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Matthew Vaughn Wants to Adapt a Popular Superman Comic With Henry Cavill
Could Henry Cavill return to the role of Superman? It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many fans since the announcement of James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy movie. Now, it seems that there may be a way for Cavill to don the cape once again, thanks to director Matthew Vaughn.
In a recent interview, Vaughn expressed his desire to make a Superman movie set in the Elseworlds universe, a separate continuity from the main DC Universe. He specifically mentioned the Superman: Red Son comic book series as a potential source material for the film.
“I thought Red Son was one of the cleverest comics I’d ever read, and the current world we’re living in, it’s certainly become a lot more relevant because ignorance causes more issues, and I think the more we learn about Russia and the Russian history…Wow, could you imagine remaking Red Son with Henry Cavill? That would be an interesting movie…”
Vaughn has a history of working with Cavill, having directed him in the upcoming spy comedy Argylle. He also has experience in the superhero genre, having helmed Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.
Could Henry Cavill Ever Return As Superman?
While there are no concrete plans for a Superman: Red Son movie at this time, Vaughn’s comments have certainly piqued the interest of fans. It’s clear that he is passionate about the project and that he sees Cavill as the perfect actor to bring Superman to life in this alternate universe.
Of course, whether or not the movie actually happens will depend on a number of factors, including the approval of DC Studios and Warner Bros. But if Vaughn is able to convince them of his vision, then we could be seeing Cavill back in the Superman logo sooner rather than later.
The Elseworlds Brand: A Way for Cavill’s Superman to Return
The Elseworlds brand is a great way for Cavill to return to the role of Superman without interfering with Gunn’s plans for the DC Universe. Elseworlds stories are set in alternate realities, so they don’t have to adhere to the same continuity as the main DC Universe.
This means that Vaughn could make a Superman: Red Son movie without having to worry about how it would affect the events of Superman: Legacy. It also means that Cavill could reprise his role as Superman without having to commit to a long-term contract with DC Studios.
The Legacy of Henry Cavill’s Superman
Whether or not Cavill ever returns to the role of Superman, his legacy as the Man Of Steel will live on. He brought a sense of strength, vulnerability, and hope to the character that resonated with fans around the world.
Cavill’s Superman Movies, Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, were both critical and commercial successes. They helped to usher in a new era for the DC Extended Universe and set the stage for the future of the franchise.
Henry Cavill‘s time as Superman may be over, but his legacy as the Man Of Steel will live on. Fans can still enjoy his performances in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they can hope for a future where he once again dons the cape in an Elseworlds movie.