Henry Cavill in talks to return as Superman – report

Henry Cavill is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Superman for an upcoming movie.The 37-year-old made his debut as Clark Kent and his alter ago from the planet Krypton in 2013’s critically-acclaimed Man of Steel, which focused on the origins o…

Henry Cavill is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Superman for an upcoming movie.

The 37-year-old made his debut as Clark Kent and his alter ago from the planet Krypton in 2013’s critically-acclaimed Man of Steel, which focused on the origins of the iconic superhero.

He reprised his role for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and again for the ensemble blockbuster Justice League in 2017, and sources have confirmed to Variety that Cavill is in talks to don the red cape once again for an upcoming DC Comics movie.

According to insiders, Cavill won’t be shooting new footage for Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, which is coming to HBO Max in 2021, but making a cameo appearance in one of the upcoming DC films, such as Aquaman 2, The Batman, and The Suicide Squad, although the latter has already completed principal photography.

Back in December, Cavill insisted he hadn’t given up the role of Superman, as rumours swirled that he was being replaced.

“The cape is still in the closet,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into.

“I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

A representative for the actor and Warner Bros. have yet to comment on the report.

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Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League heading to HBO Max in 2021

Warner Bros. studio bosses are making the unprecedented move of releasing filmmaker Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League on upcoming streaming service HBO Max.Snyder had to step down from directing the DC Comics superhero movie in the spring of 2017…

Warner Bros. studio bosses are making the unprecedented move of releasing filmmaker Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League on upcoming streaming service HBO Max.

Snyder had to step down from directing the DC Comics superhero movie in the spring of 2017 following the death of his daughter, and Joss Whedon was recruited to complete the project, with him reworking and reshooting several scenes.

Justice League, which featured Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa has Aquaman, was panned by critics upon its release in 2017, and ever since, fans have been calling on studio officials to share what Snyder had made before having to walk away.

Gadot, Cavill, Affleck and Momoa threw their support behind the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut social media campaign in late 2018, and the director revealed on Wednesday that he and his production partner, wife Deborah, have been working on his vision for Justice League.

Snyder shared the news at the end of a virtual screening for his 2013 Superman movie Man of Steel, along with leading man Cavill, but did not explain how his footage, which had yet to undergo the post-production process or have special effects added at the time of his departure, would be presented on HBO Max, which launches on 27 May.

However, he promised fans his Justice League cut, which was previously said to have a near-four hour run time, would be completely different from the project released to theatres, which he has never actually seen.

“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. “You probably saw one-fourth of what I did (in the original movie).”

It’s currently unclear whether it will be released as an almost four-hour director’s cut or split into TV-like chapters. Sources have estimated that the new cut will cost $20-$30 million (£16-£24 million) to make.

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Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa celebrate release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut

Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa have taken to social media to celebrate the upcoming release of Zack Synder’s version their movie Justice League. The filmmaker stepped down from directing the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie, also starring Ben Affleck, Gal…

Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa have taken to social media to celebrate the upcoming release of Zack Synder’s version their movie Justice League.

The filmmaker stepped down from directing the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie, also starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller, due to a family emergency and was replaced by Joss Whedon.

The movie was slated by critics upon its release and ever since, fans have been calling on studio officials to share what Snyder had made before having to walk away, with Gadot, Cavill, Affleck, and Momoa even throwing their support behind the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign.

On Wednesday, during a video chat with Cavill following a virtual watch party of 2013’s Man of Steel, Snyder revealed his cut of Justice League would be released on upcoming streaming service HBO Max in 2021, and stars of the film took to Instagram to celebrate the news.

“Ladies and Gents, it finally happened. The Snyder cut will be out next year!” Cavill, who plays Superman, wrote beside the new cut’s poster. “Now, I know there have been two camps over the whole Snyder Cut thing and whether it will ever happen for a while. Just remember, we all get to have more Justice League now, it’s a win-win. So, be nice to each other ;). Big congratulations to you, Mr Snyder!”

In the comments, his co-star Momoa wrote, “Love u bro excited for the world to see”, before sharing a post on his own Instagram page.

“Finally it’s happening. your welcome (sic). justice served. all my aloha to everyone who made this happen. all the fans. we love you. ALOHA,” he added.

Ray Fisher, who portrayed Justice League member Cyborg in the film, also told his followers, “For those who fought. For those who believed. Thank you.”

Snyder’s footage had yet to undergo the post-production process or have special effects added at the time of his departure. It’s currently unclear whether it will be released as an almost four-hour director’s cut or split into TV-like chapters.

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Amy Adams: ‘I don’t think I’ll be playing Lois Lane again’

Amy Adams believes it’s unlikely she will ever play Lois Lane again.The 45-year-old actress made her debut as the DC Comics character in 2013’s Man of Steel, portraying the Daily Planet journalist who teams up with Superman, played by Henry Cavill, as …

Amy Adams believes it’s unlikely she will ever play Lois Lane again.

