By Charlene Badasie | Published
Ever since taking the reins at Warner Bros Discovery, David Zaslav has been making headlines for all sorts of reasons. With a mission to save $3 billion in unnecessary costs, the new CEO mercilessly trashed a $90 million Batgirl movie, canceled several popular DC series, and retrenched employees in the hopes of making the studio financially successful. While some folks may not approve of his methods, the 62-year-old executive may have some good news for Henry Cavill fans as he plans to restore the Snyderverse with Man of Steel 2.
The news comes by way of self-proclaimed DCEU insider Syl Abdul, who claims the project will be revealed next year with Zack Snyder attached to direct the Henry Cavill-led feature. If the rumors are true, a Man of Steel 2 announcement would be somewhat poetic since 2023 marks 10 years since the original hit theaters. Additionally, the new trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods showed several scenes from Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguerather than Joss Whedon’s version hinting at the imminent restoration of the Snyderverse.
Throw in Ben Affleck’s established cameo in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and it’s not hard to believe the speculation. While the concept of a Henry Cavill-led Man of Steel 2 is very exciting, these whispers shouldn’t be taken too seriously since nothing has been officially confirmed. And there have been conflicting reports regarding the British actor’s DCEU status since San Diego Comic-Con. The 39-year-old was expected to make an appearance at the event during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel for the upcoming DC Extended Universe lineup.
But when the day finally arrived, he was nowhere to be seen. Although Henry Cavill was absent, the Man of Steel received praise from imminently debuting DC star Dwayne Johnson who gushed about his counterpart. Describing him as the Superman of our generation, the black adam star referred to the Elona Holmes star as a buddy and a phenomenal Superman. “Every time I see him, we have some tequila and I say ‘This guy is Superman,’” the Jungle Cruise star said via ComicBook. The last time fans got to see The Count of Monte Cristo alum as the Last Son of Krypton was in the theatrically released Justice League in 2017.
Since then, Henry Cavill flexed his acting skills as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. The role represented a major franchise transition for the DCEU actor. Following its debut in 2019, the series has become a pop culture phenomenon, with a second season hitting Netflix in 2021. Season three still does not have a release date. While we wait for an official Man of Steel 2 announcement, fans can look forward to seeing the star in several new projects like Matthew Vaughn’s new spy franchise Argylle.
Henry Cavill will also appear in the upcoming Highlander reboot and Steve Falk’s The Rosie Project which is based on Graeme Simsion’s book of the same name. And in November, the Man of Steel 2 hopeful will reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes opposite Millie Bobby Brown in Netflix’s Enola Holmes sequel.