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.