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Henry Cavill ‘eager to return’ for new Superman reboot but ‘studio want Michael B Jordan’

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Henry Cavill ‘eager to return’ for new Superman reboot but ‘studio want Michael B Jordan’
Henry Cavill last played Superman in 2017’s Justice League, which is getting its Zack Snyder director’s cut next month. But over the last few years, fans have been wondering if the 37-year-old’s Man of Steel will be coming back for more DCEU movies. Well after months of rumours, a Superman reboot movie is now in the works at Warner Bros with JJ Abrams producing.

UPDATE: Giant Freaking Robot’s trusted source, who has correctly predicted other superhero movie news, claims that Cavill is done as Superman and Michael B Jordan, who has had talks with Warner Bros about playing the first big-screen black Man of Steel in the past, is still being actively persuaded by the studio. The insider says if they can’t lock in the Creed star, they’re still committed to a Superman of colour. Of course, it’s worth pointing out that with 2022’s The Flash movie including both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batmans via the DC multiverse, it’s possible that Cavill’s Man of Steel could share the screen with the new black Superman and maybe even past incarnations like Brandon Routh’s.

Deadline reports: “No plot yet and no attachments despite the fact that we’ve heard how Henry Cavill is eager to get back into the cape.”

Well, that’s good to hear as no doubt fans will have been wondering if Superman would be recast. But, of course, the latter still may happen if that’s what Warner Bros wants.

Author and national correspondent for The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing the script, while a director is yet to be announced.

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Coates penned Black Panther and Captain America series for Marvel Comics and is also credited on MCU movies Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame and Black Panther, so he certainly has some experience in superhero stories.

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Abrams’ Bad Robot has been developing a Justice League Dark Universe for film and TV, so perhaps this Superman reboot will tie into that.

Additionally, there have been rumours of future crossover movies for Cavill’s Superman with Batman and Wonder Woman.

Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight is already starring in 2022’s Flash movie while Gal Gadot is confirmed for Wonder Woman 3.

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But according to Geekosity, not only is a World’s Finest Batman and Superman movie starring Affleck and Cavill in discussion, but also a Trinity movie with Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

Meanwhile, Michael Keaton’s Caped Crusader from the Tim Burton movies is returning for The Flash too in DC’s own multiverse of madness.

Considering that Robert Pattison’s The Batman is set in another universe, perhaps all three will be crossing over.

Just imagine the Twilight star’s younger Dark Knight teaming up with Cavill’s Superman in future projects. And maybe even with another actor as the Man of Steel like Michael B Jordan if the original star doesn’t return for Abrams’ reboot. Two Supermans sharing the screen would be quite something.

But that’s not all. Back in September, insiders claimed that Cavill had signed a new deal to return for three DC movies as the Man of Steel.

According to TCN, the Superman star made a pitch himself, one that was “widely praised”.

Right now it’s not clear what the three movies and possible cameos could be. But one of these could certainly be another Superman solo outing following Man of Steel like this Abrams reboot.

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Perhaps World’s Finest and Trinity were also discussed and maybe even that rumoured team-up with Pattinson’s The Batman?

Hopefully, Warner Bros will reveal more of their plans for the future of the DCEU following the release of the Justice League Snyder Cut next month.

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Henry Cavill ‘eager to return’ for new Superman reboot but ‘studio want Michael B Jordan’
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