Henry Cavill Hoped To Play A Truly Heroic Superman After JUSTICE LEAGUE's Villainous Take On The Man Of Steel

Henry Cavill reflects on his journey as Superman, revealing where he hoped to take the Man of Steel following the character's turn to the dark side in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Read on for details...

As we learned in Zack Snyder's Justice League earlier this year, the original plan for Superman was to fall under Darkseid's control and seemingly become a full-blown villain. Time travel would have ultimately set things right, of course, but these dark plans for the Man of Steel likely factored into Warner Bros.' decision to reshoot the movie with Joss Whedon and take Supes down a more heroic route.

As it happens, that's something Henry Cavill was hoping for after completing Snyder's vision for the character. During a recent interview, the actor explained how he wanted to better explore Kal-El before embracing the comic books to deliver the Superman we all know and love. 

"I was very keen on really fleshing out Superman's early stages of his journey first," said the actor. "We had Man of Steel, and then we went quite a bit darker with Batman v Superman. And if he were to succumb to the Anti-Life Equation, and become bad Superman, I really wanted to make sure we saw the hero Superman, and we saw the true symbol of hope, the beacon of light, before we went down the path of darkness and then redemption."

Before you get too disappointed wondering what might have been, Cavill was quick to say that "it's still something that I am very keen to flesh out."

Whether he's going to get that opportunity remains to be seen, but it would be crazy for Warner Bros. to ignore his very public interest in continuing to play Superman. Clearly, the actor wants to portray the lighter, heroic Man of Steel the studio is after, so a deal really needs to be struck at this point.

Check out the full interview with Cavill below: 
 

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