Henry Cavill says long-awaited ‘Justice League’ project ‘won’t be right away’

Here are some new photos of Henry Cavill at LAX yesterday. He looks good in white, right? From the looks of things, Henry got swarmed by fans and paparazzi in a big way at LAX, which could be a preview of things to come for Henry. The only thing I would change about him is that cheeseball pinkie ring. WTF? What is that?

Anyway, now that Man of Steel is raking in big money – it’s already made more than $400 million domestically and internationally – there are more questions about sequels to Man of Steel (I believe they’re already in the works) and the long-gestating Justice League project. I’ve been hearing about this Justice League project for years – so much so, I tend to think it’s a massive fan-boy pipe dream. But now that Man of Steel is a legitimate hit, Justice League might be closer to getting made. Except that Henry isn’t really interested in it now.

In a recent interview with ABC News, “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill said that the long-gestating “Justice League” film, reportedly in the works due to the success of the recent Superman and Batman reboots, will not be made anytime soon.

Warner Bros. is aiming to replicate the success of Marvel’s “Avengers” template, which grossed 1.5 billion dollars worldwide in addition to spawning successful franchises for Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.

Cavill however, notes an important difference between the Marvel superheroes and DC characters that make “Justice League” a more difficult project to pull off.

“Justice League could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real world universe, real-world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that.It has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won’t be right away. I hope it’s not, anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another,” Cavill said.

Cavill seemed open to donning the cape again for a Justice League film, despite his concerns.

“I think it would be great to do, but I don’t think it’s around the corner.”

Warner Bros. has not officially attached a writer or director to a Justice League film, though writer David S. Goyer and director Zack Snyder are rumored to be involved in some capacity.

“Man of Steel” has grossed almost $400 million worldwide since its release.

[From Variety]

In case you’re not a fan-girl or fan-boy, the original Justice League superheroes are: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash Gordon, Green Lantern and Aquaman. There were more added in later years. The main three that would be involved in any Justin League film would be Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. And many think Gina Carano – Henry’s girlfriend – would be a good Wonder Woman, and that she wants to be Wonder Woman in her own franchise or a possible Justice League ensemble. Anyway… I don’t think it’s going to happen any time soon, this Justice League project. I think it’s far more likely that they’re just going to concentrate on Man of Steel sequels and a possible Wonder Woman film. And you know what? I would down with Gina playing Wonder Woman. Gina kicks ass.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Mac says:

    He is gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing his next few movies away from Superman and the Justice league. Also, I would love to be his Wonder Woman.

  2. lisa2 says:

    He has a man of steel sticker on his phone; saw it on another site.
    It would have been nice if he had signed a few autographs. but anyway.

  3. Vee says:

    The pinky ring is a family crest ring I believe, he has worn it for years.

    He is right about a Justice League movie, the proper groundwork needs to be set. I’ll be vey happy with some MOS sequels for now. :)

  4. Lemony says:

    Oh Kaiser, thank you thank you for the Cavill post! I’ve been lurking all morning wondering if you had any new pics of him!
    Sigh. He does look really good in white.
    Damn, I’ve gone full Cavill-eir Cavillooney.

  5. OhDear says:

    The pinky ring’s an old money English thing – likely a family crest.

    He’s killing me with the indoor sunglasses thing, though.

  6. V4Real says:

    Justice League probably won’t work until the reboot of Batman. It is unlikely that Bale will return and you can’t just throw in anyone as Bruce Wayne. The new Batman will need some character development for sure.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      You’re right Bale won’t do it. Nolan’s Batman can’t exist in the same world as the JL. Everyone knows Batman inside out by now though so actually I think you almost could throw in almost anyone as Batman, same as with Superman. In my opinion the problem with a JL film is going to be the other members that people are that familiar with.

