Henry Cavill Thinks Justice League Needs Lead In Movies, Zod Wants To Fight Aquaman, And More
Next week the Man of Steel finally flies into theaters, to the delight of fanboy and fangirls around the globe. As we mark the final few days off the calendar, we’re getting our last real media push for the Zack Snyder directed film. The cast recently took part in a press junket where they got grilled with all manner of questions. One of the better video packages out there is from Jake The Movie Guy. Jake set down with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Zack Snyder. He covered all the bases. You can watch the full video below, but a few things deserve being pointed out. Slight spoiler warning on the Zack Snyder section of the interview. It’s the third paragraph down. Read on at your own risk.
Superman is going to do well at the box office. That’s a given. DC have stated in no uncertain terms that a lot of their movie plans hinge on just how much money Superman can scoop up. With that being said, a lot of people are already looking forward to a Justice League movie. We’ve heard it is in development and that it’s having problems. The question was pitched to Henry Cavill how he would go about setting up a Justice League movie if Warner Bros. came to him for advice. It seems the actor wants to follow the method set up by Marvel:
If Warner Bros. were to come to me and say ‘ok cool, we’re planning this how do you want to do it?’ You’d have to introduce various characters so it’s not just BAM! the world is full of god-like superheroes. You’d have to find them and introduce them through various movies. Then bring them all together with a major threat that happens. Whether that threat be Doomsday or Brainiac or whatever, we don’t know. There’d have to be a lot more storyline to have the audiences be ok with an introduction to say Brainiac or Doomsday.
Michael Shannon will bringing Zod back to the big screen. We don’t know if he’ll make it out of Man of Steel alive, but he was asked what member of the Justice League he’d like to fight if given the opportunity. Before the question was even finished he shouted out his answer:
Aquaman. Zod versus Aquaman. No, I’ve been wondering when are they going to make…have they ever made an Aquaman movie? [Jake explains the Entourage Aquaman movie spoof as the closest its ever gotten] That’s funny. I mean ultimately it would be Zod versus like a bunch of sea creatures that Aquaman talked to while Aquaman is hiding in the corner.
When it came time to talk to director Zack Snyder, the Justice League talk gets serious again. There are a couple of Easter Eggs in the film, but there is one that could have larger implications. Zod will crash into a satellite sometime during the film. That’s not a big deal until you notice that the satellite in question has a Wayne Enterprises logo. Snyder was asked if that indicated all these heroes live in the same world. He admitted it was just something fun he wanted to do, but it could mean something:
Yes, there is a Wayne Enterprises logo on the satellite. It’s a nod of the head and a tribute. I wanted to do something, for me, that acknowledges the amazing partnership and friendship I have with Chris. I wanted that in the movie somehow. There are a couple of other little things in the movie that point to the potential for a… sort of DC expansion. Our main focus and our main goal was to get Superman to work. I don’t even know what it means to be honest, having those things in there, other than to say ‘yeah those things are in there.’
The director reiterated Cavill’s sentiments saying that you can’t jump right in to Justice League after Man of Steel. WB seems to be wanting to make Justice League pretty soon, but Cavill and Snyder want to build the world up before uniting the team. It will be interesting to see how it plays out after Man of Steel opens. I’m sure Cavill and Snyder will gain a lot of clout. Do you think Snyder and Cavill will get their way?
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