DC Comics fans have received a lot of great news in recent weeks, especially after the shocking reveal of Zack Snyder's Justice League set to debut on HBO Max. There were also reports of Henry Cavill possibly returning to play Clark Kent AKA Superman in future films, though they would be smaller appearances more akin to cameos and supporting roles. However, reports surfaced afterward that the deal was not finalized, and now Cavill himself has spoken out about these rumors — and it doesn't sound great for Man of Steel fans. While speaking on the Big Ticket podcast for Variety, the Superman actor revealed he was frustrated over the constant rumors that have surfaced regarding his possible return after Justice League.
Cavill, who is set to resume filming on the second season of his popular Netflix series The Witcher in the coming weeks, spoke candidly about his desire to continue playing Superman.
"[The rumors] get wilder and wilder by the day. The amount of speculation, the stuff I read on the Internet, is extraordinary and sometimes frustrating. It’s when you see people stating stuff as fact," Cavill explained. "Like, 'No, that’s not the case. That hasn’t happened, and that conversation isn’t happening.' But the important thing is that people are excited about it, and I think it’s important to be excited about a character like Superman. Superman is a fantastic character. If people are chatting about it, and even if they’re making stuff up, it’s okay, because that means they want to see the character again. And in an ideal world, I would absolutely love to play the character again."
The actor was previously reported to be in negotiations to return as Superman for multiple cameo roles, in which some publications described as DC's version of Nick Fury for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
THR quickly cautioned those eager to believe the deal had been finalized in their own report: "The situation with Henry Cavill and Superman is … complicated. Sources tell Heat Vision that Cavill is not in any negotiations for any cameo. And that the character is currently not in any written script. Not in Black Adam, not The Batman, not even in The Flash, which would be the most obvious project to insert the Kryptonian, seeing as the film deals with both time travel and an alternate Earth, and could serve as an easy entry point."
At this point, it's not clear where and when Cavill's Superman could return, especially with many productions delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned to ComicBook.com for more information as this story develops.