It is becoming a surreal couple of weeks for Warner Media. 1st the announcement that the, Zack Snyder cut of Justice League will be coming to HBO Max then today the launching of the new streaming platform and now news has come out that Henry Cavill is in talks to put back on his bodysuit and cape as the man of steel for multiple DC movies.
The report was first released by THE WRAP, It is being reported that the full extent of Cavill’s return to the role — whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” or for appearances in future films — has not been disclosed. This also includes a sequel to the Zack Snyder helmed MAN OF STEEL.
Now if you can recall, after the unsuccessful theatrical run of JUSTICE LEAGUE Warner Bros.went into sort of a dismantling and rebuilding mode. This was from leadership to was rethinking its overall strategy for DC Comics movies, moving away from the shared universe approach and toward standalone films.
A few months after Cavill departed his role, so did Batman actor Ben Affleck. Aflleck who was supposed to write, direct and star in the planned standalone THE BATMAN. The film has since been rewritten to focus on a younger Dark Knight and Robert Pattinson has since been cast in the role.
One thing that can be for sure throughout all of this, Cavill will more than likely not have any jarring mustache issues.
What are your thoughts on this and what do you think Cavill’s role will be.
We now have our first look at Brandon Routh is suited up as Kingdom Come Superman from 1996 in this first-look photo from The CW. Routh who starred in SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006) is back in the cape once again as a greying older version of the Man of Steel for The CW’s upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event.
The different iteration of the symbol on his chest is that of the the compromised, world-weary version introduced in the landmark DC Comics saga KINGDOM COME . Routh will portray both Clark Kent and Superman along with still portraying Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event.
Routh won’t be the only one flying up in the skies like a bird, like a plane, SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling as well as Tyler Hoechlin, who has been the Superman for the Arrowverse shows on The CW since being introduced in SUPERGIRL.
One question that has been repeatedly asked concerning the upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover on The CW. Would Tom Welling from SMALLVILLE reprise his role as Clark Kent and maybe even suit up? Now we have an answer to one part and it is yes.
Welling is set to reprise his SMALLVILLE role as Clark Kent in the CW’s upcoming DC Arrowverse crossover. He will be joining two other actors who have played the Man of Steel, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh that will both be suiting up as Kryptons last son..
This will be the first time that Welling will return to the role since the ending of SMALLVILLE. It is not known yet if he will done the symbol for HOPE on his chest.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its……Brandon Routh showing off a preview of the Superman emblem he will rock during the Arrowverse CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover later this year.
It had recently been announced that Routh who currently plays Dr.Ray Palmer/The Atom would be donning the “S” on his chest and the Kingdom Come version of Superman while Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his Superman character from SUPERGIRL. To see Routh rip open his outer shirt with a t-shirt was such a great treat for the crowd in attendance in Ballroom 20.
Now the question is will The Atom and Routh’s Superman come face to face.
We have already been told that during this years Arrowverse crossover in December we will be getting the debut of Ruby Rose as Batwoman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane and Arrow star Stephen Amell’s wife Cassandra Jean Amell will make her debut as Nora Fries the future Mrs Freeze. Along with that we will see the return of Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel.
A photo from behind the scenes of the filming the crossover shows us Hoechlin in the black superman suit standing with Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell. The photo was taken and posted on the Green Arrow’s himself twitter.
A big question is what are the circumstances that put Kal-El in the different suit. Only time will tell.
“Elseworlds,” this year’s Arrowverse crossover event, will begin with The Flash on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 pm ET, continue with Arrow on Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 pm ET and end with Supergirl on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 pm ET.
One of the biggest shocks throughout the DC cinematic Universe was that Warner Bros and Henry Cavill may have separated their business relationship. Though nothing is 100% official but many believe that Justice League may have been the last time we see Cavill as the Man of Steel.
One of the biggest reasonings behind the breakdown between the two sides was a potential cameo in the upcoming SHAZAM! An agreement was not reached and it is also been revealed that Cavill’s potential cameo would only have had Superman deliver two lines.
Now no one knows officially knows if the cameo wont happen and possibly all the talks of separation may just be an amazing marketing ploy. But it has come out that Warner Bros. is reportedly considering Marvel Studios Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan to don the cape and tights. Along with that bit of news they are also shifting their focus to the in development Supergirl film. Supergirl or Kara Zor El is the cousin of Superman. Then script is currently being written by 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel.
Along with that it seems as if Henry Cavill will no longer be the last son of Krypton as he will no longer be reprising his role in DC films as Warner Bros. will now direct their focus towards the Supergirl movies with one currently being drafted by Oren Uziel.
This is a blow to many fans both DC and beyond as the belief was that Cavill would don his cape again to soon begin the long awaited Man of Steel sequel. Well now that is not the case as word has been seemingly that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Supermancanon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road.
Much of this is due to the disappointing underperformance of Justice League at the box office, where it failed to gross at minimum $1 billion globally ($657.9) also falling under Wonder Woman ($821.8) and Batman V. Superman ($873.6). Which caused a massive shakeup at Warner Bros with DC FILMS.
Cavill no longer being Superman is not thr first major blow to the DC film universe as it seems that Ben Affleck will no longer be portraying Batman moving forward in the Matt Reeves, The Batman reboot.
Gal Gadot will remain on as Wonder Woman as her sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is currently in production and scheduled to be released next year. Also Jason Momoa moves forward as Aquaman, his film comes out in theaters this December .