Much enthusiasm has been noted over the news that Henry Cavill will return to his role as Superman. However, rumors suggest that Cavill’s role will perhaps not be as substantial as some might be hoping for. Since the initial news, sources have said that Cavill’s return as Superman will be more akin to how Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/The Hulk is used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rather than the DC icon being given his own standalone adventure.
The alleged plan is to have Cavill’s Superman appear throughout other DC movies in both supporting roles and cameo appearances.
Cavill’s version of Superman has already appeared in another hero’s adventure, though it was not Henry Cavill in the suit, with the Man of Tomorrow appearing very briefly at the end of last year’s Shazam!. There are also some similarities between Superman and Hulk in terms of their ability to show up and save the day thanks to their sheer power levels.
Other than that though, the characters could not be more different. Warner Bros’ plan is likely to have the Man of Steel looming over the universe like the all-powerful God that he is. Something more akin to the presence of Smart Hulk in Avengers: Endgame as opposed to the fish out of water appearances of Bruce Banner.This addition to the news that Cavill will return, but not for Man of Steel 2, is likely to disappoint many fans but, at least we will once again see the actor suit up. It is also entirely possible that the studio is watching to see how popular Cavill’s Superman is before moving forward with a standalone story. The news of Henry Cavill’s comeback came courtesy of Deadline.