Henry Cavill Says ‘Justice League’ Is Not ‘Around the Corner’

'Man of Steel' star wary of the DC superhero adaptation happening anytime soon.

In a recent interview with ABC News, “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill said that the long-gestating “Justice League” film, reportedly in the works due to the success of the recent Superman and Batman reboots, will not be made anytime soon.

Warner Bros. is aiming to replicate the success of Marvel’s “Avengers” template, which grossed 1.5 billion dollars worldwide in addition to spawning successful franchises for Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.

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Cavill however, notes an important difference between the Marvel superheroes and DC characters that make “Justice League” a more difficult project to pull off.

“Justice League could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real world universe, real-world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that.It has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won’t be right away. I hope it’s not, anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another,” Cavill said.

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Cavill seemed open to donning the cape again for a Justice League film, despite his concerns.

“I think it would be great to do, but I don’t think it’s around the corner.”

Warner Bros. has not officially attached a writer or director to a Justice League film, though writer David S. Goyer and director Zack Snyder are rumored to be involved in some capacity.

“Man of Steel” has grossed almost $400 million worldwide since its release.

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  1. I have been working on a script the could have great shot as the Justice leage film. If anyone out there knows david goyer have him get a hold of me

  2. K_Will says:

    If DC was smart they’d follow the game plan Marvel created and establish most of the team first before trying to do a Justice League movie.

  3. Stating the obvious, there is a dearth of creativity in the motion picture industry. That said:

    The paradigm for the unqualified success of a comic-book character in a stand-alone film with no established franchise, a superhero unfamiliar to the majority of general film audiences with “powers” sufficiently abstruse for the average popcorn-eater — yet a movie that worked, and worked extremely well…is IRON MAN.

    Between the period of May 2008 and January 2010, the film had been observed as the best-reviewed motion picture; this, after considering all of the above. But how could it be? Because the movie was smart in every conceivable way that any movie can be.

    Henry Cavill’s opinions notwithstanding, a Justice League movie imbued with the proper production acumen could accomplish what few films like the seminal IRON MAN had achieved. And without that blessed trinity of director Zack Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan and writer David Goyer to indemnify its post-release against failure.

    Thinking “out of the box” (as with IRON MAN) while avoiding the heedlessness that pervades the culture of the Hollywood film industry — that monstrous waste of money — makes Justice League not only do-able but also do-able in short order.

    A creative artist is a person of limited experience with unlimited imagination.

  4. Shawn says:

    Justice league will only be successful if Christine Bale is back as Batman. It only makes sense! Why would they reboot batman and insult all movie going fans when bale’s batman was outstanding, we all loved and has made a boat load of money?!? Snyder, Nolan and
    Goyer can spin a script to incorporate bale’s version of batman and cavill’s superman in the realistic setting that they started creating in the Dark Knight Trilogy.

  5. Julian Tyler says:

    I think ‘Justice League’ has a lot of potential. Justice League could be a reboot of all or parts of the entire DC/WB comic book world. Then they could each have a spin off movie. But I agree, you shouldn’t do it unless it’s going to be really good.

    • You’re absolutely right: the most cost-effective, economically feasible approach for Warner Bros. to financially manage risk of doing a stand-alone feature film of, say, Wonder Woman is to spin her off of the Justice League experience, a showcase that will give moviegoers a chance to get excited about who she is and what she can do. (Although, if the WB is really smart about it, they will have Wonder Woman featured in MAN OF STEEL 2 with Batman; surprise the audience in having her show up in the 3rd Act to set up Justice League.)

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