Henry Cavill is in no hurry to do a solo "Superman" film. In a recent discussion with Entertainment Weekly, the actor said that as the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands there will be more Superman stories to tell.
“There’s plenty of time for individual 'Superman' sequels. He’s a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily, rather than the god-like being that we can’t really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories,” he said.
In the comics, Superman has been depicted as a virtually indestructible superhero. He is born as Kal El on the planet Krypton and is brought to Earth, moments after Krypton's destruction. As he grows, he starts using his superhuman ability for the benefit of humanity. His abilities include speed, endurance, longevity, flight, heat vision, freezing breath and others.
Cavill played Superman in 2013’s “Man of Steel,” where he was depicted as a 33-year-old. The film is the origin story and concluded with Superman battling Zod and taking back his job as reporter Clark Kent with the Daily Planet newspaper.
According to Web speculation, the next standalone "Superman" film will be released in 2020, though nothing is confirmed. Meanwhile, Cavill’s Superman will confront Batman (Ben Affleck) in the forthcoming Zack Snyder film “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” It opens March 25, 2016, and also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Other cast members will include Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter.
Snyder is directing from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are the producers. The film will be shown in 2D, 3D and Imax 3D.