Harvey Cavill appears to tease the possibility of a Superman sequel. The Man of Steel actor talks about the future in a recent interview.
It’s no secret the Superman cinematic franchise has suffered over the years. Following the success of the original in 1978, the movies have steadily gone downhill. Brian Singer attempted to reboot the franchise in 2006 with Brandon Routh. The reboot failed to woo audiences. Henry Cavill first donned the blue tights and red cape for 2013’s Man of Steel. This time, the reboot was met with modest success. Fans either loved or hated the new Zach Snyder vision of the character.
Henry Cavill’s Superman wasn’t half bad. Unfortunately, the box office totals for the first movie weren’t anything to write home about, thus a sequel never materialized. Cavill put the cape back on for Batman V Superman and again for The Justice League. Both films were met with scathing critical responses.
Up to this point, it seems no one knows whether or not another Superman movie is in the works or if Cavill will be its star. In a recent interview with Kevin McCarthy over at Fox 5, Cavill had this to say:
“I’m always interested to see how that stuff turns out but that is very much a chapter of my past, I would rather talk about what is going to happen in the future. The future of Superman, how I can express that character from the comic books, which ties in nicely to Man of Steel. Man of Steel, I really like that movie, and I’d like to be able to tell the story where it was left at that point.”
Superman needs a cinematic win. The studios and directors who have tried to bring the comic book legend to the screen haven’t grasped how to do it. Perhaps Cavill deserves another go around, or perhaps, we need to reboot the whole thing and start from scratch.
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