With DC blockbuster Justice League zooming towards our screens this Friday we've rounded up all your essential superhero news...
Henry Cavill promises "true" Superman for Justice League
This will be British star Cavill's third go at the iconic superhero following 2013's Man of Steel and 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Intriguingly, Superman died at the end of the latter film, and the internet is aglow with theories as how he's returned for Justice League, on release this Friday. Nevertheless Cavill is promising his first proper interpretation of the character.
"It’s very, very surreal. This is a wonderful job. I love my job, especially when I’m playing Superman, but sometimes you do start to feel the wear and tear of a long day. There was one point where I was standing in one of the huge green screen sets – which can be quite draining in itself, because it’s a very bright, aggressive green – and I was standing there at the top of these big stairs, thinking how hungry I am, and looking forward to getting to bed…and then I had this moment when I suddenly realised that Cyborg, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman were all standing there, and it looked so fantastic. All of a sudden, my tiredness slipped away. I wasn’t hungry any more. I just wanted to live in this moment and remember that I’m doing the thing that I wanted to do as a kid. I’m essentially playing Super Heroes, but as real as it gets as an adult. I’m very thankful for that kind of thing."
Cavill adds: "Geoff Johns and I have been delving into the history of the character to get to the core of who Superman is. This is the first time we see the true Superman. The Superman who is confident, and sure, and full of hope and joy."
Ben Affleck hints at the end of his Batman
Although Batman v Superman drew criticism for its murky tone and convoluted plotting it was generally accepted that Ben Affleck acquitted himself well as a far more tormented Bruce Wayne. Nevertheless speculation has since been rife as to how long he'll last in the role, further fuelled when he left the director's chair for upcoming solo movie The Batman.
That role was subsequently occupied by War for the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves and reports followed that the role was looking to be recast. Back in July at San Diego Comic Con Affleck himself dismissed speculation that he was leaving the role of the Caped Crusader, but some recent comments made to USA Today have complicated the issue again.
Affleck says that although he's yet to officially sign on for The Batman, in his words it's "something I’m contemplating". The actor then said: "You don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it."
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Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller name their ideal Justice League 2 villains
With Justice League out this Friday two of its stars are already looking ahead to the next instalment. Gadot and Miller aka Wonder Woman and The Flash, respectively, have been chatting to The Toronto Sun about which antagonists they'd like to take the place of Justice League baddie Steppenwolf, played by Ciaran Hinds.
"I think I can speak for everyone in the League when I say that we’re extremely excited by the prospect of continuing this journey," says Miller. "We don’t really know for sure, and we’re usually the last people to find out, but … each of the heroes in this movie has specific nemeses, and I think seeing some incarnation of the Injustice League (which includes Lex Luthor, Joker, Deathstroke and more) would be something that DC fans would be pretty stoked about."
Gadot adds: "There’s so many good villains in the DC universe, but I would love to fight Cheetah. She’s a girl and that could be very interesting."
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