It’s been a couple of years since Henry Cavill final performed Superman within the DC Extended Universe, nevertheless it appears to be like just like the actor is not afraid to nonetheless symbolize the Man of Steel. On Thursday, Cavill took to Instagram to share a photograph of him driving a Ducati bike, whereas carrying a helmet patterned with Superman comedian panels.
Cavill’s future within the DCEU has been a little bit of an enigma over the previous yr, after a report got here out that he could be departing the position after a contract feud with Warner Bros. While a Superman sequel reportedly is not being seen as an instantaneous precedence for Warner Bros., some have speculated that the entire drama was primarily blown out of proportion.
“I just talked to Henry,” Jason Momoa, who co-starred with Cavill in Justice League, mentioned in an interview on the time. “He’s absolutely not [leaving the character]. He loves the character. He’s not. One hundred percent.”
To an extent, Cavill’s Superman has continued to play a task within the DCEU, with a stunt double sporting the costume in a quick cameo on the finish of Shazam!. The cameo did not present Cavill’s face, though the movie’s inventive crew initially deliberate to take action.
“In the script, we had a bit scene with Superman — however we solely had a really slim window to shoot this scene within the faculty, so we tried to make it work with Henry Cavill however schedules didn’t align,” director David F. Sandberg admitted within the movie’s commentary observe. “I used to be like, ‘what do we do now? We need an ending to our movie,’ So we really shot al little different ending in case we have been going to make use of that the place the children see a hostage scenario on TV they usually simply exit and fly off to cope with that, nevertheless it was like, ‘we don’t get the payoff with Shazam’s going to indicate up in school.’”
“So we did this thing with our Shazam stunt double in a Superman suit and we just cut out before you see his head.” Sandberg continued. “And it labored rather well. I assumed it was actually humorous. At first I used to be like, ‘This is never going to work, this is going to feel cheap,’ however reducing out on Freddy’s response like that, I believe is healthier than what we had initially deliberate. Originally Superman is meant to take a seat down, speak to the children, Freddy was going to be like ‘I have so many questions,’ after which we have been going to chop out, however this sudden reduce to the credit simply works so a lot better.”
Upcoming DC films embody Joker on October 4th, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, The Batman on June 25, 2021, The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021, and Aquaman 2 on December 16, 2022.