Henry Cavill might don a black suit as Superman in “Justice Leauge,” but the character will not exactly take a dark turn.
The upcoming film's producer Deborah Snyder talked to Forbes about the project and Cavill's seemingly “darker” take on the hero. Snyder said she doesn't necessarily think that Cavill's version of Kal-El is dark. The producer maintained that the character is actually more “relatable.”
“I think that's just who we are. People are complex, we're not strictly just the good Boy Scout trying to do good,” Snyder said. “He does want to do good, and I think all of the things Superman represents are who he is, but he also stumbles along the way and learns from it. To me, that's so much more interesting.”
Cavill caused a frenzy when he took to Instagram to share a photo of a black armor. The actor did not say anything about the photo except for using the hashtag “superman.”
Many assumed that Cavill was hinting at his character's arc in the upcoming “Justice League” film. In the “Death of Superman” comic, Kal-El died after fighting against doomsday, according to Cinemablend. He was not gone for long, though. He resurrected a year later with the help of The Last Son of Krypton, but he needed to don a black suit in order to absorb powers from sunlight. The character returned to wearing his iconic red, yellow and blue suit after he regained his strength.
Another theory, as suggested in a report from The Hollywood Reporter, involves a darker take on the character's transformation. The hero once turned bad on paper, in a way. Darkseid made an evil clone of Superman in the 2013-2014 comics. The clone wore a black suit, which was similar to what Cavill posted.
“Justice League” hits theaters Nov. 17, 2017.