Henry Cavill Might Be Starring in the Long-Awaited “Man of Steel 2”

Henry Cavill Might Be Starring in the Long-Awaited “Man of Steel 2”

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Henry Cavill as Superman, 2016. /© Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a new Superman movie — maybe! A “Man of Steel” sequel is in the works at Warner Bros. Discovery, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In an Oct. 17 article discussing the company’s plans for the DC Comics Universe on screen going forward, the outlet revealed that the company has an “intense desire” to bring back Henry Cavill as Superman in a project that would “essentially be ‘Man of Steel 2.'” The movie is being produced by Charles Roven and currently looking for a writer. POPSUGAR reached out to Warner Bros. Discovery for comment but did not immediately hear back.

Cavill debuted as Superman, aka Clark Kent, in 2013’s “Man of Steel,” the only solo film for his version of the character. He reprised the role officially in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” 2017’s “Justice League,” and 2021’s “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has also left major hints that Cavill’s Superman will appear at the end of the forthcoming “Black Adam” film, and he’s been vocal about the fact that he wants the “Black Adam” sequel to be a face-off between Black Adam and Superman.

There’s also another Superman movie in the works from the studio, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie would be written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and introduce a Black Superman. J.J. Abrams is a producer on the project, and the movie would be unrelated to the other DC superhero movies, similar to 2019’s “Joker.”

All in all, it’s an exciting (and mildly stressful) time to be a Superman fan. It seems there could be multiple Superman-focused movies coming in the near future, and we can’t wait to see them. For now, if you’re looking to see what Cavill’s up to, there’s “Enola Holmes 2” in November and his appearance in 2023’s spy thriller “Argylle,” which also stars Dua Lipa and Ariana DeBose.