HENRY CAVILL Says He's Not Done with SUPERMAN Role

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Henry Cavill isn't done playing Superman - at least if he has anything to say about it. The 36-year-old actor has spoken out, saying he has unfinished business with the Man of Steel role - despite saying that Justice League "didn't work."

The question of what the Superman role means to Cavill and whether he is done playing it is the throughline of a comprehensive new interview with Men's Health covering the actor's entire career. 

"I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role," Cavill told the magazine. "There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see."

In September 2018, The Hollywood Reporter cited an unnamed source working at Warner Bros. who said that Cavill would not be reprising his role as Superman.

In 2017, the L.A. Times reported that Cavill was contracted to play Superman on one more occasion for Warner Bros. after Justice League.

Cavill previously confirmed he had hoped to reprise his role as Superman in Shazam!, but scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible - Fallout precluded him from participating, leading to Zachary Levi's stunt double Ryan Handley standing in as Superman for the film's post-credits scene.

"The cape is in the closet," Cavill says emphatically, echoing a comment his agent made in September 2018 when Cavill's exit was reported. "It’s still mine."

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