Henry Cavill is set to reprise his Superman role in future DC Comics live-action adaptation films. According to ComicBook, Cavill and Warner Bros. have sign deal that will actor return as the Man of Steel but the actor will star in future films as a supporting role and will make cameo appearances in solo films by other heroes. The site reports that the new deal is the reason Cavill appeared during Zack Snyder’s of Man of Steel live stream rewatch. The live stream also saw the director announce that the Snyder Cut will be released on HBO Max in 2021.
However, recent reports suggested the company is looking to develop a new Superman movie with Cavill. The actor revealed during an interview that he’d love to see Superman’s For Tomorrow storyline on the big screen. Waner Bros. apparently wants Snyder to put material into the Snyder Cut of the Justice League that will set up Man of Steel 2 and Justice League 2. However, the project will depend on how a huge hit the Snyder Cut iwill be before moving forward with the projects.
Last year there were rumors that Warner Bros. was looking for a new actor to replace Henry Cavill as the new Man of Steel. The studio even met up with Michael B. Jordan to discuss the possibility of the actor to introduce either Earth-2’s Val-Zod or a new version of Kal-El.
Cavill made his debut as Superman in the DC Extended Universe in Man of Steel. He later reprises his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. Man of Steel was released in theaters on June 14, 2013. The superhero film grossed $668 million worldwide, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of 2013. Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series that tells the character’s origin story.
The film success launched Warner Bros’ DC cinematic universe featuring other DC Comics characters. The DCEU films include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), and Birds of Prey (2020). The franchise will continue with Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020; The Suicide Squad, The Batman, and Black Adam in 2021; and The Flash, Shazam! 2, and Aquaman 2 in 2022. The DCEU is the eleventh-highest-grossing film franchise of all time, having grossed over $5.48 billion at the global box office.