For those who have yet to see Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice be warned: major spoilers follow.
Though he’s currently presumed dead following the cataclysmic events of Batman V Superman, it’s fairly obvious the DC Universe has not seen the last of Henry Cavill’s Superman. The Man of Steel will be seen in the upcoming Justice League movies and Cavill’s new manager has just confirmed he’s also getting a second solo movie.
Dany Garcia, whose company Garcia Industries recently acquired the Superman actor as one of its talents, talked up Cavill’s future projects and seemingly confirmed a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel in an interview with Newsweek.
She said: “Henry has a big appetite. We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategising, acquiring property [ or his production company Promethean], he’s filming [Justice League] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world. It’s beautifully teed up.
“In a year from now, or two years from now he’s going to be a force globally.”
It’s not yet clear where the potential sequel will fit in DC’s already packed schedule – which includes two Justice League movies, a solo Batman movie (featuring Deathstroke as the villain), and standalone movies for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg before the end of 2020.
Released in 2013, Man of Steel was something of a disappointment for Warner Bros. considering it was intended to relaunch a DC Universe capable of competing with Marvel’s sprawling cinematic and TV products.
The movie was critically mauled for its moody interpretation of the superhero and its seemingly carefree attitude towards wide-scale death and destruction. Still, it did manage to scrape more than $650 million at the box office, which makes a second stab at the character a no brainer.
Cavill has just finished work on Iraq-set war drama Sand Castle and will appear as Superman in Justice League, which arrives on 17 November 2017 – assuming he manages to escape that buried coffin in time.