Henry Cavill Says “The Cape is still in the Closet”

Henry Cavill

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill talks about Season 2 of “The Witcher,” rumors of him playing James Bond, his busy schedule, and the desire to play Superman again.

While Warner Bros. appear to be moving forward with a black Superman project, Cavill thinks the idea is a positive one.

“It’s exciting – Superman’s far more than skin color,” Cavill says. “Superman is an ideal. Superman’s an extraordinary thing that lives within our hearts. Why not have multiple Supermen going on? Joaquin Phoenix did a wonderful Joker movie; so what if it’s not tied to the rest of [the franchise]? They have multiple Superman comic book storylines happening at the same time.”

However, having starred in three films as Superman, Cavill thinks there’s more to be done with his Superman.

“There is still a lot of storytelling for me to do as a Superman, and I would absolutely love the opportunity,” Cavill says. “The killing of Zod gave a reason for the character never to kill again. Superman falling to the ground and screaming afterward – I don’t think that was originally in the script, but I wanted to show the pain he had. I did far more emotional takes they didn’t choose; tears were happening. He just killed the last remaining member of his species. That’s the choice he made in that moment, and he’ll never do that again. There’s an opportunity for growth after that, to explore the psyche of Superman as a deep, seemingly invulnerable god-like being but with real feeling on the inside. As I always say, ‘The cape is still in the closet.'”

You can read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 10, 2021 6:04 pm

Under contract he may still be Superman, and that part may be true, however it’s still all depends on what WB wants to do with Superman. Contracts for roles do expire. If the people in charge of Superman movies no longer feel he’s right for the part, they may move on and pick someone else. So yes for now under contract he may still be Superman, and the cape may still be in his closet, but it really depends on if WB is willing to let Henry play the part again.

bhof
bhof(@bhof)
November 10, 2021 9:20 pm

I absolutely love Henry. I would be beyond happy to see him play Superman again in a solo Superman movie. But I just don’t see it happening. And I think that’s a shame.

GodzillaofSteel
GodzillaofSteel(@godzillaofsteel)
November 10, 2021 11:48 pm

He’s my favorite live-action Superman next to Christopher Reeve. It’s a travesty how Warner Brothers continues to mistreat Superman as a character and Henry Cavil. I find it interesting that Henry Cavil continues to stay optimistic and be respectful toward Warner Brothers even though they’ve shown very little respect to him. All I can do now is hope that Warner Brothers lets Cavil make at least ONE MORE solo Superman film. I can dream, can’t I?

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Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 12, 2021 9:27 am

I don’t think that you’re asking for too much GodzillaofSteel. While I admit I’m not a Cavill Superman fan, I acknowledge the fact that he has a fan following. And I look at what WB is not doing with Henry’s Superman and I think that the ones who are really missing out the most are his fans. True Henry is wanting to come back and WB at this point in time (as far as we know) isn’t doing anything with his Superman. But as far as I know Henry doesn’t have to worry about an acting job. He has the… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878
afriend
afriend(@afriend)
November 11, 2021 7:02 pm

I still have my doubts that Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Black Clark Kent” project is actually going to come to fruition, but short of retooling everything, and I do mean everything, I’m not very interested in seeing Cavill return either. We might as well get the rumored Brandon Routh-led Superman of Earth-96 movie for HBO Max…

Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 12, 2021 1:18 am
Reply to  afriend

I really really really hope that we get an announcement for a Brandon Routh Superman HBOmax movie series soon. It’s at the top of my wish list for Christmas. 😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878
afriend
afriend(@afriend)
November 12, 2021 2:19 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I always ask for a Pony… They can live in an apartment, right?

Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 12, 2021 2:46 pm
Reply to  afriend

“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!”
Lol
😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878
afriend
afriend(@afriend)
November 12, 2021 6:54 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I’m going to have that song stuck in my head the rest of the weekend… I hope you are happy!!

Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 13, 2021 11:28 am
Reply to  afriend

Lol! It was either that song or Bruce Springsteen’s version of “Santa Clause is comin to town”. But now that I’ve just mentioned it, Bruce is now stuck in my head. So if it’s any consultation, now I’ve got an ear worm too. Ha ha ha! 😀

Please bring back Brandon Routh’s Superman WB! 😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878
Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 15, 2021 12:47 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Oops! I meant to say consolation, not consultation. Typo
Ha ha ha! 😀

MOS
MOS(@mos)
November 12, 2021 11:07 pm

MOS2!! He needs to fight Brainiac!!!

Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
November 16, 2021 2:13 pm

Since Cavill talked about the multiverse and said that he is fine with there being more version of Superman, I wonder what his response would be if he were asked about being in a Superman movie where his Superman teamed up with Routh’s Superman and Hoechlin’s Superman? Has he given his opinion about Routh’s and Hoechlin’s version of Superman? Has anyone asked if he’d be willing to be in a crossover film or series with Routh’s Superman and Hoechlin’s Superman? Apparently Marvel is doing that with Spider-Man. And the Flash film will supposedly have more than one version of Batman.… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878