Henry Cavill has reportedly signed a new deal with Warner Bros to reprise his role as Superman in three upcoming DC movies.
According to The Cultured Nerd, sources close to TCN and DCU News have also confirmed the claims. The report goes on to say that the Superman star’s new contract also includes choices for cameos in other future DCEU films.
If the reports are true, what could have made the studio change their minds?
Apparently, interest in Cavill returning as the Last Son of Krypton was sparked by the successful announcement of The Snyder Cut which is set for release on HBO Max in 2021.
The actor is also said to have pitched a new idea for a Superman movie to the studio – which was very well received. While details of the pitch are unknown, Cavill has expressed a fondness for the 2005 Superman: For Tomorrow story arc in past interviews.
There have been rumours of Henry Cavill’s return for quite some time, with the indication that Superman would cameo in various movies across the DC cinematic universe. But earlier this year other sources said this was not the case.
“Cavill is not in any negotiations for any cameo. And that the character is currently not in any written script. Not in Black Adam, not The Batman. Not even in The Flash – which would be the most obvious project to insert the Kryptonian, as the film deals with both time travel and an alternate Earth, and could serve as an easy entry point.”
However, since reports of the new deal surfaced, an image of Henry Cavill as The Man of Steel was re-shared on Instagram by his agent, Dany Garcia. Unfortunately, it was shared to Instagram Stories and has now expired.
Luckily, you can check out the original post by digital artist, Bosslogic below.