DCEU’s highly anticipated Justice League movie has received mixed reactions since its release and even had the worst opening weekend at the box office in DCEU history. Justice League is currently the only DCEU movie that failed to cross the $100 million mark on its opening – however, it still managed to top the box office rankings by making around $94 million which is well below the expected $120 million mark Warner Bros. was hoping for. Fans predominantly complained about Justice League’s weak plot and an even weaker bad guy among other things. However, most of the fans did appreciate the rebirth of Superman and how his character seemed full of optimism just like in the comics. But Henry Cavill dropped another bomb on DC fans in a recent interview that he is running out of time and his contract allows him to play Superman in just one more movie, which he hopes is going to be Man of Steel 2. Justice League’s below-par performance at the box office will force Warner Bros. to make a lot of changes to the fates of DCEU movies but a second solo Superman movie is always going to be on the cards.
Ben Affleck recently mentioned in an interview while he was doing press for Justice League that he’s “contemplating” regarding his stint as Batman when he was asked about his role in The Batman solo movie. Henry Cavill is contractually obliged to play Superman just one more time and if that’s going to be the last time he puts on the cape, he wants to do it in Man of Steel 2 and would like it to be a “feel-good” solo movie. This is what he said:
“There’s a wonderful opportunity to tell the Superman story. Now there is a fantastic chance to show Superman in his full colors and tell a very complex, character-driven movie that is based on a story and have that wonderful sensation of hope and happiness. A feel-good movie with lessons laced in there as well.”
Henry Cavill’s version of Superman received a lot of backlash in Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice for being too dark and gloomy but that wasn’t the case in Justice League. His character was reborn in the movie and Cavill wants to build on that and leave the franchise on a high note, in case Warner Bros. chooses not to renew his contract.
Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel kicked off the current DCEU back in 2013 and the sequel has been in works for quite some time but Warner Bros. hasn’t revealed much about the project. Despite all the uncertainty, Henry Cavill seemed pretty optimistic about his character while giving the interview to L.A Times. Would you like to keep seeing Henry Cavill as Superman? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more and latest Hollywood news.