The response to rumors of Henry Cavill appearing at San Diego Comic-Con make it clearer than ever that he should continue as Superman. Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Superman began in 2013’s Man of Steel, with Cavill continuing in its 2016 follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Justice League‘s 2017 box office failure and CGI mustache conundrum threw Cavill’s Superman future into disarray, but the release of the original cut of the film in 2021 as Zack Snyder’s Justice League got Cavill’s Superman back to full Kryptonian strength.
Despite the generally positive response to the Snyder Cut and Cavill’s performance in it, whether he will continue as the Last Son of Krypton on the big-screen has remained uncertain. That might finally be changing, however, with recent rumors of Cavill making an appearance at the DC films panel for 2022’s San Diego Comic-Con this Saturday. If that rumor holds true, Cavill’s return as Superman would finally be clarified, as well as Dwayne Johnson’s heavily pushed battle of Black Adam taking on Superman (this year’s DCEU panel at San Diego Comic-Con to showcase Black Adam and Shazam!: Fury of the Gods).
While it remains unconfirmed whether or not Cavill will actually drop in for San Diego Comic-Con to definitively state his return as Superman, the rumor has had an explosive impact all by itself. Without any official confirmation, this alone demonstrates that Cavill continuing as the Man of Steel is a must for the DCEU. Reactions online to the rumor make that fact crystal clear.
Rumors About Cavill’s Superman Future Alone Have Set The Internet On Fire
One need only stroll through social media to see that reactions to the talk of Cavill’s potential Comic-Con appearance have seen an extremely positive response, with fans around the world crossing their fingers for Saturday. The level of excitement for Cavill to potentially take to the Hall H stage and announce his Superman comeback have arguably even become the main focus of attention on the DCEU’s Hall H panel itself. Generating that kind of highly energetic enthusiasm from a rumor alone is something that Warner Bros. Discovery should absolutely not let slip through their fingers.
Since the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery, talk of a reworked approach to the studio’s handling of the DC IP has been heavy. Discovery is said to be particularly concerned that characters like Superman have been left out of the big screen game for too long and need to be given renewed attention. Given the response to simply the rumor of Henry Cavill’s Comic-Con appearance, the newly merged company might never have a better opportunity to capture lightning in a bottle by announcing his return.
Henry Cavill himself is quite clearly more than game to keep going as Superman, with Cavill hardly being too old for Superman, despite some measure of commentary on that front. The electrified response to unconfirmed rumors of him arriving at San Diego Comic-Con to announce his Superman reprisal show that fans around the world are also in his corner. With that, there’s more than enough to say that it is time for the DCEU to make Henry Cavill officially its Superman once more.
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