‘It’s official: I’m back’: Henry Cavill confirms he’s returning as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’
A new report claims that the Man of Steel sequel is “all but certain” to go into production in 2014.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder are in final negotiations with Cavill, who recently signed on to lead the sequel to Man of Steel.
The report claims that the new project will be a “super hero action-adventure” film which will revolve around Superman and, according to the report, will likely be the last film in the DC Comics universe to end with a Superman reboot.
In other words, Henry Cavill may return to the role that he ended his career with, although the report adds that this is very likely a one-time occurrence.
The report also claims that Cavill’s Superman will be “far more serious and action-oriented than The Dark Knight Rises,” which was meant to be the last time Superman would be seen on screen.
That Superman will likely be the villain in this Superman sequel seems to be a given, as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have long had a policy of always filming with the Superman suit on for Superman’s eventual return.
The new report also claims that the film will be directed by Christopher Nolan and feature “a very different” version of the Superman story, which “may include new villains and new origin elements.”
In addition to reporting that Warner Bros. and WB STUDIOS are in final negotiations to bring back Cavill, this latest report also includes the claim that the film is already in development with Warner Bros. taking a “big risk” with a “pivotal moment in Superman history.”
The movie will be based in New York City, probably in the Upper West Side or Hudson Yards, and will see Cavill play the character against a “completely different backdrop” than is seen in previous Superman films.
Cavill, who has not held back his criticism of the Superman movie franchise, had previously spoken out against the notion that Superman’s return would be the best idea for the franchise.
Following the release of the controversial Man of Steel in 2013, Cavill said that he felt he would “regret it for the rest of my life