Henry Cavill frustrated by Superman rumours

Henry Cavill can’t keep up with the constant speculation about his alleged return to the role of Superman.The 37-year-old, who last played Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego in 2017’s Justice League, can’t believe some of the rumours he reads onlin…

Henry Cavill can’t keep up with the constant speculation about his alleged return to the role of Superman.

The 37-year-old, who last played Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego in 2017’s Justice League, can’t believe some of the rumours he reads online, and confessed he gets frustrated by the fake stories.

“They (posts) get wilder and wilder by the day,” Cavill explained during an episode of Variety and iHeart’s podcast The Big Ticket. “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,'” he fumed.

However, he understands that fans are excited about the possibility of him returning to play the DC Comics superhero, and understands why there’s so many false stories circulating on the internet.

“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,” he added. “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.”

The British actor also joked that he sometimes wants to comment on the posts speculating about him reprising his role as Superman, but manages to stop himself before it’s too late.

“I’m not going to lie, I’ve been very tempted (to comment), but there’s something about that, that feels deeply immoral,” he quipped. “When it’s about Superman, and if I’m representing Superman, it just feels like the wrong thing to do.”

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James Gunn was told he could ‘do whatever he wants’ with any DC Comics’ character

James Gunn was told by Warner Bros. executives that he could do what he wants with any character from the DC Comics universe.Last year, the filmmaker was hired to helm The Suicide Squad, which is a loose sequel to David Ayer’s original 2016 blockbuster…

James Gunn was told by Warner Bros. executives that he could do what he wants with any character from the DC Comics universe.

Last year, the filmmaker was hired to helm The Suicide Squad, which is a loose sequel to David Ayer’s original 2016 blockbuster, and filming finished just before the Hollywood shutdown amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a Q&A on his Instagram Stories, Gunn was quizzed about the upcoming movie, which sees Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman reprise their roles, and revealed that when he was in early talks with Warner Bros. about helming the film, he was offered his pick of projects.

One follower asked the 53-year-old if the rumours that he was asked by studio bosses to direct a standalone Superman movie were true, prompting Gunn to set the record straight.

“No one offered me a specific film, but various characters were brought up. DC said I could do what I wanted with any of the characters,” he explained. “I chose Suicide Squad because of my love for the Ostrader books, and movies like The Dirty Dozen. I couldn’t be happier with the film so far!”

He also cryptically teased the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and told followers that the third movie, which is currently on hiatus due to Covid-19, would be the last for him and his cast, including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana.

“It’s probably my last one, and probably the last with the current team. But you never know!” he quipped.

Elsewhere in the Q&A, Gunn revealed that helming a huge superhero ensemble blockbuster would never be in the pipeline for him.

“I haven’t been asked, but wouldn’t do it if I was,” he replied to one fan, who asked if he would ever direct an Avengers movie. “Just doesn’t appeal to me.”

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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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Daniel Craig dreamed of playing Superman when he was younger

Daniel Craig dreamed of playing superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man when he was growing up.Despite a lengthy Hollywood career, the 52-year-old actor is best known for portraying the super spy James Bond, with him making his debut as 007 in 2006…

Daniel Craig dreamed of playing superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man when he was growing up.

Despite a lengthy Hollywood career, the 52-year-old actor is best known for portraying the super spy James Bond, with him making his debut as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale.

However, when asked if he had ever envisioned playing the MI6 agent during make-believe games in his youth, he confessed Bond was never on his radar as he was into comic book superheroes.

“People are always saying to me, ‘You must have dreamed of playing James Bond when you were a kid.’ The answer is no. I never did,” Craig told Saga magazine. “I dreamed of being all sorts of other things – Superman, Spider-Man, the Invisible Man, even a good old-fashioned cowboy. But not Bond so much, which seems ironic now.”

Since his debut as 007 in 2006, Craig has appeared in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and makes his fifth and final outing as Bond in No Time to Die, which was due to be released in April but has been postponed until November amid the coronavirus crisis.

Despite not dreaming of playing the MI6 agent when he was younger, the Knives Out star is grateful for his run as the iconic character.

“I’ve been lucky enough to land one of the best roles in movies. There’s been no downside to playing Bond,” he stated.

No Time to Die, which also stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, and Ana de Armas, is set to cinemas on 12 November.

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Josh Hartnett denies turning down Batman and Spider-Man roles

Josh Hartnett has denied turning down parts in three major superhero movies.In recent years, various publications have reported that the Pearl Harbor actor had skipped on opportunities to play Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman in different projects. Ho…

Josh Hartnett has denied turning down parts in three major superhero movies.

In recent years, various publications have reported that the Pearl Harbor actor had skipped on opportunities to play Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman in different projects.

However, Josh has now insisted those claims weren’t entirely accurate.

“I didn’t turn down Spider-Man. I don’t know where that came from. I’d only turned down Superman as a straight-up offer,” he told Variety in a new interview. “But I was, at that time of my career, where a lot of people were asking me to do those types of movies.

“I was having meetings with those directors and people were saying: ‘Would you be interested?’ I talked to them about what they were doing, and I ultimately decided I wasn’t, but that was a very privileged place for a young man to be in. I’m a little bit outside of the box and had the leverage to do that, and that’s the direction I chose.”

Back in 2015, Josh told a reporter at Playboy magazine he was offered the role of Batman but “decided it wasn’t for me”. Yet, in his most recent chat, the star backtracked on that comment and insisted the role “wasn’t an audition or an offer”.

“It was a conversation with the director (Christopher Nolan),” the 41-year-old explained. “I think there’s a lot of misinformation out there. When you say one thing one time about it, and now it gets blown up. But I don’t really care to tell that story over and over again.”

Christian Bale was eventually cast as Batman in Nolan’s trilogy, and the character has since been played by Ben Affleck, while Robert Pattinson will make his debut as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming DC Comics flick, The Batman.

Henry Cavill is the current Superman, while Tom Holland currently has the part of Spider-Man.

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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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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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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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