Henry Cavill talks Dawn of Justice; hopes for a solo Superman film in future
MAN OF STEEL may have launched the new DC Cinematic Universe, but at the moment there's no plan for the character to take center stage in another solo Superman film any time soon. The upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE may have started life as MAN OF STEEL 2, but according to Henry Cavill the new film "is not a Superman sequel, it’s more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel.”
Henry Cavill spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of individual Superman sequels but added his belief that Superman is a bit of a harder sell when compared to a guy who dresses up as a bat.
There’s plenty of time for individual Superman sequels, he’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories.
The DC Cinematic Universe is said to be "darker and grittier" than its Marvel counterpart, but I think DC can learn a lesson from Marvel in this case. Superman is frequently labeled as a "tough sell" in a market that demands their characters to be dark and flawed, but Marvel was able to take a chronic do-gooder like Captain America and turn him into one of their most compelling characters, all without sacrificing what makes him good. I've got no problem with a dark and gritty Superman film, just don't let your title character become an overpowered Batman in a slightly more colourful outfit.
While a solo Superman flick isn't in the books at the moment, it's not like the character will be getting shoved to the side; in addition to BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, the character (and actor) will be appearing in JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE in 2017 and JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART TWO in 2019
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