With Man of Steel and especially Batman v Superman, director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. set out to make movies that were darker and more mature than what their rivals at Marvel were doing. Unfortunately, they weren’t well received by critics and mainstream audiences.
In a new interview with The Rake magazine, Superman actor Henry Cavill spoke honestly about the mistakes and struggles that the DC Films Universe have gone through. He acknowledges that Wonder Woman is a step in the right direction, and thinks its success will benefit his own future Superman movies.
“Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle,” Cavill admitted. “There was a style they were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked. Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer.”
“I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero,” Cavill said on the topic of Wonder Woman. “It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and Wonder Woman has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic. Any success within the superhero universe, especially within the DC Universe, is wonderful, because I want to keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me.”
“I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told,” Cavill added. “It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.”
That’s certainly an honest take by Mr. Cavill on the DC Films Universe. Let me know what you think of his comments below.
SOURCE: The Rake #54 (via Comic Book Movie)