Henry Cavill Hasn't Given Up on Playing Superman Again

Lawrence Kim
November 20, 2019

Henry Cavill says he was called "chubby" during his audition to play James Bond. Well, in the latest issue of Men's Health, Cavill himself says that isn't the case.

"I'm not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on", Cavill told Men's Health, referring to suggestions that he was stepping down from dishing out his own brand of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. It's still mine... I've not given up the role. "I could've very well gone down the route of just accepting my lot in life and being like, 'I guess I'm not going to do anything'". A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honest of the character I wasn't to get into. "I don't want to be a dumpy Geralt [his role in the upcoming Netflix show The Witcher] or a fat Superman".

"I'm representing important characters here", he said. There's a lot of justice to be done for Superman.

That's a pretty firm stance by my estimation. "And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie". Hopefully we can all reach a pleasant compromise that includes plenty of 'stache action. The benefit, of course, would be that WB could have multiple iterations of the character on screen, on TV, and in their various streaming services, while being able to use different actors and tell different stories (i.e. Tyler Hoechlin on The CW starring in Superman and Lois, Brandon Routh as the Kingdom Come Superman on HBO Max, Abrams' Superman attached to Reeves' Batman, and Henry Cavill being able to continue his Man of Steel role). My big question now is: does the fact that he's speaking up about this now simply coincide with his press duties for Netflix's upcoming fantasy series The Witcher, or has he chosen this moment to break his silence on objective because he knows another Superman film is in the works at DC and Warner Bros.?

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