Henry Cavill believes that the sequel to ‘Man of Steel’ could take advantage of one of the most controversial sequences in Superman’s film history.
The ‘Man of Steel’ not only marked the beginning of the latest Kryptonian saga, but the entire DC Universe Extended (DCEU). A project of this caliber could not be free of controversy, the final duel being a clear example. In it, Superman is forced to assassinate General Zod to end his wave of destruction, which – for many – represented a direct violation of the essence of the printed hero.
Five years have passed and fans do not forget the technique of a printed hero who has always refused to kill. Perhaps for this reason, Henry Cavill believes that it would be best to return to the sequence and take advantage of it to explain the character’s unbreakable values.
“Zod’s death could lead to the reason why Superman never kills. Not just because his father told him not to do it. He made the decision for himself in an impossible scenario, in which he said ‘I do not care if it is impossible again, I will find a way to make the impossible possible’ “.
The Briton considers that everything would be part of a natural evolution, since “we did not have the opportunity to show the other side, the ‘now I am ready to be Superman and to give the best example to the world’. That’s where the joy and excitement come from, and the character’s sense of warmth, which is their true power – makes people believe in themselves. It was a shame, because it would have been nice and it would have been lovely with all the seriousness and depth of The ‘Man of Steel’. “
‘Justice League’ already showed part of this evolution, with a Superman who ends up delighted with his return to life. He knows that his position is still difficult, but he accepts it gladly because he knows it is the best for everyone.
Should continue on this path, ‘Man of Steel 2’ would still increase the moral dilemmas of Superman . Not only for the chosen villain, but for the very construction of the franchise that will lead to an alliance of villains and the imminent invasion of Darkseid. Will he be able to keep his promises? The history of the comic tells us that it is always possible.
‘Man of Steel 2’ has no director, no release date.