Since the first Superhero to grasp people’s attention in Action Comics issue no.1, Superman has become one of the most revered intellectual property. He has been through innumerable interpretations, both on paper and screen, with Henry Cavill being the current cinematic Superman.
Alongside Batman, Superman’s casting on the big screen is always big news. With Christopher Reeves leaving a mighty legacy starting off with Richard Donner’s Superman in 1978, it has always been big shoes to fill.
Henry Cavill loses his cape
The Snyderverse had a rocky start as well as an ending. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was expected to jumpstart DC’s extended Universe and introduce a new Superman but failed to definitely do both with lukewarm reviews.
The DCEU further faced difficulties with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the theatrical cut of Justice League. A common recipe in all these movies was Henry Cavill and even though not the reason for the DCEU’s failure, he was definitely the face of it and the studio wanted him gone.
Snyder Cut saves the brooding son of Krypton
But after intense pressure from fans and the need to fill content on HBO Max, WarnerMedia finally decided to green light Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The movie received great reviews overall and generated massive revenue for the company.
In the mix, Henry Cavill also reprised his role and finally landed his performance for the fans. But with rumors of recasting persisting, fans are rallying behind the actor to continue seeing him play Superman.
Comic-con to see Henry Cavill
Comic-con is one of the biggest events for comic-book companies. Marvel announced their Phase 4 and many other shows do their interviews at the event. It is also a great place to tease the fans with possibilities of casting and revival of beloved shows.
According to Deadline, Henry Cavill is rumored to be attending the San Diego Comic-Con and is expected to talk up more Superman. This news, even though rumored, has the fans hyped to hopefully see the actor return as the Big Blue.