With all the hype surrounding the upcoming Suicide Squad film and the appearance of Ben Affleck as Batman, little has been said on whether or not Henry Cavill will have a cameo in the movie as Superman.
Although the film will feature a number of guest stars, including Batman in a high-speed car chase with his nemesis The Joker, and even a possible appearance from Aquaman, Superman will not be making a cameo in this one.
Despite Cavill confirming to Metro that he won’t be in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, he did keep open the possibility that his character might be in a sequel.
“I might be!” the Man of Steel star told the outlet, according to Comicbook.com.
Although his comments may excite many fans who are thrilled to see DC expand their Universe, there is no telling when a sequel, if one is actually made, would be completed. As of now, Cavill is starring alongside Affleck in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is set to appear in two future DC Comics Universe films, Justice League: Part One and Part Two.
Despite his absence from the film, Superman will be referenced to some extent in Suicide Squad. In the trailer that was released during 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego, Amanda Waller states that Superman’s actions at the end of Man of Steel caused other superhumans to come out of their hiding places. This is similar to how Iron Man really kicked off things for Marvel, which led to the Avenger’s tackling alien beings in order to save the world.
With that in mind, the DC Universe is set to expand its introduction of villains to include demigods, underwater beings, superhuman speedsters, and other creatures who are both good and evil.
As Superman waits for his next appearance in future DC films, the character will have plenty to deal with in the upcoming Batman v Superman. The movie, which will see Superman fighting both Lex Luthor, Batman, and perhaps even Doomsday, is set to be released on March 25, 2016.
Meanwhile, Suicide Squad is directed by David Ayer and stars Jared Leto (The Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Cara Delevignge (Enchantress), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), and Jai Courtney (Boomerang).
Suicide Squad is set for a later release date than Batman v Superman, and will hit theaters on August 5, 2016.
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