For The 9-Year Anniversary Of Superman Director Zack Snyder Shared A BTS To Celebrate Henry Cavill
In honor of the 9th anniversary of the premiere of Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder has posted a lovely homage to Henry Cavill's Superman
Cavill originally debuted as Superman in Snyder's 2013 film Man of Steel, which launched the current DCEU at Warner Bros. Cavill donned the cape once again for Snyder in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which starred Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and served as a sort of adaptation of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns comics while building toward the first-ever live-action Justice League picture. While Batman v Superman was a box office triumph, it was critically criticized, forcing Warner Bros. to reconsider Snyder's concept for the planned Justice League sequel films, which would also star Cavill's Superman. Although in the end Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder would go ahead with the first Justice League movie, a terrible tragedy struck Zack Snyder, which forced him to step back from his duties on the project. This prompted Joss Whedon's hire to take his place, and coupled with the meddling and reshoots which occurred after, prompted the delivery of a historic franchise flop which still lives in the minds of fans to this day.
Zack Snyder's Justice League, a four-hour final edit of his vision that contained more of Cavill's Superman than the theatrical version, was made possible because to fan support and the demand for material at HBO Max. Since the release of Justice League in 2017, Cavill has been gone from the role, however he has shown interest in returning. Snyder shared a photo of himself and Vero on set with the caption "My Superman past, present, and future" with the hashtag #Supermanday in a lovely post commemorating the 9th anniversary of Man of Steel. Take a look at Snyder's post below:
WB just merged with Discovery, and the new administration has stated that they want to resurrect Superman, whom they say has been "left to languish." It's unclear whether this means recasting Cavill or bringing him back, but it's the most encouraging development that might put him back in the red-and-blue suit. Not having a Man of Steel sequel with Cavill in the lead has been one of WB's most confusing decisions, since it actually feels like they've abandoned one of their finest characters, as well as the actor who inhabits him. Some claim that Cavill is too old to portray Superman again, but the actor has exhibited no signs of aging, especially with Black Adam's Dwayne Johnson donning the tights for the first time at the age of 50. For most fans, Cavill is the ideal modern-day Superman, and the fact that he hasn't appeared in the character since 2017 is one of the DCEU's biggest mysteries. Hopefully, the powers that be will remedy this mistake and get Cavill back in action as Superman as soon as possible.