown as to what was happening and why we liked the movie. I love that period of history anyway, and the way Gladiator presented it was engaging and fun, and it made me think ‘that’s the kind of stuff I want to do.'”

The statements indeed make sense when rumors of creative differences between Henry Cavill and The Witcher team made the actor call it quits.

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Steven Spielberg To Direct Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel 2?

Steven Spielberg to direct Henry Cavill starrer Man of Steel 2?
Is Steven Spielberg to direct Henry Cavill starrer Man of Steel 2?

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It was recently reported that the President and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav were spotted having lunch with the veteran director. Steven Spielberg is known worldwide for his directional capabilities and therefore, has the fans’ hope of directing Man of Steel 2. 

Making this lunch even more noteworthy was that Christopher Nolan also sat down with the duo of David Zaslav and Steven Spielberg as the trio engaged in conversations. Nolan was previously attached to Warner Bros. but due to differences for the launch of Tenet (2020), he decided to walk off. Rumors have been spreading around the Internet that Steven Spielberg will indeed be directing Man of Steel 2 starring Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill was seen recently donning the cape of Superman in Black Adam. Black Adam is currently running in theaters for the world to see.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.