  7. Mia 4S says:

    Hold off on Justice League. They need a new Batman and Bale is too fresh in everyone’s mind. Then they need to find the right director/producer. I’m not convinced its Zach Snyder, he’s too over the top. Considering also the rather dark things that happen at the end of Man of Steel were Snyder (and one of the writer’s) ideas and Nolan was against it because it was too dark! Think about that, Chris Nolan (who I think is brilliant but certainly not light-hearted) thought they were going too dark?!

    On a shallow note…he’s soooo pretty! ;-)

  8. Miss Kiki says:

    He’s right, unfortunately it’s going to be a long time until we can see a Justice League film on screen. Unless they go down the same route as Marvel did, I don’t know how they’re going to introduce characters that the average Joe might not know, e.g. Flash. Personally I would love for them to include Martian Manhunter but in terms of the whole project, I won’t hold my breath.

  9. Tiffany27 says:

    Justice League? Please. That movie will not be showing up for a very, very long time. I’m a marvel girl anyway. JL will not, cannot top The Avengers.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Oh it could. If they used the right members from the League. Not the ones that will be used for the movie though. I’d take Batman, Superman, and The Flash and drop the rest they are wanting to use.

    • Mia 4S says:

      We should hope it tops the Avengers in quality! (Box office who knows, but unless you are a shareholder who cares about box office?). Also, Wonder Woman over the generic and derivitive Black Widow please! ;-)

      I don’t get that Marvel vs. DC or Star Trek vs. Star Wars nonsense (unless you’re under the age of 12 with nothing better to do). The hope should be every movie whatever the souce is better than the last one. Otherwise, why bother?!

  10. Dutch says:

    Not to get all comic book geek on you Kaiser but it’s “The Flash” not Flash Gordon.

  11. Adrien says:

    Would love to see Selina Kyle included in the story.

  12. evie says:

    I’m already tired of these comic book movies.

  13. ncboudicca says:

    He looks very James Bond-ish in those sunglasses. I like it.

  14. Reece says:

    He’s right. The only one of those that are in place is Superman. They need all of the rest to be cast.(No way they’re bringing back Reynolds as Green Lantern. That would be incredibly stupid)

    Some said up post that the ring is a signet ring. I believe he’s old money British. I saw him on Graham Norton I couldn’t believe how posh his accent was/is. I seriously thought it was a joke for a good minute.
    “Pretty” and “Posh” don’t usually go together. lol

  15. lylaooo says:

    i don´t care for the ring! he is hot, sexy, georgeos and adorablee!!
    actually the ring is nice!

    gooossh!! i want him so bad!

  16. Bijlee says:

    The cartoon is on Netflix and is far better than any movie they could do. Everyone should watch it! But be warned they are pretty violent and are targeted towards adults. I think movie execs should try for a batman beyond movie instead.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Ew no on the Batman Beyond. It would be completely dumb for DC to put out a movie that had Terry McGinnis as Batman. Pretty much everyone recognizes Bruce Wayne and his Rogue Gallery, not the future universe and it’s villains. Name power draws people to the film. Batman Beyond was just a completely terribly bastard of DC canonly. They haven’t even had Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain, Barbara Gordon, or Damian Wayne in the movies and they predate Terry with much better storylines.

      I wouldn’t watch another DC movie if they made Batman Beyond into a movie before putting at least a few of the Batfamily members in other movies here and there.

      • Bijlee says:

        O_O Batman beyond was awesome. Terry McGinnis was gorgeous! I loved the cartoon, although I haven’t read those comics, so I have no idea where his storyline went. But I loved the cartoon and the film that came from it. But I am a Bruce timm fan and anything he’s done I enjoy. Except for that travesty that’s the green lantern animated series. Yeah I watch the cartoons wayyy more then I read the comics.

        But i agree that the other memebers of the batfamily should get movies first. I think only Barbara is interesting out of all of them though. Dick Grayson bores me. But that’s just me.

        I don’t think justice league can work as a movie to be honest. But I have my hopes up.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Oh I never said it wasn’t an awesome series XD I enjoyed watching it as a kid and even now. I was just talking about in terms of movies :P They did a cartoon movie which brought back Mark Hamil as The Joker which I recommend fo sho!

