Henry Cavill believes that Justice League has drawn his Superman nearer to the comic book version of the character. The actor had his first appearance as the iconic DC superhero in Zack Snyder’s 2013 movie, Man of Steel, and he repeated his role in the 2016 epic, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Well, many complained about both movies that Cavill’s Superman was too deviated from the source material.
Justice League has from time meant to complete Superman’s story arc, from the time he first became Superman in Man of Steel to the time he became the Superman that fans are aware of and love in Justice League.
This was done by currently-released superhero group movie giving audiences the character’s rebirth – literally and figuratively.
The rebirth delivered Superman back into the earth, as he was being fill with a new personality and a more flashy suit to boot.
In Justice League: The Art of the Film, Cavill made his thoughts known on the DCEU’s Superman which now is much nearer to the comic version of the character, also how happy he is to be eventually playing that role on the big screen.
“For me, [Justice League] specifically has really pulled nearer to the Superman character who we know and identified from the comic books. I’ve loved playing that greatly, playing that role of hope and optimism, motivation and epitome.”
The Justice League Superman is surely more remembrance of the traditional Superman everybody knows from the comics, but one of the movies’s largest complaint was that the superhero’s rebirth was not justified, so to say, especially since Snyder couldn’t finish his Superman trilogy.
The large amount of Superman’s scenes in the movies’s last cut were from Joss Whedon’s reshoots, which also included more dialogue written by the ex Avengers director.
The major sequence that was filmed in main photography was the Superman vs. League battle that happened immediately after his resurrection.
Cavill is still given the contract to play Superman once more before he can retire Big Blue’s costume finally, that is if he does not renew his contract.
Although it’s not clear this time which film he will feature in, I feel it’s safe to presume that his character’s picture will always be true to the Justice League version from now.