Though there’s no Man of Steel sequel on the horizon (…yet), Henry Cavill could still be suiting up as Superman once more!
According to Deadline, who first revealed the exclusive news, Henry Cavill is currently in talks to reprise his role as Superman in Warner Bros. DCEU, though not in a standalone.
According to Deadline’s sources, Henry Cavill could instead make cameos in future DC films such as the Shazam sequel, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam or the Aquaman sequel, which are the next productions to be prepped after coronavirus safety restrictions are lifted.
Wonder Woman 1984 and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad reboot are already in the can, so it’s highly unlikely that Henry Cavill would make cameos as they have already finished production. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is reportedly not in the same DCEU timeline, which likewise means that Cavill would not make a cameo in it.
Though it was never officially confirmed that Cavill had left The Big Blue Boy Scout behind, reports surfaced in 2018 that he had indeed stepped away from the role amid the major shake-up at Warner Bros. post-Justice League.
Cavill himself remained mum on the subject and so did Warner Bros; however, when Shazam featured a Superman cameo that wasn’t Henry Cavill, it seemed to all but confirm that his days as Superman were over.
However, fans had their faith renewed that they might see Henry Cavill don the Superman suit once again when the actor participated in Zack Snyder’s Vero Man of Steel watch party last week, wherein the director announced — with a fair bit of teasing and prodding from the actor himself — that the long-awaited Snyder Cut of Justice League would be released on HBO Max.
And though Cavill isn’t set to star in a standalone Superman movie at this moment, perhaps that might change if Zack Snyder’s Justice League does well on HBO Max. Here’s hoping!