As the director of “Mission Impossible – Fallout”, Christopher McQuarrie revealed to Collider.com that he spent a lot of time with Henry Cavill discussing ideas for a possible future Superman movie, the story they’d like to tell, and what kind of Superman would be portrayed in any such film.
“I had an awesome conversation with Henry Cavill about an awesome version of Superman while we were on set,” reveals McQuarrie. “You’re sitting around for hours, waiting for stuff to be built so I can put Henry in it, and throw him off a cliff, or freeze him to death. And we talked about a really awesome version of Superman.”
With many fans clamoring for a heroic and optimistic Man of Steel, McQuarrie said that’s the film Cavill wants… “[That’s] the movie Henry wants. There’s a really, really beautiful version of that, and I honestly can’t speak for the people who are responsible for making those decisions, except to say it’s part of a giant corporate mechanism. I’m one guy. I can stand up and turn around, turn my back to you instantly, a giant corporation that’s in the middle of a merger with another giant corporation is an aircraft carrier in a broom closet being asked to turn around. Part of my job, and what’s made my being a director so much more easy in this business, was ultimately coming to terms with the fact that the people that I’m sitting across from have much bigger problems than I do. They just do. And I sympathize with those problems, ’cause before I used to just view them as incredibly obtuse, and they don’t know what movies are about. Of course they do. They all love movies…”
Will it ever happen? “They know where to call me, but I don’t expect the phone to ring. I don’t expect that to happen.”