What on Earth is Henry Cavill doing wearing a Star Wars Jedi costume, you may be wondering? We have director Zack Snyder to thank for creating a small commotion on social media, after he was kind enough to post the Batman v Superman photo, which he dubbed Super Jedi.
First things first, as you may know, Henry is currently in the middle of filming Snyder’s sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Detroit and other areas, so it would be impossible for him to become a part of the much anticipated Star Wars Episode VII. Cavill reprises his role as Superman, from Man of Steel, and will face-off Ben Affleck, who is cast as Batman for the first time in the film franchise’s history.
Unlike others in the business, Zack Snyder doesn’t use Twitter or other social media venues very often as he is immersed in bringing to life this new take on the two classic superheroes, so when those who follow him found this very cool photo of Henry Cavill, they all wondered. What is he up to?
Several theories are floating around, but the most likely one is the one put forth by the website Batman News. It is reported that Snyder is fiercely protective of his production and doesn’t want any leaks. To ensure they don’t happen, he has forced his main cast, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) to wear black robes around set, while they aren’t filming a scene.
As it is, we don’t really think that Henry actually found a lightsaber laying around and posed for the crossover photo, pretending to be a Jedi (as much as Star Wars fans would like that idea). It is more likely that the British actor was photographed wearing his black robe and Snyder had some fun with the pic, and fans of Henry.
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) July 24, 2014
It is pretty cool though, let’s admit it. Perhaps Henry Cavill could be considered for a part in a Star Wars sequel, as there are two more films coming as part of this new trilogy, and several stand alone movies planned in the near future. For now, we will have to enjoy this rare shot that has created a lot of buzz on Twitter and give kudos to the very generous Zack Snyder for having the forethought of sharing the Super Jedi photo with eager fans.
What do you think of the Batman v Superman, Star Wars crossover photo with Henry Cavill as a Jedi?
[Image via Zack Snyder/Twitter]