      I like Dick in his Young Justice-Nightwing era. They HAVE to include Joker killing Tim with the crowbar if they ever make a movie that features Robin. Cassandra Cain is pretty interesting. She’s the black sheep of the Wayne family, Barbara is good but when Joker paralyzes her and she becomes Oracle I’m more ‘meh’ on her. Though that would bring in the Birds of Prey and I love Black Canary!

  17. pat says:

    Can someone clarify if he comes from a wealthy family? the pinkie ring is soooooooo posh!!!!!!!!

  18. Dommy Dearest says:

    Honestly, they can throw in a different person for Batman. The Nolan films could have been a completely different movie save for the character’s names. Bruce’s story is still the same so there is no real need for a plot developed movie. What they need to do is develop Aquaman since he’s the most ‘misunderstood’ character to people not familiar with the comics.

    Personally I can do without Green Lantern and Aquaman. I’d throw in Martian Manhunter and Black Canary (She actually reforms the JL and turns it into the Justice League of America) though it would be too early for Dinah to come in. Tired of Wonder Woman but I’ll take some Flash. Hawkgirl would be an interesting to character to put in the movie.

    Marvel cranked out the origin stories of everyone except Black Widow and Hawkeye. DC has Batman (Cause ya know, his history is WELL known) and now Superman. Wonder Woman yes but I’m not too sure just how many people know her back story and all that jazz. Marvel has the better universe and the better characters mostly.

    I just don’t have my hopes up for a JLA movie though I would totally see it. I started out as a DC girl but in my teenage years I drifted to Marvel.

    • Dutch says:

      You’d have to have at least a second Superman movie to establish that there are problems of either magnitude or volume that he can’t handle himself. Maybe have Clark keeping tabs on the rise of metahuman activity or something. Wonder Woman would need her own film to explain her origins. Batman would be the real problem. The Batman of the Nolan films wouldn’t work because Bruce Wayne is broke and presumed dead. I don’t think you’d have to do a whole movie reintroducing him, but it would have to be a Batman/Bruce outside the Nolan universe. The rest you can add without their own movies. Use a non-Hal Jordan human GL. Anyone else you could being them in the same way as X-Men First Class.

      Cavil did hit on the most important point of how do you introduce a situation so dangerous that it requires all these god-powered heroes to come together while still keeping it still grounded in at least a little reality.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        I haven’t seen the new movie but I hear there is an Easter Egg of Aquaman in it! I’d rather them go ahead and have Hal killed and they incorporate Thaal during his green lantern streak. But then I liked him so much more when he was leading his Yellow Corps.

        Darkseid should come in either for the JL movie or the end of the second Superman. I’m not sure who his villain is in the first one and I can pretty much say it’s not Lex. I remember him being behind the scenes for a bit before he fully came out as Superman’s enemy. Which I can see happening in Superman 2 what with the kryptonite weakness and Lex’s ability to find it.

        They should just have the new Bruce make a cameo in the second Superman since he’s already known and then they could go from there with that universe. Ugh First Class… I’m just not even counting anything that has to do with that franchise as an actual correct movie. While First Class was better than the other three, cuse me four counting Wolverine Origins, I was still facepalming so hard with Havok.

        I was happy with the casting of Cavill for Clark. I watched him in The Tudors and even in that role he possessed the quiet, calm, and put together that is often thought of with Supes. I’m so very excited to see the movie!

  19. Maria_Spain says:

    I saw m.o.s last weekend and im totally cavilloney right now :D , thinking on watch the tudors for the first time :p

  20. Andrea says:

    I would love a Wonder Woman solo movie but would be furious if Carano was anywhere near it. She is a horrible actress with no sense of grace or majesty. They need an actual actress with natural beauty. Carano, with all her plastic surgery and horrible acting, isn’t it.

    Really don’t get the appeal of her at all. Is it bc she punches people? Is that what it takes these days? Not a fan.