Reporting from Krypton: Smallville may be back with a reboot, and a new Superman too. Henry Cavill, we are looking at you. Read on to find out more.
Superman hasn’t thrown away his cape yet! Henry Cavill might be the new Superman in the upcoming Smallville reboot. Cavill did not have his work cut out for him when he entered the superhero-verse. He had some amazing predecessors who delivered great performances as the Man of Steel.
Cavill had quite a challenge before him when he took up the role of Superman, and here we are today, head over heels for him!
- Henry Cavill is the best Superman Ever
- Cavill reacts on Superman rumours
- Smallville reboot to star Cavill?
The best Superman ever
It goes beyond saying that there’s no one better suited to play Superman than Henry Cavill after Christopher Reeve. Cavill’s features, along with his acting prowess, are synonymous with everything that is Superman.
What makes Cavill’s portrayal of Superman so perfect is the fact that his version is imperfect.
He feels, and is flawed, just like any other human being. He shows his insecurities, fears, and weaknesses, which in a way makes him more realistic and tangible. Henry Cavill as Superman is also the closest to the comic books’ version in terms of features and physique.
If you don’t believe us, maybe you’d believe Joss Whedon. Whedon claimed Cavill as the best Superman since Reeve in a Twitter post. He wrote, “Cavill is a GREAT Superman – definitely the best since Reeves, and could take the top spot with the right material/barber.”
Fans have loved Cavill as the Man of Steel and would definitely like to see him more. A fan wrote on “Reddit”, “Cavill in an All-Star Superman adaptation (loose or close) would be amazing. He has the charm.”
Well, we wouldn’t argue there! Henry Cavill deserves better after the DC fiasco and may be the Smallville reboot would salvage that.
Cavill on Superman rumours
Fans have been going gaga over recent rumours that reported Cavill being involved in negotiations with the Warner Brothers for the renewal of his role as Superman. On the contrary, Cavill was quick to dismiss these rumours although he seemed excited at the thought. He told “Variety”,
“They get wilder and wilder by the day. The amount of speculation, the stuff I read on the Internet, is extraordinary and sometimes frustrating…Like, “No, that’s not the case. That hasn’t happened, and that conversation isn’t happening.” But the important thing is that people are excited about it, and I think it’s important to be excited about a character like Superman. Superman is a fantastic character. If people are chatting about it, and even if they’re making stuff up, it’s okay, because that means they want to see the character again. And in an ideal world, I would absolutely love to play the character again.”
Self-admittedly, Cavill is one of the biggest fans of Superman and wants to play more of the role.
He said, “I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation. When you meet children, they don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that. Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”
Certainly, Cavill’s passion and dedication for the role would be the added bonus to the Smallville reboot.
Smallville reboot to have Cavill as Superman
Truth be told, as powerful as Tom Welling’s performance has been in Smallville, Cavill is much more suited as both Clark Kent and Superman. Smallville is not yet talking a reboot, although had it been, we know Henry Cavill would be up for it.
He said, “The cape is still in the closet. It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. 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.”
We agree. Henry Cavill has much more to offer as Superman and we would not let him go just yet. Would you like to see him as Superman in a reboot of Smallville? Share your views in the comments box.