Today was the press conference for Man of Steel. After 45 minutes of hearing Henry Cavill, his costars and filmmakers discuss the long-awaited Superman movie, I approached Cavill as the press conference broke to ask about the next stage for Superman. Before trailers were even out for Man of Steel, reports had Warner Brothers planning a Justice League movie based on this Superman.
Cavill said he was open to reprising the role of Kal-El in not just another Superman movie, but in the DC team-up prospect too.
“Of course I’m open to it, very much open to it, but I have no idea what plans are for that,” Cavill said. “I’m not privy to that kind of information. I think it would be a lot of fun to explore the character further and a continuing journey, but I know nothing about those plans so far.”
Reports of a Justice League plan may be exaggerated. Certainly, news broke that Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer were tapped to produce it, and then that was taken back. Cavill could only confirm that Justice League thoughts popped up on the Man of Steel set.
“You know what, there’s so much talk about it constantly,” Cavill said. “Everyone’s talking about if Justice League will happen. None of it has ever been official speak. It’s always been what if, and if we were to do, how would we do it? It’s always just been brainstorming and fun ideas as opposed to genuine thoughts. Certainly when it comes to me, because if there is genuine thought about it, it’s probable behind very locked doors.”
Meet your new Superman when Man of Steel opens June 14.