As part of the summer blockbuster preview in the latest issue of Total Film (via CBM), Henry Cavill has briefly spoken about donning the cape as Superman in Zack Snyder’s hotly anticipated reboot Man of Steel, as well as touching upon Warner Bros. planned DC team-up Justice League.
“This is not a movie about Zack Snyder directing something, or Henry Cavill playing a character…” said Cavill, presumably remaining in character as Clark Kent during the interview, as opposed to referring to himself in the third person. “It’s a selfless movie about a character who is going through what he is going through. He wants to do the right thing, but he’s fallible, like the rest of us. He messes up, and that makes us love him more.”
It’s been widely reported that WB plans to use Man of Steel to launch a shared DC universe, with Cavill’s Superman then going on to join fellow DC Comics icons Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash as part of the Justice League movie. However, recent talk suggested that any potential superhero team-up was dependent on the box office success of the upcoming reboot, which Cavill goes on to pretty much confirm: “A decision’s being made [on Justice League] I’m sure, post-opening weekend!”
Man of Steel is set for release on June 14th, with a cast that includes Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe (Les Miserables) as Jor-El, Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) as General Zod, Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys) as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane (Secretariat) as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne (Contagion) as Perry White. Meanwhile Justice League is currently without a writer, after Warner Bros. pulled the plug on Will Beall’s (Gangster Squad) “terrible” script earlier this month.