UPDATE: Director David F. Sandberg Gives An Update
While we still hold firm in our sources, the director David F. Sandberg hasn’t confirmed or denied the original source that Henry Cavill would be making an appearance in the movie. Variety did put out a piece saying that their sources are saying that he won’t be returning. Like lots of things in Hollywood, it’s about when and how you get the news. We’ll have to see what happens, but if this was for sure not going to happen, then Sandberg would have said simply, this isn’t happening.
The relationship between Henry Cavill and DC Films has been a bit rocky over the past couple years. You’ve had highs like Man of Steel and lows like when they were apparently looking to replace him as Superman. That relationship has been repaired and Cavill is going to play the character for a while. One of the caveats to this is that he might not be appearing in his own film like a Man of Steel 2. The reports for a long time were that he’d be popping up in other DC properties. The most recent of these rumors was that he’d show up in Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
Well, now we can confirm that our sources are telling us that Henry Cavill is appearing in Shazam 2. Based on casting information from the upcoming DC film, Henry Cavill is listed as a member of the cast. What this means for DC going forward is a little bit murkier. We know that we’re getting the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League. But for the rest of the DC schedule, it’s unclear how everything connects.
A film like Matt Reeves’s The Batman is set in a completely different universe than the current DC one. Also there’s the issue of The Flash. That film looks to cross multiverse lines, so it’ll be interesting to see how Cavill fits in to that story, if at all. For now, we do know that Shazam and Cavill’s Superman are going to be in the same movie. Hopefully it leads to some funny interactions between the two, in the same vein as the below the neck cameo we got in Shazam.
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