Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League is rapidly becoming everything those that campaigned for its release were praying it might be. But after Warner Bros. finally announced that the Snyder cut would come to HBO Max in 2021, fans were left wondering whether additional reshoots would prove necessary. During a move that may only increase already considerable, Snyder cut hype, Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are now confirmed to be shooting additional material next month.
In Affleck’s case, this news doesn’t come as an enormous surprise. From an early stage, Cavil has been a prominent supporter of releasing the Snyder’s Justice League (why wouldn’t he think the mustache debacle?), so his reshoots may be happening on a poster hot basis, without having a contractual obligation to play Superman again. It is also possible that the mystery project Cavil and Warner Bros. The Snyder cut could persuade to be Henry Cavill’s Superman swansong.
Although Cavil’s participation in new Justice League material is not any guarantee of his future within the DCEU, the move can still be interpreted as an encouraging sign. Over the past 2 years, Warner Bros. has shown little enthusiasm towards keeping Cavil’s Superman as a lively member of their franchise within the same way that Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa are. Seeing Cavil all over again don the famous “S” could be a positive sign that the actor might not be finished as Clark Kent just yet, whether the Snyder cut exists outside of normal DCEU continuity. It’d be a stretch to assert that Man of Steel 2 is on the cards, but Cavil’s Snyder cut reshoots do perhaps grease the wheels for further appearances, potentially as a part of The Flash’s time-bending madness, or for a cameo in Shazam 2.
If there’s one thing fans have learned about the DCEU’s plans over the past year, it’s that there are not any real plans. A minimum of not any that are not subject to variation.
Zack Snyder is going to be directing Justice League Snyder Cut reshoots next month — with much of the most cast returning, including Henry Cavil and Ben Affleck.
Previous reports showed Zack Snyder’s Justice League would only carry with it edits and lighting tricks work on the fabric neglected of the 2017 theatrical release, which was directed by Joss Whedon.
The reshoots are expected to be minor, so don’t expect new sequences or set-pieces to be transplanted into Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League, which is about to release on HBO Max in four parts next year.
What it means, though, is Henry Cavill returning because the Man of Steel for the primary time since the first Justice League. It’s going to not be a politician comeback — and is unlikely to affect his future with the character a technique or the opposite — but it’s exciting news, regardless. Let’s just hope he’s shaved this point.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (as we’re now calling it, though it should yet get another title) recently unveiled its first full trailer ultimately month’s DC FanDome event. There were also two behind-the-scenes footage in a later teaser.