Since news broke of Ben Affleck’s departure from playing the Dark Knight, rumors and speculation has swirled around Henry Cavil possibly hanging up his Superman cape.
In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Superman Actor Henry Cavil finally dismantled said rumors once and for all.
“The cape is in the closet,” Cavill said. “It’s still mine.”
The Men’s Health article continued in saying that Superman is a role “he guards fiercely—and insists he hasn’t let go” of.
Cavill was cast to play Superman in 2011, played the comic book icon in three separate films and was forced to place his cape in the preverbal closet for the past two years.
Cavill recognized the importance of Superman and even said he would’ve played his cameo role in last year’s “Shazam” if it wasn’t for a schedule conflict.
“I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on,” Cavill said to Men’s Health regarding the rumors. “I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do.”
Cavill believes that Superman has a lot more to offer as a character.
“I want to reflect the comic books,” Cavill stated. “That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman.”
As in the current status of donning his red cape, Cavill had this to say, “You’ll see.”
What this means is that Henry is still up for portraying Superman, and if future projects were to come up and if he were asked to return, he’d absolutely reprise his role.
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