Henry Cavill Says Superman’s Cape Is In The Closet, But It’s ‘Still Mine’


Only two years have passed since the release of Justice League, but in superhero time, Henry Cavill’s Superman sabbatical feels more like a decade. In a new interview with Men’s Health, the actor made it clear that he has every intention of reprising his signature role, even if DC has yet to announce a film that would give him that opportunity. Cavill is aware of the rumblings that his time in tights has come to an end—and he vehemently disagrees.

“I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on,” he said of the rumours. “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.”

The way Cavill sees it, he has yet to make the iconic Superman movie he always planned to make, even before he landed the role. He calls Man of Steel “a great starting point” (“I don’t think I’d change anything,” he added), but he sees Batman v Superman as “very much a Batman movie” and Justice League as a misfire that simply “didn’t work.” Thus far, there’s no suggestion that a new Superman movie is in the works, but Cavill remains confident that he’ll be back. “The cape is in the closet,” he said. “It’s still mine.”