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Henry Cavill Excited For Justice League Snyder Cut, Addresses Superman Return Rumors

July 3, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Henry Cavill Superman Black Suit Justice League Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Henry Cavill is looking forward to watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut and has discussed the rumors that he’s set to return as the Man of Steel. Cavill spoke with Variety for a new interview and was asked about the Snyder Cut, which is set to release on HBO Max sometime in the first half of next year.

Cavill has also been reportedly in talks to return to the role of Superman in a new film and talked about those rumors. Highlights are below:

On if he’s surprised that the Snyder Cut is finally being released: “I don’t know if I’m surprised. With everything that has happened this year, with the lockdown and cinemas having to close and streaming services now being how we are getting our entertainment, it’s not really a surprise. I think it’s one of those things where it’s an opportunity, and I think it’s great that Zack [Snyder] has an opportunity to finally release his vision of [‘Justice League’] and I think that’s really important for a storyteller and a filmmaker. When that doesn’t happen, it’s always a sad occasion. And now Zack has the opportunity, and I’m excited to watch it.”

On the rumors he’s in talks to play Superman again: “They get wilder and wilder by the day. The amount of speculation, the stuff I read on the Internet, is extraordinary and sometimes frustrating. It’s when you see people stating stuff as fact. Like, “No, that’s not the case. That hasn’t happened, and that conversation isn’t happening.” But the important thing is that people are excited about it, and I think it’s important to be excited about a character like Superman. Superman is a fantastic character. If people are chatting about it, and even if they’re making stuff up, it’s okay, because that means they want to see the character again. And in an ideal world, I would absolutely love to play the character again.”

On if he’s ever left a comment on those kinds of rumors under an alias: “I’m not going to lie; I’ve been very tempted, but there’s something about that, that feels deeply immoral. When it’s about Superman, and if I’m representing Superman, it just feels like the wrong thing to do. I’m just going to let this all play out. Me saying something isn’t going to make a difference. What does it really matter? One day, people will know the truth, and if they don’t know it now, it’s okay.”