Henry Cavill says he hopes to play Superman for ‘years to come’

Actor will reprise the role in Zack Snyder’s forthcoming Justice League re-edit

Louis Chilton
Monday 29 June 2020 08:52
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Actor Henry Cavill has expressed his desire to continue playing Superman for “years to come”.

The Man of Steel star has portrayed Clark Kent in three films based on the popular DC comics.

In an interview with Sir Patrick Stewart as part of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series, Cavill said: “I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set, and it becomes part of your public representation.

“When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that.”

He continued: “Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”

After first taking the role in 2013’s Man of Steel, Cavill would return to the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and Justice League in 2017.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Justice League director Zack Snyder would be re-editing his film into a longer version, set to be released on HBO Max.

The release of the so-called “Snyder cut” had been a common demand from comic book fans since Justice League‘s poorly received debut. Cavill will be returning to help complete the project.

In May, it was also reported that Cavill was in negotiations to reprise the role in a future DC universe film, although the exact nature of the deal has not been announced.

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