Justice League's Cavill Looks to DC's Rebirth to Explain Clark Kent's Return


Henry Cavill has opened up on how DC Comics' recent Rebirth event may help explain Clark Kent's resurrection in Justice League.

Although it's not entirely clear how Superman/Clark Kent will return in the upcoming movie, it's a certainty at this point that he will. However, as few people in the DC Extended Universe knows Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same, the journalist's return may not be as easy to explain as the Man of Steel's, especially since a funeral for Clark took place in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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"Have you read the Rebirth comics," Cavill asked in response to a recent question in an interview with WSVN-TV. "The Rebirth comics are a very different style of Clark Kent and Superman. He actually has a son as well, with Lois, and they live in a different place. And there's a very different lifestyle and relationship going there, so there's an opportunity there for that, but there are so many different other opportunities as well where we can express and play with what and who Clark is."

Starting in 2016, Rebirth saw the return of Clark Kent/Superman after his apparent death. However, this Superman isn't the same one who died, rather a different version of the character from Pre-Flashpoint continuity. The comics depict Clark, Lois and their son Jon, first living in Hamilton County, then moving back to Metropolis. Whether this is a tease from Cavill, referring to the Flash solo film, which reportedly adapts the reality-altering Flashpoint comics, remains to be seen.

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Justice League hits theaters November 17 and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

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