The 45-year-old actress made her debut as the DC Comics character in 2013’s Man of Steel, portraying the Daily Planet journalist who teams up with Superman, played by Henry Cavill, as a powerful alien race try to invade Earth.

She reprised her role for the critically-panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and again for 2017’s ensemble comic-book adaptation Justice League, alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

However, Adams told Empire magazine that she feared her days playing Lois Lane are over, as she thinks movie bosses are going in a “different direction” with the superhero.

“I would totally be open to playing Lois but I think (the studio is) moving in a different direction, from what I understand,” she shared.

And while the six-time Oscar nominee thinks her time playing the fictional journalist has passed, she’s honoured to have shared the big screen with Israeli star Gadot in Justice League.

“Gal Gadot is one of my favourite women,” Adams gushed. “She is a Wonder Woman. Sorry, I’m a bit of a dork.”

Last year, Cavill made it clear he’s not ready to give up Superman’s cape just yet.

“There’s a lot I have to give to Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman,” he explained to Men’s Health magazine.

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Robert Pattinson declared ‘most beautiful man’ in the world

Robert Pattinson has been declared as the world’s “most beautiful” man by a top plastic surgeon. Dr. Julian De Silva measured the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape of many male celebrities, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty …

Robert Pattinson has been declared as the world’s “most beautiful” man by a top plastic surgeon.

Dr. Julian De Silva measured the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape of many male celebrities, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and concluded that the Twilight actor came closest to the Greeks’ idea of perfection.

“The 33-year-old actor was found to be 92.15 per cent accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which measures physical perfection,” Dr. De Silva wrote on Instagram. “The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques. Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.

“The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty… The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful they become.”

Pattinson’s chin, eye position, and nose length/width came the closest to perfection, while his lips scored the lowest percentage.

Justice League star Henry Cavill came in second on Dr. De Silva’s most beautiful list with 91.64 per cent, followed by Bradley Cooper in third with 91.08 per cent, Brad Pitt in fourth with 90.51 per cent, and George Clooney in fifth with 89.91 per cent.

Clooney had previously topped the list but had dropped down to fifth as “the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old had resulted in a loss of volume in the face,” Dr. De Silva explained.

Retired sports star David Beckham came in seventh place, although he had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.

Back in October, Dr. De Silva declared Bella Hadid the world’s most beautiful woman, followed by Beyonce and Amber Heard.

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Henry Cavill was banned from doing high-altitude stunt by Tom Cruise

Henry Cavill was banned from performing a high-altitude stunt on Mission: Impossible – Fallout by Tom Cruise.The 36-year-old starred as CIA assassin August Walker alongside the Hollywood action hero in last year’s blockbuster, directed by Christopher M…

Henry Cavill was banned from performing a high-altitude stunt on Mission: Impossible – Fallout by Tom Cruise.

The 36-year-old starred as CIA assassin August Walker alongside the Hollywood action hero in last year’s blockbuster, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Henry revealed he was desperate to perform a stunt which involved him jumping out of a plane, but Tom stepped in to talk him out of it.

“One stunt I really wanted to do was the high altitude jump at the beginning of the film,” he told host Graham. “I begged to do it, but Tom said, ‘We would love you to do it, but I am up there with the professionals and if I get anything even slightly wrong, they can correct it. If there are two of us up there and something goes wrong, you’ll kill everyone!’ And I was like, ‘Okay!'”

Working with Tom has rubbed off on the Man of Steel star, as he was determined to do all his own stunts on the set of his new Netflix series, The Witcher, in which he plays a mutated monster hunter.

“I do every single stunt myself. I have a lot of respect for the stunt performers and their craft, but if there was an emotional scene I wouldn’t ask another actor to come in a cry for me,” he explained. “For me, it is really important that the character exists in the action, so if I am going to take on a role like The Witcher I am going to make sure I can do all the stuff he can do.”

The Witcher debuted on Netflix on Friday.

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Henry Cavill hasn’t given up on playing Superman again

Henry Cavill is open to playing Superman again in the future.The 36-year-old made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Man of Steel back in 2013 and went on to appear as Clark Kent and his heroic alter-ego in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in …

Henry Cavill is open to playing Superman again in the future.

The 36-year-old made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Man of Steel back in 2013 and went on to appear as Clark Kent and his heroic alter-ego in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and Justice League a year later.

Last year, it was reported that Cavill was parting ways with Warner Bros. and the character of Superman, with both the studio and the British actor declining to comment at the time.

Now, Cavill has opened up about his love for the role and confirmed he had not hung up his superhero cape just yet.

“The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine… I’ve not given up the role,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me.

“There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

While his debut in Man of Steel was praised by critics, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was panned, and Justice League was hit with ongoing problems behind the scenes, which ended with director Zack Snyder being replaced by Joss Whedon.

And Cavill shared his candid opinions on the DC films he’s starred in so far, with his most scathing review reserved for the ensemble blockbuster Justice League, which also starred Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller.

He called Man of Steel “a great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything,” and dubbed Batman v Superman “very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.”

