In this random episode of the Superman Confidential podcast, Superman’s current and future movie status is discussed.

Henry Cavill on Superman movies  – Men’s Health

  • “The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine.”
  • “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. 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.”
  • Man of Steel “A great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything.” Batman v Superman? “Very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.” Justice League? “It didn’t work.”

On potential director’s cut of Justice League – July, 2018

  • Yahoo – “So it would be interesting to see what the difference is, but I’d rather focus on the future rather than what’s been.”

J.J. Abrams speculation – Rolling Stone

  • “Abrams just struck a massive production deal with Disney rival WarnerMedia, which could get his hands on Superman, Batman, and the rest of the DC Comics pantheon — there are a notable number of Superman toys among the whimsical decorations downstairs. “We haven’t had those discussions yet,” Abrams says, not quite convincingly.”
  • Abrams developed a script for Superman: Flyby in 2002

Superman movie report – Variety

  • “The studio has less clarity on what to do with Superman, a character who has now been rebooted two different times in the last 13 years, once with Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) and later with Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) without landing on a winning strategy. Superman has also appeared frequently on television, in shows such as “Lois and Clark” and “Smallville,” which has led to some fears at Warners that the market could be over-saturated with hot takes on all things Clark Kent.”
  • In that time, there have been 3 theatrical Spider-Man actors, soon to be 3 Batman actors, Joker x3, 2 versions of the Fantastic Four, Hellboy, and Venom
  • “To help find a way to make Superman relevant to modern audiences, studio brass has been polling lots of high-profile talent. There have been discussions with J.J. Abrams, whose company Bad Robot recently signed a massive first-look deal with the studio, and there was a meeting with Michael B. Jordan earlier this year with the “Creed” star pitching Warners on a vision for the character. However, Jordan isn’t ready to commit to taking on the project since filming doesn’t seem likely to happen for several years and he has a full dance card of projects. Insiders think that a new Superman film is unlikely to hit screens before 2023, given that there’s no script and no director attached.”

Relevant – Action Comics #1000 was #1 selling comic book of 2018, The Death of Superman was #1 DC animated movie in 5 years.

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