Although the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League' is finally heading to screens in the coming weeks, the future of some of the characters - and the actors who play them - is uncertain.
While Ben Affleck has officially stepped away from the cape and cowl of Batman, Henry Cavill's fate as Superman is much less certain. While the actor has plenty of things on his plate at the moment - 'The Witcher', for example - Superman is a role that is obviously very close to him.
Deadline is reporting that another reboot of the last son of Krypton is underway, with JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot involved and 'Black Panther' scribe Ta-Nehisi Coates working on a screenplay. Other than that, details are being kept tightly closed.
Abrams has had history with the character of Superman in the past. In the early '00s, he wrote a script called 'Superman: Flyby' which saw Superman's father, Jor-El, battling robots on Krypton and lots of very cool stuff that was eventually folded into 'Superman Returns'. In fact, Henry Cavill even screen-tested for 'Flyby', though the role eventually went to Brandon Routh.
This time around, however, Abrams is only involved through Bad Robot. Ta-Nehisi Coates, meanwhile, previously wrote numerous comic-book editions of 'Black Panther' and 'Captain America', some of which were folded into the movie by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan. Not only that, Jordan has been mentioned in the past as a potential replacement for Cavill before.
That said, Deadline's report explicitly states that Cavill is eager to get back into the role at the first available opportunity. Indeed, we've opined in the past that Cavill's been a victim of poor scripts and a director who doesn't know how to grasp at the core of why people love Superman.
There's no denying that Superman has had several so-so cinematic adaptations since Richard Donner's movies in the '70s. Yet on TV, he seems to fare much better. The CW's recently debuted series, 'Superman & Lois', has gone down a treat with fans and critics alike, and who can forget 'The New Adventures of Lois & Clark' from the '90s with Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher?