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Henry Cavill wants to play Superman again – and soon if 'certain people' give the greenlight

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Apr 26, 2018, 1:23 PM EDT

Henry Cavill doesn't need X-ray vision to see the Man of Steel's future looks bright.

Making the media rounds this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the actor hinted that he might be reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman in theaters much earlier than anticipated – that is, if "certain people" get their act together to make it happen.

"I can’t answer that definitely right now," Cavill told Fandago, "but I’m hoping sooner rather than later. I've been talking to certain people, and hopefully we're gonna start talking to other people who are responsible for making those calls, and we shall see."

Presumably by "other people" Cavill is referring to executives at Warner Bros. and DC who have yet to announce Man of Steel 2 or any other big screen appearance for the Last Son of Krypton ever since he came back from the dead in last fall's underwhelming Justice League.

Despite corralling together some of DC's most iconic superheroes, the movie received mixed reviews and stands as the lowest grossing entry in the DC Extended Universe.

Cavill, of course, made his debut in the cape battling General Zod in 2013's Man of Steel, which is the highest-grossing Superman solo outing to date. He then followed that up with 2016's largely disastrous Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which took a drubbing from the critics.

While rumors have been circulating that Supe might turn up opposite Dwayne Johnson in a long-in-development Black Adam movie, the more likely destination for Kal-El until Man of Steel 2 is announced might be Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi. Especially after Cavill's manager, Dany Garcia, posted a Twitter pic teasing a silhouette image of what looks to be a profile of her star client in his Superman outfit on a film set.

As it stands, Shazam! is currently filming in Toronto and the two DC strong men have been known to mix it up with each other in the comics, so a cameo wouldn't be out of the question.


And stoking the idea further, that film's director, David F. Sandberg, trolled fans last year by tweeting a page from a fake Shazam! script featuring the big blue boy scout dropping in on Shazam's alterego, Billy Batson.