Given the amount of CGI upper lip we saw in Justice League, it seems pretty clear that the vast majority of Henry Cavill’s Superman scenes in the final cut of the DC superhero ensemble came by way of Joss Whedon’s reshoots.
While much of the material that Cavill shot for Zack Snyder ended up on the cutting room floor, the actor has revealed to Yahoo! Movies that he doesn’t really see any point in calls for the ‘Snyder Cut’, and would prefer instead to focus on what the future might bring for the Man of Steel.
“I don’t know if [the Snyder cut] actually exists so the only way I can look at it is as a business model, and I don’t know what difference it’s going to make,” said Cavill. “There are stories to be told, which need to be told and adjustments that can be made, but that’s not going to make any difference.”
“I think it might be entertaining, for sure, and go, ‘Oh look, now I’ve scratched that itch,’ but it’s not going to change anything that I can think of, it’s not going to make huge amounts of money all of a sudden for a studio,” he continued. “They’re not going to release it into cinemas and so they’re not going to suddenly make an extra few hundred million. So it would be interesting to see what the difference is, but I’d rather focus on the future rather than what’s been.”
And speaking of the future, Cavill was also asked which Superman villain he’d like to see in the long-rumoured Man of Steel sequel, responding that: “I think a great villain would be Brainiac, that’d be a good villain to play against. Brainiac’s a big threat. There’s a lot of fun. There’s a lot of storylines to him.”
Are you still holding out any hope for a Snyder Cut of Justice League, or – like Cavill – do you just want to focus on the future now? And who would you like to see Superman battling in Man of Steel 2 if the sequel moves ahead? Let us know in the comments below…
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