Henry Cavill hopes he will play Superman ‘for years to come’

Henry Cavill hopes to be playing Superman “for years to come”.The 37-year-old actor made his debut as the superhero in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel back in 2013, and has returned to play the beloved comic book character for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus…

Henry Cavill hopes to be playing Superman “for years to come”.

The 37-year-old actor made his debut as the superhero in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel back in 2013, and has returned to play the beloved comic book character for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and again for the blockbuster Justice League one year later.

Late last year, Cavill dismissed rumours that he was hanging up the iconic red cape, and in a new interview with Patrick Stewart for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, he confessed he hopes to play Superman for many years to come.

“I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation,” he explained, noting that there are expectations and responsibilities that come with playing the role.

“When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that,” Cavill shared. “Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”

He later went on to reveal that his life has changed “dramatically” because of Superman, and touchingly admitted that he is inspired to become a better person because of the fictional superhero.

“He’s so good, he’s so kind, and when you start to compare yourself to him, because you’re playing him, you start to really look inwards,” Cavill said. “You say, ‘Am I a good person? Can I be a good enough person to play Superman?’ And if you ever hear a whisper in there which is like, ‘Hmm, hold on a second. Maybe not,” then you adjust it, and you make sure you are a better person. I think that’s all we can do in life.”

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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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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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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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Kevin Costner and Diane Lane reteaming for new drama

Kevin Costner is reuniting with his Man of Steel co-star Diane Lane on a new thriller.The two Hollywood stars played Superman’s mum and dad Jonathan and Martha Kent in the 2013 movie, with them both reprising their roles three years later in Batman v S…

Kevin Costner is reuniting with his Man of Steel co-star Diane Lane on a new thriller.

The two Hollywood stars played Superman’s mum and dad Jonathan and Martha Kent in the 2013 movie, with them both reprising their roles three years later in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

They’ve now been tapped by The Family Stone filmmaker Thomas Bezucha for Let Him Go, with Bezucha serving as both writer and director on the project.

According to Deadline, Costner and Lane star as retired sheriff George Blackledge and his wife Margaret who, following the loss of their son, leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.

Filming is due to begin in the spring (19), with Bezucha also co-producing, alongside Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of The Mazur Kaplan Company.

Let Him Go is based on Larry Watson’s 2013 novel of the same name, and is being made at Focus Features.

Costner, 64, will soon be hitting the promo trail for new Bonnie & Clyde movie The Highwaymen, with co-stars Woody Harrelson and Kathy Bates. The Netflix production follows Costner and Harrelson, who play two cops who come out of retirement to track down Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1930s America. And he’ll be seen opposite Amanda Seyfried and Milo Ventimiglia in The Art of Racing in the Rain later this year.

Lane has most recently been seen in Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway’s sci-fi drama Serenity. She’s also working on an untitled Reed Morano film and new TV series Y.

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Aquaman dominating at New Year’s box office

Aquaman swam into the new year by hitting the $200 million (£159 million) mark at the North American box office. The blockbuster, starring Jason Momoa, has been on top in North America for the past two weeks, and it earned a solid $16.7 million (£13…

Aquaman swam into the new year by hitting the $200 million (£159 million) mark at the North American box office.

The blockbuster, starring Jason Momoa, has been on top in North America for the past two weeks, and it earned a solid $16.7 million (£13.2 million) at cinemas on New Year’s Day alone to bring its 12-day total to $216.3 million (£172 million).

That puts the film ahead of other blockbusters like Superman Returns, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins, Sherlock Holmes, and Venom over the same time period, and Aquaman will pass Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s 13-day total on Wednesday (02Jan19).

Box office experts predict Momoa’s film will match fellow DC Comics juggernaut Man of Steel, which snagged a $291 million (£231 million) North American total.

The film is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest global releases, thanks in part to a massive $277 million (£220 million) haul in China, where Aquaman is currently the fifth biggest Hollywood import behind Transformers: Age of Extinction, Avengers: Infinity War, Furious 7, and Fate of the Furious.

Aquaman has grossed over $790 million (£627 million) around the world so far, putting it on course to become the biggest DC Films movie – it is $80 million (£64 million) shy of tying The Dark Knight as the studio’s third biggest release.

According to Forbes, if Aquaman sails past the $1 billion mark, which is expected, it will become the first non-Disney/non-Universal movie to do so in almost five years.

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Henry Cavill posts cryptic video after Superman exit rumours

Henry Cavill has teased fans by posting a cryptic video in response to the rumours he will no longer play Superman.Sources told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday (12Sep18) that the actor had stepped down from playing the superhero after negotiations …

Henry Cavill has teased fans by posting a cryptic video in response to the rumours he will no longer play Superman.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday (12Sep18) 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.”

In response to the report, Henry uploaded a bizarre video to his Instagram account which shed no light on his rumoured exit from the D.C. 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 to greenlight a sequel.”

The Hollywood Reporter’s article also claimed that Henry wanted to walk away from the superhero role, because studio executives are now focused on a Supergirl origins movie, which will feature a much younger Superman. Additionally, it was reported that a standalone follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel will not be in development for another few years, and the British star can’t wait for cameras to roll.

“Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” an insider told the publication.

In addition to Man of Steel, Henry also played the iconic character in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League the following year. More recently, he starred opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

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Henry Cavill wants to prove there’s more to him than Superman

Henry Cavill hopes his role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout will prove he’s capable of playing characters different from Superman.The British actor found worldwide fame when he was cast as the superhero in 2013’s Man of Steel, and he has since reprise…

Henry Cavill hopes his role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout will prove he’s capable of playing characters different from Superman.

The British actor found worldwide fame when he was cast as the superhero in 2013’s Man of Steel, and he has since reprised the character for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Henry plays August Walker, a mysterious CIA agent sent in to keep an eye on Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team, and he was excited to show off a side of himself nobody has seen on screen before.

When asked if he was specifically looking for something different to Superman with Fallout, Henry told Empire magazine: “I feel like it’s doing a disservice to say I’m trying to play something different from Superman. I love that character and I feel a very personal relationship with Superman. There’s a lot more to be told on Superman yet, and I’m looking forward to playing that character hopefully many more times.

“When it comes to selecting other roles, or being a part of other franchises, it’s more about the enjoyment of showing everyone there’s more to me than just the Superman performance.”

Henry admits that the August Walker he signed up to play ended up being completely different to the character it became during the shoot, as director Christopher McQuarrie likes to evolve the roles during production.

“The funniest thing about Walker and how it was pitched to me is that how it ended up is nothing like that,” he explained. “And because we also had the month to a month-and-a-half hiatus, there was even more time to continue to evolve this character, and where we started with the character was very different from where we ended up.”

The production took a hiatus after Cruise broke his ankle while filming a stunt.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which also stars Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, and Rebecca Ferguson, hits cinemas from 26 July (18).

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