One thing notably missing from the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at Comic Con last weekend was updates on the progress of either a “Man of Steel” sequel or Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” project.
Now, a week on, a quote from DC Films President and acclaimed comic book writer Geoff Johns has emerged discussing where things stand in regards to more outings with Henry Cavill as Superman on screen. Basically don’t hold your breath.
Speaking with Collider, Johns is aware of the growing demand for another Superman film, especially with the more upbeat and optimistic version of the character seen in the last act of “Justice League”. However, he’s still playing coy on offering an update, telling the outlet:
“Look, working with [DC Films president] Walter Hamada and [Warner Bros. President and CCO] Toby [Emmerich] over there at [Warner Bros.], they feel the same way. Everyone loves Superman and knows how important Superman is. It’s not in my wheelhouse now to really say anything beyond that but… I got into this business because of Superman: The Movie, because Dick Donner directed what I think is still an amazing superhero film but an amazing film – it’s an American film, it’s a classic.”
Cavill has previously indicated he’d love to see the “Superman: For Tomorrow” storyline adapted into a film. For now, he’s busy promoting “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and has discussed with Yahoo another franchise he’s open to hop onboard for – the James Bond films:
“I would love to do it of course. I think Bond would be a really fun role. It’s British, it’s cool. I think that now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well . . . It would be fun for me to actually take what I’ve learnt on this and carry it through to a movie like Bond.”
35-year-old Cavill was previously up for the 007 role over a decade ago, but was deemed too young at the time (he was 22), the role ultimately going to a then 37-year-old Daniel Craig who will reprise it for a fifth and final time when production begins on the next Bond film at the end of the year.