Even though he’s kind of the central character in the DC cinematic universe, and the only one to have so far had an actual movie released, it still feels as though Henry Cavill’s Superman is getting the short end of the stick.
Whilst Warners talks about all the other heroes getting their own standalone films, even Affleck’s Batman, there has been little talk of a standalone “Man of Steel” sequel. Cavill and director Zack Snyder have previously said that though the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a sort of sequel to “Man of Steel,” they will give Cavill’s Kal-El his own film again sometime in the future.
Speaking with EW, Cavill says he thinks cracking the character is tough which is why the plan is to expand this ‘universe’ first before going back to the character more:
“There’s plenty of time for individual Superman sequels. He’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories.”
Cavill is slated to reprise the role in not just next year’s ‘Dawn of Justice’ but the two part “Justice League” film in 2017 and 2019.