Henry Cavill Hopes Batman V Superman Does Well So He Can Tell Superman's Full Story

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During a new interview with ScreenSlam, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill said that he hopes the movie does well -- not just for the sake of this movie, but for the larger picture of Superman's history and personality.

The actor suggested that box office success is the surest way for him to have more opportunities to explore what makes Superman tick in the future, and acknowledged that there's "always concern" for the money for that reason.

"There is always concern for box office because this is such a big picture -- and I don't mean this movie is a big picture, I mean there's a big picture to apply to," Cavill admitted. "I really want to tell the full story of Superman. There's a complexity to the character, and we've only just scratched the surface and there's a lot to be done. So if the box office on this is fantastic, there is a whole world opened up of potential and possibility for me to be able to continue telling the Superman story and really dive into the psychology and personality of the character."

You can see the full interview below.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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    • CB116949
    • 118 Posts in 5 Months

    Doubtful that the full Superman story gets told. If the original course was taken and MOS 2 had been made, then that probably would have happened. But, with no solo Supes films on the upcoming roster, I don't see how the full story gets told. At least not in a satisfying way. With BvS, and certainly after, more and more characters get added with each movie. I don't see how you can do the full Superman story any justice (no pun intended) under those circumstances.

    • cimmerian
    • 757 Posts in 23 Months

    I sadly don't see MoS 2 being a priority unless someone like George Miller REALLY wants it. That being said, I wouldn't mind if Clark was one of the unifying elements of the DCEU with roles in Shazam, Lobo, Green Lantern, etc. Supes may not be a priority but he would legitimize some of DC's less well known properties.

    • glm0025
    • 47 Posts in 4 Months

    My only hope is it does well enough that we can forget Man of Steel and its supposed "Superman origin". I'm happy that the Justice League is being introduced now but still there is that fear that it will be warped to satisfy the new generation at the expense of the faithful fans.

  1. You guys are too simplistic with your thinking. Superman's journey, his arc does NOT need to be portrayed in Man of Steel-only films whether it be a true sequel, threequel, what have you. From all we know, Superman's story progresses from Man of Steel into Batman v Superman, a film that's not a true MoS sequel but continues this arc and a Justice League Part 1, Part 2, another Batman/Superman collaboration, what have you can always continue this journey. Besides, what's really the point of having these standalone films anyways in a shared universe? If the writing's on-point you can easily develop a character in an ensemble piece, or maybe you guys are just looking at the two Avengers films and actually think characters can't develop?

  2. glm0025 said ... (original post)

    My only hope is it does well enough that we can forget Man of Steel and its supposed "Superman origin". I'm happy that the Justice League is being introduced now but still there is that fear that it will be warped to satisfy the new generation at the expense of the faithful fans.

    The faithful fans can see Man of Steel and realize how faithful it actually is to the comics back to the early days where Jonathan and Martha Kent actually spoke of Clark hiding his abilities.  Perhaps you should reconsider who's actually a new generation fanboy since you actually consider Man of Steel to have some warped origin story when that's just clearly false.

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