It’s unfortunate for the guys that play Superman in a movie that didn’t do so well. While guys like Bryan Singer and Zack Snyder get other chances to direct films (Singer, not so much lately), the guy that dons the cap suffers the most. Henry Cavill is Superman and deserves another chance with someone that knows what the hell to do with the character.
Brandon Routh was the first victim because of the poorly received Superman Returns. While Singer went on to direct other films, Routh was thrown into obscurity because he was the face of the film. Personally, I thought Routh did an amazing job as the Man of Steel, it was just that the movie sucked. That wasn’t the fault of Routh, but Singer. Same can be said for Henry Cavill.
“The cape is in the closet,” Cavill said in Mens’ Health’s December cover story. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honest of the character I wasn’t to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”
Zack Snyder created a shitty Superman character for his bizarre attempt to create a DC Cinematic Universe. While fans have been clamoring for a Snyder Cut, the series was botched from the beginning. None of which were the fault of the actors, it was the fault of Snyder. Making Superman moody, because everyone liked The Dark Knight and take DC characters out of their morality tales and make them gritty.
At this particular moment, Henry Cavill is Superman and deserves to be so. He has the demeanor and the persona to bring the character to life again. However, we need someone behind the scenes that knows how to bring the character to life. Remember, while Man of Steel, BvS, and Justice League was a trailer wreck – the solo movies have done well.
Henry Cavill deserves to be Superman one more time. Whatever Snyder touched turned to shit, and the Snyder cut would only prove that to be true. Give it to someone who loves the true character and let him take to the skies once again.