Henry Cavill says playing Superman is a responsibility that goes beyond the movies
After years of not wearing the Superman suit, Henry Cavill reprized the role in the post-credits scene of ‘Black Adam‘ teasing his future in the DCU.
And, during his participation in the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Comic Book), the star explained that wearing the Superman cape is a big responsibility, something that goes far beyond the movies.
In your statement, cavill said that he has a lot of love for the fans and that the character represents the goodness of the world.
“I learned a lot from Superman. I’ve been playing this character too long to understand what he means. When you play a character like that, you feel as responsible to the audience as you do in front of the camera. Wearing that cape taught me a lot about myself and the world as well and about the power of important characters like Superman and what he means to so many people.”
Previously, cavill took to Instagram today to officially confirm his intention to return as ‘Super man‘, sharing a new image of himself featured.
cavill stated that his appearance in ‘black adam‘ is just the beginning.
“The image you see in this post and what you saw in black adam are just a small taste of what’s to come,” said Cavill. “There is a lot to be thankful for, and I will get to that in time, but I wanted to thank you most of all. Thank you for your support and your patience. I promise you will be rewarded.”
Remembering that ‘The Man of Steel 2‘ is already under development at Warner Bros. pictures.
Apparently, the sequel was only stuck in limbo because of the former head of the DC Studios, Walter Hamadawho did not want the actor to return.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamadaleader of DC Films for the last four years and now leaving, was largely responsible for leaving the iteration of the hero played by cavill “in the fridge”. Hamada had his own plans for the franchise, one of them involving the introduction of an alternate version, scripted by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and so didn’t want any involvement from the Super man in black adambut those plans have recently changed.
As far as is known, the change of command was fundamental for this to happen, including David Zaslav (CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery), and Michael DeLuca and Pam Abdy (presidents of Warner Bros. Pictures). The three had this “intense desire” to resume the iteration of cavill.
Nonetheless, Dwayne Johnson and the Seven Bucks Productions is who are truly responsible for the return of cavill. The star and his brand, one of the most influential in Hollywood today, insisted for years to make it happen.
After negative responses from Hamada, Johnson decided to contact from luca and Abdy directly, which gave the positive signal. An intense round of negotiations took place before Labor Day, a deadline insisted by the studio, and everything worked out.
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