It seems that most of Hollywood has been busily attending parties and awards show events over the past week, and the Man Of Steel Henry Cavill is no exception. The difference is that the Superman actor is privy to some of the most sought-after information in town, thanks to the highly anticipated Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which is now in post-production. As demonstrated at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, when director Zack Snyder presented a tiny snippet of the upcoming movie, the appetite for news on the project is only increasing.
So, it came as no surprise on the red carpet of a BAFTA LA event, when members of the press broached the subject with the Batman V Superman star, as reported by Games Radar. More surprising was his willingness to discuss it.
“It’s Zack Snyder, so it’s going to be a visual spectacle. And it’s cinematic history. We’re doing Batman and we’re doing Superman, and it’s all happening at the same time. So, fingers crossed it turns out to be as exciting as I think it is.”
When asked if he found himself offering advice to Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, who was initially subjected to a hefty internet backlash on announcement of his casting as Batman, Cavill dismissed the suggestion, heaping praise on his Batman V Superman co-star.
“We’re talking about Ben Affleck here. I don’t need to give him any advice. The guy’s a legend. He does his own thing. He’s great. He’s fantastic.”
Speaking to The Anglophile Channel, Cavill discussed his hopes that Batman V Superman will be one of many further chances for him to play the Superman character.
“I love the character. I love working with Warner Bros and what they’re doing with it, so fingers crossed I’ll be able to tell the story for many, many years to come.”
The film, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con as a sequel to Man Of Steel, and is due to be released on March 25, 2016. It is intended to set the stage for the expansion of a DC cinematic universe, in the same vein as that which Marvel has successfully developed over the past seven years. As such, the film will see Cavill reprise his role as Superman, with Ben Affleck starring in the role of Batman. Gal Gadot will appear as the first ever live action depiction of Wonder Woman in cinema, with Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. All three of those additional characters are set to have their own solo movies over the next five years.
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