Netflix WITCHER Stops a Marvel Film in Making?
Jeya Suriya -
Despite months of articles declaring that Henry Cavill was out as Clark Kent/Superman, it looks like the star will return to bring the iconic character to experience in following entries of Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Although Cavill’s crew and Warner Bros. were both gazing at inherent promenades for him to return, discussions weren’t as concluded as the initial statements stated. One impression was for certain though: Cavill’s return as Superman is much more probable than it was before.
Another major blow was clear: Cavill isn’t returning for a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel anytime soon. Reports intimate that the star will preferably perform in other personalities’ films rather than take his sequel, similar to the character Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This agreement is most hopeful due to Cavill’s role as Geralt, the lead role in Netflix’s The Witcher. His commitment to the streaming service wouldn’t bequeath him much liberty to film an intact blockbuster, given how hard the taping agendas for these tent-pole flicks can be. On the antithesis, it wouldn’t be too laborious to clutch in small cameos or supporting roles in forthcoming DCEU films. The enigma that now originates to mind, what movies can Cavill perform in?
One of the most obvious rebuttals could be an embodiment in 2022’s Shazam 2. 2019’s Shazam was expected to emphasise a cameo from Cavill. Regrettably, due to Cavill’s Superman status standing up in the atmosphere and his blocked agenda, the cameo had to be hauled off with a body double. Now, with Cavill’s appearance being more feasible than ever, it's possible that he could appear alongside Zachary Levi’s Shazam. Whether it be via another cameo or supporting character is still too ahead to determine. But, to have the two combatants clash side-by-side would be zilch short of an astounding show.
Another opportunity for Cavil”s return could be The Flash, also steadfast to dock in 2022. Besides Justice League, whether you like it or not, already authenticating a bond between Cavill’s Superman and Ezra Miller’s Flash – the authorisation substance for the movie could lead to Cavill’s embroilment. Director Andy Muschietti has fortified that the cinema will toil as an adaptation of the offensive comic paperback's storyline Flashpoint. The tale features an alternative DC Universe designed by Barry Allen’s escapades with time travel. Superman impersonates a shielding role, as in the Flashpoint cosmos, Kal-El is taken hostage by the US administration following his landing on earth. Cavill returning to play this substitute variant of Superman may seem out of the left-field, but it’s still a probability nevertheless.
Whether or not we see Cavill return in any one of these projects, we are seeing him back in costume next year in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, exclusive to HBO Max. With the release of this long-awaited venture and the potential reception, it’s quite possible that it could impact Cavill’s future in the DCEU. If Zack Snyder’s Justice League does well both critically and financially, it could further lead into the development of a direct Justice League sequel. There might not be a more perfect avenue for Cavill’s Superman to prominently stars as a leading hero.
Although a Man of Steel sequel is not expected at the moment, it could be a hazard eventually. It solely depends on Cavill’s agenda. He is currently wholly concentrated on The Witcher, which had a very triumphant first season. It has now commenced taping on its following season, although production is currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A return to filming is intended sooner rather than later. The extended filming calendar, as well as the comparatively expeditious disputes between craft, doesn’t transmit many opportunities for Cavill to star in a Superman film. When The Witcher desists, an immediate Man of Steel sequel could have a fortune, but it’s obvious that Netflix has long-lasting projections for the series. The possibilities of Cavill exiting the program, when it is proven to be a flourishing supplement to his resume, are also extremely low to non-existent. Thus, Man of Steel doesn’t seem like its getting the same franchise treatment as its successors anytime soon.