Earlier this summer, rumors began flying that Superman would be suiting up for another standalone film. Fans last saw the hero feature in a solo flick back in 2013 when Man of Steel hit theaters, leaving fans and critics with mixed feelings. But, now, it looks like those rumors have been proven true. Henry Cavill’s management has confirmed the actor is in development for the much-anticipated sequel.
Speaking with Newsweek, Dany Garcia spoke about her client and said Henry is poised to take Hollywood by storm in a year or two.
“Henry has a big appetite,” she said. “We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property [for his production company Promethean], he’s filming [Justice League] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world.”
Of course, many fans are excited to get some official confirmation on the film. The Wrap was the first site to tease rumors about the sequel as a source told them, “Superman is a top priority for the studio and getting the character right for audiences is of tantamount importance.” Before that, Warner Bros. also hinted a Superman movie might be in the works when they debuted their future film slate for DC Entertainment and noted the schedule allowed for possible “standalone Batman and Superman films.”
Fans learned that Warner Bros. was eager to pursue those iconic superheroes earlier this year when Ben Affleck confirmed he was working on a solo Batman project with Geoff Johns. Recently, the film has teased some exciting updates as Ben confirmed Deathstroke would be joining the DC Extended Universe in his film courtesy of actor Joe Manganiello.
Following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it makes sense that Warner Bros. would want to capitalize on the DC Comics all-star. Superman’s popularity surged after the film released, and the character’s inclusion in Justice League has only added to the hero’s hype.
While there is no release date attached to the Superman film as of yet, most assume the film will premiere after the standalone Batman film. Warner Bros. does have two untitled DC film spots on their calendar for 2018 and 2019. Perhaps one of those dates will house the Superman flick?
Sadly, for Zack Snyder, the film will not roll out before Justice League. The director has previously said he wanted Superman to get a sequel before the superhero team hit the big screen.