Despite the fact that Henry Cavill‘s “Man of Steel” has been removed from the DC world owing to a planned reboot, the personality will receive a discreet nod in a forthcoming film.
Angel Manuel Soto, director of the next DC Universe film “Blue Beetle,” said in a YouTube interaction with Nestor Bentancor that allusions to the 2013 film “Man of Steel” will be included in the new picture. Soto was ecstatic when Zack Snyder, the director of the original film involving Henry Cavill, expressed interest in the future DC production.
Henry Cavill in ‘Blue Beetle’
Nestor Bentancor, the director of Blue Beetle, has disclosed that the future film featuring Xolo Mariduea as Jaime Reyes will incorporate the Henry Cavill version of Superman.
Angel Manuel Soto specifically states that his picture will make direct reference to Man of Steel (2013), the first film to showcase Henry Cavill as Superman, and the beginning of Zack Snyder’s wild attempt to harness the canon of DC Comics. Soto is apparently a major admirer of Snyder’s films and has taken certain aspects from them into Blue Beetle.
“Getting up in Mexico to the revelation that [Zack] Snyder desires to see it, a filmmaker I admire, whose movies have such an incredible impression… In order to recognize and appreciate Zack Snyder’s creations and artistic endeavors, we included various nods to Man of Steel inside Blue Beetle.
Also, seeing David Ayer do it… ‘WOW, brother!’ it’s like. How good it feels to have the support of individuals you respect and who appreciate you.”
Soto does not specify how Henry Cavill’s Superman will be mentioned, which leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
Will Susan Sarandon make a reference to General Zod’s (Michael Shannon) raid on Metropolis, as shown in The Flash (2023)? Will Xolo Mariduea possess a Cavill poster on his bedroom wall? Will we be able to see Superman in vintage footage? The only method available to find out is to sit and watch.
‘Superman: Legacy’ or ‘Blue Beetle’
Blue Beetle’s place in James Gunn’s DC Universe is murky. While the director of creativity of DC Studios has clearly said that the film is part of his franchise relaunch, he has also stated that his approaching Superman: Legacy would essentially represent the DCU’s new starting point, rendering it with a place in both the past as well as the future.
The fact that Blue Beetle will reference Henry Cavill’s Superman and the previous films that James Gunn is so hard to avoid suggests that the film will be more aligned with Zack Snyder’s existing canon than Gunn’s new one.
Blue Beetle’s allusions to Henry Cavill and Superman are likely to be the last we see of his version of the last Kryptonian, so we’ll have to appreciate them while we can.
Henry Cavill’s DC History
Henry Cavill’s career as Krypton’s Last Son has had its ups and downs. When it was made public that the British actor would assume Superman’s cape in 2011, emotions were varied.
Cavill made his film debut in Zack Snyder’s 2013 film Man of Steel. The film delves into Clark Kent’s background, charting his evolution into the heroic character known as Superman.
After the success of the film, Cavill’s Superman became a pivotal role in following DCEU films. He returned to the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 as well as Justice League in 2017.
While the DCEU intended to build a unified cinematic world, with Henry Cavill’s Superman acting as one of its foundations, the films’ reactions differed. Upon the release of Justice League, there was some concern over Cavill’s future as Superman.
There have been reports that contract discussions between the movie star and Warner Bros. had come to a halt. Despite the ambiguity, Cavill’s Superman made a surprise cameo return in Black Adam, which was intended to be the beginning of his comeback to the DC superhero series.
However, everything shifted when James Gunn and Peter Safan were chosen co-CEOs of the newly founded DC Studios. The pair revealed that the DC movie slate would be reset with The Flash and that Henry Cavill would no anymore play Superman.