I recently discovered an awesome podcast called “The Fanboy” which did an episode on the state of Superman in movies which THOROUGHLY blew me away. The podcast is connected to the Revenge of the Fans website and is hosted by a Mario-Francisco Robles, who happens to be a huge Superman fan and knows his stuff! What really impressed me most was 1) His knowledge of what makes the character great was absolutely spot on, and 2) (which you cannot get elsewhere as much these days) he seems to know people in the movie business behind the scenes who give him tidbits of scoops about stuff. While I can’t say I know what’s going on in the industry that is not discussed publicly, it sounded extremely credible and apparently he has a good track record for breaking news. In other words…
I almost jumped out of my shoes completely when Mario mentioned that, although no one is ready to announce anything yet, contract negotiations are very much underway between Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. to play Superman again in a sequel to Man of Steel! Not only that, apparently both sides really want to and expect to make it work!! What we are not hearing right now is stuff like “the studio wants to wait and see how Aquaman and Shazam do first,” or “it will happen in 2027 after Wonder Woman 5” etc. Although nothing is conclusive and it sounds like hammering out a contract may still take a while, the fact that the DCEU (or whatever it’s called these days) is not being rebooted and Henry will get another shot is awesome in my book. As I’ve said before, I think he’s a great choice to play Superman, and think he deserves a shot at a really good movie.
Mario also diagnoses what’s been wrong with the Superman movies the last TWENTY (!) years and how the studio just can’t get it together and what he feels is lacking. I agreed with every word said, and that’s something that is rare for a comic book fan to say. 😉
The podcast can be found here: https://revengeofthefans.com/2018/07/27/the-fanboy-waiting-on-superman/
Check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think!