What a week it has been for DC movie news, huh? Not only did we get the shocking confirmation that the Justice League Snyder Cut is actually coming our way on HBO Max, we’re now hearing that Henry Cavill might be making his triumphant return to the DCEU, as Superman, sooner rather than later.
According to Deadline, Cavill has been in talks with Warner Bros to return as the son of Krypton. However, for those of you desperately hoping for a Man of Steel sequel, don’t hold your breath — the report indicates that Warner Bros has no plans for Man of Steel 2 or a solo Superman film. “We hear Cavill could come back in a couple of different ways, not a standalone film, but there are plans to put him back in the big red cape again sources with knowledge tell us.”
My mind immediately goes to Hulk in the MCU. After the mixed reception and mediocre box office of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, Hulk has been a strong supporting character in the Marvel films. Hulk may not be getting a solo film anytime soon, but the character certainly shines every time he makes an appearance. This could be a great way to utilise Superman in the DCEU, as well. Despite the misses that were Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Justice League, Henry Cavill himself has always been nothing short of fantastic as the character.
With all that in mind, when can we expect to see Henry Cavill’s Superman in the DCEU again? Definitely not in Wonder Woman 1984. The film has already wrapped up and was supposed to release two weeks from now, only to be pushed back to August due to the COVID-19 crisis. Deadline also reports that James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is already locked and will not be making major last-minute changes as such. Superman also isn’t expected to make an appearance in The Batman, which means that Black Adam and Aquaman 2 are the two likeliest scenarios right now. Given Superman’s brief comedic cameo in Shazam, it seems only logical that the character makes a proper appearance in Black Adam, a movie revolving around the popular Shazam nemesis.