Though there’s been a push for it from fans, there’s still no word as to whether Warners will pursue a “Man of Steel” sequel. Actor Henry Cavill has admitted in recent months that he’ll happily stick with the Superman role for the near future, and seems keen on the idea of a direct “Man of Steel” sequel.
One of his co-stars however, Laurence Fishburne who played Perry White in the films, says he has no idea if there is a future for him in those films post-“Justice League”. Speaking with Den of Geek, he says:
“I don’t think I’m still on call. I was, unfortunately, unable to go do some work on what turned out to be the Justice League movie. I don’t know that I need to go back or if they’ll have me back or not, but I was grateful to have been a part of it. I loved working with Zack, I think he makes an incredible superhero movie. I’m just excited to be a part of [Ant-Man] now.”
Cavill meanwhile seems sick of people asking about the film with film journalist Erik Davis reporting that when he asked Cavill about a “Man of Steel 2” during the earliest press rounds of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” this past week, the actor jokingly responded: “it’s highly likely we will see another Superman movie somewhere between 2019 and 2045.”
Separately he tells Square Mile that the “Superman For Tomorrow” comic storyline is one of his faves and one he’d like to see adapted someday:
“I would definitely like to tell a story like that. There’s an opportunity to keep on telling Superman stories, and getting them exactly right. Showing the things like hope and joy and that wonderful power of his to make people believe in themselves.
More details about the future of film adaptations of DC Comics are expected to be revealed at the Warner Bros. Pictures Comic-Con presentation in San Diego next Saturday.