Although the third act of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice saw his character die tragically during a climactic battle with Doomsday, Superman actor Henry Cavill has stormed back into the spotlight now that Justice League is in theaters. Many have cited the actor's latest portrayal as the Last Son of Krypton as a true scene-stealing performance, so naturally buzz is rampant once again as to when he'll star in his next solo Superman film.
In an interview with the LA Times, Cavill not only revealed that he is contracted to don the red cape at least one more time, but also shared how he believes future appearances can cement the character's growth. "There’s a wonderful opportunity to tell the Superman story," Cavill explained. "Now there is a fantastic chance to show Superman in his full colors and tell a very complex, character-driven movie that is based on story and have that wonderful sensation of hope and happiness. A feel-good movie with lessons laced in there as well."
The actor appears ecstatic to continue developing Kal-El within the confines of the DCEU, believing that it wasn't until Justice League that fans got to witness the "true" Superman. Now that interest is revived in the character's current cinematic treatment after a rocky reception to Man of Steel, it is up to Warner Bros. to get the ball rolling on another Superman entry. This process obviously begins with the hiring of a director, who has yet to be announced.
The most common name that has popped up time and again over the last year is Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn, who seemingly wants to follow through with the studio's more lighthearted approach of the character should he get the job. The filmmaker went on record in September, sharing that, "For me Superman is color, feel-good, heroic. He’s a beacon of light in darkness. And that’s what I think Superman should be."
While there is currently little concrete information regarding a Man of Steel sequel, Cavill stars as the Last Son of Krypton in Warner Bros.' Justice League, in theaters now. The film also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.