In an Interview with Patrick Stewart for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Henry Cavill has opened up regarding his future in DC universe. Cavill who has played Superman in 3 DC movies so far - “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League” is not done wearing the cape yet as he is hoping to keep playing the superman for coming years.
Cavill who is 37 told Patrick Stewart that he hopes to continue playing Superman for years to come.
In a reply to a question regarding his role as Superman, Cavil told Stewart “I believe it did. And it’s something I’ve always been incredibly grateful for. 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. 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. 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.”
“My life has changed dramatically because of it. And it has given me plenty of opportunity for roles, and yeah, it’s been one of those characters which changed the entire course of my career. I’m incredibly grateful for it, and it’s also taught me a lot about myself.”
Stewart then asked Cavill to elaborate it:
“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.”
Cavill did not specify how he’d play Superman in future films but as reported earlier he will be back in DCEU as superman but there won't any stand alone film like Man of Steel.
Stewart later also asked a question regarding the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League - Stewart said. “What can you tell me about the Snyder Cut?”
“Oh the Snyder Cut, the famous-slash-infamous-slash-all-sorts-of-things Snyder Cut, I can’t really tell you anything aside from the fact that all I know is that HBO Max will be releasing it, I believe, and it’ll be Zack’s final vision for the movie, and I don’t know anything more than that.”
“I’m just really happy that Zack got to realize his vision, I think it’s important for a filmmaker and a storyteller to have their intended vision released and shown to the world, and I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. It’s been quite the ordeal.”
“With ‘Justice League’ when it came, there was a mix of visions and the movie wasn’t well received, and then over the subsequent years, there was a big push to see the fabled Snyder Cut. And now that time has come, and I think it’s going to be very enjoyable to watch Zack finally release his version.”
Zack Snyder, who directed two previous blockbusters for Warner Bros’ DC Comics — “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in which Cavill played Superman — had to depart “Justice League” in post-projection, due to a family tragedy. As a result, Joss Whedon (who made 2012’s “Avengers” and its 2015 sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) was brought in to finish the movie.
Cavill has played Superman in 3 DC movies so far - “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”. Patrick Stewart who currently plays Picard in “Star Trek: Picard” series is known for his role as Professor Charles Xavier or Professor X in Marvel's X-Men movies.
You can read and watch the whole Variety‘s conversation with Cavill and Stewart here.
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