But when asked about Justice League, he simply replied: “It didn’t work.”

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Sam Claflin joins growing cast of Enola Holmes movie

Sam Claflin is the latest Hollywood star to join the cast of the upcoming Enola Holmes movie.The Hunger Games actor will star alongside Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Fiona Shaw in the project, which is to be based on The En…

Sam Claflin is the latest Hollywood star to join the cast of the upcoming Enola Holmes movie.

The Hunger Games actor will star alongside Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Fiona Shaw in the project, which is to be based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries book series by Nancy Springer.

Harry Bradbeer is directing from a script penned by Jack Thorne, with the plot revolving around a missing teenager whose father has been murdered.

Stranger Things star Brown is set to play the titular character, while Cavill will portray Sherlock Holmes and Bonham Carter will take on the part of Enola’s mother, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

The 15-year-old is also producing, alongside her sister Paige Brown, Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes.

Springer’s six-book series, which began with The Case of the Missing Marquess in 2006, tells the tale of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ younger sister, Enola, who turns out to be a highly capable detective in her own right.

Claflin, who also featured in romantic drama Me Before You opposite Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, next appears in the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The first trailer for the action flick, due out in November, dropped last month, but the British actor was not featured, leaving fans speculating who he plays in the Elizabeth Banks-directed film.

In a recent chat with PopSugar, Claflin shared that he will play the charming Alexander Brock, boss of Naomi Scott’s Elena Houghlin, in the film. However, he has insisted his character wasn’t a villain.

“I think he’s a man with a plan, and in his mind, ‘In order to bake a cake, you have to break a few eggs.’ I think he sort of uses people, but I wouldn’t say he’s a villain. But it’s up to you to make your own minds up, really,” the 33-year-old teased.

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Joe Cornish wants to reboot Superman franchise

British filmmaker Joe Cornish wants to direct a Superman film that puts a new spin on the character.The director burst on to the scene after his debut feature, Attack the Block, attracted critical acclaim and made a star of its lead, John Boyega.Follow…

British filmmaker Joe Cornish wants to direct a Superman film that puts a new spin on the character.

The director burst on to the scene after his debut feature, Attack the Block, attracted critical acclaim and made a star of its lead, John Boyega.

Following its success, he was offered control of several superhero franchises, but turned down producers as he didn’t feel ready for the responsibility – but he says he’d struggle to refuse the chance to put his own spin on Superman or Flash Gordon.

“I love Superman,” he told Cover Media at the premiere of his new film The Kid Who Would Be King. “Superman or Flash Gordon were the two… Those are the two big fantasy movies in terms of big escapist spectacle that I saw as a kid. The original Superman with Christopher Reeve. There’s something in me that thinks there’s a really amazing Superman movie that maybe hasn’t been made yet.”

Henry Cavill last starred as Superman in 2017’s Justice League, but Warner Bros. chiefs have not announced any future film, with rumours circulating that Henry could be following Batman actor Ben Affleck in leaving the role and DC Extended Universe films.

Although Attack the Block, about a teenage street gang forced to defend themselves from alien invaders, led to offers to direct superhero blockbusters and a screenwriting credit on Marvel’s Ant-Man, Joe decided not to accept.

“I was lucky enough to be approached about all sorts of different stuff, but I’d only done one little low budget movie and I thought I might be flying too close to the sun,” he confessed.

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Jason Momoa: ‘Henry Cavill is absolutely not leaving Superman’

Jason Momoa says Henry Cavill will continue playing Superman.Sources told The Hollywood Reporter in September (18) that the actor had stepped down from playing the superhero after negotiations surrounding a cameo in 2019’s Shazam! fell apart due to a s…

Jason Momoa says Henry Cavill will continue playing Superman.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter in September (18) that the actor had stepped down from playing the superhero after negotiations surrounding a cameo in 2019’s Shazam! fell apart due to a scheduling conflict.

Warner Bros. subsequently told Just Jared that “no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films” and its respect and relationship with Henry “remains unchanged”.

Though many superhero fans feared that Henry was stepping down from the role, Jason has insisted that the rumours are not true.

“I just talked to Henry… He’s absolutely not (leaving the character),” he told Entertainment Tonight during the Aquaman premiere in Los Angeles. “He loves the character. He’s not. One hundred percent. It’s absolutely (not going to happen).”

Following speculation over his departure, Henry teased fans by posting a very cryptic Instagram video which shed no light on his rumoured exit from the DC Universe.

Dressed in a Krypton Lifting Team slogan T-shirt, the 35-year-old looks seriously into the camera, as a boxed Superman figurine slowly enters, and then disappears, from the bottom of the screen. The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II plays in the background, and the video is captioned: “Today was exciting #Superman.”

The peculiar footage provoked discussion in the comments section, with one fan writing “I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS,” while another asked: “Henry what are u trying to tell us bro? Are u trying to get Wb (Warner Bros) to greenlight a sequel (sic).”

Henry first played Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel, and reprised his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League – which Jason also starred in as Aquaman.

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