Henry Cavill’s Superman Is Just Making Cameos, No ‘Man Of Steel 2’ In The Works Yet

Henry Cavill’s time as Superman ain’t over. As we learned yesterday, he’s in talks to don the red & blue tights once again, albeit not in a sequel to Man of Steel. That meant appearances in other DCEU films, and now we’re learning a bit more about how big Cavill’s role might be. Turns out, they might be pretty small.

According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, Cavill’s Superman is likely to cameo in movies the superhero has prior ties to…

What I definitely don’t dig here is that a new Superman movie is still far away and Cavill may star someone other than Cavill. Here’s hoping WB hasn’t gotten the impression Cavill was one of the things wrong with the DCEU. Most likely they are using these cameos to test the winds for a Man of Steel 2, to see how audiences respond. As much as rumors of Michael B. Jordan playing Superman intrigues me, it’s not something I necessarily want to see right now. The DCEU is in a good place, and that WB wants to show cohesion by bringing Cavill back now means something.

So I guess keep an eye out for Cavill’s Superman in Shazam 2? At least they’d be able to show his face this time.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.