Henry Cavill returns as Superman in stunning new Man of Steel 2 poster

DCEU fans have been calling for Henry Cavill to return as Superman in Man of Steel 2 and this epic image highlights why.

Henry Cavill’s Superman has been in the hearts and minds of DCEU fans for a long time now. The actor first played the role back in 2013’s Man of Steel – the movie that, unbeknownst to us at the time, launched the DC Extended Universe – before he reprised said role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Critical response to the DCEU’s direction resulted in a complete creative overhaul, with Warner Bros. abandoning the “Endgame” approach that Marvel took and instead slowly building their world through a series of standalone movies. This resulted in the decision to scrap a number of elements that were early fixtures of the DCEU.

The fate of Henry Cavill’s Superman has remained up in the air ever since. But that hasn’t stopped fans from calling on Warner Bros. to give them that long-awaited Man of Steel 2 they have been asking for for years. It has also resulted in some impressive fan art, with artists posting their own posters and imagery for the sought-after sequel.

What Henry Cavill might look like as Superman in Man of Steel 2

In honor of Henry Cavill’s birthday, digital artist spdrmnkyxxiii posted some jaw-dropping artwork with the caption “Holding onto Hope”. The fan poster features Cavill’s Superman standing triumphantly against the Metropolis cityscape as the sun illuminates his face.

The caption and the costume’s more traditional-looking colors could be a reference to the fact that the DCEU Superman finally regained some of that hope the character is renowned for in his latest DCEU apperance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

However, it could also be a reference to the fact that fans are holding out hope for Man of Steel 2 – something that feels more relevant now than ever given the recent developments in Superman’s big-screen future. And clearly the artist’s followers agree as an abundance of comments below the incredible concept art are calling for the sequel to happen.

Is Henry Cavill still going to play Superman in Man of Steel 2?

It’s unknown whether Henry Cavill will return to play Superman in the DCEU. Even after eight years, Man of Steel 2 has not been confirmed. Recent reports suggested that he was in talks to make future appearances in the DCEU but it did not specify the extent of those appearances or whether they would be cameos or not.

The recent release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the announcement of J.J. Abrams’ Superman reboot have both renewed discussion around Cavill’s future in the DCEU, but it’s clear that there is still a large number of fans who want him to reprise the role in a Man of Steel sequel.

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