Is Henry Cavill up for continuing to play Superman? He sure seems to be according to ot a new interview.
Cavill recently sat down – remotely – with Sir Patrick Stewart for Variety‘s Actors on Actors series. It’s always an interesting series as actors will tend to get into the deeper meanings of their work. With both these actors having played such significant roles, they can understand the weight that brings with it.
As with any huge role such as Superman, it can have a major impact on the rest of your career, and that was something Stewart asked Cavill about. “I believe it did. And it’s something I’ve always been incredibly grateful for. I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation. When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that. Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”
“My life has changed dramatically because of it. And it has given me plenty of opportunity for roles, and yeah, it’s been one of those characters which changed the entire course of my career. I’m incredibly grateful for it, and it’s also taught me a lot about myself.” He went on to add, “He’s so good, he’s so kind, and when you start to compare yourself to him, because you’re playing him, you start to really look inwards. You say, “Am I a good person? Can I be a good enough person to play Superman?”
“And if you ever hear a whisper in there which is like, “Hmm, hold on a second. Maybe not,” then you adjust it, and you make sure you are a better person. I think that’s all we can do in life.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
While the two men discussed numerous topics, Stewart eventually wound his way around to asking Cavill to tell him something about the Snyder Cut of Justice Leauge. “Oh the Snyder Cut, the famous-slash-infamous-slash-all-sorts-of-things Snyder Cut,” said Cavill. “I can’t really tell you anything aside from the fact that all I know is that HBO Max will be releasing it, I believe, and it’ll be Zack’s final vision for the movie, and I don’t know anything more than that.”
“I’m just really happy that Zack got to realize his vision,” Cavill continued. “I think it’s important for a filmmaker and a storyteller to have their intended vision released and shown to the world, and I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. It’s been quite the ordeal.”
Stewart asked Cavill to elaborate further as to what this meant. “With ‘Justice League’ when it came, there was a mix of visions and the movie wasn’t well-received. And then over the subsequent years, there was a big push to see the fabled Snyder Cut. And now that time has come, and I think it’s going to be very enjoyable to watch Zack finally release his version.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is due to release on HBO Max in 2021.