Henry Cavill says he wants to keep playing Superman for years to come

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Henry Cavill has been playing Superman since 2013's MAN OF STEEL and if he has his way, he wants to keep playing the character for years to come. 

During an interview for "Variety", the 37-year-old actor expressed his interest to continue playing the role and also spoke of the responsibility of carrying the role with him into his public life:

"I've always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes a part of your public representation. When you meet children, children don't necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there's a responsibility which comes with that. Because it's such a wonderful character, it's actually a responsibility I'm happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come."

After 2013's MAN OF STEEL, Cavill went on to play the role again in 2016's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and 2017's JUSTICE LEAGUE. Since those films were released, Cavill's role in the DCEU has come into question with some thinking that Warner Bros. might go another route with the character and recast Cavill. It seems like there is no interest to do another Superman standalone film but soon after the news of the HBO Max 2021 release of the JUSTICE LEAGUE Snyder Cut, it was revealed that Cavill was in talks to return to the character in future films but not necessarily a standalone film. Speaking on the Snyder cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE, Cavill didn't talk about what to expect but he did seem happy that Zack Snyder was going to finally have his vision of the film released:

"I can't really tell you anything aside from the fact that all I know is that HBO Max will be releasing it, I believe, and it'll be Zack's final vision for the movie, and I don't know anything more than that. I'm just really happy that Zack got to realize his vision. I think it's important for a filmmaker and a storyteller to have their intended vision released and shown to the world, and I'm looking forward to seeing it myself. It's been quite the ordeal."

Cavill was asked to explain why the whole situation has been an ordeal and Cavill went on to say "With Justice League when it came, there was a mix of visions and the movie wasn't well-received. And then over the subsequent years, there was a push to see the fabled Snyder Cut. And now that time has come, and I think it's going to be very enjoyable to watch Zack finally release his version."

It's obvious that Cavill does enjoy playing the character and I'd argue, even though I'm not a huge fan of the three films he has participated in, that he's one of the better aspects of those films. I'd like to see him stick around and if talks are going well, it looks like this will be the case. Cavill acknowledges what the role has done for his career by saying "My life has changed dramatically because of it and it has given me plenty of opportunity for roles, and yeah, it's been one of those characters which changed the entire course of my career. I'm incredibly grateful for it, and it's also taught me a lot. about myself."

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Source: Variety

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