Henry Cavill says he’s excited to meet DC Studios new boss James Gunn about Superman’s future now that he’s back in the DCU.
Superman star Henry Cavill is excited to meet DC Studios boss James Gunn about his character’s future. While the DCU (formerly known as the DCEU) has come a long way, the franchise has been without the hero who started the interconnected universe for several years now. Getting Started at Zack Snyder’s Man of SteelCavill has been the current version of Krypton’s last son on the big screen since 2013. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceand Justice LeagueCavill has been absent from the DCU and has gone on to star in massive franchises including: Mission Impossible and The Witcher.
However, after nearly half a decade of being MIA as the cinematic version of Superman, Cavill returned to the DCU in a very surprising way. While the scene leaked online after the credits before the film hit theaters around the world, Cavill appeared as the DC icon in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, where Superman and the antihero had a brief but pivotal encounter. However, it is just the beginning for Cavill as a Man of Steel 2 the sequel is reportedly in the works, which has not yet been confirmed by Warner Bros. Discovery of DC Studios, especially now that Gunn and Peter Safran have started their new gigs.
In a new interview with IGN, Cavill was asked about the DC Studios launch and if he’s met Gunn at this point. At the moment, Cavill has not had any meetings with the newly appointed DC Studios bosses, but he is excited to start conversations about Superman and his future in the DCU. Speaking about the filmmaker’s talents, Cavill shared the following about his eventual meeting with Gunn:
“I haven’t met James yet. I’m really looking forward to meeting him. He’s clearly a very, very talented man and I can’t wait to sit down and have long, long conversations with him. I’m very excited for him to be there and very excited about any future opportunities we can work together.”
What James Gunn Can Do For Superman
With Gunn and Safran’s leadership at DC Studios, time will tell how they will influence Superman’s cinematic future. It’s worth remembering, though, that when Superman was named head of the newly formed division, they specifically mentioned a character as one of the great heroes to focus on. Having leaders who are for Superman and want to put him ahead of the DCU is one of the best things they can do for the character, especially considering the way DC Films’ Walter Hamada had kept him on the sidelines for years.
It also helps Cavill not only have Gunn and Safran in his corner, but also get a bigger reception for his version of Superman, which was made clear by his Black Adam cameo. Needless to say, it’s a strong step in the right direction for the DCU to finally have Superman back on a regular basis. Whether that’s inside Man of Steel 2, Black Adam 2, or other DCU movies, featuring the hero that started the franchise, will hopefully expand the Warner Bros. Bringing Discovery to a point many have wished for for years. Ideally, it shouldn’t be too long before Gunn and DC Studios explain what Cavill’s has in store Superman the coming years.
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