Henry Cavill spoke to Marc Malkin in a wide ranging interview on Thursday’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket.
Asked whether he was surprised that Justice League’s original director Zack Snyder’s version (commonly referred to as “The Snyder Cut”) would be released after the dismal failure of the Joss Whedon version that hit theaters in 2017, Cavill said, “I don’t know if I’m surprised. With everything that has happened this year, with the lockdown and cinemas having to close and streaming services now being how we are getting our entertainment, it’s not really a surprise. I think it’s one of those things where it’s an opportunity, and I think it’s great that Zack [Snyder] has an opportunity to finally release his vision of [Justice League] and I think that’s really important for a storyteller and a filmmaker. When that doesn’t happen, it’s always a sad occasion. And now Zack has the opportunity, and I’m excited to watch it.”
Cavill also addressed the rumors that he would be returning to the role of Superman he originally portrayed in Man of Steel, “Superman is a fantastic character. If people are chatting about it, and even if they’re making stuff up, it’s okay, because that means they want to see the character again. And in an ideal world, I would absolutely love to play the character again.”
Listen to the whole interview below.